Person NameBurns; family; of Falkirk
ActivityThe Burns family of Falkirk originated in Bo’ness, West Lothian, where John Burns senior was a customs collector. His eldest son, John Burns, studied law at Edinburgh University and became a lawyer in Falkirk in the 1790s. This John Burns had several sons, one of whom also became a lawyer and another became a singer, studying in Italy, despite parental disapproval. John Burns was also one of the first elders of the Free Church in Falkirk.
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