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Althaus-Reid Room

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
University of Edinburgh
Date: 
September 2016
Location:
Althaus-Reid Room
New College School of Divinity , Mound Place
Edinburgh, EH1 2LX

Marcella Althaus-Reid

Title: 
Professor
Dates: 
11 May 1952 - 20 Feb 2009

Marcella Althaus-Reid was born in Rosario, Argentina in 1952. She was baptised as a Roman Catholic. After graduating from ISEDET, she worked in deprived areas of Buenos Aires. She gained her PhD from St Andrews University in 1993. She became a lecturer at Edinburgh University in 1994, and subsequently became senior lecturer, a reader and then Professor of Contextual Theology.She was the first woman to hold a professorial chair in Divinity at Edinburgh University.

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Women on the Shelf

Memorial plaque to Louisa, Vicountess Stormont

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

Sacred
to the memory of
Louisa, Vicountess Stormont
Third daughter of Cuthbert Ellison
Of Hebburn Hall, in the County of Durham, Esquire,
And of Isabella Grace, his wife
Married April 8th 1829
To William David, Viscount Stormont
Son of William Earl and Frederica, Countess of Mansfield
Nat July 2nd 1809 Ob Nov 24th 1837

Material: 
Marble
Location:
The chapel at Scone Palace
Perth, PH2 6BD
Images: 
Memorial

Louisa Murray

Title: 
Viscountess
Other names: 
Her maiden name was Ellison
Dates: 
2 July 1809 - 4 Nov 1837

Third daughter of Cuthbert Ellison and Isabella Grace Ibbetson. Married William David Murray. Two children, William David and Louisa Nina.

Barclay Viewforth church

Dedicated to: 
Designed by: 
Frederick T Pilkington, architect
Date: 
1864
Location:
Barclay Viewforth Church
Bruntsfield Place
Edinburgh, EH10 4HW

Mary Barclay

Dates: 
Died 3 Dec 1858.

Miss Mary Barclay left ยฃ10,000 in her will for the erection of a Free Church, to be named after her.

Simon Crescent, Methilhill

Inscription: 

Simon Crescent

Erected by: 
District Council
Date: 
1939
Location:
Simon Crescent
Leven, KY8 2DT

Euphemia McEwan Graham Simon

Other names: 
She was known as Pearl.
Dates: 
27 Feb 1867- 8 Feb 1945

Euphemia Simon was born in Leuchars, the third of four children of Thomas Simon, coalminer, and Margaret McEwan.

She trained as a teacher in Edinburgh, then returned to Fife to teach. She worked in the VAD during the First World War. She became headmistress of Crossroads School, Methil, and lived in the Schoolhouse.

Sources
Has Had Street Named After Her
Evening Telegraph 4 April 1939, page 2.
Obituary
Fife Free Press & Kirkcaldy Guardian, 17 February 1945
Death certificate
1945 459/ 2/ 25

Gwendolen Janet Forbes-Semphill

Title: 
The Hon.
Other names: 
She was known as Gwyneth
Dates: 
26 Dec 1897 - 10 Mar 1910

Gwendolen (known as Gwyneth) was the second of four children of John, Lord Semphill, and Gwendolen Prodgers. Her brother, Ewan, who was born after her death, wrote this in his memoirs: "A sister was born with a lovely face and the sweetest disposition, so everyone agreed. Unfortunately she died from peritonitis from a burst appendix in 1910. I believe both my parents were very grief-stricken at the time.

Images: 
Gravestone
Gravestone
Sources
The Aul' Days by Ewan Forbes
pages 25-26.

Water trough in memory of Gwendolen Forbes-Semphill

Inscription: 

1910
Be Kind to Animals
In Memory of
Gwyneth Forbes-Semphill
Erected by the Fintray Tenantry

Erected by: 
Tenantry of Fintray
Date: 
1910
Material: 
Stone
Location:
At the side of the road, almost opposite the Village Hall
B979
Hatton of Fintray , AB21 0JB
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Inscription on water trough
Inscription on water trough
Inscription on water trough