Burnet, Alexander a Scottish prelate, was a parochial minister, of the family of Barns, born in 1614, and became chaplain to the great earl of Traquair. He had a rectory in Kent; but was expelled from it, upon the score of loyalty, in 1650. After this he went to England and served king Charles II, becoming chaplain to general Rutherford, earl of Teviot. He was made bishop of Aberdeen in 1662, and in 1663 was translated to the see of St. Andrews, where he died, Aug. 22, 1684. See Keith, Scottish Bishops, p. 42.