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BURTON / BARTON – Edwin / Edward HEIC 1st Bombay European Regiment

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
NameBURTON / BARTON – Edwin / Edward
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st Bombay European Regiment
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 443
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th May 1838 / 20 years / London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 feet 7 ½ inches
Fresh/Hazel/Light brown
Overseas Service/DurationDeparted England 1st June 1838 per “Aurora” to India
Departed India May 1855 per “Ann Michell” for England
Length of Service16 years 3 months (Lord Clive Pension records)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd May 1855 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Tower Hill
Pension Districts1855 South London
1856 – 1888
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birth1815 St. Leonards Shoreditch Middlesex
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage14th September 1846 Kurrachee India
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
1st Husband of WifeMOREZ Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
North Fremantle Lot P96 located Jackson Street between Stirling Hwy and the railway.
1 acre Assigned 11 November 1883
Title 6/149 Issued 27 February and 30 August 1884
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald Saturday 6 August 1870 page 1 – see further information
The West Australian Monday 2 January and 14th January 1888.
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialEdmund (sic) Burton age 70 died 1888 –all unknown
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Possible death 26th May 1889 aged 65 in the Old Women’s Home
Bur East Perth Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to rupture and disease of the liver.
Although we have not found any relatives of Edwin Burton on the 6th December 1856 an unclaimed letter was held by the post office (Perth Gazette 12th December 1856)
Mary Anne Burton was charged with using abusive and insulting language towards Captain Finnerty in October 1868 and again in November 1868 towards Mrs Hampton at South Beach while Edwin was charged with being drunk and incapable in December 1868 and again in 1870.
Edwin and Mary Burton gave evidence in the case involving the sanity of Mr Henry Vincent prior to his death. Mary Burton having been in his employment- see The Herald Saturday 6 August 1870 page 1
On 21st November 1876 Mrs Burton applied to the Resident Magistrate for assistance in maintaining a child Joseph Dean, aged eight, who had been in her care for about 2 years. His father J. Dean was in prison and his mother had left the colony. The Superintendent of the Poor House replied he was unable to give assistance in the boy’s maintenance and she take legal action against the father when he was released from prison.
In January 1888 a baby in the care of Mrs Burton died and at the inquiry into the child’s death she was castigated for not having sought medical for the badly under nourished child.