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Kilbucho Church
« on: Friday 09 May 14 10:25 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know if the ruins of Kilbucho Parish church still stand? Would there be a burial ground there?
I am researching the Sinclair family from Culter (Legholmshiels farm) and one of the births was registered in both Culter and Kilbucho OPRs in 1785. The mother's name was Carrick and I wondered if perhaps her family came from Kilbucho. The child was Mungo Sinclair and I suspect his maternal grandfather may have been Mungo Carrick.
I have found a lovely tombstone in Culter churchyard for the Sinclair family.
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Re: KILBUCHO CHURCH
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 May 14 10:31 BST (UK) »
Lodger, this must be a later Kilbucho Parish Church, built in 1804. www.scotlandschurchestrust.org.uk/church/broughton-glenholm-kilbucho-parish-church

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Re: KILBUCHO CHURCH
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 May 14 10:33 BST (UK) »
....and the ruins of the previous church, with a small photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilbucho and also www.geograph.org.uk/photo/278847

Interesting comment from the geograph.org photo link:

Kilbucho Church
I suspect the cemetery was used long after the church fell into ruin as there are several gravestones from the turn of the 19th century, unless the building has deteriorated rapidly - quite possible at 1000 feet up.
There are worse locations as a last resting place.
Hill in the distance is Cardons Hill.


The dates of burial mentioned above are supported also by www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/record/rcahms/48709/kilbucho-old-parish-church-and-graveyard/rcahms

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Re: Kilbucho Church
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 May 14 21:19 BST (UK) »
Thanks Monica, I know it isn't the Broughton church, it's the ancient ruined one not far from the village of Broughton, on the road to Culter. If there is a burial ground there I will take a drive down as soon as the weather improves.
I also know that Kilbucho is pronounced "Kilbucko", so that's a start!
Paterson, Torrance, Gilchrist - Hamilton Lanarkshire. 
McCallum - Oban, McKechnie - Ross of Mull Argyll.
Scrim - Perthshire. 
Liddell - Polmont,
Binnie - Muiravonside Stirlingshire.
Curran, McCafferty, Stevenson, McCue - Co Donegal
Gibbons, Weldon - Co Mayo.
Devlin - Co Tyrone.