History of the Bean Family Page 12.
[ Alfred Burton contd. ]
Battles of Copenhagen and Trafalgar under Lord Nelson: and subsequently in the Royal Marines, in which Corps he served 36 years. He married twice and had 12 children, one of whom is my Cousin Janet Burne, referred to on page 11. The first wife was Mary Langley, the second Eleanor Gardner who died 26 Sept 1878. His eldest son Alfred was also in the Royal Marines and died on board the "Monarch", aged 19; and was buried at Athens 25 June 1842. He had malarial fever when in the expedition organised by Lord Elgin for the recovery of the famous "Elgin" Marble Sculptures, now in the British Museum.
His father, Capt Alfred Burton died 3 Sep 1840 at Chatham Kent, where he was buried. His coffin was followed to the grave by 100 officers and received military honours. His son Col. Cuthbert Burton, also of the Royal Marines, was born 30 Apr 1831 and married 26 Jan 1860, Ellen, youngest daughter of the Rev. wm. Dawes, and had a son Willoughby Seymour, born 11 Jan 1862. Col. Burton served in the war in China: rec'd two medals, and in conjunction with others, the thanks of Her Majesty's Government and Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty: commanded an attack, with a detachment of Marines on an armed & large piratical fleet in Kulon Bay, China: