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John Spence - Cullen Old Kirk
« on: Wednesday 12 September 18 16:47 BST (UK) »
I wonder if there is anyone who lives near Cullen who could possibly help me with an inscription on the gravestone of John Spence & Jean Wilson in Cullen Old Kirk Graveyard.
We were up there last week & I took some photo's of various graves there & various other graveyards.
I am now looking through the photo's to clarify the engraving & am not sure how old he was when he died.
He died on 31st March 1850
Libindx have his death as aged 64 but they also state that he was born in 1789 (which would make him 61)
Unfortunately the only part of my photo which is not clear is his age. I can make out the 6 but not the second number.
If anyone can have a look for me I can send the photo I have & also the location in the graveyard.
The headstone ref. as shown on Libindx is C(o)84

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Re: John Spence - Cullen Old Kirk
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 12 September 18 21:58 BST (UK) »
Libindx have his death as aged 64 but they also state that he was born in 1789 (which would make him 61)
Actually they say his date of birth is c.1789 - in other words they don't claim to have a definite date of birth for him.

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Re: John Spence - Cullen Old Kirk
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 13 September 18 09:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks Forfarian, that is why I am hoping to find out what is inscribed on the headstone.

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Re: John Spence - Cullen Old Kirk
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 13 September 18 10:43 BST (UK) »
Why not post a copy of your photograph and let us play with it.

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Re: John Spence - Cullen Old Kirk
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 13 September 18 11:10 BST (UK) »
Thanks
I have just tried to attach the photo but have been told the attachment is too big (1.17MB) & the maximum size is 500KB.
Any advise on how I can send it.
Please

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Re: John Spence - Cullen Old Kirk
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 13 September 18 13:00 BST (UK) »
I have attached the photo which Forfarian kindly resized.
Does anyone else think he was 64 years of age.

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Re: John Spence - Cullen Old Kirk
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 13 September 18 13:17 BST (UK) »
Died 1870 aged 81.


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Re: John Spence - Cullen Old Kirk
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 13 September 18 13:21 BST (UK) »
Malky ???

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Re: John Spence - Cullen Old Kirk
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 13 September 18 13:28 BST (UK) »
I have re-checked my records & he is not in the 1851 Census, his wife is recorded as a farmers widow & also there is no record on Scotland's People for a death in 1870