I now know that John Burnell was one of four siblings (Edward, Louisa and Clement are the names of his siblings). His parents were Richard and Mary H. Burnell. Richard Burnell was born abt. 1823 and Mary H. abt. 1827 - both in North Curry, Somerset, England. All of their children were born in Somerton, Somerset, England.
Can anyone help me out with more information on this family..?