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BURNET, Alexander 12th of Leys
(About 1568-1619)
GORDON, Katherine
(About 1567-)
JOHNSTON, James Merchant Burgess of Edinburgh
(About 1570-)
CRAIG, Elizabeth
(About 1580-)
BURNET, Robert Advocate, Lord Crimond
(About 1592-1661)
JOHNSTON, Rachel of Warriston
(About 1605-)
BURNET, Thomas of Crimond, Physician, Sir


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1. BRUCE, Janet

BURNET, Thomas of Crimond, Physician, Sir 1 2 4

  • Baptised: 6 October 1636, Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Scotland 4
  • Marriage (1): BRUCE, Janet on 16 January 1662 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 1 2 3

   Another name for Thomas was BURNETT, Thomas.3

   User ID: A681.

  General Notes:

685/1 40 336

from Births and Baptisms 4

Thomas married Janet BRUCE, daughter of Sir Robert BRUCE of Broomhall, Fife, Lord Broomhall and Helene SKENE, on 16 January 1662 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.1 2 3 (Janet BRUCE was baptised on 18 January 1638 in Edinburgh parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland 4 and was buried on 30 April 1699 2.)

  Marriage Notes:

685/1 440 60

from Index of Marriages

"(Sir) Thomas, born 1638. Physician successively to Charles II. , James II., William III., and Anne. Was author of various medical works of repute in their day, particulariy 'Hippocrates Contractus,' and 'Thesaurus Medicinae Practicae Breviarium.' He married, in 1662, Janet, daughter of Robert Bruce of Blairhill, and sister of the Countess of Kincardine, and had a son, Gilbert, an advocate, and one of the Commissioners of Excise, who married a daughter of Sir William Hamilton of Preston, and had a daughter, Anna - the only child that survived him - married to James Halyburton of Pitcur. Of Sir Thomas' daughters, one, Helen, was married (1st) to William Crawford, younger of Auchinarnes, and (2nd) to Ralph Dundas of Manor (with numerous descendants). The other, Euphemia, married James Robertson, advocate, and P. C. S. (one of the Bedlay family), with issue a daughter Janet, who became Countess of Kincardine, and from whom the Elgin family arre descended."

from Family of Burnett of Leys

"Janet, married, in 1662, to Sir Thomas Burnett of Crimond, eldest son of Lord Crimond, one of the Senators of the College of Justice. She was buried 30 April 1699."

from Scots Peerage (vol 3) 1 2 3


1 e-books, The Family of Burnett of Leys by George Burnett, ed. James Allardyce (1901).

2 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 3 (1906).

3 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

4 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

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