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Arthur Burnet

Arthur Burnet

Male 1799 - 1881  (82 years)

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  • Name Arthur Burnet  [1
    Born 2 Apr 1799  Parish of Inverlathan, in or near Peebles (county of Peebles) Croslee, Ettrick, Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Aug 1881  (8:45 am) Galt, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I2948  My Relatives
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 

    Father Andrew Burnet,   b. Abt 1760, Ettrick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1823, Traquair, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Isabel Nichol,   b. 1766, Traquair, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1831, Lake Ontario, aboard a ship Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 Oct 1790  Crosslee, Ettrick, Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • [johnston2.FTW]

      Proclamation of Marriage 6/10/1790 at Croslee, Ettrick, Scotland.

      Andrew Burnet listed at Herd at Crosslee

      Isabel Nicoll listed as servent to Jas. Burnet
    Family ID F1484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Laing,   b. 1802, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1852, Cambridge, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1821  Yarrow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • [johnston2.FTW]

      came to Canada in Aug 1831 - ship Brig "Zealous"

      took up land in Branchton lot 6 concession 6 ($144.00)

      Farm later named Springbank Farm

      In 1834 Township of Dumphries Assessment Roll

      Arthur Burnet 6 family members (2 males under 16, 1 over, 2 females
      under 16, 1 over)

      33 acres improved land

      1 horse

      4 oxen

      2 cows

      9 swine

      6 sheep

      20 acres of wheat
    Children 
     1. Isabella (Isobel) Burnet,   b. 19 Jan 1823, Parish of Yarrow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1903, Branchton, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Andrew Burnet,   b. 1 Aug 1824, Peebleshire, Traquair, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1903, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     3. William Burnet,   b. 17 Oct 1826, Yarrow, Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1827, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Margaret (Maggie) Laing Burnet,   b. 1 Aug 1829, Yarrow, Selkirk, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. William Burnet,   b. 1833, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Betsy (Elizabeth) Burnet,   b. 1 Oct 1836, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Thomas Burnet,   b. 10 Nov 1838, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Janet Burnet,   b. 25 Dec 1840, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1928  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     9. Alexander A. Burnet,   b. Jul 1842, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1916, (9:00 a.m.) South Dumphries, Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [natural]
     10. Walter Nichol Burnet,   b. 1844, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1921  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Helen Turnbull Thompson,   b. 15 Dec 1816, Darnick, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1909, Galt, Ont. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1858  New Hope (Hespler), Ont. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • [johnston2.FTW]

      married by Rev Hodgskins
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F1483  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [johnston2.FTW]

      copied from army discharge papers Dec 28, 1818:

      enlisted 12th of may 1818 at the age of 19

      Description at 19: red hair, 5`7 inches tall, blue eyes, fair conpletion

      labourer by trade

      Native of Selkirkshire

      wrote letters to his Brother in Law, James Cowan, accounting his 13 week less 2
      day trip across the sea to Canada. (arriving in Quebec)

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] johnston2.FTW.
      Date of Import: 24 Oct 1999