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who bought this lair?
« on: Monday 18 June 18 21:20 BST (UK) »
Hi: my great grandfather is buried in Invermoriston cemetary (in the Great Glen, 7 miles north-east of Fort Augustus). He was Alexander Grant, 1826-1908, and died in Altnacealgach, Sutherlandshire, in a family-owned hotel. His wife was Ann Cameron, 1834- 1898, who died at Faichem, Invergarry: I am sure about the details for both, with birth/death certificates, and a memorial plaque which hung in the family home, as corroboration apart from the headstone details - and later family members are in the same lair.
However, I do not know why he, or perhaps his father, bought this lair: ( family anecdote says the family originally came from Glenmoriston - I cannot trace them) and cannot find a way to establish the purchase. Can anyone help? Is there likely to be a record of this somewhere?

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Re: who bought this lair?
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 June 18 23:12 BST (UK) »
Have you tried ringing or contacting the office?
I believe Invermoriston cemetery comes under the Inverness office.

INVERNESS Cemeteries in Highland Council Area
Inverness Crematorium & Cemetery Office,
Kilvean Road,
Inverness IV3 8JN
Fax: (01463) 717850 Tel: (01463) 717849


A list of cemeteries here
https://www.ancestry.ca/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=658&p=localities.britisles.scotland.inv.general
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: who bought this lair?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 11:43 BST (UK) »
Hi- thanks - yes, I have phoned the office in Inverness, but they only know what is in the records they inherited in 1975 when local government re-organisation took place: they have a record of the current owner of the lair, my father, but that's no help. And because this graveyard is not directly linked to a church - as far as I know- there seems to be no easy way to check other records. So, no further forward.   

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Re: who bought this lair?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 15:29 BST (UK) »
Certainly Grant territory, who is in the lairs either side?


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Re: who bought this lair?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 04 May 19 21:27 BST (UK) »
Hi!
I have just seen your post about Alexander Grant. I am researching the Altnacealgach Hotel in Altnacealgach Sutherlandshire and was wondering if this is the Hotel you referred to in your post? 
Thanks
Sue