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BURNET, Alexander 11th of Leys
(About 1554-1578)
(About 1555-)
GORDON, Alexander 3rd of Lesmoir
(About 1535-About 1609)
FORBES, Anne Mariota
(About 1540-)
BURNET, Alexander 12th of Leys
(About 1568-1619)
GORDON, Katherine
(About 1567-)
BURNETT, Thomas 13th of Leys, Baronet, Sir
(About 1583-1653)


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1. DOUGLAS, Margaret


BURNETT, Thomas 13th of Leys, Baronet, Sir 2

  • Born: About 1583
  • Marriage (1): DOUGLAS, Margaret about 1610 1
  • Marriage (2): MONCRIEFF, Jean 9 August 1621(contract) 1 2
  • Died: 1653

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  Noted events in his life were:

1. Matriculation, 1603, King's College, Aberdeen.

2. Succeeded his father: as Baron of Leys, 1619.

3. Knighted, 1620.

4. Baronet of Nova Scotia, 1626.

Thomas married Margaret DOUGLAS, daughter of Sir Robert DOUGLAS of Glenbervie and Elizabeth AUCHINLECK, about 1610.1 (Margaret DOUGLAS was born about 1585.)

  Marriage Notes:

"Sir Thomas Burnett was twice married, and had a family by each wife. His first wife, whom he married in 1610, was Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, to whom allusions are made in the letters of his uncle, Duncan. Excellent advice is contained in these letters on the duties of a husband. In the same bed-chamber at Crathes where is the large oak bedstead of Sir Thomas's father and mother, already described, there is a handsome wardrobe with carved doors, which must have been of the date of the marriage of Thomas Burnett and Margaret Douglas. On one of the upper panels is the coat of Burnett with the initials T. B. ; on the other Burnett is impaled with the quartered coat of Douglas (the heart uncrowned) and Auchinleck, with initials M. D. On the two lower panels the four initial letters are united in a monogram. The issue of this marriage were two sons and two daughters."

from Family of Burnett 1

Thomas next married Jean MONCRIEFF, daughter of Sir John MONCREIFF of that Ilk, 1st Baronet and Mary MURRAY, 9 August 1621(contract).1 2 (Jean MONCRIEFF was born about 1601.)

  Marriage Notes:

"(Sir Simon Fraser of Inverallochy) married in 1616 Jean, daughter of Sir John Moncrieff .... She was married, secondly (contract 9 August 1621), as his second wife, to Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys."

from Scots Peerage (vol 5)

"At Muchalls the same appear with supporters - a man in a lowland hunting garb and a greyhound - in plaster, being the arms of Sir Thomas Burnett, who finished Muchalls in 1627. On a stone brought from Muchalls, and now at Crathes, the same arms appear impaled with those of Moncrieff of Moncrieff, and with the same supporters. Sir Thomas Burnett, 1st Baronet, married, as his second wife, Jean, daughter of Sir John Moncrieff of that ilk, in 1621."

from Family of Burnett 1 2


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. 5 (1908).

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