Emily Arabella Maynard Burke was born on 18 September 1867 to Rev William John Burke and his second wife Emily nee McArthur. Emily was the third child of born to the Rev and second Mrs Burke. She was born at Windsor Terrace in Edenderry Co. Offaly. The terrace of three houses still stands, however it is next to impossible to tell exactly which one she lived in.
Belfast News-Letter 24 September 1867 P 2