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Gold ring, which belonged to Jean Armour Burns

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This plain gold band belonged to Robert Burns' wife, Jean Armour and may have been her wedding ring.

 

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 had 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 Burn's death in 1796, Jean continued to live in the family home in Burns Street, Dumfries.  She remained there until her own death in 1834.

Materials/Media:
metal, gold
Dimensions:
(ring) diameter 20mm; (box) height 33mm, width 28mm, depth 33mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:1964.144.6
Digital Number:
BHBN017n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council