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BURNTISLAND, LORD, a title in the peerage of Scotland, conferred, 15th April 1672, for his life only, on Sir James Wemyss of Caskieberry, the husband of Margaret, countess of Wemyss in her own right. On his death in 1685, it, of course, became extinct. His son David succeeded his mother as earl of Wemyss in 1705. [See WEMYSS, earl of.] The ancient name was Bertiland or Bryntiland, now corrupted into Burntisland.

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