Family History Resources for Genealogists and Family Tree Research in Kirkcudbrightshire

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Monumental Inscriptions at Parton Kirkyard

Inscription 1
In loving memory of Helen Montgomery Farquarson, who died at Cogarth, 18th of April 1906, aged 22 years. Thomas Cook Smith, late farmer in Cogarth Airie, who died at the Cottage Hospital, Castle Douglas, 10th March 1928, aged 68 years. Also his wife Jessie McNaught Caven, who died at St. Ninian’s Place, Castle Douglas, 6th March 1941, aged 89 years. Thy will be done.

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Inscription 2
In loving memory of Marion Ferguson, who died at Over Laggan, 30th July 1904, aged 84 years.

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Inscription 3
Erected by John Bryden, in memory of Laurie Geddes, his beloved wife, who died at Diamonds Laggan on the 6th March 1902, aged 58 years. Also Agnes Laurie, their daughter, who died at same place, 1st Sept. 1906, aged 24 years. Also the said John Bryden, who died at Redcroft, Parton, 5th April 1911, aged 80 years. Also Alexander, his son, who died at 199 Stoneylane, Birmingham, 30th August 1912, aged 38 years. Also Mary Ann, his daughter, who died at Redcroft, Parton, 2nd Aug’t 1913, aged 34 years. Also William his son, who died at Redcroft, 9th September 1921, aged 49 years. Also James, fifth son of the said John Bryden, who died at Threip Neuk, Shawhead, 8th Sep’r 1941, aged. 71 years.

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Inscription 4
In memory of Margaret Adeline F. Browne, daughter of William Browne, who died at Schoolhouse, Parton, on January 7th 1869, aged 2 years. Also John Browne, his son, who died there on May 16th 1870, aged 17 years. Also Margaret Adeline Brown, his daughter, who died there on February 28th 1877, aged 8 years. Also William F. Browne, his son, who died at Kimberly, South Africa, on October 6th 1893, aged 35 years. Also George Scott Browne, his fourth son, who died at Kirkconnel, on July 28th 1903, aged 41 years. Also the above William Browne, who died at Ferngrove, Crossmichael, on January 26th 1907, aged 80 years. Also Andrew Browne, fifth son of the above, who died at Kimberly, South Africa, on May 4th 1907, aged 44 years. Agnes Douglas Browne, widow of the above William Browne, who died at Edinburgh, Oct’r 26th 1916, aged 83 years. Henry Browne, their son, who died at Johannesburg, Feb’y 1916. Scott Browne, their son, who died at Johannesburg, S.A., 16th March 1924, aged 49 years. John Wilson Browne, who died at Kimberley, S.A., 13th April 1937. (Chipped, possibly Flo)ra Jean Browne, wife of Ronald Currie, died 13th May 1949.

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Inscription 5
Erected by Robert McJannet, in memory of Agnes McKnight, his spouse, who died at Drumrash, Parton, 21st Sept. 1868, aged 27 years.

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Inscription 6
Sacred to the memory of Xavaria Caven, daughter of William Caven, farmer in Cogarth, who died 1st of June 1863, aged 6 years. Also William his son, who died at Caversham, New Zealand, 11th March 1870, aged 30 years. Also Elizabeth McNaught, spouse of W. Caven, who died at Cogarth on the 18th March 1886, aged 74 years. Also the Rev’d James Caven, who died at the Manse, Kirkintilloch, on the 23rd July 1893, aged 52 years. Also John Caven, who died at Cogarth on the 5th September 1894, aged 53 years. Also William Caven, who died at Cogarth on the 16th May 1900, aged 88 years. Also Mary Caven, daughter of the above, who died at Aucheninnies on the 12th March 1908, aged 56 years.

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Inscription 7
Erected by John Sharpe, in memory of his son Adam, who died at Glenlaggan Lodge, 9th January 1864, aged 16 months. Also of John Campbell, his son-in-law, who was killed on the Portpatrick Railway, 8th Dec. 1866, aged 26 years. Also Annie Campbell, his daughter, who died 5th April 1873, aged 29 years. Also the above John Sharpe, who died at Castle Douglas, 2nd March 1890, aged 70 years. Also Lucy Duncan, wife of the above John Sharpe, who died at Castle Douglas, 2nd March 1900, aged 78 years.

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Inscription 8
In loving memory of James Martin, who died at Auchenhay, Borgue, 20th March 1905, aged 81 years. Isabella Corson, his wife, who died at Little Boreland, Parton, 22nd May 1901, aged 79 years. Isabella Martin, their granddaughter who died in the Middlesex Hospital, London, 22-1-39, aged 60.

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Inscription 9a
Sacred to the memory of Capt. A.C. Sanderson of Glenlaggan, who died there on the 21st June 1873, aged 60 years.

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Inscription 9b
In loving memory of Colonel Patrick Sanderson, of Glenlaggan, who commanded the Royal Scots Greys, born Aug. 29 1844, died Feb. 21 1902. Also his wife Mary R.M. Spens, born Aug. 21 1856, died Mar. 15 1953.

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Inscription 9c
In loving remembrance of Archibald James Sanderson, Captain 1st Kings Own Scottish Borderers, elder son of Colonel Patrick Sanderson, Royal Scots Greys, of Glenlaggan, wounded 26th April 1915, at the landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula, died on board hospital ship “Sicilia”, 2nd May 1915, buried at sea.

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Inscription 9d
Sacred to the memory of Mary M Sanderson, born March 20th 1846, died March 4th 1847.

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Inscription 9e
Mrs Beatrice Mary Carbis, died 7th April 1953. Captain Patrick Claude Sanderson, died 5th October 1958. Miss Helen Grisell Sanderson, died 19th February 1986.

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Inscription 10
Erected in memory of Margaret Gordon Wilson, wife of Robert McCready, who died at Boat-o-Rhone, 6th June 1881, aged 71 years. Also the above Robert McCready, who died at same place on the 12th April 1886, aged 80 years. Also Sarah, daughter of the above, who died at Edinburgh on the 22nd August 1906, aged 72 years. Also George McLellan, son of Alexander McLellan, who died at Twynholm, 11th Nov’r 1908, aged 7 years. Also Maggie, daughter of Alexander McLellan, who died at Bishopton, 28th July 1910, aged 25 years. Also Jemima Sharpe, who died at the Cottage Hospital, Castle Douglas, 27th July 1943, aged 83 years.

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Inscription 11
Sacred to the memory of James Moffat, who died at Mid Laggan, Parton, the 8th May 1843, aged 73 years. Also Joan Fergusson, his wife, who died at Barwhillanty, Parton, on the 16th of April 1863, aged 63 years. Also Robert, their son, who died at Castle Douglas, 9th March 1863, aged 35 years. Also John, their son, who died at Glenroan, Crossmichael, 30th Jan’y 1887, aged 68 years. Also Alexander, their son, who died at Elfcraig, Crossmichael, 28th October 1887, aged 65 years. To memory ever dear. Also Jane Thomson, wife of the above Alexander Moffat, who died at Squarepoint, Crossmichael, 16th April 1914, aged 68 years. To memory ever dear.

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Inscription 12
In memory of Janet Wood, wife of William Paterson, who died at Culdoach on the 21st of February 1873, advanced in years. Also Thomas their son, who died at London on the 18th May 1869, aged 28 years. Also of the above William Paterson, who died at same place, 29th of November 1875, aged 61 years. Also Charles, their son, who died at Culdoach, 31st July 1881, aged 33 years.

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Inscription 13
Erected by Alex’r Thompson, in memory of Gordon Moore, his spouse, who died at Chapelton, Urr, 12th Jan. 1847, aged 39 years. Alexander, their son, who died at Urogh, Balmaghie, 13th Feb. 1839, aged 13 months. Isabella, their daughter, who died at same place, 5th July 1840, aged 3 years. Isabella, their daughter, who died at Chapelton, Urr, 28th Jan. 1847, aged 6 years.

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Inscription 14
To the memory of Janet McMillan, spouse of Andrew McHutchison, Upper Ervie, who died 5th Oct. 1850, aged 40 years. Also Anthony, their son, who died in infancy.

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Inscription 15
Sacred to the memory of Isabella Haigh, who died at Parton Lodge, 17th December 1876, aged 61 years, the beloved wife of James Barber, Parton Mill. Also Elizabeth Carruthers, wife of James Barber, who died at Parton Mill, 10th February 1900, aged 56 years. Also the above James Barber, who died at Crossmichael, 20th January 1915, aged 91 years.

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Inscription 16
Erected by John Thomson, in memory of Catherine Grierson, his spouse, who died in Borland of Parton on the 17th of March 1837, aged 59 years. Also two of his children who died in infancy. Also the said John Thomson, who died at same place, on the 23rd of March 1839, aged 73 years. Also William Thomson, son of the above, who died at Nethertown of Kings Grange, 15th Jan. 1845, aged 41.

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