Collection date: Apr 1908
William Pannell at West Chiltington: 2 songs ‘Twankydillo’ and ‘The Seeds of Love’ (FT1662,1668) on 21 April 1908: 12 miles S of Horsham
Sharp did not give an age to this singer and his writing looks like ‘Parnell’ but ‘Pannell’ is a common surname in this part of Sussex, so the best candidate is: William Henry Pannell, who was baptised on 7/2/1875 at Haslemere, Surrey, youngest of 2 children of Frederick Pannell, agricultural labourer and his wife Emma. His parents had moved S to Fittleworth, Sussex by the 1891 census, where William had begun work as an agricultural labourer too.
William married Rose Cox in January qr 1902 and they had 2 children. His date of death is to be confirmed.