Rev. Dr. John Burns D.D. (13 February 1744 – 26 February 1839) was born in Stirling, the son of John Burns of Stirth and Janet Young of Risk.  He was a minister in the Church of Scotland, and he served a Glasgow cure longer than any minister on record, having been in the Barony for sixty-nine years. Four of these years he was assistant to the Rev. Lawrence Hill, and sixty-five as minister himself.