Margaret Jane Burton

1855–1921 (Age 65)
Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Burton was born on 27 September 1855, in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Burton, was 42 and her mother, Hannah Roberts, was 41. She married James Sharples on 14 October 1876. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Todmorden, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. She died on 9 April 1921, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Margaret Jane Burton
James Sharples
Marriage: 14 October 1876
Elizabeth Hannah Sharples
Joseph Henry Sharples
Margaret Sharples
William Sharples
John Sharples
Ellen Sharples
Rachel Sharples
Richard Sharples
Samuel Sharples
Hannah Sharples
Cicely Sharples
James Burton Sharples
Frederick Sharples
Alice Sharples

Spouse & Children

14 October 1876


  • Elizabeth Hannah Sharples


  • Joseph Henry Sharples


  • Female1881–1944Female

  • William Sharples


  • John Sharples


+9 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 4

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 8

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 23

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Margaret Sharples in household of James Sharples, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Jane Sharples in household of James Sharples, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Maryanna Barton in household of James Barton, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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