Born: January 26, 1800, Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, England.
Died: July 4, 1874, Easington, Yorkshire, England.
Buried: York Minster, England.
Churton attended Charterhouse and Christ Church College, Oxford, where he graduated with honors in 1821. He was for some time one of the Masters at Charterhouse, then took Holy Orders in 1826.
He was the first headmaster of the Hackney Church of England School (1830); rector of Crayke, North Yorkshire (1835); prebendary in York Cathedral (1841); and Archdeacon of Cleveland (1846).