We are researching the BURRELL family from the Lincolnshire, England and Ontario, Canada areas.
At least three Burrell and two Burrill families emigrated from different areas of Lincolnshire to Canada in the 1800's. No connection between any of these families has been found.
Although occasional misspellings may be seen in records, it would appear all members of this family use the BURRELL spelling of the family name.
Thomas Burrell, born about 1766 in Lincolnshire, England is the known patriarch of this family, no earlier ancestors having yet been traced. His full family is not known, but his son George in turn had three sons (amongst others) named George, James, and Thomas, who emigrated to Ontario, Canada in the early 1850's. It is not certain whether they all came together. Indeed it seems likely they did not - two of them were still listed 'at home' in England in the 1851 census, while Thomas was not.
George and Thomas appeared in the village of Westover, Beverley Township, Wentworh Co., Ontario, Canada in the 1850's - how they chose, or were directed to, this location is not known. As has been the case with other families, they may have had relatives or friends who had earlier come to the area, and who eased their settlement.
George and his family moved to Manitoba in the 1870's - James and Thomas lived and died in Ontario, though in due course many of Thomas' descendents went to Western Canada, and ultimately to the Eastern United States.
Also included in the search are the Hale and Rader families of the Sevierville, Tennessee area.
We would appreciate any help that anyone could offer, and are willing to share the information that we have.
Family members: Please follow the link to the genealogy report below to verify the accuracy of the information. We are missing some first names, last names, and spouse and child names. If you see a mistake, omission, or want to contact us, please send email by removing the "no_spam_" from the email address below.
We wish to extend our deepest gratitude to Family Member Valarie (Falkiner) Albert, who spent countless hours researching the roots of the family. Special thanks also go to genealogist John R. Burrell, who compiled Valarie's reasearch, along with his own, into a comprehensive booklet. All of the individual notes in the Genealogy Report, as well as the introduction on this home page, were taken from this booklet. Without the efforts of these two individuals, most of the early pieces of this puzzle would be unknown to a large branch of this family.