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Thomas Burnet, M.A.

Also Known As: "Burnett"
Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Leys, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Death: 1642 (71)
Braintree, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Alexander Burnett, 11th of Leys and Katherine Arbuthnot
Husband of Jane Burnett
Father of Thomas Alexander Burnett, Jr.; Alexander Burnett and Frances Templar
Brother of Alexander Burnett, 12th of Leys, Laird of Crathes Castle; Janet Burnet / Burnett; Robert Burnett; Margaret Burnett; Gilbert Burnett and 3 others

Occupation: Physician, 1st Baronet of Leys, Doctor
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About Dr. Thomas Burnet, M.A. of Cambridge

Attended Cambridge University and became a "Doctor of Physique" and "physician of eminence" practicing in England.

Dr. Thomas Burnet, M.A.

From the website http://www.iment.com/maida/familytree/ancestraleducation.htm#burnet :

Abt. 1570, Leys, Kincardineshire, Scotland

Aft. 1634

+ 1611

Jane Foys

Abt. 1590, London, Middlesex Co., , England


Dr. Thomas Burnet was the son of Alexander Burnet, 11th Lord of Leys, and Katherine Arbuthnot, direct descendant of Robert II, King of Scotland and also Niall "of the nine hostages" King of Ireland. Alexander's son Duncan tells that one his father's ambitions was that his sons be men of learning and culture.

Son Thomas was born in Crathes Castle, Leys, and was educated about 1603 in University of Cambridge. He was employed as a doctor in Cambridge and Braintree, England, and was described as a "physician of eminence."

Brother Duncan was another doctor, brother Robert a minister, and brother Gilbert a Professor of Philosophy at Basle. Brother Alexander, a close friend of the Chancellor of Scotland, succeeded his father as the 12th Lord of Leys. It was by this Lord of Leys that the construction of Crathes Castle, begun by the 9th Lord, was finally finished.

Bishop of Salisbury Gilbert Burnet was the grandson of Alexander, the 12th Lord, making him the grandnephew of Alexander's brother, Dr. Thomas Burnett. Bishop Gilbert's son, Governor William Burnet, was Dr. Burnet's great grandnephew.

s.p. - [Latin] sine prole; without offspring

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Dr. Thomas Burnet, M.A. of Cambridge's Timeline

Leys, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Age 42
Yorkshire, England

Yorkshire, England

Age 43
Braintree, Essex, England
Age 44
Braintree, Essex, England
Age 72
Braintree, Essex, England