David's Scottish Ancestry

Modified Register for James Burns

I have either confirmed or found new information through the LDS site recods and also Ancestry.com. The information from the Scots Ancestry report is included as well as all the information I found to confirm or new below.

Below on the map is the general locations of where our Burn's were born, lived and died. by clicking on it will bring up a larger (maybe slightly blurred) for closer view.



1. James Burns -313 was born about 1778 in , Ayr, Scotland. He died before 1851 in <Kirkoswald, Ayr, Scotland>.

It is said that the family is tied into Robert Burns (the poet) lineage but missing is at least one generation if not 2 or more to make the connection if at all ever possible; is it not true that everyone with the name 'Burns" is told that their line is that same as that of the dear poet? At one time or another on is told that family tradition is... Researching Robert Burns' lineage has not help to prove or disprove this statement.

On the 1841 census is found:
    Civil parish: Kirkoswald
    County: Ayrshire
    Address: Culzean Demerney
    Parish Number: 601

    NameAge Estimated birth year Gender Where born Occupation
    James Burry 50abt 1791 MaleAyrshire, ScotlandM S 
    Sebina Burry 50abt 1791FemaleAyrshire, Scotland  
    Elisabeth Wilson 25abt 1816FemaleAyrshire, Scotland  
    Sebina Wilson 4abt 1837 Female Ayrshire, Scotland  


The Scots Ancestry interperted it as:
    Kirkoswald - Address: Culzean Demesne
    James Burns, aged 50; male servant, born in the county of Ayr.;
    Sebina, 50, born in the county of yr;
    Jane, aged 20, born in the county of Ayr;
    Ann aged 15, born in the county of Ayr.


James married (MRIN:4602) Sabina McQualter -314, daughter of David Mc Qualter or Mc Walter -326 and Margaret Mc Illwraith/Mc Illwrath -327 (MRIN:4636). Sabina was born about 1778 in Kirkmichael, Ayr, Scotland. She died 14 Sep 1860 in Kirkoswald, Ayr, Scotland.

Sabbina (sic) McQualter or Burns, was then found to have died on the 14th September 1860 at Kirkoswald, Ayrshires. According to her death entry, she was then aged 82 widow of a land steward, and the daughter of David McQualter, land steward, and Margaret McIlwraith, both deceased. The information for this entry w as given (to the registar) by her daughter, Ann Burns."

Scotland Census Schedules, ED: 5; Page: 5; Line: 7; Roll: 594; 30/31 Mar 1851.
Parish Number: 601
Civil parish: Kirkoswald
County: Ayrshire
Address: Burnside ED: 5 Page: 7
Household schedule number: 19 Line: 4 Roll: CSSCT1851_134

NameAgeEstimated birth yearRelationshipGenderWhere bornOccupation:
Sibbina Burns73abt 1778HeadFemaleKirkmichael, AyrshireFormerly House Maid
Jean Burns41abt 1810 DaughterFemaleAyr, AyrshireDress Maker
Ann Burns31abt 1820DaughterFemaleStraiton, AyrshireFormerly House Servant


Parish: Kirkoswald; ED: 10; Page: 6; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1861_87; Year: 1861
Registration Number: 601
Registration district: Kirkoswald
Civil parish: Kirkoswald
County: Ayrshire
Address: 23

Name Age Estimated Birth Year Relationship Gender Where born Occupation:
Jean Burns52abt 1809Head Female Ayr, AyrshireDressmaker
Ann Burns41abt 1820Sister Female Straiton, AyrshireMuslin Sewing


The Old parochial registers of Straiton and Ayr were searched for the births of children...
    In Ayr - Jean born 4th baptised 7.6.1807 - -
    In Straiton - 1811 John, lawfull son of James Burns and Sibby (sic) McQualter at Slatehouse was born 8th Augst, 1809
    ALSO Anne born 14.11.1816, Robert born 14.2.1819
    Robert born 14.2.1819."

They had the following children:

    2 M i. Hugh Gavin Park Burns-320 was born18 Jun 1803 and was christened 23 Jun 1803 in Dailly, Ayr, Scotland.

    BURNS, Hugh Gavin Park Christening Gender: Male Birth Date: 18 Jun 1803 Christening Date: 23 Jun 1803 Recorded in: Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland Father: James BURNS Mother: Sibbald_ MCWAKER

    3 F ii. Mary Burns-315 was born 23 Mar 1805 and was christened 24 Mar 1805 in Dailly, Ayr, Scotland.

    BURNS, Mary Christening Gender: Female Birth Date: 23 Mar 1805 Christening Date: 24 Mar 1805 Recorded in: Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland Father: James BURNS Mother: Sibbald_ MCWATER

    4 F iii. Jean Burns-316 was born 4 Jun 1807 in Ayr, Ayr, Scotland and was christened 7 Jun 1807 in Ayr, Ayr, Scotland.

    JEAN BURNS Birth: 04 JUN 1807 Christening: 07 JUN 1807 Ayr, Ayr, Scotland Father: JAMES BURNS Mother: SIBBY MCQUATER

    5 F iv. Anne Burns-318 was born 14 Nov 1816 in Straiton, Ayr, Scotland.

    ANNE BURNS Birth: 14 NOV 1816 Straiton, Ayr, Scotland Parents: Father: JAMES BURNS Mother: SIBBEY QUALTER

    6 M v. David Burns -306 was born 2 Sep 1808 and died 7 Aug 1884.

    BURNS, David Christening Gender: Male Birth Date: 2 Sep 1808 Christening Date: 6 Sep 1808 Recorded in: Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland Father: James BURNS Mother: Sibby MCQUACKER

    7 M vi. John Burns-317 was born 8 Aug 1809 in Straiton, Ayr, Scotland.

    John Burns Gender: Male Birth Date: 8 Aug 1809 Birthplace: , Straiton, Ayr, Scotland Recorded in: Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland Father: James BURNS Mother: Sibby MCQUALTER

    8 M vii. Robert Burns-319 was born 15 Feb 1819 in Straiton, Ayr, Scotland.

    BURNS, Robert Christening Gender: Male Birth Date: 15 Feb 1819 Birthplace: Straiton, Ayr, Scotland Recorded in:Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland Father: James BURNS Mother: Sibbey MCQUATER

Generated from Personal Ancestral file - 17 Oct 2012

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