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Burnett Family

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1871 census Yeo, Monkleigh Devon

RG10 Piece: 2205 Folio: 15 Page: 6

BURNETT, James Head 1840 Devon
BURNETT, Grace Wife 1839 Devon

BURNETT, John M 2 1869 Devon

BURNETT, James 1871 Devon
BURNETT, Lucy sister 1854 Devon
Hi, It is possible , I found out from my cousin that John's parents names were James and Grace and thathis brother William stood up with him at his wedding . This was in Brooklin, Ontario in 1897.His Mother's maiden names was Johns .
Hello Llovin511,

If that is correct then this looks like the marriage registered in the June Qtr (Apr-Jun) in Devon:

Marriages Jun 1868
Burnett James Holsworthy 5b 933
Johns Grace Holsworthy 5b 933

And of several possible births these are the likely ones given Monkleigh is in the registration district of Bideford:

Births Jun 1869
BURNETT John Bideford 5b 517

Births Mar 1871
BURNETT James Bideford 5b 553

Births Mar 1874
Burnett William Bideford 5b 509


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It is the registration district where the marriage was registered, Volume 5b page 933.

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I'll look to see if I can find the church. It may or may not be in the same district. I have not found the actual place of the marriage yet.

Was William born in Devon, England or Ontario?

There are two trees here:


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Hi All
Sorry I don't have access to these records with my Anc## subs.
Marriage John Burnett to Maud H Knight
Ontario his father James & his mother Grace.


added James & Grace in 1891 Ontario census.

1881 in free familysearch Canada census
James Grace John James all bn England
Wm Fredk Joseph bn Ontario
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Hi Dave ,
It is possible that William was born in Ontario . My cousin said John came to Canada when he was 3 but you know how family stories go .I found a William Burnett that died in Canada at age 40 so I'll keep searching , No mention of Lucy in Canada though ? Maude Burnett was my Grandmother m to John Burnett. Her maiden name was Knight .Thanks again for your help.