Headstone Information Numbers 61 to 88

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Numbers 61- 88 from High Street gate down by old
dyke to Kirk Loan wall

See Section 3 Plan: Numbers 61 - 137

61) Erected by William SIMPSON in memory of his daughter Ann, wife of James PATERSON died 28th October 1875 aged 45 years. James PATERSON, her son, died 10th May 1879 aged 10 years. William SIMPSON died April 3rd April 1883 aged 87 years. Jane RUSSELL his wife died March 2nd 1882 aged 81 years. Jessie wife of Thomas FORREST and daughter of above James & Ann PATERSON born 14th February 1872, died 22nd October 1931. Also the above Thomas FORREST who died 17th August 1951.
Sculp: Hunter, Edin.

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62) In memory of William STENHOUSE, who died 13th March 1861 aged 72 years. Elizabeth STENHOUSE died 25th September 1830 aged 14 years. Isabella STENHOUSE, died 17th August 1838 aged 20 years. Bethia STENHOUSE died 16th August 1855 aged 12 years. Jane Drummond STENHOUSE, died 27th February 1859 aged 10 months and of Jane DRUMMOND, his wife died 29th June 1866 aged 83 years. Bethia STENHOUSE, died 13th June 1870 aged 46 years. Christina NIVEN, wife of William STENHOUSE, corn merchant, Leith. Died at Hilltown Newton 27th December 1890 aged 60 years.

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63) Erected to the memory of William STENHOUSE, grain merchant, Leith and farmer at Hilltown, Newton Parish, Mid-Lothian. Died 14th December 1902 in his 79th year. Also his wife Christina NIVEN died at Hilltown, 27th December 1890 aged 60 years. Their elder son William STENHOUSE grain merchant and farmer died at 9 John’s Place, Leith 13th November 1913, aged 59 years. Their younger son Archibald STENHOUSE, Hilltown, died 14th May 1914 aged 58 years. Also Bethia Drummond (Beth) third daughter of the above William STENHOUSE Jun. died 31st July 1916, aged 24 years.

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Janet Turnbull, fourth daughter of the above William Stenhouse Jun. and wife of Doctor F. GRENE-POWER who died at Brisbane, Australia on 28th January 1921 aged 28 years. Also in loving remembrance of Janet Scott STENHOUSE, wife of the above William STENHOUSE Jun. who died at Wokingham, Berkshire, on Whitsunday, 1st June 1952 aged 93 years.

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64) (set in old kirk yard dyke) In loving memory of Ellen Young STENHOUSE (Nellie) younger daughter of William STENHOUSE Senr. born 24th June 1863, died 14th May 1924. Also his elder daughter Jane Drummond STENHOUSE born 25th June 1859, died 9th December 1937.

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65) (cross) Sacred to the memory of David Pringle LAIRD born 15th May 1853, died 8th September 1905. Also his wife Janie McNUTT born 22nd July 1853, died 2nd December 1914.

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Side inscription: Ruby Ann McNUTT born 22nd August 1833, died 13th May 1923. And her daughter Jane McNUTT.

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Side inscription: Their son Eric Pringle LAIRD born 6th February 1887, died 1st February 1941. His wife Edith Jane ADAMSON born 22nd September 1889, died 21st February 1951. Second husband – Richard J SIMPSON.

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 DP Laird nurseryman Pinkhill House 1891. The McNutt women were both born in Nova Scotia. 1920, EP Laird nurseryman and seedsman at Pinkhill and 17 Frederick Street, Edinburgh.

66) Erected by John W COOK in memory of his mother, Christina McCALL who died 7th July 1859 aged 84 years. Also the above John COOK who died 2nd July 1862 aged 61 years and of Margaret HUNTER, his wife who died 30th October 1863 aged 62 years. Also Janet COOK his daughter died 25th June 1867 aged 45 years.

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67) In memory of Mary, wife of the Reverend James STRUTHERS D.D. minister of St Andrew’s Parish, Georgetown, Demerary who died here September 20th 1854 aged 55 years.

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68) To the loving memory of Nathaniel Wilson SYME 1851-1929 and his wife Janet FORREST 1861-1942. Also their sons John 1886-1942 died at San Francisco, Nathaniel 1888-1922 died at Buenos Aries, William 189-196 lost at sea in the Battle of Jutland, Walter 1890-1961 died at San Francisco, Ben 1901-1969 and their daughter Mary 1892-1968.

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At Jutland, Vice-Admiral Beatty lured the Germans to where Admiral Jellicoe lay in wait. The warships attacked each other with one-ton shells. The sea was awash with bodies. The Germans ran for Wilhelmshaven.

N.W. Syme, bootmaker Manse Road, 1920.

69) (set in old churchyard dyke: pillars for chains of original enclosure: two panels)
(right panel) William GIRDWOOD, Esquire, of Scredington Manor Lincolnshire. Born at Corstorphine 5th August 1788, died at Fixby 2nd May 1874. And Catherine KIDD, his wife born at Edinburgh 30th January 1784, died at Fixby 4th April 1878. Also Isabella his fifth daughter, died at Fixby 27th January 1888. Christina, his fourth daughter, died at Fixby 19th December 1914. Diana, his sixth daughter, died at Edinburgh 19th March 1919.

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Jane, his eldest daughter died at Edinburgh, 8th August 1858. John, his eldest son died at Sudbury, Derbyshire 14th September 1861. William, his third son drowned at Philadelphia U.S.A. 29th July 1865. James, his fourth son died at Finchley, London 26th April 1904. Marion, his third daughter died at Fixby, 27th April 1912. Katherine, his second daughter died at Fixby, 7th May 1912.

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Fixby was the house at 199 St John’s Road. It was named The Cedars by Dr Cormack. It was demolished 1994 to provide a site for retirements homes. The Girdwoods were wool merchants. Fixby is a place three miles north-west of Huddersfield. Catherine Kidd’s brother, Alexander, emigrated 1832 to Van Diemen’s Land on board the “Ann Jamieson” from Leith.

70)  (set in old kirkyard dyke) In memory of Nita Mary Elinor TOD, born 7th July 1899, died 29th September 1907. And also of Thomas Wardie TOD born 19th February 1857, died 27th May 1934, her father. Also her sister, Margaret Christine TOD born 10th January 1893, died 26th July 1953.Nita Meadows TOD, Wife and Mother died 18th April 1956.

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See also number 71.

71) (Celtic ornament) In memory of Robert Arthur GALLIE MC 1893 – 1948 and his sons killed in action. George Holmes GALLIE MC, Major, Royal Artillery 1917 – 1944 and Robert Eric GALLIE, Lieutenant,  Royal Scots, 1919 – 1940 of Foxcovert. Also of Frances Gray GALLIE nee TOD of Clerwood 1895 – 1984.

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R.A. Gallie “Roy” and his eldest son George were both educated at Fettes and played international rugby for Scotland, 1920 – 1921 and 1939 respectively. George was killed in Italy in a minefield. Tom Roe in his book “Anzio Beachhead: Diary of a Signaller” 1988, writing of the incident says “Major Gallie was a fine Scotsman and Officer.” Robert died at Dunkirk. Fox Covert, now demolished, was a fine mansion house at Clermiston. Clerwood mansion is now used as a business premises. The Tod family took a keen personal interest in the welfare of Corstorphine people.

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72) Erected by Thomas SMITH in memory of Janet HENRY, his wife who died 6th August 1871 aged 69 years. Helen their daughter, died 20th September 1870 aged 25 years. Also his mother, Helen GEDDES died 23rd February 1827 aged 58 years. His father, Thomas SMITH died 10th April 1827 aged 56 years. Also the above Thomas SMITH died 10th December 1874 aged 69 years. Alexander, his son, died 1st May 1887 aged 57 years. Also Ellen COPLEY, wife of Alexander SMITH died 22nd September 1895 aged 62.

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73) (slab: floral design) In memory of Isaac John COWIE, born 1869, died 1943. Also his wife, Annie Ness CHAPMAN, born 1869, died 1960. Morton John Heddell COWIE, Architect, born 1905, died 1971. Francis George Heddell COWIE O.B.E., S.S.C. born 1904, died 1981.

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Francis G. Heddell Cowie, solicitor Small and Cowie, Lerwick. Captain 13th Edinburgh (Corstorphine) Company, The Boy’s Brigade 1928 – 1934. Nessmount, Clermiston Road.

Isaac J.C., Durrisdeer, 30 St John’s Road.

74) (set in old kirkyard dyke: cross, I H S, sculp. Panels) George Gibson TOD. Born 17th October 1865, died 24th July 1910.

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75) In memory of Thomas CHAPMAN, farmer, Broomhouse who died 8th March 1829, aged 61 years and of Samuel, his son who died 5th September 1825 aged 6 years and 6 months. Agnes CHAPMAN, born 22nd April 1827, died 1st September 1832. Thomas Gillespie CHAPMAN, born 12th May 1825, died 21st October 1852. Christina GILLESPIE, widow of the above Thomas CHAPMAN who died 1st January 1859.

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Erected by Christina CHAPMAN in tender regard for a husband and child. Christina Isabella BROWNE, born 17th December 1838, died 22nd May 1854. Jane Ronald BROWNE, born 5th November 1842, died 29th November 1865, granddaughter of the above.

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Christina Browne’s father, Hugh, was a Glasgow merchant. In 1827, Thomas Chapman had 25 acres of excellent potatoes ready for lifting.

76) In loving memory of Jean Cosh HUME, died 23rd June 1926 aged 11. Also Walter Alan HUME, died 13th January 1937 aged 52 and Agnes Cosh HUME, died 26th February 1951 aged 72.

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77) The Reverend Dr. James TAYLOR died 16th March 1892. Mary MUNRO, his wife, died 4th July 1887. James Pringle TAYLOR, youngest son of the above, died 15th September 1910.
 

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(side) Jane MUNRO died 19.10.1901

James Pringle Taylor, W.S. owned the property, Dunsmuir. He was active in local affairs 1886 – 1910 and was Master Mason, the Lodge St John, Corstorphine.

78)  (erosion: set in old kirkyard dyke) From notes: John PETTET ---age 11 (27). Amilia PETTET died 17th January 1834 aged 10 years (?) months. John B. PETTET jr. died in consequence of coach accident on 26th June 1837 aged 26 years and on the day following, John PETTET aged 55 years. Ann MABER, wife of John Pettet died 17th September 1854 aged 73. Caroline WATERSTONE died 14th January 1892 aged 73.

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John Pettet in 1821 paid the Kirk session one guinea to erect a tomb. In 1890, this enclosure was taken down, the stones being given to the restoration of Gogar Church.    John B = Bennett.

79) In loving memory of Thomas WILSON, died 11th April 26 aged 65 years. And his wife Frances WILSON, died 3rd March 1947 aged 82 years.

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Rhumohr, Clermiston Road.

80) Loving memory of Robert James NICHOLSON M.A., BSc. died 13th April 1926 aged 45. Also Robert NICHOLSON, died 26th September 1926 aged 73. Also Jane NICHOLSON, died 20th November 1936 aged 80. Also Winnie NICHOLSON, died 21st April aged 88.

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81) In loving memory of Andrew BISSETT, died 25th May 1923 aged 52 years. And of his wife Annie Watson ROBERTSON, died 27th February 1949 aged 73 years.

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5 Chalmers Crescent, 1920.

82) (small slab) In memory of David METHVEN who died 5th May 1923 and his beloved wife Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM who died 24th August 1922.

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83)   In loving memory of Hugh SCOTT, died 15th May 1922.

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84) In memory of Robert ARTHUR, who died 3rd March 1859 aged 58 years. Also his wife Agnes CHAPMAN, who died 2nd May 1878 aged 71 years. Also their son Andrew, who died 13th March 1898 aged 68 years. Ann BROCKIE, wife of Andrew ARTHUR, died 15 April 1906 aged 68 years. Charlotte Burns BROCKIE, wife of Alexander ARTHUR, died 11th April 1919, aged 75 years. Alexander ARTHUR, died 2nd May 1922, aged 77 years. Also his grandson, Robert Peter ARTHUR, Sergeant R.A.F. Born 3rd September 1924. Missing 21st July 1944.

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In memory of Robert ARTHUR Jnr. Died 4th March 1872 aged 36 years. Also his son Robert, died 15th June 1876 aged 7 years. Also David died 7 April 1872 aged 7 years. Robert, son of Alexander heretofore, died 8th October 1965 aged 80 years. His wife Ann Isabella PURVES, died 15th December 1964 aged 77 years.

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On July 11th 1944 over a million children were evacuated from London as V-1s ‘doodlebugs’ intensified attacks on South East England.
Robert Arthur was a contractor, Andrew, a thatcher, lived at Cross Cottages, High Street.

85) (obelisk) In memory of Captain Robert GUTHRIE who died 25th January 1872, aged 66 years and his wife, Esther S. BURNS who died 25th November 1894.

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86) (small stone leaning against number 85) In memory of Alexandrina MITCHELL, beloved wife of David RONALDSON who died 14th June 1933 aged 38 years.

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87) Erected by George WHITE in memory of his wife Sarah HARDIE, who died 28th February 1932, aged 63 years. His sister Caroline, who died 19th December 1926 aged 64 years. Their son Hugh, who died 29th July 1974 aged 64 years.

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88) In loving memory of my dear husband Donald MORRISON, died 20th December 1931 aged 68 years. And our beloved son John S. MORRISON, killed in France 1915 aged 23 years. Interred in Chocques Military Cemetery. Jessie STEWART, wife of the above Donald MORRISON, died 1st October 1947 aged 77 years.

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In April 1915 the British were fighting along the Ypres salient. By September Kitchener’s recruits were in Flanders at Loos. In November Edith Cavell a British Nurse at Brussels was shot by the Germans for helping Allied soldiers to escape.


Kenora, Gordon Road 1920.
 

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