Burns' House. In this house the Scottish national poet, Robert Burns, died on 21st July, 1790. After his decease his wife, Jean Armour (Bonnie Jean), continued to reside here until her death in 1834. The mortal remains of the poet and his wife are interred in the kirkyard of St. Michael's situated nearby. In 1851 this house was purchased by the poet's son, Colonel William Nicol Burns EICS and placed by him under the care of trustees for its maintenance as far as possible in perpetuity as a memorial to his father.