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Scottish Clan Research an Events

Posted: 7 Dec 2001 4:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burnett
Dear All:

The purpose of this message board is to provide information
on the Scottish Clan. Surname Research should still be
posted on the Surname message board or mailing list.
The Clan mailing list and message boards are gatewayed
together so this message will be relayed over to the mailing
list This Clan board and mailing list are intended to cover
subjects that would normally be considered off topic in the
surnames.

We used the list from the “Great Hall of the
Clans” as our guide to the Clan list. The Lord Lyon has
referenced this site from their site so it has some degree
of acceptance from an official source. That was also the
guide to the spellings of the Clan name.

The Clan mailing list and Clan message boards are
for anyone with a genealogical or historical interest
in the Scottish Clan and their Septs. Acceptable Topics
include searches for Clan ancestors; discussions
of Clan history, culture, food, language, coats of arms,
tartans, and major events that changed the course of
the Clan.
Current events such as the main Clan gathering,
rebuilding of the Clan Castle, news from archives or
museums; and notices of Clan gatherings and meetings
from the official regional and international Clan
Associations are also encouraged.

I’ve suggested some threads so you can easily post directly
under that thread for easy follow-up. Please feel free to add
others

These threads include:
A: Admin /General
B: History
C: Associations notices
D: Tartans
E: Coats of Arms
F: Heraldry
G: Castles ( sub threads)
H: Culture items
I: Chieftain Notices
J: Clan Gathering or meetings
K: Archives or Museums with Clan Info


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John A Hansen
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their patience and assistance in getting this all
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Re: Scottish Clan Burnett Short History

Posted: 26 Aug 2007 5:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burnett
Burnett Clan

Burnett Crest: A hand with knife pruning a vine tree.

Burnett Clan Motto: Virescit Vulnere Virtus (Courage flourishes at a wound).

Burnett Clan History:
Although the family claims Norman descent, there is also thought to be a connection with the Saxon family of Burnard who held large estates in England. A Roger Burnard made grants to the monks at Melrose c.1200, and in the early 13th century, Randulph Burnard granted fuel to the Bishop of Glasgow and his successors for a house at Ancrum in Roxburghshire.

Patrick Burnard held lands in Berwickshire in 1250, and during the reign of Robert I, Alexander Barnard or Burnett received charters for lands in the forest of Drum in Kincardine. This Alexander was a staunch supporter of Robert the Bruce who gifted him an ancient ivory horn which can be seen today in the hall at Crathes Castle.

For the first 250 years of their tenure, the Burnett family lived in a crannog, a lake dwelling on Banchory Loch, otherwise known as the Loch of the Leys, now drained. By the 16th century, they had prospered significantly and were sufficiently established in the region to build the castellated L-plan Crathes Castle which exists today. It was acquired by the National Trust for Scotland in 1951.

In the 17th century, Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys was a passionate supporter of the National Covenant and accompanied the 1st Marquis of Montrose on his march on Aberdeen. Sir Thomas's son, a Commissioner in the first Scottish Parliament, was bitterly opposed to the Act of Union

The 7th Baronet of Leys fought with the Royal Scots Regiment during the American Wars and taken prisoner in 1777 at Saratoga. During the Second World War, the 13th Baronet, Major General Sir James Burnett of Leys, was awarded the DSO twice, became a Companion of the Order of the Bath, and was decorated with the Legion d'Honeur by France.

The Burnets of Barns who gave their name to Burnetland in the parish of Broughton, in Lanarkshire, claimed descent from Robertius de Burneville who was alive in the reign of David I.

James Burnett, Lord Monboddo (1714-99). Scottish Lord of Session and well-known eccentric. He wrote The Origin and Progress of Language in which he explored the relationship between men and monkeys.

Re: Scottish Clan Burnett Short History

Posted: 26 Aug 2007 5:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Burnett
Burnett Clan

Burnett Crest: A hand with knife pruning a vine tree.

Burnett Clan Motto: Virescit Vulnere Virtus (Courage flourishes at a wound).

Burnett Clan History:
Although the family claims Norman descent, there is also thought to be a connection with the Saxon family of Burnard who held large estates in England. A Roger Burnard made grants to the monks at Melrose c.1200, and in the early 13th century, Randulph Burnard granted fuel to the Bishop of Glasgow and his successors for a house at Ancrum in Roxburghshire.

Patrick Burnard held lands in Berwickshire in 1250, and during the reign of Robert I, Alexander Barnard or Burnett received charters for lands in the forest of Drum in Kincardine. This Alexander was a staunch supporter of Robert the Bruce who gifted him an ancient ivory horn which can be seen today in the hall at Crathes Castle.

For the first 250 years of their tenure, the Burnett family lived in a crannog, a lake dwelling on Banchory Loch, otherwise known as the Loch of the Leys, now drained. By the 16th century, they had prospered significantly and were sufficiently established in the region to build the castellated L-plan Crathes Castle which exists today. It was acquired by the National Trust for Scotland in 1951.

In the 17th century, Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys was a passionate supporter of the National Covenant and accompanied the 1st Marquis of Montrose on his march on Aberdeen. Sir Thomas's son, a Commissioner in the first Scottish Parliament, was bitterly opposed to the Act of Union

The 7th Baronet of Leys fought with the Royal Scots Regiment during the American Wars and taken prisoner in 1777 at Saratoga. During the Second World War, the 13th Baronet, Major General Sir James Burnett of Leys, was awarded the DSO twice, became a Companion of the Order of the Bath, and was decorated with the Legion d'Honeur by France.

The Burnets of Barns who gave their name to Burnetland in the parish of Broughton, in Lanarkshire, claimed descent from Robertius de Burneville who was alive in the reign of David I.

James Burnett, Lord Monboddo (1714-99). Scottish Lord of Session and well-known eccentric. He wrote The Origin and Progress of Language in which he explored the relationship between men and monkeys.

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