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Sir Thomas Burnett of Leys, 1st Baronet was born circa 1590 to Alexander Burnett of Leys (c1574-1619) and Katharine Gordon of Lesmoir (c1570-c1620) and died 27 June 1653 of unspecified causes. He married Margaret Douglas of Glenbervie (c1580-c1620) circa 1615 . He married Jane Moncreiffe (c1590-) circa 1621 .


The eldest surviving son of Alexander Burnett of Leys and Katherine, eldest daughter of Alexander Gordon of Lesmoir, "Thomas Burnaetus de Leyes" appears in the records of King's College, Aberdeen and Aberdeen University, as a student who matriculated in 1603. He went on to have a distinguished public career, and in 1620 he was knighted. He was one of the earliest recipients of the dignity of Baronet of Nova Scotia, his patent dated at Holyrood Palace on 21 April 1626.

Siblings


Offspring of Alexander Burnett and Katherine Gordon of Lesmoir (-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Burnett, 1st Bt of Leys (c1590-1653) 1590 27 June 1653 Margaret Douglas of Glenbervie (c1580-c1620)
Jane Moncreiffe (c1590-)

James Burnett
Robert Burnet, Lord Crimond
Helen Burnet
Barbara Burnet
Janet Burnet1



Children


Offspring of Thomas Burnett, 1st Bt and Margaret Douglas of Glenbervie (c1580-c1620)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Catherine Burnett (c1609-aft1652) 1609 Robert Gordon (1609-1681)

Alexander Burnett (c1611-1648) 1608 1648 Jean or Jane Arbuthnot (1618-1700)

Robert Burnett (-1670)
Jean Burnett (c1612-)

Offspring of Thomas Burnett, 1st Bt and Jane Moncreiffe (c1590-)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Burnett (c1622-)

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Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
₪ Wedding
  • They had two sons and two daughters,
2 Wedding 2
  • Contract dated 9 August 1621. They had three sons and four daughters.
¢2 Children 2
  • Elizabeth married ". first Sir Robert Douglas of Tilliwhilly. Married second Fullerton of Kinnaber." (kittybrewster)




Contributors

  Robin Patterson

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