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BURNETT, Alexander 9th of Leys
(About 1500-1574)
HAMILTON, Janet
(About 1506-Between 1557/1567)
LUMSDEN, John 4th of Cushnie
(About 1513-1588)
STRACHAN, Agnes
(About 1522-)
BURNET, John 10th of Leys
(About 1528-1575)
LUMSDEN, Elizabeth
(About 1539-)
BURNET, Thomas Merchant, Burgess of Aberdeen
(About 1572-1644)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. JOHNNSTOUN, Margaret

BURNET, Thomas Merchant, Burgess of Aberdeen 1 2 3

  • Born: About 1572
  • Marriage (1): JOHNNSTOUN, Margaret on 3 June 1608 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland 1
  • Died: 13 September 1644 2

   Another name for Thomas was BURNETT, Thomas.

   User ID: A888.

  General Notes:

Thomas and his brother, Andrew, Burgesses of Aberdeen, were killed during Montrose's Battle of Justicemills, or the subsequent rout of Aberdeen. The tomb stone of Andrew and Thomas Burnett was originally at St Nicholas Aberdeen but now at St Mary's Chapel Aberdeen.

"Around the edge the inscription reads 'Heir lyes Thomas and Andrew Bvrnet brothers, bvrgesses of ABD qvho departed this lyf 13 Septr 1644;. The brothers were killed in the 'cruell and bloodie feight and conflict quhiche was fochten betuixt the Crabstane and the Justice Mylnes'. The fight took place because Aberdeen (then dominated by the Covenanting party and reinforced by militia from Fife) refused to surrender to the Royalist Marquis of Montrose. In those days, to be a Burgess of the City meant that you had to be prepared to take arms and fight to protect the City. It was a tragic loss for the family.

Also mentioned on the gravestone is 'Alexander Burnet, son of Thomas Burnet who died on 29th April 1686 and Sicklyke Agnes Moir, his wife, who died on 18th June 1686'. The stone has been broken diagonally across the centre at some time, but it does show a finely carved representation of the Burnet arms (three holly leaves over a hunting horn - the horn of Leys) with a helmet and mantling together with the initials of the brothers."

from The OpenSpace Trust webpage 2


Thomas married Margaret JOHNNSTOUN on 3 June 1608 in Saint Nicholas parish, Aberdeen, Scotland.1 (Margaret JOHNNSTOUN was born about 1585.)


  Marriage Notes:

"BURNET
THOMAS
MARGARET JOHNNSTOUN/FR3948 (FR3948)
03/06/1608
168/A 120 283
Aberdeen"

from Index of Marriages 1

Sources


1 GRO Scotland, OPR Index of Marriages.

2 Internet Site, http://www.openspacetrust.org.uk/?p=299 Grave slabs in St Mary’s Chapel – Part 2 September 23, 2014.

3 e-books, Memorialls of the Trubles in Scotland and in England AD 1624-AD1645 vol.2 by John Spalding (1790-92).

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

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