Person:James Burnside (11)

Capt. James Burnside
m. 8 Feb 1777
  1. William T Burnside1780 - Aft 1797
  2. Hon. Andrew Burnside1786 - 1868
  3. James Burnside1788 - 1868
  4. Judge Edghill Burnside1790 - 1859
  5. Thomas Edghill Burnside, Esq.1794 - 1828
  6. Gennet Burnside - Aft 1797
  7. Margaret Burnside - Aft 1797
  8. Elizabeth Burnside - Aft 1797
  9. Martha Burnside - Aft 1797
  10. Ann Burnside - Aft 1797
  11. Jane Burnside - Aft 1797
  12. Hannah Burnside - Aft 1797
Facts and Events
Name Capt. James Burnside
Gender Male
Birth? 11 Nov 1753 South Carolina, United States
Military? 1776 South Carolina, United StatesCaptain in a Reg. of SC Royalists, sympathetic to the British cause
Residence? aft 1776 Jamaicafollowing the Revolution, his estates in SC were confiscated by the colonists, so the British government gave him land in Jamaica in compensation for his services
Marriage 8 Feb 1777 South Carolina, United Statesto Anna Margaret Edghill
Residence? 1786 Laurens, South Carolina, United StatesCapt. Burnside did not like Jamaica, so he returned with his family to SC.
Will[2] 17 Aug 1797 Laurens, South Carolina, United States
Death? 1798 Laurens, South Carolina, United States
  1.   Burnside, in Biographical and genealogical history of Wayne, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties, Indiana. (Chicago, Illinois: Chicago : Lewis, 1899)

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    ...he was a son of Captain James Burnside, whose loyalty to the cause of the crown was manifest by his service as an officer in the British Army during the Revolutionary War. The family were all Royalists, and their estates were confiscated by the colonies, but in return they were given grants of land on the island of Jamaica. Thither they went with Colonel Edghill, of South Carolina, having small indigo plantations there. In 1786, however, Captain Burnside returned with his family, consisting of three daughters and four sons. In 1808 Mrs. Captain Burnside, then a widow, came with her family of four sons and two daughters to Indiana, locating in what was then Franklin County but is now a part of Union County, their home being in the little town of Washington. Andrew, James and Thomas Burnside, the brothers of our subject, afterward removed from the county, Thomas and James with their mother and sisters returning to South Carolina, while Andrew went to Freeport, Illinois. ...

  2. Burnside, in The South Carolina magazine of ancestral research. (Kingstree, South Carolina: Laurence K. Wells, 1973-)
    [Volume number needed] p 179.

    ... Will of James Burnside Senr of the County of Laurens: to my daughter Gennet Anderson, £ 3 sterling in money; to my son James Burnside the plantation where I now live, and that out of the same he is to pay to his sisters £ 30 sterling; to my son Andrew Burnside the plantation whereon he now lives, and he is to pay his sisters £ 20 sterling; to my son William Burnside, all my land on the south side of Little River including the new survey & part of the old; to my son Thomas Burnside the plantation where I now live including all the land on the east side of Little River, reserving to my daughters Margaret, Elizabeth, Martha, Ann, Jane & Hannah the free privilege of my dwelling house; remainder to be equally divided amongst children vizt. William, Thomas, Margaret, Elizabeth, Martha, Ann Jane & Hanna …William Burnside, Thomas Burnside and Margaret Burnside executors… 17 August 1797.
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