Burton, Thomas Blount

Burton, Thomas Blount an English Congregational minister, was born at Nottingham, March, 1787.' He was left an orphan at the age of nine, and received his early education at Roggin, under the care of an aunt. While at school he was very reckless, but afterwards became a Christian, and joined the Methodist New Connection. In 1818 Mr. Burton joined the Independents at Castle Gate, where he preached till his death, Dec. 22, 1860. His preaching was marked by. great simplicity and directness, and in character he was as much known and esteemed for his transparent uprightness as for his unfeigned humility. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1862, p. 225.

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