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Jean Armour's gold ring

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This gold ring is believed to be the wedding ring of Mrs Jean Armour Burns.

 

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:
width 1mm, diameter 16mm
Source:
Robert Burns Centre
Accession number:
DUMFM:0198.257
Digital Number:
BCBN011n
Copyright:
Dumfries Burns Club