Herbert Priestley (Schwabe) Burdett was the son of Henry Albert and Eleanor (Burdett) Schwabe. He married Kate Connell on 24 August 1893 in Rostherne.
At the beginning of the twentieth century at least two of Henry Albert Schwabe’s children, Arthur Green and Herbert Priestley, changed their names from Schwabe to Burdett.
I, Herbert Priestley Burdett, heretofore called and known by the name of HERBERT PRIESTLEY SCHWABE, of Heathwaite, Knutsford, in the County of Chester, Merchant, hereby give public notice, that on the 25th day of April, 1907, I formally and absolutely renounced, relinquished and abandoned the use of my said surname of Schwabe, and then assumed and adopted and determined henceforth on all occasions to use and subscribe the NAME of BURDETT; instead of the said name of Schwabe; and I give further notice, that by deed poll, dated the 25th day of April 1907, duly executed and attested, and enrolled in the Central Office of the Supreme Court, on the 1st day of May, 1907, I formally and absolutely renounced and abandoned the said surname of Schwabe, and declared that I had assumed and adopted and intended thenceforth upon all occasions whatsoever to use and subscribe the name Herbert Priestley Burdett, instead of Herbert Priestley Schwabe and so as to be at all times thereafter called, known, and described by the name of Herbert Priestley Burdett exclusively.
Dated the 2nd day of May, 1907.
Herbert Priestley BURDETT, late Herbert Priestley Schwabe.
Herbert Priestley and Kate (Connell) Burdett had two sons: – Edward Priestley Burdett and Gordon Priestley Burdett.