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Robert Edward Spencer Burton Esq. (abt. 1647 - 1725)

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Robert Edward Spencer Burton Esq.
Born about in St Michael,Worcester,,Englandmap
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married (to about ) in Accomack County, Virginiamap
Husband of — married about in Accomack County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Angola Neck, Sussex, Delaware, USAmap
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Note: Anne Burton is spurious & not a child of Robert, but perhaps his father.



Robert Burton, Birth ABT 1647 St Michael, Worcester,, England. Death 1725 Angola Neck, Sussex, Delaware.

Robert Burton first appears in the records of Accomack Co., Virginia in 1676. On 11 Feb 1677 in Accomack he married Catherine Cotton. In 1693 Robert (of Sussex PA) purchased land in Sussex Co., Delaware on Rehoboth Bay (now in Indian River Hundred) called "Kannings Adventure." He married 2nd, before 1717, Comfort Bagwell, widow of Perry Leatherbury as In 1717 Robert Burton was appt. admin of Perry's estate being largest creditor. Robert died in Sussex Co., Delaware with will in 16 Sept 1724, probated 16 Oct 1725. Named in his will were:

wife: Comfort
Child: William T. Burton
Child: Joseph Burton predec'd? fa; 2 sons named in his place in fa Robert's will
Child: Catherine Burton m Francis Bagwell
Child: Mary Burton m Wm Waples
Child: Robert Burton predec'd? fa; 7 grandchildren in fa's will
Child: Elizabeth Burton Prettyman m1 Joseph Burton{ also 4 children in fa's will}, m2 William Prettyman
Child: Sarah Burton
Child: Anne Burton (step dau?) m Woolsey Burton
Child: Patience Burton (step dau?) m Paul Waples
Child: Comfort Walker (step-dau per CFD,v1) m1 Thomas Prettyman{also 2 children in fa's will}, m2Walker, m3 Woolf
Child: Francis Burton
Elenor Leatherbury


See Also

Land Records of Sussex County Delaware: Various Dates 1693... 1805 by Mary Marshall Brewer, Heritage Books, 2005, p6.

  • Robert Burton (Spencer), Sr.

Also Known As: "Spencer Burton" Birthdate: before 1655. Birthplace: Saint Michael's on Wyre, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. Death: Died October 16, 1725 in Sussex, Colony of Delaware, British Colonial America. Place of Burial: Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Immediate Family: Husband of Catherine Cotton; Comfort Leatherbury and Verlinda Burdett. Father of Robert Burton, Jr; Mary Waples; Sarah Prettyman; Comfort Prettyman; Anne Burton; Elizabeth Nunn; Patience Burton; William Burton and Catherine Burton. [1]


  • WikiTree profile Burton-984 created through the import of Clayton Burton_2009-10-26.ged on Jul 4, 2011 by Clayton Burton. source:


Note: Further research is required to locate primary documents to satisfy Wikitree source standards for this info from MyHeritage.

Robert Edward Spencer Lingen Burton 1647 - 1725

Birth: 1647 Worcester, Worcestershire, England

Marriage: Catherine Burton (born Cotton) Feb 11 1676 Accomack, Virginia

Death: Oct 16 1725 Angola Neck, Sussex, Delaware, United States

Parents: Robert Burton 1631 - ? Catherine Spencer 1635 - ?

Wife: Catherine Burton (born Cotton) 1640 - 1717

Son: William Burton 1677 - 1745




  1. Colonial Families of Delaware, v1, p56-8
  2. MyHeritage

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