The poet's birth:
"Robert Burns, lawful son of William Burns, in Alloway, and Agnes Brown,
his spouse, was born January 25, 1759. baptised by Mr. William Dalrymple.
Witnesses-John Tennant and James Young."
Extract from the Session-Books of Ayr.
Robert was the eldest, his siblings were Gilbert, (b.1760), Agnes, (b.1762),
Anabella, (b.1764, William,(b.1767), John, (b.1769), and Isabel, (b.1771).