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Re: Burns,Hawick.
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 30 November 11 20:43 GMT (UK) »
Researching the surname Burns in Hawick,
William Burns son of Alexander Burns and Agnes Jeffrey,married Agnes Crawford in 1836 at Lilliesleaf and had a tailors business at 30 High St,Hawick,
family living in Hawick from 1841 onward,
children,
Agnes born 1837 married Thomas Robison,1864.
Alexander born 1838,
James born 1841.
Helen born 1845 married John Mackenzie,1863.
Catherine Bunyan Burns born 1846 died 1919.
John  born 1849.married Catherine Blackwood Couper 1873.
Margaret born 1851 married Alexander Glen,1883.
William born 1853,
Thomas born 1855 married Jane Bruce,1893,
Walter born 1857,married Isabella Hendry Drummond,1881.
Robert born 1860,married Margaret Clark Ker,1884.
George born 1863,died infancy.
Georgina Jeffrey Burns born 1865.

William Burns died 1887 age 73yrs,
Agnes Burns,ms Crawford died 1891 age 71yrs.
Both at 30 High St,Hawick

I have census entries,
Does anyone have a Burns from Hawick in their family tree?

Amanda.

This was really exciting to come across as this family tree is my great grandparents. My grandparents were Walter and Isabella Hendry Drummond.  He died in 1923 and she died in 1945. They have only two grandchildren left, my sister and me, a male cousin died in May of this year in Canada.  It would be interesting to know if there are any other descendants of Walter and Isabella alive apart from my 2 children, a niece and my cousin's son in Canada.
Walter, at one point was a farmer in Denholm and was known locally as 'The Prince of Wales' as he was a snappy dresser.

I have a few family photos.

Apparently the family can be traced back to Sir Walter Scott through the Drummond family.

Thank you for all the dates, these I didn't have.

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Re: Burns,Hawick.
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 01 December 11 00:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bingy, great to hear from you, exciting that you have relatives in Canada as that is where I live, my connection to the Burns family is through Agnes Crawford who married William Burns at Lilliesleaf in 1836,
I will look through my Burns file and see what else I can send you, which of Walter & Isabella's Burns children are you descended from?

Cheers
Amanda.
Robson,Hawick.
Dodds,Hawick
Huggan,Hawick.
Burns,Hawick.
Brash,Hawick.
Crawford,Lilliesleaf.
Hislop,Lilliesleaf.
Pollock,Roxburghshire.
Whillans,Wheelans,Scotland.
Kennedy,Ancrum.

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Re: Burns,Hawick.
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 01 December 11 01:05 GMT (UK) »
Burns headstone in  Wellogate Cemetery, Hawick,Scotland.
Robson,Hawick.
Dodds,Hawick
Huggan,Hawick.
Burns,Hawick.
Brash,Hawick.
Crawford,Lilliesleaf.
Hislop,Lilliesleaf.
Pollock,Roxburghshire.
Whillans,Wheelans,Scotland.
Kennedy,Ancrum.

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Re: Burns,Hawick.
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 01 December 11 09:03 GMT (UK) »

Hi Amanda

My cousin lived in Guelph but sadly I never mer him.  He has a widow and a son of about 21 years of age.

His father was Walter Burns, my father was Alexander.  They were both sons of Walter and Isabella.  I think there were about 13 siblings though not all grew up.  One was a doctor who died in Mesopotamia in the first World War from TB.  The last one to die was Rober who died in the Isle of Man in about 1973.  He was unmarried.  I knew none of them.

Good to hear from you, we are obviously some kind of cousin 96 removed!!!
Hi Bingy, great to hear from you, exciting that you have relatives in Canada as that is where I live, my connection to the Burns family is through Agnes Crawford who married William Burns at Lilliesleaf in 1836,
I will look through my Burns file and see what else I can send you, which of Walter & Isabella's Burns children are you descended from?

Cheers
Amanda.

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Re: Burns,Hawick.
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 01 December 11 17:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bingy,

Guelph is approx 1.5 hours from my home, do you know when Walter came to Canada?

At the moment I have 11 children for Walter and Isabella, could be more, do you have their 1911 Census entry?
Dau, Annie Hamilton Burns born 1882,
Dau, Agnes Crawford Burns born 1883 died 1888,
Son ,William born 1885 died 1887,
Dau, Isabella Hendry Burns born 1887 died infancy,
Son, George Drummond Burns born 1888,died 1891,
Dau, Isabella Hendry Drummond Burns born 1890,married Reginald Hunter 1916,died 1936.
Son, Walter Glendinning Burns born 1893,
Son, John Crawford Burns born 1895 died 1929,
Son Archibald Hamilton Burns born 1898,married Olive Marion Roxburgh,died 1947.
Son Alexander Burns born 1901,
Son Robert Burns born approx 1903

I am not sure which son died WW1, John was a doctor,he died in Aberdeen in Feb 1929,his usual address  was in Inverness, the informant was his brother Alexander Burns,

Also in my Hislop tree I have Jessie Hamilton Drummond married to William Hislop of Lilliesleaf, I believe Jessie is a sister of your Isabella, Jessie  was a witness at their wedding,

Do you know when the family moved from Denholm Mill?

I have Walter & Isabella's marriage cert if you need it,
yes we are very distant cousins, haven't worked it out yet, there are also Burns descendants in Australia, are you in Scotland?
Amanda.
Robson,Hawick.
Dodds,Hawick
Huggan,Hawick.
Burns,Hawick.
Brash,Hawick.
Crawford,Lilliesleaf.
Hislop,Lilliesleaf.
Pollock,Roxburghshire.
Whillans,Wheelans,Scotland.
Kennedy,Ancrum.

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Re: Burns,Hawick.
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 14 April 12 10:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Burns cousins
I've been looking into what happened to the siblings of my great-grandfather Alexander Burns born 1879(son of Alexander born 1840 Ancrum).
I have found that his oldest brother John B B and wife died in 1919 (maybe flu?) and wondered what happened to their children. Second brother James and family emigrated to Iowa. Sister Margaret drowned age 4. Can anyone confirm or add to this info? Also I don't know much about his younger brother Thomas B.


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Re: Burns,Hawick.
« Reply #24 on: Monday 16 April 12 15:15 BST (UK) »
Hi there, will check my notes this week for your branch,
Regards
Amanda.
Robson,Hawick.
Dodds,Hawick
Huggan,Hawick.
Burns,Hawick.
Brash,Hawick.
Crawford,Lilliesleaf.
Hislop,Lilliesleaf.
Pollock,Roxburghshire.
Whillans,Wheelans,Scotland.
Kennedy,Ancrum.

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Re: Burns,Hawick.
« Reply #25 on: Monday 23 April 12 19:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Burns cousins
I've been looking into what happened to the siblings of my great-grandfather Alexander Burns born 1879(son of Alexander born 1840 Ancrum).
I have found that his oldest brother John B B and wife died in 1919 (maybe flu?) and wondered what happened to their children. Second brother James and family emigrated to Iowa. Sister Margaret drowned age 4. Can anyone confirm or add to this info? Also I don't know much about his younger brother Thomas B.


Will try to sort all these Burns out;

John B Burns born 1873 married Margaret Swanston 1905,living in Hawick in 1911 with dau Margaret born 1905,& twin boys Alexander and John born 1909, John Burns died Nov 1919,widower of Margaret Swanston, I didn't find a death for Margaret in Hawick,cause of death for John was cancer of neck, informant Thomas B Burns,brother,

more later.
Sandra on this thread is connected to this branch.
Robson,Hawick.
Dodds,Hawick
Huggan,Hawick.
Burns,Hawick.
Brash,Hawick.
Crawford,Lilliesleaf.
Hislop,Lilliesleaf.
Pollock,Roxburghshire.
Whillans,Wheelans,Scotland.
Kennedy,Ancrum.

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Re: Burns,Hawick.
« Reply #26 on: Monday 23 April 12 20:06 BST (UK) »
You mentioned brother James going to Iowa,

I didn't find his marriage yet but is this James living in Hawick in 1911 with his wife Betsy,children-Alexander,Lily & Marjorie?
do you know which year he left Hawick?

noticed my mistake, Sandra(Hawickborn) is connected to the branch of Thomas Bell Burns born 1880 married to Agnes Maxwell,they also had a son Alexander born 1907.
you already mentioned Margaret died age 4yrs,

Can you help with the family of Alexander Burns and Lizzie Borthwick,where were they living in 1911,I don't see them in Hawick.
Did you notice earlier in the thread the post from Mondeo who is connected to their son Thomas Bell Burns born 1907,
not sure which of these may be Alexander & Lizzie's children, Alexander born 1900, James Borthwick Burns born 1901, Bessie Bell Burns born 1906, Lizzie Borthwick Burns born 1908, I know their is William Bruce Burns born app 1911,married Jane P Bouglas,

thanks for anything you can add,
Regards,
Amanda.
Robson,Hawick.
Dodds,Hawick
Huggan,Hawick.
Burns,Hawick.
Brash,Hawick.
Crawford,Lilliesleaf.
Hislop,Lilliesleaf.
Pollock,Roxburghshire.
Whillans,Wheelans,Scotland.
Kennedy,Ancrum.