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Rev. Dr. John Burns, DD

Male 1744 - 1839


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  • Name John Burns 
    Prefix Rev. Dr. 
    Suffix DD 
    Born 13 Feb 1743/44  Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 February 1839 
    Person ID I11942  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2017 

    Father John (of Stirth) Burn,   b. Bef 1741,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Janet (of Risk) Young,   b. Bef 1741,   d. 1749  (Age ~ 8 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1740/41  St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Stevenson,   b. Bef 1775,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1775 
    Children 
     1. James Burns, JP, DL,   b. 9 Jun 1789, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1861  (Age 72 years)
     2. Sir George (1st Bt of Wemyss Bay) Burns,   b. 10 Dec 1795, Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1890  (Age 94 years)
     3. John Burns, MD, FRCS,   b. 1775,   d. 1850  (Age 75 years)
     4. Allan Burns
     5. Robert Burns
     6. Elizabeth Burns
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F7643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Minister at the Barony, Glasgow, for 69 years.
      Started the first Sunday School
      John Burns, Barony parifh Church, 2d flat New Caftlepens land caft fide High-ftreet

      In 1744, there was born to John Burn and Janet,
      his wife, an only child, who afterwards became Dr.
      Burns of the Barony Church, and the father of
      George Burns.

      In course of time John Burn sold the property
      of Corntown in the county of Stirling \emdash which had
      been long in the family, Thomas Burne having
      held it in 1538, by Crown Charter \emdash and came to
      reside in Glasgow, probably in 1767, one of the
      dates on which his covenant is " recognized."
      Here he wrote an English Grammar, which bore his
      name and was highly popular as a school-book in
      the West of Scotland. He was also the author
      of a good English Dictionary, and of several other
      educational works of considerahle repute in their
      day. On October the 20th, 1768, he was admitted
      Burgess and Guild Brother of Glasgow, and on
      September 1, 1781, Burgess of Kilmarnock. In
      both the burgess tickets he is described as "John
      Burn." Some years prior to the date of this latter
      document, however, viz., in 1774, his son was
      ''created a free Burgess of the Burgh of Paisley,"
      and his name is inserted therein as John Burns.