Helen Provan Burnett

7 July 1867–1942 (Age 74)
Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen Provan

When Helen Provan Burnett was born on 7 July 1867, in Chryston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Henry Burnett, was 34 and her mother, Helen Provan, was 32. She married Alexander Braidwood on 10 June 1898, in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Burnbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1906. She died in 1942, in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Braidwood
Helen Provan Burnett
Marriage: 10 June 1898
Helen Provan Braidwood
Alexander Braidwood
Isabella Boyling Braidwood
Mary Burnett Braidwood
Andrew Shaw Braidwood

Spouse and Children

10 June 1898
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Burnett


    Helen Provan




    William Neil Burnett


    David Neill Burnett


    Jean Angus Burnett


    Mary Burnett



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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 1

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 23

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: descriptive nickname from Old French burnete, a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ ( see Brown ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Burnett in entry for Leonard Bratby and Isabel Braidwood, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Hellen Burnet in household of John Burnet, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Helen Provan Burnett, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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