Samuel Burnell

Samuel Burnell was the oldest of the seven known children of Robert Burnell and his wife Martha Evans of Combe Florey, Somerset, England.

Samuel married Mary Babbage on Christmas Day of 1839 in Combe Florey, Somerset. Together they had at least eleven children born in Lydiard St Lawrence and Combe Florey, Somerset. A second, and youngest son named 'John Burnell' appears in the family group, although the couple already had a child of this name. His true identity is not clear - perhaps it was an illegitimate grandson?

In 1861, Samuel and his family are living in the Poor Houses of Combe Florey, Somerset, whilst Samuel is noted as a 'Road Contractor'.

Life Events


  • 24th March 1816 at Combe Florey, Somerset, England.


  • 21st April 1816, at the church of St. Peter and Paul at Combe Florey, Somerset, England.



  • Sarah Burnell (1840-?)
  • James Burnell (1841-1880) married Elizabeth Vinnicombe (1841-1909)
  • John Burnell (1844-18??)
  • Robert Burnell (1846-?) married Elizabeth Chorley (c.1840-?)
  • William Burnell (1848-?)
  • George Burnell (1850-1891) married Mary Ann Barker (1854-1929)
  • Susannah Burnell (1852-?) married Henry Samuel Sanders (c.1850-?)
  • Mary Ann Burnell (1855-?)
  • Elizabeth Burnell (1857-?)
  • Jane Burnell (1861-?)
  • John Burnell (1864-?)

Census and Residence

  • 1841: 25yrs, Sandings, Lydiard St. Lawrence, Somerset, England.
  • 1851: 36yrs, Combe Florey, Somerset, England.
  • 1861: 49yrs, Poor Houses, Combe Florey, Somerset, England.
  • 1871: 58yrs, Cottage, Combe Florey, Somerset, England.


  • 1850: Labourer
  • 1861: Road Contractor
  • 1875: Farm Labourer


  • 3rd August 1875 at Combe Florey, Somerset, England.

Cause of Death

  • 1. Asthma (10 years),
    2. Anasarca (4 months) - certified by W. A. Deane MRCS


  • 8th August 1875 at Combe Florey, Somerset, England.



  • Not yet known
  • Not yet known
  • William Evans (1755-1823)
  • Elizabeth Chorley (1758-1834)

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