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BURTON, James Richards


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DOLBY, Rose Hannah

BURTON, James Richards

  • Born: 12 Jan 1872, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England
  • Marriage: DOLBY, Rose Hannah on 5 Jul 1893 in St Paul's Church , Marylebone, London
  • Died: Jan 1948, Oulton Broad, Suffolk, UK at age 76
  • Buried: 17 Jan 1948, St Michael's Church, Oulton Broad

bullet  General Notes:

The notes below regarding the marriage of were provided by Kevin Parker
"James Richards Burton and Rose Hannah Dolby were married on 5th July 1893 at St Paul's Church, Marylebone.
James was a "Gentleman's Servant", living at 38 Broadley Terrace, London.
Rose Hannah was a "Domestic Servant", living at 3 Wilton Crescent.
Witnesses were Frederick Smith and Ann Jane Smith.
(Ref: St Catherine's House , Marriages, Marylebone, Jul - Sep 1893, Vol 1a 1257)"
It is understood they were married in secret and it was 3 months before the family found out.

I think it is more likely they said they were married earlier because George Richards was born in February and they did not marry until July.

1881 UK Census
shows James with his parents living at 4 Sussex Mews East, Paddington, London, England
Thomas Burton 37- Head Mar married Coachman born Grantham, Lincolnshire
Emma Burton 39 - Wife born London, Middlesex
Thomas Burton 10 - Son Scholar born Grantham, Lincolnshire
James R. Burton 9 - Son Scholar born Grantham, Lincolnshire
Annie E. Burton 5 - born London, Middlesex
Elisbella J. Burton 3 (Isabella) - Dau - Son Scholar born Grantham, Lincolnshire

1901 UK Census s
hows James and Rose living at 13 Southwick Mews, Paddington, London.
James Burton 29 - Head Mar Cab proprietor/stable on his "own account" born Grantham, Lincolnshire
Rose Burton 31- Wife born Croyden, Surrey
Enish Burton 3 - Dau born Paddington, London - note mistake in transcript, should be Emily
Ellen Burton 2 - Dau born Paddington, London
Reginald Burton 1- Son born Paddington, London

James and Rose lived at Southwick Mews, London, where James was a Hansom Cab driver until they moved to Wyville Lincolnshire in about 1908.
At Wyville they ran a small farm called Hilltop.
Sometime after the birth of their grandaughter Rosemary Shelbourn (daughter of Gladys Burton and her husband Robert George Shelbourn b 1932) the Shelbourn's moved to Hilltop Farm to help Jim Burton run the farm. Rose Hannah died in 1930 and it was too much for him to run on his own.
Below is an extract from an email written by Rex Shelbourn in October 2007.
"We were living at Brook Cottage when the war started, (Sept 3rd 1939). We left Wyville on April 6th or maybe the 5th 1939 I think, and moved to the 'Walton, Farm house, it was only for a few months but Frodinghams insisted on having the phone connected so that they could get hold of dad at any time of the day or night as with war looming the quarry was working 24hrs. We were only there through spring and early summer before we moved to Gunby. Waltons farm was only a decent walk from Great Ponton and the 'Harvard training planes' that the American's sent over to train the English pilots on were operating from Gonerby air base all day and most nights ( making a hell of a noise).
That's about all that I can remember about that period ,except that we used to return to Wyville at least one night a week to 'poach' the pheasants as the old butcher relied on them for his 'posh' customers."

Rose Hannah died in October 1930, aged 61 and is buried in Wyville Churchyard. There is no headstone.
(Ref: St Catherine's House, Deaths, Grantham, Oct - Dec 1930 Vol 7a 472)"

James Richards died in January 1948, aged 76 while staying with his daughter Ellen at "Brookside", 38 Chestnut Avenue, Oulton Broad (Suffolk). He was buried in the churchyard at St Michael's Church, Oulton Broad, on the 17th January 1948. There is no headstone. (Ref: St Catherines House, Deaths, Lothingland A-F, March 1948 Vol 4b 835)"

Photos of Hilltop Farm and the house at Southwick Mews are in the Burton photo album as well as the marriage certificate of James and Rose.
Sadly Hilltop Farm house and outbuildings have been demolished. CW 23.01.05


James married Rose Hannah DOLBY, daughter of George DOLBY and Ellen STREATFIELD, on 5 Jul 1893 in St Paul's Church , Marylebone, London. (Rose Hannah DOLBY was born on 19 Sep 1869 in Croydon, Surrey, UK, died on 4 Oct 1930 in Wyville, Lincolnshire and was buried on 7 Oct 1930 in St Catherine's Churchyard Wyville, Lincolnshire.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage Certificate
The marriage of James Richards Burton, 21 years, Batchelor, "Gentleman's Servant" of 38 Broadley Terrace, London to Rose Hannah Burton, 23 years, Spinster, "Domestic Servant" of 3 Wilton Crescent, London was celebrated at the Church of St Paul in the parish of Marylebone (by Licence) by Rev. E. A. Michules on 5 July 1893. Their fathers were Thomas Burton, "Gentlemans Servant" and George Dolby "Railway ?". The marriage was witnessed by Frederick Smith and Ann Jane Smith.
(Ref: St Catherine's House , Marriages, Marylebone, Jul - Sep 1893, Vol 1a 1257)

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