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BURNET, Alexander of Collonach, younger of Leys
(About 1483-1525)
(About 1484-)
HAMILTON, Robert Prebendary of Kincardine
(About 1489-)
BURNETT, Alexander 9th of Leys
(About 1500-1574)
(About 1506-Between 1557/1567)
BURNET, John 10th of Leys
(About 1528-1575)


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1. LUMSDEN, Elizabeth

BURNET, John 10th of Leys 1 2

  • Born: About 1528
  • Marriage (1): LUMSDEN, Elizabeth 1 2
  • Died: by 1575

   Another name for John was BURNET, John 10th Laird of Leys.3

   User ID: X22.

  General Notes:

"On 5th November, 1543, Canon Hamilton (father of Janet) conveyed to Alexander Burnet of Leys and Janet Hamilton, his wife, in liferent, and Andrew, their son, in fee, with further remainders to Archibald, brother of Andrew, and John, son and heir apparent of Alexander and Janet, the lands of Strondraff, in the barony of Kincardine, to be held of the rector of Kincardine."

"Another charter was the same day(5 November 1543) granted by Hamilton to Leys and his wife, of Easter Slowy in the same barony, there being successive remainders to their sons William, Alexander, and John (the heir apparent) the feu-duty being 3 2s. 3d.; and the other conditions the same. Both these charters were duly confirmed by the Queen, as
patroness of the prebend, on 24th February, 1543-4 (Reg. Mag. Sig.)."

from The Family of Burnett of Leys

John married Elizabeth LUMSDEN, daughter of John LUMSDEN 4th of Cushnie and Agnes STRACHAN.1 2 (Elizabeth LUMSDEN was born about 1539.)

  Marriage Notes:

"By his wife Elizabeth, daughter of John Lumsden of Cushnie, he (John Burnet, 10th of Leys) had a son Alexander, who succeeded him, and a daughter Margaret, who married (by contract dated 24th September, 1509) Alexander Forbes, son of the laird of Echt (who had formerly been married s.p. to Elizabeth Lyon, daughter of the laird of Glammis, and widow of John, Master of Forbes)."

from Family of Burnett of Leys

"Of his daughters .... Elizabeth (Lumsden) married John Burnett of Leys...."

from Families of Lumsden 1 2


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

2 e-books, Memorials of the Families of Lumsdaine, Lumisden or Lumsden by H.W. Lumsden (1889).

3 James Allardyce, The Strachans of Glenkindie 1357-1726 (1899).

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