Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Downie Family History Glasgow Scotland

This evening I am posting a video clip of a Downie family memorial from Glasgow's Southern Necropolis, near to the Gorbals.

This records the deaths of:

  • May Downie, wife of Robert Gardner, on Nov 2nd 1885 age 75 yrs
  • George Coats, husband of Janet Downie, who died at Auckland, New Zealand, on Aug 7th 18?0 age (36?). Inscription partly eroded.
  • Isabella Fraser Sept 22nd 1884 age 25 yrs
  • Annie Thomson, Jan 30th 1911 age 29.
  • Janet Aitken Downie on Jan 25th 1912 age (23?)
  • Harriet Irvine on Feb 3rd 1933 age 83
  • Janet Downie on Feb 24th 1940 age 91.



video

2 comments:

Ian said...

Hi, the quality of the video is not good enough to make out all the joining up bits which give relationships (I assume). I can see that the wife of Robert Gardner is Mary Downie and it seems likely that they married on 19 June 1863 at Anderston, a fairly late marriage.

Any chance of a more complete transcription? I'm not related as far as I know but happen to be a Downie born in Glasgow, and am "collecting" Scottish Downies.

Ian Downie, Aberdeen

Catswhiskers said...

Have just refreshed video today. Stone is recumbent and inscription relatively shallow.