Dame Emily Harriet Burn nee Smith married husband Sir Joseph Burn K.B.E. F.I.A. F.S.I. in Marylebone, London and eventually settled in Rydal Mount, Potters Bar, Middlesex. Their marriage produced 5 children Douglas Courtney Burn who became an engineer, Kathleen Esther Burn, Marguerite Emily (Peggy) Barrowman nee Burn, Maurice James Burn who became a solicitor, and the painter, Rodney Joseph Burn.
Their daughter Peggy married Dr Barclay Barrowman JP, DTM, FCO, FRSH (1896-1978) who was a respected malariologist and surgeon.