James Burns (c.1778 - d.)

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Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Death: Died in bef 1851 <Kirkoswald, Ayr, Scotland>
Managed by: Judith "Judi" Elaine (McKee) Burns
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[http://mckee-burns.pasttracker.com/scottish-ancestry.htm His ancestry can aslo be found here ]

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1. Scotland Census Schedules, 6 Jun 1841. "Name: James Burry Age: 50 Estimated birth year: abt 1791 Gender: Male Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Occupation: M S Parish Number: 601

Name: Sebina Burry Age: 50 Estimated birth year: abt 1791 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601

Name: Jane Burry Age: 20 Estimated birth year: abt 1821 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601


Name: Elisabeth Wilson Age: 25 Estimated birth year: abt 1816 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland

Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601

Sebina Wilson Age: 4 Estimated birth year: abt 1837 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland

Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601

Name: Margaret Wilson Age: 2 Estimated birth year: abt 1839 Gender: Female Where born: Ayrshire, Scotland

Civil parish: Kirkoswald County: Ayrshire Address: Culzean Demerney Parish Number: 601." Scottish Ancestry research: Kirkoswald - Address: Culzean Demesne James Burns, aged 50; male servant, born in the county of Ayr.; Sebina, 50, born in the county of yr; Jane, aged 20, born in the county of Ayr; Ann aged 15, born in the county of Ayr.

2. http://www.scotsancestry.co.uk/, Scots Ancestry Research Society - B/38,882, 21 Nov. 1978, 16 Jul. 1979 and 7 Oct 1986, Scots Ancestry Research Society, 3 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3PY Scotland. "

The Old parochial registers of Straiton and Ayr were searched for the births of children.... In Ayr - Jean born 4th baptised 7.6.1807 - - In Straiton - 1811 John, lawfull son of James Burns and Sibby (sic) McQualter at Slatehouse was born 8th Augst, 1809 ALSO Anne born 14.11.1816, Robert born 14.2.1819."

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It is said that the family is tied into Robert Burns (the poet) lineage but missing is at least one generation if not 2 or more to make the connection if at all ever possible; is it not true that everyone with the name 'Burns" is told that their line is that same as that of the dear poet? one time or other - that family tradition is. . . Researching Robert Burns' lineage has not help to prove or disprove this statement.

This was hired out mainly to the Scots Ancestry Research back in 1977-9 and 1986; the information in the source is as presented to me with no book, page etc. referenced etc. Since then I have used online resources that are "FREE" and access by other means to try and document the family history more and substantiate what the Scots Ancestry had done I have proven what they done is accurate and added things that they did not find at the time.

"The Story of Dalrymple" by John S McChesney ISBN0-9519357-0-4 published by Dalrymple & District Community Council Dalrymple Ayrshire. Printed by Walker & Connell Ltd Hastings Square Darvel Ayrshire.(out of print)

One photo in the book is of Purclewan Mill, Dalrymple. The caption apparently states:

A mill has stood on the Purclewan Burn for many years. The present building an L-shaped, double story random-rubble structure with attic dates from the early 19th Century, occupying the site of a much earlier mill. It was the older building that stood here when Robert Burns visited. The miller at that time was Allan Kilpatrick, whose daughter Nellie was the subject of Burns' earliest poem "Handsome Nell". The bard met the girl while they worked together in a field in 1773. Also at Perclewan was a smiddy, the smith being Henry McCandlish. His son James McCandlish or Candlish as he later called himself, became a close friend of Burns. The poet later described him as "The earliest friend except my brother that I have on earth, and one of the worthiest fellows that ever any man called by the name of friend."

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James Burns's Timeline

1778
1778
Ayrshire, Scotland
1803
June 18, 1803
Age 25
Dailly, Ayr, Scotland - Probably
1805
March 23, 1805
Age 27
Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland - probably
1807
June 4, 1807
Age 29
Ayr, Ayr, Scotland
1808
September 2, 1808
Age 30
Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland
1809
August 8, 1809
Age 31
Straiton, Ayr, Scotland
1816
November 14, 1816
Age 38
Straiton, Ayr, Scotland
1819
February 15, 1819
Age 41
Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland
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bef 1851 <Kirkoswald, Ayr, Scotland>