BURNETT, Miriam Ella

1850 - 1921

Miriam Ella Burnett was born at Alton, Hampshire in 1850, one of the nine children of Dr Charles Mountford Burnett, (c1807-25 October 1866) M.D., and his second wife Elizabeth Slater (1809-8 July 1858), fourth daughter of Samuel Slater, who married at Farrington, Hampshire on 20 October 1844, his first wife was Mary Anne née Clark (1801-1834). In 1851, ‘Maria’ was living with her parents at the private Westbrook Lunatic Asylum, High Street, Alton where her father was the physician in charge. Her mother died in 1858 and her father continued with his private asylum, and they were still living there in 1861. Her father married for a third time in 1862, Emily Jane Chaplyn (1825-2 May 1897) of Bures, Suffolk. Her father died in 1866 but his his 46-year-old widow and the family were still living at the Westbrook Asylum in 1871. In 1881, Miriam was living at 18 Ladbroke Road, Kensington, London with her married sister Mary Abraham and brother-in-law Philip Boyle Abraham, a barrister. Miriam exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Society from 94 Christchurch Street, Ipswich in 1883, 'Yellow Roses', her address, ‘Falcon’s Villa’ [94] Christchurch Street was a high-class boarding house which was unoccupied by 1891. In 1891, Miriam was a 41-year-old ‘church & art embroidery worker’ lodging at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Miriam Ella Burnett died at Newark, Nottinghamshire in 1921, aged 71, she was unmarried.