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Grave of Anne, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton

Dedicated to: 
Date: 
c.1716
Material: 
Stone
Location:
Hamilton Old Parish Church
Leechlee Road
Hamilton, ML3 6AQ

Anne Hamilton

Title: 
3rd Duchess of Hamilton
Dates: 
16th January 1632 - 17th October 1716

Anne Hamilton was the daughter of Lady Mary Fielding and James Hamilton 3rd Marquis of Hamilton and later, 1st Duke of Hamilton.
Her mother died in childbirth leaving 5 delicate children. In hope of improving their health, Anne's father moved the family to Chelsea where the air was better. However, only Anne and her younger sister, Susanna survived.

Paisley Witches Memorial, Paisley, Renfrewshire

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

PAIN INFLICTED SUFFERING ENDURED INJUSTICE DONE

Material: 
Brass
Location:
Maxwelton Cross in the west of the town - middle of a road junction
Paisley, RFW
Images: 
Plaque to the Paisley Witches (aka Bargarron or Renfrewshire Witches)

Paisley Witches (alleged)

Other names: 
Bargarron Witches Renfrewshire Witches
Dates: 
10 June 1697

The Paisley, Bargarron or Renfrewshire Witches were 4 women and 3 men: Margaret Lang, Catherine Campbell, Margaret Fulton, and Agnes Naismith, John Lindsay, James Lindsay (brothers aged 11 and 14) John Reid.

They were accused of having bewitched Christian Shaw, an 11 year old girl, daughter of the Laird of Bargarron. They were found guilty and condemned to death.

James Reid hanged himself in prison. The others were hanged and burnt at Gallow Green on 10 June 1697. Catherine and Agnes cursed those present,

Sources
Paisley Witches
Wikipedia page

Statue of Queen Victoria at Dunn Square Paisley

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

PRESENTED TO
THE INHABITANTS O PAISLEY
IN MEMORY OF
OUR LATE DEARLY BELOVED
QUEEN
AND HER LONG PROSPEROUS
GLORIOUS AND BENEFICENT REIGN
APRIL 1901

VICTORIA
DEI GRATIA
REGINA ET IMPERATRIX
PRAESTANTISSIMA
MDCCCXXVII - MDCCCCI

F J WILLIAMSON
SCULPTOR

Designed by: 
Frances John Williamson
Date: 
1901
Location:
Dunn Square (across the White Cart Water from the Town Hall and Abbey)
Paisley, RFW, PA1
Images: 
Statue of Queen Victoria in Dunn Square, Paisley
Statue of Queen Victoria in Dunn Square, Paisley

St Margaret's Chapel

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
David I
Designed by: 
David I
Date: 
c.1093
Material: 
Stone
Location:
Edinburgh Castle
Castlehill
Edinburgh, EH1 2NG

Plaque commemorating Beathag, daughter of Somerled

Inscription: 

Teampull Na Trianaid
Trinity Temple

Medieval monastry and college of European significance founded by Beathag, daughter of Somhairle (Somerled).

Material: 
Marble
Location:
Trinity Chapel
A865, Carinish
North Uist , HS6 5EJ
Images: 
Photograph of plaque

Beathag, daughter of Somerled

Title: 
Prioress
Other names: 
Her name is variously spelled Beathag, Bethoc, etc.
Dates: 
died c1207.

The daughter of Somerled, Lord of the Isles. She founded and was the first prioress of the Augustinian convent on Iona. She is buried on Iona.

Sources
Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry on Bethoc, daughter of Somerled, is on p34.

Lady Jane Montgomerie [Hamilton]