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Silver Watch that belonged to 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 he composed a wealth of songs and poems. He died in Dumfries of heart disease at the early age of 37 years.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT70
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Silver Metal
Dimensions:
5.5cm dia
Subject:
The watch which is now on display in Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway was presented in 1931 by the descendants of the Poet's brother Gilbert Burns.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
Gilbert Burnes (brother of the poet)
William Burnes (father of the poet)
When:
Mid 1750's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
The watch which is now on display in Burns Cottage Museum, Alloway was presented in 1931 by the descendants of the Poet's brother Gilbert Burns.
Description:
The silver watch which belonged to Robert Burns originally was in the possession of his father William Burnes who passed it on to his son.