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  • Abigail Burnett (1666 - 1698)
  • Abrahm B. Nanweshmah Burnett (1812 - 1870)
    His name was Charles Smith , a lawyer and Senator of Virginia. The face belongs to Gordon Smith, a large man plagued with pain/Residential School System affect. GORDON SMITH - SON OF WILLIAM GRAY SMITH...
  • Alexander Burnett, 4th Baron and 9th Laird of Leys (1500 - 1574)
    ALEXANDER BURNETT OF LEYS Evidence from the National Records of Scotland 1 5 November 1543: Charter by which Master Robert Hammiltoun, canon of Aberdeen and prebendary of Kincardin, confirms that...
  • Alexander Burnett, 1st baron, 6th of Ley (c.1419 - 1505)
    Was rewarded with Banchory as a free barony in 1488 by fighting for James III.Laird from 1454 to 1505.==links==* (membership required to view without interruption)Wikipedia: Alexander Burnet of Leys wa...
  • Alexander Burnett (1613 - 1685)
    Find-a-Grave Memorial #121286816, located at: of KirkhillThe first of Kirkhill, in the parish of Dyce near Aberdeen, was Alexander Burnett (1620–1685), the son of Thomas Burnett, merchant, and his wife...

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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