Joseph Burton


1799 Birth  
1801 Baptism
Name Joseph Burton
Gender Male
Baptism Date 05 Apr 1801
Baptism Place Saint Thomas,Dudley,Worcester,England
Father James Burton
Mother Ann
FHL Film Number 378764
1803 Birth of Brother Absalom Burton (1803–1888)
31 Mar 1823 Marriage
Name: Joseph Burton
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 31 Mar 1823
Marriage Place: Sedgley,Staffordshire,England
Spouse: Mary Stanley 
FHL Film Number: 0873645 IT 1, 421588, 421589, 435837, 435838, 435839, 435840
1831 Birth of a son Levi
1835 Birth of a daughter Pheobe
27 Apr 1837 Birth of son
Name: Absalom Burton
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 27 Apr 1837
Baptism Date: 18 May 1837
Baptism Place: Wesleyan,Darlaston Near Wolverhampton,Stafford,England
Father: Joseph Burton 
Mother: Mary Stanley 
FHL Film Number: 0825392 (RG4 3612)
18 May 1837 Baptism of son
1841 Census

The family are living in Dark Lane, Sedgley,

Joseph is listed as aged age 40 - although in the one ten years later he is 55 - so there is a problem somewhere!- I reckon him to be 43

He is working as a miner

Mary, his wife, is listed as being aged 35


  • Levi - age 10
  • Phebe - age 5
  • Absolom - age 4

James age 55 - could also be lying about his age. If he was Joseph's father he would be 70.

James Jackson - age 20 - son-in-law of James? - but anyway not born in the same county

Next door there lives a closely related family:

It is always worth looking at the others on a census page - families often lived in close proximity - it allowed support in hard times and when children were born to a family.

Phebe Stanley age 70 (Joseph's mother-in-law)

Noah Stanley age 25 (Phebe Stanley's child?)

Mary Stanley age 30 (Phebe Stanley's daughter-in-law?) - As she was not born in this county it is probable that she is a Stanley by marriage.

1851 Census

The family is living at 58 Cinder Hill, Ettingshall.

Joseph, age 55 (by my reckoning 53), is a miner. His wife Mary is 48 and their 14 year old son, Absalom is a labourer in the iron works.

Mary Ann Clifford is listed as a granddaughter.

13 Sep 1858 Marriage


Name: Joseph Burton
Gender: Male
Age: 59
Birth Date: 1799
Marriage Date: 1858
Marriage Place: Sedgley, Staffordshire, England
Father: James Burton
Spouse: Susanna Diggott


Name: Susanna Diggott nee Evans
Gender: Female
Age: 55
Birth Date: 1803
Marriage Date: 1858
Marriage Place: Sedgley, Staffford, England
Father: Thomas Evans
Spouse: Joseph Burton
FHL Film Number: 1040793
Reference ID: 2:39RXVNK


1861 Census

Joseph, listed as being of the age of 66 years, is living with his new wife, Susannah, aged 56, and her son Henry Diggott, aged 29, who is working as a sheet iron furnaceman. Joseph is still working as a coal miner.

Susannah is listed as being born in Ocker Hill, and her son as being born in Hall Fields, Bilston - on here it says Hall Green - but that is in Birmingham - the family lived in Bilston at Hall Fields.

1869 Death
Name: Joseph Burton
Estimated birth year: abt 1801
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1869
Age at Death: 68
Registration district: Wolverhampton
Inferred County: Staffordshire
Volume: 6b
Page: 310
Line Number: 279

Registered in Wolverhampton - but his birth year is questionable.

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