George Burton Music Hall Entertainer.....

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George Burton Music Hall Entertainer.....

Post by Paula » Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:35 pm


Can anyone help - I'm looking for place and date of birth of George Burton, a music hall entertainer in Scotland from around 1930 to at least 1957.
He may be from Glasgow.
All I have is that he fathered a child around 1930 and was in a show at the Empress Theatre Glasgow in 1956/57.
Any little clue would help!!



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Post by Tracey » Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:43 pm

HI Paula

Googling the name this could also be him - if your eyes can stand the glare of the red type :shock:
If they cant this is what it says
Metropole Theatre, Glasgow:
"Scotland The Brave", with Clark and Murray, George Burton, Hugh McIlroy and Sixteen Moxon Ladies.

But no biography of any kind yet
Scotland - Donaldson / Moggach / Shaw / Geddes / Sim / Gray / Mackie / Richards / Joel / Coull / Mckimmie / Panton / McGregor
Ireland and Scotland - Casey / McDade / Phillips / McCandle / Dinely / Comaskey + various spellings

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Post by Liz Turner » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:09 pm

Hi Paula

Also worth a look at this site:-

This is the address for their catalogue:-

Although George Burton is not mentioned in their list, the Empress Theatre is included. You might find some background information. It might also be worth contacting them to see if they might have anything that would be relevant for you.

Fife: Nicolson, Cornfoot, Walker, Gibson, Balsillie, Galt, Elder
NE Scot: Nicolson, Lindsay, Haliburton, Ross
Edin & Central: Nicolson, Blaikie, Stevenson, Ross, Hotchkiss, Suttie, Christie, Clelland, Gray, Purvis, Lang, Dickson
Ross & Cromarty: Ross

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Post by paddyscar » Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:36 am


I've PM'd you with additional info re ... ?DID=17477

John Kelly (b 22 Sep 1897) eldest child of John Kelly & Christina Lipsett Kelly of Glasgow

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Post by DavidWW » Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:34 am

See for the Harry Greatorex Theatre Index.

I believe also that The Stage, over 125 years on the go, have an archive, - see .


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George Burton Music Hall Entertainer

Post by Paula » Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:06 pm

Many thanks to everyone who gave me leads to find George. These will keep me busy for a while now!




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Re: George Burton Music Hall Entertainer.....

Post by isabella/taylor » Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:41 am

Hi Paula

My name is Isabel. I have information on George Burton but before revealing anything, I would like to know your reason for requiring this information.

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Re: George Burton Music Hall Entertainer.....

Post by Alan SHARP » Sat Jan 02, 2016 10:58 am


Welcome to the forum.

If you click on "Paula" you will see that they were only active on this site for a couple of months, nine and a half years ago.

You will also be able to follow the five posts made in their search, of that time.

If the email address given TS for service is still active [not replaced] a notification of your post on this thread will be received.

It's the type of posting we all tend to wait for, the potential to add an other piece to the jigsaw puzzle,

All the best.


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Re: George Burton Music Hall Entertainer.....

Post by BrianGrant » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:09 pm

Hi Paula, isabel,
I am George Burtons grand son it would be good to learn a bit more. Any information from you guys would be appreciated

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