John Caird

#921, b. circa 1720
     John Caird is estimated to have been born circa 1720. He married Elspet Burness, daughter of Robert Burness and Isabella Keith, on 29 August 1752 in Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1

Children of John Caird and Elspet Burness

Citations

  1. OPR Arbuthnott.
  2. OPR Dunnottar.

James Burness1

#922, b. circa 1656, d. 23 January 1743
     James Burness was born circa 1656 in Kincardineshire, Scotland.2 He was the son of Walter Burness and Isobel Greig.1 He married Margaret Falconer in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2,1 He died on 23 January 1743 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2,3 He was buried in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2
     He made a will on 14 June 1740 On 14th June 1740, James Burnes executed his will; and it proceeds as follows:
Be it known to all men by thir presents, me, James Burnace, in Brawlinmuir, that forasmickle as I have thought fitt to settle my small worldly concern in my lifetime for preventing any disorder or confusion that may arise among my children after my death, I with the burden of my own life rent, sell and dispone from me and after death to and in favours of Robert Burnace my eldest lawfull son in Brawlinmuir, James Burnace in Halkhill my third son, George Burnace in Elphill my fourth son, Margaret Burnace spouse to James Gawen in Drumlithie my only daughter; and the said James for his interest, my haill corns and croft and other moveables parteining to me at present or that may be the time of my decess in as far as extends to the soum of one hundred merks Scotts money to each of the saids Robert, William, James and George Burnace my sons, and fifty merks money forsaid to the said Margaret Burnace and James Gawen; and the like soum of fifty merks to John Gawen lawfull son of James Gawen making in haill five hundred merks Scotts money divided and apointed to them in maner above exprest, with full power to them, agreeable to their respective shares, to midle, intromit with, sell, use and dispose of my said croft and effects for payment to them of the said soum and shares to each of them so due as above sett doun and divided, always under the provision before of my liferent use, and what is over and above this payment as said is, I sett and dispon to my wife Margret Falconer, to be by her liferented, and what remains after her death I recommend to be equally divided amongst my said five children free of any burden, except twenty merks to Margaret Scott Burnace, daughter to the deceast Thomas Burnace, my fifth son, which, at the discretion of my said children, I appoint to be payed either with themselves or at the death of the said Margret Falconer, my spous; which disposition, with the burden and provision before mentioned, I bind and oblige me to warrend, acquit, and defend good and valid to my said children as before divided, with respect to the soums particularly above mentioned at all hands and against all deadly. Dispensing with the generality hereof, and with all nullities, imperfections and objections in law, proponeable or prejudicial hereunto in any sort I further recommend to my sons to be careful of, and dutiful to, my said spous and their mother, and to be assisting to bring to perfection my said goods so disponed, and the value of them aplyed for payt. of the forsaid soums as above apointed, and more particularly, I recommend peace and unity among themselves and exact observance of what I herein above recommended; and if any shall offer to contraveen or contradict this in any point, then the rest agreeing to and abiding by the same are hereby empowered to denude him or them of the share to them appointed, and to apply the same among themselves at discretion, and for the more security I consent to the registration hereof in the Books of Council and Session and others competent to have the strength of ane decreet, that letters of horning and other executorials necesser on ane charge of ten days may be direct hereon. I thereto constitute --------- my procurators.

In witness whereof thir presents (written on this peice of stampt paper by James Strachan, wryter in Stonehyve) are subscived by my hand at Brawlinmuir, the fourteen day of June, seventeen hundred and fourty years.

Before thir witnesses:
James Croll, in Witebogg
George Touch, in Inchbreck
John Jellie, sub-tenant in Bralenmuir and
William Taillour, son to James Tailor in Whitebog
David Croll, Witnes I.B.
George Touch, Witnes the testator's signature is
John Jellie, Witnes attested by
William Tailyour, Witnes James Strachan J.P.4

Children of James Burness and Margaret Falconer

Citations

  1. James Burnes, Notes on his Name and Family.
  2. Alison Mitchell, editor, Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions: An Index for Kincardineshire (The Mearns).
  3. James Mackay, A Biography of Robert Burns.
  4. Will of James Burnes.
  5. Rev. Charles Rogers, Genealogical Memoirs of the Family of Robert Burns and of the Scottish House of Burnes.
  6. Rev. Charles Rogers, The Book of Robert Burns.

Emma Bland

#923, b. circa 1800
     Emma Bland is estimated to have been born circa 1800.

Children of Emma Bland and Robert Burns

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, London Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920.
  2. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. Marriage Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.

Jessie Burns1

#924, b. 6 July 1827, d. 19 August 1847
     Jessie Burns was born on 6 July 1827 in Balls Pond, Islington, Middlesex, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert Burns and Emma Bland.1 She was baptized on 8 August 1827 in St Mary, Islington, Middlesex, England.1 She died on 19 August 1847 in Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, at age 20.2,3

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, London Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920.
  2. Lawrence R. Burness, Genealogical Charts of the Family of Robert Burns.
  3. Peter J. Westwood, Robert Burns Who's Who.

Katherine Milne1

#925, b. circa 1750, d. 1817
     Katherine Milne is estimated to have been born circa 1750 in Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 She married David Burnes, son of James Burness and Margaret Beattie, on 25 June 1774 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1,2 She died in 1817 in Boghead, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.3
     Katharine Milne received a bequest in the will of David Burness on 6 December 1814.2 She made a will on 24 June 1817.3

Children of Katherine Milne and David Burness

Citations

  1. OPR Glenbervie.
  2. Last Will and Testament of David Burness, 6 December 1814, 1618, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone, Alloway, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.
  3. Last Will and Testament of Katherine Milne or Burness, 24 June 1817, 1610, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lone, Alloway, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland.
  4. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.

James Burness1

#926, b. circa 1717, d. 17 July 1761
     James Burness was born circa 1717 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Robert Burness and Isabella Keith.1,2 He married Margaret Grub circa 1745 in Montrose, Angus, Scotland.1 He died on 17 July 1761 in Montrose, Angus, Scotland.1

Children of James Burness and Margaret Grub

Citations

  1. James Burnes, Notes on his Name and Family.
  2. Rev. Charles Rogers, The Book of Robert Burns.
  3. OPR Montrose.

George Burness

#927, b. circa 1741, d. 16 October 1769
     George Burness was born circa 1741 in Hawkhill, Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of James Burness and Margaret Beattie.2,1 He died on 16 October 1769 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2,1 He was buried in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2

Citations

  1. Rev. Charles Rogers, Genealogical Memoirs of the Family of Robert Burns and of the Scottish House of Burnes.
  2. Alison Mitchell, editor, Pre-1855 Gravestone Inscriptions: An Index for Kincardineshire (The Mearns).

Margaret Beattie1

#928, b. circa 1715
     Margaret Beattie is estimated to have been born circa 1715 in Drumlithie, Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland. She married James Burness, son of James Burness and Margaret Falconer, on 5 August 1736 in Fordoun, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1,2

Children of Margaret Beattie and James Burness

Citations

  1. OPR Fordoun.
  2. Rev. Charles Rogers, Genealogical Memoirs of the Family of Robert Burns and of the Scottish House of Burnes.

Robert Burness1

#929, b. circa 1686
     Robert Burness is estimated to have been born circa 1686 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland. He was the son of James Burness and Margaret Falconer.1,2 He married Isabella Keith in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.3

Children of Robert Burness and Isabella Keith

Citations

  1. James Burnes, Notes on his Name and Family.
  2. Rev. Charles Rogers, Genealogical Memoirs of the Family of Robert Burns and of the Scottish House of Burnes.
  3. Rev. Charles Rogers, The Book of Robert Burns.
  4. OPR Dunnottar.

Elizabeth Riddell Burns

#930, b. 21 November 1792, d. September 1795
     Elizabeth Riddell Burns was born on 21 November 1792 in Bank Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of Robert Burns and Jean Armour.1 She died in September 1795 in Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, at age 2.1

Citations

  1. Peter J. Westwood, Robert Burns Who's Who.