Descendants of John (BURNAND) BURNETT

Notes


62. Joseph BURNETT

Baptism 19 March 1837: St. Hedda's RC Church, Egton Bridge
Joseph, son of George Burnett and Mary m.s. Harrison.  Godparents: John White & Mary Elders.

1841 census: HO107/1255/7, folio 25, p14 
 Joseph was living with his father George and sister Ann in Egton.
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1851 census: HO107/2395, folio 506, p51 
Joseph (14yrs) and his father George (47yrs) were working as stonemasons in the Sunderland area, and lodging with Ambrose Harrison at 6 Catherine Street, Bishopswearmouth, Durham.
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1858: Joseph was living in N.Ormesby at the time of the baptism of his son George at the RC chapel in Middlesbrough.

1861 census: RG9;/3762, folio 72, p29
Joseph was living at 21 Mount Pleasant, Birtley, Co. Durham with wife Elizabeth, son George (2) and infant daughter Jane.
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1871 census: RG10/4992, folio 80, p46 
Living at St. Joseph's Place, Birtley with wife Elizabeth and six children - all except son George born in Birtley.
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1881 census: RG11/4983, folio 18, p 30
Joseph was running his own building business in Birtley. At the time of the census he was living in Burnett Terrace, Birtley, with wife Elizabeth and ten children.
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Residence given as Chester-le-Street, Co.Durham, in 1900, when he was a beneficiary of the will of his uncle Francis Burnett of Whitby, but no doubt that he was living in Birtley, which was in the administrative district of Chester le Street.

1901 census: RG13/4702, folio 119, p11
Joseph & his wife Elizabeth, son Edward, and daughters Catherine, Annie & Marguerite were living in Alexander Terrace, Birtley
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Joseph died at 8 Egton Terrace, Birtley - one of the houses he himself had built. [details from death certificate provided by John DOUGLAS]
DEATH REGISTRATION, Chester-le-Street., Harraton., Co.Durham, 495
Date & Place: 18 March 1913,  8 Egton Terrace, Birtley
Cause of Death: Operation for enlarged Prostrate - Nephritis
Age & Occupation: 76, Builder & Contractor
Reported by:  G R Burnett (Grandson),  8 Egton Terrace Birtley

Burial was at St Joseph's RC Churchyard, Birtley. A monument marks the grave and has an inscription which commemorates Joseph, his wife Elizabeth and three of their children:
George Basil Burnett, Died 2 October 1903 Aged 45 years
Joseph Burnett, Died 25 October 1875 Aged 2 months
Ena Burnett, Died 1 February 1884 Aged 8 years ["Ena" was obviously a pet name for daughter Josephine]
Joseph Burnett, Died 18 March 1913 Aged 76 years
Elizabeth Burnett, wife of above, Died 13 March 1925 Aged 88 years.
[details of monumental inscription provided by John DOUGLAS]

Joseph left a will, dated 13 Nov 1912 at Birtley, proved at Durham on 24 May 1913, which named his wife Elizabeth and eldest surviving son John Sutton Burnett as joint executors. All of his surviving children benefited in some way from the will but only one of his grandchildren was named. George Roy Burnett, the son of Joseph's eldest son George Basil Burnett who had died in 1903.


Elizabeth SUTTON

Elizabeth came from a Quaker family in Houghton near Carlisle in Cumberland. Her birth was recorded in the Quaker Quarterly Meeting Records - Carlisle:
Book 303 Entry No 169 Houghton, Parish of Stanwix
Births - 8 April 1836 Elizabeth Sutton, daughter of John Sutton (Husbandman) and Jane Sutton
[information provided by John DOUGLAS]

DEATH REGISTRATION, Chester - le - Street, Harraton,  Co.Durham, 201
Date & Place: 13 March 1925
Cause of Death: Chronic Bronchitis & Cardiac Failure
Age & Occupation:  88, Widow of Joseph Burnett
Reported by: J S Burnett (son), 5 Egton Terrace, Birthley
[information provided by John DOUGLAS]

Elizabeth was buried with her husband in a family plot at St. Joseph's RC churchyard, Birtley [see notes for husband Joseph]


152. George Basil BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, George, Sep 1858, Stockton, 10a 29

George's second Christian name, Basil, was not given when his birth was registered nor at his baptism:
Middlesborough RC [Cathedral] - Born 5 July 1858, Baptised 25 July 1858, George son of Joseph Burnett and Elizabeth m.s. Sutton. Sponsors: William Burnett & Elizabeth Burnett

1861 Census: living with his parents at 21 Mount Pleasant, Birtley, Co. Durham. Age 2yrs, birthplace Middlesbrough. [see notes for father Joseph BURNETT]

1871 Census: living with parents at St. Joseph's Place, Birtley. Age 12yrs birthplace Middlesbrough. [see notes for father Joseph BURNETT]

1881 Census: living with parents in Burnett Tce, Birtley. Age 22yrs birthplace Middlesbrough. [see notes for father Joseph BURNETT]

Marriage, 31 Dec 1888, St Joseph's R C Church, Birtley:
George Basil Burnett of Birtley, son of Joseph Burnett, and Ann Hamilton Crichton of Chester-le-Street, daughter of George Crichton.
Witnesses: Edward Burnett & Jane Burnett (brother & sister)

1891 Census: RG12/4240, folio 33, p2
Linden, Whalton, Northumberland
George Basil BURNETT, head, 32, Contractor, Yks. Middlesborough
Annie H             do     , wife, 29, Durham. Chester-le-Street
Mary A. LIDGER, serv, 16, general domestic servant, Durham. Sunderland
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1901 Census:RG13/4702, folio 118, p10
Station Road, Birtley, Co.Durham
George Basil BURNETT, head, 42, builder's manager, Middlesbrough, Yks.
Annie                  do     , wife, 39, Chester-le-Street, Durham
George Roy         do    , son, 8,  Whalton, Northd.
Catherine             do    , dau, 5, Newcastle City
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George Basil Burnett died in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, on 2 Oct 1903. Family 'folklore' has it that he was sent away to South Africa in disgrace, in about 1902; though what he had done to deserve it is not known. It is also questionable whether anyone would have had the moral authority to 'banish' a man aged 42yrs; why would George take any notice anyway? [notes from John DOUGLAS]

Notice of his death was published in the Newcastle Daily Journal of 5 Oct 1903:
"BURNETT - Johannesburg, Transvaal, suddenly, Oct 2nd 1903, aged 45 years, George Basil Burnett eldest son of Joseph and Elizabeth Burnett of Birtley"
In the same newspaper a short article appeared under the heading "Death of Birtley Man at Johannesburg", which suggests that the idea of George being sent to South Africa in disgrace has no basis in fact:
"Intelligence was received at Birtley and Chester-le-Street on Saturday announcing the death of Mr. George Basil Burnett of Birtley and lately of Chester-le-Street. Mr Burnett was stated to have died suddenly at Johannesburg and it is surmised by his friends - pending explanation - that death must have resulted from accident. Mr. G. B. Burnett was the eldest son of Mr. Joseph Burnett, head of the well-known firm of builders, Messrs. Jos. Burnett and sons, and proceeded to South Africa on securing an appointment to take charge of the building of the Grand Municipal Exchange building in Johanesburg, now in course of construction. This magnificent pile of buildings is being constructed at an estimated cost of £165,000. Mr Burnett leaves a widow, the eldest daughter of Mr. George Crichton, wine and spirit merchant of Chester-le-Street, and two children"

There is a single reference to George Basil BURNETT in the Index to holdings of the National Archive of South Africa (NASA) The document is held at the Transvaal Archive, reference AG 106/ 03, dated 1903 and is a single sheet which gives the verdict of an inquest into the death of George Basil Burnett. The verdict was suicide. Unfortunately no other details are given.

The fact that George committed suicide probably explains the family legend of him being 'in disgrace'. At that time [1903] his suicide would have been considered disgraceful by society in general and by his strongly Roman Catholic family in particular.


Ann Hamilton CHRICHTON

National Probate Index:
BURNETT, Annie Hamilton, of 11 Mornington Cres, Harrogate, Yorkshire, widow, died 11 May 1916.
Admon. London 30 Jun 1916 to George Roy BURNETT, cadet lance corp. H.M. Army. Effects £69.5s.4d


153. Jane Clara BURNETT

Joanna/Jane Clara BURNETT married John RAND on 4 Jun 1890 at St Joseph's RC Church, Birtley and had six children :- 
James Frederick Rand ( 11 Apr1891 - 6 May1892) 
Herbert Rand (29 Jun 1892 - 15 Feb 1975)
Kathleen Rand (3 Jan 1894 - 22 Sept 1962)
Francis Rand (28 May 1896 - 1 Jul 1916 Killed in Action)
Monica Chartres Rand (19 Dec 1897 - 26 May 1981)
Thomas Charles Rand (27 Jun 1900 - 19 Nov 1974)

Joanna/Jane Clara was the paternal grandmother of Veronica DOUGLAS (nee RAND) whose husband John DOUGLAS provided all of the information about this branch of the family. [Herbert RAND was Veronica's father and further details of her family tree are held on file]

Jane Clara died in Newcastle upon Tyne and was buried at St. Andrew's Cemetery, Jesmond.

DEATH REGISTRATION,  Sub-Dist, Dene, County of Newcastle, Entry No 336
Date & Place: 7 July 1929,  St Catherine's Nursing Home (u/r. Holborn Grange. Lowick)
Cause of Death: Tubercular Peritonitis
Age & Occupation : 68,  Wife of John Rand, Farmer (Retired)
Reported by: John Rand (Widower of Deceased),  Holborn Grange, Lowick

Burial Details:
St Andrews Cemetery, Jesmond, Newcastle (Sect. W No 292) {Plot purchased by and next to that of John Sutton Burnett - brother}
Monumental Inscription:
In Loving Memory of Jane Rand who died 7 July 1929 also of John Rand who died 1 August 1929. R.I.P.

[info. from death certificate & burial details provided by John DOUGLAS]


154. Elizabeth Monica BURNETT

Baptism register, St Joseph's RC, Birtley:
Baptised 19 Oct 1862, born 27 Sep 1862, Elizabeth Burnett, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth, nee Sutton.
Godparents: Francis & Hannah Thompson.

Elizabeth married George RAFFERTY on 18 Jan 1889 at Sacriston in Chester le Street..

1891 census: RG12/4123, folio 115, p8
George & Elizabeth RAFFERTY were living in Alexandra Tce., Birtley - there were no children with them. Living close by, in Burnett's Buildings, Birtley, were Elizabeth's parents with seven of her siblings.
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John Douglas provided the following notes:
George RAFFERTY & Elizabeth Monica RAFFERTY [nee BURNETT] had children as follows : Hilda Josephine Rafferty in 1892 [she died in 1897], John Kerr Rafferty in 1895 [he died in 1905] and Molly Rafferty [recorded on the 1901 census as a 4 year old but so far I have been unable to find a birth registration or for that matter a death record for her]. I think we must accept that there were no surviving issue of Elizabeth Monica & George RAFFERTY.


155. Edward Joseph BURNETT

Baptism register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
Baptism 6 Nov 1864, born 13 Oct 1864, Edward Burnett, son of Joseph and Elizabeth, nee Sutton. Godparents: John & Margarita Burnett.
The Godmother was almost certainly Margaret Burnett, sister of the Godfather John Burnett, both being cousins of Joseph Burnett. [ie children of Joseph's uncle Philip Burnett]. John & Margaret were born at Hutton Mulgrave, near Newholm, in Yorkshire.

Though baptised as Edward only, this individual is recorded as Edward Joseph Burnett in other sources.

Edward's death was recorded in a monumental inscription on a gravestone in the churchyard of St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
"... Edward Burnett who died 1 July 1914 aged 49 years, Jane Eleanor Burnett, wife of the above, died 24 Jan 1937 aged 66 years. Edward Joseph Burnett, their son, died 8 May 1936 aged 34" [info. provided by John DOUGLAS]


Jane Eleanor COATES

Baptism register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
Baptism 29 Mar 1910, born 11 May 1872, Joanna (sic) Eleanor Burnett, daughter of Robert and Margarite Coates (nee Berlinson).
The entry in the register indicates this was an adult baptism and a note in the margin beside the entry states "Burnett conversion". Joanna was therefore not a Catholic at the time she married Edward Burnett [their only child, son Edward Joseph, was born in 1902]

Jane Eleanor's death was recorded in a monumental inscription on a gravestone in the churchyard of St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
"... Edward Burnett who died 1 July 1914 aged 49 years, Jane Eleanor Burnett, wife of the above, died 24 Jan 1937 aged 66 years. Edward Joseph Burnett, their son, died 8 May 1936 aged 34"


156. Mary Teresa BURNETT

Baptism register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
Baptism 11 Nov 1866, born 22 Oct 1866, Maria Burnett daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth, nee Sutton.
Godparents: William Morallee & Hannah Pearson.

Marriage register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
George Hobson SMITH of Corbridge, son of Andrew SMITH, and Mary Teresa BURNETT, daughter of Joseph BURNETT of Birtley.
Witnesses: Joseph and Catherine BURNETT of Birtley.

Mary and her husband George had one child - Hilda Constance SMITH, b:1896, d:1981.

Hilda married Thomas J. S. RATHE at Scarborough in 1918. The couple had three children: Kathleen (who became a nun), Thomas (who became a priest) & Gerard (who also became a priest).
[John DOUGLAS]

Monumental Inscription, Manor Road Cemetery, Scarborough:
"In Memory Of Mary Teresa Smith died 23 Feb 1947 aged 80. Hilda Constance Rathe died 13 Dec 1981 aged 85. May they rest in peace."
[John DOUGLAS]


157. Catherine Gertrude BURNETT

Baptism register, St. Joseph's, Birtley:
Baptised 3 Jan 1869, born 26 Dec 1868, Catherine Burnett, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth, nee Sutton.
Godparents: John Burnett & Ann Pascoe

Marriage register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
10 Aug 1897 - William Henry WAUGH, son of Richard WAUGH, and Catherine Gertrude BURNETT, daughter of Joseph BURNETT. Witnesses: Edward and Ann BURNETT of Birtley.

Marriage register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
24 Apr 1901 - Joseph SWINBURNE, son of ?, and Catherine Gertrude WAUGH, widow, daughter of Joseph BURNETT. Witnesses: ?
[John DOUGLAS]

There were no children of Catherine's first marriage and only one child of her second marriage - Oswald Joseph SWINBURNE.
Baptism register, St. Joseph's, Birtley:
Baptised 24 Aug 1902, born 9 Aug 1902, Oswald Joseph SWINBURNE, son of Joseph and Carolina (Catherine) Gertrude, nee BURNETT. Godparents: John SWINBURNE and Ann BURNETT. [a note in the margin beside this entry states, "Oswald Swinburne was married to Kathleen Houghton 9 Aug 1932 at Our Lady of Victoria, Kensington"]

Fr. Quinlan, when writing his booklet "The One-and-Sixpenny Church", a history of St. Hedda's RC Church at Egton Bridge, mentioned "... Mrs Swinburn and Miss Burnett who lived in Scarborough ..." and whom he showed round the church in the 1930's. Fr. Quinlan also remembered welcoming the very elderly Miss Burnett in 1963, to St. Hedda's, "... to see again the Stations of the Cross".

Monumental Inscription, Manor Road Cemetery, Scarborough:
"Of your charity pray for the repose of the soul of Catherine Swinburne who died 15 March 1947 aged 78 years - also of her son Oswald Joseph Swinburne who died 19 March 1947 aged 43"


158. Ann BURNETT

Baptism register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
Baptised 14 May 1871, born 26 Apr 1871, Ann Burnett, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth, nee Sutton. Godparent: William Morallee

Ann, known as Annie, remained a spinster throughout her life - the only one of the surviving children of Joseph and Elizabeth BURNETT who did not marry. She and her sister Catherine Gertrude were mentioned by Fr. Quinlan, when writing his booklet "The One-and-Sixpenny Church", a history of St. Hedda's RC Church at Egton Bridge. He wrote about "... Mrs Swinburn and Miss Burnett who lived in Scarborough ..." whom he showed round the church in the 1930's. Fr. Quinlan also remembered welcoming the very elderly Miss Burnett in 1963, to St. Hedda's, "... to see again the Stations of the Cross". Ann would have been 92yrs old in 1963.

In 1958, Annie BURNETT of 4 Westbourne Grove, Scarborough, was a beneficiary of the will of [her sister-in-law] Eleanor Frances BURNETT, wife of John Sutton BURNETT.

Research notes from John DOUGLAS:
"It was assumed that Annie lived all her life around Tynemouth but her will dated 9 March 1961 quotes her address as Bournemouth, Hants. and her entire estate including properties at 2, Esk Terrace, Birtley and 56,58,60,62,64,& 65 Harras Bank, Birtley was left to her niece, Mary Monica Turnbull and her nephew, Francis Joseph Turnbull - children of her sister Marguerite Anna (Daisy) who married John Turnbull in 1910 and who died in 1959 (he died 1927). Annie herself died in 1966 at the age of 94. From that info we think that Annie must have joined her widowed sister [Marguerita] at some point in their lives and when the sister died perhaps the nephew & niece looked after her in her remaining 7 years. When the will was made in 1961 her address is the same as the address of the nephew and niece who incidentally were also her Executors, and again when Probate was granted in 1966. The gross value of the estate was given as £2,189 which doesn't seem a lot if, as I suspect, it includes the property. ... Neither Mary Turnbull nor Frank Turnbull ever married and Veronica [John's wife] recalls he was 'something in the church but never made a success of it' - he at one time had ideas of entering the priesthood and then later an order of monks, all without success and I see in the Probate he is described as a "Sacristan" which I think is really just an assistant at the local Catholic Church. It is rather strange that at the time of Annie's death, or rather the time she made her will, she had 7 nephews and nieces still alive plus, of course, any surviving Rafferty's [children of Annie's sister Elizabeth Monica who married George Rafferty] This info. leads us to thinking that the 1961 Will is possibly a "new" will executed by her following the death of her widowed sister and in recognition of the ongoing care of Mary and Frank. How I wish we had access to more up to date censuses !!"


159. John Sutton BURNETT

Baptism register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
Baptised 12 Jun 1873, born 9 Jun 1873, John Sutton Burnett, son of Joseph and Elizabeth, nee Sutton.
Godparents: George Burnett & Ann Palmer

1881 Census: RG11/4983, folio 18, p 30
See notes for father, Joseph BURNETT
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1891 census: RG12/4123, folio 115, p8
See notes for father, Joseph BURNETT
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1901 census: RG13/4702, folio 168, p44
Egton Terrace, Birtley, Durham
John BURNETT, head, 27, builder's foreman, Birtley
Eleanor do , wife, 27, Newcastle on Tyne.
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John almost certainly working in his father's building company, Joseph Burnett & sons. Egton Terrace was built by the company.

John died in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, and is commemorated in a monumental inscription on a gravestone in the St. Andrew's Cemetery, Jesmond: "In loving memory of John Sutton Burnett who died on 24 Nov 1930 aged 57 years also his wife Eleanor Frances who died 20 Jan 1959" [information from John DOUGLAS]

John and his wife Eleanor Frances did not have any children.


Eleanor Francis AUSTIN

1901 census: RG13/4702, folio , p44
With her husband in Birtley - see notes for husband John Sutton BURNETT
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John and Eleanor Francis did not have any children. The couple were living in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne when John died in 1930. Eleanor Frances died  in 1959. She left a will, dated 17 Oct 1955, to which had been added two codicils; one dated 3 May 1957, when she was still living in Jesmond, the other dated 23 Jul 1958, by which time she was living in a nursing home in Leicester. Main beneficiaries of the will were her married cousins Eleanor CLEMENT and Hilda RABNETT or their children but the will contains two "schedules" which list other beneficiaries. Schedule 1 includes the names Daisy TURNBULL of Tynemouth and Annie BURNETT of Scarborough. Annie BURNETT can be identified as the testator's sister-in-law and it is known that "Daisy" TURNBULL was in fact sister-in-law Marguerita Ann BURNETT who married John TURNBULL. Schedule 2 includes the names of the testator's nephews and nieces who were entitled to a share in the residue of the 'Estate', they were: Herbert, Monica and Charles RAND [children of sister-in-law Jane Clara BURNETT who married John RAND]; Frank and Mary TURNBULL [children of sister-in-law Marguerita Ann BURNETT who married John TURNBULL]; Hilda RATHE [married daughter of sister-in-law Mary Teresa SMITH (nee BURNETT)] , and Catherine MILSOME [married daughter of brother-in-law George Basil BURNETT]

[Copy of will and probate documents provided by John DOUGLAS]


160. Joseph BURNETT

Baptism register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
Baptised 5 Sep 1875, born 23 Aug 1875, Joseph Burnett, son of Joseph and Elizabeth, nee Sutton.
Godparents: James & Ann Palmer


161. Josephine BURNETT

Baptism register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
Baptised 10 Sep 1876, born 28 Aug 1876, Josephine Burnett, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth, nee Sutton.
Godparents: Charles & Ann Jackson


162. Marguerita Ann BURNETT

Baptism register, St. Joseph's RC, Birtley:
Baptised 4 Apr 1879, born 15 Mar 1879, Marguerita (Margaret) Ann Burnett, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth, nee Sutton.
Godparents: Charles Jackson & Marguerita Ann Kaye
[note in margin states "nupsis Joanni Turnbull, Newcastle upon Tyne, 14 Mar 1910"]

Marguerite and John had two children - named Mary and Frank.


63. William BURNETT

Baptism 9 June 1839: St. Hedda's RC church, Egton Bridge
William, son of George Burnett and Mary m.s. Harrison Godparents: Francis Burnett & Anna Laidler

1841 census: HO107/310/9, folio 30, p6
William was with his mother in Bishopswearmouth - see notes for mother Mary HARRISON.

1851 census: HO107/2384, folio 304, p22
Living and working as an apprentice tailor with his uncle William HARRISON at Hartlepool. Age 11yrs, born Egton, Yorkshire.

1861 census: RG9/3762, folio 64, p13
Ironworks Cottage, Birtley, Durham
Margaret SUTTON, daur, [head away], unm, 34, house servant, Cumberland ?Irtlington?
Mary SUTTON, 11, Middlesex, London
William BURNETT, visit, unm, 21, Yorkshire, Egton
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[Margaret SUTTON was almost certainly the sister of Elizabeth SUTTON who married Joseph BURNETT at Birtley in 1857. Joseph was an elder brother of William BURNETT.]

William moved to Ireland some time after the 1861 census. He married Mary Ann HAYES in 1867 at Firiss in Co. Kerry, and they had four children born in Ireland before William returned with his family to England. See 1881 census return below.

1881 census: RG11/4846, folio 34, p14
39 Commercial St., Middlesbrough
William BURNETT, head, 42, bricklayer, Whitby
Mary A. BURNETT, wife, 33, Ireland
Mary J. BURNETT, dau, 13. Ireland
George BURNETT, son, 11, scholar, Ireland
Teresa BURNETT, dau, 9, scholar, Ireland
John BURNETT, son, 6, scholar, Middlesbrough
Martha A. BURNETT, dau, 2, Middlesbrough
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The 1881 census extract above shows that William brought his family over to England sometime between 1871 and 1876. A copy birth certificate for son John [1876] identifies his mother as Mary Ann BURNETT, nee HAYES. A copy marriage certificate shows that William BURNIT and Mary Ann HAYS married at the Roman Catholic Chapel at Firiss [sic] in Molahiffe, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland on 19 Jan 1867. William was a builder and named his father as George BURNIT, also a builder. Parish registers for the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Middlesbrough include the baptisms of John in 1876 and his sister Martha Ann in 1878, and also another brother named Francis in 1881 [born after the date of the census]. The names of the godparents at these three baptisms, support the conclusion that the father William BURNETT was indeed the son of the stonemason George BURNETT and his wife Mary [nee HARRISON] of Egton. Egton was in the administrative district of Whitby. The naming of children George and Mary, William's occupation as a bricklayer and the fact that there was a son named Francis also strongly suggest a family relationship. Francis BURNETT of Egton, brother of the stonemason George BURNETT, was William's own godfather. Francis was a tailor and young William served an apprenticeship as a tailor not a stonemason [see 1851 census above] but was obviously eventually drawn to his father's trade.

William died before the 1891 census - his wife was recorded as a widow in the census returns [see notes for wife Mary Ann HAYES]


Mary Ann HAYES

1891 census: RG12/4011, folio 120, p6
11 Jamieson St. Linthorpe, Middlesbrough
Mary A BURNETT, head, 44, wid, Ireland
George         do    , son, 21, unm, labourer, Ireland
John              do    , son, 15, scholar, England [sic]
Martha A.      do    , dau, 12, dodo
/William O'BRIEN, lodg, 21, unm, labourer, Wales
Thomas RODDY, lodg, 23, unm, labourer, Ireland
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163. Mary J. BURNETT

1881 census: with her parents in Middlesbrough - see notes for father William BURNETT


164. George BURNETT

1881 census: with his parents in Middlesbrough - see notes for father William BURNETT

1891 census: with his widowed mother in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough - see notes for mother Mary Ann HAYES


165. Teresa BURNETT

1881 census: with her parents in Middlesbrough - see notes for father William BURNETT


166. John BURNETT

Extract from copy birth certificate:
Birth, 11 February 1876, 60 Calthorpe Street, Linthorpe, John, boy, [father] William Burnett, bricklayer, [mother] Mary Ann Burnett formerly Hayes.
[Birth registered by the mother 6 March 1876]

Baptism register Middlesbrough RC Cathedral:
11 Februarii 1876, natus et 18 Februarii 1876 baptizatus, Joannes Burnett filius Gulielmi & Maria Burnett (olim Hayes) conjugum:
Patronis fuit Joannes Burnett, Matrina fuit Elizabetha Martin.

1881 census: with his parents in Middlesbrough - see notes for father William BURNETT

1891 census: with his widowed mother in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough - see notes for mother Mary Ann HAYES


167. Martha Ann BURNETT

Baptism register Middlesbrough RC Cathedral:
23 Sept 1878, nata et 27 Sept 1878 baptizata, Martha Anna Burnett filia Gulielmi & Maria Anna Burnett (olim Hayes) conjugum:
Patronis fuit Albertus Jackson, Matrina fuit Elizabetha Pearson.

1881 census: with her parents in Middlesbrough - see notes for father William BURNETT

1891 census: with her widowed mother in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough - see notes for mother Mary Ann HAYES


168. Francis BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Francis, Dec 1881, Middlesbrough, 9d 5(4)9?

Baptism register Middlesbrough RC Cathedral:
28 Julii 1881, natus et 3 Augusti 1881 baptizatus, Franciscus Burnett filius Gulielmi & Maria A. Burnett (olim Hayes) conjugum:
Patronis fuit Thomas Fenton, Matrina fuit Fanny Randle.

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Francis, Jun 1882, Middlesbrough, 9d 346, infant


66. John BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, John, Jun 1846, Whitby, xxiv 577

1851 census: HO107/2374, folio 606, p7
Living with parents at Newholm - see notes for father Philip BURNETT

1861 census: RG9/3734, folio 13, p20 
Living with parents at Lead Gate, Iveston, Durham - see notes for father Philip BURNETT

1869: probably the John BURNETT who registered the death of George BURNETT [brother of John's father Philip]. George died in Newcastle on Tyne but the informant John BURNETT gave his residence as Birtley.

1871 census:  whereabouts at time of this census not yet found [not listed in 1871 index]

1874 & 1875: children John Joseph and Mary Teresa baptised at Middlesbrough RC Cathedral - residence given as Linthorpe.

1876: godfather at the baptism of John son of William BURNETT and Mary [nee HAYES] at Middlesbrough RC Cathedral. [William BURNETT was John's cousin, son of his uncle George BURNETT]

1881 census: RG11/4682, folio 27, p22
Albert St. Shop, Brampton Bierlow,
Jno. BURNETT, head, 33, Grocer & Pro Dealer, Venholme* [sic], Yorks**-- known to have been born near *Newholme*, Yks.
Mary Theresa BURNETT, wife, 31, Minsteracres, Northumberland
Mary Char. BURNETT, dau, 8, scholar, Eaglescliffe, Durham
Jno. BURNETT, son, 6, scholar, Linthorpe, Yorks
Mary Theresa BURNETT, dau, 5, scholar, Linthorpe, Yorks
Mary Margaret BURNETT, dau, 5m, West Melton, Yorks
Charlotte BURNETT, mother, wid, 67, Venholme* [sic], Yorks -- known to have been born near Newholme, Yks.
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*The name Venholme was originally thought to have been a wrongly transcribed Newholme. Both John and his mother, the former Charlotte LAWSON, were born at Hutton Mulgrave near Newholme and the given ages in 1881 are consistent with their known dates of birth. However, original 1891 census returns [below] have Charlotte's birthplace clearly written as "Fenholme" and it seems more likely that this or "Venholme" was a dialect varient of Newholm.

"Leeds Mercury" newspaper, 28 Apr 1887:
THE ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT AT WAKEFIELD - At the Wakefield Borough Police Court, a charge against John Burnett, grocer, West Melton, of embezzling sums of money amounting to £7, belonging to his employer, Mr. Peacock, wholesale grocer, Wakefield, was withdrawn, defendant having satisfied the prosecution that he did not intend to commit any offence.

1891 census: RG12/3855, folio 26, p19
16B Albert Road, Brampton Bierlow, Sheffield
John BURNETT, Head, mar, 44, Grocer, born Whitby
Teresa          do   , Wife, mar, 42, born Minster Acres County Durham,
Mary C.        do   , dau, unm, 18, milliner's appr, Eaglescliff Yorkshire,
Mary Teresa  do   , dau, unm, 15, born Linthorpe Yorkshire
Mary Margaret  do   , dau, unm, 10, West Melton Yorkshire,
Francis             do   , son, 7, born West Melton Yorkshire,
Richard            do   , son, 6, born West Melton Yorkshire,
Mary Agnes     do   , dau, 3, born West Melton Yorkshire,
Mary Catharine do   , dau, 2, born West Melton Yorkshire,
Charlotte BURNETT, Moth, wid, 77, born Fenholme [sic] Yorkshire**
//
**the birthplace was clearly recorded as Fenholme in the census return but Charlotte is known to have been born at Hutton Mulgrave near Newholme, in the parish of Whitby, Yorkshire.

John was one of the "family mourners" at the funeral of his uncle Francis BURNETT on 8 Jan 1900 - according to an account in the 'Whitby Gazette'. His residence was given as "Wath". This was presumably Wath upon Dearn, near Barnsley - as the 1901 census return below shows, six of John's children were born at nearby West Melton. John almost certainly named his second son after his uncle Francis.

1901 census: RG13/4315, folio 57, p51.
9 Bleecher St., Barnsley
John BURNETT, head, 54, grocer, Egton, Yorks
Mary T.   do   , wife, 52,Minsteracres, Northumberland
John J.     do   , son, 26,railway clerk, Linthorpe, Yorks
Mary T.   do   , dtr, 25,telephone operator,   do
Mary M.  do   , dtr, 20,draper's assistant, West Melton
Francis     do   , son, 18,railway clerk, West Melton
Richard    do   , son, 16, railway clerk, West Melton
Mary A.   do   , dtr, 14,  West Melton
Mary C.   do   , dtr, 12,scholar - public s., West Melton
Mary W.   do   , dtr, 9, scholar - public s, West Melton
//


169. Mary Charlotte BURNETT

GRO Index of Births:
BURNETT, Mary Charlotte, Sep 1872, Stockton, 10a 51

1881 census: living with parents at Brampton Bierlow, near Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT

Mary was the first of seven daughters with the same first name - each of the seven having a different second name or middle name. This Mary was not present with the rest of her family at the time of the 1891 or 1901 census. She may have been living and working away from home at the time of the 1891 census and may even have been married.


170. John Joseph BURNETT

GRO Index of Births:
BURNETT, John Joseph, Jun 1874, Stockton, 10a 97

Baptism entry in Middlesbrough RC parish register gives date of birth and residence Linthorpe. John's godparents/sponsors were Thomas BURNET and Elizabeth McGARITY. The godfather was John Joseph's uncle - younger brother of his father John BURNETT.

1881 census: living with parents at Brampton Bierlow near Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT

1891 census: living with parents at Albert Road, Brampton Bierlow, Sheffield. See notes for father John BURNETT.

1901 census: John J. BURNETT, son, age 26, born Linthorpe, was living with his parents at 9 Bleecher Street, Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT.


171. Mary Theresa BURNETT

GRO Index of Births:
BURNETT, Mary Theresa, Mar 1875, Middlesbrough, 9d 557

Mary Theresa was baptised at Middlesbrough RC church. The entry for her baptism in the parish register gives her date of birth and residence as Linthorpe Road. Godparents were Patrick REERDEN and Elizabeth HODGSON.

The family moved from Middlesbrough to Brampton Bierlow near Barnsley shortly after Mary's birth.

1881 census: living with parents at Brampton Bierlow. See notes for father John BURNETT

1891 census: living with parents at Albert Road, Brampton Bierlow, Sheffield. See notes for father John BURNETT.

1901 census: living with parents in Barnsley, age 25yrs, birthplace Linthorpe, Yorks. See notes for father John BURNETT.


172. Mary Margaret BURNETT

GRO Index of Births:
BURNETT, Mary Margaret, Dec 1880, Rotherham, 9c 641

1881 census: living with parents at Brampton Bierlow near Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT

1891 census: living with parents at Albert Road, Brampton Bierlow, Sheffield. See notes for father John BURNETT.

1901 census: living with parents at 9 Bleecher Street, Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT.


173. Francis BURNETT

GRO Index of Births:
BURNETT, Francis, Mar 1883, Rotherham, 9c 684

1891 census: living with parents at Albert Road, Brampton Bierlow, Sheffield. See notes for father John BURNETT.

1901 census: living with parents at 9 Bleecher Street, Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT.


174. Richard BURNETT

GRO Index of Births:
BURNETT, Richard, Sep 1884, Rotherham, 9c 679

1891 census: living with parents at Albert Road, Brampton Bierlow, Sheffield. See notes for father John BURNETT.

1901 census: living with parents at 9 Bleecher Street, Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT.


175. Mary Agnes BURNETT

GRO Index of Births:
BURNETT, Mary Agnes, Sep 1886, Rotherham, 9c 672

1891 census: living with parents at Albert Road, Brampton Bierlow, Sheffield. See notes for father John BURNETT.

1901 census: living with parents at 9 Bleecher Street, Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT.


176. Mary Catherine BURNETT

GRO Index of Births:
BURNETT, Mary Catherine, Jun 1889, Rotherham, 9c 686

1891 census: living with parents at Albert Road, Brampton Bierlow, Sheffield. See notes for father John BURNETT.

1901 census: living with parents at 9 Bleecher Street, Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT.


177. Mary Winifred J. BURNETT

GRO Index of Births:
BURNETT, Mary Winifred J., Jun 1892, Rotherham, 9c 741

1891 census: living with parents at Albert Road, Brampton Bierlow, Sheffield. See notes for father John BURNETT.

1901 census: living with parents at 9 Bleecher Street, Barnsley. See notes for father John BURNETT.


73. Joseph BURNETT

Joseph BURNETT, son of Thomas BURNETT and Elizabeth m.s CAIN, was born c1854 in New South Wales, Australia. His year of birth is estimated from two sources:
Joseph BURNETT, age 42yrs, was named as one of the surviving children on the death certificate of Thomas BURNETT, on 7 Mar 1897. From his given age in 1897 a date of birth in c1855 can be calculated. This is not quite consistent with his own given age at death in 1927 {74 years} which suggests birth in c1853.

What is certain is that Joseph was the first Australian-born member of this branch of the BURNETT family tree. He would have been a 'toddler' when his uncle Francis BURNETT arrived in Australia to seek his fortune, sponsored by Joseph's father. Francis BURNETT was an accomplished horseman and during the 21yrs that he stayed in Australia was perhaps the guiding influence which caused Joseph to become a saddler.

Joseph married Agnes Mary HAYNES in 1884 at Walcha and they had seven children - five girls and two boys. Unfortunately both of the male offspring died unmarried - this line of BURNETT therefore came to an end.

From "Sands Directory - 1902" a printed list of 'Warialda Townsfolk' : Burnett, Joseph - Saddler

From a 1903 Electoral Roll for the Gwydir District (Warialda, NSW).
Burnett, Agnes Mary - Warialda - wife - domestic duties
Burnett, Joseph - Hope Street - Warialda - Saddler.

An advert' in the "Warialda Standard" - Circa 1909:
Jos. Burnett, Saddle and Harness Maker.
Having re-opened business in Warialda, opposite Discher's Store, hopes by prompt attention to regain a fair share of patronage from
the people of the Warialda district. Moderate charges.

The saddler and his wife were also on a 1913 Warialda Electoral roll, but they were missing from the 1915 roll. By this time the family had moved to Sydney.


178. Mary BURNETT

Mary was not named as a surviving child on her father's death certificate in 1927. Two female children were listed as deceased, but not named - Mary was obviously one of these. The NSW Deaths Index confirms death in 1887.


179. Annie V. BURNETT

Annie was named as a surviving child, age 41yrs, on her father's death certificate in 1927. The given age is consistent with the NSW Births Index which has her born in Warialda, NSW, in 1886.


180. Joseph BURNETT

Joseph was not named as a surviving child on his father's death certificate in 1927. This is consistent with the NSW Deaths Index which
has the death of a Joseph BURNETT in Warialda in 1910 - naming the parents as Joseph & Agnes M. BURNETT

Joseph was the only surviving male descendant of the Australian branch of his BURNETT family. Joseph would have been 22yrs old in 1910 and it is *possible* that he had married and had children before he died. There may therefore have been a surviving male descendant to carry on the Australian branch of this line of BURNETT , but, unfortunately, it is most unlikely.


181. Gertrude G. BURNETT

Gertrude was named as a surviving child, age 37yrs, on her father's death certificate in 1927. The given age is consistent with the NSW
Births Index which has her born in Warialda in 1890.


182. Thomas Vincent BURNETT

Thomas Vincent BURNETT enlisted in the 20th Battalion Australian Infantry and saw active service in France during the "Great War" 1914-1918. He achieved the rank of sergeant and was awarded the Military Medal. He died of wounds received during the Battle of the Somme in France on 6th August 1916 and was buried in the British Cemetery at Puchevillers, France.

Vincent's death was announced in the "Warialda Standard" newspaper:
"... Vincent Burnett son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Burnett, formerly of Warialda, is reported to have died on August 7th from wounds received the previous day. Vince as a boy was on the staff of the local Post Office prior to leaving Warialda, and was admired for his civility and close attention to duty ..."
It is strange that the announcement makes no mention of the fact that Vincent had been awarded the Military Medal.

Vincent was one of 83 men from Warialda who volunteered in 1914 and most, if not all of them, would have been at the same school as him - Warialda Public School*. In 1918 the school decided to erect a roll of honour to remember the pupils from the school who had served, and in some cases died, in the First World War. The marble memorial was unveiled on 23rd November 1918. Thirteen of the eighty-three names on the memorial were marked with a cross indicating that the man had made the ultimate sacrifice - one of these was "BURNETT V."
Again it is unusual that the memorial does not indicate that Vincent had been awarded the Military Medal.
[* not a public school in the British sense - the English equivalent would have been a "council school" or "board school"]

Extract from a piece published in a local (Warialda) newspaper:
"During 1918, the pupils of the Warialda Public School decided to erect an honour roll to remember the pupils of the school who had gone to fight in the First World War. The marble roll was ready by the time peace was declared and an impressive ceremony of unveiling was held on Saturday 23rd November, 1918. The Army cadets marched behind the Town Band from the Council Chambers to the School grounds. A military guard of honour was drawn up, consisting of Privates J Rose, A. Lowe, C. Hancok, J. Marshall, A. Gainey, and N. Rose. They were led by Lieut's Francis and Newman.

The proceedings were chaired by the School Principal, Mr George Martin, Mr W. D. Capel declared that the Roll was to perpetuate the names of brave lads who had attended the school and who fought in the war. Mr John Lanagan raised the flag, as president of the local War Chest Branch. The Town Band played 'God Save the King' followed by a group of children singing 'Advance Australia Fair'. Mrs McGee, President of the Red Cross Branch, lowered the flag to half mast in memory of the soldiers who had fallen on battlefields overseas. Mr Thomas Graham, the Bandmaster, sounded the most impressive of all bugle calls, 'The Last Post..' The flag was then again raised to full mast by Mrs. R Capel, Secretary of the Red Cross and War Chest. Three cheers were given and the band played 'Rule Britannia'.
The mayor, Ald. J. West, congratulated the children on erecting the Honour Roll. Mr J. A. McGregor spoke on the problem of rehabilitating and settling returning soldiers.

The unveiling of the Honour Roll: - little Daphne McGee, dressed in white with the assistance of two little boys, Jack Wilson and Max Gilmour, gracefully drew aside the veil and the band again played the National Anthem. Lieut. Francis spoke a few words in memory of the fallen, 'the great honour was due to those who perished'. There were 83 names on the memorial, 13 with a cross. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

The names with crosses:
Allison G H, .Bowd H, Buist W. M.,  Burnett V, Cawkwell G, .Gooda H, Irwin G, Kermond H, Lowe A. A, McGusker T H., Sewell R, .Stamm O. J.


183. Agnes B. BURNETT

Agnes was not named as a surviving child on her father's death certificate in 1927. Two male and two female children were listed as
deceased but not named - Agnes was obviously one of these.


184. Catherine Lorna BURNETT

19 Dec 1927 - Catherine L. BURNETT, age 29yrs, was named on the death certificate of Joseph BURNETT as one of his surviving children. The given age is consistent with the NSW Births Index which has *Cathleen* L. BURNETT born in Warialda, NSW, in 1898.

The above death of Joseph BURNETT was registered by Lorna BURNETT, daughter of the deceased. Since Catherine was the only surviving daughter with the initial "L" for her middle name, we must assume that she was Catherine Lorna BURNETT.


82. William Hall BURNETT

David BURNETT has researched the life of his great-grandfather and published the results in his blog "William Hall Burnett (1840-1916), Journalist, Newspaper proprieter, Editor and Poet" at www.williamhallburnett.uk


William consistently gave his birthplace as Stokesley for census returns and his given ages were all consistent with birth in 1840/41. There is therefore no doubt that he was the William BURNETT baptised at Stokesley in February 1841, the illegitimate son of Hannah BURNETT, a washerwoman.  However, there is no record of William's birth ever having been registered at Stokesley, or in any of the neighbouring districts. William's sister Elizabeth was also illegitimate and their mother Hannah had another illegitimate son named Thomas BURNETT who was recorded living with his grandmother in Rosedale at the time of the 1841 census.

 

1841 census: HO107/1259/11, folio 10, p11

Front Street, Stokesley

Hannah BURNETT, age 38, washerwoman, born Yorks.

Elizabeth    do          age 10, born Yorks

William      do           age 6m, born Yorks

//

 

1851 census: HO107/2376, folio 123, p13

West End, Stokesley

Hannah BERNET [sic], head, unm, 49, labourer out doors, Egton

William            do             son, 10, scholar at home, Stokesley

//

[William's sister Elizabeth was recorded as a domestic servant at the home of William BRAITHWAITE, a printer & stationer, in Stokesley.  It is surely no coincidence that William was himself to become a printer, publisher and newspaper proprieter]

 

1861 census: RG9/3651, folio 39, p12

Boulby Hamlet, Easington [Guisborough]

John CAMPION, head, 32, Ag. Lab., Danby

Elizabeth  do        wife, 29, Busby

William BURNETT    visit, 20, unm, printer compositer, Stokesley

William H. PORRITT, visit, 19, unm, joiner, Leeds

//

Elizabeth CAMPION was the former Elizabeth BURNETT, the older sister of visitor William BURNETT.

 

William BURNETT, bachelor, father not named, married Mary Ann CULF, spinster, daughter of William CULF, at the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Malton in 1862.

 

Though he was baptised and married simply as William BURNETT, at some time after his marriage he adopted the second name "Hall" and he named himself as William Hall BURNETT in all records which feature him after 1862.
[It may or may not be significant that a Thomas HALL, consistently described as unmarried, lived in Stokesley throughout the time that William's mother Hannah lived there.  He was recorded in census returns 1841 to 1871 inclusive.] 

 

William Hall BURNETT established himself as a printer and in partnership with a man named George HOOD published two local newspapers; the "Guisborough Exchange" and "Middlesbrough Exchange and North Ormesby News".  He remained in printing and publishing throughout his working life; he was also an accomplished public speaker, poet and author. One of several books written by William Hall BURNETT was "Old Cleveland - Local Writers and Local Worthies'", published in 1886.  Today this is a sought after, rare book. 

 

1871 census: RG10/4855, folio 94, p33

9 Smeaton Street, North Ormesby

William H. BURNETT, head, 29, printer, newspaper publisher & editor employing 8 men & 4 boys, Stokesley

Mary A.       do             , wife, 31, Mickley, Essex

Hannah E.    do              , dau, 8, scholar, Middlesbrough

Mary A.       do              , dau, 3, North Ormesby

William A.   do              , son, 11m, North Ormesby

//

 

On 21 Nov 1873 William was one of eighteen men nominated for election to the nine seats on the Middlesbrough School Board.  He was one of only four candidates who championed denominational schools (two of the others being a Roman Catholic priest and an Anglican vicar).  It appears that William was unsuccessful.

['Northern Echo' newspaper, 22 Nov 1873]

 

William was appointed Overseer for Ormesby on 30 Mar 1876 and was a member of the Middlesbrough Chamber of Commerce.

["Northern Echo" newspaper, 1 Apr 1876]

 

1881 census: RG11/4861, folio 96, p16

High St., Ormesby

William H. BURNETT, head, 40, newspaper proprietor & printer, employing 17 men 3 girls 16 boys, Stokesley

Mary A.      do            , wife, 42, Manningtree, Essex

Hannah E.   do            , dau, 18, Middlesbrough

Mary A.       do           , dau, 13, scholar, Nth Ormesby

William A.   do           , son, 10, scholar, Nth Ormesby

Louis C.       do           , son, 7, scholar, Nth Ormesby

Winifred A.  do          , dau, 5, scholar, Nth Ormesby

//

 

1891 census: RG12/3402, folio 71, p15

Braeside, Blackburn, Lancashire

William Hall BURNETT, head, 49, author editor & newspaper manager, Stokesley,Yks

Mary Ann              do      wife, 52, Manningtree, Essex

Hannah Elizabeth  do       dau, 28, Middlesbrough, Yks

Mary Ann              do        dau, 23, assistant schoolmistress, Middlesbrough, Yks

Louis Culf              do        son, 18, printing machine man's assistant, Middlesbrough, Yks

Winifred Alice       do        dau, 15, Middlesbrough, Yks

Cecil Vaughan       do        son, 10, scholar, Redcar, Yks

//

 

William's first wife Mary Ann died in 1897 and in 1898 he married his second wife, Fanny BRADSHAW, who was 21yrs his junior.  At age 60 the 'literature author' obviously still had plenty of lead in his pencil!! The marriage certificate shows that Fanny was a widow and names her father as Philip MASON.  William named his father as Thomas Hall BURNETT.

 

1901 census: RG13/3911, folio 82, p24

17 Exchange St., Torrisholme, Blackburn, Lancashire [the "Borough Arms"]

William H BURNETT, head, 60, literature author, Stokesley, Yks.

Fanny             do           wife, 39, licensed victualler, Manchester, Lancs

Sarah A BROWN, sis/lw, 63, wid, charwoman, Soothill, Lancs

Elizabeth MASON, sis/lw, 37, unm, assistant manager in hotel, Manchester, Lancs

Mary E COWLING, serv, 27, unm, barmaid in hotel, Mesfield Yks

William A ROE, serv, 24, unm, cellar boy in hotel, Shadworth, Lancs.

//

[Sister in law Sarah BROWN was probably a married sister of William's wife Fanny].

 

1911 census: RG14PN22885 RG78PN1340A RD457 SD6 ED19 SN146

45 Talbot Street, Southport

William Hall BURNETT, head, 70, retired, Stokesley, Yks.

Fanny BURNETT, wife, 49, boarding house keeper, Manchester, Lancs.

With two live-in maids

[The census return indicates that William & Fanny had been married for 12yrs and that there were no children of the marriage.]

 

William died in 1916 at his home in Southport.  He was 75yrs old. His widow Fanny outlived him by 33yrs – she died at Southport in 1949 aged 88yrs.


Mary Ann CULF

Ages given in census returns are all consistent with birth in c1838. Birthplace always given as Manningtree, Essex. Marriage certificate gives age 23rs in 1862, also consistent with birth c1838, and names her father as William CULF, a maltster.


188. Hannah Elizabeth BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: Hannah Elizabeth BURNETT, Mar 1863, Stockton, 10a 51

1871 & 1881 census: with parents in North Ormesby, Midlesbrough - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT

1891 census: with parents in Blackburn, Lancashire - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT

1901 census: RG13/3903, folio 7, p5
'Shakerley', Mellor, Blackburn
Annie E. BURNETT, dau, unm, 38, Middlesbrough Yks.
Winifred A.      do    , dau, unm, 25, do
Cecil Vaughan  do     , son, unm, 19, apprentice chemist, Redcar Yks.
//
Though not designated as such it seems likely that, as the senior member, Hannah [Annie] was 'head' of the household and should have listed Winifred and Cecil as her sister and brother respectively. Why were they not living with their father? Was there perhaps a rift in the family when, within one year of their mother's death, their father William Hall BURNETT at the age of 60 married a woman who was only one year older than Hannah?


189. Mary Ann BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Mary Ann, Dec 1867, Guisborough, 9d 454

1871 & 1881 census: with parents in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT

1891 census: with parents in Blackburn, Lancashire - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT


190. William St. Alban BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, William St. Alban, Jun 1870, Guisborough, 9d 455

1871 & 1881 census: with parents in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT

Not recorded with family in Blackburn, Lancashire at time of 1891 census.

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, William Alban, Jun 1890, Clitheroe, 8e 195 [confirms death before 1891 census]


191. Lewis Culf BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Lewis Culph, Jun 1872, Guisborough, 9d 497
[Recorded as Louis Culf BURNETT in 1881 and 1891 census returns]

1881 census: with parents in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT

1891 census: with parents in Blackburn, Lancashire - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT

Married Minnie Eleanor King WALPOLE in 1896 in Norfolk.


192. Winifred Alice BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Winifred Alice, Sep 1875, Guisborough, 9d 517

1881 census: with parents in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT

1891 census: with parents in Blackburn, Lancashire - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT

1901 census: living with her older sister Annie and brother Cecil at Mellor, Blackburn - see notes for sister Hannah Elizabeth BURNETT.


193. Ethel Maud BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Ethel Maud, Sep 1880, Middlesbrough, 9d 61(8)?

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Ethel Maud, Sep 1880, Middlesbrough, 9d 434, infant


194. Cecil Vaughan BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Cecil Vaughan, Dec 1881, Guisborough, 9d 504

1891 census: living with parents and siblings in Blackburn, Lancs. Age 10, birthplace Redcar - see notes for father William Hall BURNETT

1901 census: living with his older sisters Annie and Winifred at Mellor, Blackburn - see notes for sister Hannah Elizabeth BURNETT.


195. Hadrian Bertie BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Hadrian Bertie, Mar 1884, Guisborough, 9d 803

The fact that his birth was registered at Guisborough suggests that, like his brother Cecil Vaughan BURNETT, Hadrian Bertie was born at Redcar [though his baptism appears in the North Ormesby parish register].

Hadrian was not at home with his family at the time of the 1891 census, when he would have been 6yrs old. This suggests that he had died before then, probably in Blackburn, Lancashire - the family having moved there since 1884.

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Hadrian Bertie, Mar 1889, Blackburn, 8e 261 [confirms above]


Fanny (MASON) BRADSHAW

Fanny was a widow when she married William Hall BURNETT in 1898.  Her maiden name was MASON – she was born in c1862 in Manchester, Lancashire, a daughter of Philip MASON who was a publican. No details of her previous marriage to a man named BRADSHAW have been found.


84. John BURNETT

1851 census: with parents in Fryup, birthplace Brazil - see notes for father John BURNETT

1861 census: with parents at Domain's House, Fylingdales, birthplace Gongo Soco, Brazil - see notes for father John BURNETT

1862: helped his uncle George BURNETT to build the mill at Hawsker.

John married Mary Ann HALDER at Fylingdales in 1867.

1871 census: RG10/4849, folio 88, p4
Low Hawsker, Hawsker cum Stainsacre [next dwelling to Hawsker Mill]
John BURNETT, head, 30, farmer of 48 acres, Brazil (English bred)
Mary         do    , wife, 27, Fylingdales
Jane E.       do    , dau, 5, Staintondale
Thomas BURNETT, serv, 15, farm servant, Ruswarp
//
[The "servant" Thomas BURNETT was John BURNETT's cousin, son of his uncle George BURNETT of Hawsker Mill]

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 27, p13
High Hawsker, Hawsker cum Stainsacre
John BURNETT, head, 40, labourer (butcher), Brazil, South America
Mary          do    , wife, 37, Fylingdales
Jane E.        do    , dau, 13, servant (domestic), Staintondale
Hannah M. do    , dau, 9, scholar, Hawsker
Halder        do    , son, 8,   do          do
Seth           do     , son, 6,   do          do
Percy          do    , son, 5,    do         do
Edith           do    , dau, 3, Hawsker
//

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 31, p4
Upgang, Ruswarp, Whitby.
John BURNETT, head, 50, farmer & milk seller, South America, Brazil
Mary       do    , wife, 47, Fylingdales
Thalia       do    , dtr, 6, Hawsker
//

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 26, p10
Ling Hill, Hawsker cum Stainsacre
John BURNETT, head, 60, farmer, Brazil S. America
Mary BURNETT, wife, 57, Fylingdales
Thalia BURNETT, dau, 16, Hawsker
plus two male "farm servants"
//

John died intestate on 4 Apr 1915 at Whitby. Administration of his estate was granted at York on 16 Oct 1915 to Mary BURNETT, widow, and Halder BURNETT, farmer, the son. Effects £1139.13.5d

Monumental Inscription: Hawsker Churchyard
"In Loving Memory of John Burnett of Myrtle Cottage, Whitby, who died April 4th, 1915 aged 74 years. Also Mary his wife who died July 28th 1937 aged 93 years .... Also Harmonis, youngest son of the above who died January 25th 1881 aged 1 year & 5 months"


Mary Ann HALDER

1851 census: Mary aged 7yrs was living with her parents, John and Jane Halder, in Fylingdales.

1871 census: Mary aged 28yrs, husband John (born Brazil), and daughter Jane, were living at High Hawsker - close to Hawsker Mill where George Burnett was the miller.

1881 census: still living at High Hawsker, age 37, birthplace Fylingdales

1928 polling list: Mary listed at "Myrtle Cottage", Saltpanwell, Whitby

Monumental Inscription: Hawsker Churchyard
In Loving Memory Of John Burnett of Myrtle Cottage, Whitby, who died April 4th, 1915
aged 74 years. Also Mary his wife who died July 28th 1937 aged 93 years ....
Also Harmonis, youngest son of the above who died January 25th 1881 aged 1 year & 5 months

1938 Probate Index: Mary Burnett of Myrtle Cottage, 11 Saltpanwell Steps, Whitby, widow - died 28 July 1937. Administration granted York, 3 Mar 1938 to Halder Burnett. Effects valued at £143.18.4


196. Jane Elizabeth BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Jane Elizabeth, Mar 1868, Scarborough, 9d 313

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 27, p13
Living with parents and siblings at High Hawsker - see notes for father John BURNETT.
//

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 150, p20
Attleys Row, Stainsacre
Ann DIXON, head, 45, wid, dressmaker, Pickering
Jane E. BURNETT, lodg, 23, single, Peak Yorkshire [sic]
//
Jane's given birthplace, Peak, is near Staintondale - her given birthplace in other census returns.  Peak was also known as "Ravenscar in the parish of Scalby".

Jane married George BOWES in Oct 1891.

1901 census: RG13/4449, folio 83, p27
Jane was recorded with her husband and three children [Mary, Annie and Edith] at Lodge Farm, Water Fulford, Escrick


197. Hannah Mary BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Hannah Mary, Sep 1871, Whitby, 9d 432

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 27, p13
Living with parents and siblings at High Hawsker - see notes for father John BURNETT.

1891 census: Hannah Mary BURNETT, age 19yrs, birthplace Hawsker, Yorks, was living-in and working as a cook/domestic servant for Elizabeth ASKWITH at an address in South Parade, Harrogate Road, Ripon. Also working there, as housemaid, was Sarah J. PARKER of Sneaton, Yorks.

Hannah married William Thomas PORRITT of York, on 6 Aug 1900, in Sneaton. Witnesses were Thalia and Seth BURNETT, Hannah's brother and sister. Hannah was resident in Sneaton at the time.

1901 census: RG13/4440, folio 116, p7
Hannah was with husband William Thomas at 47 Albermarle Rd, Micklegate in the City of York. She was working as a machinery fitter. There were no children with them.


198. Halder BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Alder [sic], Sep 1872, Whitby, 9d 443/8?

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 27, p13
Living with parents and siblings at High Hawsker - see notes for father John BURNETT.

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 137, p17
Halda [sic] BURNETT, single, age 18, born Hawsker, was working as a farm servant for farmer Anthony NEWTON at Whitby Laithes.

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 26, p10
Saltwick, Hawsker cum Stainsacre
William PEARSON, head, widr, 63, farmer, Egton
Mary J. BURNETT, dau, 32, house keeper domestic, Hawsker
Halder BURNETT, son in law, 28, general agricultural labourer, Hawsker
William H.    do    , grdson, 1, Hawsker
Eliza S. KIDD, serv, 13, general domestic servant, Hawsker
//

Halder was quoted in an article about the final demolition of Hawsker Mill in the "Evening Gazette" of 30 May 1960. At that time he was aged 87yrs and living at Paddock Cottage, Hawsker.


Mary Jane PEARSON

Monumental Inscription: Whitby Cemetery
Mary Jane, dearly beloved wife of Halder Burnett, late of Manor House Farm Hawsker, died 17 Jan 1935, age 66yrs.


199. Seth BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Seth, Jun 1874, Whitby, 9d 460

1881 census: RG11/4836, Folio 27, Page 13
Living with his parents at High Hawsker. Given age 6yrs birthplace Hawsker. [see notes for father John BURNETT]

1891 census: RG12/3993, folio 122, p1
Seth BURNETT, age 16, born Whitby was one of four farm servant, living-in and working for farmer William ROBINSON at Sneaton.
//

1901 census: RG13/4558, folio 113, p4
Sneaton
Seth BURNETT, head, 26, foreman on farm, Hawsker
Mary A.    do      ,wife, 25, Eskdaleside
Sydney      do    , son, 5m, Hawsker
Lucy WOOD, sis/lw, 23, unm, Eskdaleside
//

[Information provided by Neil BURNETT - 11 Sep 2002]
Seth married Mary Ann WOOD, known as Polly, sister of Lucy WOOD who married Tom BURNETT of Littlebeck (Neil's grandparents). Mary Ann was born at Newton House Farm, Ugglebarnby. Seth & Mary had three children Sidney, Mary and Amy.


Mary Ann WOOD

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 141, p4
Newton House Farm, Ugglebarnby
William WOOD, head, 43, farmer's hind 47 acres, Danby
Mary Ann WOOD, daur, 5, Ugglebarnby
Lucy WOOD, dau, 3, Ugglebarnby
Mary Annie STAINTHORP, serv, unm, 20, housekeeper, Lyth


Mary Ann WOOD married Seth BURNETT of Hawsker. Her sister Lucy WOOD married Tom BURNETT of Littlebeck, a second cousin of Seth BURNETT. Seth and Mary Ann BURNETT had three children - the name of only one is known.


200. Percy BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Percy, Dec 1875, Whitby, 9d 452

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 27, p13
Living with parents and siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father John BURNETT.

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 131, p4
Working as a "farm servant" for farmer William HILL at Mitten Hill, Hawsker. Age 15, birthplace Hawsker.

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 52, p8
Station Rd, Robin Hood's Bay
Percy BURNETT, son in law, 25, joiner & cabinet maker, Hawsker
Isabella BURNETT, dau, 23, Robin Hood's Bay
Rachel E. EMMERSON, dau, 15,  do
Elizabeth J.     do    , dau, 13,  Robin Hood's Bay
Elsie M.           do   , dau, 11,        do
Constance M.  do   , dau, 9,          do
//
[Above extract as written in original census return - no "head" of household recorded.]

Monumental Inscription, St. Stephen's, Fylingthorpe:
Isabella Robinson BURNETT, born 14 Nov 1877, died 2 Sep 1952
Percy BURNETT, born 26 Oct 1875, died 13 May 1953
Isabella (Ella) wife of John STORM, daughter of the above, 28 Feb 1959, aged 54.


201. Edith BURNETT

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 27, p13
With parents & siblings in Hawsker - see notes for father John BURNETT

1891 census: Rg12/3993, folio 84, p8
Edith BURNETT, age 13, born Hawsker, was living-in and working as a domestic servant for farmer Thomas BEDLINGTON and his family at "Lund House", Ugglebarnby.

Edith married Isaac KIDSON, on 10 May 1900, at Hawsker All Saints. Witnesses at the marriage were Seth & Thalia BURNETT - Edith's brother & sister.

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 26, p10
Edith and husband Isaac were at "Widdy Field", their farm in Hawsker cum Stainsacre. There were no children with them.


202. Harmonis BURNETT

This most unusual christian name was checked several times in the original records. The spelling is correct. The name Harmonis would appear to be a male form of the girls name Harmonia - after the mythical daughter of the Greek Gods Ares and Aphrodite. So now you know!

Harmonis died as a child and was buried in Hawsker churchyard. His parents were buried in the same grave. A headstone survives - see notes for father John BURNETT for monumental inscription.


203. Thalia BURNETT

Another unusual christian name which does not appear in any dictionary of names so far consulted. The word does appear in the Oxford English Dictionary:
Thalia - noun, original Greek word, the name of a Muse.

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 31, p4
With her parents & siblings on their farm at Upgang, Whitby - see notes for father John BURNETT.

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 26, p10
Thalia, age 16, was still living at home with her parents in Hawsker cum Stainsacre - see notes for father John BURNETT.

Thalia married John William WARD in 1908


87. George BURNETT

George & his twin brother William were born c1846 at Gongo Soco, Brazil - where their father was working as a carpenter in a gold mine. The family were back in England by the end of 1848

1851 census: HO107/2374, folio 98, p11-12
With parents & siblings in Fryup - see notes for father John BURNETT
(no sign of his twin brother William in this census).

1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 123, p1
Both George and his twin brother William were recorded with their parents in Fylingdales - see notes for father John BURNETT.

There is no definite record of George after 1861 until he was mentioned in his father's will, proved 2 Jan 1883. However, the following extracts from census returns undoubtedly include him:

1871census: RG10/1781, folio 275
Vessel "Antias" of Whitby, Lowestoft Roads, Suffolk, England
Greenup MOORSOM, mar, 27, master, born Robin Hood's Bay, Yorks
Frank BURNETT, unm, 21, mate, born Whitby, Yorks
George BURNETT, unm, 25, A B seaman, born Whitby, Yorks
John BONE, mar, 34, A B seaman, born Blakney, Norfolk
Charles RANDALL, mar, 21, A B seaman, born Slotham, Sweden
Robert DAY, unm, 16, Ord seaman, born Whitby, Yorks
Ernest Alfred RUD, unm, 17, apprentice, born Greenwich, kent
//
If able seaman George BURNETT *was* the one born in Brazil, then the mate Frank BURNETT was his brother.

1881 census: RG11/5078, folio 71
Vessel "Chester S/S", North Shields, Northumberland, England
John STORM, mar, 40, master, born Robin Hood Bay, Yorks
George BATTY, mar, 32, chief mate, born Middlesbrough, Yorks
Edward PEARSON, mar, 36, 2nd mate, born Robin Hood Bay, Yorks
Carlo CAISTA, unm, 45, fireman [seaman], born Brest, France
Joseph BROWN, unm, 16, engineer & steward, born East Donyland, Essex
George BURNETT, mar, 35, cook & steward, born Whitby, Yorks
//

The above seaman George BURNETT, born c1846, can't be placed in any other family on the "North Yorkshire Moors" Burnett Family Tree. The only other George Burnett, who might have been this merchant seaman, can be identified as a man who was living in Littlebeck near Whitby at the time of these censuses. It is therefore highly likely that the seaman, George Burnett, in spite of the fact that he gave his birthplace as Whitby, was the one born in Brazil; son of John and Mary Burnett and twin brother to William Burnett. Frank BURNETT, mate of the ship "Antias" in the 1871 return (above), was their younger brother. Another implication of these census returns is that George BURNETT married between 1871 and 1881.

The following 1881 census return undoubtedly shows the wife and children of the seaman George BURNETT:

1881 census: RG11/5017, folio 117, p36
93 Bede St, Westoe, Durham
Sarah BURNETT, wife (head), 28, seaman's wife, Norfolk
John George BURNETT, son, 3, scholar, Durham
Sarah Jane BURNETT, daur, 2 , Durham
William BURNETT, son, 1, Durham
//

The marriage of George BURNETT and Sarah COLLISON (sic) was not registered until 1885 at South Shields. It was therefore *possible* that the children John George, Sarah Jane and William, in the above census return, were children of a previous marriage of George BURNETT, to a previous wife named Sarah, who died between 1881 and 1885. However, further research has shown that George BURNETT and Sarah COLLINSON (sic) had a daughter named Mary born in 1882.

At the time of the 1891 census, Frank BURNETT, the supposed brother of George BURNETT in the above 1871 census return, was still a seaman, and was recorded away from home. Frank's wife Emma was at home in Hartlepool with their children. Also recorded at the same address was a niece named Mary BURNETT age 9yrs, birthplace given as "Tyne Dock". A copy birth certificate for this Mary BURNETT shows that she was born at 93 Bede Street, Westoe, on 21 Apr 1882, it shows that her father was George BURNETT, seaman, and her mother was Sarah BURNETT (m.s. COLLINSON). This confirms that Frank BURNETT was indeed the brother of George BURNETT, which in turn confirms that George *was* the one born in Brazil, twin brother of William BURNETT. George himself was at home at the time of this census:

1891 census: RG12/4161, folio 20, p23
8 Union Street, Westoe, South Shields, Durham
George BURNETT, head, 45, seaman, Whitby Yorks.
Sarah            do     , wife, 39, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
John G.         do     , son, 13, scholar, Tyne Dock, Durham
Sarah            do     ,daur, 12 ,   do           do
William         do     , son, 11,      do           do
Robert           do     , son, 5,  Tyne Dock, Durham
Emily              do     , dau, 3,         do
Frank             do    ,  son, 3m,       do
//
As described above, daughter Mary was living with her aunt Emma, wife of George's brother Frank BURNETT, in West Hartlepool [see notes for aunt Emily (Emma) CARTER].

1901 census: RG13/4736, folio 155, p32
481, John Williamson St, South Shields, Durham
George BURNETT, head, 56, horse driver groom, Whitby Yorks.
Sarah            do     , wife, 49, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Mary            do     , dau, 19, South Shields, Durham
Robert A.      do    , son, 15, apprentice bricklayer, South Shields, Durham
Emily E.        do    , dau, 13, South Shields Durham
Frank            do    , son, 10,     do
Joseph           do    , son, 6,       do
//

George died on 28 Oct 1908 in his home at 22 Taylor Street, South Shields.  He was 62 years old. His son John George BURNETT registered the death on 29 Oct 1908. A death announcement in the "Shields Gazette" newspaper of 29 Oct 1908 indicates that George was to be buried at Horton Cemetery on 31 Oct 1908.

[Information from Wendy COSTELLO, a great-granddaughter of George & Sarah BURNETT]

 


Sarah COLLISON

Sarah was born in Kings Lynn, Norfolk in 1851, the fourth daughter of her parents Archer COLLISON and his wife Jane, nee CATTON; who married at Kings Lynn in 1838. Sarah's father was a journeyman bricklayer.

Sarah married George BURNETT at South Shields in 1885.  She had already had four children with George and they had been living together as man & wife since 1877.

Sarah died on 30 Sep 1908 in her own home at 22 Taylor Street, South Shields.  She was 57 years old. Her widowed husband George registered the death on 2 Oct 1908.  A death announcement printed in the "Shields Gazette" newspaper indicates that Sarah was to be buried at Harton Cemetery.
[Information provided by Wendy COSTELLO]


204. John George BURNETT

John obviously followed in his father's footsteps and became a merchant seaman. Lloyd's Captains Register includes the following entry:

BURNETT, John George, b: South Shields 1877, no. 034224, Sunderland 1904. Vol.74, 1904-1909

John George married Annie MUNROE at South Shields in 1905.  They had one child, a son named John George BURNETT, born 19 Jul 1908 at 10 Crawford Street, South Shields. [Information from Wendy COSTELLO]

Family sources suggest that John George Snr. and his brother Robert Archer BURNETT were drowned off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, when their vessel sank on its maiden voyage in c1910. [Information from Wendy COSTELLO]


205. Sarah Jane (Jenny) BURNETT

            Sarah Jane, known as Jenny, married Hugh SUTTON (date unknown).  They had ten children: Jenny, Annie, John, William, Hughie, Matthew, Joe, Alice, Betty and Bob.


206. William BURNETT

A copy birth certificate shows that William was born at 93 Bede Street, Westoe, South Shields, Co. Durham on 12 Mar 1880.  His father George BURNETT was described as a seaman.  His mother Sarah BURNETT, formerly COLLISON, registered the birth on 17 Apr 1880.
[Copy certificate provided by descendant Wendy COSTELLO]

William followed his father, and his elder brother John George, into a career as a seaman.

            1901 census: RG13/4737, folio 211.
            Vessel S/S Ratcliffe, Tyne Dock, Sth Shields
            Master Geo. SKELTON
            One of the crew was - William BURNETT, 21, single, fireman, Sth Shields
            //

A copy marriage certificate shows that William BURNETT, age 25, a bachelor and fireman, of 368 South Eldon Street, married Rachel Robinson NORMANDALE, age 20, a spinster, of the same address, on 5 Apr 1905 at St. Mary's Parish Church, South Shields.  William's father was identified as John George BURNETT, a cartman; Rachel's father was identified as John Thomas NORMANDALE, a trimmer.  Witnesses were John Thomas NORMANDALE and Emily Elizabeth BURNETT.
[Copy certificate provided by Wendy COSTELLO]

William and Rachel had four children: William Stanley (1910), Nora (1912), Edna May (1915) and John Anthony (1919)

William’s wife Rachel died on 12 Apr 1919, twelve days after giving birth to her son John Anthony BURNETT. She was a victim of the great Spanish Flu pandemic that occurred immediately after the First World War.
[Information provided by Wendy COSTELLO]

William married second wife Ellen (Nellie) HODGSON in 1920 at South Shields.  They had two children, a son Alfred, born in 1923, who died as an infant, and son Conrad H. BURNETT, born in 1924.  Conrad became known as “Connie”
[Information provided by Wendy COSTELLO]


207.  Mary BURNETT

A copy birth certificate shows that Mary was born on 21 Apr 1882 at 93 Bede Street, Westoe, South Shields, Co. Durham.  Her father was identified as George BURNETT, a seaman.  Her mother Sarah BURNETT, formerly COLLISON, registered the birth on 31 May 1882.

Mary married Joe TAYLOR (date unknown). They had five children: Mary [c1901], Betty [1903], Edith [1905], Dorothy [1917] and Leslie [unknown]


208.  Robert Archer BURNETT

Robert Archer BURNETT married Florence Isabella LLOYD on 9 Sep 1908 at Frederick Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, South Shields.  Robert’s occupation was given as “ship’s steward” and his address as 42 Taylor Street, South Shields.  His wife Florence lived ten doors away at 52 Taylor Street.  Robert and Florence had one child, daughter Roberta Archer BURNETT, born 23 Aug 1910.  Shortly after Roberta’s birth, family sources suggest that her father, Robert, together with his brother George (John George), was drowned off Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, when their vessel sank in a storm on its maiden voyage.
[Information provided by Wendy COSTELLO]


209. Emily Elizabeth BURNETT

A copy birth certificate shows that Emily Elizabeth was born at 14 Union Street, Westoe, South Shields, Co. Durham on 7 Oct 1887.  Her father was identified as George BURNETT, a seaman.  Her mother Sarah BURNETT, formerly COLLISON, registered the birth on 26 Nov 1887.
[Copy certificate provided by Wendy COSTELLO]

A copy marriage certificate shows that on 23 Jun 1907, Thomas WILSON, age 21, a bachelor and house painter, of 24 Marsden Street, South Shields, married Emily Elizabeth BURNETT, age 20, a spinster, of 64 Violet Street, South Shields, at the Belle Vue Terrace Congregational Church, South Shields.  Thomas' father was identified as Thomas WILSON, deceased, joiner and Emily's father as George BURNETT, cartman.  Witnesses were Henry TAYLOR and Rachel R. BURNETT.
[Copy certificate provided by Wendy COSTELLO]

Emily Elizabeth had three children with Thomas WILSON: Eleanor WILSON [1907], Thomas Burnett WILSON [1911] and Frederick WILSON [1917]

Emily Elizabeth WILSON died in 1963, her husband Thomas WILSON died in 1965.


89. Frank BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Frank, Sep 1849, Whitby, xxiv 560

1851 census: HO107/2374, folio 98, p11-12
With his parents & siblings in Fryup - see notes for father John BURNETT.
//

1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 123, p1
With his parents & siblings in Fylingdales - see notes for father John BURNETT.
//

1871 census: RG10/1781, folio 275
Frank was mate aboard the vessel ""Antias" of Whitby, in Lowestoft Roads, Suffolk [see notes for brother George BURNETT].

Frank obtained his masters certificate during 1876 - according to the following extract from an index to Lloyd's "Captains Registers":
BURNETT, Frank, b. Whitby 1849, C16313 changed to C09222 (vol.29), Dundee 1876: vol.16 1877-1879; vol.29 1880-1887; vol.44 1888-1895; vol.59 1896-1902; vol.74 no voyages listed

1881 census: RG11/1174, folio 103, p8
Frank was master of the vessel S.S."Harrington", docked at Northwood, Southampton at time of census. His wife Emma and their children were living in Hawsker.

1883: Frank was a benefiiciary of his father's will, receiving a legacy of £10.

1891 census: Frank was away from home at the time of the census, presumably at sea. His wife and children were recorded in West Hartlepool, Durham.

1901 census: Neither Frank nor his wife Emma has been found in 1901 census returns.  Frank was probably away at sea again and this time Emma may have been with him.

1911 census: Frank and Emma were recorded at an address in West Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Frank was described as “Retired Master Mariner”.  [Information from Amanda in Australia]

Frank died at West Hartlepool in 1912. [GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Frank, Sep 1912, Hartlepool, 10a  110   Age 62.]      [Information from Amanda in Australia]


Emily (Emma) CARTER

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 28, p16
High Hawsker, Hawsker Cum Stainsacre
Emma BURNETT, head, 37, master mariner's wife, London, Middlesex
John R. BURNETT, son, 6, scholar, S Shields, Durham
Frank BURNETT, son, 5, scholar, S Shields, Durham
Charlotte BURNETT, daur, 1, Hawsker
[Emma's husband, master mariner Frank BURNETT, was away from home at the time of the census. {see notes for husband Frank}]
//

1891 census: RG12/4061, folio 137, p13
9 Poplar Grove, West Hartlepool, Durham
Emma BURNETT, wife, 46, London St. George's
John Richard    do    , son, 16, App. Marine Engineer, South Shields
Frank               do   , son, 15, App. Butcher, South Shields
Charlotte May  do   , dtr, 10, scholar, Yorkshire, Hawsker
Mary BURNETT, Niece, 9, scholar, Tyne Dock
//
[Niece Mary BURNETT, in the 1891 census return above, proved an interesting individual. She was obviously a daughter of one of Emma BURNETT's brother's-in-law. None of the known female offspring of the brothers of Emma's husband Frank BURNETT had the name Mary. Those who had Mary as a second name are known to have been born in Yorkshire. The Mary BURNETT born in Tyne Dock must therefore have been a daughter of one of the two brothers of Frank BURNETT for whom a marriage had not been found. These were the twin brothers William and George BURNETT, born at Gongo Soco in Brazil. The birth certificate for this Mary BURNETT in fact identifies her father as George BURNETT and her mother as Sarah, nee COLLISON. Further research has shown that George & Sarah did not marry until 1885, three years after Mary was born, and that George had three other children born before Mary.  Were they also illegitimate children of Sarah COLLISON?]


212. John Richard BURNETT

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 28, p16
With his mother and siblings at High Hawsker. Father Frank was away from home.
[See notes for mother Emily (Emma) CARTER.]

1891 census: RG12/4061, folio 137, p13
With his mother and siblings in West Hartlepool. Father Frank was again away from home. [See notes for mother Emily (Emma) CARTER.]

1901 census: not found.
His wife (who was recorded as "married", not widow ) and two children were recorded at an address in West Hartlepool, Durham - see notes for wife Louisa MASON.
Given the family history it is quite likely that JR had become a seaman, like his father, and was away at sea at the time of the census.


Louisa MASON

1881 census: RG11/4911, folio 111, p21
Stranton, West Hartlepool, Durham
Louisa was recorded as a 5yr old step-daughter of Samuel HENDERSON, who had married her mother, Elizabeth Ann MASON, just prior to the census.

1901 census: RG13/4639, folio 11, p14
15 Duke Street, West Hartlepool
Louisa BURNETT, head, mar, 25, West Hartlepool
Samuel      do     , son, 6, West Hartlepool
Elsie           do    , dau, 4,        do
//


213. Frank BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Frank, Dec 1875, S. Shields, 10a 723

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 28, p16
With his mother and siblings at Hawsker, his father was away from home - see notes for mother Emily (Emma) CARTER.

1891 census: RG12/4061, folio 137, p13
With his mother and siblings in West Hartlepool, Durham, working as an apprentice butcher - see notes for mother Emily (Emma) CARTER.

1901 census: RG13/4639, folio 66, p25
10 Christopher Street, West Hartlepool, Durham
Frank BURNETT, head, 25, dock labourer, South Shields
Florence  do    , wife, 25, Hartlepool
Emily       do    , dau, 2, West Hartlepool
Frank      do    , son, 11m,     do
//


214. Charlotte May BURNETT

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 28, p16
With her mother and siblings at Hawsker - see notes for mother Emily (Emma) CARTER.
//

1891 census: RG12/4061, folio 137, p13
With her mother and siblings in West Hartlepool, Durham - see notes for mother Emily (Emma) CARTER.
//

1901 census: RG13/4639, folio 126, p18
49 Elliott Street, West Hartlepool
Charlotte was recorded as a visitor in the household of joiner Charles Edward NODDINGS. No hint of a relationship so presumably just a Nodding(s) aquaintance!
//


90. Robert BURNETT

Robert must have been born very soon after the 1851 census had been taken. He was baptised at Danby on 4 may 1851 but his birth registration has not been found.

1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 123, p1
With parents & siblings in Fylingdales - see notes for father John BURNETT.

1871 census: RG10/4844, folio 6, p6
Robert BURNETT, unm, 22, born Fryup, was recorded as a general servant in the household of widow Jane SMITH and her son John, who were farming 180 acres at Lockton.

Robert and his brother Thomas married sisters Grace and Ann NEWTON, respectively during 1873. Grace and Ann were the daughters of Hassell NEWTON of Levisham.

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 84, p15
Park Hill Farm, Fylingdales
Robert BURNETT, head, 30, farmer of 130 acres, Danby
Grace BURNETT, wife, 34, Levisham
H. Mary BURNETT, daur, 6, Fylingdales
Gertrude BURNETT, daur, 4, Fylingdales
J. Hassel BURNETT, son, 1, Fylingdales
William BURNETT, bro, Unm, 35, labourer, Gongosoco, Brazil British Subject
Edward TINDALE, serv, 16, farm servant (indoor), Fylingdales, York, England
Hannah SHAW, serv, 15, general domestic servant, Hawsker
//

1883 - Robert was one of the executors and a main beneficiary of his father's will, proved 2 Jan 1883. He was described in the Probate Register as a "farmer of Ruswarp" - he had presumably moved to Airy Hill since the 1881 census (see below).

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 103, p28
Airy Hill Farm, Ruswarp.
Robert BURNETT, head, 41, farmer, Fryup
Grace           do    , wife, 44, Levisham
H. Mary        do    , dau, 16, Fylingdales
Gertrude        do    , dau, 14,     do
John Hassell   do    , son, 11,     do
Newton BURNETT, son, 9,      do
Grace            do    , dau, 7, Ruswarp
Robert           do   , son, 5, Ruswarp
Annie             do   , dau, 2, Ruswarp
John Hassell   do   , serv, 16, ag lab., Ruswarp *
//
*Servant, John Hassell BURNETT, was nephew of head Robert BURNETT

1901 census: RG13/4560, folio 101, p21
1 Spring Hill Tce., Fishburn Park, Ruswarp
Robert BURNETT, head, 50, farmer, Fryup
Grace do wife, 53, Levisham
Gertrude do dau, 24, unm, Fylingdales
Newton do son, 19, locomotive engine cleaner, Fylingdales
Grace do dau, 17, Ruswarp
Annie do dau, 12, Ruswarp
//

1906 - Now retired, Robert was an executor of the will of his brother Thomas and at that time was living at 30 Esk Terrace, Whitby.

1911 census: not found

11 Dec 1931 - Robert died at 28 Falcon Tce, Meadowfield Park, Whitby. He left a will, dated 24 Feb 1931 and proved at York 26 Jan 1932. Executors were his sons John Hassel Burnett & Newton Burnett, both farmers, who were also beneficiaries. The will also mentions four married daughters and one other son, Robert. Effects valued at £2018.15.1 


Grace NEWTON

Grace Newton and her sister Ann Newton married brothers Robert and Thomas Burnett respectively. Both couples were married in Levisham. Grace and Ann were daughters of Hassel Newton of Levisham and his wife Grace.

Extract from National Probate Index:
Grace Burnett of Whitby (wife of Robert Burnett) died 2 Mar 1926. Probate was granted at York 25 Jan 1927 to John Hassell Burnett and Newton Burnett, farmers and Robert Burnett, dairyman. Effects valued at £34.17.9


215. Hannah Mary BURNETT

1891 census: living with parents at Fylingdales, age 16, birthplace Fylingdales.

A beneficiary of her father's will under her married name Hannah Mary HARLAND.


216. Gertrude BURNETT

A beneficiary of her father's will under her married name Gertrude PALFREMAN.


217. John Hassell BURNETT

1881 census: with parents at Park Hill Farm, Fylingdales. Age 1, birthplace Fylingdales. [see notes for father Robert BURNETT]

1891 census:
There were two John Hassel Burnetts at Airy Hill Farm at the time of the 1891 census. One was the son of Robert and Grace (Newton) Burnett, the other the son of Thomas and Ann (Newton) Burnett - Robert's brother & Grace's sister. These two couples both also had sons named Newton, both had daughters named Grace, both had daughters named Annie, and both had sons named Robert.!!

Marriage banns were published between this John Hassel Burnett and Jane BROWN of Goathland on 15, 22, & 29 Dec 1900. They were probably married in Goathland.

A 1930's "Polling List" for Whitby lists John Hassell and Jane BURNETT at Stakesby Vale Farm, Whitby. A Robert BURNETT jnr. was also listed at this address - probably John Hassell's younger brother.

John Hassel and his brother Newton were joint executors and main beneficiaries of their father's will, proved at York, 26 Jan 1932.


218. Newton BURNETT

1891 & 1901 census: with parents at Airy Hill Farm, Ruswarp - see notes for Robert BURNETT

Newton married Charlotte STORRY in 1906.

Newton BURNETT and Charlotte BURNETT were listed at the same address, (Mayfield Farm, Whitby) in the "Polling List" for 1928.

Newton and his brother John Hassel BURNETT were joint executors and main beneficiaries of their father's will, proved at York, 26 Jan 1932.

1937 Directory for Whitby has: Newton BURNETT, farmer, Ettburn House Farm, Hawsker


219. Grace BURNETT

A beneficiary of her father's will under her married name Grace PHILPOT, she was the wife of James PHILPOT and was buried alongside her husband in Whitby cemetery in 1968.


220. Robert BURNETT

1891 census: at Airy Hill Farm, Ruswarp, with his parents. Given age 5, birthplace Ruswarp.

An advert. in the "Whitby Gazette" dated 7 Mar 1919, announced that Robert BURNETT, butcher, of 1 Gray Street, Whitby, was re-opening his business having been released from military service. The opening day was to be Thursday 13 March 1919.

A 1928 "Polling List" for Whitby lists Robert BURNETT jnr. and Violet Annie BURNETT, assumed to have been Robert's wife, at 1 Gray St. Whitby.

A later "Electoral Register" lists Robert at Stakesby Vale Farm, Whitby. John Hassell and Jane BURNETT were also listed at this address - assumed to have been Robert's older brother and sister-in-law.

A beneficiary of his father's will, dated 4 Feb 1931. His two elder brothers, John Hassel and Newton, were joint executors and were charged with the responsibility of converting their father's real estate into disposable assets. Robert was the only child not named as being entitled to an equal share of this - he was separately bequeathed a sum of £100.


221. Anne Dunsley BURNETT

The unusual second christian name given at baptism is either a reference to the hamlet near Newholm, possibly reflecting a family connection with the area; or the surname Dunsley, common in the Lockton/Lastingham area, possibly reflecting a family relationship.

Recorded as Annie in 1891 census, living with her parents at Airy Hill Farm, Ruswarp. Given age 2, birthplace Ruswarp.

Annie was a beneficiary of her father's will under her married name Annie HALLEWELL.


91. Thomas BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Thomas, Sep 1852, Whitby, 9d 339

1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 123, p1
With his parents & siblings in Fylingdales - see notes for father John BURNETT.
//

1871 census: RG10/4844, folio 5, p4
Thomas BURNITT, age 18, born Fryup, was recorded as a general servant in the household of farmer James SMITH at High Pasture, Lockton
//

Thomas and his brother Robert married Ann and Grace NEWTON, respectively, daughters of Hassel NEWTON of Levisham, during 1873.

1881 census: RG11/4831, folio 5, p3
Alma Cottage, Lockton
Thomas BURNETT, head, 28, farmer, Fryup
Ann           do    , wife, 32, Levisham
Grace M.  do    , daur, 6, scholarLevisham
John H.     do    , son, 5, Ruswarp
Albert       do   ,son, 4, Lockton
Robert H. do    , son, 2, Lockton
Rachel A. do    , dau, 1, Lockton
Francis G. do    , son, 4m, Lockton
//
Several of the given birthplaces in the above returns were not consistent with those given in later census returns [see below]

1883 - Thomas was not mentioned in his father's will.

Thomas' wife Ann died in 1889.
[GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Annie, Sep 1889, Whitby, 9d 346 Age 4

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 149, p18
Lodge Farm, Stainsacre Lane, Hawsker cum Stainsacre.
Thomas BURNETT, head, wid, 37, farmer, Fylingdales
Grace M.      do    , dau, 16, farmer's help, Ruswarp
Albert            do   , son, 14,        do               do
Robert H.     do    , son, 12,         do          Pickering
Rachel A.      do    , dau, 11,   scholar            do
Blanche         do    , dau, 7,          do          Ruswarp
Annie            do    , dau, 6,          do              do
Frank            do    , son, 5,          do              do
Newton         do    , son, 2,  Ruswarp
Arthur            do    , son, 8, scholar, Ruswarp  * Arthur recorded 'out of sequence' with his siblings.  Given the number of children it's no surprise one got mislaid.!
Thomas           do   , son, 1, Hawsker
//

Thomas married his second wife, the widow Elizabeth BROWN, nee VIPOND, in 1894
[See notes for this marriage]

1899 - Thomas was described as "...of Stoup Cross and Whitby Laithes Farm" at the marriage of his daughter Grace Mary.

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 26, p9
Stoup Cross, Hawsker with Stainsacre
Thomas BURNETT, head, 47, farmer, Fylingdales
Elizabeth          do     , wife, 47, Whitby
Hannah            do    , dau, 16, Whitby
Frank              do     , son, 15, Whitby
Newton           do    ,  son, 13, Whitby
Thomas            do    , son, 11, Whitby
//

Sometime after the 1901 census Thomas retired from farming and took up residence at "Orchid House", Green Lane, Whitby - he died there on 1 May 1906. He was buried two days later in Whitby Cemetery [grave no.6788] with his first wife Annie and their daughter Hannah (who also died at "Orchid House", just eight months before her father, at the age of 21yrs).

Thomas left a will, dated 23 Nov 1905 at Green Lane, Whitby; probate was granted to brother Robert BURNETT, farmer, and son John Hassel BURNETT, farmer, on 25 Jun 1906 at York. Value of effects £1530.17.3

Thomas' will mentions freehold and leasehold property in Cliff Street, Whitby, which was "devised" to his second wife Elizabeth for her lifetime - then to be sold and the proceeds divided between four of his seven sons.


Ann NEWTON

Ann NEWTON married Thomas BURNETT, her sister Grace married Thomas' brother Robert BURNETT. Ann & Grace were daughters of Hassell NEWTON of Levisham - both couples named one of their sons John Hassell BURNETT.

1881 census: RG11/4831, folio 5, p3
Living with husband and nine children in Lockton - see notes for husband Thomas BURNETT

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Annie, Sep 1889, Whitby, 9d 346 Age 40


222. Grace Mary BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Grace Mary, Sep 1874, Pickering, 9d 443

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 149, p18
Living with widowed father & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT


Grace Mary and her husband Richard HUTTON had three children: Annie, Walter and Cyril HUTTON.


223. John Hassell BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, John Hassell, Dec 1875, Whitby, 9d 456

1881 census: RG11/4831, folio 5, p3
Living with parents & siblings in Lockton - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 103, p28
John was a farm servant at Airy Hill Farm, Ruswarp, working for his uncle Robert BURNETT. Robert also had a son named John Hassell, aged 11yrs, living at home at that time.

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 25, p7
Whitby Laithes, Hawsker
John H. BURNETT, head, 25, farmer, Ruswarp
Edith B.     do    , wife, 21, Hawsker
Wilfred      do    , son, 1m, Hawsker
Albert BURNETT, brother, 24, farmer, Pickering
John W. NEWTON, cousin, 14, farm servant, Levisham
Elizth P. KEATH, servt, 14, general domestic servant, Whitby
//
Recently married John with his wife, the former Edith Bell COCKERILL.

1937 Directory of Whitby has: BURNETT, John H., farmer, Crowdy Hall Farm


224. Albert BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Albert, Mar 1877, Pickering, 9d 455

1881 census: RG11/4831, folio 5, p3
Living with his parents at Alma Cottage, Lockton - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 149, p18
Living with widowed father & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT


225. Robert Henry BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Robert Henry, Sep 1878, Pickering, 9d 467

1881 census: RG11/4831, folio 5, p3
Living with his parents in Lockton - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 149, p18
Living with widowed father & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

Robert Henry was a master mariner based in Bideford at the time of his marriage in 1902. After the death of his father, in 1906, Robert moved back to Whitby and lived at his father's old home - "Orchard House" in Green Lane. Robert later became a coal and timber merchant and built up a very succesful business - first in Whitby and then in Hull.


Hannah Margaret BARNETT

Information on Hannah and her husband Robert Henry BURNETT was provided by Syd BARNETT at Whitby Museum.


226. Rachel Ann BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Rachel Ann, Dec 1879, Pickering, 9d 447

1881 census: RG11/4831, folio 5, p3
Living with her parents in Lockton - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 149, p18
Living with widowed father & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

Rachel and her husband ran a grocery business in Church Street, Whitby.


227. Francis George BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Francis George, Mar 1881, Pickering, 9d 4(1)9?

1881 census: RG11/4831, folio 5, p3
Living with his parents in Lockton - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

Francis George died aged 3yrs. A later child was baptised Frank in 1886.

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Francis George, Mar 1884, Whitby, 9d 301, age 3


228. Arthur William BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Arthur William, Jun 1882, Pickering, 9d 4(6)7?

Though Arthur's birth was registered at the Pickering Register Office he was probably born in Lockton. He was baptised at the age of 8yrs in All Saints parish church, Hawsker.

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 149, p18
Living with widowed father & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT


229. Blanche BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Blanche, Sep 1883, Whitby, 9d 465

Blanche and her cousin Grace were baptised together in a 'double baptism'. Grace was the dtr of Blanche's uncle Robert and aunt Grace. (Her father's brother and sister-in-law)

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 149, p18
Living with widowed father & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

1901 census: Blanche was away from home, living-in and working as a domestic servant at an address in Ruswarp.

Blanche married Harry WATKINSON in 1905 and they had a number of children, including a daughter named Grace who married a man named BREMNER. Grace and her husband ran a grocery store in Scarborough for very many years. After her husband's death Grace lived alone and looked after herself until she was well into her nineties before moving into a nursing home in Scarborough where she celebrated her 100th birthday on 11 Apr 2008. Grace died peacefully on 17 Oct 2008.


230. Hannah Elizabeth BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Ann Elizabeth, Sep 1884, Whitby, 9d 500
Though registered with the name Ann, she appears in official records with the alternative name Hannah.

Hannah's parents were named as Thomas and Annie in the entry for her baptism in Ruswarp parish register; Thomas was described as a "farmer of High Stakesby".

Hannah remained a spinster throughout her life and died at "Orchid House", Green Lane, Whitby - her father's home - on 20 Sep 1905. She was buried in Whitby Cemetery with her mother, who died in 1889. Her father was buried in the same grave just over one year later.


231. Annie BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: not found


232. Frank BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Frank, Mar 1886, Whitby, 9d 4(6)0?

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 149, p18
Living with parents & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

Frank died on the same day as his wife Emma, both still only in their thirties. Notice of their deaths appeared in the "Whitby Gazette" of 14 Mar 1919, it was just one of an unusually large number of deaths reported that week. It is almost certain that Frank and Emma were both victims of the great flu pandemic which killed millions of people across the world during late 1918 and early 1919.

National Probate Index:
BURNETT, Frank of Knowles farm, Hawsker, Yorkshire, died 13 mar 1919. Admons [limited] London 14 Jul 1919 to Robinson HARLAND, builder's manager. Effects £1502.12s.2d


233. Newton BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Newton, Jun 1888, Whitby, 9d 47(2)?

Born at Lodge Farm, Stainsacre, Newton became a merchant seaman.
Photographs of Newton are held on file


234. Thomas BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Thomas, Sep 1889, Whitby, 9d 466
**The death of Thomas' mother Ann(ie) Burnett was registered during the same quarter also at Whitby. It seems likely that Ann died as a result of complications during the birth of Thomas - she was 40yrs old at that time. Thomas was almost certainly born at Lodge Farm, Hawsker cum Stainsacre - his father's farm.

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 149, p18
Living with widowed father & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT

Thomas emigrated to Canada either shortly before or just after the 1st World War. He appears to have adopted the Christian name Lester at about this time. He married in Canada and contact has been made with his granddaughter Gerri PONT in Canada. Gerri has provided information about the descendants of Thomas [Lester] BURNETT in Canada.


Elizabeth (VIPOND) BROWN

Elizabeth was one of the main beneficiary of Thomas BURNETT's will, written 23 Nov 1905 and proved at York on 1 May 1906. The will divided Thomas' estate, in equal shares, between Elizabeth and Thomas' seven sons.


92. Joseph BURNETT

Joseph was the youngest of his parent's ten children, born in 1854 in Fylingdales; his father had moved the family there from Fryup in the parish of Danby.

1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 123, p1
With his parents & siblings in Fylingdales - see notes for father John BURNETT.
//

1871 census: RG10/4849, folio 151, p15
With his parents & siblings in Fylingdales - see notes for father John BURNETT.
//

Joseph married Jane COLLINSON at Fylingdales in 1875
[See marriage notes]

1881 census: RG11/4836, folio 54, p11
New Road, Robin Hood's Bay, Fylingdales
Joseph BURNETT, head, 26, carrier, Fylingdales
Jane BURNETT, wife, 31, Fylingdales
Robert P. BURNETT, son, 4, scholar, Thorpe Fylingdales
Edith M. BURNETT, dau, 2, R H Bay
//

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 190, p16
Howdale Farm, Robin Hood's Bay, Fylingdales
Joseph BURNETT, head, 36, farmer, Fylingdales
Jane             do     , wife, 41, Fylingdales
Robert P.     do     , son, 14, scholar, Fylingdales
Edith M.      do     , dau, 12, do do
John A.       do      , son, 4, Sleights
Frank          do     , son, 1, Fylingdales
Alice ATKINSON serv, 20, unm, general domestic servant, Goathland
//
The eight year difference in ages between daughter Edith and son John suggests that there may have been other children born after 1881 but who died before the 1891 census.

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 64, p4
Howdale, Robin Hood's Bay, Fylingdales
Joseph BURNETT, head, 46, farmer, Fylingdales
Jane            do    , wife, 51, Fylingdales
Joseph        do    , son, 14, general farm labourer, Sleights
Frank         do    , son, 11, Fylingdales
Henry BAILEY serv, 17, agricultural labourer, Fylingdales
Mary Ann TEMPLE, serv, 20, general domestic, Fylingdales
//


235. Robert Peirson BURNETT

Robert's baptism entry in the Fylingdales parish register gives his second name written as Pearson but his birth and marriage were both registered with the second name Peirson.


Mary Sedman BAXTER

Information from Beryl TRURAN in e-mail via "YorksBurnett" web site Dec 2005:

"Mary was the daughter of William BAXTER and Sarah Ann TUNSTILL from Fylingdales. In 1901 Robert and Mary lived at 19 Garden Street, Middlesbrough with daughters Edith (Mary) 3 and Jane (Ann) 1. I think they also had a further 3 children from 1904 to 1915 - Ellen Baxter, William and Winifred E. William and Sarah Ann BAXTER lived next-door-but-one at 23 Garden Street."


236. Edith Mary BURNETT

Edith Mary married Thomas BOWES.

Monumental Inscription, St. Stephen's, Fylingthorpe:
In Loving Memory of Edith Mary wife of Thomas BOWES and only daughter of Joseph and Jane BURNETT of Howdale Farm, died 14 Dec 1907.
Also of Thomas BOWES her husband, died 9 Dec 1960 aged 86.


237. John BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, John, Sep 1881, Whitby, 9d 454

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 190, p16
With parents & siblings at Howdale Farm, Robin Hood's Bay - see notes for father Joseph BURNETT

1901 census: RG13/4723, folio 164, p22
43 Devonshire Street, Sunderland
Thomas BOWES, head, 26, railway rollerman, Sneaton, Yorks
Edith          do     , wife, 22, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorks
John BURNETT, bro/law, 19, railway rollerman, Robin Hood's Bay, Yorks
//

John married Jane Ann BREWSTER in 1908 at Sunderland. They had five known children between 1908 and 1920.


240. Frank BURNETT

"Whitby Gazette", 23 Apr 1964:
SANDSEND GOLDEN WEDDING
Mr. and Mrs. F. Burnett
A well known Sandsend couple, Mr and Mrs Frank Burnett of "Howdale", celebrated their golden wedding on Saturday with a family party at the home of one of their two daughters, Mrs. W. Petty, Broomfields Farm, Stainsacre.
Mr. and Mrs. Burnett ... were married at St. Stephen's Parish Church, Robin Hood's Bay ...
There are four children of the marriage, two sons and two daughters ... Mr. and Mrs. Burnett's other daughter is Mrs. T. B. Pearson, Fairfield Farm, Stainacre, and the sons are Mr. Laurence Burnett who lives at Welburn near Malton and Mr. Norman Burnett whose home is at Terrington, also near Malton. ......