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|BURNETT, John of Campfield, Jacobite 1745
BURNETT, John of Campfield, Jacobite 1745
'The Scottish History Society's "The Prisoners of the '45, lists two Burnetts: John Burnett of Campfield, Capt. of Artillery, and John Burnet, Ogilvy's regiment. From "Lists of Persons concerned" in the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion there was a John Burnet
Esquire of Campfield a Captain of Artillery in the Rebel Service who was taken prisoner at Carlisle. The entries for John Burnet of Campfield provided the following information.
The trials of Scots officers held at Southwark on 23rd August 1746 included that of John Burnet of Campfield '96 he was originally sentenced to death but was reprieved. His father was a gentleman in Aberdeenshire and he is generally spoken of as a person that was very well esteemed. John Burnet was a captain in the Rebel's Train of Artillery and took a prominent part in the defence of Carlisle as a gunner officer and it is suggested that he was a deserter.
I can advise that Captain John Burnet of Campfield, who fought in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745-46, was sentenced to death in Aug 1746. He was subsequently reprieved and pardoned on condition that he left the country. This John Burnet then became a successful merchant in Holland (with which Aberdeen had long-standing trading links) and had returned to Aberdeen by 1751 by which time he was advertising his business as a merchant in Aberdeen. John Burnet had married & had several children before the Rebellion and succeeded his father in the Campfield Estate in 1762. He is clearly not the Captain John Burnet(t) who is the subject of the enquiry.'
written by 'The Editor - with gratitude for information supplied with gratitude for information supplied by Eileen Bailey and Fiona C. Scharlau, Senior Archivist of Angus County Council Archivist of Angus County Council' 1
Internet Site, http://www.burnett.uk.com/index_htm_files/banner10.pdf.