Sunday, 31 May 2009

Macleod Ancestry Glasgow, Scotland

Today, I am posting a video clip of Macleod family memorial from Cathcart Cemetry, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:

  • Alexander William Macleod: died May 24th 1903 age 58 years.
  • Son, Neil Campbell drowned in wreck of "The Amazon" Sept. 1st 1903 age 21years.
  • Christina A. Campbell: died April 11th 1934.
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Saturday, 30 May 2009

Sieber Ancestry Glasgow, Scotland.

Today, I am posting a video clip of Sieber family memorial from Cathcart Cemetry, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:

  • George Edmund Sieber: died Feb. 7th 1897 age 52 years.
  • Eva Sieber: died June 3rd 1908.




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Friday, 29 May 2009

Robertson Ancestry Glasgow, Scotland.

Today, I am posting a video clip of Robertson family memorial from Cathcart Cemetry, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:

Robert Robertson: born Sept. 12th 1822 and died June 26th 1884.
Jane Barbara Pennycook: died Jan. 7th 1921 age 78 years.
Robert Finlay: died June 20th 1935 age 57 years.
Charles Pennycook: died March 13th 1937 age 83 years.

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Thursday, 28 May 2009

Muirhead Ancestry Glasgow, Scotland.

Today, I am posting a video clip of Muirhead family memorial from Cathcart Cemetry, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:

  • Hugh Muirhead: died June 13th 1908 age 31 years.
  • Hugh McDougall: died Feb. 23rd 1915 age 76 years.
  • Magaret Brodie Muirhead: died June 17th 1915 age 77 years.
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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Inglis Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

Today, I am posting a video clip of Inglis family memorial from Cathcart Cemetry, Glasgow.

The records the deaths of:


  • Jane Donald Inglis died Nov. 24th 1884 age 50 years.

  • John Hunter died June 25th 1904 age 72 years.

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Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Hilson Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

Today, I am posting a video clip of Hilson family memorial from Cathcart Cemetry, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:
  • Andrews Hilson born in June 10th 1830 and died on Dec. 9th 1897.
  • Elizabeth Muirhead died on Sept. 17th 1914.

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Monday, 25 May 2009

Douglas Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

Today, I am posting a video clip of a Douglas family memorial from Cathcart Cemetery, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:

James Douglas on Aug 28th 1900 age 60
Helen Bain Stuart on March 9th 1924 age 83 yrs
Charles Stuart Douglas on April 22nd 1942 age 68

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Sunday, 24 May 2009

Nisbet Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a grave marker from Glasgow's Cathcart Cemetery.

This stone records the deaths of:

  • Elzabeth McGibbon on March 9th 1880 age 57 yrs.
  • John Nisbet on Dec 4th 1898 age 82 yrs
  • Francis Findlay on Jan 17th 1907 age 54 yrs.

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Saturday, 23 May 2009

Macmillan Ancestry Tour Scotland

This evening, I am posting a record of a Macmillan themed ancestry tour which started and ended in Glasgow.

Macmillans have their origins in Knapdale in the West of Scotland. Castle Sween (below), possibly the oldest castle in Scotland, boasts a Macmillan tower. Close by is the Kilmory churchyard in which can be found the 12 ft Macmillan cross, an elaborately carved 15th century monument inscribed 'Haec est crux Alexandri Macmillan'. An image of this cross can be found immediately below.

The Macmillans lost control of the lands of Knap which were purchased in 1775 by Sir Archibald Campbell of Inverneil.

An interesting and rewarding tour in magnificent countryside.






Friday, 22 May 2009

Nimmo Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Nimmo family memorial from Glasgow's Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:

  • James Ronald Nimmo, 2nd Liet. 7th Scottish Rifles, Devonport May 1st 1917 age 23 yrs.
  • John Thomas Nimmo Oct 12th 1932
  • Marion Nimmo June 6th 1945
  • John Alan Nimmo July 31st 1956


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Thursday, 21 May 2009

Dand Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Dand family memorial stone from Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow.

This records the deaths of:

  • David Dand on Oct 12th 1946
  • Jennie Lyle who died May 26th 1946 age 82


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Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Leitch Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Leitch family memorial stone from Glasgow's Eastwood Old Cemetery.

This records the deaths of:

  • Alexander Alick Leitch on May 30th 1913, age 22 yrs
  • George Leitch (died in infancy)
  • Elizabeth Leitch Feb 14th 1938
  • Alexander Leitch on Dec 23rd 1939.



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Monday, 18 May 2009

Wallace Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Wallace family memorial from Glasgow's Eastwood Old Cemetery. This records the death of:

  • Thomas N. Wallace, Wine Merchant and husband of Agnes Lawson, who died July 21st 1909 age 56.

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Sunday, 17 May 2009

Slater Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening I visited Oakshaw Trinity Church, Paisley. The burial ground here contains many old memorial stones dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

The stone featured at end of this video clip records Mair Slater and his wife Jean Tassie and children. However, no dates are provided. Best guess is that the stone dates from about AD1800 +/- 20 years.


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Saturday, 16 May 2009

Mackenzie Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening I am posting a video clip taken this morning of two Mackenzie memorials located in Glasgow Cathedral. James Mackenzie has both a memorial stone and stained glass window recording his life and death. This man was Lord Provost of Glasgow (Mayor) 1806-1808.

Together the two memorials record that:

  • James Mackenzie died June 13th 1838.
  • Four of his children are buried at the Cathedral.
  • Wife, Louise Balfour died April 25th 1859.




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Friday, 15 May 2009

Ruddy Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Ruddy family memorial from Glasgow's Eastwood Old Cemetery.

This records the deaths of:

  • George Ruddy on Oct 28th 1914
  • Wife, Ellen McArdel on June 14th 1880
  • Son, William Sept 21st 1914 (buried in Brixton Cemetery, Johannesburg).
  • Son, James Oct 3rd 1936
  • Son-in-Law Hugh Mathieson Jan 11th 1930
  • Daughter, Mary Jan 6th 1940
  • Daughter Margaret, Dec 21st 1943.
  • Daughter-in-Law Jessie Ferguson Hendrie, wife of James, died March 3rd 1946.
  • Daughter, Helen, wife of of Hugh Mathieson died April 6th 1949.


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Thursday, 14 May 2009

Reid Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I visited Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow and photographed this Reid family memorial stone which records the fact that one of the deceased was killed by a motor car in 1914, a time when motor cars were probably little more than a novelty in Scotland.
The stone records the deaths of:

  • Isabella Milne, late of Auchinzeoch, Fordoun Dec 25th 1911 age 42 yrs.
  • Son, James Murray Reid who was killed by a motor car at Stepps on Feb 7th 1914 age 20.
  • Son, L/C David Alex Reid, 5th Canadians, killed at Vimy Ridge April 9th 1917 age 25 yrs.
  • William Reid died at Laurencekirk Aug 14th 1920 age 61.
  • Eldest son, Albert William Reid died April 21st 1951 age 61 yrs.
(This family evidently had strong Aberdeenshire connections.)


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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Acheson Ancestry Glasgow Scotland

This evening, I am posting an image of a a grave marker from Eastwood Old Cemetery, Glasgow. This was erected by Caroline Forrester in memory of her parents:

  • Robert Acheson, died Nov 4th 1908
  • Jeanie Kirkpatrick died Sept 15th 1900
  • Their son Harry died July 2nd 1918
  • His wife Kate Brookes died July 5th 1918
  • Their son, Harry who died in infancy.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Marshall Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old, Marshall family memorial stone located at Laigh Old Kirk, Paisley.

This simply carries the inscription:

"John Marshall, Manufacturer in Paisley and his children 1783"

Significance of the date relative to the deceased is not stated. No mention made of John Marshall's wife.


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Monday, 11 May 2009

Niven Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a Niven family memorial stone from Laigh Old Kirk, Paisley. This simply records:

John Niven and Janet Peock his spouse and children 1782.




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Sunday, 10 May 2009

Hart Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of another, very old, memorial stone from Laigh Old Kirk, Paisley.

This is very simple and just carries the inscription:

"John Hart, Merchant and Elizabeth McGoun, wife. 1828"

The significance of the date is net specified.


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Saturday, 9 May 2009

Birkmyre Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This afternoon I am posting a video clip of a memorial stone at Laigh Old Kirk, Paisley.

Birkmyre is a very unusual name, originating in Dumfriesshire. The name means swampy place surrounded by beech trees.

This Carlile family memorial records two Birkmyres:

  • Jane Birkmyre who died June 1803 age 81.
  • Mrs Janet Birkmyre who died May 7 1826 age ?
For more information on this family group see yesterday's blog posting.

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Friday, 8 May 2009

Carlile Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening I am pleased to post the results of considerable hard work cleaning the subject memorial stone at Laigh Old Kirk, Paisley, Scotland. It has taken three visits to remove a thick layer of moss and grime to render the inscription legible.This has effort has proved worthwhile because the deceased family proved to be of high status with one member being a former Provost (Mayor) of Paisley. Some 90pct of the inscription is now legible:
  • John Carlile, merchant died Oct 1773 age 76.
  • Jane Birkmyre, spouse June 1803 age 81 yrs
  • They with seven of their children and (?) grandchildren.
  • Mrs Janet Birkmyre (?) to William Carlile Esq died May 7th 1826 age (?)
  • William Carlile Esq, late Provost of Paisley Oct 20 1829 age 81 yrs
  • Agnes Irving, wife of Warrand Carlile manufacturer in Paisley, Oct 5th 1829
  • Agnes, infant daughter of James Carlile Oct 28 1835.


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Thursday, 7 May 2009

Tarbet Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This afternoon, I am posting a video clip of a Tarbet family memorial from Laigh Kirk, Paisley. This records the deaths of:

  • John Tarbet 1797
  • Sophia Houstown 1793
  • James Smith 1801
  • Miss Sophia Tarbet Feb 20 1810 age 79.


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Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Waterfeild Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This morning I visited Laigh Kirk, Paisley where I found a memorial stone dedicated to:

Janet Waterfeild, servant to James Carlile Esq for 46 years and who died 1831 age 86 years.

Unusual spelling of surname appears to be correct. Close by is a memorial to the Carlile family including James.


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Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Speir Ancestry Paisley Scotland

Today, I am posting a video clip of a Speir family memorial from Laigh Old Kirk, Paisley. This is a very old stone which records the death of Robert Speir on Sept 18th 1781 age 76 years.

The inscription goes on to state:

"Property of Robert Speir, his nephew and his heirs."


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Monday, 4 May 2009

Barclay Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old memorial stone from Laigh Old Kirk, Paisley.

To read the inscriptiuon I first had to scrub away years of accumulated moss. Being recumbent this stone does not drain and so makes a good growing environment for moss.

This stone records that ownership rests with Robert Barclay, Merchant in Paisley and his family.

Specifically, it records the deaths of:

  • Robert Barclay on July 31 1831 age 71 yrs
  • Jane Moody, wife who died Aug 18th 1841 age 80 yrs.
This couple probably achieved double the average life expectancy for that era.


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Sunday, 3 May 2009

Orr Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This afternoon I am posting a video clip of a Orr family memorial from Leigh Old Kirk, Paisley.

To read the inscription I first had to clear a heavy layer of moss so this is the first time this memorial has been available to read for many years.

The recumbent memorial is very old and reads:

"This Burial Place is appointed for (Bn?) William Orr and his spouse and their children and grandchildren 1781."

I don't understand the Bn abbreviation which I have placed in brackets. Comments/suggestions will be welcomed.


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Saturday, 2 May 2009

Carswell Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a recumbent memorial stone located at Paisley's Laigh (or low) Kirk. The script on the stone was covered in moss had first to be cleaned to render the text legible.

The stone records the deaths of:

  • Alice, wife of Robert Carswell, surgeon of Paisley, who died Aug 1811 age 52 yrs.
  • Robert Carswell, Surgeon died Jan 23rd 1820 age 75 yrs.
  • Robert Carswell, father of above died April 1782 (or 1792?) age 79 yrs


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Friday, 1 May 2009

McEuen Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old tombstone located at the burying ground close to Paisley Abbey. This records the deaths of:

Daniel McEuen, Wright and Margaret Adie, spouse and children. The inscription is dated 1788 but it is not clear to which, if any, of the individual deceased persons it relates.

NB: The name of the male deceased could be either:

  • Daniel McEuen ( a wright or craftsman) or
  • Daniel McEuen Wright
Taking onto account the symmetry of the inscription and the fact it was common at that time to provide occupation of the deceased I have elected for the former.


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