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William Burnet

M, #1049, b. 25 September 1826, d. 7 July 1863
  • Birth*: William Burnet was born on 25 September 1826.
  • He was the son of Alexander Burnet and Janet Mackie.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: William Burnet married Margaret Smith on 7 September 1851 at Forfar, Angus, Scotland.
  • (Witness) Death: William Burnet witnessed the death of George Burnet on 6 June 1856 at South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland; cert held: 1856 deaths in the district of Forfar in the county of Forfar, Burnet George linen hand loom weaver single, 1856 June sixth 0h 50m pm South Street Forfar, m, 50 years, Alexander Burnet shoemaker master (dec) Agnes Burnet ms Strang (dec), pulmonary consumption for upwards of ... years as cert by William Steel MD who saw dec 9 June 1856, New Cemetery Forfar as cert by James Esplin undertaker, William Burnet nephew present.
  • (Deceased) Death*: William Burnet died on 7 July 1863 at Tain, Scotland, at age 36 1863 deaths in the parish of Tain in the county of Ross, William Burnet married to Margaret Smith mason journeyman, 1863 July seventh 11am at Kirk Street Railway Bridge, m, 36 years, Alexander Burnet shoemaker master, Jannet Burnet ms Mackie, instantaneous death caused by a large stone falling from the slings of the crane upon his head and shoulders, Catherine Munro occupier; and from MI (Angus pre-1855 MI ed Mitchell): Wm Burnett accidentally killed at Tain 7.7.1863 36, fa Alex 13.1.1838 36, uncle Geo Burnett 9.6.1856 50, two chn d inf, da Nancy 6.3.1886, 23, da Jessie 8.7.1891 3 5, w Margt Sith 3.7.1909 76.
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: He is commemorated on the headstone erected on 7 July 1863 at Forfar Cemetery #49, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. Inscription reads Wm Burnett accidentally killed at Tain 7.7.1863 36, fa Alex 13.1.1838 36, uncle Geo Burnett 9.6.1856 50, two chn d inf, da Nancy 6.3.1886, 23, da Jessie 8.7.1891 3 5, w Margt Smith 3.7.1909 76.1

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841William Burnet was listed in the 1841 census at South Loan, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. Janet Burnett, 40, Angus; William Burnett, 15, handloom weaver, Angus.
Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed in the 1851 census at South Street, Forfar, Forfarshire, Scotland. William Burnett, 23, stone mason, Forfar; Janet Burnet, head, wid, 47, winder of linen yarn, Forfar.
Last Edited: 9 Jul 2010

Parents:

Father*: Alexander Burnet b. 14 Oct 1799, d. 13 Jan 1838
Mother*: Janet Mackie b. c 1804

Family:

Margaret Smith b. c 1833, d. 3 Jul 1909
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Margaret Smith on 7 September 1851 at Forfar, Angus, Scotland.

Children:

Jess Mackie Burnet b. 28 Jul 1855, d. 8 Jul 1891
Alexander Burnet b. 23 Nov 1857
Alexander Burnet b. 18 Feb 1861
Agnes Stewart Burnet b. 23 Mar 1863, d. 6 Mar 1886

Citations

  1. [S42] Alison Mitchell ed. Monumental Inscriptions pre-1855 Angus Strathmore vol 1, Scottish Genealogy Society, Edinburgh, first ed (1979, reprint 1993 & 1996) 0 901061 20 4 from MI at Forfar Cemetery (Angus pre-1855 MI ed Mitchell).