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Monumental Inscriptions at Rerrick Kirkyard

Inscription 1
In affection remembrance of Agnes Reid, who died at Portmary, 14th November 1876, aged 12 years, daughter of John Reid. Also of the said John Reid, who died at Craigbrex, Colvend, 3 July 1886, aged 47 years. Also his widow Ann Sproat, who died at Woodside Cottage, Colvend, 4th March 1890, aged 64 years.

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Inscription 2
Sacred to the memory of Robert Campbell Esq’r, who died at Portmary, XVIIIth of April MDCCCXXXVI.. I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me. II Samuel XII 23d. Also Douglas Vietch McMurdo, who died at Port Mary XVIIIth of June MDCCCXLV.

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Inscription 3
Sacred to the memory of Agnes, daughter of John Carter of Castlehill, who died on the 3rd Aug’t 1836, in the 7 year of her age. Also the above John Carter of Castlehill, who died on the 17 Jan’y 1864, in the 72nd year of his age. Also Alexander Carter his son, who died 11th Nov’r 1867, aged 35 years. Also Agnes Barbara Carter his daughter, who died at Holm Rook, Cumberland, 25th Feb’y 1868, aged 27 years. Also James Carter his son, who died 4th Jan’y 1877, aged 42 years. Also Barbara Glover, wife of John Carter, who died at Butterhole, Buittle, 26th Sep’r 1881, in the 82nd year of her age. Also Grace McKinnel, widow of the above James Carter, who died at Breckoniehill, Buittle, on the 8th March 1915, in her 70th year.

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Inscription 4
In memory of Anthony McTaggart, Joiner, Dundrennan Abbey, who died March 8th 1843, aged 62 years. Also David his son, who died April 2nd 1833, aged 19 months. Also David McTaggart his son, who died at St. Louis, U.S. America, 20th March 1872, aged 39 years, and is interred in La Fountaine Cemetery.

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Inscription 5
Sacred to the memory of John McTaggart Esq’r, formerly of Manchester, who died at Culnaightry on 1st Feb’y 1856, aged 72 years. Also Jane McAdam his daughter-in-law, wife of John McTaggart, who died at Culnaightry on 11th Sept. 1885 aged 49 years. Also John McTaggart his only son, who died at Culnaightrie on 7th July 1909, aged 82 years. Also Robert McTaggart, eldest son of the said John McTaggart, who died at Castle Douglas on 31st August 1915, aged 58 years.

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Inscription 6
(This stone has fallen face down. Inscription from MSC survey for information)
In memory of John Heughan, who died upon the 20th of Feb’y 1837, aged 29 yrs. Also Agnes Milligan his wife, who died on the 21st of January in the same year, aged 23.

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Inscription 7
Erected in memory of John, son of John Bell at Nether Hazelfield, who died at Culroach in the parish Girthon, the 14th May 1829, aged 19 years. Also Richard his son, who died at sea the 13th Dec’r 1829, aged 24 years. Also Ann McNaught his spouse, who died at Nether Hazelfield the 7th July 1833, aged 53 years. And Charles his son, who died in Africa, May 1834, aged 19 years. Also Robert his son, who died at sea, 3d Dec'r 1838, aged 16 years.

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Inscription 8
Sacred to the memory of Andrew McNae, who died 17th April 1857, aged 64. John his son, who died 18th March 1857, aged 19. Jessie his daughter, who died 13th Dec’r 1857, aged 22. Eliza Ann his daughter, who died 6th April 1837, aged 11 months. Grace Kissock his mother-in-law, who died 7th January 1848, aged 81. Also Helen Kissock, wife of the above Andrew McNae, who died at Kirkcudbright, 18th November 1879, aged 78. Samuel his son, who died in London, 19 March 1885, aged 45. Thomas, who died in New York, June 7th 1870. Also Mary Aikman, his wife, & children Helen & Edward, lost in the Cumbria, 1870. Nicholas Jane, who died 22nd May 1904, at Kirkcudbright. Also Helen, last survivor of the family of the above Andrew McNae & Helen Kissock, who died at Kirkcudbright, 2nd August 1906.

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Inscription 9
(Front) Sacred to the memory of William McBride, who died at Dundrennan Abbey, Sept’r 9th 1830, aged 42 years. John his son, who died May 9th 1847, aged 19 years. Also Jane his daughter, who died at Collin, the 7th Feb’y 1853, aged 22 years. Also Barbara his daughter, who died at Dundrennan on the 20th March 1855, aged 35 years. Also Mary McBride, spouse to the above William McBride, who died at Dundrennan, 18th May 1864, aged 73 years.
(Rear) Peter McBride, died at Dundrennan Abbey, 1826, aged 72 years. Mary Lawrie his wife, died 1829, aged 76 years.

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Inscription 10
Sacred to the memory of Alexander Cunningham of Linkens, who died 21st Feb 1838, aged 72 years. Also his son Robert Cunningham, who died 1st Oct’r 1846, aged 32 years. Also Agnes McCraith, spouse of the said Alexander Cunningham, who died at Nether Linkens, 25th August 1848, aged 62 years. Also John Cunningham, son of the said Alexander Cunningham, who died at Gateside, Balmaclellan, 2nd November 1857, aged 46 years. Also Jane McTaggart, widow of the said Robert Cunningham, who died at Kirkcudbright, 4th April 1904, aged 91 years. Also Alexander Cunningham, son of the said Robert Cunningham, who died at Kirkcudbright, 1st May 1915, aged 78 years.

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Inscription 11
Sacred to the memory of Alexander Mitchell, farmer in Netherlaw, who died on 5th May 1871, aged 76 years. And of his children, Grace who died on 7th June 1840 aged 6 years, Alexander who died on 4th Oct’r 1846 aged 10 months, Arthur Corson who died on 22nd Dec’r 1852 aged (illegible) months. Grace Rigg, wife of Alexander Mitchell, who died on 24th May 1880, aged 68 years. John Rigg Mitchell, who died at Ormonde, New Zealand, (illegible) February 1890. James Mitchell, their eldest son, who died 10th January 1914, aged 75 years.

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Inscription 12
In memory of Margaret McKune, spouse of William Rae, who died at Port Mary, Burnfoot, 9th February 1864, aged 93 years. Also William Rae her husband, who died at Burnfoot, 19th Feb’y 1874, aged 101 years. Also the daughter-in-law Sarah Murtrie, wife of David Rae, who died at Burnfoot, 14th Nov 1881, aged 73 years. The said David Rae, died at Burnfoot, 28th Dec 1891, aged 88 years. Also Margaret Hope Rae, daughter of the said William Rae, who died at Burnfoot, 2nd June 1903, aged 93 years. Also Elizabeth Rae, died at Dalbeattie, 26th August 1915, aged 72 years. “They rest from their labours”.

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Inscription 13
Erected by William Irving in memory of Thomas Irving, his father, who died at Port Mary on the 6th Oct 1857, aged 78 years. Also Rachel Rae, his mother, who died at Daltonhook, Parish of Drysdale on the 22nd Jan’y 1830, aged 50 years.

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Inscription 14
Lyes here William, infant son of Ja’s Tweedie at Stockmoss, who died 10th Oct 1826, Jean his daughter, who died 7th April 1834 aged 2 years. Also his children, viz: who died at Castle Douglas, Robert died 11th Aug’t. 1852 aged 5 years, William died 17th Aug’t 1852 aged 22 years, Bryce Johnston died 2d Sep. 1852 in his 3d year, George died 2d Oct’r 1852 aged 18 years, Jean died 5th April 1853 in her 9th year, Thomas Mitchel died July 4th 1858 aged 15 years, Janet died 29th Feb’y 1860 aged 23 years. Also Hannah Tweedie, who died at Stockmoss, 25th August 1877, aged 33 years. Also Janet McVitie, wife of the above, who died at Stockmoss, 29th April 1882, aged 81 years.

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Inscription 15
In memory of John McKittrick, who died at Chapelyard of Orchardtown, the 11th of January 1825, aged 76 years. Also Mary Thomson his spouse, who died 1st April 1839, aged 85 years. Also of Agness their daughter, who died at Castle Daffinse on the 25th of February 1858, aged 70 years.

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Inscription 16
Erected in memory of Peter Thomson, who departed his life at Padockhall, 26th Sept’r 1824, aged 8 years. Also Peter Thomson his father, who departed his life at Portcheek, 24th Sept. 1840, aged 77 years. Also Anne McEwen, relict of Peter Thomson, who departed this life at Portcheek, 19th April 1855, aged 76 years. Also their daughter Mary Thomson, who died at Portcheek, 15th Feb 1865, aged 54 years. Also Jane, daughter of the above, who died 31st Dec’r 1871, aged 54 years.

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Inscription 17
In loving memory of William Aitken, who died at Rerrick Kirk on 8th Feb 1840, age 52. Walter his son, died at same place on 28th July 1843, aged 23. William his son, died at West Indies on 1st Dec 1852, aged 25. Elizabeth Tait, his wife, died at Dundrennan on 14th Oct 1877, aged 81. James their son, died at Newton Le Willows, Lancashire on 27th Dec. 1891, aged 67. Mary their daughter, died at Dundrennan on 23rd July 1891, aged 55. Thomas their son, died at Dundrennan on 21st Oct. 1897, aged 79. Janet their daughter, died at Dundrennan on 27th July 1902, aged 62. Jane their daughter, died at Dundrennan on 9th Nov’r 1906, aged 83. Elizabeth Marshall their grand-daughter, who died at Dundrennan, 16th November 1922, aged 66. Also Janet Aitken, Dundrennan, died 15th October 1939, aged 83 years.

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Inscription 18
Erected in memory of William Milligan, who died at Auchencairn, 31st July 1855, aged 79 years. Also Jane Kerr, his wife, who died at same place, 31st Dec. 1853, aged 71 years. Robert their son, who died at same place, 13th July 1828, aged 24 years. David their son, who died at same place, 25th Oct. 1829, aged 7 years. Margaret their daughter, who died at same place, 24th Jan. 1830, aged 18 years. Alex Kerr, father of the above Jane Kerr, who died at same place, 21st April 1829, aged 79 years.

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Inscription 19
To the memory of Barbara Irving, wife of Lieut. Col. Irving, who died at Balcary, Feb’ry 16th 1821, aged 50. And also to that of her husband George Irving, Captain in the late Royal Irish Artillery, and General in H.M. Army, born 23rd April 1773, died 22nd November 1864.
At evening time, in spirit be right – Zacharia XIV, 7th v.---.

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Inscription 20
In affectionate remembrance of William McVitie, who died at Hazelfield Cottage,12th April 1911, aged 63 years. Also Jane Thomson, wife of the above William McVitie, who died at the Cottage Hospital, Castle Douglas, 15th March 1918, aged 53 years. Also Malcolm their youngest son, killed in action at Cambrai, France, 21st March 1918, aged 21 years. Also Elizabeth their daughter, who died at Hazelfield Cottage, 11th February 1977, aged 85 years.

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