Robert was born about 1795 in Kinnaird, Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, the son of unknown parents.
He died in 1862 in Larbert, Carronshore, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
His wife was Janet Penman, who he married on 12 JUN 1825 in Kinnaird, Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland. Their eight known children were Mary (c1826-c1829), Agnes (c1827-?), Mary (c1829-?), Janet (c1833-?), Elizabeth (c1835-?), Marion (c1837-?), Alexander (c1841-?) and Peter (1843-1924).
!Source: Peter Burnett of http://www.genesreunited.com/.
!Source:http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ Banns & Marriages
Date Surname Forename Spouse Name Sex Parish
12/06/1825 BIRNET ROBERT JANET PENMAN M LARBERT
!Alias: Birnet, Burnet
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ 1841 Census Larbert
Robert Burnet, male 44, Collier, Stirlingshire
Janet Burnet, female, 36, , Stirlingshire
Ann Burnet, female, 13, , Stirlingshire
Marion Burnet, female, 11, ,Stirlingshire
Janet Burnet, female, 7, , Stirlingshire
Mary Burnet, female, 3, , Stirlingshire
Alexander Burnet, 8 months, , Stirlingshire
!Source: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/ 1851 Census Larbert
Robert Burnet, head, male 56, Patchman, Sinterureus Stirlingshire
Janet Burnet, wife, female, 50, , Larbert Stirlingshire
Alexander Burnet, son, male, 10, , Larbert Stirlingshire
Peter Burnet, son, male, 8, , Larbert Stirlingshire
!Source: Memorial Stone at Larbert Churchyard