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Thomas Burnett

Also Known As: "Thomas Burnett Jr of Leys"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Braintree, Essex, England
Death: December 02, 1684 (67-76)
Easthampton, Suffolk County, New York
Place of Burial: Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Burnet, M.A. of Cambridge and Jane Burnett
Husband of Mary Burnett
Father of Aaron Burnet; John Burnett; Joel Burnett; Hester Leaming; Aaron Harris Burnett (Sr) and 7 others
Brother of Frances Templar

Occupation: Husbandman
Managed by: Desiree "Dez" Stratford
Last Updated:

About Thomas Burnett

Thomas Burnet

  • b. 1612, d. circa 1684
  • Father Thomas Burnet1 b. c 1570
  • Mother Jane Foys1 b. 1581

family

https://www.lawrencefamhis.com/maternal-o/ui34.htm

Thomas Burnet was born in 1612 in Braintree, Essex, England.1 He married Mary Cooper.1 Thomas died circa 1684 in Southampton, Long Island, New York.1

Children of Thomas and Mary Cooper

  1. Lot Burnet1
  2. Joel Burnet1
  3. Lois Burnet1
  4. Priscilla Burnet1
  5. John Burnet1 b. 1645, d. 1694
  6. Hester Burnet1 b. 1653, d. 5 Nov 1714
  7. Aaron Burnet1 b. 1655
  8. Miriam Burnet1 b. 1656, d. 1 Apr 1717
  9. Dan Burnet1 b. 1664, d. 8 Jul 1729
  10. Mordecai Burnet1 b. 1670, d. 1716
  11. Matthias Burnet1 b. 1674, d. 4 Oct 1765

Citations

  • Eileen A. Bailey, James C. A. Burnett, Charles J. Burnett and Ian B. D. Bryce, Crannog to Castle, Burnett Family, page 44.

origins

From Thomas Burnett Jr Genealogy

....In addition, the research of William Burnet Austin, also stated that Thomas Burnet of Southampton was the son of Dr. Thomas Burnet of Braintree, Essex, England. Dr. Thomas Burnet is, in turn, the son of Alexander Burnet, 11th of Leys and his wife Katherine Arbuthnot of Fiddes. This same Arbuthnot family connection, as it turns out, provides a direct line of descent from most of the lines of Kings of Europe and Asia.

Many early records also stated that Thomas Burnet of Southampton was related to Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salsbury, and his son, Governor William Burnet, Colonial Governor of NJ, NY, and MA. Since Bishop Burnet was a member of the Burnet of Leys family, this also makes our Thomas Burnet a descendant of the Burnets of Leys. In researching the book "The Family of Burnett of Leys, With Collateral Branches," by George Burnett, LL.D., Lyon King of Arms, 1901, there are 15 Thomas Burnet(t)s listed. All but one can be accounted for--Thomas Burnet, the son of Dr. Thomas Burnet of Braintree. Also, in the same book, the connection is made between Bishop Gilbert Burnet and the same Thomas Burnet, who is by all indications, our Thomas Burnet of Southampton. The book shows they were first cousins, once removed."

biography

The following is a statement found in a History of Essex County, New Jersey:

"The Burnett family is probably as numerous as any other in the state and has always been very prominent in public affairs and in moulding those events which form the history of the Commonwealth. Liberal and public spirited, its representatives largely promoted education, moral and material interests, and left the impress of their individuality upon public life."

Thomas Burnett, the first of this name in Southhampton, had a lot granted him October 13, 1643. He probably came here not long before this time. Savage mentions him as a resident of Lynn, Massachusetts, though Lewis and Newhall make no mention of him. No record of his emigration has been found to show from what county in England he came. the record of the branch in New Jersey has been furnished by Mr. John R. Burnett of South Orange, New Jersey.

will

The following is a statement found in a History of Essex County, New Jersey:

"The Burnett family is probably as numerous as any other in the state and has always been very prominent in public affairs and in moulding those events which form the history of the Commonwealth. Liberal and public spirited, its representatives largely promoted education, moral and material interests, and left the impress of their individuality upon public life." Thomas Burnett, the first of this name in Southhampton, had a lot granted him October 13, 1643. He probably came here not long before this time. Savage mentions him as a resident of Lynn, Massachusetts, though Lewis and Newhall make no mention of him. No record of his emigration has been found to show from what county in England he came. the record of the branch in New Jersey has been furnished by Mr. John R. Burnett of South Orange, New Jersey. SUFFOLK COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE SUFFOLK COUNTY SESSIONS, VOL. I, PAGE 161

WILL OF THOMAS BURNETT

In the name of God, Amen, I, Thomas Burnett, of Southampton, in ye east Riding of Yorkshire, in Long Island, husbandman, being sick of body but strong ye mercy of God, in perfect strength of memory, blessed be His name, for it and not knowing the day of my death doe make this my will and testament in manner and form following:

Imprimis, I give and bequeath my soul to Christ, my Redeemer, who by His blood hath purchased the same.

1stly: I give my body to ye earth from whence it was first taken after a decent burial to be made by my executrix and for my wordly estate I give it as hereafter mentioned.

2ndly: I give unto my six children, John, Joel, Lott, Hester, Merrium, Priscilla, each of them 5 shillings apiece, to be paid to them by my executrix.

3rdly: I give unto my son, Aaron Burnett, my house and home lot after my wife's decease, and my 3 acres on ye 10 acre lott.

4thly: And at my decease I give unto him my said son my ten acres lying at Meacoke Gate adjoining to ye land of Mr. Jonah Ffordham, all my ox pasture division, and 2 heifers and 2 steers, to be delivered to him by my executrix.

5th1y: I give unto my two sons, Moredecai and Dan Burnett, all my land att ye place called Cormerants Point, to be equally divided between them when they shall obtain to ye age of 1 and 20 years only they shall summer 6 cows during her life.

6thly: I give unto my son, Matthias, after my said wife's decease, my leaf in ye Great Plains in Halseyes Neck.

7thly: I give unto my daughter, Lois, at her day of Marriage, or at ye age of 18 which first happens, the sum of 10 pounds to be paid unto her by my executrix.

Lastly: I, by this my last will and testament, make my living wife, Mary Burnett sole executrix of this my last will and testament and to have all ye residue of my estate that is not disposed of, and to pay all my debts and legacies herein- after mentioned.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this the 10th day of March 1679-80.

(signed) Thomas Burnett (Seal)

Witness; John Hester John Laughton

A true copy - John How Clark Dec. 2, 1689


Thomas Alexander Burnett (Jr.)

arrived in Boston (Lynn/Manhasset at the head of Cow Bay ) in 1640

1st spouse: Mary Cooper Children: 1. John 2. Joell 3. Lott 4. Hester 5. Merriam 6. Lois 7. Mathais 8. Mordecay 9. Dan-( Thomas Burnett's son Dan had a son Ichabod (b 1684, d 1774); Ichabod had a son William (b 1730); this William had a son David G. Burnett, who was the first president of the Republic of Texas in 1836. 10. Aaron b. 1655 11. Pricilla

Thomas Burnett, the first of this name in Southampton, had a lot granted him October 13, 1643. He probably came here not long before this time. Savage mentions him as a resident of Lynn, Massachusetts, though Lewis and Newhall make no mention of him. No record of his emigration has been found to show from what county in England he came. The record of the branch in New Jersey has been furnished by Mr. John K. Burnett of South Orange, New Jersey.

1 Thomas 1 d. about 1684 had first w. Mary and second w. Mary ¡ Pierson prob. d. of John Pierson of Lynn, m. in Lynn Dec. 3, 1663, he had ch. oldest 2 John 2 , 3 Aaron 2 b. 1655, 4 Lot 2 , 5 Joel 2 , 6Dan 2 , 7 Mordecai 2 , and 8 Matthias 2 b. 1674. (I do not know the order of the births of the ch. excepting John's, who is called the oldest son.) (Full text of "The early history of Southampton, L. I., New York" p. 206)

from Lewis Compton Burnett, 1903: "(Thomas Burnett) was a Presbyterian Puritan and must have left England in the early 1630's. His second wife was Mary Pierson daughter of Rev. Pierson of Lynn Mass to whom he married in 1663. In these early years there were but few people in all of New England. So our ancestry dates from the very first to settle the new country. Lynn Mass was settled in 1630, 50 new settlers having come in that year from England. It was first called Saugus. Named for Lynn Regis, England"

Biographical Information · 7 September 2014 · 0 Comments From www.garlic.com/~pburnett/genealog.htm

Thomas Burnett's son Dan had a son Ichabod (b 1684, d 1774); Ichabod had a son William (b 1730); this William had a son David G. Burnett, who was the first president of the Republic of Texas in 1836. (from Lewis Compton Burnett, 1903: "(Thomas Burnett) was a Presbyterian Puritan and must have left England in the early 1630's. His second wife was Mary Pierson daughter of Rev. Pierson of Lynn Mass to whom he married in 1663. In these early years there were but few people in all of New England. So our ancestry dates from the very first to settle the new country. Lynn Mass was settled in 1630, 50 new settlers having come in that year from England. It was first called Saugus. Named for Lynn Regis, England" "Thomas Burnett, born in Scotland, emigrated to Massachusetts and removed to Southampton, Long Island, where he received his allotment of land October 6, 1643. Second marriage Dec. 3, 1663 at Lynn, Mass, Mary Pierson (Pearson) b. June 20, 1643, daughter of John Pierson. Thomas by his first wife {Mary Cooper} had a son, Aaron, b. 1655" - Vigo County Historical Society, 1915; ref Volume I of the Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New York, published by the Lewis Historical Publishing Company, page 319. ...but on the other hand: (from Jim Fina, 1999: "Nowhere, in any of the older histories of New England or Long Island, is any proof offered that Thomas Burnet of Southampton, came from Yorkshire--it seems to be based, not on research, but purely on conjecture. Nowhere does it mention his family, or who his father in Yorkshire might have been--just that he's supposed to have come from that part of England. Actually, Thomas Burnet, as later research shows, came from Braintree, Essex England. He removed to Lynn, MA, where he lived a short time, before relocating to Southampton, Long Island, NY. There, in 1643, he took a lot, according to Southampton Town Records. He remained there until his death in 1684. He was married to Mary Cooper, and together they raised their 11 children, the first born in 1645. The noted genealogist Eugene Bouton, in doing research on Matthias Burnet, hired a professional genealogist, a Mr. M.L. Hawley, who, in a letter dated February 1, 1932, reported that he had discovered the origins of this Long Island Burnet family. He stated that they were descended from Dr. Thomas Burnet of Braintree, Essex, England. In my own researching, I discovered that Dr. Thomas Burnet had a son named Thomas, born in 1612, the oldest of three children. In addition, the research of William Burnet Austin, also stated that Thomas Burnet of Southampton was the son of Dr. Thomas Burnet of Braintree, Essex, England. Dr. Thomas Burnet is, in turn, the son of Alexander Burnet, 11th of Leys and his wife Katherine Arbuthnot of Fiddes. This same Arbuthnot family connection, as it turns out, provides a direct line of descent from most of the lines of Kings of Europe and Asia. Many early records also stated that Thomas Burnet of Southampton was related to Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salsbury, and his son, Governor William Burnet, Colonial Governor of NJ, NY, and MA. Since Bishop Burnet was a member of the Burnet of Leys family, this also makes our Thomas Burnet a descendant of the Burnets of Leys. In researching the book "The Family of Burnett of Leys, With Collateral Branches," by George Burnett, LL.D., Lyon King of Arms, 1901, there are 15 Thomas Burnet(t)s listed. All but one can be accounted for--Thomas Burnet, the son of Dr. Thomas Burnet of Braintree. Also, in the same book, the connection is made between Bishop Gilbert Burnet and the same Thomas Burnet, who is by all indications, our Thomas Burnet of Southampton. The book shows they were first cousins, once removed."

(Information above has been copied and pasted from another source that will be added at a later date (time issue))* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Aug 7 2020, 22:50:27 UTC

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Thomas Burnett's Timeline

1612
1612
Braintree, Essex, England

Yorkshire, England

1647
1647
Long Island
1648
1648
Southampton, Suffolk, NY, United States
1653
1653
Southampton, Long Island, NY

Southampton, Long Island, Suffolk Co., NY (probably)

1655
1655
Long Island, New York, United States
1656
1656
Long Island
1657
October 20, 1657
Suffolk, Livingston, NY, USA
1657
Southampton, Long Island
1664
1664
Southampton, Long Island, Province of New York