William Burnett

???? - 1839

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation with Catherine Forbes (q.v.) for Lloyds and Mt Sinai estates in St David Jamaica as 'Assignees of a mortgage or beneficially interested under an agreement from the mortgagee £11888 11s 2d'. Probably but not certainly the awardees were William Burnett (1762-c.1839), son of Sir Thomas Burnett 6th baronet of Leys and Lady Katherine Ramsay, and his sister Catherine Burnett who married Alexander Forbes 1785.

  1. Will of William Burnett, Lieutenant General in Her Majesty's Army, Colonel of Her Majesty's Army, of Banchory Lodge Kincardineshire was proved 08/07/1839. In the will, he identified his 'sister German' as Mrs Catherine Forbes of Schivas: he left his estate to his niece Margaret Ramsay, after a number of monetary legacies amounting to several thousand pounds provided in a Memorandum or codicil (which identified his brother as Sir Rob Burnett). Margaret Ramsay having died in William Burnett's lifetime, the property passed to her son Thomas Ramsay a minor. The William Burnett of Crathes Castle Kincardineshire whose will was proved 16/06/1840 was the nephew of Lt-Gen William Burnett. There is a tower as a memorial to General William Burnett, Scolty Tower near Banchory. According to an unsourced website, William Burnett was the brother of Robert Burnett of Leys, 7th Baronet of Crathes; he built Banchory Lodge incorporating the old Coble Inn in the early 1800s. He died unmarried in 1839.


T71/866 St David claim nos. 100, 101 and 115. Robert Taylor was the original claimant 'entitled by arrangement and agreement with Joseph Delpratt'.

  1. PROB 11/1913 and PROB 11/1928. http://www.banchorylodge.co.uk/index.php?page=history [accessed 15/10/2012].

Further Information


Associated Claims (3)

£340 17S 8D
£4,340 16S 0D
£3,215 18S 7D

Legacies Summary

Physical (1)

Country house
Banchory Lodge [Built] 
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In the early 1800s, William Burnett incorporated the old Coble Inn into a new mansion house which he named Banchory...

Relationships (1)

Brother → Sister

Addresses (1)

Banchory Lodge, Dee Street, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland