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Letter of Gilbert Burns to Mrs Robert Burns dated Grant's Braes 14th January 1822

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Letter of Gilbert Burns to Mrs Robert Burns dated Grant's Braes 14th January 1822 (page 1 of 3)

Introduction:
Gilbert takes the opportunity presented by a friend journeying to Dumfries to write to his sister in law. Page one brings her up to date with the welfare of Gilbert's children who reside locally James, Thomas and John, who are all well. He refers to his concern for the two Irishmen, these being his two sons who are living in Ireland at the time.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT736.14A
Project:
618:The Burns Manuscripts at Alloway
What:
Letter of Gilbert Burns to Mrs Robert Burns dated Grant's Braes 14th January 1822
Subject:
Gilbert Burns received ¶œ200 from his brother Robert to release him from debts incurred at Mossgiel in Mauchline in 1789. He married in 1791 and moved to Dinning in Nithsdale in 1798 for 2 years. By 1800 had moved to East Lothian as a farm manager and in 1804 became Factor at an Estate near Haddington and lived at a house called Grant's Braes. It was here that he died in 1827 having sired 11 children, five of whom died at a young age.
Who:
Gilbert Burns (1760-1827) (brother of Robert Burns)
Mrs Robert Burns (1765-1834) (wife of poet Robert Burns)
When:
14th January 1822 (when written)
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Gilbert Burns received ¶œ200 from his brother Robert to release him from debts incurred at Mossgiel in Mauchline in 1789. He married in 1791 and moved to Dinning in Nithsdale in 1798 for 2 years. By 1800 had moved to East Lothian as a farm manager and in 1804 became Factor at an Estate near Haddington and lived at a house called Grant's Braes. It was here that he died in 1827 having sired 11 children, five of whom died at a young age.
Description:
His son Gilbert lives in or near Dublin and gives less cause for concern, but his other son Robert lives in County Clare which apparently is in the proximity of the disturbances, is the one he is most worried about as he has not heard from them recently.