Person    | Female  Born 17/7/1827  Died 15/1/1901

Emily Bessie Orbell

Categories: Benefactor

Countries: New Zealand

Emily Bessie Orbell

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

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Emily Bessie Orbell

Creations Information

Orbell fountain - St Andrew's Gardens

{Carved in the granite pedestal:} Presented by Emily Bessie Orbell, July 1885.

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Orbell fountain - St George's Gardens

{Carved in the granite pedestal:} Presented by Emily Bessie Orbell, July 1885.

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