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Numbers 89 to 137 across path running by East Window

See Section 3 Plan: Numbers 61 - 137

89) In loving memory of Henry Lunam DUNCANSON, beloved husband of Mary SANSON, died 12th April 1928, aged 61. And their daughter, Mary Alice, died 20th November 1926, aged 27. Also the above Mary SANSON, died 22nd November 194, aged 76. Also their daughter, Eliza Lunam, died 17th July 1964, aged 68. Beloved wife of Frederick J. MURISON, died 20th January 1969, aged 78.

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90) (small broken monument) In loving memory of Samuel Tullis GLEN, died 20th October 1929, aged 5 years and 8 months.

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91) In loving memory of William Sibbald Tait KIRK, died 7th August 1909. His wife, Isabella GRAHAM, died 12th December 1886. Also their family, Jane Tait KIRK, died 24th February 1896, Marion Tait KIRK, died 27th December 1918. James, Rebecca, Isabella and Janet, died in infancy. Janet MEIKLE, wife of James Kirk, died 11th March 1948. Also James KIRK, died 8th February 1953. Also Douglas KIRK, died 21st January 1961.

She looketh well to the walls of her household and eateth not the bread of
idleness.

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The Kirk family started their bakery business in the premises originally used by James Lind, baker, next to St Ninian’s Church. In 1910, the business removed to 1-2 Ormiston Terrace.

92) In loving memory of Hannah Henderson BLACKADDER, beloved wife of Alexander HOGG died 12th September 1927 aged 55 years. The above Alexander HOGG, beloved husband of Margaret J WEST, died 21st October 1952 aged 81 years. “At Rest”. And of the above Margaret J WEST, died 9th March 1960 aged 65 years.

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93) In loving memory of Lilian (Lily), beloved wife of Alexander MACKENZIE D.C.M. 2/Lieut. late Seaforth Highlanders, died 20th February 1932 in her 58th year. Also their eldest son Ronald, L/Cpl Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action 30th September 1918 in his 20th year. Interred in the British Cemetery, Philosophe, France. Also the above Alexander MACKENZIE, died at Dumfries, 4th April 1938 in his 70th year.

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By 30th September 1918 the Allies were advancing along the Western Front from the Scheldt to Sedan. Two hundred divisions attacked simultaneously. In Britain the influenza epidemic began.

94) (cross) In memory of John KERR, born 18th September 1819, died 31st March 1900. Also Janet COWAN, his wife, born 3rd April 1829, died 28th December 1887 and Hugh COWAN, their son, born 11th September 1850, died 8th April 1927.

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John Kerr was the blacksmith at Ladylands, St. John’s Road. A copper beech tree preserved there marks the location of the smiddy. His father in law Hugh Cowan who died 12.1.1867 started the business at Ladylands about 1828. The smiddy was active until c 1922: the site was cleared for business premises in the 1960s.

95) In loving memory of David BAXTER M.A. lecturer in Moray House Training College, Born 31st December 1857, died 22nd November 1928 and of his wife Janet Leggat PURCELL, born 27th February 1880, died 28th July 1959 and their daughter Winifred Jane Gibson, 9th May 1894-18th March 1973.

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Thrushlaw, Drum Brae South

96) (broken tablet) Stone missing. Text from guidebook. In memory of son Campbell Frederick MACGREGOR died 2nd March 1928 aged 9 months.

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97) Erected by John BAILLIE to the memory of Barbara MA(SON?) his spouse died 11th March 1825.

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A mortsafe for Barbara Mason (Mrs Baillie) 17 March 1825 cost 10/6

98) Erected by James WOOD & Eliza NICHOLSON his wife in memory of their children William, who died 19th May 1859 aged 10 months, Margaret, died 7th July 1875 aged 20 years and the above James WOOD, died 10th September 1872 aged 70 years.

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99) In loving memory of William R. Campbell WRIGHT, late of Assam, who died at Corstorphine 12th February 1926 aged 76. Also his widow Katherine Donald MACALISTER who died 2nd January 1932 aged 86.

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100) (erosion) Erected by Ann EAMONSON in memory of her husband William (JONES ??) died 23rd July ????. Also their son, William died ??16.

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A Mortcloth was hired for a William Jones 27.7.1826 and again in June 1831.

101) (small obelisk) In memory of Alex STEEL, died 17th November 1878 aged 74 years. Martha DUNLOP, wife of the above, died 31st December 1883 aged 79 years. Also their son-in-law John SMITH died 24th July 1880 aged 55 years. Jane Wallace BROWN their daughter-in-law and wife of Alex STEEL died 30th December 1893 aged 62 years. Also Janet STEEL, their grand-daughter, and wife of John GEDDES died 21st February 1909 aged 48 years. Also their son Alexander STEEL died 3rd March 1908 aged 72 years. Also their daughter Marion STEEL and widow of the above John SMITH died 9th July 1908 aged 79 years. Agnes Bell SMITH daughter of John SMITH died 16th July 1929 aged 75 years.

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102) To the memory of Isabella N. WALKER wife of Thomas ALLAN, Clifton, Corstorphine who died 8th November 1916. Thomas ALLAN who died 5th October 1923.

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103) In memory of the Reverend James WEBSTER, D.D., missionary in Manchuria for 30 years afterwards foreign mission secretary United Free Church of Scotland, who died on June 4th 1923, aged 68 years. Also Elizabeth Hamilton SCOTT his wife who died December 22nd 1922. and Cissie eldest daughter of the above who died on Easter Sunday 1918 and is buried at Highgate Cemetery London.

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104) Sacred to the memory of John SCOTT, died 20th June 1938 aged 71 years and his wife Mary FAIRBAIRN died 20th May 1915 aged 46. Their son John, died 3rd August 1917 aged 21. Interred at Morogora Cemetery, East Africa.

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105) (small stone cross) In loving memory of Amelia HARRISON, wife of Richard WINTER died 13th August 1915 aged 25 years. John WINTER died 5th August 1926 and his wife Margaret GREER died 29th April 1937.

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106) In loving memory of John Farquharson MACDONALD died 11th March 1915 and of his wife Edith HUSSEY, died 7th August 1954 aged 94 years.

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107) (erosion) Erected in memory of Agnes DRUMMOND wife of George GOODALL died 10th May 1863 aged 62 years. Also the above George GOODALL died 13th February 1901 aged 70 years.

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Nursery Manager Beechhill Nursery Cottage 1891.

108) (small slab) In loving memory of Sarah R. JOHNSTON 1860 – 1928. William H. LIDDLE 1890 – 1943. Agnes R. LIDDLE 1897 – 1962.

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109) In loving memory of James SCOTT who died 15th July 1862 aged 42 years. Jemima JOHNSTON, his wife, who died 30th April 1907, aged 90 years. Agnes SCOTT, their daughter who died 21st June 1927 aged 67 years.

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110) In loving memory of Janet ROSS, beloved wife of John W McLENNAN died 26th October 1928. Also the above John W McLENNAN died 8th January 1943. Also their eldest son Roderick William died 9th November 1953. Alexander Robert died 11th January 1967. Their youngest son Ian Ross died 11th January 1970. Jane Ross youngest daughter of above died 3rd August 1978. Margaret Wingate their eldest daughter died 10th February 1986. Elizabeth Thomson died 2nd January 1984.

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111) (small obelisk) Sacred to the memory of George MANSON, F.S.A. Scot.. F.E.I.S.. Head Master of the General Assembly’s normal institution, Edinburgh and for fourteen years teacher of this parish. Born 28th January 1817, died 12th February 1862. Also of Janet REID, his wife born 10th February 1829, died 25th April 1914
Inscript: ‘Thou hast instructed many’ Job iv.3

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The Normal Institution later was known as Moray House. Mr Manson’s salary at Corstorphine was £50 p.a. Latin, Greek and French cost seven shillings a quarter.

112) (cross) In loving memory of J. Margaret ROBERTSON who died in Edinburgh 29th April 1926.

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113) In loving memory of Frances JOHNSTON who died 23 September 1926 aged 75. Also her husband George WILLIAMSON who died 27th May 1927 aged 76

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114) Erected in memory of Margaret EMSLIE wife of William CUMMING who died 14th April 1885 aged 68 years. Also Elizabeth their daughter who died 16th July 1881 aged 46 years. Also William CUMMING son of the above who died 5th June1885 aged 43 years. Heather Catherine PRINGLE his wife who died 3rd October 1903 aged 62 years. And their grandchild Walter Pringle CUMMING who died 23rd March 1900 aged 7 weeks. And Margaret CUMMING born 17th March 1866, died 23rd March 1886. John CUMMING born 27th November 1870, died 16th November 1871. Also Christina SWANSON wife of Walter Pringle CUMMMING died 25th December 1930 aged 65. Walter Pringle CUMMING died 21st June 1951 aged 82.

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In 1891 Helen C Cumming lived Laburnum Row also known Johnston Cottages (between Kirk Loan and Glebe Road)

115) Jemima STOAKLEY, born East Dereham, Norfolk 6th May 1807. Died Edinburgh 10th November 1831

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A Mortcloth and mort safe were hired from the church 14 November 1831 for the burial of Jemima Britannia Stoakley.

116) Erected by John LISTER in memory of his father, John LISTER, who died 22nd February 1869 aged 58 years and his mother, Sarah HALL, who died 11th May 1870 aged 69 years and his brother James LISTER who died 6th December 1857 aged 22 years.

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117) Erected in memory of Mary Jane ALEXANDER. born 1854, died 1865.

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118) In loving memory of Joseph SCOTT, died 28th April 1928 aged 72 and his wife, Jessie McLEOD, died 20th April 1949 aged 93 also their son, John William, died 3rd December 1943 aged 59.

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119) In memory of Walkinshaw COWIE who died 26th December 1843 aged 37 years. And of John COWIE, his son, who died 22nd December 1832 aged 2 years. And of John COWIE, his son, who died 15th March 1853 aged 16.

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120) In affectionate remembrance of John POTTER who died, 27th September 1917 aged 66 years. Also his wife, Helen THOMSON, who died 9th October 1936 aged 87 years. Also their daughter Janet, who died 31st October 1950 aged 76 years.

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121) In memory of Reverend James MORRISON who faithfully served his master as minister of Corstorphine Free Church from 1865 and entered into his rest 26th August aged 82 years. Also his wife, Jamesina Ranald Martin STEWART, born 11th April 1839, died 20th March 1922.  Also his son Charles Stewart MORRISON, died 25th November 1875. Also his son? Norman, 1871-1950. Also his daughter? Margaret 1867-1951.

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122) Henry MARRIOTT M.A. CANTAB. F.R.S.E 1800-1832. Minister of St. Paul’s Carruber’s Close and Classics Master, Edinburgh Academy.
Virut Doctrina Sic Moribus Insignis

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Marriott was one of the first masters when Edinburgh Academy opened 1824. He could not control his boys who were reported as ignorant and idle. Five of the troublemakers became admirals. Marriott removed to Old St Paul’s in 1828. His funeral at Corstorphine was attended by most of his congregation.

123) In loving memory of William THOM, died 19th March 1923. Also his wife Helen REID, died 22nd November 1941.

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124) Sacred to the memory of William CRAIG, formerly merchant, Edinburgh who died at Corstorphine 29th March 1877 aged 72 years.

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125) H.M.E. Died 17th March 1833 aged 24.

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The use of a Mortcloth for a Mrs England cost 10/- in July 1833.

126) (urn on top) In affectionate remembrance of Hay DOWNIE who died at Corstorphine Cottages 6th December 1903 aged 86 years. Also his daughter Euphemia Lily, died 30th June 1933, also his wife Euphemia Cumming KIDD, died 2nd August 1933 aged 92 years.

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Also of his daughter Elizabeth born 1850, died 1863. And of his wife Janet LOUDEN born 1812, died 1870. Elizabeth McInnes DOWNIE died 18th December 1956 aged 80years.

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In the age of the horse Hay Downie, master saddler, native of Dunblane, had a flourishing business employing two men and a boy. He lived at Corstorphine Cottage, St John’s Road. N.W. corner of Kirk Loan.

127) (urn on top) Erected in memory of William HENDERSON M.D. by his attached friends in grateful remembrance of the zeal and ability as well as kindness and generosity with which, during the period of sixteen years, he devoted himself to the discharge of his professional duties in this parish and its vicinity.

He died at Corstorphine 11th September 1846 aged 40 years.

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For medicines for the poor Dr Henderson was paid 1837 by the Church £13-15-6. He had a yearly payment of £5-0-0 for attending the poor under the care of the kirk.

128) James LAING, Burgh Assessor, died 22nd January 1928. Also Edith East ROBINSON, his wife died 28th January 1945.

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129) Erected by John BROWN, merchant, in memory of JemIma MURRAY who died at Craigcrook 21st December 1925 aged 71. The above John BROWN, died at St Colme, Corstorphine 16th January 1931 aged 83.

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High class wine and grocery business St John’s Road/ Kirk Loan.

130) In memory of Thomas LAWRIE, late farmer in south Clermiston, who died 7th February 1840 aged 77 years. Also Margaret TAYLOR, his spouse, who died 14th August 1843 aged 72 years.

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131) (tablet on wall: pillar and chain enclosure broken down) In memory of Clementina Jane HOPE, born 16th September 1854, died 4th November 1860. John Reginald HOPE, born 26th July 1862, died 2nd April 1870. The Honourable Gertrude ELPHINSTONE, wife of James HOPE, born 17th February 1826, died 29th March 1894. James HOPE of Belmont, born 1st July 1818, died 10th July 1903. Edith Geraldine HOPE who died at Dublin on 23 February 1904 and was interred at Whitechurch, Rathfarnham, County Dublin.

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James Hope (1818-1903) was brother of John Hope founder of the Hope Trust and son of James (1716-1842) agent for the Commission for Highland Roads and Bridges. Hope of Belmont and his wife were active in Victorian Church extension work including St Anne’s Corstorphine.

132) (erosion) Erected in memory of David SIME who died 30th June 1851 aged 62 years. Also of his sons, David SIME who died 20th September 1849 aged 32 years. Also (William?) SIME who died 2nd September 18?? Also his grand(son Adam SIME?) died 12th November 1843 ??????? Rebecca Michia ????????? ed s Adam.

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David Sime was a farm servant at Meadowfield.

133) (close to wall) Erected by George THOMSON in loving remembrance of John, his only son who died in infancy. Also Helen, his daughter who died 8th January 1885. The above George THOMSON who died 4th October 1889 aged 69 years. Mary STEEL, wife of the above George THOMSON, who died 21st March 1904 aged 74 years. Also their granddaughter Helen THOMSON who died 4th April 1946 wife of Arthur E. LITTLE.

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134)  In memory of Agnes POTTER, died 21st September 1932 aged 84.

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135) (close to wall) Sacred to the memory of Marion H. NIMMO, wife of George BELFRAGE, who died 15th January 1871 aged 44 years. Also Jessie Mary her second daughter who died 12th October 1861 aged 6 years. George BELFRAGE Sr. who died 15th October 1880 aged 70 years. Also George BELFRAGE Jr. who died 3rd November 1910 aged 49 years in North Adelaide, South Australia. Also Marion Mitchell BELFRAGE died 4th December 1912 aged 61 years.
Sculp: Kerr Bros

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George Belfrage, senior, farmed North Gyle from about 1848 to 1868 when his stock had to be sold to pay his creditors. He had 373 acres and employed 10 ploughmen, 2 boys, some hinds and 12 women.

136) (coped stone) In loving memory of Elizabeth (Bessie) BLACK daughter of Andrew BLACK, Maryville who entered into rest 5th October 1924 aged 78 years.

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137) (at wall beside Kirk Loan Gate: cross, bell) Charles MONRO, parish beadle, died 13th October 1880 aged 72.

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