Author Topic: Seeking burial place of David and Helen Low(Watt) latterly living at Kirktonhill  (Read 841 times)

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Can anyone please help with burial places of the following:
David Low born Garvock 22 May 1803 who was drowned in the Den of Morphie 12 January 1874.
He had been the farm grieve at Kirktonhill.
And his wife Helen Watt born St. Cyrus 28 June 1800 who died 20th August 1884 at Kirktonhill.
I am hoping to visit the graveyard and look at the gravestones (if any...).


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Re: Seeking burial place of David and Helen Low(Watt) latterly living at Kirktonhill
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 June 17 14:03 BST (UK) »
The newspaper report indicates that David and Helen Low were living at Morphie in the parish of St Cyrus at the time of the accident, so I would start your search there.

http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search/british-newspapers?date=1874-01-01&date_offsetdate=1874-01-31&firstname=david&lastname=low

This family is also here https://www.geni.com/people/david-low/6000000005654820007

Hope this helps
Derbys: Ward, Hopkinson, Bradley, Birds, Clarke, Taylor, Daykin, Gent, Vardy, Cotterill, Stocks, Godber, Dronfield, Charlesworth, Bonsall, Purseglove
Notts: Clarke, Freeman, Kitchen, Allcock, Housley, Swanwick, Berrisford, Farnsworth, Antcliffe
Staffs: Nutt, Bowring
Yorks: Holling, Fish, Kay, Hardy
Lincs: Plummer, Broughton, Wellbourne

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Re: Seeking burial place of David and Helen Low(Watt) latterly living at Kirktonhill
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 17 June 17 14:12 BST (UK) »
Thank you!

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Re: Seeking burial place of David and Helen Low(Watt) latterly living at Kirktonhill
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 17 June 17 16:30 BST (UK) »
Not sure whether you know the area?  Leaving St Cyrus on the A92 driving towards Montrose just before the old toll bridge over the river North Esk

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@56.7538521,-2.4513695,3a,75y,193.54h,64.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sWaHvQRzcEyPraUjaMqWYiQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
Derbys: Ward, Hopkinson, Bradley, Birds, Clarke, Taylor, Daykin, Gent, Vardy, Cotterill, Stocks, Godber, Dronfield, Charlesworth, Bonsall, Purseglove
Notts: Clarke, Freeman, Kitchen, Allcock, Housley, Swanwick, Berrisford, Farnsworth, Antcliffe
Staffs: Nutt, Bowring
Yorks: Holling, Fish, Kay, Hardy
Lincs: Plummer, Broughton, Wellbourne

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Re: Seeking burial place of David and Helen Low(Watt) latterly living at Kirktonhill
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 17 June 17 18:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks again...
So presumably Morphie Church would have a graveyard where I should look first?

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Re: Seeking burial place of David and Helen Low(Watt) latterly living at Kirktonhill
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 17 June 17 19:24 BST (UK) »
Not sure there is a church at Morphie although there did used to be one in times gone by. 

http://www.scottish-places.info/parishes/parhistory437.html#

The above gives general info and the map link at the bottom of the page shows the area including Morphie Den.  A 'den' is a deep cut in the land.

OS1/19/18/33   Den of Morphie   William Mathewson Esqr (Factor in Kintore E [Estate] Mr Charles Peter (Canterland) Mr James Adamson (Morphie) Mr John Milne (Sillycoats)   027.05   A large and romantic looking Den or hollow through which a stream (which has no name) runs. The name applies from near the Farm house of Sillycoats to the North Esk   

OS1/19/18/3   St Cyrus Valuation Roll for 1862-3. Revd. [Reverend] Thomas McIntosh Revd. [Revernd] E. Anderson   027.06   "The Village or Kirkton of St. Cyrus consists of about forty houses, for the most part Straw thatched Cottages disposed without much regard to neatness or regularity round the Parish Church. *Burnside and Roadside form a line of Cottages along the north Side of the Public road at a short distance from the Kirkton." (New Statl. Acct. [Statistical Account]) The Revd. [Reverend] J. McIntosh considers the houses as shewn on the East Side of traces 3 and 6 to be the proper Village of St. Cyrus. These houses are mostly occupied by laborers, they are in pretty good repair, and each house has a small garden attached to it. *This is now known as "Burnhead", see trace 2. "Burnside" is applied to a dwellling house near the end of Ecclesgreig road . See trace 3.

http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/digital-volumes/ordnance-survey-name-books/kincardineshire-os-name-books-1863/kincardineshire-volume-18?display=transcription
Derbys: Ward, Hopkinson, Bradley, Birds, Clarke, Taylor, Daykin, Gent, Vardy, Cotterill, Stocks, Godber, Dronfield, Charlesworth, Bonsall, Purseglove
Notts: Clarke, Freeman, Kitchen, Allcock, Housley, Swanwick, Berrisford, Farnsworth, Antcliffe
Staffs: Nutt, Bowring
Yorks: Holling, Fish, Kay, Hardy
Lincs: Plummer, Broughton, Wellbourne

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One of David Low's grandsons James Low died at Craigo on 3rd December 1885 aged 33.
He is buried in Logie Montrose Kirkyard.
His father, also James, was farm grieve at Craigo Home farm Logie Pert.
However, I believe David and Helen Low are buried on the other (north) side of the river.
Their son Alexander wrote in a poem of 1906 that he visited their graves. After seeing the modern cottar's home at Morphie and a little further on a little green, he continued on a rugged path over moor and fen which he had trod in his youth on the way to school and to the church - on a sloping hill where beneath a weeping ash his parents were buried.
Can anyone recognise where this is please?