Descendants of Philip BURNETT of Levisham


113. Joseph BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Joseph, Jun 1844, Pickering, xxiv 139
[Joseph was the illegitimate son of his mother Ann BURNETT. His father's name is not known.]

1851 census: HO107/2373, folio 266, p12
Joseph was living with his grandparents at Little Barugh - see notes for grandfather William BURNETT.

1861 census: RG9/3643, folio 31, p2
Joseph was living with his grandparents in Barughs Ambo - see notes for gandfather William BURNETT.

There was no record of Joseph's mother Ann BURNETT in either 1851 or 1861 census returns - it seems likely that she died before 1851 and Joseph was taken in and brought up by his gandparents William & Ann BURNETT.

Joseph married Mary HORNSEY in 1868

1871 census: RG10/4833, folio 102, p39
Little Sowerby, Sowerby by Thirsk
Joseph BURNITT, head, 26, joiner, barugh nr Pickering
Mary         do        wife, 26, Muscoates Kirby Moorside
Annie HORNSEY, dau, 7, scholar, Waterholmes Yks.
It would appear that the 7yr old Annie HORNSEY [born c1863] in the above census return was the illegitimate daughter of Mary HORNSEY. It was two years after Annie's birth that Mary married Joseph BURNETT. Joseph was not necessarily the natural father of Annie.

1881 census: RG11/4820, folio 115, p1
Main St., Sowerby in Thirsk
Joseph BURNETT, head, 36, joiner, Barugh
Mary                do  wife, 36, Muscoates
Annie Hornsey do  dau, 17, Waterholmes, York
A neighbour of Joseph BURNETT at the time of this census was Sylvester PALLISER - see notes on 1891 census below.

1891 census: RG12/3982, folio 74, p5
Bubey Tce., Sowerby
Jos. BURNETT, head, 46, joiner, Barugh
Mary       do       wife, 46, Muscoates
A. Eliz. HORNSEY, niece, 15, Newcastle
Charles H. R. PALLISER, adopted, 4, Thirsk**
**It is highly likely that Charles PALLISER was the illegitimate son of Joseph's adopted daughter Annie Hornsey BURNETT - the result of her relationship with Sylvester PALLISER. However, this relationship has not been confirmed in primary sources.

1901 census: RG13/4547, folio 83, p4
Sowerby by Thirsk
Joseph BURNETT, head, 56, joiner & cerpenter, Little Barugh
Mary          do         wife, 56, Muscoates
William MEGSON, bord, 40, sing, bricklayer, Suiverley [sic] Yks.
Elizabeth A. HORNSEY, niece, 25, sing, Newcastle Northumberland
John HORNSEY, nurse child, 4, Suiverley
Charles H. PALLISER, adopt son, 14, errand boy, Thirsk

115. William BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, William, Sep 1861, Malton, 9d 317

1881 census: RG11/4331, folio 119, p 29
Living with his parents at Thorpe Arch. Given age [20] suggests birth in 1861, birthplace given as Westow. Employed as an assistant farm bailiff. [see notes for father John BURNETT]

1891 census: RG12/3523, folio 91, p15
Thorpe Arch
William BURNETT, head, mar, 29, farm bailiff, born Eddlethorpe **
Mary Ann         do,  wife, mar, 30, born Thorpe Arch
Edward Abbott do,  son, 6, Thorpe Arch
Edith                 do, dau, 4,   do
Gladys              do, dau, 2,   do

**Eddlethorpe is near Langton in the parish of Westow

1901 census: RG13/4282, folio 22, p35
Barker’s Buildings, off Bottom Boat, Stanley, Yorks
William BURNETT, head, 39, general labourer, Westow
Mary             do       wife, 40, Thorp Arch
Edward         do       son, 16, teamster on farm, Thorp Arch
Edith             do       dau, 14, Thorp Arch
Gladys          do       dau, 12, Thorp Arch
Annie           do       dau, 3, Stanley

202. Edward Abbott BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Edward Abbott, Jun 1885, Wetherby, 9a 119

Edward's middle name was the maiden surname of his mother.

1891 census: see notes for father William BURNETT.

204. Gladys BURNETT

Gladys married Herbert DRAKE and they had five children: Sydney, Dorothy, Mary, Frank and Donald. Daughter Dorothy was born 20 Dec 1916, she married a man named GRINDLEY.
A descendant of Dorothy provided this information [contact made Nov 2005 by e-mail]

205. Annie BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Annie, Mar 1898, Wakefield, 9c 4(5)?

122. Mary BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Mary, Dec 1876, Malton, 9d 371

1881 census: RG11/4825, folio 17, p1
With her mother and two siblings at White Thorn House, Salton, the home of her uncle Thomas SCOBY - see notes for mother Elizabeth SCOBY

1891 census: RG12/3989, folio 16, p25
With her widowed mother in Pickering - see notes for mother Elizabeth SCOBY

Mary qualified as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington. She nursed the wife of Walter TAYLOR, a wealthy amateur artist, through her final illness. Walter TAYLOR remained her friend throughout her life.

1901 census: RG13/4438, folio 102, p2
Mary BURNETT, 24, born Malton, Hospital Nurse, was recorded as a visitor in the household of her uncle Joseph SOWRAY in the City of York. Joseph's wife Christiana was formerly Christiana BURNETT, the sister of Mary's father James BURNETT.

During 1910 and 1911 Mary did some private nursing for the doctors in her home area.

Family folklore has it that Mary was very fond of her second cousin Philip BURNETT - who was a regular visitor to her home. It was as a result of Mary nursing Philip, after he had a riding accident on the way home from one of these visits, that their relationship blossomed into marriage in 1912.

Newspaper Obituary
The funeral took place at Salton Church, on Saturday, of Mrs. Burnett, wife of Mr. Philip Burnett, a prominent farmer of Salton.
Mrs. Burnett's decease during Christmas came as a bitter blow to the village; she was held in very high esteem. She has been suffering for some months past, but her spirit was undaunted. Only about three weeks ago, though confined to her room, she arranged a social function in the village in aid of local nursing funds.
Mrs. Burnett was a native of Kirbymoorside. For almost 30 years she has been an active worker in relief of the suffering, and her generosity, with her kindly personality, will be greatly missed. During the Great War she helped to nurse the wounded in London. It was due to her, to a large extent, that the East Ryedale Nursing Association was formed, and she was the first chairman. She had supported the district Conservative Association almost all her life.
Salton Church has lost a devoted worker. The Women's Institute, which is linked with that of Brawby, has also had her great support, and she has served as both president and vice-president.
The little church was crowded with mourners from a wide area of the North Riding. The service was conducted by Canon Ingham, of Malton, assisted by the Vicar of Salton, the Rev. T. W. Collis, Miss Madge Baker presided at the organ.
The chief mourners were Mr. Burnett, Miss P. Burnett, Miss Joan Burnett, Miss N. Burnett, Mrs. Lewis G. Rowland (Goathland), Mrs. Good (West Ayton), Mrs. Monson, Mr. and Mrs. Bellwood (Scarborough), Miss Scoby (Salton), Mrs. Benton, the Misses Benton (Great Edstone), Mrs. Featherstone, Mrs. Jackson, Mr. W. Benton and Mr. J. Benton.......
[Information from Johanna Cotter - source not quoted]

Monumental inscription, Salton churchyard:
"In dearest memory of Mary wife of Philip Burnett who died Dec 25 1940 aged 64."
(The above obituary tells us that the funeral took place on the Saturday after Christmas Day - which in 1940 was the 28 December)

129. Philip BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Philip, Sep 1874, Scarborough, 9d 355

Philip was very deaf - a disability that appears to have been hereditary [three of his siblings also suffered deafness to varying degrees].

1881 census: with parents in Langton - see notes for father Philip BURNETT

1891 census: with parents in Birdsall - see notes for father Philip BURNETT

1901 census: with his father at Birdsall - see notes for father Philip BURNETT.

Philip married his second cousin, Mary BURNETT of Langton, in 1912. Family folklore has it that Mary was very fond of Philip, who was a regular visitor to her home, but their relationship did not blossom into marriage until Mary nursed Philip after he had a riding accident on the way home from one of these visits. Philip's horse shied near Birdsall church and he was thrown into one of the high stone walls of the churchyard. The horse returned home alone in the dark and Philip staggered home, with a serious head injury, later. He was treated by Dr. CALBY and nursed by Mary BURNETT. He never completely recovered.

Philip and Mary lived at Birdsall after their marriage - Philip had taken over his father's farm there. Their four children were all born at Birdsall but the family later moved to a larger farm at Northolm, where they suffered disastrous financial losses as a result of flooding of the River Dove. When Philip retired he and Mary moved to the Red House at Salton - their final home together.

Philip was joint executor of his father's will in 1913 while he was living at Birdsall, having taken over his father's farm there some time before. His father had moved to Hovingham, where he died. In fact Philip had 'purchased' the farm at Birdsall from his father with a "promissory note" for an undisclosed sum of money. One of the clauses of the father's will was that £400 of the amount due on this promissory note should be invested by Philip to provide for "the maintenance and benefit of" his eldest sister Grace Ann Burnett, who had remained a spinster.

Philip was also one of the executors and a beneficiary of his sister Hannah's will, proved 5 Dec 1928. His address at that time was also given as Birdsall.