Clement Ferrier Burton
Person Male Born 22/4/1852 Died 21/10/1942
Solicitor. Born Norfolk. 1891 finds him living in Buckhurst Hill. 1901, Churchwarden of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe.
Clement Ferrier Burton was born on 22 April 1852 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, the fifth of the twelve children of Samuel Crickmer Burton (1822-1901) and Ann Smith Burton née Spelman (1819-1893). His father was a solicitor.
The 1861 census shows him living at 2 King Street, Great Yarmouth, with his parents, six siblings: Frank Burton (1849-1937), Samuel Herbert Burton (1854-1929), Helen Maria Burton (1855-1882), Mary Burton (1857-1940), Bertha Victoria Burton (1858-1944) and William Burton (1860-1929), together with a head nurse, an under-nurse, a cook and a female general domestic servant.
In the 1871 census he is shown as a solicitor's articled clerk living at 7 Nelson Road, Great Yarmouth with his parents, three siblings: Samuel, William and Katherine Maud Burton (1865-1944), together with a cook, a housemaid and a nurse. On the night of the 1881 census he is shown as a solicitor at 4 St George's Square, West Ham, the home of his maternal aunt and uncle, Mary Davids née Spelman (1814-1896) and Thomas William Davids (1816-1884).
On 27 December 1882 he married Anne Pierrpoint Meadows (1859-1916) at St Nicholas Church, Great Yarmouth. The marriage register shows him to have been solicitor of Chigwell, Essex. His wife was recorded as residing in Yarmouth. She was a younger sister of Marian Isabel Burton née Meadows (1853-1943) who had married Clement's older brother, Frank Burton, on 17 May 1877.
Kelly's local directories from 1884 to 1895 list him at 1 St Kilda Villas, Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex and the 1891 census confirms that he was a solicitor living there with his wife and a female general domestic servant. Kelly's directories in 1891, 1895 and 1900 show him as a solicitor at 53 Carter Lane, London, EC. Post Office London Suburbs Directory in 1900 show him as a solicitor at 185 Friern Road, East Dulwich. By the time of the 1901 census he was living with his wife at 20 Tirlemont Road, South Croydon, Surrey. Telephone directories from 1904 to 1910 list him as a solicitor & commissioner at 1 Wardrobe Place, London, EC4. The 1911 census shows that they were still living at 20 Tirlemont Road, South Croydon and that they had no children in their 28 years of marriage.
Electoral registers from 1911 to 1915 and Kelly's 1916 Norfolk local directory list him at St Benet's Cottage, Ludham. His wife died on 5 January 1916 and was buried in Plot F73 in the churchyard of St Catherine's Church, Norwich Road, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, NR29 5QA. In the 3rd quarter of 1926 in the Yarmouth registration district, he married a widow, May Theresa Bokenham née Sparke (1876-1965), whose husband Charles Hugh Bokenham (1850-1925) had died on 14 April 1925.
The 1939 England and Wales Register shows him as a retired solicitor living at 22 Springfield Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, with his wife. Probate records confirm that his home address had been 'Edmundsbury', 22 Springfield Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth when he died, aged 90 years, on 21 October 1942 at The West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds. He was buried on 26 October 1942 in the same grave as his former wife at St Catherine's Church, Ludham. Probate was granted on 12 December 1942 to his widow and his solicitor, John Lee Moore. His effects totalled £1,037-19s-1d.