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Help finding pre-1870 gravestones please

 
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:08 pm    Post subject: Help finding pre-1870 gravestones please Reply with quote

I have a request for help in finding some photographs on this forum.

I am hoping regular members here can point me to some headstones that are not that common and may be more difficult to find just by me trawling through some threads.

I am hoping people might remember ones they have photographed and posted that meet the following criteria:

1. Are for dates before 1870
2. Are for soldiers or sailors who died overseas and are not buried in the grave the stone sits above
3. Are family headstones i.e. they list other family members other than the serviceman

Any help in this search would be very much appreciated

Kind regards

Adam
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see we've already got some graves that I need in a thread about men of the "600" - The Light Brigade at Balaklava

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=927
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apanderson



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have a look at Mar & Valley Cemeteries in Stirling - there's a couple (brothers) died in the 1857 Indian Mutiny.

Holy Rude Kirkyard (also Stirling) - Patrick Forbes died in Burma, 1825

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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam - as well as the famous memorial in Balmaclellan Churchyard there is also this man:
LIEUTENANT JOHN HENRY UPTON SPALDING RN/ ELDEST SON OF JOHN EDEN SPALDING ESQrr OF HOLM & SHIRMERS/ BORN 19TH APRIL 1834 WHO WAS KILLED BY A CANNOBALL IN THE TRENCHES BEFORE SEBASTOPOL 21ST JANUARY 1855/
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=31

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kenmorrison



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam - I put 185* into the search box and got a surprising number of "hits" including some in Leswalt (from Mike Morley)
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1514&highlight=185%2A
and Kirkmaiden Old
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=1466&highlight=kirkmaiden

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Mike Morley



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam

How about William Stroyan at Penninghame? Part of the Speke exploration seeking the source of the Nile.

http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic569-0-asc-15.html
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff folks, this is much appreciated.

Cheers

Adam
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mhomac



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adam
There is a memorial to Bruce Gulliland who died in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar, with Nelson, posted on the Ayrshire, individual memorials page.
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Adam Brown



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Morag, that's a good one.

Cheers

Adam
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