Francis H. Burton
He was born in Galway, Ireland in 1817, the son of the Rev. James Edmund Burton and his first wife. His father brought the family to Canada when he was a child and he was educated at Chambly, Quebec. He operated a mill and distillery in Port Hope. He married Ann Brown, becoming brother-in-law to his step-brother, Henry Howard Meredith. Burton ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1851 and then represented the East riding of Durham from 1854 to 1861. He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1861 and 1863. He died in office at Port Hope in 1872.
- Francis H. Burton – Parliament of Canada biography
- Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
- The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1871, HJ Morgan
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