James Burnet

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

The Life of James

When James Burnet was born on 17 May 1789, in Canongate, Edinburgh, Edinburghshire, 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, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

James Burnet
1789–
Margaret Taylor
1781–
Marriage: 31 October 1806
Ann Burnett
1814–
James Burnet
1817–
Margaret Burnette
1819–1889

Spouse and Children

    Male1789–Male

    Margaret Taylor

    Female1781–Female

MARRIAGE
31 October 1806
Mid Calder, Edinburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(3)

    Ann Burnett

    Female1814–Female

    James Burnet

    Male1817–Male

    Female1819–1889Female

Parents and Siblings

    William Burnet

    Male1750–Male

    Female1757–Female

siblings

(5)

    John Burnet

    Male1783–Male

    William Burnet

    Male1787–Male

    Male1789–Male

    Margaret Burnet

    Female1795–Female

    Ann Burnet

    Female1797–Female

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.
1815

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

1 Scottish: variant spelling of Burnett .2 French: variant spelling of Burnette .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Burnet's Birth Record
  • Archibald Burnet Birth Record
  • James Burnet, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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