Friday, 13 February 2009
Neilson Ancestry Gorbals, Glasgow Scotland
This morning, I visited the Rose Garden in the Gorbals which is a very old burying ground but now a public park with memorial stones embedded in the perimeter walls.
The video clip below shows a memorial erected by John and James Neilson in memory of their father, Walter Neilson, Engineer at Govan Colliery, who died 1821. The inscription also records the death of John Neilson, Engineer at Oakbank Foundry, Glasgow on Oct 10th 1855 age 75 yrs.
Later: March 2nd 2010. I again visited the Gorbals Rose Garden in response to comments made to this posting. I obtained a fresh video (with a better camera) and a still image. The 1821 date adverted to above may or may not relate to the death of the Neilson brothers' father. The inscription reads " Property of John and James Neilson sons of Walter Neilson, Engineer, Govan Colliery 1821. " The date 1821 could relate to the date the burial plot was purchased.