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Francis Burnett

Francis Burnett[1]

Male 1754 - Abt 1841  (86 years)

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  • Name Francis Burnett 
    Born 24 May 1754  Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1841  Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized (LDS) 12 May 1982  OGDEN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Endowed (LDS) 20 Aug 1982  OGDEN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Kirkhill, of Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From letter of Robert T. Putnam on 27 Sep 1983: "Mrs. (Rosemary) Bigwood (professional researcher in Edinburgh) speculates that the father of Francis may turn out to be William rather than Francis as 'History' tells us, since there is a record 'Francis, son of William Burnett, baptised 24 May 1754 in Clatt.' Clatt on my map is about 3 miles distant from Kennethmont. This birth would coincide with the story 'he (Francis' father) was married about the middle of the 18th century and had one, if not two sons.' Mrs. Bigwood also reminds me that it was the Scottish custom to name the eldest son after the father."

      SOURCE: Burnett Booklet & "Kirkhill of Kennethmont"

      A story written for the 1927 Burnett reunion in Ontario (by WA Burnett) says Francis' father was born in France and moved to Scotland early in the 18th century. He had 2 sons who died in the West Indies, a daughter named Anne and Francis, our ancestor.

      In 1982 while vacationing in Europe I visited the Scottish Register House in Edinburgh, Scotland and viewed the records myself. I saw the entry of the marriage of Francis Burnett to Elspeth Wilkie and the 10 children they had. The 3 eldest died in Scotland and the 7 others emigrated to Canada.

      Francis,father (William) was baptized 24th May 1754 at Clatt, in Aberdeenshire. Clatt is the next parish to Kennethmont.
    Person ID I87  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2008 

    Father William Burnett,   b. 1725, Leith Hall, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1783  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ruglin,   b. 1725, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Oct 1748  Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 30 Sep 1982  OGDEN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elspeth Wilkie,   c. 10 May 1776, Kennethmont, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1846/1847, Wraes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1796/1797  Parish of Kennet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 26 May 1983  ALBER Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Burnett,   c. 28 May 1797, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Burnett,   c. 28 May 1797, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jean Burnett,   c. 26 May 1799, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Anne Burnett,   c. 25 Jan 1802, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Francis Burnett,   c. 27 Mar 1803, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Alexander Burnett,   c. 22 Dec 1805, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1892, Pilkington, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     7. John Burnett,   b. 30 Jun 1808,   d. 22 Jul 1891  (Age 83 years)
    +8. James Burnett,   b. 24 Mar 1810, Kinnethment, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1901, Winterbourne, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. Margaret Burnett,   c. 9 May 1812, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1896  (Age ~ 83 years)
     10. Elspeth Burnett,   c. 6 Sep 1814, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900  (Age ~ 85 years)
     11. Samuel Burnett,   c. 23 Jun 1817, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1897, Woolwich, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
     12. Robert Burnett,   c. 19 Jun 1820, Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1886  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 May 1754 - Old Flinder, Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Aug 1796/1797 - Parish of Kennet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1841 - Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Kirkhill, of Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    History of the Burnett Family
    History of the Burnett Family
    by Robert Irvine Sherriffs. Includes: Frances Burnett, James Burnett, George Burnett, Agnes Mackie.

  • Sources 
    1. [S170] GEDCOM File : burnettjan03.ged, Cinde B Little, 5 Feb 2003.