Robert BURNETT of Raskelf married Elizabeth CALVERT, at Husthwaite, in 1639. Robert was without doubt a descendant of the BURNETT family that had lived in the Raskelf area for more than one hundred years before his marriage. This family had branches in Husthwaite, Thormanby, Cundall, Brafferton, Coxwold, and Easingwold as well as Raskelf and, in particular, had a very long association with two farms, one at Boscar Grange, the other at Fawdington. Using wills and other documentary evidence it has been possible to construct a family tree that begins with a Thomas BURNETT of Raskelf who died in 1511 and which includes this Robert BURNETT, husband of Elizabeth CALVERT. There remains just one link in this tree that has not been 'proved' in other primary sources, but the family tree for Robert BURNETT can be constructed with a high degree of certainty from his marriage in 1639.
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