Sir Walter Burrell, 5th Baronet

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Engraving of Walter Burrell, published 1835 in The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield

Sir Walter Wyndham Burrell, 5th Baronet JP (26 October 1814 – 24 January 1886)[1] was a British barrister, Conservative politician and freemason.


He was the third son of Sir Charles Burrell, 3rd Baronet and his wife Frances Wyndham, a daughter of George Wyndham, 3rd Earl of Egremont.[2] Burrell was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1840.[3] He served in the British Army and was an officer in the 2nd Sussex Rifle Volunteers.[4] From 1877, Burrell was Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Sussex.[5]


Engraving of West Grinstead Park near West Grinstead, West Sussex, published 1835 in The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex by Thomas Walker Horsfield.

In 1865, Burrell contested East Sussex unsuccessfully.[4] He succeeded his older brother Percy as baronet in 1876 and entered the British House of Commons in the same year, sitting for New Shoreham, the constituency his father and brother had also represented before, until its abolishment in 1885.[6] Burrell was High Sheriff of Sussex in 1871.[4]


On 10 June 1847, he married Dorothea Jones, youngest daughter of Reverend John Applethwaite Jones, at St James's Church, Piccadilly.[7] They had four daughters and two sons.[3] Burrell died aged 71, at West Grinstead Park[3] and was buried at Shipley, Sussex.[2] He was succeeded in the baronetcy by his oldest son Charles.[3]


  1. ^ "Leigh Rayment - Baronetage". Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "ThePeerage - Sir Walter Wyndham Burrell, 5th Bt". Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d Cheal, Henry (1921). The Story of Shoreham. Cambridge: Hove. p. 243. 
  4. ^ a b c Debrett, John (1881). Robert Henry Mair, ed. Debrett's House of Commons and Judicial Bench. London: Dean & Son. p. 34. 
  5. ^ Francis, Thomas (2003). History of Freemasonry in Sussex. Kessinger Publishing. p. 99. ISBN 0-7661-5898-5. 
  6. ^ "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, New Shoreham". Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  7. ^ Sylvanus, Urban (1847). The Gentleman's Magazine. part II. London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son. p. 311. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Percy Burrell, 4th Bt
Sir Stephen Cave
Member of Parliament for New Shoreham
With: Sir Stephen Cave 1876–1880
Robert Loder 1880–1885
Constituency abolished
Baronetage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Percy Burrell
(of Valentine House)
1876 – 1886
Succeeded by
Charles Raymond Burrell