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'The Holy Bible', which belonged to Jean Armour Burns

Introduction:
This small edition of The Bible belonged to Jean Armour Burns, the wife of the poet. Her signature, 'Jean Burns' is on the title page. It is dated 1794, when she would have been 29 years old.
Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Ref:
DUMFM:1936.2.10
Project:
39:Robert Burns in Dumfries and Galloway
Material:
Paper & leather (boards)
Dimensions:
Page size: 105 mm x 170 mm
What:
Book, 'The Holy Bible'
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)
J and J Merrill (Cambridge) (sold by)
Charles Dilly, Franc S and Charles Rivington (London) (sold by)
John Archdeacon and John Burges (Cambridge) (printer)
When:
1794
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 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.