Ann Burton (née Newman)
1706 - 1776

 Relationship to me: Great Great Great Great Great Great Aunt Gen -7
Born Sept 14th 1706 from Newman-Rogers Bible
Died 1776  
Age 70  
Father:      Francis Holles Newman 1671 - 1714
Mother: Eleanor Mompesson 1662 - c1741
Brothers: (elder) Francis Newman of North Cadbury 1691 - 1768
  Thomas Newman of Colefoot, Gloucestershire (cleric) 1692 - >Nov 1742
  Richard Newman of North Cadbury and Horsington, Somerset  1693 - >1742  
  Charles Newman 1694 - 1734
  Henry Mompesson Newman 1696 - 1725
  John Newman of Kingston Juxta Yeovil 1699 - 1704
  William Newman  1700 - 1722
Sisters: (elder) Eleanor m. Rev. John Baily, Rector of South Cadbury in 1742 1703 - 1782
Married: Walter Burton, Rector of Sutton Montague (aka Sutton Montis), Somerset d. >1742
Children: Eleanor m. Rev. Robert Leach 1733 - ????

Ann's mother's entry in the Newman-Rogers Bible records that Ann was both born on Sept 14th 1706.

Many years later, Ann's name appears in the extract from Chancery Proceedings 23rd November 1742.

According to a letter written by Camborne Paynter to H.E.M. Newman in November 1957, the Pedigree of Newman, Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society, XXXVI, 157 shows that Ann died in 1706, however Anne (sic) Newman, the wife of Walter Burton, lived until 1776. The letter also states that Walter Burton died young, however he was still alive 1742 when he appeared as a complainant in Chancery Proceedings of that year.

The letter describes:

"... a conversation piece [presumably a miniature painting] showing Ann's three children Eleanor, Walter and Jane, standing by a table. Eleanor appears about 12 years old, the brother and sister being younger (see belowO. A view of Cadbury Castle is seen through a window in the background. Eleanor has just built a card castle and her brother is in the act of knocking it down with a little stick, her attention having been attracted in the opposite direction. Jane looks on. The children are dressed as for a party: Eleanor in pink brocade, Walter in a green velvet coat with white sating waistcoat, and Jane in white satin. The picture is one of the most interesting known works of the Somerset artist Richard Phelps of Porlock. It hangs now in 'The Georgian House', Bristol." [The Georgian House, 7 Great George St, Bristol, Avon BS1 5RR]

Painting of Ann's three children as visible on The Georgian House, Bristol's website

Page updated: 14 Apr 2022 - additional information added for Grosvenor Bartelot, from Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset, and from the National Archives. Image added of the painting of Ann's three children.
Page updated: 9 Apr 2022 - Sutton Montague idenfied as "aka Sutton Montis".
Page updated: 17 Sep 2012 - information added about Rev Grosvenor Bartelot.
Page created: 3 Jun 2011