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Edwyn Burnaby (1798 - 1867)

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Edwyn Burnaby
Born in Rotherby, Leicestershire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 28 Aug 1829 in Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Leicestershire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 29 Feb 2020 | Created 2 Apr 2013 | Last significant change: 29 Feb 2020
01:12: Richard Shelley added Ida Charlotte (Burnaby) Conolly (1839-1886) as child for Edwyn Burnaby (1798-1867). [Thank Richard for this]
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Edwyn Burnaby is Notable.

Maternal 2XG Grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II.

Edwyn Burnaby (29 September 1798 – 18 July 1867) was an English landowner, of Baggrave Hall, Leicestershire, a Justice of the Peace, Deputy Lieutenant, and High Sheriff of Leicestershire in 1864. He also succeeded his father in the Court post of Gentleman of the Privy chamber.


Edwyn was the eldest son of Edwyn Andrew Burnaby, (died 1 October 1825), and his wife Mary, daughter and heiress of the Reverend William Browne and his wife Mary Adcock. He was baptised on 30 September 1798 at Rotherby[1]: his age is given as 19 on matriculation at Worcester College, Oxford on 20 October 1817. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and served as a captain in the Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards.

On 29 August 1829, he married Anne Caroline Salisbury[2], daughter of Thomas Salisbury, by Frances, daughter of Francis Webb.

They had several children, including (1) Edwyn Sherard Burnaby (1830–1883), general and Member of Parliament (2) Caroline Louisa Burnaby (1832–1918), by whom Burnaby became the great-great-grandfather of Queen Elizabeth II (3) Cecilia Florence Burnaby (d. 1869), married George Onslow Newton. (4) Gertrude Laura Burnaby (d. 1865), married Ernest Vaughan, 4th Earl of Lisburne[8]


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014, Edwyn Burnaby, 30 Sep 1798); citing ROTHERBY,LEICESTER,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 588,451, 592,602.
  2. "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 6 November 2017), Edwyn Burnaby and Anne Caroline Salisbury, United Kingdom; records extracted FamilySearch and images digitized by FindMyPast; citing United Kingdom, 04 Sep 1829, The British Newspaper Archive, Ireland; FHL microfilm .

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