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Burton Chronicles of Colonial Virginia

By Francis Burton Harrison, 1933.

Scanned, re-formatted, and re-printed by 
Richard R. Dietz, 2003


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        These are not scanned images of pages from one of the original published copies, but new, clean, re-typed pages set in a large, easy-to-read typeface.  This is a book you'll be proud to pass on to future generations of your family which recounts their Colonial beginnings.

   
    This book details the earliest known records of John, and his brother, Thomas BURTON of Henrico County, Virginia. Commonly known as John Burton of "Longfield" and Thomas Burton of "Cobbs".  The spouses, children, parents, friends, and neighbors of these two original immigrants are presented in well-documented detail.  Abstracts of many of the original documents are presented.  

Chapter titles:

Chapter I - The Burtons in Virginia; Chapter II - The Earliest Burton on the James; Chapter III - ThomasI Burton of Cobbs and his Eldest Son; Chapter IV - John Burton, the son of ThomasI of Cobbs; Chapter V - The Children of John Burton of Cobbs (Son of ThomasI). Chesterfield Burtons; Chapter VI - Charles Burton of Swift Creek; William City; Chesterfield Burtons; Chapter VII - Isaac Burton of Cobbs; Chapter VIII - Abraham Burton of Cobbs and his descendants in Amelia; Chapter IX - JohnI Burton of Longfield; Chapter X - WilliamI Burton of the Level (Son of JohnI); Chapter XI - Descendants of WilliamI Burton of the Level; Chapter XII - RobertI Burton of Longfield, son of JohnI; Chapter XIII - RobertII Burton of Goochland; Chapter XIV - The Children of RobertII Burton of Goochland; Chapter XV - NowellI Burton; Chapter XVI - The Children of NowellI Burton; Chapter XVII - HutchinsI Burton of Henrico; Chapter XVIII - The Children of HutchinsI Burton of Henrico; Chapter XIX - BenjaminI Burton of Henrico; Chapter XX - JohnII Burton, last of Longfield, and of Amelia County; Chapter XXI - Captain William Burton of Albemarle County and his Children; Chapter XXII - Jesse Burton of Lynchburg; Chapter XXIII - The Descendants of Jesse Burton of Lynchburg.

Appendix titles:

Appendix I - Virginia Burton in English Records; Appendix II - Nowell, Norvell Family in Seventeenth Century Virginia; Appendix III - Parker Family in Henrico; Appendix IV - Family of John Cobbs of Goochland and Buckingham Counties; Appendix V - Burton Land Records in Eighteenth Century in Mecklenburg County; Appendix VI - Burtons - Heads of Families - in Virginia Census of 1782-85; Appendix VII - Some Nineteenth Century Henrico Burtons; Appendix VIII - Burtons of Rappahannock and Orange Counties; Appendix IX - Burtons of the Eastern Shore.

        Easy to follow pedigree charts are also included in this book.

        In short, this is the "Bible" for researching the Burtons in your family tree back in the pre-Revolutionary era.

        The following is an excerpt from Mr. Harrison's preface:

    "The successive waves of invasion which have swept across Virginia have destroyed a large part of the Old church and county records. The later wide-spread scattering of the Burton clan has further increased the difficulty of completing a pedigree. In several important features, primary proof of relationship is lacking, and secondary or circumstantial evidence is offered instead. Where resort has been had to mere speculation, this is clearly stated.

    "The phraseology and spelling of the old records has been reproduced, to preserve the atmosphere of those by-gone days, with the vocabulary and pronunciation then in use. The items we find referring to these ancestors do not evoke flights of romance nor of fancy; if, however, we have achieved a composite picture of a segment of our forbears, we have made a contribution, however modest, to the social history of Virginia."

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