Copyright 2024 Mary McGonigal Updated 12 April 2024 Date of 'update' refers to the whole section update, not to every individual file.
arrow arrow arrow arrow
BURNET, Alexander 12th of Leys
(About 1568-1619)
GORDON, Katherine
(About 1567-)
DOUGLAS, Robert of Glenbervie, Sir
(About 1556-1611)
(About 1556-)
BURNETT, Thomas 13th of Leys, Baronet, Sir
(About 1583-1653)
DOUGLAS, Margaret
(About 1585-)
BURNETT, Alexander younger of Leys
(About 1611-1648)


Family Links


BURNETT, Alexander younger of Leys 2 3 4

  • Born: About 1611
  • Marriage (1): ARBUTHNOTT, Jean on 25 October 1633 in Arbuthnott parish, Kincardineshire, Scotland 1
  • Died: June 1648(dvp)

   Another name for Alexander was BURNET, Alexander.1

   User ID: A983.

Alexander married Jean ARBUTHNOTT, daughter of Sir Robert ARBUTHNOTT of Arrat, later 17th of that Ilk and Margaret FRASER, on 25 October 1633 in Arbuthnott parish, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 (Jean ARBUTHNOTT was born about 1620.)

  Marriage Notes:

250/ 10 22

from Index of Marriages

"Alexander, Younger of Leys, admitted an honorary burgess of Aberdeen in 1633, and in the same year married Jean, eldest daughter of Sir Robert Arbuthnot of that Ilk, and sister of the 1st Viscount Arbuthnot Her tocher was 20,000 marks, and her father-in-law gave her the life-rent of Pittenkeirie, Brathinche and Invercanny, of Tillihaikie and Brigend, and of Wester Slowie, Borrowstoun and Cowcardie. We have found him in May, 1639, a petitioner against Montrose's proposal to block up the harbour of Aberdeen in order to oppose the landing of a Royalist force, and his name appears on the Committees of War for Kincardineshire in 1644 and 1646. He died in June, 1648 ; and his widow, in 1651, married Patrick Gordon of Glenbucket The issue of Alexander Burnett and Jean Arbuthnot were three sons and two daughters, each (except the eldest son) provided for by their grandfather. Sir Thomas, to the extent of 40,000 marks"

from Family of Burnett of Leys

"Jean, married, first, prior to 23 November 1633, to Alexander Burnett, eldest son of Sir Thomas Burnett, first Baronet of Leys, who predeceased her in 1648, leaving issue ...."

from Scots Peerage (vol 1) 1 3


1 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages -.

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

3 e-books, The Scots Peerage ed. Sir James Balfour Paul vol. 1 (1904).

4 e-books, Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscriptions by John A. Henderson (1907).

Copyright 2024 Mary McGonigal

Home | Table of Contents | Surnames | Name List

This website was created 12 April 2024 with Legacy 9.0, a division of; content copyrighted and maintained by website owner