Hesther Smith (55) was born in Takeley in 1812.


She was the youngest child of James and Ann Smith.


On 5th October, 1839 she married Charles Burrell (56) from Bocking, Braintree, Essex in Havering-atte-Bower. He was born in 1812. In 1841 he was a wine merchant.


         The Essex Standard 11th October 1839





In 1851 they were living at 44 Rayne Road, Bocking and had moved to 47 Rayne Road some ten years later.


Her husband, Charles, died on 25th December, 1866. He had been born in Bocking in 1812.



By 1851 he was a wine and spirit merchant and by 1861 had added Agent to Insurance Offices to his liquid interests.





                                               St Mary's Church, Bocking



In 1881 Hester is found as an annuitant and widow living at Albion Villa, Linden Grove, Camberwell, Surrey where she is shown as a lodger. She died at 62 Linden Grove on 20th January, 1885.








National Probate Record




They had five children:


Charles J Burrell               Born 1841    Died 1880


Louisa Hesther Burrell       Born 1842    Died 1899


William Burrell                Born 1844   


Thomas Burrell                Born 1847


Ann M Burrell                 Born 1849   In Bocking    




                                                                           Linden Grove



This street is mentioned several times through this history. It lies alongside the Nunhead Cemetery in South London.