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Alfred Frederick William Burton, artist, son of Frederick William Burton, wood carver and cabinet maker and Eleanor Burton [Richardson]
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Alfred Frederick William Burton was born in Kingsland, Hackney in 1848, the third of eight children of Frederick William Burton, a wood carver and cabinet maker, and his wife Eleanor. He followed his father and became a cabinet maker in Islington where he married Fanny Hilbert at St. Mary's Church on 20th December 1876. His career changed to become an artist who painted in oil. Alfred and Fanny's life in Hackney was blighted with the death of their first two daughters in infancy and prompted their move to Camden Park in Tunbridge Wells close to where Fanny's parents had moved. They proceeded to have a family of three sons and two daughters in Tunbridge Wells.

Alfred signed his pictures 'F.W. Burton' and his career as an artist in oil blossomed with his pictures of Kent scenes which were published as postcards by Salmon & Co. of Sevenoaks. In 1909 six of his paintings were included in Lady Hope's English Homes and Villages (Kent and Sussex)

Alfred died at his home 149 Grosvenor Road and was buried on 21st February 1916 at Tunbridge Wells Cemetery alongside his wife Fanny who had died in 1910.


Date
Type
Information
Source
 
Apr to June 1848
Born
At Kingsland in the Parish of Hackney, London; registered at Hackney District, London; ref: 1848 Q2 Vol 3 Page 6
1861 Census
Hoxton New Town
 
20th Dec 1876
Married
Fanny Hilbert at St. James-the-Great in the Parish of Hackney, London
London Metropolitan Archives
 
Jan to Mar 1881
Birth of a daughter
Mabel Emilie Madeline at Clapton in the Parish of Hackney, London; registered at Hackney District, London; ref: 1881 Q1 Vol 1b Page 581
London Metropolitan Archives
 
July to Sep 1882
Birth of a daughter
May Irene at 9, Clifden Road, Clapton in the Parish of Hackney, London; registered at Hackney District, London; ref: 1882 Q3 Vol 1b Page 537
London Metropolitan Archives
 
July to Sep 1884
Birth of a son
Frederick William at Camden Road in the Parish of Tunbridge Wells, Kent; registered at Tonbridge District, Kent; ref: 1884 Q3 Vol 2a Page 649
1901 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
 
July to Sep 1887
Birth of a son
Edward Hilbert at Culverden Park in the Parish of Tunbridge Wells, Kent; registered at Tonbridge District, Kent; ref: 1887 Q3 Vol 2a Page 679
1901 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
 
Oct to Dec 1889
Birth of a daughter
Rose Emily at Brunswick Terrace in the Parish of Tunbridge Wells, Kent; registered at Tonbridge District, Kent; ref: 1889 Q4 Vol 2a Page 675
1901 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
 
c 1890
Moat House
Moat House, Groombridge painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
English Homes and Villages
 
c 1890
The Pantiles
The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
English Homes and Villages
 
c 1890
The Common, from Mount Ephraim
The Common, from Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
English Homes and Villages
 
c 1890
The High Rocks
The High Rocks, Tunbridge Wells painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
English Homes and Villages
 
c 1890
The Toad Rock
The Toad Rock, Tunbridge Wells painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
English Homes and Villages
 
c 1890
Groombridge Hall
Groombridge Hall, Groombridge painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
Private collection
 
c 1890
Tunbridge Wells from the Common
Tunbridge Wells from the Common painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
Private collection
 
c 1890
S.E. & C.R. Station
S.E. & C.R. Station, Tunbridge Wells painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
Private collection
 
c 1890
Penshurst
Penshurst painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
English Homes and Villages
 
c 1890
Chiddingstone
Chiddingstone painted by Alfred F.W. Burton
Private collection
 
Apr to June 1893
Birth of a son
Victor Marshall at Brunswick Terrace in the Parish of Tunbridge Wells, Kent; registered at Tonbridge District, Kent; ref: 1893 Q2 Vol 2a Page 678
1901 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
 
Oct to Dec 1896
Birth of a daughter
Dorothy Beatrice at Brunswick Terrace in the Parish of Tunbridge Wells, Kent; registered at Tonbridge District, Kent; ref: 1896 Q4 Vol 2a Page 713
1901 Census
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
 
Jan to Mar 1916
Died
At 149 Grosvenor Road in the Parish of Tunbridge Wells, Kent; registered at Tonbridge District, Kent; ref: 1916 Q1 Vol 2a Page 1153; aged 68 years
Register of deaths
 
21st Feb 1916
Buried
At Tunbridge Wells Cemetery in the Parish of Tunbridge Wells, Kent; grave ref: B4/CON/78

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Burton individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Alfred Frederick William Burton, artist
  
 Francis Burton
cooper
m: 3rd Jun 1822 St. Matthew's Church, Bethnal Green, LondonCharlotte Chappell 
 b: c 1800  b: c 1800
  
   
 Frederick William Catharine 
 b: 6th Jun 1823 Wood Street, London
ch: 23rd Jun 1823 St. James' Church, Clerkenwell, London
 b: 30th Sep 1825 Hart Lane, London
ch: 29th Jul 1827 St. Matthew's Church, Bethnal Green, London
 
      
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 Frederick William Burton
wood carver and cabinet maker
m: 19th Sep 1842 St. John's Church, Bethnal Green, LondonEleanor Richardson 
 b: 6th Jun 1823 Wood Street, London
ch: 23rd Jun 1823 St. James' Church, Clerkenwell, London
  b: 1823 Newcastle
  
         
Emily Louise Francis Edward Alfred Frederick William Arthur Henry Edward John James Frederick Edward Richardson 
b: 9th Sep 1844 Hackney, London
ch: 21st Oct 1849 St. John's Church, Hoxton
 b: 8th Mar 1846 Hackney, London
ch: 21st Oct 1849 St. John's Church, Hoxton
 b: Apr to June 1848 Kingsland, Hackney, London registered at Hackney District, London ref: 1848 Q2 Vol 3 Page 6
d: Jan to Mar 1916 149 Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, aged 68 years registered at Tonbridge District, Kent ref: 1916 Q1 Vol 2a Page 1153
bur: 21st Feb 1916 Tunbridge Wells Cemetery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, grave ref: B4/CON/78
 b: 1852 Hackney, London b: 1854 Holborn, London
ch: 12th Aug 1854 St. Mary's Church, Haggerston, Hackney, London
 b: 25th Oct 1855 Hackney, London
ch: 27th Oct 1876 St. John's Church, Hoxton
 b: 1858 St. Leonards, Shoreditch, London b: 7th Nov 1863 St. Leonards, Shoreditch, London
ch: 20th Sep 1874 St. John's Church, Hoxton, Hackney, London
 
                  
Parental record
  
  
   
 Alfred Frederick William Burton
artist
m: 20th Dec 1876 St. James-the-Great, Hackney, LondonFanny Hilbert 
 b: Apr to June 1848 Kingsland, Hackney, London registered at Hackney District, London ref: 1848 Q2 Vol 3 Page 6
d: Jan to Mar 1916 149 Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, aged 68 years registered at Tonbridge District, Kent ref: 1916 Q1 Vol 2a Page 1153
bur: 21st Feb 1916 Tunbridge Wells Cemetery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, grave ref: B4/CON/78
  b: 1853 Tattershall, Lincolnshire, duaghter of John and Mary Hilbert
d: Jan to Mar 1910 149 Upper Grosvenor Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, aged 55 years registered at Tonbridge District, Kent ref: 1910 Q1 Vol 2a Page 507
bur: 26th Mar 1910 Tunbridge Wells Cemetery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, grave ref: B4/CON/78
  
        
 Mabel Emilie Madeline May Irene Frederick William Edward Hilbert Rose Emily Victor Marshall Dorothy Beatrice 
 b: Jan to Mar 1881 Clapton, Hackney, London registered at Hackney District, London ref: 1881 Q1 Vol 1b Page 581
ch: 2nd Jun 1881 All Saints, Clapton Park
d: after 2nd Jun 1881 registered at Hackney District, London ref: 1881 Q2 Vol 1b Page 344
 b: July to Sep 1882 9, Clifden Road, Clapton, Hackney, London registered at Hackney District, London ref: 1882 Q3 Vol 1b Page 537
ch: 15th Jan 1883 All Saints, Clapton Park
d: c May 1883 registered at Hackney District, London ref: 1883 Q2 Vol 1b Page 331
 b: July to Sep 1884 Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent registered at Tonbridge District, Kent ref: 1884 Q3 Vol 2a Page 649 b: July to Sep 1887 Culverden Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent registered at Tonbridge District, Kent ref: 1887 Q3 Vol 2a Page 679 b: Oct to Dec 1889 Brunswick Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, Kent registered at Tonbridge District, Kent ref: 1889 Q4 Vol 2a Page 675 b: Apr to June 1893 Brunswick Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, Kent registered at Tonbridge District, Kent ref: 1893 Q2 Vol 2a Page 678 b: Oct to Dec 1896 Brunswick Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, Kent registered at Tonbridge District, Kent ref: 1896 Q4 Vol 2a Page 713 
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