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Thursday, 6 March 2008

Jean Armour Ancestry Tour Scotland

Jean Armour Ancestry Tour Scotland. Jean Armour was born in 1765, the daughter of a master mason of Mauchline. She first met Robert Burns at Mauchline in 1784, after his family settled at Mossgiel, near to the town. The actual date of their marriage is not known. 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. The house became a place of pilgrimage for admirers of Robert Burns and she received many distinguished visitors. She remained there until her own death in 1834. The statue to Jean Armour is opposite St Michael's Churchyard, Dumfries, Scotland.

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