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Stenton Parish Churchyard, East Lothian

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject: Stenton Parish Churchyard, East Lothian Reply with quote

There are 2 WWI CWGC stones within this churchyard as well as family ones.

Turn off the A1 onto the B6370 and follow it till you come to Stenton. The Church, Churchyard and War Memorial are all on the Main Street.

Stenton is a parish and village in East Lothian, Scotland. It is bounded on the north by parts of the parishes of Prestonkirk and Dunbar, on the east by Spott and on the west by Whittingehame. The name is said to be of Saxon derivation. In earlier times, when names were often written phonetically, it was often spelt Stanton, Stanetoun, or even Steinton. The village contains a number of good houses, a school, and a church.
The earliest documentary evidence of the presence of a church in Stenton comes from the reign of William the Lion (1165-1214) when one Richard, Chaplain of Stenton, was witness to a charter.
Very probably, Richard's chapel stood on the site of the old church in the kirkyard, which in size and style is typical of the Scottish mediaeval parish church. It is not known how often the chapel was rebuilt, extended and repaired but the massive stone baptismal font, which stands at the south east end of the old church, dates from the 14th century.
While little is known of the building of the old church, that of the new is well documented. By the early 1820s the old church was too small for the growing village population and was in need of extensive repairs. In 1829 a new church was built, of a Gothic design, by the prominent architect William Burn and is situated on the main street of Stenton village. In 1892 the pulpit was moved from the long wall to the south-west corner with a consequent change in pew arrangement which remains today. The church features a vestry, former laird's gallery, an east gallery and a bell tower.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: CWGC graves Reply with quote

NESS, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 07/05/1915
Service No: S/15469
Additional information: Son of William and Margaret Ness, of Stenton, Prestonkirk, East Lothian. Born at Deuchrie, Prestonkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 163. South of ruin.
Cemetery: STENTON CEMETERY



MI:
In loving memory of Pte Alexander Ness Cameron Highlanders who died at Netley Hospital 7th May 1915 in his 25th year. also Isabella Sked who died at Deuchrie 19th April 1902 aged 74 also William Ness father of the above Alexander Ness who died at Stenton 20th Dec 1935 aged 74 also Margaret Black wife of the above William Ness who died at Stenton 30th March 1947 aged 85 and Jane daughter of the above William and Margaret Ness who died 7th May 1971 aged 75.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THOMSON, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Army Service Corps
Age: 32
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Service No: M2/204032
Additional information: Son of James and Elizabeth Thomson; husband of Isabella Thomson, of Knowes, Prestonkirk. Born at Biel, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 241. On East boundary.
Cemetery: STENTON CEMETERY


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M2/204032 Pte A Thomson Army Service Corps 3rd May 1917 aged 32.
also his wife Isabella Robertson Thomson 24th April 1945 aged 65.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:26 pm    Post subject: WWI Family graves Reply with quote

BROTHERSTON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: Australian
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Unit Text: 44th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 04/10/1917
Service No: 3033
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Christina Brotherston; husband of Mrs. A. E. Brotherston, of "Melville," Princess Rd., Claremont, Western Australia. Native of East Lothian, Scotland.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXII. C. 14.
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY

This stone was really difficult to access as there was a huge shrub/tree growing right in front of it.


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In memory of Christina Bryden beloved wife of Thomas Brotherston, Pitcox died 19th May 1906 aged 40 their daughter Bessie died 9th July 1890 aged 19 Janet died 29th Dec 1921 aged 19 Thomas Brotherston A.I.F killed in action at Cambrai France Oct 1917 aged 32 also Thomas Brotherston late of Pitcox died at Blackburn 17th Feb 1921 aged 72.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MYLES, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 53
Date of Death: 02/03/1915
Service No: 1293
Additional information: Eldest son of the late Robert and Janet Myles, of Biel, Prestonkirk, East Lothian; husband of Janet Myles, of Tyninghame, Prestonkirk, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: A. 4. 18.
Cemetery: ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN



MI:
Erected to the memory of Robert K H Myles who died 18th June 1904 aged 70 also Janet Lawrie his wife who died 9th June 1915 aged 80 also their eldest son William Myles who died in France March 2nd 1915 aged 53 also their daughter Margaret Myles who died 20th Nov 1960 aged 95.
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WAUGH, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 13/09/1916
Service No: 11122
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 7 D.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL



MI:
In loving memory of my dear husband James Waugh who died at Biel Mill Lodge 18th July 1935 aged 75 also his only son David who fell in Action 13th Sept 1916 aged 22 also his wife Jane Taylor Waugh who died 18th July 1940 aged 70.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Some old stones found in the Churchyard.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:21 pm    Post subject: WWII Family grave Reply with quote

BRODIE, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Age: 19
Date of Death: 28/01/1946
Service No: 14780836
Additional information: Son of Alexander and Helen Brodie, of Haddington, East Lothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. 24. 16.
Cemetery: BRUSSELS TOWN CEMETERY



MI:
In loving memory of Alexander Brodie who died at Sunnyside 17th March 1945 aged 71 years also his wife Helen dodds who died at Sunnayside 9th April 1954 aged 78 years. Alexander Brodie Royal Scots grandson of the above who died in Belgium 28th Jan 1946 aged 19 years. Interred in Brussels
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:29 pm    Post subject: Other military graves Reply with quote




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Sacred to the memory of John Patrick Nisbet Hamilton Grant of Biel born 1872 - died 1950 son of C T C Grant of Kilcraston.
"A fine soldier, a beloved Laird, and a wise councillor"
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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In loving memory of Robert Broadwood died 4th Dec 1951 aged 89, late 6th Inniskilling Dragoons and 3rd Scottish Horse beloved husband of Agnes Mercer Murray who died 24th Aug 1958 in her 79th year dearly beloved parents of Molly Weir and Beatha Westwater.
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In loving memory of Basil C B Brooke Vice Admiral CB, CBE late of Biel 1895-1983 and his beloved wife Nora Evelyn Brooke 1901-1981.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Badge of the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

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In ever loving memory of a dear husband and father George Nicholson died 5.5.94 aged 71
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more old stones found around the churchyard.


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