CFHS code : BE29a

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : DAVID LINDSEY BURTON d June 26 1877 aged 36 also WILLIAM BURTON his father d Dec 10 1878 aged 76 also AGNES BURTON wife of WILLIAM d April 21st 1883 aged 81

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



William Burton (c.1802 – 10 December 1878)

William was born in Scotland. He married Agnes McClure in Stepney, London on 21st January 1834 and they moved to Cambridge.  They had at least five children, all of whom were born in Cambridge. James [1834-], William [1836-], David Lindsay [1836-c1838], Agnes [1838-] and David Lindsay [1841-1877].

William was a draper and tea dealer.  In 1841 the family were living in New Square, with two drapers assistants and two servants. In 1851 they were living on King Street, and in 1861 at16  Upper Park Street.

In 1871 William and Agnes were living just off Sun Street with a grand-daughter also called Agnes Burton and a lodger. William Burton is described as a draper. William died aged 76 years old in 1878.

Agnes Burton [nee McClure] (c.1802 – 21 April 1883)

Agnes was born in Craigtoun, St Andrews, Scotland. She married William Burton when she was 32 years old.

After the death of her husband she continued to live off Sun Street at Bullen Place.  She was there in 1881 and recorded as an annuitant.  She died in Fulham, London on 21st April aged 81 years old.

David Lindsey Burton (c.1841 – 26 June 1877)

David was born in Cambridge and baptised on 12th May 1850 when he was 9 years old.  He grew up on King Street.

In 1861 he was 20 years old and was living at 1 Tyndale Place, Islington with is brother James who was a sergeant major for the 4th Middlesex Rifle Brigade.  David was working as a cabinet maker.  He returned to Cambridge and was living at 30 Newmarket Road and working as a cashier.  He died in Fulbourn Hospital aged 36 years old, leaving an estate of under £200.

Claire Martinsen

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Agnes Burton; David Lindsey Burton; William Burton