Descendants of Edward BURNETT of Bishop Monkton


59. David Dixon BURNETT

Not at home with the rest of his family at the time of the 1881 British Census and not found elsewhere in that census. Thought to have made several trips to Canada before making the final move there in 1884. He embarked for Canada aboard S.S. "Parisian" on 18 Sep 1884 and married Maria EYLES, in Canada, in 1885.

All information about David Dixon BURNETT and his wife Maria EYLES has been provided by a great grandson - Dave Burnett in Canada - who has also provided a family tree for their descendants in Canada.
[For further information please use the "send e-mail" link on the 'home' page of this website.]

91. Frederick BURNETT

Death Registration of Frederick Burnett
Date of Death: June 23, 1964
Age at Death: 72 Years
Place of Death: Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, B.C.
Length of Time in Canada: Life
Length of Stay in Municipality where death occured: 3 weeks
Residence: RR#2, Swanson Road, Aldergrove, B.C.
Birthdate: July 4, 1891
Birthplace: New Westminster, B.C.
Occupation: Retired Engineer
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Ethel Irene Bullied
Father's Name: David Dickson Burnett (birthplace England)
Mother's Name: Maria Isles (birthplace England)
Informant: Ethel Burnett (wife)
Address: Swanson Road, RR#2, Aldergrove, B.C.
Burial Date: June 25, 1964
Burial Place: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, B.C.

British Colombia newspaper obituary for Frederick Burnett
BURNETT - June 23, 1964, Frederick Burnett of Swanson Road, Aldergrove aged 72 years. Survived by his loving wife, Ethel, 2 sons James F and Kenneth W of Vancouver, 5 daughters, Mrs. D. Rees, Mrs. Gwen Mahoney, Irene Burnett all of Vancouver, Mrs. M. Rachel, Kamloops, Mrs. Ernest Kethler, Couglan, B.C., several grandchildren, 2 brothers Ernest and Victor Burnett, New Westminster. Deceased served with the 29th Battalion in the First World War and Veterans Guard in the Second World War. Funeral Service Thursday June 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Chimes Harron Bros. 10th and Ontario Street. Reverand Major G. Turpin officiating. Interment Field of Honor, Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

[All information provided by Dave Burnett in Canada - a descendant of Frederick's brother, Wilson Burnett]

93. Harry BURNETT

Harry is one of the many thousands of men who were killed in action during the battles around Ypres during the Great War but whose bodies were never recovered and have no known grave. His name appears on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres and is listed in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's "Debt of Honour" register with the following citation:
"In Memory of Lance Corporal H BURNETT, 261623, who died on Tuesday 30 October 1917. Remembered with honour YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

62. Robert Thomas BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: Mar 1868, Stockton, 10a 132

1871 census: living with parents at West Cornforth, Durham, England. Age 2yrs, born West Cornforth.

Robert Thomas emigrated to Canada in about 1886 where he married Lilian Rachel JOHNSON. Dave BURNETT, a descendant of Robert Thomas' brother, David Dixon BURNETT, has researched the descendants of Robert Thomas BURNETT in Canada. He provided the following information:

Tax lists show Robert Thomas BURNETT living at the same address as David Dixon BURNETT in New Westminster, British Colombia, Canada. Both were employed as "City Works" labourers.

Death registration of Robert Thomas BURNETT
Date of Death: October 12, 1951 - 4:45 p.m.
Age at Death: 82 years, 11 months, 19 Days
Place of death: Home for the Aged, Coquitlam, B.C.
Length of Stay in Canada: 65 Years
Length of Stay in B.C.: Unknown
Length of Stay in Municipality where death occurred: 1 month, 13 days
Residence: 4575 Picton Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Birth date: October 23, 1868
Birthplace: Durham, England
Marital Status: Sarah Ann Bowes
Occupation: Lumberman
Father's Name: Thomas Burnett (birthplace England)
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Layfield (birthplace England)
Informant: Margaret Johnston May (daughter)
Address: 1419 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
Burial Date: October 17, 1951
Burial Place: Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver , B.C.
Cause of death: bronchopneumonia

British Colombia newspaper obituary
BURNETT - October 12 1951, Robert Thomas (Bob) Burnett, 4875 Picton Street, aged 83 years. Survived by his loving wife, 3 daughters, Mrs. E. Fletcher, Vancouver, Mrs. E. Dunphy, Steveston, Mrs. Margaret May of Saginay Michigan, 2 stepsons Jack and Henry Bower, 4 step-daughters, Mrs. E. Basham, Mrs. E. Purcell , Mrs. E. Clifford, Mrs. D. Murray all of Vancouver, 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral Service Wednesday October 17 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of Mount Pleasant Undertaking Co. Kingsway at 11th avenue to Mountain View Cemetery. Reverand C.E. Batzold officiating.

72. Frederick Joseph BURNETT

Kathie Kline's family tree gives date of birth 21 Jul 1859 and birthplace *Sheffield* for Frederick Joseph.
Gill Baddeley in Australia gives date of birth 30 May 1858 and birthplace Liverpool. Gill's information is taken from a family Bible and is the correct data.

1881 census: RG11/4652, folio 54, p16
Fred Burnett, Head, Coal Merchant, U, age 23, born Liverpool, Lancs.
Living alone at 97 St. Mary's Rd, Sheffield, Yks.

Fred's father Joseph Burnett, coal merchant, was also recorded in Sheffield at the time of this census (RG11/4660, folio 142, p41)

Shortly after the census Frederick married Elizabeth HALL in Sheffield

1891 census: RG12/3801, folio 65, p4
42 Upper Albert Rd, Norton Lees, Derbyshire
Fredk J. BURNETT, head, mar, 32, coal merchant, Birkenhead Cheshire
Ellen M KIRK, cousin, unm, 21, Sheffield Yorks
Matilda MATTHEWS, friend, wid, 31, Gloucestershire
Fredk C. BURNETT, son, 8, scholar, Sheffield Yorks
Mary A. McGEE, serv, 19, domestic servant, Sheffield Yorks
Frederick's wife Elizabeth, and their daughters Mary Elizabeth and Alice, were recorded elsewhere at the time of this census.

1891 census: RG12/3826, folio 71, p7
469, Intake Road, Sheffield
Emma DYSON, head, mar, 55, Eckington, Derbyshire
Joseph W. do     son, unm, 18, Sheffield Yorks
Frederick   do     son, 7, Sheffield
Elizabeth BARNETT (sic), boardr, mar, 38, retired, Sheffield
Mary E.      do     boardr, 7, Sheffield
Alice          do     boardr, 3, Greenhill Derbyshire
Incorrectly transcribed as BARNETT by the enumerator but there's no doubt that this household included Frederick Joseph BURNETT's wife and two of their daughters. Why the family were split between two different addresses is not clear. Research has shown that head of household Emma DYSON was the former Emma BATES and there is no obvious relationship between her, or her husband Henry Thomas DYSON, and Elizabeth BURNETT, nee HALL.

It is assumed that Frederick's wife Elizabeth died before 1896 as he married his second wife, Ellen Maud KIRK, described as his cousin in the above census return, during that year. The marriage was registered at Chapel en le Frith in Derbyshire.

Frederick and second wife Elllen appear to have had only one child, a son named James Edward, whose birth pre-empted the marriage by about 2yrs, if 1901 census returns are to be believed (see below). James Edward's birth registration has not been found.

1901 census: RG13/3267, folio 111, p5
Smedleys Hydropathic Company Ltd, Matlock, Derbyshire
Frederick Joseph BURNETT, boarder, 42, coal merchant, Birkenhead Cheshire
Ellen Maud BURNETT, boarder, 31, Sheffield Yorks
James Edward BURNETT, boarder, 6, Rotherham Yorks
Three of over 200 paying 'boarders' at the by then World famous Smedley's Hydro, home for the invalid. Frederick's four teenage children from his first marriage were recorded together at an address in Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield [see notes for son Frederick Charles BURNETT].

100. Frederick Claude BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: Frederick Claude BURNETT, Sep 1882, Sheffield, 9c 463

Gordon Ragg's family tree gives only the year of birth but Kathie Kline's gives date of birth as 21 Jul 1882 in Sheffield, Yks. Both trees give the name as Frederick Claude, both agree that there was no issue for his marriage to Maude Baker and both show that Fred died in 1955 but do not give a place of death.

1891 census: RG12/3801, folio 65, p4
With his father in Norton Lees, Derbyshire - see notes for father Frederick Joseph BURNETT.

1901 census: RG13/4376, folio 89, p1
253 Pitsmoor Rd, Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield
Frederick C BURNETT, head, 18, commercial correspondent, Sheffield
Mary E BURNETT, sister, 17, Sheffield
Agnes R    do           sister, 15,   do
Alice         do           sister, 13,   do
Lizzie EVISON, serv, 18, general domestic servant, Retford, Nottinghamshire

GRO Index of Marriages has: BURNETT, Frederick Claude, Jun 1905, Chelmsford, 4a 955
["Free BMD" website gives Lilian Maude BAKER as possible spouse]

Death registration not found.

101. Mary Elizabeth BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: Mary Elizabeth BURNETT, Jun 1884, Sheffield, 9c 476

1891 census: RG12/3826, folio 71, p7
Recorded with her mother and younger sister Alice at an address in Sheffield. Her father and brother Frederick Claude were recorded together at an address in Norton Lees, Derbyshire.
[see notes for father Frederick Joseoh BURNETT]

1901 census: RG13/4376, folio 89, p1
With her brother and sisters in Sheffield - see notes for brother Frederick Claude BURNETT

Mary married Arthur Thomas WOOF in 1910 at Sheffield [did he give her a dog's life ?!] They had two children; Arthur Kenneth Woof, b: 1913, and Richard Philip Woof, b: 1915. Both married and had children but neither Gordon Ragg nor Kathie Kline have continued this branch on their family trees.

102. Agnes Ruth BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: Agnes Ruth BURNETT, Dec 1885, Sheffield, 9c 470

1891 census: RG12/3854, folio 110, p6
Agnes R BURNETT, age 5, born Sheffield was recorded as a 'visitor' in the household of James BOOTH, a colliery clerk, at Barrow Field, Wentworth nr Rotherham.

1901 census: RG13/4376, folio 89, p1
With her brother and sisters in Sheffield - see notes for brother Frederick Claude BURNETT

Agnes married William RAGG at Sheffield in 1911.

Agnes Ruth Burnett and William Ragg were Gordon Ragg's parents. Gordon's family tree does not give a date or locations for their marriage - neither does Kathie Kline's. Gordon's two sisters both married and had children but neither Gordon's nor Kathie's tree continues this branch any further.

103. Alice BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: Alice BURNETT, Sep 1887, Ecclesall B. 9c 334

1891 census: RG12/3826, folio 71, p7
Recorded with her mother and older sister Mary Elizabeth at an address in Sheffield. Her father and brother Frederick Claude were recorded together at an address in Norton Lees, Derbyshire.
[see notes for father Frederick Joseoh BURNETT]

1901 census: RG13/4376, folio 89, p1
With her brother and sisters in Sheffield - see notes for brother Frederick Claude BURNETT

Alice was responsible for drawing up a family tree in the 1960's a copy of which her nephew Gordon RAGG provided. Kathie KLINE in America appears to have worked from the same family tree but has made many additions which are not shown on Gordon's copy - so too has Gordon LORIMER in Canada. It would seem that copies of Alice's tree were distributed to interested family members shortly after it was compiled and that it has formed the basis for more recent research.

Alice presumably died a spinster since no marriage is shown for her on any of the family trees mentioned above.

73. Elizabeth Jane BURNETT

Known as Lillian BURNETT and listed as Elvia J. BURNETT in 1881 census returns for Sheffield, where she was living with her parents. Lillian married Alexander Rolph LORIMER between 1886 - 89, just after emigrating to Canada. They had two children, Harold Burnett LORIMER and Walter Alexander LORIMER whose descendants still live in Canada. One of these descendants is Gordon LORIMER who provided all of the information for the descendants of Elizabeth Jane BURNETT

Alexander Rolph LORIMER

Alexander married twice. He first married Sabra TURNER in 1877 and they had one son, Herbert Rolph LORIMER, b: 1878, before Sabra died in 1886.  Alexander then married Elizabeth Jane BURNETT in c1887.  There were two sons in the second marriage, Harold and Walter.  Harold’s son, Gordon LORIMER, who lives in Canada (March 2000) has provided detailed information on this branch of the family tree, including personal recollections. This is held on file.

105. Harold Burnett LORIMER

Alma Rita MOYSEY

106. Walter Alexander LORIMER

Walter was the second son of Alexander's second wife: younger brother to Harold Burnett and half brother to Herbert. He became a chartered accountant and lived in Toronto. He died in 1974.
[Extract from notes provided by Gordon LORRIMER in Canada]

74. Albert George BURNETT

Kathie Kline's family tree shows that Albert George married twice. It gives no date for either marriage and only names his second wife as Amy. No children are shown for the second marriage. Albert's only daughter from his first marriage married but apparently did not have children - this branch of the tree therefore ends. Gordon Ragg's family tree confirms this and also has Albert's death in 1937.

GRO Index of Births: Albert George BURNETT, Dec 1862, Doncaster, 9c 459.

Information from Gill Baddeley in Australia, taken from a family bible, gives date of birth as 26 Nov 1862 at Montpelier Tce. Doncaster.

1891 census: RG12/3800, folio 101, p 22
Grove House, Totley, Yorkshire
George WOOD     head, 50, pawnbroker, Bawtry, Yorks
Margaret S. do,     wife, 47, Sheffield
A. G. BURNETT visitor, 28, coal dealer, Doncaster
Rose A.      do     visitor, 26, Sheffield
G. Wilfred TAYLOR, visitor, 24, clerk, Bakewell, Derby
Emily TAYLOR, visitor, 21, Sheffield
Kate MAJOR, serv, 16, servant, Sheffield
Wilfred and Emily TAYLOR were almost certainly related to Rose Ann (Annie) BURNETT (nee TAYLOR) - probably brother and sister-in-law.

A membership card for the Sharrow Cycling Club, Sheffield, dated 1895 lists A. G. BURNETT as a committee member. [Information from]

1901 census: RG13/4358, folio 102, p26
31 Oakdale Rd, Ecclesall, Sheffield
Albert G. BURNETT, head, 38, coal merchant, Doncaster
Annie           do          wife, 36, Sheffield
Gladys M.    do          dau, 2,        do
Ada LOVELOCK      serv, 21, general domestic servant, Chapeltown Yks.

Albert George travelled to Canada in 1933, leaving Liverpool on 8 September aboard the ship "Antonia", arriving at Quebec on 16 September. Occupation given as director, purpose of trip visiting brother Arthur Burnett, Kelowna, British Columbia. Home address given as 14 Schoolgreen Lane, Fulwood, Sheffield.
[ Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935]

Shortly after his return from Canada, in 1933, Albert George married second wife Amy E TAIT in Sheffield. He died in Sheffield four years later.

107. Gladys May BURNETT

Kathie Kline's family tree shows no children for Gladys' marriage to James BOND. He was presumably always away from home being agent 007?

76. Herbert William BURNETT

Kathie Kline's family tree gives 14 Apr 1869 as Herbert's date of birth in Sheffield and shows that he married three times. Herbert and first wife Agnes were married in Montreal, Canada. They had two children before Agnes died in 1899. Second wife was named Georgia, whom he also married in Montreal, Canada. Third wife was named Violet - no place given for this marriage. There are no children shown for the second or third marriage.

Information from Gill Baddeley in Australia, taken from a family bible, gives date of birth 14 Apr 1867 at Burgreave Rd. Sheffield.

1871 census: RG10/4080, folio 179, p27
With parents and siblings in Gedley, Cheshire [see notes for father Joseph BURNETT]

1881 census: RG11/4660, folio 142, p4
With parents and siblings at 28 Burngreave St, Sheffield [see notes for father Joseph BURNETT]

Herbert William's father Joseph took his family to Canada in 1883. Herbert William remained in Canada after his parents returned to England in c1894 and became a Methodist minister. He married three times but, as far as is known, had only two children - both with his first wife, Margaret Agnes McLean SCOTT. Herbert married Agnes on 9 Nov 1892 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Montreal [see marriage notes]

Wife Agnes died in 1899 and Herbert married again.

Marriage Registration, Ontario, Canada: # 010399-01 (Leeds Co)
Herbert W. BURNETT, 33, widower, clergyman (Meth), Sheffield England, Maitland, s/o Joseph BURNETT & Jane SMITH, married Georgina Mary DUNHAM, spinster, 28, Augusta twp., same, d/o George SHERWOOD & Annie Elizabeth BOOTH?, witnesses were Alfred C. BURNETT of Toronto & Ida M. DUNHAM of Augusta, 20 March 1901 at Brockville

Canada 1901 census: Augusta, Grenville South, Ontario - District #63, p9
BURNETT, Herbert, head, born Apr 14 1866, age 34
BURNETT, Georgina, wife, born Apr 13 1872, age 28
BURNETT, Stanley, son, Oct 17 1893, age 7
BURNETT, Ruby, daughter, born Aug 29 1895, age 5
BAKER, Edith, domestic, born Sep 13 1882, age 18

Second wife Georgina died on 28 Mar 1904 in Elizabethtown, Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada and three years later Herbert made his hat-trick of marriages.

Marriage Registration, Ontario, Canada: #018563-07
Herbert Wm BURNETT 39, clergyman, wid., Eng., Cobden, s/o Joseph BURNETT & Jane SMITH, married Violet Benson POINTER 28, Ont., Pembroke, d/o Brunswick POINTER & Rachel PENTLAND, wit: H. E. ELLIOTT of Cobden & J. F. BURNETT of Ottawa, 12 Jun 1907, at Pembroke.

Canada 1911 census: Richmond, Richmond & Wolfe, Quebec District #192, sub district 11, p3
BURNETT, Herbert, head, b: Apr 1868, age 43, b: England, arrived Canada 1883, Methodist clergyman
BURNETT, Violete, wife, b: Dec 1879, age 32, b: Quebec
BURNETT, Ruby, daughter, b: Aug 1895, age 15, b: Quebec.

Canadian records show that Herbert William BURNETT had left Canada in 1915 but had returned in 1919 aboard the ship "Scandinavian" - described as a 'returned Canadian' on the passenger list compiled at the port of arrival (St John, New Brunswick). The reason for his four year absence was that he volunteered to serve in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force during World War I. He signed up on 13 Jul 1915 and took the oath of allegiance on 3 Sep 1915. He became a chaplain in the Army.

Herbert William returned to England once more, in May 1931, and took his wife Violet with him. They returned on the ship "Doric": leaving Liverpool on 28 Aug 1931 and arriving at Quebec on 5 Sep 1931

There is one further piece of evidence of Herbert William's movements - a border crossing certificate issued at Montreal, Canada on 28 Dec 1940 for Herbert W. BURNETT of 1671 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal. Herbert was described as retired, age 73yrs, married, 5ft 81/2ins tall, fair complexion, hazel eyes The certificate was used for a trip into the USA, arriving at Peace Bridge, Buffalo, New York on 15 Jan 1941. According to the certificate Herbert was accompanied by his wife *Mary* (sic). Was this an error or did Herbert marry a fourth wife named Mary?

108. Stanley Ralph Scott BURNETT

Kathie Kline's family tree shows no children of Stanley's marriage.

1911 census, Canada
BURNETT, Stanley, born Oct 1894 (sic), Ontario, age 17, bank clerk, was recorded as a boarder in the household of medical doctor Ira COTERMAN? in Cobden, Ontario.

Stanley married a young (23yrs old) widow named Georgina McQUAID (nee REESE) at St. Columb's Anglican church, Kensington, London, England, on 18 Jul 1918. He was described in the marriage record as "Lieutenant RAF, Scampton Aerodrome, Lincoln". His father was named as Herbert William BURNETT, Army Chaplain.

Stanley had obviously travelled to England at some time during or before the 1st World War but no record of his departure from Canada or arrival in England has so far been found. The RAF was in its infancy, having been founded in 1918, toward the end of World War I, by merging the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. It is not known which of these two flying services Stanley had originally joined.

By 1935 Stanley was divorced and living in Davenport, Iowa, USA. A border crossing certificate issued on 25 Mar 1935 in Montreal, Canada records his trip back home to Iowa, through the port of Detroit, Michigan. The certificate states that Stanley had been resident in America since 1927 and was working as a furniture salesman for the Franc Furniture Company in Davenport, Iowa. Stanley may have broken his journey home from Liverpool by visiting his father Herbert William BURNETT, who lived in Montreal at this time, [ Detroit Border Crossings]

In fact Stanley was returning home from a trip to England. A passenger list for the ship "Laurentic", arriving at Liverpool on 2 Jul 1934 from Montreal, includes Stanley R BURNETT, 40, furniture buyer, resident in USA, tourist en route to 156 Osborne Rd, Sheffield.
[ UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960]

A World War II, USA draft registration card, completed in 1942, confirms Stanley's date of birth as 17 Oct 1893 but gives his place of birth as Montreal, Canada. He was employed by the Hill Furniture Co.and his home address was given as 514, 23rd Ave, Moline, Rhode Island, Illinois. Curiously the person named who "would always know this address" was *Wm* Stanley Ralph BURNETT, of the same address. Had Ralph dropped the Scott from his name in favour of an initial William, or was this another person?
[ U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]

109. Ruby Irene BURNETT

Kathie Kline's family tree shows that Ruby and husband Charles Boast had
two children; Jean, b: 1928, and Lois b: 1930. Jean Boast married a Jack
BAGNALL and had three children but no names or dates are given and this
branch of the tree ends.

77. James Foulds BURNETT

Information from Gill Baddeley in Australia, taken from a family bible, gives date of birth as 10 Apr 1869 at Upperthorpe?, Sheffield.
GRO Index of Births has James Foulds BURNETT, Mar 1869, Ecclesall Bierlow, 9c 229.

James accompanied his parents when the family moved to Canada in 1883 and remained in Canada when his parents returned home to England several years later.

Kathie Kline's family tree shows that James Fowles (sic) BURNETT married Carrie LATEUR (sic) in Ottawa, Canada but does not give a date. She has two children of the marriage; Marion b: 1897 and Doris b: 1900. Marion married a man named Fitzimmons and had one daughter but no dates or places are given and this branch of the tree ends.

BMD records for Ontario, Canada on the "" website list the marriage of James F BURNETT and Caroline LEAFLOOR (sic) on 5 Apr 1893 at Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario. Grooms parents given as Joseph BURNETT and Jane SMITH; brides parents Francis LEAFLOOR and Ellen RYAN.
Witnesses were Thomas E BURNSIDES and Adaline LEAFLOOR.

Canada 1891 census: Ontario, district 103 Ottowa City, Division #2, p55
James BURNETT, 23, single, born England, Methodist, was recorded in the household of Edmund J DARBY, also born in England. James was working as a clerk in the PO dept (post office?)
Probably this individual but by no means certain.
[ 1891 Census of Canada]

James has not been found in a national index to 1901 census returns for Canada.

James was a witness at his brother Herbert William's third marriage, to Violet POINTER, in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in 1907

Canada 1911 census: Ottawa, St. George's, Ontario District #105, sub district 6
BURNETT, James, lodger, b: Mar 1871, age 46, b: England, Methodist, commercial traveller
BURNETT, Caroline, lodger, b: Jun 1875, b: Ottawa, Flemish, Presbyterian
BURNETT, Florence, lodger, b: Jun 1900, b: Ottawa, Methodist
BURNETT, Ruth Doris, lodger, b: Apr 1905, b: Ottawa, Methodist
[1911 Canada Census available online at]

Following information is an edited extract from notes on further research in Canadian records:

James' daughter Marion Florence Fitzsimons (nee Burnett), is found crossing the USA border on 9 Jul 1943; born Ottawa, 1902; residence 49 Huntley St, Toronto - with a daughter Michaela D, born 2/1/30

There is also a border crossing card dated 3 Jane 1944, Buffalo NY, for James F Burnett, b. Sheffield, age 74, retired, daughter Marion Fitzsimmons of 49 Huntley St, Toronto.
Residence Royal York Hotel. Destination, St. Petersburg Lawn Bowling Club, St. Petersburg FLA
Time of stay - 3 months
Original Landing in Canada Aug 1883, Montreal - SS "Oregon"

James' other daughter, Ruth Doris Burnett, likes to travel too. She returns from England 26 Aug 1933 and has visited her cousin Caroline Burnside of Long Beach, Calif. "numberous times", as stated on her border crossing card Nov 1938. She lists father James Burnett, of 559 Sherbourne St, Toronto.

Above daughter Ruth Doris Burnett, b. 6 Apr 1905 Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario filed for her birth certificate on 5 Jun 1944. Her father, Jas. F Burnett declared that he was a Commercial Traveller at the time of her birth and was presently living in Toronto, York. Mother was listed as Caroline LaFleur.

Also, I think they had a son b. 1895 Ottawa who was a premature birth. Father Informant looked like James F? Burnett.

Caroline (Carrie) LAFLEUR

Canada 1881 census: District 105, Ottowa City, Ontario
Returns for the Victoria Ward, show Carrie Lafleur, age 8, born Ontario, with her parents Francis & Ellen Lafleur and three siblings. Carrie was the eldest child.

Canada 1891 census: District 103, Ottowa City, Ontario
Carrie Lafleur, age 18, born Ontario, was recorded living with her parents Francis and Hellen Lafleur and five siblings. Carrie was working as a "clerk in dry foods" (sic). Her father was working as a horse teamster.

Ages given for Carrie in census returns are consistent with birth c1872. Her birth registration has not been found but a birth registered at Carleton, Ottawa, on 20 Dec 1871 - an unnamed female, born April 16 1871, parents given as Frederick Lafleur and Esther Ryan - was possibly this individuall; though parent's names do not agree with her marriage record in 1893. [see marriage notes]

78. Alfred Christopher BURNETT

Gordon Lorrimer provided the following notes in 1998:

"[Alfred's] son Albert Christopher b:1914 married Kathleen Heath, divorced, married Brenda; who is still living, in England, as of November 1998. It is through her that I got in touch with Gordon Ragg and acquired the initial knowledge of the Burnett family in Sheffield. Alfred went with his parents and siblings to Toronto, Canada c1882, met and married Fanny Burgess there, then returned with her to live in Sheffield."

Alfred Christopher was the grandfather of Gill Baddeley in Australia who has provided a detailed family tree for his line of the family.
[Received 15 November 2002] Dates provided are taken from copy birth, marriage and death certificates in Gill's possession and from a copy of entries in a family bible. Gill provided the following notes:

"Alfred Christopher married Fanny Burgess at Port Sandfield, Ontario, Canada on 2nd June 1902. I have a copy of their marriage certificate. Alfred Christopher was born on the 26th April 1871. I have a copy of his birth certificate. Fanny Burgess' date of birth was 7th June 1875 in Toronto.
Their children:
Alfred George, born 20 Barker Road, Sheffield, 12/8/1905
Edith Marian, born 5 Brentwood Road Sheffield, 11/5/1908
Albert Christopher, born 5 Brentwood Road Sheffield, 21/8/1914
Alexander Joseph, born 5 Brentwood Road Sheffield, 7/7/1919

Both my grandparents died before my parents were married in July 1938

Fanny Griffiths BURGESS

Known in the family as "Aunt Dotsy" She married Alfred Christopher Burnett in 1902 at Port Sandfield, Ontario, Canada, and returned with him to England.

112. Alfred George BURNETT

Alfred George, known as Alf, was born at 20 Barker Rd., Sheffield.
[Information from Gill Badderley in Australia]

Gordon Lorimer provided the following notes:
"Alfred visited my parents in Toronto in 1960, along with Doris his second wife and David Swiffen, Doris's son by her first husband. I was living in North Bay at the time, but I do remember meeting them. A year or so later my parents visited Alfred and Doris in Sheffield at their spacious home called Ashton Fields which they acquired in 1953; opposite the Peacock Hotel (now the Cavendish).

David travelled to the Muskoka Lakes, North of Toronto, during his holidays in 1957 and recalls Port Sandfield and Port Carling where his stepfather's relatives had cottages. During a visit in 1960 he secured a job on a dairy farm at King City, Ontario, then travelled west and on to Australia and New Zealand in the fall. David now lives half a year each on Guernsey in the Channel Islands and in New Zealand."

Extract from newspaper article:
'The Times', 22 Aug 1981 [p18, col C]
Burnett in £12m coal takeover
Burnett & Hallamshire, the Sheffield-based fuel, mining and property group, is paying a total of £12m for McErlain (Plant), a private company involved in open-cast coal mining in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.
...The consideration is in two parts. Burnett is paying £10.2m in the form of issuing shares on the basis of profits for McErlain for the year ending March 1982, coming to £2.75m. A further £1.8m will be paid once McErlain is in a legal position to undertake the stabilization of a site of about 60 acres of freehold land owned by it for the purposes of industrial development. The site, near Chesterfield close to the M1 motorway, contains coal which needs to be extracted before the area is compacted prior to development...

Newspaper Obituary:
'The Times', Friday 4 Jun 1982 [p10, col F]
Mr Alfred Burnett, who died in Curacao on May 21 at the age of 76, was chairman of Burnett Bros the coal distribution company, now known as Burnett and Hallamshire Holdings plc, from 1938 to 1976. Mr Burnett, who was born in Sheffield on August 12, 1905, was the elder son of Alfred Christopher and Fanny Burnett. He was educated at King Edward VIII School. In 1922 he joined Burnett Bros, which had been founded in 1872 by his grandfather Joseph, and he became chairman on his father's death.
During the 1930s and 1940s, before coal nationalisation, he concentrated on the development of his Sheffield based coal distribution interests and achieved sales of two million tons per year. In the 1950s he broadened his activities, acquiring some 26 companies, primarily in oil, opencast coal-mining and construction. In 1956 he acquired the publicly quoted company Hallamshire Coal Supplies Ltd.
He leaves behind a widow, Doris.

113. Edith Marion BURNETT

Edith Marian, known as Marianne, was born at 5 Brentwood Rd., Sheffield. She had one child with husband John Needham; daughter Valerie Needham.

Marianne's husband John Needham was married twice. His second marriage was to Marianne's sister-in-law Kathleen Mary Heath, divorced wife of Marianne's brother Albert Christopher.

[Information from Gill Baddeley who, as a result of these marriages, is both step-sister and cousin to Valerie Needham.]

114. Albert Christopher BURNETT

Born at 5 Brentwood Rd., Sheffield
[Information from his daughter Gill Baddeley in Australia]

115. Alexander Joseph BURNETT

Born at 5 Brentwood Rd., Sheffield
[Information from Gill Baddeley in Australia]

Mable Ann TREE

Listed in the 1881 Canadian Census Index at Garden, Victoria County, Ontario (age 2yrs)
[Info. provided by Dave Burnett]

116. Lillian Frances BURNETT

Kathie Kline's family tree shows Lillian had two children with husband James HAYWORTH; Murray Hayworth and Douglas Hayworth. Murray married Florence and had children. Douglas married Doreen but there were no children.

Don Burnett confirms Lillian's marriage but gives her husband's surname as HAWORTH. Don also confirms the names of the children of this marriage but gives no further details.

118. Robert Ernest BURNETT

Robert Ernest, known as Ernest, was born in Weyburn Saskatchewan but his father moved the family to the Woodlawn District of Kelowna, British Columbia, in 1922. In 1932 Ernest helped to establish the family business in growing tomatos and cucumbers in large greenhouses.
[Information from Ernest's son Don Burnett]