Denomination: Church of England
Burdett-Coutts, William Ashmead Francis was born on August 4, 1921 in Salcombe, Devonshire, England. Arrived in Zimbabwe, 1950. Son of Herbert Seabury Hunt and Esther Flower (Capel-Cure) Burdett-Coutts.
Farmer Salisbury, Rhodesia, 1950—1965. Managing director Harold Poole, Norton, 1950—1965. Stockbroker Edwards & Company (Private) Ltd., Harare, Zimbabwe, since 1965.
Chairman Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, since 1981. Director Nicola (Pvt) Ltd., Diancana Finance Corporation, Zimbabwe.