Second child of 12. Parents John and Catherine Orbell of Brundon Mill, Ballingdon, Suffolk. The family emigrated to New Zealand in 1849 but Emily later returned alone to England. She died at Lower Seymour Street Portman Square. We are grateful to Eric Orbell for supplying this information.
2017: Elizabeth Chase and Eric Orbell tell us that Ruth Orbell (1869 -1945), champion NZ tennis player, was related; Ruth's father was Emily Bessie's brother.
Orbell used the same design for each of her fountains.
Credit for this entry to: Eric Orbell