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Re: st. ninians churchyard help
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 15 January 09 11:08 GMT (UK) »
LOL Andy!!  ;D  ;D

If you contact Viewforth, they'll give you the key to get in.

Just between us friends . . . . . . . it's quite easy to climb over the dyke at the back of the Churchyard (Fergie's 2nd picture) at it's lowest part.

There's a wee metal fence on top of the wall but all that does it make it easier to haul yourself up!

The front gate (in Fergie's 1st picture beside the red car) is never open - but just now and again, the other one is left open - probably when the workies have been doing maintenance of some sort and can't be bothered  locking up when they've done. Mind you, what maintenance they do is beyond me - during the summer the grass is about three feet high. Maybe, as you said, they use it as a picnic area - quite scenic!

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« Reply #10 on: Saturday 24 January 09 19:15 GMT (UK) »
Apologies for butting into this thread but if Anne is looking in I wonder if she would be good enough to search the MI's and advise if any of the stones bear the names Eadie, Pollock or Dick.

I too have been outside the churchyard but did not fancy the climb over the dyke into the long grass. Thank you for advising of the shortcut. Good photos.

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« Reply #11 on: Saturday 24 January 09 19:33 GMT (UK) »
Here I am Robert!

The details from the pre-1855 are abbreviated so sometimes it's duifficult to figure out who's who, but the following are the stones which are listed:

DICK

1.
1828     Robert Dick (Flesher in St. Ninians) died 24.05.1809 age 60

2.
John Dick (in) Craigengelt?

3.
Andrew Richardson (Heritor) & Feuar, Stirling
His wife Marion Dick died at Craigs, Stirling 02.09.1850 aged 56?

EADIE

1. (On Wall)
1732    J  P   J  C
William Paterson died 31.05.1877 age 80
His wife Mary Eadie died 29.11.1881 age 83
James Paterson died 27.12.1920 age 66
His wife Mary Chalmers died 08.11.1928
Children
Lizzie died 29.05.1893 age 12 years 8 months
Mary died 28.09.1893 age 8

POLLOCK

1.
David Pollock & Grace Hutton
Their son David died 06.05.1843 age 9
Their children
Grace died 12.05.1838
William died 18.05.1843
David died 19.05.1852
Marion died 05.09.1856

2.
1796     William Ker
Isobel Pollock

The above stones are (were) in the Old Churchyard so unfortunately, a wee dyke will have to be climbed - but now that you know 'the shortcut' . . . . . . .  ;)

There are/were no stones for any of these names in the New Churchyard.

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« Reply #12 on: Sunday 25 January 09 07:40 GMT (UK) »
Anne

Thank you very much for the quick response and the information within. This will give me something to ponder over.

Cheers

Robert

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Re: st. ninians churchyard help
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 10 February 09 01:30 GMT (UK) »
Anne (or anyone else out there),
You've possibly already looked for me but I have no record of it.

Are there any MI's for Forrest in St Ninians?
I've got details of Forrests being christened and married in St Ninians from the 17th century to much more recently.

Thanks,

Dave
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FORREST (Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire)
ROONEY (Co Down, Co Antrim) 
BORTHWICK, FORTUNE, BARKER, SIVES (Lothians)
ANDERSON (Moray, Caithness)

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« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 10 February 09 18:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Dave - do you want to follow the male Forrests or do you want them all - the female Forrests (& spouses) too?

Until I hear back from you, the following is the only male Forrest in St. Ninian's Old:

(Double grey granite stone)
Archibald Forrest in Charterhall
Wife Helen Smith died 18.11.1860 age 78
Son William born 13.3.1801, died 23.6.1884
Daughter Jean born 28.10.1803, died 18.6.1838 (wife of James Ronald, son James died in infancy)
James E. R., Civil Engineer & Architect died 11.4.1924
Wife Robina Martin died 7.8.1928

Anne.

P.S. There are no Forrests listed at all in the New Churchyard.

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« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 10 February 09 18:40 GMT (UK) »
That's great Anne,
I have Archibald and Helen on my records plus 4 children.
Until now, I had only guessed at Helen's birth date.
It's great to get the dates of death.

As for the female lines, I'm really only taking that as far as getting husband's name.

Thank you once again for all the help you've given me.

Dave
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ROONEY (Co Down, Co Antrim) 
BORTHWICK, FORTUNE, BARKER, SIVES (Lothians)
ANDERSON (Moray, Caithness)

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Re: st. ninians churchyard help
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 10 February 09 18:46 GMT (UK) »
Anne.  Where are you getting the graves info from.
Is it from a web site.
Or perhaps a book.

Or shouldn't I have asked.  :-X

I am about to begin a search for 'Stevenson' burials in St Ninians.

Cheers.
Ferguson (Stirling & Parish of Kincardine) Stevenson (Bannockburn) Cowan (Stirling) McLean (Glasgow,  Dundee & Skye)

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« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 10 February 09 18:47 GMT (UK) »
Could you quickly check Helen's date of birth / death please.
That would make her born 1791.
She would be too young to have those kids and she was married 2 March 1800.

More likely she was 88 at death.  Possibly a transcription error.

Dave
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FORREST (Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire)
ROONEY (Co Down, Co Antrim) 
BORTHWICK, FORTUNE, BARKER, SIVES (Lothians)
ANDERSON (Moray, Caithness)