Marriage Ref :-1859/C358
Death Ref:- 1917/C3508
Found on the 1841 Census living with his parents at Chishall Street, Great Chishall, Essex. Informant on Joseph's death was Son in Law W R Bellingham Age shown on death as 86 years 5months. Qld Post Office Directory 1900 entry: Greenmount - Joseph Burton Farmer
Died from Chronic Nephritis, Heart Failure
Found Joseph Burton on the General Hewitt arrived 16th December 1854 by himself, aged 21 years. Shows parents as James and Sarah from Essex. Reel 2137,2466.
Marriage certifcate shows his mark, therefore Joseph could not write. Witness to the marriage was Thomas Kirkpatrick and Charles Eshmann (not sure on this surname as writing is not clear.) They were married in the Episcopalian Church at Toowoomba, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Church of England.
Obituary A DOWNS PIONEER.
There passed away on the evening of the 14th instant, at his residence, Greenmount, one of the oldest pioneers of the Downs, in the person of Mr Joseph Burton. Of a retiring disposition, Mr Burton possessed many sterling qualities, which endeared him to all. The end was not wholly unexpected as he had been in indifferent health.
Received information of the decendents of Joseph and Sarah from Heather Kamp in May 2006.
Departure Southampton, England 25 Aug 1854, arrived in Moreton Bay, QLD, Australia aboard "General Hewitt" 12th December 1854, ocupation stated as farm labourer
Residence 1855 Ipswich, QLD, Scrub cutting on Ipswich Road
Residence 1857 Toowoomba, QLD, Working at Queen's Arms Hotel
Residence 1859 Toowoomba, QLD, Range side in a slab hut. Working splitting timber
Residence 1862 Toowoomba, QLD, Pilton Station, working as an Overseer
Residence abt 1870 near Hirstglen, East Greenmount, QLD, took up farming block of land
Australian Electoral Roll 1903, ref 44, Division of Darling Downs, Subdivision, Greenmount, Greenmount, farmer
Australian Electoral Roll 1905, ref 51, Division of Darling Downs, Subdivision, Greenmount, Greenmount, farmer
Australian Electoral Roll 1908, ref 136, Division of Darling Downs, Subdivision, Clifton North, Greenmount, farmer
Australian Electoral Roll 1913, ref 148, Division of Darling Downs, Subdivision, Clifton North, Greenmount, farmer
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