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About David Burns

© 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.   v.2.5.0, International Genealogical * Index, microfich 
  • BURNS, David
  • Christening
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Date: 2 Sep 1808
  • Christening Date: 6 Sep 1808
  • Recorded in: Co;lmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Father: James BURNS
  • Mother: Sibby MCQUACKER
  • Source: FHL Film 1041335 Dates: 1759 - 1855."

Scotland's BMD 1564-1950.

  • Name: David Burns
  • Gender: Male
  • Baptism/Christening Date: 06 Sep 1808
  • Baptism/Christening Place: , COLMONELL, AYR, SCOTLAND
  • Birth Date: 02 Sep 1808
  • Birthplace:
  • Death Date:
  • Name Note:
  • Race:
  • Father's Name: James Burns
  • Father's Birthplace:
  • Father's Age:
  • Mother's Name: Sibby Mcquacker
  • Mother's Birthplace:
  • Mother's Age:
  • Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11582-2
  • System Origin: Scotland-VR
  • Source Film Number: 1041335
  • Reference Number: 2:16CHCF7."

Scotland's BMD 1564-1950.

  • Groom's Name: David Burns
  • Groom's Birth Date:
  • Groom's Birthplace:
  • Groom's Age:
  • Bride's Name: Janet Boswell
  • Bride's Birth Date:
  • Bride's Birthplace:
  • Bride's Age:
  • Marriage Date: 17 May 1822
  • Marriage Place: Linlithgow,West Lothian,Scotland
  • Groom's Father's Name:
  • Groom's Mother's Name:
  • Bride's Father's Name:
  • Bride's Mother's Name:
  • Groom's Race:
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  • Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
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  • Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11994-3
  • System Origin: Scotland-ODM
  • Source Film Number: 1066635
  • Reference Number:."

Scotland Marriages 1561-1910 Transcription

  • First name(s) David
  • Last name Burns
  • Marriage year 1822
  • Marriage date 17 May 1822
  • Marriage place Linlithgow,West Lothian,Scotland
  • Spouse's first name(s) Janet
  • Spouse's last name Boswell
  • Place Linlithgow
  • County Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)
  • Country Scotland, 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.

he died on the 7th of August 1884 at Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, Morton. He was described, in his death entry, as a retired butler, aged 83, widower of Jessie Boswell, and the son of James Burns, wood forester, and Sabina Mc Qualter, both deceased. The information for this entry was given( to the registrar) by his daughter Annie L. Burns."

I'm always interested to hear of people who were baptized "Vans Agnew" as quite a few were. I suppose some may be simply in tribute to the family at Barnbarroch, from people who worked for them or indeed with them in India or somewhere.

In some cases it's possibly a sign that the child was an illegitimate son - but Robert didn't have any other illegitimate children that I'm aware of anyway he died in 1809. (His mother-in-law was a friend of the poet, Robert Burns - any connection there?)

BUT his grandson Robert (1817-1893) almost certainly did have illegitimate children and the first could have been in 1833! If you'd like to exchange ideas about this do get in touch directly if you like - see Best, Jamie Vans (of Barnbarroch)

===, 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.

...for births of any other children to the above couple, and the only one found was in Dumfires, as follows:

Anne Lennock L(awful) D(aughter) of David Burns, Bulter at Broomrig, and Janet (sic) Boswell, born at Kelton Mains in Dumfries Parish 27 Jan. 1846."

1841 - Scotland Census Schedules 6 Jun 1841.

  • Name: David Burns
  • Age: 40
  • Estimated birth year: abt 1801
  • Gender: Male
  • Where born: Scotland
  • Civil parish: Dumfries
  • County: Dumfriesshire
  • Address: Ketton Mains Lodge
  • Occupation: House Servt
  • Parish Number: 821
  • ED: 2A Page: 12
  • Line: 935; Roll:, 6
  • David Burns 40
  • Tessie Burns 40 Estimated birth year: abt 1801 Where born: Scotland
  • David Burns 13 Estimated birth year: abt 1828 Where born: Scotland
  • Robt Burns 11 Estimated birth year: abt 1830 Where born: Scotland
  • Margt Burns 5 Estimated birth year: abt 1836 Where born: Scotland
  • James Burns 4 Estimated birth year: abt 1837 Where born: Scotland
  • George Burns 1 Estimated birth year: abt 1840 Where born: Dumfriesshire, Scotland

1851 - - missing 1851 census for the entire family Found Janet with her father James Boswell most should of been with parents

  • Elizabeth Burns born 25 Dec 1822 /1851 = 29
  • James Burns born 2 Nov 1824 - deceased
  • David Hugh Park Burns born 7 Jan 1827 / 1851 = 24
  • Janet Burns was born 18 Jun .1829 / 1851 = 22
  • Robert Burns 27 Jan 1832 - deceased
  • Alexander Burns- born 27 Jun 1832 / 1851 = 19
  • Robert Vans Agnew Burns born 3 Jan 1833 / 1851 = 18
  • Margaret Burns 22 Mar 1835 / 1851 = 16
  • James Burns 22 May 1837 / 1851 = 14
  • George James Lamock Burns 12 Apr 1840 / 1851 = 11
  • Annie Lennock Burns born 27 Jan 1846 / 1851 = 5

1861 Scotland Census Schedules, 7/8 Apr 1861.

Under household of : Name: George Gustavus Seman Age: 86 Relationship: Registration Number: 830 Registration district: Holywood Civil parish: Holywood County: Dumfriesshire Address: Brownigg House Occupation: Admise Of Narey Hp ED: 4 Page: 8 Household schedule number: 34 Line: 1 Roll: CSSCT1861_144

  • Name: David Burns
  • Age: 60
  • Estimated birth year: abt 1801
  • Relationship: Servant
  • Gender: Male
  • Where born: Glemwall, Ayreshire
  • Registration Number: 830
  • Registration district: Holywood
  • Civil parish: Holywood
  • County: Dumfriesshire
  • Address: Brownigg House
  • Occupation: Butter ED: 4 Page: 8
  • Household schedule number: 34 Line: 7 Roll: CSSCT1861_144.

Note: per the Scottish Ancestry Society :

Holywood Address: Broomrig House - - Gustavus Lennox, head of house, widower, 56, aged 86, admiral of Nancy, born in London. His sister-in-law and five servants, including David Burns, servant, married, aged 65, born in Colmonell, Ayrshire.

NOTE: Admiral George Gustavus Lennock of Broomrigg, Dumfriesshire died on 12th May 1866

1861 I found Jessie as head of household with the children

1861 Scotland Census Schedules 7/8 Apr 1861.

  • Name: Jessie Burne
  • Age: 60
  • Estimated birth year: abt 1801
  • Relationship: Head
  • Gender: Female
  • Where born: Inverrething, Fifeshire
  • Registration Number: 830
  • Registration district: Holywood
  • Civil parish: Holywood
  • County: Dumfriesshire
  • Address: Myreside
  • Occupation: Butters Wife
  • ED: 4 Page: 9 Household schedule number: 39
  • Line: 4 Roll: CSSCT1861_144
  • Jessie Burne 60
  • Annie Lennock Burnes 15 Estimated birth year: abt 1846 Relationship: Daughter Where born: Parish, Dumfries

1871 Scotland Census Schedules 2/3 Apr 1871. "

  • Name: David Burns
  • Age: 69
  • Estimated birth year: abt 1802
  • Relationship: Head Of Family (Head)
  • Spouse's name : Jessie
  • Gender: Male
  • Where born: Colomouth, Ayrshire
  • Registration Number: 889
  • Registration district: Kirkinner
  • Civil parish: Kirkinner
  • County: Wigtownshire
  • Address: Barndarroch House Bottlers House
  • Occupation: Bottler Jandie
  • ED: 7 Page: 2 Household schedule number: 6 Line: 8 Roll: CSSCT1871_189
  • Household Members: Name Age
  • David Burns 69
  • Jessie Burns 69 Estimated birth year: abt 1802 Relationship: Wife Where born: Inverkeithing, Fifeshire
  • David Burns 8 Estimated birth year: abt 1863 Relationship: Grandson Where born: Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire
  • Margaret Finlayson 33 Estimated birth year: abt 1838 Relationship: Visitor Where born: Straiton, Ayrshire

1881 Scotland Census Schedules 3/4 Apr 1881.

  • Name: David Burns
  • Age: 80
  • Estimated birth year: abt 1801
  • Relationship: Head
  • Gender: Male
  • Where born: Colmonell, Ayrshire
  • Registration Number: 843
  • Registration district: Morton
  • Civil parish: Morton
  • County: Dumfriesshire
  • Address: 26 Drumlanrig St
  • Occupation: Retired Butler ED: 4 Page: 8
  • Household schedule number: 35 Line: 1 Roll: cssct1881_326
  • David Burns 80
  • Annie L M Burns 35Estimated birth year: abt 1846 Relationship: Daughter Father's name: David Where born: Dfs, Dfs-Shire
  • James Burns 43 Estimated birth year: abt 1838 Relationship: Son Spouse's name : Mary e Where born: Tarbolton, Ayrshire
  • Mary Burns 33 Estimated birth year: abt 1848 Relationship: Daughter-in-law Spouse's name : James Where born: Cargill, Perth Shire

Scotland, National Probate Index (Calendar of Confirmations and Inventories), 1876-1936

  • Name: David Burns
  • Death Date: 7 Aug 1884
  • Death Place: Thornhill
  • Confirmation Date: 18 Sep 1884
  • Confirmation Place: Dumfries, Scotland
  • Value of Estate £ 199, 6s
  • Note: 18 September - Confirmation of David Burns, North Drumlanrig Street, Thornhill, Counrty of Dumfries, who died 7 August 1884, at Thornhill, testate, granted at Dumfries, to Annie Lennock Burns, Thornshill, Executrix nominated in Will or deed dated 18 February 1876 and recorded in Court Books of Commissariot of Dumfries 17 September 1884

David Burns, Thornhill

At Dumfries the seventeenth day of September Eighteen hundred and eighty-four years. In presence of Norman Macpherson, Esquire Advocate Sheriff of Dumfries and Galloway. Compeared John Henderson, solicitor Dumfries who gave in the Inventory and hath (written upon a stamp of the value of one pound ten shillings sterling) and will after inserted desired that the same might be recorded in the Sheriff Court Books of said Seriffdom at Dumfires which desire the said sheriff found reasonable and ordained the same to be don accordingly.

Whereof the tenor follows viz:

Inventory of the Personall Estate wheresoever situated of David Burns North Drumlanrig Street Thornhill who died there on teh seventh day of August eighteen hundred and eighty four.

1  Cash in the house                              -    -   - 
2 Household Furniture and other effects in the deceased's house valued at    5 5 6

3 Sum due under Policy of Assurance on the deceased's life by the Standard Life Assurance Company dated 23 November 1842 Number 2496.A 194 6 Total amount of Personal Estate wheresoever situated 199 6

Signed Annie Lennock Burns, W. G. Crosbie, I.Pw.

At Dumfried the seventeenth day of September One hundred and eighty four years. In presence of Glendorwyn Crosbie Esquire One of her Majesties Justices of the Peace for the County of Dumfries Appeared Annie Lennock Burns residing at North Drumlanig street Thornill who being solemnly sworn and examined deposes; That the said David Burns died at North Drumlanrig Street Thornhill on he seventh day of Aught eighteen hundred and eighty four and had at the time of his death his ordinary or principal domicile in the county of Dumfries. That the deponent is the executrix of the said and has entered upon the possession and management of his estate as executrix nominated by him in his will dated the eighteenth day of February eighteen hundred and seventy six and now exhibited and signed by the Deponent and the said Justice of the Peace as relative hereto. The the deponent does not know of any other will or testamentary settlememnt or writing relative to the disposal of the deceased's personal estate or effects or any part thereof. The the foregoing Inventory signed by the deponent and the said Justice of the Peace as relative hereto is a full and complete Inventory of the Personal estate and effects of the said deceased David Burns wheresoever situated and belonging or due to him beneficially at the time of his death in so far as same has come to the deponents knowledge. The the said deceased had ho heritable estate in this county insofar as known to the deponent. The the value at this date of the said personal estate and effects including the proceeds accrued thereon <doury> to this date does not exceed Three hundred pounds sterling. That confirmation of the said personal estate is required in favor of the deponent. All which is truth as the deponent shall answer to God. (Signed) Annie Lennock Burns, W. G. Crosbie, I.P.

I, David Burns presently residing in Thornhill the county of Dumfries having resolved to make the following statement of my affairs do therefore hereby assign dispone and make over to my daughter Annie Lennock Burns the whole means and estate heritable and moveable real and personal that shall belong to me at the time of my death with the vouchers and instructions thereof and I nominate and appoint the said Annie Lennock Burns to be my sole executrix and universal Legatory but under burden always of the payment of my just and lawful debts and deathbed and funeral expenses and I reserve my own life rent and power to alter or revoke these presents (in whole or in part crossed out) at any time; and I dispense with delivery and consent to registration. In witness whereof I have subscribed these presents written by David Mitchell clerk to John Walker, Writer to the Signed Edinburgh at Thornhill aforesaid on th the eighteenth day of January (crossed out) February eighteen hundred and senventy six before these witnesses John Waugh, Painter, Thornhill and James McKensie Bookseller there. (Signed) David Burns, John Waugh, Witness, James McKenzie witness.

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David Burns's Timeline

September 2, 1808
Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland
September 6, 1808
Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland
December 25, 1822
Abercon, West Lothian, Scotland
November 2, 1824
Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland
January 7, 1827
Abercon, West Lothian, Scotland
June 18, 1829
Kirkinner, Wigtown, Scotland
January 27, 1832
Kirkinner, Wigtown, Scotland
January 3, 1833
Straiton, Ayr, Scotland
March 22, 1835
Straiton, Ayr, Scotland
May 22, 1837
Tarbolton, Ayshire, Scotland