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BURNETT, William of Wester Camphill, Craigour and Tillihaidie
(About 1505-1547)
BURNETT, William of Wester Camphill
(About 1528-)
(About 1530-)
BURNETT, William of Camphill
(About 1552-)


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1. OF CARMYLE, Heiress

BURNETT, William of Camphill 1 2

  • Born: About 1552
  • Marriage (1): OF CARMYLE, Heiress

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  General Notes:

"Considerable additions were made by this laird (Alexander Burnett 12th of Leys) to the family estates. In 1605 he had a Crown charter on a conveyance by 'Sir Henry Lindsay alias Charteris' of lands in the parishes of Lumfannan and Kincardine O'Neil, described as 'Easter Camphill, Blairhead, Wester Camphill, Alehouse Croft thereof, Cormoir, Craigour, Fordye, Mill of Craigour, Milltown of Camphill, Croft in Lumfannan called Milcroft, Alehousecroft, presently occupied by Arthur Adam, and pasture of that part of the Hill of Fare formerly granted by John Charteris of Kinfauns to the late James Skene of that Ilk.' Also feu-duties or annual rents of 24 Scots from these lands. The subjects, or great part of them, had been held for some time from the Charteris family by certain persons who, after this transfer, became vassals of Leys. The most considerable of these feu-holders were Alexander Burnet of Craigour and William Burnet of Camphill, grandsons of one William Burnet of Tillihaikie, who had held part of these lands from the Charteris family, under a title which had at iirst been a redeemable one, from the first half of the 16th century. This branch of the Burnet family will come to be considered later. Of half of Cormoir, Leys in the following year, by resignation of Elizabeth Lay, wife of Duncan Jaffray, obtained the property, as well as the superiority; and, in 1609, he obtained the two halves of Tillihaikie by Crown charter, on resignation of Robert Hunter and of Thomas Burnet of Craigmyle."

from The Family of Burnett 2

William married Heiress OF CARMYLE. (Heiress OF CARMYLE was born about 1555.)


1 e-books, The Thanage of Fermartyn by William Temple (1894).

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

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