Jean Armour

woman and muse

Died aged 69

Jean Armour (25 February 1765 – 26 March 1834), also known as the "Belle of Mauchline", was the wife of the poet Robert Burns. She inspired many of his poems and bore him nine children, three of whom survived into adulthood.

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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.

Burns House, Burns Street, Dumfries, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1834)