Mabel Ellen Mamie Edgell, known as Nellie, was the daughter of Henry Edgell and his wife Charlotte Packer Gordon. Nellie was born in East St Leonards, Sydney, NSW, on 7 May 1872. She married Wilfred Bourne Barnard (1870-1940), a collector of moths and buttlerflies, on 14 Mar 1907 at St Aidan's Church, Launceston. Their first child, Wilfred Edgell, was born in Rockhampton, Queensland, on 21 Dec 1907. There were at least two other sons, Bayard Edgell, born in 1909, who is also in the Album, and Robin Edgell, born in 1913. Nell died on 15 Oct 1944 at Broadbeach, Queensland.
Nell's sister Theodora was born or christened on 9 Mar 1870. She did not marry and died in Tasmania on 22 Feb 1963 aged 92. See The Examiner 31 Mar 2007, page 37.