Helen Burnet

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Burnet was born in 1831, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, her father, James Burnet, was 30 and her mother, Helen Andrew, was 30. She married John Birnie on 14 July 1850, in Rathen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Woodside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901.

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John Birnie
Helen Burnet
Marriage: 14 July 1850
Margaret Scott Birnie
George Scott Birnie
John Birnie
William Burnett Birnie
William John Birnie
Mary Birnie
Helen Birnie
Christina Birnie

Sources (14)

  • Hellen Burnett, "Scotland Census, 1841"
  • Helen Burnet, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Helen Burnet, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Scottish Reform Act

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.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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

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

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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