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website details the family history of one branch of the Burnell family
which can be traced back to Roundhay (now a suburb of Leeds, Yorkshire)
in the mid 17th
It also covers the ancestors of two of the youngest members of the
Burnell family - Matthew and Peter, grandsons to Martin Burnell, the
For five generations the family lived in the village of Little
Ribston in the West Riding. The picture shows the burial place of
Robert and Hannah Burnell in the churchyard in Spofforth - the local
The earliest ancestor so far traced is John Burnell, who was one of two
brothers living in Roundhay from at least 1632. It is not
for certain where he was born, but he may well be linked to Burnells
living in Leeds itself around 1600.
Use the links on the left to navigate the site. Roundhay Park tells
the story of the four oldest generations in my line of Burnells. The Youngest Son carries the story
forward through the eighteenth century. Little Ribston will
cover the 19th century in Yorkshire and Lancashire (not yet available).
The tree is too complicated to display everybody at the same time. If
you click on a person you can then see their direct ancestors and
The View the tree section currently uses code from the Topola Viewer to
display the tree (may be a little slow), but there
is an alternative interactive tree available in the Charts and Reports
section. Here you can see all the detailed information about any
individual (except those still living).