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Clara Annie Burton, born 1881, 10 Seale street, St Helier, died 1966 Castel, Guernsey. Daughter of Joseph Wheeler Burton and Elizabeth Le Quesne. Wife of Francis Norman Syvret. Married 1903 St Peter Port, Guernsey

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Origins of surname

The name means 'settlement by a fort', and the family name is derived from any of a number of places with the same name

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey records in the 1740s, but it would be almost another century before a family became established


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Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc Sons of Alfred and Jane Cory


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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Burton family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Edward Burton, Crosby House, St Marks Road, St Helier - 1 September 1934, D/Y/A/96
  • Frances Burton of Melville House, St Aubin's Road, St Helier, widow of Thomas Huston, - 4 May 1891, D/Y/A/50
  • Gladys Burton née Dawson, Homefield, Ouaisné, St Brelade - 13 October 1943, D/Y/A/111
  • William Burton of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 5s - 24 December 1862, D/Y/A/31

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