John Burns

27 March 1800–
Westmuir, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Burns was born on 27 March 1800, in Westmuir, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Archibald Burns, was 29 and his mother, Janet Lightbody, was 26.

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Family Time Line

Archibald Burns
1770–1866
Janet Lightbody
1773–1836
Euphans Burns
1800–
John Burns
1800–
John Burns
1800–1867
William Burns
1802–1872
Andrew Burns
1805–1872
Mary Ann Burns
1807–1886
James Burns
1813–1879
Margaret Burns
1815–
Archibald Burns
1817–1863

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Euphans Burns

    Male1800–Male

    Male1800–Male

    John Burns

    Male1800–1867Male

    Male1802–1872Male

    Male1805–1872Male

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World Events (8)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 2

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 15

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

Age 32

The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.

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 ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • John Burns, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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