Anne Middleton1

#6772, b. circa 1828, d. 3 August 1895
     Anne Middleton was born circa 1828 in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2 She was the daughter of Bannerman Middleton and Ann Law.3 She married Alexander Burness, son of David Burness and Elizabeth Irvine, on 1 June 1851 in Fetteresso, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1,3 She died on 3 August 1895 in Mains of Fordoun, Fordoun, Kincardineshire, Scotland.4,3

Citations

  1. OPR Fetteresso.
  2. 1861 Scottish Census, Kincardineshire.
  3. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  4. Research of James Melvin Beaton.

Alexander Burnes1

#6775, b. circa 1828, d. 8 February 1908
     Alexander Burnes was born circa 1828 in Waterlair, Garvock, Kincardineshire, Scotland.2,3 He was the son of John Burness and Lillian Scott.4,1 He married Helen Carr, daughter of David Carr and Jane Reid, on 26 November 1862 in Easterside, Dunnottar, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1,4 He died on 8 February 1908 in 12 Belmont Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.1
     Obituary: Death of a Kincardineshire Link with Burns

Mr Alexander Burnes, cattledealer, died at his residence, 12 Belmont Road, Aberdeen, last week at the ripe age of 81 years, and by his death another of the family links with the national poet has gone. Mr Burnes retained comparatively good health, but failing strength was against his combating successfully with his last illness. Mr Burnes - who, it will be observed, retained the original spelling of the name, which is sometimes found in such forms of Burnes, Burnace, Burns, etc. - was born at the farm of Waterlair, in the Kincardineshire parish of Garvock. He was a son of Mr David Burnes, one of the Bogjordan branch of the family, who, however, died ere his son was born. His mother died a few years afterwards. The boy was then taken to live with Mr John Thomson, an uncle in the Glenbervie district, and there received his elementary education. A soldier's life had had an attraction for him, and, as a young man, he enlisted in the 74th Regiment, and sometime afterwards was despatched to South Africa, where he saw active service and won his first medal, that medal bearing the date 1853, and showing that the deceased had by that time attained the rank of sergeant. On the medal his name is spelt Burns. From South Africa he was despatched to India, where he passed through many of the stirring scenes of the Indian Mutiny, there also securing a medal. After receiving his discharge from the army in 1869, Mr Burnes came to Aberdeen, where he engaged in business as a cattle-dealer. He was well-known and highly respected by farmers and cattle breeders over a wide district of Aberdeenshire and at the city's live stock auction marts. In politics he was an ardent Conservative, and for many years was a member of the West Parish Church. Quiet in his disposition, and taking little part in public affairs, though always interested in them, Mr Burnes was nevertheless proud to be a relative of the national poet, and to have been brought up in the district which Mr Edward, Pinnington, Montrose, in his "Burns of the North" has designated "the nursery of the race of Burnes or Burns," and Mr George H Kinnear, in his "Glenbervie, the Fatherland of Burns," has so interestingly extolled. Mr Burnes is survived by a son and two daughters.

Stonehaven Journal, Feb 13, 1908.

Children of Alexander Burnes and Helen Carr

Citations

  1. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  2. 1881 Scottish Census Index, Aberdeenshire.
  3. Stonehaven Journal, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.
  4. Carole Wilson, "Scottish GRO Marriage Transcriptions."
  5. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  6. 1871 Scottish Census, Aberdeenshire.
  7. 1881 Scottish Census, Aberdeenshire.
  8. 1901 Scottish Census, Aberdeenshire.
  9. Marriage Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.

Helen Carr

#6776, b. 21 November 1832, d. 12 July 1883
     Helen Carr was baptized on 21 November 1832 in Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire, Scotland.1 She was the daughter of David Carr and Jane Reid.2,3 She married Alexander Burnes, son of John Burness and Lillian Scott, on 26 November 1862 in Easterside, Dunnottar, Kincardineshire, Scotland.3,2 She died on 12 July 1883 in 4 Powis Terrace, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at age 50.3

Children of Helen Carr and Alexander Burnes

Citations

  1. IGI.
  2. Carole Wilson, "Scottish GRO Marriage Transcriptions."
  3. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  4. Birth Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.
  5. 1871 Scottish Census, Aberdeenshire.
  6. 1881 Scottish Census, Aberdeenshire.
  7. Marriage Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.

Agnes Murray1

#6778, b. circa 1832, d. 2 September 1897
     Agnes Murray was born circa 1832 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland.2 She was the daughter of David Murray and Jessie Robb.3,4 She married Alexander Burness, son of David Burness and Ann Duncan, on 11 October 1867 in Paradise Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.3,4 She died on 2 September 1897 in Parochial Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.4

Citations

  1. IGI.
  2. 1881 Scottish Census, Angus.
  3. Carole Wilson, "Scottish GRO Marriage Transcriptions."
  4. Death Registration, General Register Office for Scotland.

Harriet Elizabeth Cairns1

#6780, b. circa 1847, d. 9 October 1934
     Harriet Elizabeth Cairns was born circa 1847 in Ardglas, Ireland.2 She was the daughter of Richard Cairns.1 She married Alexander Burness, son of John Lyall Burness and Margaret Machar Hendry, on 7 April 1875 in St James, Westminster, Middlesex, England.1 She died on 9 October 1934 in Eastholme Nursing Home, Herman Hill, Wanstead, London, England.3

Children of Harriet Elizabeth Cairns and Alexander Burness

Citations

  1. Marriage Registration, General Register Office, transcribed by: Lawrence Ruxton Burness.
  2. 1881 English Census, Middlesex.
  3. Death Registration, General Register Office, transcribed by: Lawrence Ruxton Burness.
  4. Birth Registration, General Register Office, transcribed by: Lawrence Ruxton Burness.
  5. Ancestry.com, London Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920.
  6. 1891 English Census, Essex.
  7. 1901 English Census, Essex.
  8. 1911 English Census, Essex.
  9. Marriage Registration, Archives of Ontario.
  10. Birth Registration, General Register Office.