Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week fifty-two – just in the nick of time!
My great-great-great-great grandfather Thomas Burton was born in about 1786 to Thomas and Elizabeth (Sendall) Burton.
He married Alice Maria Hardy, daughter of James and Eleanor (Le Bas) Hardy, who was born about 1782. They were married on May 25, 1813 in Norfolk.
Their children included Thomas (born 1816), Emily (1816), Harriet Elizabeth (1822), William (1824), Alfred (1825), and Ann Mary (1829).
The 1841 census finds Alice (55) at home, along with Thomas (25), William (17), Emily (25), Harriett (19), and Ann (12). They are living at Langley Grange in Norfolk and Thomas appears to be away visiting in London. Also in the home are four servants.
The 1851 census finds Thomas (64) and Alice (65) still at the Langley Grange. Thomas is a a farmer of 540 acres employing 20 labourers and 5 boys. The children still at home include William (36) and Ann Mary (21). Also in the household is Harriet Cross (10), a visitor; servant Mary Ann Wright; servant Eleanor Whiting; and groom William Smith.
The 1861 census finds Thomas (75) and Alice (77) at the Grange. Thomas was a farmer of 450 acres employing a number of men and boys. Also at home was Annie (30). The family employed several servants including, Susan Bickers (house servant), Harriet Day (dairymaid), and Richard Alexander (groom).
Thomas died on August 10, 1867.
The 1871 census found Alice (89) living alone with a housekeeper, Ann Futbrice (sp?) in Heigham, Norwich. Alice died on October 12, 1874.