NameAnnie Eliza Barrow Burt 40, GGG Aunt, F
Birth14 Jul 1854, Camberwell, Surrey, England40,27
Death15 Apr 1931, Toronto, Ontario, Canada40
Burial18 Apr 1931, Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada35,56,8
ReligionAnglican; later Presbyterian129
FatherGeorge Edward Cyril Burt , M (1823-1907)
MotherFrances Martha Barrow , F (1819-1892)
Spouses
1George Tresawna Gerrans 40,37, Spouse of GGG Aunt, M
Birth24 May 1848, Church Row, Wandsworth, Surrey, England129,5,37,8
Deathca 1910
Occupationlabourer, farmer, merchant, grocer, book keeper129
ReligionAnglican129
FatherHenry Gerrans , M (1823-1895)
MotherRebecca Mackie Baker , F (ca1819-)
Marriage28 Sep 1876, St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex (Greater London), England37
Marr Memoregistered in 4th quarter 1876, vol 1a, page 809
ChildrenGeorge Edward (Burt) , M (1877-1950)
 James Tresawna , M (1878-1965)
 Ellinore Patty , F (1879-1955)
 Horathie Benri Burt , F (1881-)
 Leona Frances Christina (Died as Child), F (1886-1888)
 Paul Bartlett (Died as Infant), M (1891-1891)
 Ivie Loveday (Died as Infant), F (1892-1893)
Notes for Annie Eliza Barrow Burt
Emigrated to Canada with her husband and infant son in 1877, presumably directly to Kent County, Ontario since her second son was born in there in Kent Bridge in 1878.
The last name is mis-transcribed as “Garim” on the 1881 census index on the Familysearch website. The whole family is listed: George, age 33; Anna, age 26; Burt, age 4; Tresawna, age 3 and Ellinore, age 1. At this time they were living in the same neighbourhood as Annie’s parents, brother and sister in Howard Township, Kent County, Ontario.9
She was living with her husband and kids in Ashburnham Village, Peterborough, Ontario in 1891.129
Around 1901, George T. Gerrans’ and Annie Burt’s last names were combined to Burt-Gerrans. George T. is not with his family in 1901,5 and in 1906 he is off in Manitoba with son George Edward (known as Burt)131 raising the likelihood that they had separated. It’s therefore possible that Annie and her son James adopted the hyphenated last name first while son George Edward (known as Burt) who ended up in Saskatchewan kept the last name Gerrans for a bit longer as was suggested by Annie’s obituary, (although we know from his descendants that he too adopted the hyphenated name.)
Annie worked in Toronto as a proof reader for Bryant Press, The Catholic Register and The Monetary Times. The Toronto Directory of 1913 lists her as a widow.132
She was living with her son James’ family at 46 Dewson St, Toronto when she died in 1931.133
Obituaries
from the Toronto Star, Apr. 16, 1931:
“Mrs. A. E. Burt-Gerrans died yesterday at the home of her son, Dr. J. T. Burt-Gerrans, 46 Dewson St., in her 77th year. Resident in Toronto for 54 years, she was a member of Parkdale Presbyterian church. She leaves one other son, George E. Gerrans, and a daughter, Mrs. K. G. Seabrooke, in Saskatchewan; seven grandchildren and two brothers, Dr. C.C. Burt of Birmingham, England, and Dr. E. B. Burt [although he wasn’t a doctor] of Elmvale, Ontario.”
[She had been in Canada for 54 years but not in Toronto the whole time.]
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