Burness - KCD Benholm. Robert Burness married Betty LAW born in Fetteresso, in Benholm on 26.11.1791. Three sons were John 1794, James 1796 and William 1798 (married Isobel SHERRET).
John b. 1794 married Christian MARSHALL and then on 27.7.1855 at Ellsmore, St Cyrus, Catherine DONALDSON, daughter of William Donaldson and Helen BLUES of St Cyrus.
Catherine already had a son born to her and James WALKER.
Sons born to John and Catherine were George Silver 1856 (married Christina BELL) and James Murray 1859.
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James Murray Burness married on 14.12.1883 in Dalkeith, Janet THOMSON daughter of David Thomson and Margaret DOBIE.
James and Janetís children were Alfred West (Lewis) 1884, Kate (Sissie) 1886, Jessie Murray 1888, Ida 1890, Grace Brunton 28.7.1891 Leena 1893, Madge 1895 and James 1897 - 1898. James died at the early age of 41 in 1900 and shortly afterwards Kate was killed in an accident. In 1905 Janet and the girls went to Durban, South Africa. Jessie married Sam WATSON in 1879, Leena married James COOPER (Yorkshire family) and Grace married on 8.10.1908 James Macadam SKINNER.