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Engraving of Jean Armour Burns - widow of Robert Burns

Introduction:
Robert Burns, Scotland's National Poet was born in Alloway, Ayr on 25th. Jan. 1759 son of a market gardener. When a working farmer in Mauchline in 1788, he married Jean Armour and had 9 children of whom only 3 survived into adulthood.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT627
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
18cm x 13cm
Subject:
Robert Burns met Jean Armour in 1785 but was rejected as a son-in-law by her father in 1786. After achieving fame Burns is accepted by the Armour family and sets up home in Mauchline in 1788 with Jean as his wife. Not long after they move to Ellisland farm near Dumfries.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns (wife of poet)
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
1828
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Robert Burns met Jean Armour in 1785 but was rejected as a son-in-law by her father in 1786. After achieving fame Burns is accepted by the Armour family and sets up home in Mauchline in 1788 with Jean as his wife. Not long after they move to Ellisland farm near Dumfries.
Description:
This engraving is of Jean Armour (1765-1834) the wife of Robert Burns sketched during her widowhood after the poet died in 1796. Jean survived her husband by almost 40 years living in Dumfries.