Descendants of John (BURNAND) BURNETT

Notes


93. John BURNETT

1841 census: HO107/1255/16, folio 6, p4
John BURNETT, 5, born Yks
Eliz. BURNETT, 3, born Yks
Living with grandparents Thomas & Elizabeth BRADLEY at Yearby, Kirkleatham
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1851 census: HO107/2375, folio 198, p3
Working as an ag.lab at Park Farm, Kirkleatham - the adjacent household to his parents who were at Kirkleatham Park.

1861 census: RG9/3657, folio 30, p9
John BURNETT, 27, unm, born Loftus was recorded as "foreman" at Dromanby Hall near Kirkby in Cleveland - working for widow Elizabeth HINDSON and her family - probably this John, the son of Philip BURNETT.

1871 census: RG10/4846, folio 4, p2
Great Fryup, Glaisdale
John BURNETT, head, 35, miner & grocer, Lyth
Janedo ,wife, 30, Glaisdale
Georgedo , son, 7, scholar, Eston
Marydo , dau, 5, scholar, Marske
Sarah J.do , dau, 3, Glaisdale
Philipdo ,fathr, 60, Moorsholm
//

1881 census: RG11/4838, folio 96, p9
20 Tees Street, Lofthouse [Loftus]
John BURNETT, head, 45, ironstone miner, East Row
Jane dowife, 40, Fryup
George H. doson, 17, ironstone miner, Normanby
Mary dodau, 15, dressmaker, Marske
Sarah J. dodau, 13, scholar, Fryup
Philip dofather, 69, wid, farmer, Moorsholm
William THOMASboard, 30, unm, ironstone miner, Penhow, Montgomery, Wales
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1891 census: No trace of John, his wife Jane or any of their children in 1891 or 1901 census indexes for England & Wales. It is possible that the family moved up to Scotland or they may have emigrated sometime before 1891.


101. William BURNETT

William's mother, Mary, was buried on the day he was baptised in Kirkleatham. She probably died as a result of complications during childbirth.

1861 census: RG9/3653, folio 6, p5
William was living with his widowed father in Kirkleatham - see notes for father Philip BURNETT

1871 census: not found

William married Lucy WILSON in 1878 in Middlesbrough.

1881 census: RG11/4853, folio 98, p32
75 Nelson Street, Middlesbrough.
William BURNETT, head, 24, railway rolleyman, Yearby
Lucy dowife, 22, Patrington Yorkshire [near Withernsea in the East Riding]
George W. doson, 1, Middlesbrough
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1891 census: RG12/4008, folio 95, p33 [incorrectly indexed as BURNELL]
55 Avon Street, Middlesbrough
William BURNETT, head, 34, coal trimmer, Yearby
Lucydowife, 32, Withernsea
George W doson, 11, scholar, Middlesbrough
Emilydodau, 8, do do
Thomas H doson, 3, Middlesbrough
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1901 census: RG13/4581, folio 190, p21 [incorrectly indexed as BURNELL]
31 Baker Street, Middlesbrough
William BURNETT, head, 44, coal trimmer, Redcar
Lucy dowife, 42, Hull
Emily dodau, 18, Middlesbrough
Thomas doson, 13, do
Margaret dodau, 8, do
Lucy dodau, 1, do
Albert doson, 5m, do
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Lucy WILSON

1881 census: living with husband and their first child in Middlesbrough. Birthplace given as Easington.

1901 census: living with husband and five children at Middlesbrough. Birthplace given as Hull.


245. George William BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, George William, Mar 1880, Middlesbrough, 9d 524

1881 census: RG11/4853, folio 98, p32
With parents in Middlesbrough - see notes for father William BURNETT.
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1891 census: RG12/4008, folio 95, p33
With parents & siblings in Middlesbrough - see notes for father William BURNETT.
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1901 census: RG13/4576, folio 86, p23
George W. BURNETT, 21, single, boot salesman, born Middlesbrough and Ethel BURNETT, 22, born Middlesbrough were recorded as 'visitors' in the household of marine engineer Peter SINCLAIR and his wife Susanna at 15 Clarence Street, Middlesbrough.
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The given age of Ethel BURNETT suggests birth in c1878. She was almost certainly the illegitimate daughter of George's mother Lucy BURNETT, nee WILSON - who came from the Withernsea area near Hull in East Riding of Yorkshire. No birth registration has been found for Ethel BURNETT but the birth of Ethel WILSON was registered during the June quarter 1878 at Hull Register Office [Lucy WILSON married William BURNETT during the September quarter 1878 at Middlesbrough]


246. Emily BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Emily, Jun 1882, Middlesbrough, 9d 613


247. Thomas Henry BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Thomas Henry, Dec 1887, Middlesbrough, 9d 525


248. Margaret Ann BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Margaret Ann, Dec 1892, Middlesbrough, 9d 546


103. John BURNETT

A copy birth certificate shows that John was born 10 Feb 1844 in Middlesbrough. He was baptised twice: on 3 Mar 1844 in Middlesbrough Wesleyan Methodist chapel and again on 7 Mar 1852 in St. Hilda's Anglican parish church, Middlesbrough - see notes for mother Emma BURTON.

1851 census: HO107/2383, folio 206, p33
With parents & siblings in Middlesbrough - see notes for father William BURNETT

1861 census: Not found

John's father died when he was about 8yrs old and he was not recorded with his widowed mother and his siblings at the time of the 1861 census. He is thought to have been brought up by one of his father's brothers - which one is not known. He does not appear on 1861 census returns living with any of them, but by that time would probably have been working away from home. He was married and living in South Shields by 1867, when his first son was born.

1871 census: RG10/5032, folio 93, p17
Westoe, South Shields, Durham
John BURNETT, head, 27, moulder, Middlesbrough, Yks.
Elizabeth do , wife, 22, South Shields
William do , son, 4,do
Andrew do , son, 11m, do
/Anna ROBERTSON, mthr/law, 49, South Shields
John dowife bro, 16, sailor, South Shields
Jamesdowife bro, 10, South Shields
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1881 census: RG11/4995, folio 161, p98
7 Robinson Terrace, Bishopwearmouth, Durham
John BURNETT, head, 37, iron moulder, Middlesbrough Yorkshire
Eliz. dowife, 32, S. Shields, Durham
Willm. doson, 14 , clerk, S. Shields, Durham
Andrew doson, 10, scholar, S. Shields, Durham
Margt.E. dodau, 7, dodo
John G. doson, 5, do Sunderland, Durham
Ethel A. dodau, 3, do
James R. doson, 1, do
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1891 census: RG12/4168, folio 34, p6
130 Albert Road, Jarrow, Durham
John BURNETT, head, 47, iron founder, Middlesbrough Yorkshire
Eliz. dowife, 42, S. Shields, Durham
Willm. doson, 24, unm, solicitor's clerk & stationer, S. Shields, Durham
Andrew doson, 21, unm, plater's apprentice, S. Shields, Durham
John George do son, 15, ship yard office boy, Sunderland, Durham
Harrydoson, 8, scholar, Jarrow, Durham
Margaret Emma dodau, 17, S. Shields
Elizabeth Alice dodau, 5, scholar, Jarrow
Ada BURNETTdau, 3m, Jarrow
Arthur BOWERbord, 22, unm, ship's carpenter, East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Frederick MARTINbord, 20, unm, clerk in chemical works, Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland
Ann ROBSON [sic] moth, 69, wid, S. Shields, Durham--**
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--**Although recorded as John's mother and with the surname ROBSON there is no doubt that this was Ann ROBERTSON, John's mother-in-law.

1901 census: RG13/4743, folio 59, p12
Acca House, Hill Street, Jarrow, Durham
John BURNETT, head, 57, metal moulder, Middlesbrough Yorkshire
Eliz. dowife, 52, South Shields, Durham
Etheldodau, 23, dressmaker, Sunderland, Durham
Harrydoson, 18, apprentice ship's plater, Jarrow, Durham
Alice dodau, 15, apprentice draper, Jarrow
Ada dodau, 10, Jarrow
Elizabeth BUTCHER, serv, 24, unm, general domestic servant, West Hartlepool, Durham
Chas. Fredk. CUTHBERTSON, bord, 21, unm, draughtsman [ships], Nottingham, Notts.
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John later moved to Dumbarton in Scotland and died at 35 Dumbuie Avenue, Dumbarton in 1931 - his son John George BURNETT registered the death. [Information provided by Dorothy AUSTIN, a descendant of this John BURNETT, from a copy death certificate]


251. William BURNETT

1881 census: living with parents in Bishopswearmouth, occupation "clerk"

1928: William was killed in a road accident. His death certificate reads .. "knocked down by a motor car and run over by a second motor car"


252. Andrew BURNETT

1881 census: living with parents in Bishopswearmouth.


253. Margaret Emma BURNETT

Margaret Emma married Thomas William READHEAD in 1892 in South Shields.
They had four Children, all born in Stockton-on-Tees, Durham.


255. Ethel Ann BURNETT

Ethel married George William LEE in 1906 in Jarrow. They had six
children.
Ethel Ann was the maternal grandmother of Mrs. D.W.AUSTIN who responded
to a "readers' interests" entry in Family Tree Magazine. Contact is
being maintained.


257. Harry (Henry) BURNETT

Information provided by Mrs. D.W.Austin.


Agnes Wood CRICHTON

Information provided by Mrs. D.W.Austin


258. Elizabeth Alice BURNETT

Married Thomas R. FAWKES in South Shields in 1905. Three known children.
Information provided by Mrs. D.W.Austin


259. Ada BURNETT

Married Joseph H. CHRISP in 1914. Three known children.


109. John BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, John, Sep 1843, Whitby, xxiv 529

1851 census: HO107/2374, folio 489, p6
With his parents & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Robert BURNETT
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1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 67, p7
With his parents & siblings at High Hawsker - see notes for father Robert BURNETT
//

1871 census: RG10/4848, folio 103, p9-10
With parents and siblings at Ewe Cote Farm, Ruswarp - see notes for father Robert BURNETT
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1881 census: RG11/4948, folio 110, p6
Travellers Rest, Iveston, Durham
John BURNETT, head, 37, shoemaker and innkeeper, Hawsker, York
Mary A. dowife, 31, Leeds, York
James S. doson, 8, scholar, Whitby, York
Robert A. doson, 7, scholar, Newholm, York
John W. doson, 4, Lanchester, Durham
Frank W. doson, 2, do do
Thomas H. doson, >1, do do
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1891 census: RG12/2712, folio 19, p34
103, Burley Lodge Rd, Burley, Headingley, Leeds
John BURNETT, head, 47, contractor, Hawsker
Mary A. dowife, 40, Woodhouse Leeds
James S. doson, 18, mechanic, Whitby
Robert A. doson, 17, do, Newholm
John W. doson, 14, assistant in boot shop, Beamish, Durham
Frank W. doson, 12, scholarMadamsley [sic], Durham
Emma E. dodau, 8, doLeeds
George F. doson, 6,doHeadingley
Charles E. doson, 4,doHeadingley
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1901 census: RG13/4202, folio 174, p7
50 South Mount St, Holbeck, Leeds
John BURNETT head, 57, insurance agent, Whitby, Hawsker
Mary Ann dowife, 49, Leeds
Frank Wilson doson, 22, single, stonemason, Madamsley [sic], Durham
Emma Elizth. dodau, 18, Leeds
George Fredrick doson, 16, grocer, Leeds
Charles Edward doson, 14, grocer, Leeds
//


Mary Ann WILSON

1881 census : living in Iveston, Durham with husband and Five children


260. James Seal BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: James Seal BURNETT, Mar 1873, Whitby, 9d 644

1881 census: RG11/4948, folio 110, p6
With parents and siblings at Iveston, Durham - see notes for father John BURNETT
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1891 census: RG12/2712, folio 19, p34
With parents & siblings at Burley, near Headingley, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
//


261. Robert Arthur BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Robert Arthur, Jun 1874, Whitby, 9d 445

Date of birth was given in the baptism register of Whitby Methodist Circuit as 1 Mar 1874. The register also indicated that baptism took place in Newholm Chapel. Robert's birth was not registered until the June quarter of 1874.

1881 census: RG11/4948, folio 110, p6
Robert was living with his parents and siblings at Iveston, Co. Durham. Age 6, birthplace *Newholm*
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1891 census: RG12/2712, folio 19, p34
With parents & siblings at Burley, near Headingley, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
//

1901 census: RG13/4202, folio 46, p17
12 Willoughby Street, Holbeck, Leeds
Robert BURNETT, head, 27, railway engine stoker, Whitby
Ada dowife, 24, Skipton
John doson, 10m, Leeds
//


262. John William BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, John William, Jun 1877, Lanchester, 10a 11(?)

1881 census: RG11/4948, folio 110, p6
With parents and siblings at Iveston, Durham - see notes for father John BURNETT
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1891 census: RG12/2712, folio 19, p34
With parents & siblings at Burley, near Headingley, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
//


1901 census: RG13/4210, folio 31, p4
34 Campsell St, Wortley, Leeds
John W. BURNETT, head, 24, railway engine stoker, Tanfield, Durham
Sarah A.dowife, 25, Leeds
Mary A.dodau, 9m, Leeds
Alice MARSHALLsis/lw, 20, sing, cloth weaver woolen, Leeds
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263. Frank Wilson BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Frank Wilson, Mar 1879, Lanchester, 10a 314

1881 census: RG11/4948, folio 110, p6
With parents and siblings at Iveston, Durham - see notes for father John BURNETT
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1891 census: RG12/2712, folio 19, p34
With parents & siblings at Burley, near Headingley, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
//

1901 census: RG13/4202, folio 174, p7
With parents & siblings at Holbeck, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
//


264. Thomas Henry BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Thomas Henry, Dec 1880, Lanchester, 10a 287

1881 census: RG11/4948, folio 110, p6
With parents and siblings at Iveston, Durham - see notes for father John BURNETT


265. Emma Elizabeth BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Emma Elizabeth, Mar 1883, Leeds, 9b 509

1891 census: RG12/2712, folio 19, p34
With parents & siblings at Burley, near Headingley, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
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1901 census: RG13/4202, folio 174, p7
With parents & siblings at Holbeck, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
//


266. George Frederick BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, George Frederick, Jun 1885, Leeds, 9b 530

1891 census: RG12/2712, folio 19, p34
With parents & siblings at Burley, near Headingley, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
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1901 census: RG13/4202, folio 174, p7
With parents & siblings at Holbeck, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
//


267. Charles Edward BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Charles Edward, Mar 1887, Leeds, 9b 516

1891 census: RG12/2712, folio 19, p34
With parents & siblings at Burley, near Headingley, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
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1901 census: RG13/4202, folio 174, p7
With parents & siblings at Holbeck, Leeds - see notes for father John BURNETT
//


110. George BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, George, Sep 1845, Whitby, xxiv 542
Baptism record in Whitby, St. Mary's, parish register names him as George BONNETT, son of Robert & Jane BONNETT.

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 143, p7
8 Littlebeck Village, Ugglebarnby
George BURNETT, head, 35, farmer of 10 acres, Hawsker
Mary dowife, 33, West Ayton
Jane Elizabeth dodau, 10, scholar, Hawsker
Robert doson, 8, scholar, Ugglebarnby
Mary Ann dodau, 6, scholar, Ugglebarnby
Maria Ann dodau, 4, Ugglebarnby
Eliza dodau, 1, Ugglebarnby
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1891 census: RG12/3993, folio 83, p5
George BURNETT, a tailor, with his wife Mary and four children, Eliza (11), William H. (9), Edith (7) and Tom (5), were recorded living in a cottage next to the Bay House Inn, Littlebeck village, near Whitby. Wife Mary appears to have been recorded twice in the 1891 census returns - she also appears in the return for Ugthorpe [RG12/3996, folio 20, p2]. Mary BURNETT, age 45, born West Ayton, was recorded as a "visitor" and Elizabeth BURNETT, age 20, born Hawsker, as a "servant" at the home of farmer John W. ANDREW. It seems likely that Elizabeth was living-in at Ugthorpe and her mother, Mary, was visiting her on census night. George, back in Littlebeck, probably misunderstood the instructions on the census form and included Mary in spite of the fact that she would not be at home on census night. George may have made a similar mistake when filling in the 1901 census form [see below].

1901 census: RG13/4558, folio 74, p10
Moorside, Littlebeck, Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby
George BURNETT, head, 55, farmer, Hawsker
Mary dowife, 53, West Ayton
Maria A.dodau, 24, sing, Ugglebarnby
Edithdodau, 17, Ugglebarnby
//
Robert BURNETT, head, 28, farm servant, Hawsker
Ada dowife, 28, Ruswarp
//
George's son Robert and his wife Ada [nee MEAD] recorded in the next dwelling at Littlebeck. Though Robert gave his birthplace as Hawsker he was actually born at Littlebeck [he was baptised at Hawsker].

Monumental inscription: Egton churchyard, Yorkshire:
In Loving Memory of George, husband of Mary Burnett, who died March 23rd 1935 in his 90th year. Also Mary Burnett who died February 22nd 1939 aged 91yrs


268. Jane Elizabeth BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Jane Elizabeth, Dec 1870, Whitby, 9d 128

1881census: Living with her parents at Littlebeck, age 10, birthplace Hawsker [see notes for father George BURNETT]

1891census: Elizabeth BURNETT, age 20, born Hawsker, was recorded as a "servant" at the home of farmer John W. ANDREW in Ugthorpe, near Lythe. At the same address was Mary BURNETT, age 45, born West Ayton [Elizabeth's mother] who was described as a "visitor" [RG12/3996, folio 20, p2] [see notes for father George BURNETT]

Jane Elizabeth was the Landlady at the "Bay Horse Inn", Littlebeck, in the 1930's [information provided by Neil Burnett]


269. Robert BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Robert, Dec 1872, Whitby, 9d 4(4)1?

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 143, p7
With parents & siblings at Littlebeck - see notes for father George BURNETT
//

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 187, p9
Robert BURNETT, age 18, born Littlebeck was one of three 'servants' to farmer John PICKERING at Pond Farm, Fylingdales.
//

1901 census: RG13/4558, folio 74, p10
With his wife Ada, living next door to his parents at Littlebeck - see notes for father George BURNETT.
//


270. Mary Ann BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Mary Ann, Dec 1874, Whitby, 9d 431

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 143, p7
With parents & siblings at Littlebeck - see notes for father George BURNETT
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1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 183, p1
Mary Ann BURNETT, age 16, born Ugglebarnby was one of five 'servants' to farmer George WELLBURN at Hooks House Farm, Fylingdales [her brother Robert was working at nearby Ponds Farm]
//

Mary Ann married Robert PARKER in 1892 when just 17yrs old.

1901 census: RG13/4558, folio 19, p5
Mary & husband Robert PARKER were living in Egton Village with their then two children; George age 7yrs and Hannah age 4yrs.


271. Maria Annie BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Maria Annie, Mar 1877, Whitby, 9d 461

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 143, p7
With parents & siblings in Littlebeck - see notes for father George BURNETT.
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1891 census: RG12/3993, folio 83, p5
Maria A. BURNETT, age 14, born Littlebeck, was working as a general servant to farmer Mark LINTON at Throstle Nest, Littlebeck.
//

1901 census: RG13/4558, folio 74, p10
With her parents at Littlebeck - see notes for father George BURNETT.
//


272. Eliza BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Eliza, Jun 1879, Whitby, 9d 475

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 143, p7
With her parents in Littlebeck - see notes for father George BURNETT.

1891 census: RG12/3993, folio 83, p5
With her parents & siblings at Littlebeck - see notes for father George BURNETT.

1901 census: RG13/4558, folio 112, p1
Eliza BURNETT, age 21, born Littlebeck was one of four 'servants' to farmer Henry BEEFORTH at the Manor House near Sneaton Hall.
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Eliza married George ROBINSON, blacksmith of Whitby, on 11 Dec 1902 in Sneaton. Her sister Edith BURNETT was a witness.


273. William Henry BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, William Henry, Sep 1881, Whitby, 9d 410

1891 census: RG12/3993, folio 83, p5
With parents & siblings in Littlebeck - see notes for father George BURNETT.
//

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 27, p11
William BURNETT, age 19, born Ugglebarnby was one of two 'servants' to Richard & Thomas DIXON and their sister Hannah at Rigg Hall, Hawsker cum Stainsacre.
//

William Henry married Kate GREY at Sneaton parish church in 1906.

Monumental inscription, Sneaton churchyard, Yorkshire:
In Loving Memory of William Henry Burnett of Littlebeck. Died 12th Dec 1962 aged 81 years. And his dear wife Kate, died 18th Aug 1965 aged 82 years.


274. Edith BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Edith, Sep 1883, Whitby, 9d 462

1891 census: RG12/3993, folio 83, p5
With parents & siblings in Littlebeck - see notes for father Geoge BURNETT.
//

1901 census: RG13/4558, folio 74, p10
With parents & siblings in Littlebeck - see notes for father Geoge BURNETT.
//


275. Tom BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Tom, Jun 1885, Whitby, 9d 465

1891 census: RG12/3993, folio 83, p5
With parents & siblings in Littlebeck - see notes for father George BURNETT.
//

1901 census: RG13/4561, folio 28, p13
Tom BURNETT, age 16, born Littlebeck was one of two 'servants' to farmer John HARDING at Stainsacre [farm next to the "Windmill Inn"]
//

All other information about Tom BURNETT and his wife and children was provided by Niel BURNETT, one of Tom's descendants.
[Details in "Contacts" folder]


111. Ann Elizabeth BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Ann Elizabeth, Dec 1847, Whitby, xxiv 539

1851 census: HO107/2374, folio 489, p6
Living with her parents & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Robert BURNETT
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1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 67, p7
Living with her parents & siblings at Hawsker - see notes for father Robert BURNETT
//

Ann Elizabeth gave birth to an illegitimate son on 12 Mar 1870. The child was baptised as John Thomas BURNETT, on 6 Jun 1870, at St. John's Church, Whitby. The father's name was not given at the baptism. Ann Elizabeth married James ELDERS just two months later, however, John Thomas was not living with James and Ann Elizabeth ELDERS in Snaith's Yard, Church Street, Whitby, at the time of the 1881 census. Instead he was living with his grandfather Robert BURNETT at Hall Farm. Ruswarp - his age given as 11yrs and birthplace Newholm cum Dunsley. The inference must be that James ELDERS was not the father of Ann Elizabeth's illegitimate son.


276. John Thomas BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, John Thomas, Jun 1870, Whitby, 9d421

John Thomas was the illegitimate son of his mother Ann Elizabeth (Hannah) BURNETT. His father's name was not given at the time of his baptism in St. John's Church Whitby on 6 Jun 1870. His mother was described as a "spinster" at the baptism but married James ELDERS just two months later. However, it can't be assumed that James was the father of John Thomas.

John Thomas was living with his grandfather Robert BURNETT at "The Hall Farm", Ruswarp, at the time of the 1881 census - age 11yrs, birthplace Newholm cum Dunsley.

A marriage announcement in the 'Whitby Gazette' of 1913 indicates that John had lived in Perth, Western Australia, and the marriage certificate indicates that he was a widower at the time. It may be that John married his first wife while in Australia. The 1913 marriage certificate does not give the name or occupation of John's father - further 'evidence' that he was the illegitimate son of Ann Elizabeth BURNETT.

John died one day short of his 44th birthday having married less than 9 months before. His wife Sarah Jane was his second cousin, once removed - far enough appart on the consanguinity chart to make the marriage acceptable. Sarah Jane married again in 1929.

Monumental inscription, Egton churchyard:
In Loving Memory of John, dearly beloved husband of Sarah Jane Burnett of Newholm, born 12 March 1870 died 11th March 1914 .....


Sarah Jane BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Sarah Jane, Jun 1864, Whitby, 9d 414

Sarah Jane married John BURNETT, recently returned from Perth, West Australia, grandson of Robert BURNETT of Old Hall Farm, Ruswarp, on 23 Jul 1913 in St Mary's Parish Church, Whitby. John was in fact Sarah Jane's second cousin, once removed. He was named John Thomas BURNETT and identified as the grandson of Robert BURNETT, living at The Hall Farm, Ruswarp, at the time of the 1881census. John would have been 43yrs old at his marriage in 1913, Sarah was 49yrs old at the time of this marriage.


113. Hannah BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Hannah, Dec 1851, Whitby, xxiv 629

In 1871 Hannah married her first cousin Christopher BURNETT, eldest son of her Uncle George. She was named as the mother of his first five children in the relevant baptism registers. However, the name of the mother of his next four children was given as "Eliza" in baptism registers. It was therefore assumed that Hannah died and Christopher re-married before the birth of his sixth child (1886) - although there was barely twelve months between these events. Entries in the GRO Indexes confirmed Hannah's death and her widowed husband's second marriage.

Christopher, Hannah, and five of their six children were living in Upgang Lane at the time of the 1881 census. The 1881 Census National Index has them listed under the surname BURNELL at "Smailes Farm", Upgang, Whitby. [See notes for husband Christopher BURNETT]

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Hannah, Dec 1885, Whitby, 9d 277, age 34


Christopher BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: birth registration not found.

Christopher was baptised at Hawsker on 15 Nov 1846, just six months after his parent's had married. It appears that his birth was not registered.

1851 census: HO107/2374, folio 548, p22
With parents & siblings in Whitby - see notes for father George BURNETT.
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1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 7, p8
With parents & siblings at Stakesby Mill - see notes for father George BURNETT.
//

1871 census: RG10/4850, folio 45, p9
Claymour?, Barnby [parish of Lyth]
Joseph CRANSTON, head, 44, farmer of 160 acres, Fylingdales
Elizabeth dowife, 44, Borowby
Francis doson, 14, do
Elizabeth dodau, 10, scholar, Eskdaleside
John doson, 8, dodo
Christopher BURNETT, serv, 24, unm, farm servant, Stainsacre<--------------
Elizabeth WALLIS, serv, 20, unm, general servant, Roxby
//

1881 census: RG11/4835, folio 19, p32
Smailes Farm, Upgang Lane, Ruswarp
Christopher BURNETT, head, 34 , farmers hind, Hawsker
Hannah do, wife, 29, Hawsker
John Robt. do, son, 8, scholar, Ruswarp
Mary Jane do, dau, 6, scholar,do
William G. do, son, 4, do
Edith do, dau, 1, do
Hannah do, dau, 1 m,do
//
Christopher's wife Hannah was his first cousin, the daughter of his uncle Robert. It is a falacy that marriage between 1st cousins was illegal or that it was socially unacceptable - in fact Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert was her 1st cousin.

1887: Christopher was at Fairfield Farm, Stainsacre - this can be deduced from the burial entry in Whitby (St. Mary's) parish register for his daughter Emily, on 11 Feb 1887, which indicates burial was at Whitby Cemetery and gives residence at time of death as "Fairfield", Stainsacre.

1888: younger brother James died while staying with Christopher. The entry for his burial in the St. Mary's parish register gives residence as "Fairfield".

1890 Directory of Whitby: Christopher BURNETT, farmer, Far Field Farm [sic], Stainsacre.

1891 census: RG12/3993, folio 54, p15
Front Street, Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby
Christopher BURNETT, head, 44, ironstone miner, Hawsker
Eliza do, wife, 26, Grassington, Yks.
John R. do, son, 18, ironstone miner, Whitby
William G. do, son, 15, brickyard labourer, Whitby
Edith do, dau, 12, scholar, Whitby
Hannah do, dau, 10, scholar, Whitby
Rosetta do, dau, 3, Hawsker
Joseph do, son, 10m, Hawsker
//
Christopher was quick off the mark for his second marriage - there was only twelve months between the birth of his last child with first wife Hannah and the birth of his first child with second wife Eliza.

1901 census: RG13/4565, folio 21, p34
16 Ings lane, Brotton
Christopher BURNETT, head, 56, platelayer in ironstone mine, Lincoln* [sic]
Eliza BURNETT, wife, 36, Loftus*
Arthur C do son, 7, Brotton
Rosettado dau, 13, do
Grace M.do dau, 1, do
//
This census return raises several questions. Why did Christopher give his birthplace as Lincoln? Why did wife Eliza give her birthplace as Loftus [see 1891 census above]? Daughter Rosetta was born at Hawsker/Stainsacre NOT Brotton. The birth of son Arthur was registered with the name Christopher Arthur, not Arthur Christopher.
Head of household Christopher appears to have deliberately given false information for this census return - or was he a bit short of grey matter?

Christopher was a named beneficiary of his father's will in 1914.

Christopher died in 1922

GRO Index of Deaths:
BURNETT, Christopher, Sep 1922, Guisborough, 9d 480 Age 75


277. John Robert BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, John Robert, Dec 1872, Whitby, 9d 4[1]2?

1881 census: with parents at Smailes Farm, Ruswarp - see notes for father Christopher BURNETT.

1891 census: Living with parents in Ugglebarnby, given age 18yrs, birthplace Whitby, occupation miner.


278. Mary Jane BURNETT

1891 census: RG12/3968, folio 64, p9
High Farm, Burniston
Dickenson COCKRILL, head, 64farmerScalby
Elizabethdowife, 52Robin Hood's Bay
John M.doson, 29farmerBurniston
George H.doson, 25butcherSeamer
Dickensondoson, 23butcherBurniston
Edithdodau, 17Burniston
Mary J. BURNETTserv, 15dom. servantSleights


279. William George BURNETT

1881 census: living with parents at Upgang Lane, Whitby [see notes for father]

1891 census: Living with parents in Ugglebarnby, given age 15yrs, birthplace Whitby, occupation brickyard labourer.


280. Edith BURNETT

1881 census: living with parents at Upgang Lane, Whitby [see notes for father]

1891census: Living with father and step-mother in Ugglebarnby, given age 12yrs

Place of birth given as "Smailes Farm", Upgang, in the baptism register of St. Ninian's Chapel of Ease, Whitby


281. Hannah BURNETT

Hannah was baptised privately at "Smailes Farm", Upgang, Whitby, according to the baptism register of St. Ninian's Chapel of Ease, Whitby.

1891 census: Living with parents in Ugglebarnby, given age 10yrs, birthplace Hawsker.

1901 census: RG13/4565, folio 19, p30
Low Farm, Brotton
Hannah BURNETT, serv, 19, general domestic servant, Whitby
[With farmer William THOMAS his wife and four children]


282. Emily BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: [two entries in index]
BURNETT, Emily, Dec 1885, Whitby, 9d 472 and BURNETT, Emily, Dec 1885, Whitby, 9d 468

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Emily, Mar 1887, Whitby, 9d 324, age 1]


116. Thomas BURNETT

1881 census: Thomas is listed as the 3yr old son of Robert and Elizabeth BURNETT, living at "The Hall Farm", Ruswarp. Also living with them was a John Thomas BURNETT age 11yrs, who is described as their grandson - birthplace of both children given as Newholm-cum-Dunsley.

1891 census: Thomas was staying with his uncle and aunt, George & Mary BURNETT, at Hawsker Mill.

1901 census: RG13/4552, folio 139, p12
South Field farm, Kirkbymoorside
Thomas BURNETT, single, 23, born Whitby, working as a carter on farm.
*Possibly this individual*

Thomas married Sarah Jane HARVEY in 1902
[GRO Index of Marriages: Dec 1902, Helmsley, 9d 949.]

Thomas died on 25 Dec 1907 as the result of an accident the day before - he was run over by a train on the railway line near York. His death notice in the 'Whitby Gazette' of 3 Jan 1908 describes him as the "son of the late Robert and Elizabeth BURNETT of Old Hall Ruswarp". A report of the Coronor's inquest into the accident in the same paper reveals that Thomas lost both legs in the accident and died from the resulting shock. The inquest report mentions "wife Sarah Jane" and "children" and gives their address as 10 Brunswick Street, South Bank, York.


119. Christopher BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: birth registration not found.

Christopher was baptised at Hawsker on 15 Nov 1846, just six months after his parent's had married. It appears that his birth was not registered.

1851 census: HO107/2374, folio 548, p22
With parents & siblings in Whitby - see notes for father George BURNETT.
//

1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 7, p8
With parents & siblings at Stakesby Mill - see notes for father George BURNETT.
//

1871 census: RG10/4850, folio 45, p9
Claymour?, Barnby [parish of Lyth]
Joseph CRANSTON, head, 44, farmer of 160 acres, Fylingdales
Elizabeth dowife, 44, Borowby
Francis doson, 14, do
Elizabeth dodau, 10, scholar, Eskdaleside
John doson, 8, dodo
Christopher BURNETT, serv, 24, unm, farm servant, Stainsacre<--------------
Elizabeth WALLIS, serv, 20, unm, general servant, Roxby
//

1881 census: RG11/4835, folio 19, p32
Smailes Farm, Upgang Lane, Ruswarp
Christopher BURNETT, head, 34 , farmers hind, Hawsker
Hannah do, wife, 29, Hawsker
John Robt. do, son, 8, scholar, Ruswarp
Mary Jane do, dau, 6, scholar,do
William G. do, son, 4, do
Edith do, dau, 1, do
Hannah do, dau, 1 m,do
//
Christopher's wife Hannah was his first cousin, the daughter of his uncle Robert. It is a falacy that marriage between 1st cousins was illegal or that it was socially unacceptable - in fact Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert was her 1st cousin.

1887: Christopher was at Fairfield Farm, Stainsacre - this can be deduced from the burial entry in Whitby (St. Mary's) parish register for his daughter Emily, on 11 Feb 1887, which indicates burial was at Whitby Cemetery and gives residence at time of death as "Fairfield", Stainsacre.

1888: younger brother James died while staying with Christopher. The entry for his burial in the St. Mary's parish register gives residence as "Fairfield".

1890 Directory of Whitby: Christopher BURNETT, farmer, Far Field Farm [sic], Stainsacre.

1891 census: RG12/3993, folio 54, p15
Front Street, Eskdaleside cum Ugglebarnby
Christopher BURNETT, head, 44, ironstone miner, Hawsker
Eliza do, wife, 26, Grassington, Yks.
John R. do, son, 18, ironstone miner, Whitby
William G. do, son, 15, brickyard labourer, Whitby
Edith do, dau, 12, scholar, Whitby
Hannah do, dau, 10, scholar, Whitby
Rosetta do, dau, 3, Hawsker
Joseph do, son, 10m, Hawsker
//
Christopher was quick off the mark for his second marriage - there was only twelve months between the birth of his last child with first wife Hannah and the birth of his first child with second wife Eliza.

1901 census: RG13/4565, folio 21, p34
16 Ings lane, Brotton
Christopher BURNETT, head, 56, platelayer in ironstone mine, Lincoln* [sic]
Eliza BURNETT, wife, 36, Loftus*
Arthur C do son, 7, Brotton
Rosettado dau, 13, do
Grace M.do dau, 1, do
//
This census return raises several questions. Why did Christopher give his birthplace as Lincoln? Why did wife Eliza give her birthplace as Loftus [see 1891 census above]? Daughter Rosetta was born at Hawsker/Stainsacre NOT Brotton. The birth of son Arthur was registered with the name Christopher Arthur, not Arthur Christopher.
Head of household Christopher appears to have deliberately given false information for this census return - or was he a bit short of grey matter?

Christopher was a named beneficiary of his father's will in 1914.

Christopher died in 1922

GRO Index of Deaths:
BURNETT, Christopher, Sep 1922, Guisborough, 9d 480 Age 75


Hannah BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Hannah, Dec 1851, Whitby, xxiv 629

In 1871 Hannah married her first cousin Christopher BURNETT, eldest son of her Uncle George. She was named as the mother of his first five children in the relevant baptism registers. However, the name of the mother of his next four children was given as "Eliza" in baptism registers. It was therefore assumed that Hannah died and Christopher re-married before the birth of his sixth child (1886) - although there was barely twelve months between these events. Entries in the GRO Indexes confirmed Hannah's death and her widowed husband's second marriage.

Christopher, Hannah, and five of their six children were living in Upgang Lane at the time of the 1881 census. The 1881 Census National Index has them listed under the surname BURNELL at "Smailes Farm", Upgang, Whitby. [See notes for husband Christopher BURNETT]

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Hannah, Dec 1885, Whitby, 9d 277, age 34


Eliza HALL

1891 census: Eliza and husband Christopher Burnett were living in Front Street, Ugglebarnby. Her age was given as 26yrs, birthplace
Grassington, Yorkshire. Four of the children living with her were children of her husband's first marriage.
[See notes for husband Christopher Burnett]

1899 [June]: Eliza registered the death of her mother-in-law Mary Burnett and gave her own address as Church Street, Whirtby.

1901 census: Now living with husband and family in Brotton. Given age 36yrs, birthplace Loftus.
[See notes for husband Christopher Burnett]


291. Eva BURNETT

When Eva, daughter of Christopher and Eliza BURNETT died at the age of 14 months, her residence was given as "Fairfield", Stainsacre, in the burial register of St. Mary's parish church.

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Eva, Mar 1888, Whitby, 9d 312, age 1


292. Rosetta BURNETT

1891 census: Living with parents in Ugglebarnby, given age 3yrs, birthplace Hawsker

1901 census: Living with parents in Brotton nr Guisborough, given age 13yrs, birthplace Brotton


Possibly the Rose BOYES named as a beneficiary of her grandfather's will in 1914 - the 1912 marriage to Robert HARRISON may have involved a different Rose[tta] BURNETT or Robert HARRISON died and this Rose married a second husband - named BOYES.


293. Joseph BURNETT

1891 census: Living with parents in Ugglebarnby, given age 10mths, birthplace Hawsker.


294. Florence May BURNETT

Born on New Year's Day. Florence died at six weeks.


295. Christopher Arthur BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Christopher Arthur, Sep 1893, Guisborough, 9d 481

1901 census: named as Arthur C. BURNETT, age 7, born Brotton, living with parents in Brotton - see notes for father Christopher BURNETT


122. George BURNETT

GRO Index of births: BURNETT, George, Dec 1851, Whitby, xxiv 632

1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 7, p8
With his parents & siblings at Stakesby Mill - see notes for father George BURNETT.

1871 census: RG10/4844, folio 6, p5
Keld House, Lockton
Thomas ALLANSON, head, 35, farmer 70 acres, Keld House
Martha C do, wife, 33, Lockton
- with three children aged 5yrs and under, a sister age 19yrs and -
George BURNETT, serv, 20, unm, general servant, Whitby
//

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 134, p5
Falling Foss, Sneaton
George BURNETT, head, 29, farm labourer, Whitby
Maria dowife, 26, Briggswathe, Yorks
John H. doson, 4 , Falling Foss
George R. doson, 1 ,do
//
Note from Jimmie Ann ANDERSON: "The 1881Census shows George and Maria living at Falling Foss, Sneaton, where he worked as a farm labourer raising pheasants for the owner of the farm, who owned the local estate. (These skills were later taken up by his third son, Albert, in America)".

1891 census: RG12/3997, folio 22, p38
146 Grove Hill, Loftus.
George BURNETT, head, mar, 40, Ironstone miner, Whitby
Maria dowife, mar, 36, Aislaby
John H. doson, 14, grocer's apprentice, Sneaton
George R. doson, 11, scholar, Sneaton
Albert C. doson, 3, Lofthouse
//

1901 census: RG13/4567, folio 25, p42
19 Dixon Street, Skelton
George BURNETT, head, 49, ironstone miner, Whitby
Maria dowife, 45, Sleights
Albert doson, 13, Loftus
Liliandodau, 8, Skelton
Annie dodau, 4, Skelton
John SMITHbord, mar, 28, grocer's shop assistant, Burnley Lancs.
Frances SMITHbord, mar, 29, Leeds
//

George's two eldest sons, John Henry BURNETT and George Robert BURNETT, emigrated to America in 1903. When George died in 1907 his son George Robert returned home to England and took his widowed mother and the rest of the family back to America with him.

Jimmie Ann ANDERSON, one of the descendants of George BURNETT in America, has provided a detailed family tree for this branch. She also provided a photograph of George taken in c1901.
[Contact details on file.]


Maria YEOMAN

1881 census: Maria was recorded as the wife of George Burnett at Falling Foss, Sneaton. Given age 26yrs, birthplace Briggswath.
1891 census: Maria was recorded with George and three children living at Grove Hill, Loftus. Given age 36yrs, birthplace Aislaby.

The following note was provided by Jimmie Anne ANDERSON, a descendant of George BURNETT and Maria [nee YEOMAN] who lives in America.

"Maria was a daughter of Henry YEOMAN & Rachel DOBSON. Her marriage to George BURNETT produced six children, the eldest sons, John and George, emigrated to America in the early 1900's. George returned to England in 1907 after the death of his father and took his mother and the younger children back to America. They arrived in Philadelphia on 31 Dec 1907 and because of the holiday (or Sunday) had to spend New Year's Eve on the ship in the river. Entry was a simple matter for English speaking people and took no time at all. Because of a lack of work in Philadelphia the family moved to Pecksville, Pensylvania to work the coal mines. Maria is buried at Hillside (Ivy Hill) Cemetery, Lot 324 Section T2, Glenside, Pensylvania (Roslyn) Copy Death Certificate - Pa. Vital Records #11654"

Jimmie Anne has researched the many branches of this line in America and has placed the family tree on the "Rootsweb" site on the Internet. For further details go to her web page at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=anderson-owens


297. John Henry BURNETT

1881 census: John was living with his parents at Falling Foss, Sneaton,
age 4yrs. Birthplace given as Falling Foss.

1891 census: John was living with his parents at Grove Hill, Loftus, age
14yrs. Birthplace given as Sneaton.

*Information from Jimmie Ann ANDERSON in America*

"John Henry came to the US at the age of 26 yrs. on April 28th, 1903 on the ship, 'Haverford', from Liverpool, England. His occupation was listed as a clerk. He listed his previous address in England as Southend-on-sea. He listed his destination as the house of G.R. Burnett in Betzwood, Pa.

John Henry married Kathleen and they settled in the Philadelphia area; where John worked for many years for the Pensylvania Rapid Transit (subway and bus system). They had four children.

John Henry died of cancer of the intestines in Philadelphia in 1938. He was sick for a long time before his death. He was buried at Hillside Cemetery, Glenside, Pensylvania. His wife Kathleen died in 1948 and was buried with John at Hillside Cemetery."


298. George Robert BURNETT

1881 census: George was living with his parents at Falling Foss, Sneaton, age 1yr. Birthplace given as Falling Foss.
1891 census: George was living with his parents at Grove Hill, Loftus, age 11yrs. Birthplace given as Sneaton.

Notes from Jimmie Ann ANDERSON:
"George sailed to America aged 23 on board the 'Noorland' from Liverpool. He arrived on 14th January 1903. His occupation at the time was listed as a labourer and his address as Skelton, England. He was followed three months later by his eldest brother John Henry, who sailed from Liverpool on board the 'Haverford'. George returned to England when their father died in 1907. He took their mother, Maria, and their younger siblings, back to America with him. The family arrived in Philadelphia aboard the ship 'Friesland' on New Year's Eve 1907 and had to spend the night on-board ship. Shortly after their arrival in America the family moved to Pecksville and George (and John) went to work in the coalfields of Pensylvania. George never maried and died at Pecksville in 1908"


300. Albert G. BURNETT

1901 census: age 13, born Loftus, living with his parents at Skelton - see notes for father George BURNETT.


**Information from Jimmie Ann ANDERSON in America**

"Albert grew up in Loftus, Yorkshire. He left school at the age of 14 and went to work in a grocery store. In 1907 he emigrated to Philadelphia U.S.A with his mother and brothers and sisters. The family moved from Philadelphia to Pecksville, where he worked in the coal mines as a pump operator for 25 years (usually seven days a week). He built his first house there, a twin house; he and his wife Mae lived in one side and good friends lived in the other side.

Later, Albert made his fortune hatching chicks for a living. He worked four months of the year; but during those four months, he had to watch
the eggs continuously. The close friends who lived next door helped with the hatching of the chicks. He built his first incubators but later
bought more sophisticated models. He hatched mostly chickens; but tried ducks and turkeys also. These weren't as profitable, however. He most enjoyed hatching pheasants for the Pensylvania Game Commission. At the time of his retirement, at the age of 45, he was hatching as many as 3,000 eggs per day.

When Albert and Mae later moved to Staten Island, New York (he built another twin house there) their friends moved with them. Uncle Albert was in love with the friend's wife for many years, but they never got together. She died long before his wife did. After Mae died Albert moved to St. Petersburg, Florida when he lived until his death."


301. Lillian BURNETT

1901 census: age 8, born Skelton, living with her parents at Skelton - see notes for father George BURNETT.

Emigrated to USA with her widowed mother and siblings in 1907. Married Benjamin SAUERLAND in America and had one daughter, Lillian Louise SAUERLAND, b: 1933 in Philadelphia, Pensylvania.


302. Annie BURNETT

1901 census: age 4, born Skelton, living with parents at Skelton - see notes for father George BURNETT.

Emigrated to USA with her widowed mother and siblings in 1907. Married Albert Victor CLARKE in America and had eight children:
Lillian Mae CLARKE b: 26 OCT 1916 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Albert Victor (Bruz) CLARKE b: 22 NOV 1918 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Florence Evelyn (Dade) CLARKE b: 4 MAR 1920 in (Home) 2448 North Hutchinson Ave. Phila., Pa.
Robert Leslie (Bob) CLARKE b: 17 JUN 1922 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Stanley Albert CLARKE b: 24 MAR 1924 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Esther CLARKE b: 14 OCT 1926 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Living CLARKE
Alice CLARKE b: 29 JUN 1933 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Annie worked as a "cleaningwoman" at the Pensylvania Federal Savings Build in Philadelphia.
[Information provided by Jimmie Ann ANDERSON in America]

Jimmie also provided the following note:
"Grandmom Clarke died suddenly of a heart attack on a trip home from Santa Cruz. She had been to visit us with Mom and Dad Anderson. They were on the way home and stayed overnight in Lynchburg, Va."


125. Jane Ann BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Jane Ann, Jun 1856, Whitby, 9d 389

Twin sister of Thomas BURNETT [see notes for brother Thomas BURNETT]

1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 7, p8
With her parents & siblings at Stakesby Mill - see notes for father George BURNETT.

1871 census: RG10/4849, folio 88, p4
With her parents & siblings at Hawsker Mill - see notes for father George BURNETT.

Jane Ann BURNETT, a "single woman" gave birth to an illegitimate child on 20 Mar 1876. The baptism register of Hawsker (All Saints) parish church records the birth but the child was not named and no indication was given as to gender. Apparently the child was not baptised - this may have been because it died as an infant before baptism could be administered.

The GRO Index of Births lists: BURNETT, Elizabeth, Mar 1876, Whitby, 9d 478. Possibly the illegitimate daughter of Jane Ann BURNETT.

This unmarried mum was almost certainly the daughter of miller George BURNETT, the twin sister of Thomas BURNETT. She would probably have still been living with her parents at Hawsker Mill at the time of the child's birth. It would appear that her child did not survive - GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Elizabeth, Mar 1876, Whitby, 9d 314 Age 0.

Jane Ann died just two months later - possibly as a result of complications during or after the birth. GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Jane Ann, Jun 1876, Whitby, 9d 283, age 20.


126. Thomas BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Thomas, Jun 1856, Whitby, 9d 389

Twin brother of Jane Ann.

Birth registration No.371, 1856, Whitby District:
Birth on Seventh April 1856 at 11.00 pm at Bagdale, Ruswarp, Thomas (a twin), boy, father George Burnett, mother Mary Burnett formerly Smith, father's occupation Miller [master]. Birth registered by Geo. Burnett, father, Bagdale Ruswarp, 19 Apr 1856. Robert Kirby, registrar.

Thomas and his twin sister Jane Ann were born in the mill house attached to Stakesby Mill; the address of which was variously given as "High Stakesby", "Stakesby Fields", "Factory Fields", "Bagdale" and "Ruswarp" in census returns and other sources.

1861 census: RG9/3649, folio 7, p8
With his parents & siblings at Stakesby Mill - see notes for father George BURNETT.

1871 census: RG10/4849, folio 88, p4
Thomas was working as a farm servant for his cousin John BURNETT at Low Hawsker - age 15, birthplace Ruswarp.

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 25, p14
Now married, Thomas - age 24, birthplace Whitby - was away from home, living alone at 4 Barker's Row, Egton, and working as a miller's cartman. His wife Emma [nee AINSLEY] and first child William were living with Emma's widowed mother Frances AINSLEY at Waterloo Cottages, Sneaton.

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 146, p11-12
9 Olive Buildings, Whitby
Thomas BURNETT, head, 35, grocer's assistant, born Whitby
Emma dowife, 34, Whitby
Williamdoson, 15,do
Thomasdoson, 9, do
Harrydoson, 6, do
Katedodau, 4, do
Lillydodau, 4, do
Wilfreddoson, 2, do
//
Olive Buildings appears to have been a tenement block of about twenty dwellings off the southern end of Church Street between "Spittal Bridge" and "California". It no longer exists.

1901 census: RG13/4559, folio 38, p26
82 Church Street, Whitby
Thomas BURNETT, head, 44, corn & grain merchant's assistant, Whitby
Emmadowife, 43, Whitby
Thomasdoson, 19, butcher's assistant, Whitby
Henrydoson, 16, painter's apprentice, Whitby
Katedodau, 14, Whitby
Lillydoday, 14, do
Wilfreddoson, 12, do
Etheldodau, 9, do
Albertdoson, 5, do
Florencedodau, 1, do
//
The family lived above the shop, which occupied nos 81 & 82 Church Street, where Thomas was working.

Thomas died in 1904. Family legend had it that he died of "a broken heart", in Whitby, shortly after his wife Emma. He did indeed die within six weeks of his wife, but he actually died of rheumatic fever and he was staying with one of his brothers (Robert Burnett) at Warter near Pocklington at the time. His son William George Burnett, of 81 Church St. Whitby, registered the death. William had been living and working as a grocer in Leeds but had returned home when his mother died. Thomas' body was taken back to Whitby for burial - the burial is recorded in the register of Larpool cemetery as being in grave 8362, class yellow, in "unconsecrated" ground. Wife Emma was buried in the same grave, as was an infant Frank Burnett who died on 23 Jan 1895. Unfortunately the grave is not marked by a headstone.

Death notice, Whitby Gazette 15 Apr 1904
BURNETT, Thomas, 9 April, age 48, at Warter.

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Thomas, Jun 1904, Pocklington, 9d 47 Age 49

The National Probate Index contains the following:
Thomas BURNETT, died 9 Apr 1904, manager of fruit and provisions merchants, of 81 Church St. Whitby. Sole executor William George BURNETT, also manager of fruit and provisions merchants. Effects £222.18s.6d - administration granted at York 25 Apr 1904.

The probate document shows that letters of administration were granted to William George BURNETT of 81 Church St. Whitby, under surety of Thomas Edward BURNETT of Sandgate, Whitby, butcher, and John DITCHBURN of Whitby, Grocer. [William George BURNETT had taken on his father's job at Edwards grocery store and Thomas Edward BURNETT, the butcher, went on to marry Kate DITCHBURN - the daughter of grocer John DITCHBURN]


Emma AINSLEY

GRO Index of Births: AINSLEY, Emma, Mar 1858, Whitby, 9d ###?

Certificate No.206, Whitby, 1858:
Birth, Fourteenth February 1858, Waterloo Cottages Sneaton, Emma, girl, father William Ainsley, agricultural labourer, mother Frances Ainsley formerly Nellist, informant William Ainsley, father, Waterloo Cottages Sneaton, twenty first March 1858.

1861 census: RG9/3646, folio 114, p1
2 Waterloo Houses, Sneaton
William AINSLEYhead, 40, miller's waggoner, Skelton
Francesdowife, 40, laundress, Eskdaleside
Jane Elizabeth dodau, 11, Ugglebarnby
Joseph Emmerson doson, 9, scholar, Ugglebarnby
Williamdoson, 7, scholar, Sneaton
Anndodau, 5, Sneaton
Emmadodau, 3,do-----**
Francesdodau, 1,do
//

1871 census: RG10/4846, folio 63, p11
Waterloo, Sneaton
William AINSLEYhead, 50, labourer, Skelton
Francesdowife, 50, laundress, Sleights
Emmadodau, 13, scholar, Sneaton----**
Francesdodau, 11,dodo
John T.doson, 8, dodo
//

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 132, p1
Waterloo Cottages, Sneaton
Francess AINSLEY, head, 60, wid, laundress, Sleights
Emma BURNETTdau, 23, mar, general labourer's wife, Sneaton
Francess AINSLEYdau, 21, unm, servant, Sneaton
John Thos. doson, 19, unm, farm servant, Sneaton
William Geo. BURNETT, grson, 1, Hawsker
//

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 146, p11-12
With husband and six children at Olive Buildings, Whitby - see notes for husband Thomas BURNETT.

1901 census: RG13/4559, p26
With husband and eight children at 82 Church Street, Whitby - see notes for husband Thomas BURNETT.

Emma died in 1904, husband Thomas died six weeks later.

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Emma, Mar 1904, Whitby, 9d

Certificate No.398, Whitby, 1904:
Death, Second March 1904, Church Street Whitby UD, Emma Burnett, female, 46 years, wife of Thomas Burnett a fruiterer's manager, Cerebral Thrombosis Certified by J.G. Ross M.B. Informant W.G. Burnett son present at death, Kirkstall Rd. Leeds


304. William George BURNETT

1881 census: RG11/4832, folio 132, p1
With his mother and grandmother at Waterloo Cottages, Sneaton - see notes for mother Emma AINSLEY

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 146, p11-12
With his parents & siblings at Olive Buildings, Whitby - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT.

1901 census: RG13/4244, folio 47, p6
5 Harold Round, Headingley with Burley, Leeds
Thomas PEARCE, head, 55, general labourer, Ellerton
Ruthdowife, 48, Church Fenton
- three sons under 21yrs, two of them grocer's assistants, plus -
William G. BURNETT, boarder, 21, unm, grocer's assistant, Whitby
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William George, known as Will, was the "informant" who registered the death of his mother Emma and his father Thomas, both in 1904. At the time of his mother's death he was living in Leeds; six weeks later, when he registered his father's death, his address was given as 81 Church St. Whitby. This had been his parent's address - they lived above Edwards grocery store which occupied nos 81 & 82 Church St.

Will never went back to Leeds; he took over his father's job as manager of Edwards grocery store in Church St. Whitby. He had served his time as an apprentice grocer in Whitby before moving to Leeds.

In 1910 he signed as a witness to indentures for his youngest brother Albert to join a local shipping company as an apprentice merchant seaman, and in 1914 he was named as next of kin when Albert joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve.

Sometime after the Ist World War Will moved to Middlesbrough; where he ran his own grocery business. He returned to Whitby after retiring from that business and became an agent for an insurance company. The 1928 Polling List has Will and his wife Maud at 7 Gray Street, Whitby - on the West side of Whitby.

Will and Maud did not have any children.

Monumental inscription, Whitby Cemetery:
"In Loving Memory of William George Burnett, who died 11 February 1950, aged 70 yrs. The Lord is my Shepherd"


Emily Maud BRAY

Probably the Emily M. BRAY, age 6, born Leeds, who was living with her parents at 11 Regent Park Tce. Headingley at the time of the 1881 census. Ref: RG11/4538, folio 32, p58


305. Thomas Edward BURNETT

GRO Index of Births: BURNETT, Thomas Edward, Sep 1881, Whitby, 9d 440

The entry for Thomas' baptism in the parish register of St. Michael's, Whitby, describes his father as a "driver of Spittal Bridge". Tom was presumably born at Spittal Bridge.

In 1890 Tom, then aged 9yrs, was prosecuted, along with his brother Will, aged 11yrs, for "playing ball, to the danger and annoyance of the public, in Church Street". They were each fined 1/- and their father had to pay the costs. ["Whitby Gazette", 6 Jun 1890]

1891 census: RG12/3995, folio 146, p11-12
With his parents & siblings at Olive Buildings, Whitby - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT.

1901 census: RG13/4559, folio 38, p26
Still living at home with his parents & siblings, now working as a butcher's assistant - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT.

Tom married Catherine Ann (Kate) DITCHBURN in 1902 at the Brunswick Methodist Chapel in Whitby.

Tom eventually became a master butcher. He had a butcher's shop at 16 Sandgate, Whitby, where he lived and worked for most of his adult life. He, together with his older brother Will, looked after their youngest brother Albert after both their parents died in 1904 (Albert's address was 16 Sandgate on his marriage certificate in 1917)

Tom followed in his grandfather's footsteps when history repeated itself and his premises were severely damaged by fire in 1912 - the building had to be pulled down and a new one erected on the same site. He made at least one attempt to become an elected member of Whitby Council. In 1922 he championed the cause of the "Ratepayers of the East Side of Whitby" but, as far as is known, he was not successful on that occasion.

A 1928 Polling List for Whitby lists Tom and his wife Kate at an address in Ruswarp Lane. The address of his shop was given as 18 Sandgate.

In 1940, after meat control was introduced, he was appointed by the Ministry of Food as livestock grader at Ruswarp. He continued in that role until meat control ended in 1954. He was also a livestock judge at the annual Whitby Agricultural Show.

An active Methodist, Tom was, at various times, treasurer and secretary of the Brunswick Methodist Circuit in Whitby - he was also a trustee.

Tom and his wife Kate had four children; a girl named Jessie, who became a Methodist deaconess, and three boys, John, Thomas and the 'famous' Percy Burnett. Percy succeeded where his father failed and became a member of Whitby Council - he was Deputy Treasurer for several years.

Monumental inscription, Whitby Cemetery:
"In abiding rememberance of Kate, beloved wife of Thomas Edward Burnett, who entered the homeland September 4 1948. Also of Thomas Edward, much loved husband of the above Kate Burnett, who died 30 December 1958."


Catherine Ann DITCHBURN

Catherine Ann gave her age as 26yrs at her marriage in 1902, hence a birth date in 1876 - six years older than her husband Thomas Edward Burnett. Her address at that time was 95 Church Street, Whitby. Her father, John DITCHBURN, was a grocer and it is known that the family had a shop in Church Street - they probably lived above the shop.

Extract from National Probate Index:
Catherine Ann Burnett of the Beeches, Ruswarp Lane, Whitby (wife of Thomas Edward Burnett) died 4 Sep 1943. Probate was granted at York 23 Dec 1943 to Percy Burnett, Deputy Treasurer, Whitby Urban District Council, and Thomas Burnett, schoolmaster. Effects valued at £1427.2.11

The actual will makes no mention of Catherine's husband Tom (except to describe her as "the wife of Thomas Edward Burnett, butcher")

Catherine Ann was named Kate in the inscription on the headstone of the family plot in Larpool Cemetery, Whitby - see notes for husband Thomas Edward BURNETT.


306. Alfred John BURNETT

Baptism registers for the Whitby Methodist Circuit list Alfred as a "private baptism" at 7 Olive Buildings Whitby. Alfred was presumably a
'sickly' child and not expected to live; in fact he died before his second birthday in 1885. The family lived at 9 Olive Buildings at the time of the 1891 census - the address given in the Circuit register may have been an error.

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Alfred John, Mar 1885, Whitby, 9d 321, age 1


307. Harry BURNETT

Author of the 'Uncle Harry' letter to Percy BURNETT. Written on 22 November 1941 at "Hill Top", Ruswarp Lane, Whitby, it describes Harry's memories of his grandfather George BURNETT. A copy of the letter was found amongst Percy BURNETT's "papers" in the library of the Literary & Philosophical Society in Whitby Museum.This letter, many years later, was largely responsible for kick-starting research into the BURNETT family history; first by his nephew Joseph Raymond BURNETT, now living in Australia, later by his great nephew William Edward BURNETT, now living in Cornwall.

Harry became a painter and decorator and ran his business from a shop in Church Street, Whitby.

On 11 Dec 1915, at Whitby, Harry enlisted for the British Army for "the duration of the war", and became gunner H. Burnett. No.151848 of the Royal Garrison Artillery* (see below). However, he was not 'called up' until 2 Apr 1917 and he did not see active service until 27 Aug 1917, when he became part of the British Expeditionary Force. He was posted to France where he remained on active service until 8 Sep 1918 and was then allowed 14 days home leave. He returned to duty on 23 Sep 1918 and remained in France until the end of the war. He was promoted to Corporal on 10 Nov 1918, the day before the Armistice. On 8 Jan 1919 he was again granted 14 days home leave, which was extended by one week to 29 Jan 1919. Harry was finally demobilised from the Army on 26 Mar 1919 at Dover.

Harry gave his occupation as painter & decorator, his home address as 157 Church Street, Whitby, N. Yorks, and named his next of kin as Mrs Amy Burnett (wife) of the same address. He confirmed his wife's maiden name as Lovsey and the date of their marriage as 11 Sep 1911 at Skelton-in-Cleveland parish church. He stated that he had one child, a daughter named Mary, born on 30 Jan 1913.

[Above information taken from British Army WWI Service Records held at the National Archive and made available online by "Ancestry"]

*The war of 1914-18 was an artillery war: artillery was the battle-winner, artillery was what caused the greatest loss of life, the most dreadful wounds, and the deepest fear. The British artillery had three sections, the Royal Horse Artillery (RHA), The Royal Field Artillery (RFA) and the Royal Garrison Artillery (RGA); all parts of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and each playing a distinct role. The RGA was responsible for the heavy, large calibre guns and howitzers that were positioned some way behind the front line. Harry Burnett became a member of heavy battery No.285 of the 70th Brigade RGA.

In 1928 Harry and his wife Amy were still living at 157 Church St. Whitby (polling list). They presumably lived above Harry's shop.

Harry and Amy's daughter Mary (known as Molly] was their only child. She is still alive [2008] and living at Aislaby near Whitby.


Amy LOVSEY

Amy was one of three children of bricklayer William James LOVSEY and his wife Jane Elizabeth (nee HUSBAND). William James was born at Cricklade in Wiltshire.


308. Kate BURNETT

Twin sister to Lillian (Lily)

Kate lived most of her life in Sunderland and died there in about 1970. She was a school teacher and an active member of the Methodist Church in Whitburn. Kate had two sons, one of whom, Tom BELL, still lives in Houghton-le-Spring, near Sunderland (2001). Tom is in contact with his cousin Molly BURNETT of Aislaby near Whitby, and, like Molly, refuses to discuss family history - the main reason why so little is known about Kate and her descendants.


309. Lillian BURNETT

Twin sister to Kate.

Nothing known about Lillian except that she is thought to have managed a bakery in Gateshead. It is also thought that she never married - though it is *possible* that she was the granddaughter Lily CRANER who was one of the main beneficiaries of the will of George BURNETT in 1914.


310. James Wilfred BURNETT

Little was known about Wilf except that he was a merchant seaman based in Cardiff. He "passed for first mate" on 6 Apr 1911, in Cardiff (certificate no: 0011969) and his first voyage as mate [in fact as 2nd mate] was aboard the Whitby ship "Glencliffe" - upon which his youngest brother Albert was an apprentice seaman. Albert in later life, when reminiscing, always said that Wilf gave him a very hard time!

Wilf married Edith Louisa GAITES in 1914 in Cardiff. The address he gave for the marriage certificate was the address of his uncle Joseph BURNETT, his father's youngest brother, who had settled in Cardiff some time before 1901.

Wilf and his wife Edith were known to have had at least four children; three girls and a boy named Leonard. The family lived at the same address in Cardiff for more than 30 years - James W. Burnett (mariner) was listed at 137 Carlisle Street, Moors, Cardiff, in street indexes for 1920, 1922, 1924 & 1929 and this same address was given on James W. Burnett's death certificate in 1953.

September 2007 - contact from Phil GOWLET on behalf of Mrs Pauline NICHOLAS of Clapham, London [letter on file]. Phil provided the following information, some of which was already know but most of which was new:

10/12/1888, James Wilfred Burnett born at Olive Buildings, Whitby; father: Thomas, a porter (flour merchant); mother: Emma (nee Ainsley);
17/1/1889, James' mother Emma registered his birth [Birth Cert]
1st quarter 1889, James' 1st wife Edith Louisa Gaites birth registered in Cardiff District [GRO Birth Index]
1894, Alexina Fyfe Reid, Pauline's natural mother, born [age on Marriage Cert]
7/9/1909,James was granted a 2nd Mate's Steam Ship Certificate in the Merchant Navy, cert. no. 5311 at Cardiff. Birth details shown as 1889, Whitby [TNA: BT 123/2]
5/4/1911James was granted a 1st Mate's Steam Ship Certificate in the Merchant Navy, cert. no. 0011969 at Cardiff. Birth details shown as 1888, Whitby [TNA: BT 123/2]
15/10/1911, William James Silver's birth registered at Cardiff RD; William later married Edith, James' daughter [GRO Birth & Death Index]
9/2/1914,James Wilfred married Edith Louisa Gaites by licence at Cardiff Registry Office; both were single, both aged 25; James' occupation was Officer of Mercantile Marine, living at 6, Coveney Street, Cardiff; Edith was living at 100, Railway Street, Cardiff; James' father was Thomas, deceased, a former fruit merchant; Edith's father was William Augustus, deceased, a former Brewer's Agent. Witnesses were Richard Peter & Ellen Kathleen Sheppard [Marr Cert.]
20/1/1915, Florence Maud Burnett born, registered at Cardiff; mother's maiden name Gaites [d.o.b. needs verifying]
16/9/1915, Jeremiah Sullivan born, registered at Cardiff; Jeremiah later married Florence Maud, James' daughter [d.o.b. needs verifying]
7/4/1917,Edith Winifred Burnett born, registered at Cardiff; mother's maiden name Gaites.
29/5/1918, James' ship S/S "Carlton" torpedoed by the enemy in WW1, causing loss of James' Master's or Mates Foreign Steam Certificate. S/S "Carlton" was about 270 miles from Bishop's Rock, Scilly Isles [TNA: BT 123/2WWW]
24/7/1918, James received new Master's or Mate's Steam Certificate no. 11969 at Cardiff to replace the one (5311) lost during torpedo attack; grade 1st Mate [TNA: BT 123/2, BT 317]
20/8/1918, James departed from port of London on S/S "Tara" (no. 115698, B I Steamship line, 3,651 tons) for Port Said, Egypt under captaincy of F. E. Harvey. There were 41 passengers on board [Findmypast.com: Passenger Lists Index & Transcript] Ship probably used for WW1 supplies or troop transport in middle-east.
4/9/1923,Pauline born to Alice Reid, James understood to be her father. No matching birth in GRO birth indexes under Reid or Burnett.
James applied for Mercantile Marine & British War Medals. Birth details shown as 1888 Whitby [TNA: BT 351]
7/8/1924,MM & BWM Ribbons issued [TNA: BT 351]
17/9/1924, MM & BWM Medals issued to 137, Carlisle Street, Splott, Cardiff [TNA: BT 351]
4th quarter 1924, Joan Burnett's birth registered at Cardiff; mother's maiden name Gaites. [GRO Birth Index -D.o.b. needs verifying]
6/9/1926,Alexina Fyfe Reid married Arthur Haron Talbot by certificate and banns Scotland at Wandsworth Registry Office; Alexina was single, aged 32; occupation Nurse (domestic), living at 21(?), Cecil Mansions, Marius Road, Balham; her father was James Whitton Reid, a Gardener (domestic); Arthur was a widower, aged 41; occupation Clerk in Ministry of Pensions Dept; living at 15, Fraser Street, Dundee; his father was John Talbot, a retired Electrical Engineer. Witnesses were M R & F Young [Marriage Cert] Alexina was listed in BT phone directory at Arthur's same home address - 15, Fraser St, Dundee - 33-34 yrs later. It seems that they returned to Dundee after WW2, where she gave birth to James Reid Talbot 2 yrs after her marriage.
20/4/1928, Leonard James Burnett born. Birth registered at Cardiff; mother's maiden name Gaites [Birth Index & Death cert]
24/2/1930, James signed on as 2nd Mate on S/S "Wearpool" (no. 135882) at Cardiff or South Shields [TNA: BT 348/ CR2]
4/9/1930, James signed on as 1st Mate on S/S "Lady Kathleen" (no. 132075) at Port Talbot. The ship sailed next day [TNA: BT 348/ CR2]
James discharge no. 948956[TNA: BT 348/ CR2]
2nd quarter 1937,Edith Winifred Burnett's marriage to William T J Silver registered at Cardiff [GRO Marriage Index] Age at marriage 20 & Cardiff matches family address 1909-53; married name matched death index 1994 re d.o.b.
3rd quarter 1937, Florence M Burnett's marriage to Jeremiah James registered at Cardiff [GRO Marriage Index] Marriage cert would give address.
1st quarter 1944, Joan M Burnett's marriage to James F Winter registered at Cardiff [GRO Marriage Index] Marriage cert would give address & WW2 occupation.
5/2/1953,James W Burnett died at 137, Carlisle Street, Cardiff, aged 64, of myocardial degeneration, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. James occupation was 1st Mate, Merchant Navy. The informant was L J Burnett, James' son of the same address [Death certificate]Age at death matches James' birth details & Cardiff address matches 1924 WW1 medal issue address, occupation matches known facts
9/2/1953,James Wilfred Burnett buried at Cardiff's Cathay Cemetery, section U, grave 1035 with his father-in-law William Augustus Gaites, mother-in-law Emma Gaites, and infant brother-in-law (?) William Sydney Gaites [Cardiff Bereavement Services, e-mail 2/8/07] Unlikely that James & Edith were estranged as James interred in same grave as Edith's parents.
1st quarter 1954, Leonard James Burnett's marriage to Jeanne Rolfe registered at Cardiff [GRO Marriage Index] Age at marriage 26 & Cardiff matches family address 1909-53
2nd quarter 1956, Edith Louise Burnett, James' wife, death registered at Cardiff, aged 67, Edith was James' 1st wife [GRO Death Index]Age at death matches Edith's birth year & Cardiff matches family address 1909-53
15/6/1956, Edith Louise Burnett buried at Cardiff's Cathay Cemetery, section EG, grave 1910 with her son Leonard James Burnett[Cardiff Bereavement Services, e-mail 2/8/07]
1st quarter 1960, Paul A Burnett's birth registered at Cardiff; mother's maiden name Rolfe [GRO Birth Index]
1st quarter 1964, Carl D Burnett's birth registered at Cardiff; mother's maiden name Rolfe [GRO Birth Index]
28/3/1973, Leonard James Burnett died at The Heath Hospital, Cardiff aged 44 of acute heart failure, spontaneous thrombosis of aortic valve, prothesis & rheumatic heart disease. A post mortem was conducted without an inquest. Leonard's occupation was Maintenance Fitter (Newspapers), and he lived at 137, Carlisle Street, Splott, Cardiff. The informant was his brother-in-law William Silver whose address was 135, Railway Street, Cardiff [Death certificate] Address matches family address 1909-53. Heart disease seems hereditary. Leonard doesn't seem to have followed his father's career into MN
2/4/1973, Leonard James Burnett buried at Cardiff's Cathays Cemetery, section EG, grave no. 1910 with his mother Edith Louise Burnett[Cardiff Bereavement Services, e-mail 2/8/07]
Oct 1988, William James Silver death registered at Sth Glamorgan, aged 77. William was James' daughter Edith's husband [GRO Death Index] Age at death matches William' birth details & Sth Glamorgan matches family address 1909-53
17/2/1994, Edith Winifred Silver died, her death registered at Sth Glamorgan, aged 76. Edith was James' daughter [GRO Death Index & Cardiff Bereavement Services, e-mail 2/8/07] Age at death matches Edith's birth details & Sth Glamorgan matches family address 1909-53
24/2/1994, Edith Winifred Silver cremated at Thornhill Crematorium Cardiff, her remains scattered in Heather Garden of Remembrance at Thornhill Cemetery[Cardiff Bereavement Services, e-mail 2/8/07]

Further information provided by Phil Gowlet enabled contact to be made with Paul and Carl Burnett, grandsons of James Wilfred Burnett who still live in Cardiff. Paul & Carl have in turn provided more information about their father, Leonard Burnett, but knew little about his father James Wilfred. They were completely unaware of their 'English' ancestry.

Carl & Paul Burnett have confirmed most of what Phil Gowlet's research had suggested [as above] with one exception. Paul remembers an aunt Joan but he did not remember her married name as WINTER. Paul remembers her married to a man named Glyn SCAMELL who "had something to do with shipping and they lived for many years in Malta". The information provided by Phil Gowlet has Joan marrying James Winter at the age of 20yrs so it is quite feasible that James died young and Joan re-married.


Edith Louisa GAITES

Edith's parents were William Augustus GAITES and Emma GAITES (nee SHAPCOTT), who married at Cardiff in 1884.
[GRO Index of Marriages: GAITES, William Augustus, Dec 1884, Cardiff, 11a 481.
"Free BMD" website confirms spouse Emma SHAPCOTT]

There were five known children of the marriage: Elizabeth [1884], Florence Ethel [1886], Beatrice Adeline [1887], Edith Louisa [1889] and William Sidney [1890].
Brother William Sidney died as an infant.


311. Frances Ethel BURNETT

Grandmother of Brenda LUDVIGSEN who, in 1996, responded to a small ad. in "Family Tree" magazine seeking contact with decendants of George BURNETT (miller), of Hawsker near Whitby. None of the descendants of her brother Albert had any idea that there had been a sister named Frances Ethel. Likewise none of Francis Ethel's descendants knew of the existence of her brother Albert.


Brenda provided the following information:

Frances Ethel married William Henry HOBSON and they had five children:-

1. Ethel Irene HOBSON, b:27 Feb 1918, d:16 Nov 1978, married Robert TAYLOR, 3 Apr 1939 [he b:9 Apr 1904, d:11 Sep 1971]. One child, daughter Brenda Roberta TAYLOR, b:7 Mar 1941, married Leonard LUDVIGSEN, 1 Apr 1967 [he b:6 Mar 1939]. Brenda and Len have two children, daughter Justine LUDVIGSEN, b:1 Jul 1970, and son Christian LUDVIGSEN, b:15 Sep 1972.

2. Margaret Ainsley HOBSON, b:14 Dec 1919, married Norman RAMSAY c1955 [he killed in 1959, age 34]. One son, Bryan, b:c1956. married to Judith. Bryan and Judith have one daughter, Amy, b:1992.

3. Vera Almond HOBSON, b:?, killed 1943, age 21.

4. Wilfred Alan HOBSON, b:?, married Edna, 1947. Several children - family emigrated to Australia and contact lost.

5. Gordon D'Arcy HOBSON, b:?, married Jenny PEVERLEY, 1947. Several children, including twins. Family last heard of in Newton Aycliffe in 1960's - contact since lost.

[contact with Brenda is being maintained.]


312. Frank BURNETT

Birth registered seven weeks after the event. Frank was born at 81
Church St. according to his birth certificate; which describes his
father Thomas as a "Corn and flour merchant's assistant". When Frank was
baptised at St. Michael's church his address was given as 82 Church St.

Frank was another child of Thomas and Emma who was not known to any of
the descendants of Albert, their youngest son. Frank died at 8 months;
both of his parents were later buried in the same grave.


313. Albert BURNETT

According to Albert's birth certificate he was born at Edward's Yard, Church St., Whitby on 12 Nov 1895. At his baptism on 12 Dec 1895 at St. Michael's church, Whitby, his parent's address was given as 82 Church St. His brother Frank's birth certificate in 1894 gave the address 81 Church St. All of these addresses refer to the same place. Albert's parents lived above Edward's grocery store, which occupied nos. 81 and 82 Church St. Whitby, the entrance to which would have been behind the shop in Edwards Yard. Albert's father was the manager at the store.

1901 census: RG13/4559, folio 38, p26
Living with his parents and siblings at their home in Church Street, Whitby - see notes for father Thomas BURNETT.
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Albert was just nine years old when both his parents died within weeks of each other in 1904. It is hard to imaging the impact this would have had on Albert and his siblings but it would have been particularly difficult for such a young boy. The three eldest children, brothers William, Thomas and Harry, looked after the younger children after their parent's deaths. Thomas Edward BURNETT appears to have a particular interest in Albert's welfare - although it was the eldest brother William who was named as next of kin on Albert's merchant seaman apprentice indentures in 1910. Albert had signed on as an apprentice with Messrs Turnbull, Lund & Co. a shipping company with offices in Baxtergate, Whitby.

Albert completed his apprenticeship on 24 Aug 1914 and three days later his ship docked at Cardiff. Albert signed off and received the balance of his wages. Ten days later he enlisted in the infantry but was immediately transferred to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve [RNVR]. He re-enlisted in the RNVR at Crystal palace, London on 10 Sep 1914 and later was assigned to the "Anson" Battalion of the Royal Naval Division [RND]. He saw active service with the "Anson" at Gallipoli and on the Western Front in France - being wounded in both campaigns. After his second wounding in 1917 he was sent home to a hospital in Manchester, during a spell of home leave he married his 'Whitby lass', my grandmother, Martha Lillian BRADY. The marriage certificate shows him living at 16 Sandgate, Whitby; which is where his older brother Thomas had his butcher's shop.

Albert did not return to active service but saw out the rest of his time with the RND at home, in various barracks. He was discharged from the RND and returned to the RNVR on 25 Jun 1918 for service at sea aboard defensively armed marchant ships [DAMS]. However, it seems that he never actually served aboard one of these DAMS before he was finally demobilized on 16 Apr 1919. Shortly after his demob. Albert, with wife Lillian and their first child, son Albert Eric, moved to Middlesbrough, where Albert worked in a shipyard for a short time. He then crossed the border into County Durham and worked at a shipyard in Haverton Hill for several years before moving to work for the rapidly expanding ICI chemical company at Billingham on Tees. Four more children, including my father and twin girls, were born at Haverton Hill. My father was the first individual in this line of the BURNETT family ever to have been born outside Yorkshire.

Albert moved his family from haverton Hill to Billingham in 1952 and retired from ICI in 1960. He and Lillian celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1967 and Albert died in 1969. After a requiem mass at St John's RC Church, Billingham and a ceremony at Middlesbrough Crematorium, Albert's ashes were buried in the grounds of Acklam Cemetery, Middlesbrough.

Martha Lillian BRADY

Martha Lillian BRADY was a daughter of Patrick BRADY and Margaret (Annie) TURNER. Her father was born in Co. Leitrim, Ireland. Not surprisingly the family were Roman Catholic.


314. Florence Mary BURNETT

Florence Mary Burnett was born at 82 Church Street, Whitby. Her mother Emma registered the birth.

Florence remained a spinster. She was a witness at the wedding of her brother Albert to Lilly BRADY in 1917, thereafter there is no record of her except for an address in Peebles, Scotland, found in an address book which belonged to Albert. It is thought that Florence was looked after by her older brother Harry after their father died. She contracted TB and was in a sanatorium on the Isle of White for some time before going to a teachers' retirement home in Peebles, Scotland. Florence probably died in Peebles.