Authorised form of nameBurnes; James (1801 - 1862)
Dates1801 - 1862
Place of birthMontrose, Scotland
Date of birth09 October 1801
Place of deathManchester
Date of death19 September 1862
AM; MD; LL.D Glasgow (1834
Service with artillery and infantry in India, surgeon to residency at Cutch India (1824; in Scinde from 1827; left Cutch on sick leave (1833), travelling home by overland route; Physician General of Bombay Army; Secretary to Medical Board 1841, Superintending Surgeon 1846; retired 1849 form Medical Board, on grounds of ill health and left India in that year.
Freemason, entered, initiated, passed and raised in August 1834 at the Lodge St Peter No 120, Montrose, Forfarshire, in the presence of his father, James Burnes Senior and his brother Alexander Burnes.
FRCPE; Royal Asiatic Society (Bombay Branch)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/04/1835
RelationshipsBrother of Sir Alexander Burnes FRS (1834); Had three sons.
Published works'Visit to the Court at Scinde' Edinburgh, 1831;
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Frederick William Hope has signed certificate twice
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 1. 1731-1847' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 307-332
Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 'Freemasons and the Royal Society: Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons' 2010 page 13
Royal Society codeNA7550
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/16/357Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to R F Gould, Fair View, Kingfield, Woking22 March 1898
NLB/16/219Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to R F Gould, Fair View, Kingfield, Woking24 February 1898
EC/1835/07Burnes, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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