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bargain. Thus "in the year 1720 four score of sheep were stolen about
Martinmas from Stirling of Craigbarnet. The Macgregors, upon receiving in-
timation set out in pursuit of the thieves (who happened to be the Camerons
of Lochaber), traced them to their recesses in Inverness-shire, and after six
weeks restored the whole flock with the exception of four sheep " ; ^ and at a
somewhat later date a band of M'Craws made a raid into Strathblane and
lifted 200 sheep. A notice was at once sent to Macgregor, and he and
his men pursued the marauders as far as Ross-shire, and in about three weeks
brought back 199 of the 200 sheep stolen. In 1741 the system was still in
force, as a curious contract dated in April and May of that year shows. ^ It is
between James Graham of Glengyle and John Graham, younger of the same,
and several heritors in the Lennox, and by it, in consideration of four per cent,
on the valued rent of their respective lands paid yearly to the first named, and
due notice given to them or their agent at Drymen, they shall be bound to
restore to the said heritors all cattle, sheep, and horses stolen from their lands
within six months after the theft committed, or to make payment to the persons
from whom they were stolen of their true value, to be ascertained by the oaths
of the owners before any judge ordinary. The Grahams were not to be bound
for " small pickerys," but " ane horse or black cattle stolen within or without

^ History of Stirlingshire, Nimmo, p. 623. - Indng's Dumbartonshire, p. 225.

^ Farmers' Magazi?ie, vol. ix. p. 197, 8.

■* The author is indebted to Mrs. Graham Stirling of Craigbarnet for this document. It is
among papers belonging to her family, the Xapiers of Ballikinrain.

2 L



266 THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.

doors, or any number of sheep above six shall be theft and not pickery."
This was probably the last black-mail contract in this district, for after the
failure of the rising in favour of Prince Charles in 1745 vigorous measures
were taken to enforce law and order in the Highlands, and both cattle-lifting
and black-mail were finally put down.i

But though there was thus more security in the parish, Strathblane one
hundred years ago was still a very primitive place. It was but slowly recover-
ing from the raids of the Highlanders and the maraudings of the " rogs " from
the north, and though the Edmonstones of Duntreath were beginning to plant
woods and their kinsmen of Spittal to breed better cattle, and the minister
of the parish to improve agriculture, still the march of progress was but slow.
Communication with the outer world was difficult, for the roads were all but
impassable, and pubhc conveyances there were none. The people therefore
stayed at home, intermarried with each other, and for long profited but little
from the new hfe which was now beginning in Scotland.

The opening of the nineteenth century, however, was a new era in the
parish. The new road to Glasgow and the north allowed free intercourse
with neighbouring parishes and towns.- The new and seemly church, and

1 The Civil wars and commotions to which Scotland had been too often subjected were
no doubt the great cause of these maraudings, thus, after the battle of Killiecrankie in
1689 and the breaking up of Dundee's forces the country was much disturbed by "broken
men" from the north. In the "Transactions" of the Glasgow Archaeological Society (part i.
1859, p. 38), there is printed the "Journal" of a soldier in the Earl of Eglinton's troop
of horse. This curious paper gives an account of the movements of this regiment while
engaged in restoring order. It is in the form of a journal. At the end of July, 1689,
the writer records : — " We marched to Killpatrick and then to Glasgow, where we stayed
4 days, and thence we marched to Cader ; and from th* to Campsie wher we lay eght
days ; and on of them nights the hilland men cam to the Mount above the toune,
driving all the coues and yeous belonging to the countrey men ther about ; the gentell men
coming in to the toun wher our quarter master was, who comanded the half of the troupe
that lay ther, desiring ernestlie that he would assist them in persewing of the rogs, and in
geting of the countreymens goods back again ; he causing the troumpat sound a hors, we all
mounting about midnight, we marching doun to duntreth, falling in by the back of the mont
wher there was a pass, where we expected to a mett with them ; they geting notice of
it that we wer in their perseut, made their escape in be Loch Lomont, losing all the catell ;
the contrey men finding that we had regained all their catell give our quarter master a great
many thanks, and tould him so long as we wer to stay tlier we should pay nothing for man
or hors."

- It was early in the century that the first umbrella arrived in the parish. In Dr. Hamilton's
"Life" its first appearance is thus described: — "The fortunate possessor was Miss Robison of
Leddriegreen, and the first day of its public exhibition was a rainy Sabbath. Being apprised
of its presence in church, all the youngsters turned out to view the phenomenon, and as the
old lady advanced through the descending flood under covert of her moving tent, they eyed her
with such admiration as some of us have felt the first time we saw a man go down in a
diving-bell." It was early, too, in the century that a Strathblane tradesman visited London.
John Livingstone, tailor, was the adventurous man, and ever afterwards he went by the name
of " Lunnon Johnnie," a nickname which at once commemorated his visit to the great
metropolis and distinguished him from his relative, John Livingstone the precentor, who was
universally known as "Singing Johnnie."



OLD AND NEW STRATHBLANE. 267

the better schoolhouse and teaching, told on the manners and intelligence of
the people, and though the tone of the rural part of the community was
certainly lowered by the excessive number of public-houses in the parish, and
the almost unchecked system of smuggling which was carried on to an enormous
extent,^ still progress, though slow, was certain and continuous. The appearance
of the cholera in 1832, the agitations about the first Reform Bill and other
political matters, and the Church question made men think and read. Cattle
shows and farmers' societies gave a stimulus to cattle breeding and agriculture,
and the success of the Blanefield Printworks brought new families and new
ideas into the parish. Coaches, and latterly a railway, have made travelling and
visiting easy. Loch Katrine and Edenkill water-supply, higher wages and better
houses, have made life more comfortable, and amusements, both intellectual and
outdoor, have made it more agreeable than it was a hundred years ago.

This century, then, has seen many improvements in Strathblane, and though
we are not yet very far on the road to perfection, still we have made a start
on our journey, and there is no reason why we should now pause.

^ The excise officers in Stratlablane in the early part of the century were actually in league
with the smugglers. They received a percentage on the profits of each still, and in return
agreed not to disturb their operations unless driven to do so by a direct information. In such
a case they took good care to give timeous warning when a seizure was to be made. A well-
known officer, who was generally supposed to have introduced this system, was drowned while
bathing in Dumbroch Loch in 1821, and afterwards there was less open smuggling.



STRATHBLANE CHURCHYARD
INCLUDrNG THE

New Burying Ground

1886.



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Note.— In the annexed list of tombstones the inscriptions are given, letter for
letter, and line for line, as they are on the originals ; the style of the
lettering being as nearly the same as can be produced by types.



APPENDIX I.

STRATHBLANE CHURCHYARD.

1886.



The following is a complete list of the Tombstones in Strathblane Churchyard.
It begins on the west side and reads from the south to the north. The Monu-
ment of the Coubroughs of Blanefield stands almost immediately behind the
Session House, and is counted No. i of the First Row, there being at present
no stones south of it.



No.



ROW I.
I. (A red granite monument.)

IN MEMORIAM

HANNAH BUTLER

BORN AT BOLTON LE MOORS 21st DECEMBER 1809
DIED AT BLANEFIELD 16th DECEMBER1878

WIFE OF
ANTHONY PARK COUBROUGH
ALSO OF THEIR INFANT DAUGHTER

MARY BUTLER

BORN AT BLANEFIELD 29TH AUGUST 1848

DIED 4TH MAY 1849.

ALSO OF

ANTHONY PARK COUBROUGH

OF BLANEFIELD, J. P.

BORN 25TH JANUARY 1810,

DIED AT BLANEFIELD IQTH JUNE 1883

"THY WILL BE DONE"



COUBROUGH



(On a small marble tablet lying in front of the
monument is inscribed)

ALICE MARGARET

THIRD DAUGHTER OF

ANTHONY & MARGARET COUBROUGH

BORN 2IST MAY 1882
DIED I4TH MAY 1884

"FOR EVER WITH THE LORD "

(On the back of the monument is the following
inscription.)

IN THIS CHURCHYARD LIE BURIED

JOHN COUBROUGH

BORN 1660 DIED 1740
AND HIS SON

JOHN COUBROUGH

MID-BALLEWAN

BORN 17 1 7 DIED 9"^" JULY 1 7 97

WHO MARRIED

i^T AGNES EDMONSTONE (of spital)
2° AGNES LAPSLIE (campsie)
3^ JANE LIVINGSTONE

HIS SON

JOHN COUBROUGH

BORN AT BALLEWAN 14'^" DEC^" I 76 1
DIED 1844

MARRIED EUPHEMIA STEWART PARK

WHO DIED IN 1849
AND HAD ISSUE

SARAH -JOHN -ANTHONY •& JAMES



270



l^E PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.



No. 2. (A small white marble cross.)

CHARLES CHRISTIAN AITKEN
BORN 15TH MARCH 1879
DIED 7TH OCTOBER 1880

"OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN"

Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are graves with no
tombstones.

No. 8. (A headstone.)

ROGER ALFRED GRUNDY

IN MEMORY OF HIS SON

FRANK OMAR

WHO DIED 5"^" AUGUST 1855
AGED 14 MONTHS

There are no more tombstones in Row I.







ROW IL






No. I.




17 •

ic •


05
HW






Nos. 2,


3. 4, 'ind 5
tombstones.


are graves


with


no



No. 6. (A headstone.)

to the Memory

of MARY FERGUS Spouse

to JAMES BUCHANAN

Blanefield who departed

this life the 29"' Sepf 1827

Aged 69 Years



No. 7.

JOHN DUNN
died 25"^ Feb 1855 aged 78 years

MARGARET DUNN
died 11"' May 1866 aged 38 years

JESSIE DUNN
died 17"' June 1868 aged 27 years



No. 8.



THE BURIAL PLACE
OF WIL^\M DIN AND
lEAN CUBROCH-AN
D-THER HIERS-I7S6



No. 9.



JOHN DUN AND
MARGARET ANGLIE
AND THEIR HEIRS



No. 10.

OF ARCHIB

HIERE-LYS-THE -CORPS ,
ALD -FOYER -LAWFAL SON TO

WHO

JAMES-FOYER-A-MARGRAT-REID
DEPRTED-HIS-LIFE-WPON
THE-20-DAY OF-SEPTEMB
ER-I7I2-HIS-AGE-I6-YEARS



APPENDIX I.-STRATHBLANE CHURCHYARD.



271



No. II.



HERE • LVES • THE • CORPS • OF • M



O 9 -YEARS

W



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H

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d3a . OHAV • asm • XVHD"aVIM



No. 12.



D



No. 13. (A headstone.')

ERECTED
IN MEMORY OF

GREGORY PENDER

BLEACHER

WHO DIED 20"^" MAY 1851

AGED 61 YEARS

ALSO

JANET FOYER

HIS SPOUSE

DIED 17"^" JUNE 1854

AGED 66 YEARS

JAMES PENDER

THEIR SON

DIED 7"^" MARCH 1825

AGED 4j^ YEARS

BETHIA EDMONSTONE PENDER

THEIR DAUGHTER

DIED 3^° JUNE 1836

AGED 1 7 YEARS

GREGORY PENDER

THEIR SON

DIED II'^" SEPTEMBER 1849

AGED 18 YEARS



No. 14. (A stone with the inscription quite
worn off.)



No. 15. (A stone with the inscription quite
worn off.)



272



THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.



No. 16. (A headstone.)
AG



No. 17. (A headstone.)

ERECTED

TO

THE MEMORY OF

ALEXANDER GRAHAM

LATE FARMER IN CRAIGBROCK

WHO DIED II'^" APRIL 1 842

AGED 68 YEARS

ALSO

JANE M^COLL

HIS WIFE

WHO DIED 7"^" AUGUST 1837

AGED 55 YEARS



No. 18. (A headstone.)

THIS STONE IS
ERECTED IN MEMORY OF

AGNESS GRAHAM

DAUGHTER OF THE LATE

MICHAEL GRAHAM

WEAVER IN SPITTAL WHO

DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON

THE 8™ DAY OF JAN"^^

1823 AGED 22 YEARS

ERECTED BY

MICHAEL JOHN & JAMES

GRAHAM HIR BROTHERS



No. 19.

IN MEMORY OF

MICHAEL GRAHAM jun''

SON OF MICHAEL GRAHAM

AND JEAN DUNCAN WHO

WAS BORN AT GLASGOW ON

THE 9™ APRIL 1824 AND DIED

THE 22 FEBRY 1827

ALsoTHEiR SON ARCHIBALD DUNCAN

BORN 18™ SEPT^ 1826 AND
DIED 31^'^ JULY 1827.



Nos. 20j 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and
28 are graves with no tombstones.



No. 29. (A headstone.)

WILLIAM ADAM



Nos. 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34 are graves
with no tombstones.



No. 35.


1845




The Property of




Ja^ Money




ROW IIL


No. I.






16 73




WR IM



APPENDIX I.—STRATHBLANE CHURCHYARD.



273



No. 2.





16


73




WR


IM


No. 3.








16


73




WR


IM


No. 4.








16


73




WR


IM



Nos. 5 and 6 are graves with no tomb-
stones.



No. 7.



AP
17



MM

95



No. 8.

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF

ROBERT PARLANE

DIED 20''" APRIL 185 1 AGED 8l

No. 9.

THIS STONE IS

BY

MALCOLM COUBROUGH

Farmei- Auchinee?i

\\\ Jftcmcru of

JEAN BUCHANAN his Wife

Who died Dec 2nd 1835

In the 60 Year of her Aee



No. 10. (Headstone.)

ERECTED BY

JAMES COUBROUGH

IN MEMORY OF

MARGARET MURDOCH

HIS WIFE

WHO DIED 4''"" FEBRUARY 1849

AGED 42 YEARS

THE SAID JAMES COUBROUGH

WHO DIED 20"^" DECEMBER 1 885
AGED 84 YEARS

(On a stone lying below.)

MALCOLM AND JANE
COUBROUGH PLACED THIS

STONE IN MEMORY OF

JOHN COUBROUGH THEIR

BROTHER WHO DEPARTED

THIS LIFE ON THE 6'" OF OCT*^

I 77 I IN THE 26'''" YEAR

OF HIS AGE

No. II. A grave with no tombstone.



No. 12.



IC AE

1796

1667
IR IF

HERE LYES

INTERRED

THE REMAINS

OF

JOHN COUBROUGH

WHO DIED 9™ JULY

1797 AGED 80 YEARS



2 M



274
No. 13.



THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.



A grave with no tombstone.



No. 14.



IN MEMORY OF

JANET BURDEN

WIFE OF JOHN M'^LAREN

DIED AT CARBETH GUTHRIE

15"^" JUNE 1872

AGED 58 YEARS



No. 15. (Headstone.)

BY

WILLIAM HARDIE . CARBETH

in Memory of his son Neil

who died the 2'^ December 1847

Aged 31 Years



No. 16.



1741
IH ER



No. 18.



J • M^



No. 19.



16 -61
W M

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No. 17. Inscription worn away.



No. 20. A qrave with no tombstone.



No. 21. (Headstone against the Church
wall.)

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF

THE REV" JAMES PEARSON DD

BORN AUGUST 12 1813

DIED DECEMBER 1 7 1873

AND HIS WIFE

MARY HAIG

DIED FEBRUARY 9 1 884
THE MEMORY OF THE JUST JS BLESSED

IHS

A number of graves follow with no tombstones,
till the last but one in this row, viz. : —

(A headstone.)

BY

JOHN TENNANT

IN MEMORY OF HIS SON

JOHN

WHO WAS KILLED AT

STRATHBLANE 9"^" SEPT 1 864

AGED 14 YEARS

ALSO THEIR DAUGHTER

MARGARET DIED 9'^" JULY 1 847

AGED 10 YEARS
ELIZABETH DIED 1 1'^" SEPT 1 839
AGED 2 YEARS
JOHN TENNANT .
DIED 27™ AUGT 1868
AGED 64 YEARS

WEEP NOT FOR US FOR WE ARE HAPPY^



WHEN GOD WAS THY RANSOM THY GUARDIAN THY GUIDE

HE GAVE THEE HE TOOK THEE AND SOON WILL RESTORE THEJi

WHERE DEATH HATH NOSTINC SINCE THE SAVIOUR HATH DIED"



APPENDIX L—STRATHBLANE CHURCHYARD,



275





ROW


IV.


No. 7. (Headstone.)


No. I.






ERECTED BY




17


14


JOHN M^INDOE




JAMES M<=INDO


IN MEMORY OF
HIS FATHER




C R




JOHN M<=INDOE

PORTIONER CARBETH








WHO DIED 27'^" JUNE 1839


No. 2.






ALSO HIS BROTHER




AM
IP


AK
IM^


JAMES

DIED 6™ SEPTR 1839




17


66


AND HIS MOTHER

ISABELLA BOYD








DIED 12™ MARCH 1 85 I


No. 3.






JOHN M^INDOE




17X




BY WHOM THIS STONE WAS ERECTED




IM


IR


WAS BORN 12'^" FEBY 1809
AND DIED 8™ NOV" 1863











No. 4.



JAMES M*=INDOE



No, 5. (Headstone.)

©rccteb

IN

Memory

of

JAMES PATERSON

who died 9"* Nov 1864 aged 70 years



No. 6. A grave with no tombstone.



No. 8.



Here Hes the Body of
JAMES M^INDOE late

Turner in Glasgow

youngest Son JOHN M'=

IN DOE Portioner of Wester

Carbeth who died the 6"'

April 1806 Aged 27 years

and 10 months



No. 9.



16
RM



95



276



THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.



No. 10.

ANDREW KESSEN Netherton

MDCCCXXX

\\\ Jflcniorg of

MARION DAVIE his Wife

Who died Jan 3'' 1830

and of

ANDREW KESSEN his Father

Who died Sept 15'" 1830

No. II.

Carbeth burying ground

the property of

John Guthrie

1816

John Miller died \^^ Dec 1819

Aged 38 years



No. 12.



IM



No. 13. (Headstone.)

IN MEMORY OF

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD

L.VrE BLEACHER CRAIGALLION

WHO DIED 3'' JANUARY 1 829

AGED 42 YEARS

AND OF CHRISTINA HIS DAUGHTER

\VHO DIED 8™ MARCH 1 848

AGED 2 2 YEARS



No. 15.

SACRED

to the Memory of

JOHN LIVINGSTON who died

at Duntreath Dec 1787 Aged 76

JOHN LIVINGSTON his son died

at Edenkill 14* Feb 1823 Aged 87

ISABELLA BROWN his Spouse died

at Broadgate 16*'' Feb 1834 Aged 83

No. 16. No inscription.



No. I.



ROW V.
RONALD MACDONALD

IN MEMORY OF HIS DAUGHTER

MARY

WHO DIED 28^^" APRIL 1875

AGED 15 YEARS

"THY WILL BE DONE"



No. 14.



IGM



No. 2. (A small headstone.)


IB




On a stone below —




16


91


TR


BC


JF


MF


No. 3.




16


94


IW


AM


WILLIAM


M^IL


OUHAM


1808



APPENDIX I.—STRATHBLANE CHURCHYARD.



277



No. 4. No inscription.



No. 5.



No. 6.



No. 7.



16
RP



94
JW



LEDDREGREAN
BURYING GROUND

1803

Here is interred

CHRISTIAN SELKRIG

Born feb 1701

and

Died 6"" may 1781



Here Lies

WALTER ROBISON

Esq"" of

LEDDRIEGREAN

Born May 1726

and

Died feb 1793

also

WALTER ROBISON

his Grandson Born

the 20* of November

1803 and Died the

14* of Aprile 1806

also

Agnes Robison

his Granddaughter

Born 21 March 1807

Died 12 Sept 1864



No. 8.



Here Lies

Robert Robison esq"^

of

LEDDRIEGREAN

Writer in Glasgow
Born the 30* of October

1776
Died the 25* of October

1808



ALSO

JAMES ROBISON esquire

OF leddriegreen

advocate

late sheriff substitute

of ayrshire

HIS SON
BORN 9™ NOVEMBER 1805
DIED 26™ NOVEMBER 1876



Nos. 6, 7, and 8 are within a stone coping, are all
in beautiful order, and No. 8 is a very pretty
freestone slab. The upper tablet is a little
raised, and the lower tablet is of grey granite
let into the freestone.



No. 9.



I • R • MB



Nos. I o and 1 1 are graves with no tomb-
stones.



278



THE PARISH OF STRA THBLANE.



No.


12.


No. 3.






The property of




16 96




Robert Brock




GE MH




and
Jean Buchanan




Here lies the Body
of




1821




Walter Paul who
Died the 16"^ of June








No.


13. A grave with no tombstone.




1806 Aged 51 years


No.


14.


No. 4.






JM EM




Here lies the Remains




1795




of

ROBERT PROVAN






No.


IS-




Portioner in Auchingillan




Here Lies the Remains




Who Died the 5"^ of




of




July 1793 Aged 76 Years




WILLIAM SHEARER




And ten Months




Portioner in Mugdock




MOSES PROVAN




Who Died About Middle




C.A




Age • 12 Jan 1777




Glasgow




and also Jean Weir




Died 21=' Feb 187 1




his Spouse who died the




Aged 49 Years




18"' August 1806 aged 70 years
















No. 5.


17 63








RP


No.


ROW VI.

I. (Low headstone.)

1735
JOHN BUCHAN




16-63
WH • ID




No. 6.


17 60




MARGRAT M^INDO




RP.

1663






No.


2. A grave with no tombstone.




WH ID



APPENDIX I.—STRATHBLANE CHURCHYARD.



279



No. 7.



JAMES PROVAN

OF TOWNHEAD AUCHENGILLAN

DIED 21^^ SEPTEMBER 1865
AGED 96 YEARS AND 6 MONTHS

ROBERT PROVAN

HIS NEPHEW

DIED 16™ JULY 1864

AGED 52 YEARS



No. 8.



ALEXANDER BENSON



No. 9.



WALTER LYLE

Died 16"^ May i8oc
Aged 49 Years



No. 10.

JAMES HUTCHISON

IN MEMORY OF

JEANIE HIS DAUGHTER

DIED 6'^" MAY 1882

AGED 7 YEARS AND 9 MONTHS

No. II. (Headstone.)

ERECTED
BY

CHRISTOPHER MCQUEEN

in Memory of his wife

MARGARET BROCK

who died 15"' September

1 84 1 Aged 50 Years

(Two stones lying below, one blank, on the other)

1707



No. 12.



THE PROPERTY OF
ME MACINDOE
CARBETH



No. 13.



ROBERT M^INDOE

a?id
BETHIA DUNCAN

1814



No. 14.

The property of

JAMES M^INDOE

late of CARBETH

1814

No. 14 is right opposite the Church door, about
five yards from it.



ROW VII.

No. I. (Headstone.)

SACRED
TO

THE MEMORY OF

DUNCAN MCMILLAN

DIED 9™ FEBRUARY 1 837
AGED 2^ YEARS

ANN MCMILLAN

DIED 9™ JULY 1846
AGED 14 YEARS

alp:xander m^millan

DIED 13'^" JULY 1868
AGED 61 YEARS

HANNAH M^xMILLAN

DIED 8^" SEPTEMBER 1869
AGED 65 YEARS

(A weeping angel carved at foot of the stone.)



THE PARISH OF STRA THBLANE.



Nos. 2 and 3 blank.



No. 4.



No. 5.



No. 6.



JAMES MAIKLUM
JT II

1681
PM • MC
HERE • LYES • THE
CORPS • OF

JANET ■ MAIKLUM
& ALSO • APRIL • 25 •
JT 66 DIED

CHARLES ■ MAIK
■ LUM • HER • SON
AGED ■ 24
YEARS •



17 JJ

IG IG



No. 7.



/ G



AS IB

1751



No. 8. (Headstone.)

®rcctcb bg the family

OF

ARCHIBALD M^LACHLAN

FARMER CUILT

WHO DIED 30'^" JULY 1870

AGED 50 YEARS

AND HIS WIFE ELIZABETH GILMOUR

DIED 10* MARCH 1 8 66

AGED 37 YEARS
ALSO THEIR CHILDREN

ANNIE & ELIZABETH

WHO DIED IN INFANCY

No. 9. (Small marking stone.)
No. 10. Blank.



No. II.



IB



MR



1753



No. 12. (A headstone.)
1768
GB ■ M.M^

(On a stone below)

JOHN BROWN

PORTIONER OF MUGDOCK

AND

ELIZABETH HIS WIFE

LIE HERE INTERRED

HAVING LIVED TOGETHER IN WEDLOCK

HAPPILY FOR 30 YEARS

SHE DIED ON 23"" JUNE 1817 AGED 66

HE UPON THE 31^^" DECEMBER 1818 AGED 6 1

LEAVING TEN CHILDREN

TO LAMENT THE LOSS

OF

A PIOUS AND PRUDENT FATHER

AND DISCREET AND VIRTUOUS MOTHER



APPENDIX I.—STRATHBLANE CHURCHYARD.



281



No. 13.



JOHN BRASH
DUNTREATH



No. 14.



ROW VIII.



No. I.



1824

the Property of

ANDREW M^FARLANE Farmer

in Peach and ANN SHEARER

his Spouse and their Children

Malcohn their Son died
i^* January 1824 Aged 24 Years



No. 2. A stone with inscription worn
away.



No. 3.



1780
JM^ ■ JG
JG



No. 4. (Headstone.)

1868

ERECTED

BY

WILLIAM GRAHAM

IN MEMORY OF HIS SON ALEXANDER

WHO DIED 21^^^ FEBY 1 85 7 AGED 1 4

MONTHS AND JAMES WHO DIED 23°

NOVEMBER 1865 AGED 9 MONTHS

AND WILLIAM WHO DIED 25™ JULY

1867 AGED II MONTHS

ALSO

IN MEMORY OF

JANET THOMPSON

HIS WIFEWHO DIED 16™ MAY 1870 AGED 39 YEARS

HELEN WHO DIED 9™ AUGUST 1 87 6

AGED 4 MONTHS
JANET WHO DIED 29^^" MARCH 1879

AGED II YEARS

WILLIAM WHO DIED 1 7 FEBRY 1 88 1

AGED I YEAR & II MONTHS



No. 5. A grave with no tombstone.



No. 6.



1824
JAMES FREELAND



2 N



THE PARISH OF STRATHBLANE.



No. 7.



1777
JAMES GRA
GRAHAM

ABETH
LOGAN
JP 1824



Nos. 8, 9, and 10 are graves with no tomb-
stones.



No. II.



17S0

JOHN BRYCE

AND

MARGRAT ANGUS



No. 12.



IB MR 1751



No. 13. A grave with no tombstone.



No. 14.



HG



No. 15.

IN MEMORY OF

WEE HUGHIE
SON OF PETER MARSHALL

WHO DIED 5'''" FEBY 1 876
AGED 4 YEARS
AND HIS WIFE

MARY FORREST

WHO DIED 23° SEPT'^ 1880
AGED 50 YEARS



iNo. 16.



1776

HG SP

HENRY GRAHAME
EDINKIIX

ERECTED BY

BETSY SMITH

IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND

JOHN SMITH

WHO DIED 3° JUNE 1857
THE ABOVE

BETSY GRAHAME SMITH

DIED 2 1^'^ APRIL 1882
AGED 77 YEARS



Between Rows VIII. and IX. is a headstone out
of its place inscribed thus —



ERECTED

IN MEMORY OF
JOHN WEIR PORTIONER

MUGDOCK

WHO DIED SEPTEMBER 1 843

AGED 65 YEARS

ALSO

BETHEA HARVEY his wife

WHO DIED MARCH 1 844

AGED 65 YEARS

ALSO

WILLIAM THEIR SON

WHO DIED OCT'^ 1859

AGED 40 YEARS



APPENDIX I.—STRATHBLANE CHURCHYARD.



^83



ROW IX.

No. I.

ERECTED
BY

JOHN SPENCE

IN MEMORY OF HIS WIFE

MARGARET GASSY

WHO DIED AT CRAIGALLION

10™ AUGUST 1867

AGED 59 YEARS



Nos. 2 and 3 are graves with no tomb-
stones.



No. 4.



WM IB

AM BY

ROBERT GRAHAM

DIED 7™ JUNE 1877
AGED 32



No. 5. A marking stone with RG cut on
it.



No. 6. (Headstone.)

©recteb

BY

ROBERT GRAHAM

in Memory of his Father

ALEXANDER GRAHAM

who died 30"" April 1820

Aged 67 Years



No. 7 and to the path no toml^stones.



No. 8.



K
AG



ED



Nos. 9 and 10. Stones with no inscriptions.



Nos. 1 1 and 1 2 are graves with no tomb-
stones.



No. 13.

Here he the Remains of

THOMAS LAPSLEY Son of

JOHN LAPSLEY and

JEAN FOYER

ALEXANDER LAPSLEY

died on the 25* day of August 1822

in the 22'' year of his age

No. 14.

J M

NOW

M^ ROBISONS
OF
LEDDRIEGREAN
1809

ALEX'^ SPARK

IN MEMORY OF

JAMES HIS SON

DIED 31^'^ OCTR 186 1 AGED 3 MONTHS



284



THE PARISH OF STRA THBLANE.



No. 15.



1660
A ■ C

Leddriegrean
Burying Ground



No. 16.



1778
DC ■ MD
DC • IB



ROW X.

No. I. (This stone is on the south side of



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