William Burnell
1889-1957

William Burnell was the fifth and penultimate child of George Burnell and his wife Mary Ann (née Barker), of Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.

When William was just 18 months old, his father George - a publican - died in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.

Left with six children under the age of 10, his mother Mary Ann brought the family up to Littleport, Cambridgeshire, where she set up a new life for them. Within 5 years she had re-married to a Mr. James Smith.

William married Rachel Emerson in 1919, and the following year they welcomed the first of two daughters into the family.

William pre-deceased Rachel by 17 years in 1957.


Further Details

Born:
13th December 1889 at Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.

Baptised:
6th December 1891 with his sister Florence Ellen Burnell at St. George's Church, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.

Married:

Children:

Census:

Employment

Died:
Dec quarter of 1957, at Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England. Aged circa 67 years.

Buried:
Not yet known