Agnes Burns

19 September 1832–
Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Agnes

When Agnes Burns was born on 19 September 1832, in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Burns, was 26 and her mother, Susan McMillan, was 22.

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Family Time Line

John Burns
1806–1880
Susan McMillan
1810–1884
Agnes Burns
1832–
Daniel Burns
1840–1872
Rosa Burns
1845–1863
Maggie Burns
1847–1865
Kate Burns
1849–1869
Catherine Burns
1851–
Ephraim Burns
1833–
Edward Burns
1835–1877
John Burns
1837–
Susan Burns
1841–1857
Rosanna Burns
1846–1889

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World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 6

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
1843

Age 11

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 36

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or streams, from the Middle English nominative plural or genitive singular of burn ( see Bourne ).2 Scottish: variant of Burnhouse, habitational name from a place named with burn ‘stream’ + house ‘house’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Broin ( see Byrne ).

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  • Agnes Burns, "Scotland Census, 1841"

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