James Burton and Sons (of Leigh)
1774 Company established.
1891 Directory (Leigh): Listed as Cotton spinner and manufacturers. 
1891 Burton's mills had 157,196 spindles and 570 looms.
1919 Acquired by a consortium lead by Alexander Young of the Northern Coates Spinning Co, Wigan, and W. H. Heywood of Huddersfield.
1926 The mills were stripped of machinery and demolished.