most famous painting of Robert Burns was painted by Alexander Nasmyth
and now hangs in the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh.
A Brief History
Married Jean Armour: 1788
Plate made 1830 by William Walker.
of authenticity written by Robert Burns' Grand-daughter
James Glencairn Burns was born to Jean on 12 August 1794 in Dumfries and married Sarah Robinson in April 1818. In the forces he rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He died at the age of 71. James had three children. They were Jean, Robert, and Sarah. Sarah became the wife of Dr B W Hutchinson. Mrs Hutchinson's son, Robert Burns Hutchinson, was the only direct make descendant of the poet's. He lived in America, where he was a clerk in a shipping office.
Sarah Elizabeth Maitland Tombs Burns was born on 2 November 1821 in Neemuch, India. She was the daughter of James Glencairn Burns and Sarah Robinson. She married Berkeley Westropp Hutchinson, son of John Francis Hutchinson and Lucy Ann Westropp, on 24 July 1847 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. She died on 12 July 1909 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, at age 87.
.....There being no room at the north corner of the churchyard where Burns was at first buried for the erection of a bulky structure, the mausoleum was built on a site in the south-east, so that the body had to be transported thither a delicate duty, which was performed with as much privacy as possible. On the 19th of September, Mr. William Grierson of Boatford, the zealous secretary to the committee, Mr. James Thomson, superintendent of the monument, Mr. Milligan, builder, and Mr. James Bogie, gardener, proceeded to the spot before the sun had risen, and made so good use of their time that the imposing ceremony was well-nigh completed before the public had time to assemble, or in fact were aware of the important duty in which the other's had been engaged.