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People of Note

John Heyliger Burt

John Heyliger Burt lived in Colton House from 1792 to 1817. Born in 1764, from his father he inherited money and power. He was left at the age of 24 many thousands of pounds in his fathers will and a 450 acre sugar plantation in St Croix, a small island in the Caribbean.

His father had been a member of the Council of Nevis, his grandfather a Chief Justice of St Kitts, his great grandfather Deputy Governor of Nevis and his uncle Governor of the Leeward Islands. His mother’s family had been Governors of St Eustatius and was connected to two USA presidential families.

John married Judith Robinson in 1796 she was the widow of Rowland Okeover, a family that could trace their family history back to 1095. She bought money and estates to the marriage.

John was a magistrate, Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1805. He died at sea in 1817 when returning from a visit to his estate.


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Lords of the Manor of Colton until the 14th. Century. (click here)
  The Aston Family
Lords of the Manor from the 17th.-18th. Century. Lord Aston an important courtier. (click here)
  The Blount Family
Lords of the Manor into the 18th.& 19th. Century. (click here)
  The Boughey Family
Their allegiance to their faith caused them great hardship in the 17th. Century. (click here)
  John Heyliger Burt
18th Century owner of Colton House and plantations in the West Indies. (click here)
  Frederic Bonney
Victorian Explorer, botanist and distinguished photographer. (click here)
  Rev. F. P. Parker
Rector of Colton and important Staffordshire Antiquarian. (click here)
  The Bagot Family
Lords of the smaller Colton Manor until the 20th. Century. (click here)