Francis was one of Ari’s 6x great-grandfathers. We know that he died in Belton, Rutland, in 1794 and was buried there on 3 April.
On 27 September 1779 he had married Susannah Whiteley at the church of St Mary Magdalene & St Andrew in Ridlington, a small parish north of Uppingham.
From this date we can estimate that he was born in about 1759, but I haven’t found a record of his baptism.
This is the marriage entry from the Bishop’s Transcripts from Ridlington, which was in Northamptonshire at that time:
This gives us the name Lye Field, which was near Ridlington.
Francis and Susannah had ten children, one of whom was Susanna. The baptism records of these children give us a little bit of extra information. In November 1792, two babies, Robert and Edward, were baptised, described as ‘sons of Francis and Susannah Burton of Lye-field’. (Edward’s burial a week later is on the same page.)
As we know, Francis died in 1794, and his burial record shows that he was a pauper.
I checked the newspapers and found a few mentions of Ridlington, including this one:
But no mention of the Burton family!
Ari, this is how you are related to Francis: