Burnetts and Book information
June Baldwin Bork website is The resource for the "Burnetts and Their Connections" - Volumes 1, 2 and 3.
"These copyrighted, genealogical tomes were researched and written by June Baldwin Bork, comprising three volumes totaling over 2100 pages. There are names, places, dates and a wealth of information in these books that do not appear anywhere else in any database on or off the internet. If you are researching Burnetts and thousands of other names, nowhere will you find what you require unless you pick up and read one of these books!"
Volume One, began in 1971 and published in 1989, discusses in detail branches of a Burnett family from 1610 John Burnett and Lucretia Johnston forward six generations. This work includes genealogies, complete wills, abstracts of wills, abstracts of courthouse deeds, inventories of estates, copies of signatures, views of marriage bonds and parental consents etc. It also has many notes. Condensed from 1500 pages, this 810 page work also comes with a full name index. It is a loose leaf, notebook bound, self publication. Reg. TX 2690893
Volume Two, published in 1993, describes new Burnett genealogical lines including the North and South Carolina Burnetts. This work also includes many before un-seen Burnett wills, will abstracts, inventories of estates, deeds from courthouse records, copies of signatures, copies of marriage bonds and parental consents, etc., plus many notes. Corrections and additions to Volume One are also included. It is a loose leaf, notebook bound, self publication. 702 page. Reg. TX 3658723
Volume Three, also published in 1993, supplements the previous Volumes with an additional generation of Burnetts and has many illustrated pictures. As with the other two Volumes, it also includes genealogies, copies of wills from Burnett families including will abstracts, inventories of estates, courthouse deeds and abstracts of them, copies of signatures, marriage bonds and parental consent copies, etc., and of course many notes. It also includes corrections to Volume One. It is a loose leaf, notebook bound, self publication, 721 pages. Reg TX 3658724
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John Burnett of Aberdeen

The Burnetts and Their Connections (Volume One) tells about the first Burnett who came to the American Colonies in 1638.

John Burnett was christened 25th of December 1610 at St. Nicholas Church in Aberdeen, Scotland and died February 1686 in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia, age 76. He was the son of Thomas Burnet and Margaret Johnston and Thomas was son of John Burnet and Isabel Burnet, all of Aberdeen..

On the 13th of March, in the year 1638, King Charles I granted a Charter to John Burnett, a Commission To Trade In Virginia, to wit: “Warrant from the King to the Governor of Virginia or other officers whom it may concern for JOHN BURNETT of ABERDEEN the SOLE MERCHANT OF OUR KINGDOM OF SCOTLAND that hath supplied the plantations of Virginia and become our tenant there and his factors to have free commerce and traffic between Scotland and Virginia upon paying the usual customs and entering into bond to unlade [unload ship] anywhere other than in the ports of Scotland.”

So, John Burnett was a Merchant of Aberdeen and had previously supplied the plantations of Virginia with goods from Scotland and England and on the return trips, carried cargoes of tobacco to Great Britain. The wording of the above warrant suggests that King Charles I, trusted John Burnett to stand with him as “His Tenant and Sole [only] Merchant to the American Colonies. What an honor! John Burnett loved the king and named a son after him. John also named a son THOMAS after his father and another son was named JOHN (II) after his grandfather..

The Johnstons of Aberdeen were a family of wealth and influence and was greatly connected to the Burnetts. Not only was John Burnett’s mother a Johnston, but he was married to Lucretia Johnston. Lucretia was christened in St. Nicholas Church on 22 March 1629 and died Oct 1709 in Essex County, Virginia and named her second son, Thomas as her heir. Among items listed in her estate inventory was yardage of “Fine Scotch Linen” and various types of gowns, including a “riding gown, a tamine gown and a head-dress with yellow lace and a yellow top knot on it.” She bequeathed the latter to her daughter-in-law, Amy Gatewood Burnett. Her son John II owned a violin.

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