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Nursing Chair used in Burns Cottage by the Poets mother

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Nursing Chair used by Agnes Burnes mother of Robert Burns

Introduction:
Robert Burns (1759-96) Scotland's National poet was born in a small thatched cottage in Alloway, Ayrshire, the son of a market gardener who feued 7 acres locally. During a short period the farmer poet composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease aged only 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT14
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Wood
What:
Nursing Chair used in Burns Cottage by the Poets mother
Subject:
The chair is now on display in the Poet's birthplace at Burns Cottage, Alloway. It was lent by the Trustees of the late Sir William F. Stuart Menteth of Closeburn.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
Agnes Burnes (mother of the poet)
When:
Late 1750's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The chair is now on display in the Poet's birthplace at Burns Cottage, Alloway. It was lent by the Trustees of the late Sir William F. Stuart Menteth of Closeburn.
Description:
The nursing chair was used by the Poet's mother Agnes Burnes and in the cottage she would have nursed her first four children. It was later used when the family moved to nearby Mount Oliphant Farm where the other 3 of her children were born.