February 26, 1773, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.

June 24, 1822, Leicester, England.

A Baptist layman, Burton wrote a number of hymns, and helped compile the Nottingham Sunday School Union Hymn Book in 1810; this hymnal went through 20 editions over the next half century. His other works include:

  1. Holy Bible, Book Divine
  2. Holy Father, Send Thy Blessing
  3. Mine to Chide Me When I Rove
  4. O Thou That Hearest Prayer
  5. Pilgrims We Are and Strangers
  6. Time Is Winging Us Away