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William Evans Burton: Actor, Writer, Theater Owner 1802-1860
Posted by: Robin Rainford (ID *****1620) Date: September 16, 2011 at 21:14:54
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Is anyone researching the William E Burton born in London to Writer/Printer Wm George Burton, married to Elizabeth Loft in Westchester, Middlesex 1823, father of William Shakespeare Burton, a historical painter who is best known for "The Wounded Cavalier?"
He moved to Philadelphia, USA in 1834, married Caroline Glessing, performed Shakespearean plays, hired Edgar Allen Poe to edit his magazine, left Philadelphia to open a NYC theater in 1848, died in 1860 in New York City leaving an unmatched collection of Shakespearian folios.

Despite his fame I'm having difficulty finding his family in England, particularly his sister Maria who married Edward Rainford.


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