I descend from Thomas Alexander Burnett Jr, who landed in Lynn, Mass in 1640. (9th g gf) He headed over to the Southampton/Long Island, NY area to settle down. As you said, the Burnetts were strong procreators back then LOL. He had 10 kids. He had a son named John, born 1647 (nicknamed 'Lot'). I don't believe this is your Thomas and John, BUT, if you can believe it, Thomas had TWO brothers also named Thomas, and they also emmigrated to the States. I haven't fleshed out their lines, but I'm willing to bet there's a connection. My 'immediate' Burnetts stayed in NY state for about 4 generations. Another Thomas was part of a semi-famous battle (Blockhouse battle) and that was enough for him. He traveled to Canada as a United Empire Loyalist, heading to Kingston, ON in 1796. The family is one of the earliest to help settle the area. Again, the Burnetts were like rabbits, but a number moved around Ontario and back to the US. There were a good number of women born, and so of course the Burnett name was lost in marriage. But some of the Burnetts stayed in the area. Indeed, 200 years later I was born and raised in Kingston. One of the coolest things we found out a while back is that we were living a five minute walk from one of the Burnett homesteads. The building foundation was still there. Weirdly though, my dad and his two brothers were they only Burnetts listed in the phone book when I was growing up. I haven't figured out where or if I have any living Burnett relatives!