Nursing chair which belonged to Agnes Burnes

Date:
1755 
Object Number:
3.t9

Summary

This nursing chair was used by the Poet's mother Agnes Burnes in Burns Cottage. She would have used it to nurse her first four children, Robert, Gilbert, Agnes and Anabella.

The chair moved with the family to Mount Oliphant Farm in 1766, where three more children were born, including William, John, and Isabella.

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