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Paternal Ancestors of Robert Burns

 

Descendants of Walter Burness

 

Generation No. 1

 

WALTER BURNESS was born Abt. 1625, and died November 1670 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire.

Child of WALTER BURNESS is:

i. JAMES BURNESS, b. Abt. 1656, Glenbervie; d. 23 January, 1743, Glenbervie.

 

Generation No. 2

 

JAMES BURNESS was born Abt. 1656 in Glenbervie, and died 23 January, 1743 in Glenbervie. He married MARGARET FOLCONER.  4 sons also 1 or 2 daughters

 

Children of JAMES BURNESS and MARGARET FOLCONER are:

 i.   ROBERT BURNESS, b. Abt. 1700, Glenbervie.

ii.   WILLIAM BURNESS, b. Abt. 1700.

iii.   JAMES BURNESS, b. Abt. 1700.

iv.   GEORGE BURNESS, b. Abt. 1700.

v.    THOMAS BURNESS, b. Abt. 1700; d. 1734.

 

Generation No. 3

 

ROBERT BURNESS was born Abt. 1700 in Glenbervie. He married ISABELLA KEITH. 4 sons and 4 daughters

Children of ROBERT BURNESS and ISABELLA KEITH are:

 i. WILLIAM  BURNESS, b. 11 November, 1721, Glenbervie, Kincardineshire; d. 13 February, 1784, Lochlie, Tarbolton.

ii. ROBERT BURNESS, b. Abt. 1720.

 

Generation No. 4

 

WILLIAM BURNESS was born 11 November, 1721 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, and died 13 February, 1784 in Lochlie, Tarbolton. He married AGNES BROWN 15 December, 1757 in Ayr, daughter of GILBERT BROWN and AGNES RAINIE.  1750, Moved to Ayrshire where worked as gardiner to the Laird of Fairlie in Dundonald   Bet. 1752 - 1754, Gardener near Maybole    1754, Gardener to John Crawford at Doonside near Alloway.    1786, Head gardener to William Ferguson at Doonholm.    4 sons and 3 daughters    May 1766, Moved to Mount Oliphant as tenant farmer.  1777, Moved to Lochlea in Tarbolton (7 year lease)

Children of WILLIAM BURNESS and AGNES BROWN are:

i. ROBERT BURNS, b. 25 January, 1759, Alloway, Ayr; d. 21 July, 1796, Dumfries; m. JEAN ARMOUR, April 1788, Mauchline.

ii. GILBERT BURNS, b. 28 September, 1760, Alloway, Ayr; d. 8 November, 1827, Grant's Brae, Haddington; m. JEAN BRECKENRIDGE, 21 June, 1791, Kilmarnock.

iii. AGNES BURNESS, b. 30 September, 1762, Alloway, Ayr; d. 1834, Stephenstown, Louth, Ireland; m. WILLIAM GALT, 1804, Dinning, Dumfriesshire.

iv. ANNABELLA BURNESS, b. 14 November, 1764, Alloway, Ayr; d. 2 March, 1832, Grant's Brae, Haddington.

v. WILLIAM BURNESS, b. 30 July, 1767, Mount Oliphant, Ayr; d. 24 July, 1790, London.

vi. JOHN BURNESS, b. 10 July, 1769, Mount Oliphant, Ayr; d. 28 October, 1785, Mossgiel, Mauchline.

vii. ISOBEL BURNESS, b. 27 July, 1771, Mount Oliphant, Ayr; d. 4 December, 1858, Alloway, Ayr; m. JOHN BEGG, 9 December, 1793.

 

   
 

 

 

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