Archibald Paull Burt

1810 - 1879

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Son of George Henry Burt, planter, educated England, Notary Public St Kitts/Anguilla 1835. Visited England 1845, 1860 appointed Civil Commissioner West Australia, Chief Justice of Supreme Court 1861. c 1873 returned to West Indies to try to rescue sugar estates of his early partnership with Francis Spencer Wigley (q.v.).

  2. Archibald Paull Burt has an entry in the ODNB as colonial judge. The entry says that he owned three enslaved people at the time of abolition: Sarah, a washerwoman aged 40; John, a house servant aged 12; and a one year old baby. It makes no mention of the other enslaved people held by his 'trading partnership' with Francis Spencer Wigley.

  3. A detailed biography, covering the Burt family's history in the Caribbean as well as A. P. Burt's life in Western Australia, is by Jane Lydon and Xavier Reader in People Australia.

    See also George Leake (1786-1849) in the entry for George Leake (1796- ): his great-nephew married the daughter of Burt.


  1. McClemans, Sheila, 'Burt, Sir Archibald Paull (1810–1879)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13/08/2012.

  2. Chris Birch, ‘Burt, Sir Archibald Paull (1810–1879)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, May 2008 [, accessed 29 Jan 2014]

  3. Xavier Reader and Jane Lydon, 'Burt, Sir Archibald Paull (1810–1879)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.

Further Information

Louisa Emily Bryan
12 (10 surviving)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (3)

£52 5s 2d
£67 0s 3d
£67 2s 7d

Legacies Summary

Imperial (2)

Civil Commissioner and Chief Justice
Australia: Western Australia 
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Australian Dictionary of Biography...
Australia: Western Australia 
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Organiser of exhibits from Western Australia for the Intercolonial Exibition held in Melbourne in 1866; chairman of the Boys High School, Melbourne; founder member of the Law Library; president of...

Relationships (2)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Western Australia, Australia