Rev. William Godfrey Pollard Burton

1791 - 29th Jul 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Resident clergyman, whose family returned to England after his death. Rector of St Thomas-in-the-Vale, Jamaica, from 18/09/1816 until his death 29/07/1847.

  1. Died at Spanish Town July 29 1847 for 32 years the rector of St Thomas-in-the-Vale; second son of Rev. W. Burton, formerly Rector of Faccombe cum Tangley Hants and afterwards of Falmouth Trelawny Jamaica [and of Harriet Burton (d. 1847)].

  2. Burton's widow Elizabeth R[odon] Burton appears aged 43 in the 1851 census as clegyman's widow and schoolmistress of Tiverton Devon, with nine children aged 7 to 23 all born Jamaica (7 born at Wookey).


T71/855 St Thomas-in-the-Vale nos. 308 and 309.

  1. Gentleman’s Magazine, Deaths – 1847 – July 29. At Spanish Town, Jamaica, the Rev. W. G. P. Burton, for 32 [31] years Rector of St. Thomas in the Vale. He was the second son of the Rev. W. Burton, formerly Rector of Faccombe cum Tangley, Hants, and afterwards of Falmouth Trelawny, Jamaica.‘The Patrician’ edited by John Burke, Esq, author of the ‘The Peerage’ – Vol. III, published 1847 – Deaths – 1847 – Burton, Mrs. Harriet, widow of the late Rev. William Burton, formerly rector of Faccombe cum Tangley, Hants, and afterwards rector of Trelawny, in the island of Jamaica, in the Cloisters, Windsor Castle, aged 78, 11th Feb.

  2. 1851 census online; Jamaican Royal Gazette, Sat, 19 March 1825, p. 23 – Married – At River Head Estate, St Thomas in the Vale, by Rev Lewis Bowerbank, Rev W G Burton to Elizabeth Rodon, eldest daughter of Wm Lord, Esq.

We are grateful to Mary Mill for her help with this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
W.G. Pollard Burton
Elizabeth Rodon Lord (1825)
Church of England

Associated Claims (2)

£699 10s 6d
£29 3s 1d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
This is an inferred relationship only. It is known that Rev. W.G.P. Burton married Elizabeth Rodon, the daughter of a William Lord in Jamaica in 1825, but it is not clear that this was the same...