Christian Gordon1,2

#51, b. 30 November 1837, d. 14 September 1915
     Christian Gordon was born on 30 November 1837 in Keithney, Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1,3 She was the daughter of John Gordon and Janet Marshall.1,2,3,4,5 She was baptized on 11 December 1837 in Chapel of Garioch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1 She married John Burness, son of Alexander Burness and Margaret Masson, on 20 June 1863 in Port Elphinstone, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.2,3 She died on 14 September 1915 in Crossroads, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 77.3 She was buried in Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland.6

Children of Christian Gordon and John Burness

Citations

  1. OPR Chapel of Garioch.
  2. Marriage Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  4. 1841 Scottish Census, Aberdeenshire.
  5. 1851 Scottish Census, Aberdeenshire.
  6. Gravestone, Banchory-Ternan Cemetery, Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.
  7. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  8. 1871 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  9. 1881 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  10. 31 Chambers Street, New York City, New York, USA New York City Municipal Archives Marriage Registrstion.
  11. Death Certificate, New Jersey State Archives.
  12. 1891 Scottish Census, Moray.

Nicholson Burness

#52, b. 12 September 1833, d. 1 April 1910
     Nicholson Burness was born on 12 September 1833 in Mulloch, Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Alexander Burness and Margaret Masson.1,2 He was baptized on 24 September 1833 in Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 He married Susan H. Allan.3 He married Margaret Cormie Smith, daughter of William Smith and Isabella Henry, on 11 June 1889 in British Embassy, Paris, France.4,5 He died on 1 April 1910 in British Seaman's Hospital, Galata, Constantinople, Turkey, at age 76.3,6 He was buried in Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Constantinople, Turkey.7
     Obituary: Presbytery of Deeside Local Supplement of May 1910: "We take occasion to refer here also to the death of Mr. Nicholson Burness, Constantinople, who died there on Friday, 1st April. He was born at Mulloch in the parish of Banchory and was the son of the late Mr. Alexander Burness, Howburn, Auchattie, who died in 1894. The Burnesses are an old Kincardineshire family belonging to Glenbervie and are of the same stock as the poet Burns, whose father migrated from Kincardineshire to Ayrshire. Mr. Nicholson Burness served his time as an apprentice with Jonathan Noble, carpenter, Banchory. Thereafter he spent two years in London, but for his health's sake went abroad and settled in Constantinople. There he spent almost sixty years of his life, prospered in business and became one of the best known and most highly respected members of the British community. At intervals, he returned to visit his native land and spend a holiday in Banchory. By frequent correspondence and with the aid of the newspapers, and of the Missionary record, he kept himself thoroughly abreast of affairs at home, both in Church and State, and in his letters was ever careful to enquire, in the most kindly way, for his friends in Banchory. He was a man whom it was a privilege to know and whose memory those who knew him will reverently cherish. The "Levant Herald" of April 2nd in a leading article refers to him as follows: "He was a type of all that is best in our national character, a representative Britisher of whom we could well be proud, for whose life the world is better, a man who enjoyed general respect and esteem, not only in his own colony, but in every community with which he came in contact. Of unswerving rectitude and sterling integrity, Mr. Burness was incapable of a dishonourable thought or a mean transaction. His character and his philanthropic work will cause his death to be mourned in very wide circles. But the work which was nearest his heart, and which will prove his most lasting memorial, was his connection with the Evangelical Union Church at Pera. It is not an exaggeration to say that the church owes its existance to Mr. Burness." To his widow, mourning him in that distant land, and to his sister who is with us, and his brothers in this and other lands, we tender our siincere sympathy, and rejoice with them in the honoured memory he has left both to them and us."8

Citations

  1. OPR Banchory-Ternan.
  2. 1841 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  3. British Consul Registrations, General Register Office.
  4. BMDregisters, Register of Marriages at British Embassy at Paris.
  5. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  6. The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  7. Find A Grave.
  8. Research of Lawrence Ruxton Burness.

Margaret Burness1

#53, b. 23 May 1864, d. 9 February 1865
     Margaret Burness was born on 23 May 1864 in Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Burness and Christian Gordon.1,2 She died on 9 February 1865 in Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2 She was buried in Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland.3

Citations

  1. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  2. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. Gravestone, Banchory-Ternan Cemetery, Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.

Elspet Burness1

#54, b. 2 April 1839, d. 14 November 1927
     Elspet Burness was born on 2 April 1839 in Quithlehead, Durris, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of Alexander Burness and Margaret Masson.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 She was baptized on 24 April 1839 in Durris, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 She died on 14 November 1927 in Ewan Place, High Street, Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland, at age 88.2 She was buried in Durris, Kincardineshire, Scotland.9

Citations

  1. OPR Durris.
  2. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. 1841 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  4. 1851 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  5. 1861 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  6. 1871 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  7. 1881 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  8. 1891 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  9. Gravestone, Durris Cemetery, Durris, Kincardineshire, Scotland.

Alexander Burness1

#55, b. 25 April 1810, d. 6 February 1894
     Alexander Burness was born on 25 April 1810 in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of Alexander Burness and Christian Brown.1,2,3 He was baptized on 21 May 1810 in Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 He married Margaret Masson, daughter of John Masson and Ann Leiper, in June 1831 in Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.4,2 He died on 6 February 1894 in Howburn Cottage, Auchattie, Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland, at age 83.2 He was buried on 9 February 1894 in Durris, Kincardineshire, Scotland.5,6
     Obituary: Banchory - Death of a Relative of Robert Burns: The funeral took place to Durris Churchyard, on Friday of the late Mr. Alexander Burness, Howburn Cottage, Auchattie. M. Burness was born at the farm of Pitwatthie, in Glenbervie, on the 17th April, 1810, and had thus almost completed his eighty-fourth year. He came from the same stock as Robert Burns, the poet, whose father, William Burness, was a native of Kincardineshire. On his mother's side also Mr. Burness was related to the poet, his mother and Robert Burns being cousins. At the age of 18 Mr. Burness came as a farmservant to Spyhill, Durris, and continued to reside in the neighbourhood of Banchory for upwards of sixty-five years. He had a wide circle of acquaintances, and will be greatly missed by many. Almost to the very end Mr. Burness enjoyed excellent health, and was strong beyond many for his years. At the beginning of the year he was prostrated by an attack of influenza, from which he bever rallied; and after five weeks of increasing weakness, he passed away peacefully on Tuesday last week. Mr. Burness was married in 1831 to Margaret Masson, Bulloch, and is surviced by a daughter and six sons, viz. : Messrs John Burness, Elgin; Nicholson Burness, Constantinople; George and Alexander Burness, now in America; and Robert Burness, at Rothesay.5

Children of Alexander Burness and Margaret Masson

Citations

  1. OPR Glenbervie.
  2. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. Kirk Session Minutes for Fetteresso, Kincardineshire. National Archives of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  4. OPR Banchory-Ternan.
  5. Aberdeen Free Press, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  6. Gravestone, Durris Cemetery, Durris, Kincardineshire, Scotland.
  7. Marriage Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  8. 1841 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  9. OPR Durris.
  10. 1851 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  11. 1861 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  12. 1871 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  13. 1881 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  14. 1891 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  15. Marriage Registration, Archives of Ontario.
  16. Death Registration, Washington State Archives.

Margaret Masson1,2

#56, b. circa 1809, d. 23 November 1880
     Margaret Masson was born circa 1809 in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire, Scotland.3,4,5,2 She was the daughter of John Masson and Ann Leiper.2 She married Alexander Burness, son of Alexander Burness and Christian Brown, in June 1831 in Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1,2 She died on 23 November 1880 in Crofthead of Tilquhillie, Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2 She was buried in Durris, Kincardineshire, Scotland.6

Children of Margaret Masson and Alexander Burness

Citations

  1. OPR Banchory-Ternan.
  2. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. 1851 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  4. 1861 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  5. 1871 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  6. Gravestone, Durris Cemetery, Durris, Kincardineshire, Scotland.
  7. Marriage Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  8. 1841 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  9. OPR Durris.
  10. Marriage Registration, Archives of Ontario.
  11. Death Registration, Washington State Archives.

Christian Brown1

#58, b. 20 August 1786, d. 23 April 1859
     Christian Brown was born on 20 August 1786 in Pitwathie, Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1,2 She was the daughter of John Brown and Mary Milne.1,2 She was baptized on 4 September 1786 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 She died on 23 April 1859 in Kirk Croft, Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire, Scotland, at age 72.2 She was buried in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2

Child of Christian Brown and Alexander Burness

Child of Christian Brown and John Brand

Citations

  1. OPR Glenbervie.
  2. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. OPR Arbuthnott.
  4. 1841 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.

Nicholson Burness1

#59, b. 4 December 1865, d. 27 September 1867
     Nicholson Burness was born on 4 December 1865 in Hollybank, Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 He was the son of John Burness and Christian Gordon.1,2 He died on 27 September 1867 in Chapelbrae, Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland, at age 1.2 He was buried in Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland.3

Citations

  1. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  2. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. Gravestone, Banchory-Ternan Cemetery, Banchory-Ternan, Kincardineshire, Scotland.

Jessie Burness1

#60, b. 4 December 1867, d. 17 December 1943
     Jessie Burness was born on 4 December 1867 in Chapelbrae, Banchory, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of John Burness and Christian Gordon.1,2,3,4,5 She married John Clarke, son of John Clark and Elspeth Lyon, on 12 August 1893 in 18 Forteath Street, Elgin, Moray, Scotland.2,3 She died on 17 December 1943 in Croftgibb, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 76.3 She was buried in Grange, Banffshire, Scotland.6

Children of Jessie Burness and John Clarke

Citations

  1. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  2. Marriage Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  3. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  4. 1871 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  5. 1881 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  6. Gravestone, Grange Cemetery, Grange, Banffshire, Scotland.
  7. 1901 Scottish Census, Banffshire.
  8. 1911 Scottish Census, Banffshire.