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  • Abigail Burnett (1666 - 1698)
  • Abrahm B. Nanweshmah Burnett (1812 - 1870)
    Although Chief Abrahm B. Burnett (adopted name, 1812-1870) is not mentioned in the 1907 Wooster Roll he was a full blooded Potawatomi hereditary Chief who was prominent in the Trail of Death from India...
  • Sir Alexander Burnett, 12th of Leys (1560 - 1619)
    Wikipedia biographical summary==" Alexander Burnett of Leys (died 5 July 1619) was the Laird of Crathes Castle in the late 16th and early 17th century, being credited for the completion of Crathes in 1...
  • 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, 12th ...
  • 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...

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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