Thursday, 30 August 2012

Marion Ritchie and the Renwick family

The bottom of this gravestone can no longer be deciphered and I'm indebted once again to Sheila A. Scott's book Peeblesshire Monumental Inscriptions-pre 1855 for the details of the last person mentioned. Here is the full text from the top:

John and Archibald Renwick
in memory of
Marion Ritchie, their Mother
who died 13th January 1845
aged 62 years
William Renwick their brother
who died 1826 aged 6
Thomas Renwick
died 1863 aged 85.

I strongly suspect Thomas Renwick was their father and the husband of Marion although I don't know for sure as moss has covered the actual inscription at the bottom.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Peter Finlayson and family

Behind this beautifully carved stone lies a family tragedy of two children who died very young, one while fighting in the First World War. Here is the text:

Erected by Peter Finlayson
in loving memory
Helen Agnes
his daughter who died 8th Nov.
1912 aged 23 years
also Peter his son
who was killed in France 18th Nov
1916 aged 22 years
also the above
Peter Finlayson
who died 1st Feb 1934
aged 82 years
also his wife
Catherine Mitchell
who died 4th April 1939
aged 82 years
also Archibald his son
husband of Isabella Whitecross
who died 30th March 1940
aged 61 years.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

George Morris

This is a very small gravestone. I kneeled down to take the photograph so it's a bit deceptive.You can see it better size-wise on the banner above. But it's no higher than about 1M. It looks sad and forgotten somehow. Here is the inscription:

In memory of
George Morris
who died
25th Oct. 1896
aged 75.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Fallen Over

As you can see it's no longer possible to read the description on this stone but I've used the little map in Sheila's A Scott's book Peeblesshire Monumental Inscriptions to deduce who it belonged to. I'm not 100% certain though!

According to that information this gravestone belongs to James Moffat, who died 5th December 1862, aged 92 as well as to his wife Jane Lindsay, who died 24th June 1851, aged 70. Also their children Alexander, died 19th March 1849, aged 27, James, who died 21th February 1879, aged 64 and Jane, died 1st March 1910, aged 94.