Samuel Burton

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Samuel Burton of Burton Hall was an 18th-century Irish MP and High Sheriff.

He was born the son of Benjamin Burton, MP (Lord Mayor of Dublin).

He was elected MP for Sligo Borough in 1713 and appointed High Sheriff of Carlow for 1724. He was again elected MP in 1727, this time for Dublin Borough

He married Anne, daughter of Charles Campbell of Dublin, with whom he had three sons and a daughter. He was succeeded in his estates by his eldest son, Benjamin, MP and Privy Counsellor. His daughter Katherine married Nicholas Netterville, 5th Viscount Netterville, who was tried for murder in 1742 but acquitted.

References[edit]

  • Burke, Bernard. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Ireland (1912).