James Burnet

17 May 1789–
Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Burnet was born on 17 May 1789, in Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Burnet, was 39 and his mother, Agnes Monro, was 32. He married Margaret Taylor on 31 October 1806, in Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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James Burnet
Margaret Taylor
Marriage: 31 October 1806
Ann Burnett
James Burnet
Margaret Burnet

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1806Mid Calder, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 13
    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
    Age 26
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""
    Age 31
    The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central and eastern Scotland): variant of Burnett .French: status name or topographic name from a shortened derivative of Buron ‘hut, cottage’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (5)

    • James Burnet, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
    • James Burnet, "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910"

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