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Gold ring which belonged to Jean Armour Burns

Introduction:
This plain gold band belonged to Robert Burns' wife, Jean Armour Burns and may have been her wedding ring.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:0198.257
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Metal, gold
Dimensions:
(Ring) - diameter: 20 mm; (box) - length: 33 mm: width: 28 mm: depth: 33 mm
What:
Ring, gold
Subject:
They had nine children, only three of whom survived into adulthood. After Robert Burns' death in 1796, Jean continued to live in the family home in Burns Street, Dumfries. She remained there until her own death in 1834.
Who:
Jean Armour Burns (1765 - 1834) (owner)
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) (belonged to his wife, Jean Armour Burns)
When:
c 1788 (? possible date of marriage)
Where:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries & Galloway
Background:
They had nine children, only three of whom survived into adulthood. After Robert Burns' death in 1796, Jean continued to live in the family home in Burns Street, Dumfries. She remained there until her own death in 1834.
Description:
Jean Armour was born in 1765, the daughter of a master mason of Mauchline. She first met Robert Burns at Mauchline in 1784, after his family had settled at Mossgiel, near to the town. The actual date of their marriage is not known.