Lillie Burnell

Lillie Burnell (later Lillie Buckingham) was the second of the six children of George Burnell and his wife Mary Ann Barker of St. John's Wood, Middlesex, England.

When Lillie was about 6 years old, her father George died in his pub at Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.

Left with six children under the age of 10, her 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 James Smith.

After a period of working for Hope Brothers Ltd shirt factory in Littleport, like her older sister Beatrice Annie Burnell, she returned to her native London to work. It was here that she married labourer David Buckingham of Southery, Norfolk, in 1905. At the time of their marriage, they are both noted as being resident of 30 Gilstead Road, Fulham, London.

By 1907 the couple had become parents to daughter Lilian, and by 1911 the couple have returned to David's native Southery, just a few miles north of where her mother and siblings were in Littleport.

Lillie died in 1933.

Life Events


  • Late 1884 at Kilburn, Middlesex (now London), England.


  • 24th August 1884 at St. Mary's Church, Kilburn, Middlesex, England.


  • David Buckingham (1883-19??) on 23rd December 1905 at Christ Church, Fulham, London, England.


  • Lilian May Buckingham (1907-?) married Horace E Garner (19??-?)

Census and Residence

  • 1891: 6yrs, The Royal Oak Public House, Church Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England.
  • 1901: 16yrs, Rose Cottages, Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1905: 30 Gilstead Road, Fulham, London, England.
  • 1911: 24yrs, Southery, Norfolk, England.


  • 1901: Shirt Factory Worker for Hope Brothers Ltd at Littleport.


  • December quarter of 1933 in Norfolk, England.


  • Not yet known.

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