Monday, 30 April 2012

The Alexander family

Located very close to the wall of the church is this impressive grave monument that serves to commemorate many members of the Alexander family. The text is divided into two colums.

At the top it says:

In memory of

And then on the left hand side the text reads:

Agnes Mitchell
wife of
Robert Alexander
died 25th April 1878
aged 60 (?) years
the above
Robert Alexander
butcher West Linton
died 27th Nov. 1882
aged 66 years
their daughter
died 17th January 1916
aged 72 years
thier son
died 7th May 1917
aged 69 years

On the right-hand side the text says:

Christine Lawson
wife of
John Alexander
died 9th Sept 1866
aged 22 years
interred in Dalry Cemetary
the above
John Alexander
joiner West Linton
died 4th May 1893
aged 65 years
Mary Ritchie
their daughter
died 10th April 1920
aged 50 years
Agnes Mitchell
their daughter
died 30th January 1937

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