BURNETT, Miriam Ella

1850 - 1921

Miriam Ella Burnett, was born at Alton, Hampshire in 1850, daughter of Dr Charles Sutherland Burnett, M.D., and his wife Elizabeth née Emery, who married at Portsea Island, Hampshire in 1844. 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 again in 1862, Emily Jane Chaplyn of Bures, Suffolk and they were still 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 in 1891. In 1891, Miriam was a 41 year old ‘church & art embroidery worker’ lodging at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. She died at Newark, Nottinghamshire in 1921, aged 71, she was unmarried.