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Paternal Ancestors of Robert Burns
Descendants of Walter Burness
Generation No. 1
WALTER BURNESS was born Abt. 1625, and died November 1670 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire.
Child of WALTER BURNESS is:
Generation No. 2
JAMES BURNESS was born Abt. 1656 in Glenbervie, and died 23 January, 1743 in Glenbervie. He married MARGARET FOLCONER. 4 sons also 1 or 2 daughters
Children of JAMES BURNESS and MARGARET FOLCONER are:
Generation No. 3
ROBERT BURNESS was born Abt. 1700 in Glenbervie. He married ISABELLA KEITH. 4 sons and 4 daughters
Children of ROBERT BURNESS and ISABELLA KEITH are:
Generation No. 4
WILLIAM BURNESS was born 11 November, 1721 in Glenbervie, Kincardineshire, and died 13 February, 1784 in Lochlie, Tarbolton. He married AGNES BROWN 15 December, 1757 in Ayr, daughter of GILBERT BROWN and AGNES RAINIE. 1750, Moved to Ayrshire where worked as gardiner to the Laird of Fairlie in Dundonald Bet. 1752 - 1754, Gardener near Maybole 1754, Gardener to John Crawford at Doonside near Alloway. 1786, Head gardener to William Ferguson at Doonholm. 4 sons and 3 daughters May 1766, Moved to Mount Oliphant as tenant farmer. 1777, Moved to Lochlea in Tarbolton (7 year lease)
Children of WILLIAM BURNESS and AGNES BROWN are:
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