Burial register ID: 13044
Surname: BURNS
First name: MARGARET
Middle names: CRAIG
Gender: Female
Age: 94 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 22-Mar-1917
Date of burial: 25-Mar-1917

Block: 59
Plot: 11

Bio contributor: P. Ross Evans

Margaret Burns née Craig (c.1823-1917)

Margaret was born in Scotland. She married John Burns at Prestonpans, Scotland on 7th November 1844. They sailed to New Zealand from London on the Jessie Osborne’s maiden voyage on 7th November 1875, with the four youngest of their twelve children, William, Thomas, Hannah and James. Three children had died young in Scotland (all except one of their remaining children came to New Zealand at a later date). They arrived in Dunedin on 29th January 1876.

John Burns worked as a gardener/labourer and died aged 78 on 2nd Dec 1899. Margaret had lived in the Roslyn district for 40 years and when she died aged 94 on 22nd March 1917, she had lived through the reigns of five British monarchs from George IV. Margaret Burns is interred here in the Northern Cemetery along with her husband John and other family members.

Margaret Burns
Source: P. Ross Evans

There are 9 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
BEVINS THOMAS POW 23 Years 26-Aug-1884 31-Aug-1884
BRUNS ELLEN 1 Years 03-Aug-1894 05-Aug-1894
BURNS ELIZABETH 1 Years 08-Aug-1888 10-Aug-1888
BURNS GEORGE ALEXANDER 11 Months 09-May-1881 10-May-1881
BURNS JOHN 78 Years 02-Dec-1899 04-Dec-1899
BURNS JOHN GEORGE 30 Years 13-Jan-1911 15-Jan-1911
BURNS JOHN WILLIAM 18 Months 22-Mar-1878 24-Mar-1878
BURNS MARGARET CRAIG 94 Years 22-Mar-1917 25-Mar-1917
BURNS WILLIAM 2 Years 22-Mar-1878 22-Mar-1878