Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
Our Genealogy - Person Sheet
NameHenry John Burt 90, GGGG Uncle, M
Birth19 Sep 1825, Montacute, Somerset, England90,124,124
Death1903, Melbourne, Australia130,131
BurialMelbourne Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia145
Christen26 Sep 1825, Church of St. Catherine, Montacute, Somerset, England90,124
MemoThere is a second birth record in the Zion Independent Church, Ilminster, Somerset where his father Edward was later a Druggist.
OccupationCarrier and Conveyancer; Baker35,145
ReligionCongregationalist (Independent)90
FatherEdward Knyvett Burt , M (1795-1858)
MotherHarriet Burt , F (1796-1865)
Birth1827, Dublin, Ireland131
Death1901, Melbourne, Australia131
Marriage1849, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia145
ChildrenHarriet , F (1853-1887)
 Ada Christina , F (1854-)
 Louisa , F (1856-)
 Henrietta , F (1858-)
 Amy , F (1861-1923)
 Margretta (Margaret) , F (1862-)
 Christina Emily , F (1864-)
 Henry George Edward , M (1868-1938)
 George Edwin , M (1870-1915)
Notes for Henry John Burt
Bev Scott reported his name as Henry Edward Burt35 but the IGI record is derived from original birth records for the locality listed, so Henry John is correct.90,124

He went to Australia and according to Bessie Lina Burt’s family tree was a “Carrier and Conveyancer To Gold Digging in Melbourne”. He was said to have had daughters in Australia as well.35

Searching the internet revealed a Henry John Burt in Australia who married Margaret Moore in 1849 at Black Creek, East Maitland. Marriage by Banns, minister Robt. Chapman. Circumstantial evidence strongly suggested this was the same as our Henry John Burt: According to internet sources this Henry and Margaret had seven daughters including the eldest named Harriett, the same name as our Henry Burt’s mother. As well there was a son named Henry George Edward, whose name likely derived from the names of Henry himself, his brother George Edward and his father Edward. Also, he was said to be 24 at the time of marriage, matching the age of our Henry John Burt.145 His identity was ultimately corroborated by another source.131

Listed as a Baker on his daughter’s marriage certificate.145
“He was buried in Melbourne Cemetery and living at 28 Laura St Brunswick at the time of death.
Cause of death: Paralysis Agiatuas Exhaustion duration of 12yrs which could mean either stroke or possibly Parkinson’s disease.”145
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