1892 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Burton

Frederic Boase, Modern English Biography (1892-1921) 1:493.



REV. CHARLES BURTON (youngest son of Daniel Burton of Rhodes hall, Middleton, Lancs. cotton manufacturer). b. Rhodes hall 18 Jany. 1793; ed. at Univ. of Glasgow and St. John's coll. Cam., L.L.B. Cam. 1822, B.C.L. and D.C.L. Ox. 1829; Wesleyan minister; built church of All Saints, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester at cost of 18,000, R. of All Saints 1820 to death, greater part of church was destroyed by fire 6 Feb. 1850; F.L.S. for discovering in Anglesea a plant new to the science; author of Horae Poeticae 1815; The Bardiad, a poem in two cantos 1823, 2 ed. 1823; Lectures on the Millenium 1841; Lectures on the world before the flood 1844; Lectures on Popery 1851 and about 15 other books. d. Western lodge, Durham 6 Sep. 1866. Evans's Lancashire authors and orators (1850) 57-51.