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