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BURNETT, Alexander elder, of Countesswells, Burgess of Aberdeen,
(About 1560-)
(About 1565-)
BURNETT, Andro Merchant in Aberdeen
LICHTOUN, Katharine
(About 1600-)
BURNETT, John of Elrick, Merchant Burgess of Aberdeen
(About 1625-1666)


Family Links

1. HOWESONE, Marjorie


BURNETT, John of Elrick, Merchant Burgess of Aberdeen 3

  • Born: About 1625
  • Marriage (1): HOWESONE, Marjorie on 31 August 1648 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland 1
  • Marriage (2): JAMESONE, Mary on 12 April 1664 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland 1 2
  • Died: 1666 3

   Other names for John were BURNET, Jhone,4 5 BURNET, Johne 1 and BURNET, Jon..1 4

   User ID: A897.

  General Notes:

No baptism record has been found for John Burnett with these parents. There is a baptism for a John Burnett, in Longside parish Aberdeenshire, "son to Andrew Burnett in Rora", baptism 13 November 1625. Another, also in Longside, is the baptism on 1 April 1632, of John Barnett, son of Andrew Barnett "in Lochlee". Comparing the handwriting, one would say the first could also have been indexed as "Barnett". It is unlikely to have been the same family. (OPRs)

".... we find an assignation on November 16, 1662, by William Innes of Kinnermonie to John Burnett, burgess of Aberdeen, merchant, of all right possessed by him of Elrick ; it narrates that Sir Walter Innes, fiar of Balvenie, with consent of umquhile Sir Robert Innes, his father, had assigned, in 1634, to William Innes, his reversion to Elrick wadset to Gilbert Hervie, elder ; that Robert Cruickshank, late baillie of Aberdeen, and Mr. John Burnett of Colpnay, to whom Hervie had, in 1650, disponed his wadset right to Elrick, had by letters of reversion, in 1650, became bound to hold the lands redeemed, and made over their whole right on payment to William Innes of twenty-one thousand merks. The letters of reversion by Cruickshank and Robert Burnett, and all right to Elrick, were here assigned to John Burnett."

from Thanage of Fermartyn 3 6

  Research Notes:

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Family and Estate Details
Burnett family of Elrick

GB/NNAF/F87798 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F7567)

* Archival Information
* Historical information

Location of Related Collections
Scope 1588: deeds and estate papers from 1588
Repository Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives
Record Reference MS 2769 link to online catalogueexternal link - opens in a new window
NRA catalogue reference NRA 9757

John married Marjorie HOWESONE, daughter of Andro HOWISONE and Elspet SCHAND, on 31 August 1648 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland.1 (Marjorie HOWESONE was baptised on 1 December 1623 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland 4 and died before 12 April 1664 1.)

  Marriage Notes:

168/A 120 442

from Index of Marriages 1

John next married Mary JAMESONE, daughter of George JAMESONE Painter and Issobell TOSCHE, on 12 April 1664 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland.1 2 (Mary JAMESONE was born in July 1644 7 and died in 1684.)

  Marriage Notes:

168/A 120 496

from Index of Marriages

"All (George) Jameson's sons died in early life .... His daughter, Mary, whose numerous descendants are now living, was first married to Mr. Burnett of Elrick, in the county of Aberdeen."

from Annals of Aberdeen (vol 1)

Then on 12 April 1664, the diary of Revd. John Rowe tells us:

"…today John Burnet Dean of Guild and Marie Jameson were married." John Burnet was a merchant adventurer, sailing with his goods to Virginia and shipping back tobacco, a vastly fashionable commodity at the time. Burnet had become rich and bought an estate, so was now Burnet of Elrick, and having been recently widowed, was in need of a wife to care for his three bairns. But the marriage was short-lived, for John died in 1666 leaving Mary to look after her own two babies and oversee the estate for her eldest stepson.

from Leopard Magazine article 1 2 8


1 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

2 e-books, Annals of Aberdeen vol.1 by William Kennedy (1818).

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

4 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Births and Baptisms.

5 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Saint Nicholas parish Aberdeen Baptisms.

6 Old Parish Registers of the Church of Scotland, Longside parish Aberdeenshire Baptisms.

7 e-books, Ancestral Portrait Engravings by Penny Pirie-Gordon.

8 Internet Site, http://www.leopardmag.co.uk/feats/170/mary-jamesons-tapestries.

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