Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Methlick Kirkyard~

                                          ~Methlick Old Parish Churchyard~
                                            Methlick, Aberdeenshire Scotland

#1 Plot 202
Erected by Alexander Imlah merchant in Waterside of Gight in memory of his Wife Helen Marr Died 18 June 1880 aged 70, their daughter Mary died 20 May 1860 aged 22. Above Alexander Imlah died there 06 August 1882 aged 88. Helen Imlah died 17 June 1899 aged 69.

Alexander is my 2nd Cousin 5X removed.
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#2 Plot 201
Isabel Gordon in testimony of connubial love dedicated this stone to the memory of her loving husband John Imlah sometime farmer in Blackhillock. After acting well the part of a tender husband and affectionate parent died in the Lord 1792 aged 66. In the grave laid the bodies of Richard and James Imlah their sons. The former died 1778 aged 32 the latter 14 April 1798 aged__. Also the body of Alexander Imlah their son sometime farmer in Mains of Iddoch died 11 February 1817 aged 66. Isabel Gordon their mother died 15 September 1820 aged 85 and John Imlay late farmer Blackhillock died 13 January 1845 aged 81. Also Grant Imlah messenger at arms, Peterhead died Cuminestown 06 August 1877 aged 74.

John Imlah and Isabel Gordon are my 5th Great grandparents
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#3 Plot 203
Here was laid in hopes etc. the body of Alexander Imlay sometime farmer in Little Ardow died 11 March 1768 aged 80 also Jean Couper his spouse died 14 February 1768 aged 78. Also of their children Alexander and James. Also their Son Peter Imlay late farmer in Meickle Ardo died 30 April1801 aged 88, Helen Gordon his spouse died 07 November 1818 aged 93 and Alexander Imlay
late farmer Meickle Ardo son of the foresaid Peter Imlay and Helen Gordon died 20 September 1823 aged 70.

Alexander Imlay and Jean Couper are my 6th Great Grandparents
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#4 Plot 204
In Memory of Alexander Imlay son to Alexander Imlay farmer in Little Ardoch died in September 1782 aged 22. Also Elizabeth Imlay daughter of said Alexander Imlay farmer in Little Ardoch died 15 January 1784 aged 25. Also the above mentioned Alexander Imlay farmer died 15 December 1789 aged 57, Margaret Anderson his spouse died 11 June 1788 aged 62. James Imlay son of said Alexander Imlay likewise farmer in Little Ardo died 15 March 1847 aged 80, Margaret Stephen his spouse died 03 February 1849 aged 62. Margaret Bruce his 2nd spouse died 04 December 1856 aged 40.

Alexander and Elizabeth Imlay are my 1st Cousins 6x Removed.
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