Thomas Burnett Jr.


Thomas Burnett, Jr. is my 9th great-grandfather and a father of Priscilla Burnett, he is also the son of  Dr. Thomas Alexander Burnett, Sr., of Braintree, Essex, England, (Thomas, Sr. received his M.A. degree from Cambridge University.) and Jane Foys of London, England. Thomas, Jr. is also the grandson of Alexander Burnett, 11th Laird of Leys and Katherine Arbuthnot and a great-great grandson of Alexander Burnett, 9th Laird of Leys and Lady Janet Hamilton of the (House of Hamilton). Thomas Burnett Jr. died in Riverhead, Suffolk, Long Island in 1684. He left a will that mentioned the names of his children and one of them is my 8th great-grandmother, Priscilla Burnett.

Translation of the will of Thomas Burnett Jr. of Southampton, Long Island

The Genealogy of Thomas Burnett Jr in ”The family of the Burnett of Leys, with Collateral Branches” by: George Burnett, LL.D., Lyon King of Arms

And the later generation including my 8th great-grandmother Priscilla Burnett and her husband Samuel Fithian Sr.

Also her great-grandparents Alexander Burnett, 11th Laird of Leys and Katherine Arbuthnot is also mentioned in Burke’s Peerage of Great Britain

(Official genealogy of the British Monarch of the United Kingdom)

The House of Burnett and The House of Hamilton and their royal genealogical connection to the British and Scottish monarch.