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John Burns (1829-1901)

From Graces Guide

The first Lord Inverclyde, of the Cunard Line.

1829 24 June: Born, eldest son of George Burns, succeeded him in the baronetcy; raised in Glasgow.

1849 16th July. Commenced carrying free of charge (until October 1882), the mail for the Government between Greenock and Belfast (presumably as Glasgow Steam Packet Co).

1860 Married Emily Arbuthnot.

1861 Birth of first son, George Arbuthnot Burns

1864 Birth of second son, James Cleland Burns

Became head of the Cunard Company

1897 Created a peer, under the title of Baron Inverclyde, on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

1901 12th February, died aged 72. Left his wife, two sons and three daughters. [1]


1901 Obituary [2]



1901 Obituary [3][4]




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