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Burnett Genealogy and Burnett Family History Information

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  • Alexander Burnett, 11th of Leys (1540 - 1578)
    Date of birth has also been (erroneously?) reported to be 1529. When he died, Crathes Castle had been under construction for 25 years. 15 years later the castle was completed by his son Alexander, 12...
  • Arthur Crissy Burnett (1875 - 1960)
  • Carol Creighton Burnett
    Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer, dancer and writer. Burnett started her career in New York. After becoming a hit on Broadway, she made her telev...
  • Catherine Ann Burnett (1852 - 1932)
  • Catherine Burnett (c.1704 - d.)

About the Burnett surname

From Stirnet's "Burnett01" page: "This family was in England before the Conquest and so was probably of Saxon origin. It achieved some importance in Wiltsthire, Bedfordshire, etc.. The first known was ... <Burnard, who was alive in 1086.>"

Also from Stirnet's "Burnett01" page: "The branch of this family that we focus on in this page <Burnard/Burnet/Burnett of Leys> was descended from a descendant of one of the above, possibly the last Roger <a second great grandson of the aforementioned Burnard>, who settled in Scotland in the 12th century. The first on record of this branch was ... <Alexander Burnard, who was alive in 1323.>"

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