Gravestone

Records tagged with Type of Memorial: Gravestone

Portrait head on grave of Isabella Henry

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

None

Erected by: 
Walford Bodie
Date: 
1919
Material: 
Stone
Location:
Macduff Parish churchyard
Church Street
Macduff, AB44 1UN
Images: 
Portrait head of Isabella Henry

Portrait plaque on gravestone to Marie Walford

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

Mystic Marie 1885-1906

Erected by: 
Walford Bodie
Date: 
1906
Material: 
Bronze
Location:
Macduff Parish Churchyard
Church Street
Macduff, AB44 1UN
Images: 
Portrait plaque of "Mystic Marie"

Gravestone of Betty Corrigall

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

Here Lies Betty Corrigall

Erected by: 
Erected by Mr Harry Berry on behalf of the community
Designed by: 
Mr Harry Berry
Date: 
1976
Material: 
Fibre-glass was used as the peaty ground would not support the weight of stone.
Location:
Hoy, Orkney
Images: 
Close up of Betty Corrigall's grave stone
Close up of Betty Corrigall's grave stone
Close up of Betty Corrigall's grave stone
Additional information: 

Betty Corrigall was a young woman who lived in the parish of North Walls on the island of Hoy in about 1770. Some online sources state that she lived in a cottage called Greengears, which lies between Mill Burn and Rysa Lodge, but according to an old local woman (who grew up at Greengears) Betty actually lived at a small nearby croft called Little Cletts. There is nothing left of this croft now but an old variety of daffodils still flower where the doorway must once have stood.

When she was 27 (some say 17?) Betty was abandoned by her man (some say he was a passing sailor) who left her pregnant and unmarried. She decided to take her own life; her first attempt to drown herself failed but a few days later she hung herself.

As she had committed suicide she was not allowed to be buried on consecrated (church) ground and the local Laird would not allow her to be buried in the parish. It was decided that she would be buried on the boundry between the parishes of North Walls and Hoy, near the Water of Hoy, far from any houses.

She lay there in an unmarked grave until she was discovered by two local men cutting peats in 1933. When her wooden coffin was opened it is said that she lay perfectly preserved inside. After being reported to the Procurator Fiscal Betty was reburied in the same spot.

She was disturbed again in 1941 by soldiers rebuilding the road. Due to the practice of the soldiers repeatedly coming to look at her remains she was moved 50 metres and her coffin was placed under a slab of concrete.

In 1949 an American minister, Kenwood Bryant, erected a wooden cross and small wooden fence. He asked local Customs and Excise Officer Harry Berry to erect a more fitting gravestone but it was to be some years before this was done.

Finally one evening in 1967 the present gravestone was erected and a quiet burial service was said for her.

Sources: http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/historicalfigures/bettycorrigall/index....

and local knowledge as I grew up not far from Betty's croft at Little Cletts.

Grave and plaque to Josephine Butler

Dedicated to: 
Material: 
Stone
Location:
Graveyard, St Gregory the Great churchyard
Kirknewton, NBL

Gravestone of Allison Greenlees

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

JAMES ROBERTSON/
CAMPBELL GREENLEES/
D.S.O:M.A:MB:CH.B/
OF HUNTINGTON.HADDINGTON/
Born 14th Decbr 1878:Died 16th May 1951/
Also His Wife/
ALLISON HOPE GREENLEES/
OF EAGLESCAIRNIE MAINS.HADDINGTON/
BORN 1896 : DIED 1979

Material: 
Stone
Location:
St Michael's kirkyard
Inveresk, EH21 7UA
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Cruciform monument to Flora MacDonald

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

Flora MacDonald

Preserver of Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Her name will be mentioned in history and if courage and fidelity be virtues mentioned with honour

Erected by: 
Public subscription
Date: 
1880
Material: 
Granite
Location:
Kilmuir Cemetery, near the tip of Trotternish Peninsula, on the Isle of Skye
IV51 9YU
Images: 
Inscription on monument to Flora MacDonald
Inscription on monument to Flora MacDonald
Inscription on monument to Flora MacDonald
Inscription on monument to Flora MacDonald
Additional information: 

Kilmuir Cemetery lies a quarter of a mile East of the Skye Museum of Island Life, off the A855.

Memorial to Marjory Fleming, with carved stone figure

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

MARJORY FLEMING
PET MARJORIE
Died at Kirkcaldy
December 19th 1811
Aged 8 years and 11 months
The Youngest Immortal in The World of Letters

Designed by: 
Pilkington Jackson
Date: 
1930
Material: 
Stone
Location:
Graveyard of Abbotshall Church
Abbotshall Road
Kirkcaldy, KY2 5PH
Images: 
Gravestone of Marjory Fleming
Gravestone of Marjory Fleming
Gravestone of Marjory Fleming
Additional information: 

The memorial has a statue of Marjory Fleming, seated and reading a book, carved on top of the inscribed stone on the site of her grave.
The inscription reads:
MARJORY FLEMING
PET MARJORIE
died at Kirkcaldy
December 19th 1811
aged 8 years and
11 months

The Youngest Immortal
in The World of Letters

Gravestone of Lady Grange

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

R.I.P.
RACHEL
WIFE OF
THE HON JAMES ERSKINE
LORD GRANGE
DIED AD 1745

Erected by: 
Lord Grange
Material: 
Stone
Location:
Trumpan churchyard
Trumpan, IV55 8GW
Images: 
Gravestone of Lady Grange
Gravestone of Lady Grange
Gravestone of Lady Grange
Additional information: 

The inscription on the gravestone is difficult to read because it is lichen covered. This makes it difficult to identify the gravestone. It lies 4 metres west of the door entrance to the ruined church.
The graveyard lies on an uncategorised road, off the B886, from Stein via Hallin and the Hallistras, North West along the Waternish peninsula.

Gravestone of Lady Grisell Baillie

Inscription: 

The Right Honourable LADY GRISELL BAILLIE
wife of GEORGE BAILLIE of Jerviswood, Esq.
eldest daughter
of the Right Honourable PATRICK, Earl of Marchmont;
a pattern to her sex, an honour to her country.
She excelled in the characters of a daughter, a wife, a mother.
While an infant,
at the hazard of her own, she preserved her father’s life;
who, under the rigorous persecution of arbitrary power,
sought refuge in the close confinement of a tomb,
where he was nightly supplied with necessaries, conveyed by her,
with a caution far above her years,
a courage almost above her sex;
a real instance of the so much celebrated Roman charity.
She was a shining example of conjugal affection,
that knew no dissension, felt no decline,
during almost a fifty year’s union;
the dissolution of which she survived from duty, not choice.
Her conduct, as a parent,
was amiable, exemplary, successful,
to a degree not well to be expressed,
without mixing the praises of the dead with those of the living;
who desire that all praise , but of her, should be silent.
At different times she managed the affairs
of her father, her husband, her family, her relations,
with unwearied application, with happy economy,
as distant from avarice as from prodigality.
Christian piety, love of her country,
zeal for her friends, compassion for her enemies,
cheerfulness of spirit, pleasantness of conversation,
dignity of mind,
Good breeding, good humour, good sense,
were the daily ornaments of an unusual life,
protracted by Providence to an uncommon length,
for the benefit of all who fell within the sphere of her benevolence.
Full of years, and of good works,
she died on the 6th day of December 1746,
near the end of her 81st year,
and was buried on her birth-day, the 25th of that month.

Material: 
Stone
Location:
Mellerstain House gardens
Gordon, Kelso, TD3 6LG
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