William Burton

27 July 1811–12 January 1888 (Age 76)
Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Burton was born on 27 July 1811, in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Burton, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth 'Betsy' Hatch, was 25. He married Jane Dridge on 17 March 1831, in Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 8 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1854 and lived in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 12 January 1888, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Burton
Jane Dridge
Marriage: 17 March 1831
Charlotte Burton
William Burton
Ann Elizabeth Burton
Eliza Burton
Jane Burton
Emma Burton
Kate Burton
Mary Burton
Rosina Dridge Burton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 March 1831Brockenhurst, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 4
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 32
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from a placename 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’.French (northeastern): regional variant of Berton .

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

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    William Burton

    William Burton born 27 July 1811 and Mother Jane Dridge born 13 May 811. They were married 17 March 1829, Brockerhurst, England. Rosena Dridge Burton born Oct 16,1850 in Brockerhurst, Hampshire,Engla …

    Sources (35)

    • William Burton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • John Burton in entry for Charlotte Tufts, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
    • William Burton, "United States Census, 1880"

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