Saturday, January 4, 2014

52 Ancestors #1 - William Burnett

#66
4th great grandfather of Kristina Hewitt

This post is the first in the weekly challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks

William Burnett was born 10 Apr 1827 in Ireland.


William Burnett, photo from GVHS
William Burnett married Mary Hadley.

In the 1871 census of Canada William (44) is listed living in Hull, Ottawa, Quebec, Canada with his wife Mary (40), children Dianna (17), Joseph (16), Alexander (14), Margaret (12), Albert E (9) , Mary (5), David J (2) and William's mother Mary (83)

William Burnett died 17 Nov 1903.

William Burnett was buried in Wakefield Cemetery.

The children of William Burnett and Mary Hadley include:

Diana Burnett

Joseph Burnett

Margaret Burnett

Alexander Burnett

Rebecca Burnett

Albert Edward Burnett

James William Burnett

Mary Adelia Lott Burnett

David John Burnett

Eliza Jane Burnett

Known descendants who have DNA tested for genetic genealogy:

Kris Hewitt Stewart (23andMe autosomal)

Richard Monette (23andMe autosomal)

If you are a descendant of William Burnett and Mary Hadley click here for more info on how you can help!

Sources:

1851 Census of Canada

1861 Census of Canada

1871 Census of Canada

1881 Census of Canada

1891 Census of Canada

1901 Census of Canada