Charles Fisher Burton

???? - 1838

Claimant or beneficiary


Army officer, with his brother Thomas Burton II and other family members, awarded the compensation for the Chiswick estate in St Thomas-in-the-East in Jamaica in his own right and as trustee of James H. Dashwood and uxor. Son of Thomas Burton (1739-1805) and Elizabeth Fisher.

  1. Charles Fisher Burton married Mary Elizabeth Tompson widow of Great Yarmouth by licence 23/02/1828 at Withersdale, Suffolk. Death of Charles Fisher Burton registered Q3 1838 at Yarmouth Norfolk. Will of Charles Fisher Burton of Great Yarmouth proved 15/02/1839. In the will he identified Mary Elizabeth Tompson his present wife and John Lee Farr as his brother-in-law, and instructed his trustees to sell his Jamaica property for the benefit of any children he had with her.

  2. Palmer's Perlustration carries a brief history of the Burton family. It shows Thomas Burton I as one of five sons of John Burton (d. 1755), who had inherited £90,000 from an uncle from a Tellership of the Exchequer. Thomas Burton I married in 1770 Elizabeth Fisher, the daughter of William Fisher of Yarmouth, and lived first at Bracondale Hill, near Norwich, and then at Great Yarmouth, where he died in 1808 [sic] aged 69 [sic] leaving a very considerable fortune comprising estates at Ringstead in Northamptonshire and Chiswick in the Island of Jamaica. Thomas I and Elizabeth Fisher had three sons: (1) Thomas Burton II who lived in Great Yarmouth and died there aged 68 in 1841, and who married Mary daughter of Thomas Watson in 1802 (together they had an only son, Thomas III, sole heir and inheritor of the family estates, who died unmarried in 1857 aged 64 [sic, must be 54]); Charles Fisher Burton, a Captain in the Inniskilling Dragoons; and Frederick, also an army officer who died in 1818 aged 29 unmarried.  [There is no mention of daughters of Thomas Burton I and Elizabeth Fisher, nor any comment on how the Jamaica estate came to the family].


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East claim no. 263.

  1. Suffolk, England Extracted Parish Records Marrriages at Withersdale 1660-1837; FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online]; PROB 11/1906.

  2. Charles John Palmer, Perlustration of Great Yarmouth Vol. II (Great Yarmouth, Nall, 1874) pp. 393-4.  

Further Information

(2) Mary Elizabeth Tompson

Associated Claims (1)

£3,119 10s 10d
Awardee (Trustee)

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
1806 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (3)