updated January 2010
A Richard Burnell was born in 1815 in Vellore, his parents were Martin and Mary Ann Burnell and I have made the assumption that he is the same Richard Burnell, drummer in the 49th Regiment N.I. that married Susannah, a "Native Christian", in Kamptee in 1841.
The basis of my assumption is:
Richard and Susannah had two daughters, Georgiana and Elizabeth. Georgiana went on to marry William Simmonds in 1856