Descendants of Thomas BURNETT of Preston under Scar


17. John BURNETT

John's first wife Margaret LUND apparently died as a result of complications during the birth of their first child; a son named John Lund BURNETT, who also died within days of his birth. Margaret was buried just four days before her infant son.

John married his second wife Mary METCALF three years later and they had eight children - all of whom survived to adulthood.


1841 census: HO107/1254/8, folio 8, p9
Mary BURNETT, 65, farmer, born Yks.
Hannah       do      40, born Yks.
Stephen       do      25, born Yks.
John            do        9, born Yks.
Though relationships were not given for 1841 census returns there is no doubt that the 9yr old John BURNETT was Mary BURNETT's grandson, the illegitimate son of her married daughter Mary ROBINSON who, with her husband John ROBINSON, was living just four dwellings further on in Preston at the time of this census.

1851 census: HO107/2379, folio 370, p15
Mary BURNETT, head, 76, wid, farmer's wife annuitant, Aysgarth
Hannah       do        dau, 51, unm, at home, Preston
Thomas       do        son, 45, lead miner, Preston
Thomas       do     grson, 14, lead miner, Preston--* son of Mary's son John BURNETT
[Living next door to her married daughter Mary ROBINSON and her family.]

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Mary, Dec 1852, Leyburn, 9d 323

24. Hannah BURNETT

1851 census: HO107/2379, folio 370, p15
With widowed mother at Preston - see notes for mother Mary METCALFE

26. Thomas BURNETT

1851 census: HO107/2379, folio 370, p15
With widowed mother at Preston - see notes for mother Mary METCALFE.

1871 census: RG10/4869, folio 40, p5
Thomas BURNETT, head, 65, unm, labourer, Preston
Hannah STOREY, serv, 68, wid, house keeper, Barningham

1881 census: RG11/4874, folio 39, p4
Preston Under Scar, Yorks
Thomas BURNETT, head, 75, unm, farmer of 5 acres, Preston
Hannah STOREY, serv, 78, wid, housekeeper, Barningham

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Thomas, Dec 1887, Leyburn, 9d 409, age 82

28. Stephen BURNETT

1841 census: HO107/1254/8, folio 8, p9
With his widowed mother and siblings in Preston under Scar - see notes for mother Mary METCALF.

1851 census: HO107/2379, folio 368, p10
Joseph REYNOLDSON, head, 64, unm, labourer, Bedale
Stephen BURNETT, lodg, 39, quarryman, Preston
Jane             do          wife, 49, West Burton
[On same page was Mary *Burnett* CALVERT, head, 68, wid, annuitant, Preston - with lodgers Christopher & Mary WILLIS]

It appears that Stephen and his wife Jane did not have any surviving children before Stephen himself died aged under 50yrs.

GRO Index of Deaths: BURNETT, Stephen, Mar 1861, Leyburn, 9d 337


Jane's husband Stephen BURNETT died in 1861 - they had been married eleven years and apparently had no surviving children. Jane was about ten years older than Stephen and may have been a widow when she married him – possibly with grown up children from her first marriage.

29. Jane BURNETT

1861 census: RG9/3671, folio 54, p7
Thwail Bridge, High Abbotside
Robert SUNTER. head, 47, farmer of 240 acres, Bainbridge
Jane            do      wife, 46, Preston**--- formerly STOREY, nee BURNETT
William TENNANT, visit, 47, mar, farmer, Forlands
William BURNET     visit, 27, mar, lead miner, Preston
Isabella        do          visit, 26, mar, Thornton Steward
Anthony BUMSKILL serv, 41, unm, carter, Cotterdale
Elizabeth BOLLAND serv, 16, unm, house servant, Leyburn Moor

The visitors William and Isabella BURNETT were newly married. William was Jane SUNTER's nephew, son of her brother William BURNETT. Jane's first husband Matthew STOREY died in 1842 and Jane married Robert SUNTER in 1848.