Descendents of Isaac Burrell (ca 1790 - 14 May 1869
and Jane "Unknown" (ca 1790 - 25 Jul 1866)

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DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Pre-Immigrant Generation

1. Isaac Burrell

 

Born Approx 1790 in Northumberland, England. Died 14 May 1869 in Doddington Parish, Northumberland, England.

 

Died "at age 82, of Akeld, parish of Kirknewton."

 

Isaac's age, 45+, in the 1841 census suggests a birth year between 1791 and 1796, whereas his reported age at death suggests he was born in 1786/1787.

 

Only the first and last child of the family of Isaac and Jane Burrell appear in extensive lists of baptisms in Wooler, and none in Doddington parish; dates and places of births or baptism for the other siblings of Robert and Isaac have not been found.   Sons Robert and Isaac immigrated to New Brunswick and settled in Harvey Settlement, York County.   (Unknown if other siblings came to Canada.)

 

The major source of information on this family (apart from detail on Robert and Isaac from Canadian descendants) was the 1841 census of Ewart township, in Doddington parish, Wooler district, part of the Glendale Ward of Northumberland.  

 

(Information on the first generation of Isaac and Jane Burrell's family born in England was from research done by John R. Burrell, Burritts Rapids, Ontario, and printed in book form May 2002.)

 

He married Jane, Approx 1814 in England. Born Approx 1790 in Northumberland, England. Died 25 Jul 1866 in Doddington Parish, Northumberland, England.

 

Died "at age 75, of Ewart Thirlings."

 

They had the following children:

  2   i.   William Burrell

  3   ii.   George Burrell

  4   iii.   Robert Burrell

  5   iv.   Ann Burrell

  6   v.   Elizabeth Burrell

  7   vi.   George Burrell

  8   vii.   Isaac Burrell

  9   viii.   John Burrell

  10   ix.   Frances Burrell

 

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Non-Immigrants

2. William Burrell

 

Son of Isaac Burrell & Jane. Born 1815 in Northumberland, England. Christen 3 Feb 1815 in Cheviot Street United Presbyterian, Wooler.

   

Banns for marriage called 25 May, 1 and 8 June 1845 at Doddington.

  

He married Sarah Holmes, Jun 1845 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England. Born Approx 1820 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Non-Immigrants

3. George Burrell

 

Son of Isaac Burrell & Jane. Born 1816 in Wooler District, England. Died 10 May 1868 in Doddington, England.

 

Died "age 51, of Harehope, parish of Eglingham."   (8 miles SE of Wooler.)

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

First Immigrant Generation

4. Robert Burrell

Son of Isaac Burrell & Jane. Born 30 Jan 1818 in Wooler District, Northumberland, England. Died 2 Sep 1900 in Harvey Station, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

It is believed that Robert Burrell, his wife Ann Piercy and son Isaac immigrated to New Brunswick and settled at Harvey Settlement from Wooler and Tweedbank, England in 1846.

 

From NB Land Grants book, Robert received "Front 16, 17   Tier 2, NW Harvey, York Co., 100 acres" on 23 Nov 1853.

 

The 1861 Census for Manners Sutton lists Robert as being 41 years of age, English, Farmer, Presbyterian; his wife Ann, 36 years of age, English, Presbyterian; son Isaac, 16 years of age, English; and the rest of the children born in New Brunswick:   George, 14; Jane Ann, 11; Elizabeth, 9; Robert, 6; Alexander, 4; Mary, 2; and John, 6 months.

 

From the 1861 Census, the Burrells employed 3 males.   Owned or occupied 50 acres improved land and 50 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm, 100 pounds; value of implements and machinery, 10 pounds.   They had 2 horses, 4 milch cows, 7 other neat cattle, 12 sheep, 2 swine, and 400 lbs. pork slaughtered.   Produced 200 lb. butter, 40 lb. wool,; 8 tons hay, 9 bu. barley, 250 bu. oats, 100 bu. buckwheat, 6 bu. timothy, 10 bu. turnips, 50 bu. potatoes and 5 bu. carrots.

 

He married Ann Piercy, daughter of George Piercy & Ann Winter, 27 Sep 1844 in England. Born 21 Mar 1823 in Wooler District, Northumberland, England. Died 2 Sep 1888 in Harvey Station, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

 

Ann Piercy was the daughter of George Piercy and Ann Winter.   Their family appears in the 1841 census at Walkerwalls, Earle township, in Doddington parish, Wooler district, Northumberland, England.   At that time Ann had two older brothers at home, Thomas 20 and Robert 18; and two younger sisters, Jane 12 and Mary 8.

 

They had the following children:

  11   i.   Isaac Burrell

  12   ii.   George Piercy Burrell

  13   iii.   Robert Burrell

  14   iv.   Jane Ann Burrell

  15   v.   Elizabeth Burrell

  16   vi.   Robert Simpson "Sim" Burrell

  17   vii.   Alexander Smith Burrell

  18   viii.   Mary Ann Burrell

  19   ix.   John Robert Burrell

  20   x.   Thomas Sterling Burrell

  21   xi.   William Alexander Burrell

   22   xii.   Nancy "Isabel" Burrell

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Non-Immigrants

5. Ann Burrell

 

Daughter of Isaac Burrell & Jane. Born Approx 1820 in Northumberland, England.

 
 
 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Non-Immigrants

6. Elizabeth Burrell 

 

Daughter of Isaac Burrell & Jane. Born Approx 1823 in Northumberland, England.

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Non-Immigrants

7. George Burrell

 

Son of Isaac Burrell & Jane. Born Approx 1825 in Northumberland, England.

   

There were two George Burrells listed with the family in the 1841 census, one age 20+and the other age 15+.   It is most unlikely that they had two sons named George alive in 1841.   The name of one of the sons could have been entered in error as George; or one could have been a nephew from a related family (relationships are not entered in 1841 census).

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Non-Immigrants

8. Isaac Burrell

Son of Isaac Burrell & Jane. Born 24 Mar 1829 in Northumberland, England. Died 2 May 1913 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer.

  

Isaac Burrell was married first to Alice Grieve, who died 26 Sep 1860, and they had three children:   Joselean, Jane and William.   Isaac married secondly Elizabeth Nesbitt Berkeley, and they had two children:   Annie and Thomas.

 

In York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB), Isaac's surname is written as "Bunnell", and Elizabeth's surname is written as "Birkley".

 

In 1861 Census for Manners Sutton, York Co., NB, Isaac Burrell was 32 years old, English, Farmer, Presbyterian; wife Elizabeth was 36 years old, English, Presbyterian; Joselen, 6, Jane, 4, William Isaac, 1, all born in NB; and Elizabeth Berkeley, 12, English and John Berkeley, 8, English (children of Elizabeth).

 

In the 1861 Census, the Isaac Burrell family owned or occupied 45 acres improved and 65 acres unimproved land.   Cash value of farm, 150 pounds, value of implements and machinery, 8 pounds.   They had 2 horses, 4 milch cows, 5 other neat cattle, 8 sheep, 2 swine, and slaughtered 250 lb. pork.   Produced 100 lb. butter; 25 lb. wool; 9 tons hay; 150 bu. oats; 40 bu. buckwheat; 5 bu. peas, 25 bu. timothy, 100 bu. turnips, and 100 bu. potatoes.

 

From Obituary - (d. 2 May 1913, 85 yr 2 mo.):

 

Death at Tweedside

The death of Isaac   Burrell occurred at Tweedside, York County, on Friday evening after a short illness.   He was in the 86th year of his age and had   been in fairly good health until about a week ago.   The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs Alex Swan, of Tweedside, one step-daughter, Mrs William Atchinson, of Houlton, and one son, Thomas Burrell of Tweedside.   The funeral took place yesterday and was largely attended.   Rev. M. J. Macpherson conducted the services and interment was made at Tweedside.   (sic.   Harvey Settlement Cemetery/jh)

 

He first married Alice Bell Grieve, daughter of William Grieve & Eleanor Turnbull, Approx 1854. Born 1 Jan 1829 in Elilaw, Northumberland, England. Died 26 Sep 1860 in Harvey Settlement. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

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In memory of Eleanor, wife of Wm Grieve, Died 18th Oct 1860 Aged 66 years; Alice Bell, wife of Isaac Burrell, Died 26th Sept 1860 Aged 31 years; Joseph, Died 21st Nov 1860 Aged 21 years; Patrick T., died 25th Nov 1860 Aged 36 years; William Died 9th Dec 1860 Aged 35 years; (Facing Hwy) John Grieve, Died at St. Louis 14th Dec 1859 Aged 38 years (Footstones: EG, JG, PG, WG). Source: JSW 26 Jul 2006.

From Headquarters, 9 Jan 1861:

Died St. Louis, 14th Dec 1859, John Grieve, age 38; 26th Sept., Harvey, York Co., Alice Bell Grieve, age 31; 18th Oct. Elenor Grieve, age 66; 23rd Nov., Joseph Grieve, age 21; 25th same month, Patrick Turnbull Grieve, age 36; 9th Dec., William Grieve, age 35.   The above are the wife and children of William Grieve of Harvey.

 

Alice and her husband Isaac had three children.

 

They had the following children:

  23   i.   Joselean "Celia" Burrell

  24   ii.   Jane "Jennie" Burrell

  25   iii.   William Isaac Burrell

 

He second married Elizabeth Nesbitt, 27 Jul 1861 in York Co., NB. Born 15 Dec 1824 in Wooler District, Northumberland, Engand. Died 13 Feb 1903 in Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Elizabeth came to Canada with her two children, John R. and Elizabeth, approx 1853/54 after her first husband, Mr Berkeley (first name not known) had died in the Crimean War.   (Her daughter was born on the Isle of Wight, and was six years old when they came to Canada.)   It is believed that Elizabeth was related to the Nesbitt families who had emigrated to Harvey with the first settlers in 1837, but the exact relationship hasn't been established.

 

Elizabeth married secondly, Isaac Burrell, whose first wife , Alice Grieve, had died leaving him with three children:   Joselean, Jane and William.

 

In York Co NB Marriage Register C 1850-1866 (PANB),   Elizabeth's surname is given as "Birkley", and Isaac Burrell's surname is written as "Bunnell"  

They were married by Charles G. Coster, and witnesses were Alexander Gay and William Cadwallader.

 

Elizabeth and Isaac Burrell had two children:   Annie and Thomas.

 

They had the following children:

  26   i.   Annie Burrell

  27   ii.   Thomas A. S. Burrell

 

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Non-Immigrants

9. John Burrell 

 

Son of Isaac Burrell & Jane. Born 1833 in Chatton. Died 16 Apr 1895 in Doddington, Northumberland, England.

 

Died "age 63, of Fowberry" (3 miles SE of Wooler).

 

John's birthplace was shown as Chatton in the 1881 Doddington census, but no baptism or birth record was found in the Chatton parish registers (nor any other registrations which could be associated with this family.)

 

Banns of marriage were called on 18 and 25 Nov and 2 Dec 1860 in Doddington; the wedding was in Ayton.

He married Christina Spence, Dec 1860 in Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland. Born 1836 in Ayton.

Parents:   Alexander Spence and Isabelle Aikman (married 1 Oct 1831, Ayton.)

 

Christianne/Christian/Christina--all three versions of her name is various records; Christina in the 1881 census.  

Ayton is 7 miles NW of Berwick-on-Tweed, and only 20 miles north of Doddington.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Non-Immigrants

10. Frances Burrell

Daughter of Isaac Burrell & Jane. Born 19 Mar 1839 in Ewart. Christen 25 Mar 1839 in West Chapel Presbyterian, Wooler. Died 26 Mar 1839 in Doddington Parish.

 

Died "age 7 days, of Ewart."

 

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Second Immigrant Generation

11. Isaac Burrell

Son of Robert Burrell & Ann Piercy. Born 28 Mar 1845 in Wooler District, Northumberland, England. Died 31 Dec 1902 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Farmer. Religion Presbyterian.

 

From St. Stephen Courier, 31 May 1867:   "Married, Harvey, by Rev. Samuel Johnston, 22nd inst., Isaac Burrel and Miss Nancy Christie."

 

Witnesses to marriage were Robert Burrell and George Cockburn.

 

Isaac was a farmer in the Harvey area.

 

He married Nancy Christie, daughter of John Christie & Catherine Elizabeth Balmer, 22 May 1867 in Harvey, York Co., By Rev. Samuel Johnson. Born 27 Jan 1843/1844 in Tryon, N.B. Died 23 Jul 1930 in McAdam. Buried in Rockland Cemetery, McAdam.

 

After the death of her husband, Nancy moved to Watt Junction, Charlotte Co.   The property she purchased belonged to her daughter Annie Levina and husband Will Doherty, and she kept boarders who worked on the railroad.   She was living in Watt Junction in 1908, but by 1910 she was living in McAdam on Highland Avenue.   Son John Howard and his wife Carrie lived in the upstairs apartment of her McAdam house.   (Information on this family is contained in the book "John Christie and Descendants 1815-1994, compiled by Edgar Christie.")

 

They had the following children:

  28   i.   Mary Elizabeth Burrell

  29   ii.   Annie Lavina Burrell

  30   iii.   Victoria Burrell

  31   iv.   John "Howard" Burrell

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Second Immigrant Generation

12. George Piercy Burrell 

Son of Robert Burrell & Ann Piercy. Born 2 Jan 1847 in Harvey. Christen 27 Feb 1847 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 6 Feb 1923 in Oak Bay Road, Charlotte County, NB. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Occupation Railroad Station Man (1891). Religion Presbyterian.

   

From Saint Croix Courier, 22 Feb 1923: "Deaths - BURRELL - At Oak Bay Road, Feby 7, George P. Burrell, aged 78 years."

   

He married Isabella "Belle" Coburn, daughter of George Cockburn (Coburn) & Mary Piercy, 26 Feb 1879 in Harvey, York Co. By Edward Roberts . Born 2 Oct 1852 in Harvey. Died 21 Jul 1913 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

   

Witnesses to marriage were Alexander Burrell and Margaret Cockburn.

   

They had the following children:

  32   i.   Mary Ann Burrell

  33   ii.   Robert Walter "Simpson" Burrell

  34   iii.   Gertrude Maggie Burrell

  35   iv.   Lizzie May Burrell

  36   v.   Annie Winnifred Burrell

 
 

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Second Immigrant Generation

13. Robert Burrell

Son of Robert Burrell & Ann Piercy. Born 1848 in Harvey. Christen 22 Oct 1848 in Harvey By Rev. Daniel McCurdy. Died 27 Sep 1851 in Harvey. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.

 

Inscription on gravestone in Harvey Settlement Cemetery:   In memory of Robert, son of Robert & Ann Burrell, died Sept 27, 1851 aged 3 years.   Suffer the little children to come unto Me & forbid them not.

 

DESCENDENTS OF ISAAC BURRELL (CA 1790 - 14 MAY 1869
AND JANE "UNKNOWN" (CA 1790 - 25 JUL 1866)

Second Immigrant Generation

14. Jane Ann Burrell

Daughter of Robert Burrell & Ann Piercy. Born 13 Jun 1850 in Harvey. Christen 30 Jul 1850 in St. Paul's Church Records.

 

From Colonial Farmer, 2 Dec 1872:   "Married Commercial Hotel, 26th Nov., by Rev. T. H. Porter, William Weinhouse, youngest son of Thomas Weinhouse, Esq., of Lee House, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, and Jane Ann Burrell, eldest daughter of Robert Burrell, Manners Sutton, York Co."

 

Witnesses to marriage to William Weinhouse were Oliver G. Brown and Harris D. Burden.

(Jane's middle name is given as Amy in the records of her children's births.)

 

She first married William Wainhouse, 26 Nov 1872 in Commercial Hotel, Fredericton, York Co. By T. H. Porter . Born in England. Died Before 1880.

 

They had the follo