Headstone Information Numbers 201 to 267

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Kirk Loan Gate: Numbers 201 to 255 (Mackie Vault) to 267 in lines
north to south bounded by footpath.

See Section 4 Plan: Numbers 138 to 267

201) In loving memory of James SHEARER, died 17th August 1897. Agnes NAPIER, wife of the above, died 20th February 1926. Also their children Agnes, died 11th January 1878, Jemima, died 11th December 1899, Mary, died 23rd March 1924, Christina, died 8th June 1948.

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202) In memory of Adam SOMERVILLE who died at Meadowfield on the 23rd June 1865 aged 62 years. And his wife Mary INGLIS who died 5th October 1883 aged 73 years. Also their grandchild Janet died 21st September 1870 aged 11 months. And their son Robert who died at Edinburgh 3rd March 1891 aged 52 years. Also his wife Isabella YOUNG who died 23rd November 1927 in her 93rd year.

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Meadowfield was a farm in 1861 of 260 acres employing 12 men and 5 women.

203) (cross IHS) David Drysdale PRENTICE, West Ingliston Mains, died 29th June 1858 aged 81. Also his wife, Agnes Fraser BRYCE, died 3rd February 1857 aged 81. Also their son, David Drysdale PRENTICE, Melville Grange Farm, died 29th October 1999 aged 84. And their son, James Bryce PRENTICE, Gogar Mains Farm, died 11th February 2002 aged 81.
Sculp: Donaldson, Cors

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In loving memory of our dear son Thomas Hamilton Bryce PRENTICE, Broompark Corstorphine, died 17th May 1927 aged 81/2 years.

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Broompark, High Street.

204) In memory of John GRANT who died 28th May 1879 aged 10 years and 2 months. Mary GRANT, wife of James JACKSON, who died 2nd September 1862 aged 65 years. Also the said James JACKSON who died 24th October 1831 aged 50 years.

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50 Dunbar Place, occupation mason 1891.

205) Erected by his widow in memory of Hamilton MONTEITH, died 16th February 1834 aged 34 years. And of their children William Keith MONTEITH, died 15th July 1859 aged 26 years. Mary MONTEITH, wife of Alexander KING, Wishaw, died there 15th December 1860 aged 32 years and Rachel MONTEITH, died 6th October 1866 aged 35 years.

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206) In loving memory of David Cleland BOYD who died on the 2nd April 1923 aged 61 years. Also Agnes STRATHDEE, his wife, who died on the 23rd October 1937 aged 75 years.

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207) In loving memory of our dear parents Samuel MILLER, died 30th September 1890 aged 54 years. Catherine AITKEN, his wife, died 15th April 1902 aged 63 years. Also their children: Catherine, died 12th November 1876 aged 81/2 years, Sarah, died 6th November 1875 aged 61/2 years. Isabella Helen, died 26th October 1871 aged 15 months. Also their son Samuel, died 8th September 1905 aged 27 years, interred in Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Canada.

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208) (cross) In loving memory of John Turnbull HEDLEY, my dearly loved husband, died at Corstorphine 9th November 1924. Also Catherine CAIRNS, wife of the above, who died at Edinburgh 26th January 1933.

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209) John GREENOCK. In loving memory of his children; Andrew, who died 13th November 1881 aged 21/2 years also Matthew who died 25th March 1888 in his 18th year. Also John GREENOCK, their father, who died 10th November 1893 aged 51 years. Also John A. GREENOCK, son of the above who died 7th April 1901 aged 35 years. George GREENOCK, who died 13th November 1901. Wife of the above John GREENOCK, Marion BROWN, died 25th August 1902 aged 58 years.

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(back) Isabella Jane Greenock McNAB. Died 12th July 1949 aged 79 years.

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210) In affectionate memory of Agnes, beloved daughter of James & Elizabeth SUTHERLAND, Corstorphine, died 31st August 1926. Also her sister, Margaret Asher, died 19th December 1935. James SUTHERLAND, died 3rd March 1941. Elizabeth OGILVIE, wife of above, died 3rd September 1941. Also their daughter, Elizabeth Miller Ogilvie, died 28th January 1959.

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211) In loving memory of Jane BRYCE, wife of William WILSON died 11th July 1905 aged 70. Also Alexander & Catherine who died in infancy. The above William WILSON died 14th June 1917 aged 80. John, their son, died 1st November 1906 aged 40. Their eldest daughter, Agnes Fraser WILSON, died 3rd November 1927 aged 66. Also Robert their son, died at Chesterfield on 3rd September 1930 aged 59.

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William 1891 coal merchant, Ashley Bank, Saughton Road.

212) (cross) In loving memory of Jean Atkinson ELLIS, daughter of the late Robert FRASER, Corstorphine Bank. Died 15th October 1926. And of William John ELLIS, her husband, died at Rio Tinto, Spain 29th June 1915

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213) In loving memory of Ann Oliphant RICHARDSON, died 21st May 1927 aged 80years. Also Agnes, her sister, died 18th January 1938 in her 88th year.

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214 Alex BURD d 19.11.1892.

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Alexander Burd, a retired gardener in 1891, lived at Gladstone Place.

215) In loving memory of Barbara HOFFMAN, died 4th March 1921 aged 27 years. Also her father, Charles HOFFMAN, died 13th April 1950 aged 87 years. Also her mother, Barbara E. FRASER died 1st April 1951.

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Hoffman hairdresser business address 9 Ormiston Terrace.

216) (cross) Katherine Margaret, beloved daughter of David J. BEATSON C.E., died 17th March 1922 in her 20th year.

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Contractors’ merchant Bromley, 87 Glasgow Road.

217) In loving memory of Alexander PATRICK Jr. Leven Fife, who died at Corstorphine 16th September 1920 aged 42 years. Also his wife, Martha Mitchell McCAHON died 20th December 1961 aged 90 years. Also their daughter, Margaret, died 28th April 1988 and Alexandra who died on 22nd December 2001 aged 95 years.

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Tuxedo, 45 Meadowhouse Road.

218) In memory of James COUTTS of Corstorphine House who died 2nd June 1884 aged 75 years. Also of Jane Amelia COUTTS, his wife, who died 10th December 1885 aged 59 years. And of Charles Bruce COUTTS, their son who died 28th May aged 34 years. Also Janet COUTTS, sister of the above James COUTTS, who died 15th February 1900 aged 96 years.

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219) (wall tablet) In memory of Henry Alfred LEEBODY, a beloved physician who died on 19th September 1944.
To the memory of John Galwey LEEBODY. M.B., Ch. B., F.R.C.S. Ed. medical Superintendent 1934-1946 who faithfully and devotedly served this hospital. “Write me as on that loves his fellow men.” Transferred from the now demolished hospital of St. Georges-in-the-east. Wapping.

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Knockalla, St John’s Road 1920.

220) Erected by James FORREST in loving memory of his wife Margaret RUSSELL who died at Meadow House farm 27th March 1920, aged 78 years. The above James FORREST, farmer, Meadow House farm, died 15th May 1926, aged 83 years. Also Robert Jack their son, born 12th February 1874, died 31st March 1926. Elisabeth their daughter who died 28th February 1948.

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Meadow House Farm fields were used to build Traquair Park houses. The farmhouse demolished 1975 became the site for Forestry Commission Offices. The 1902 railway line cut through the farm fields so a footbridge was provided for access. Juvenile misuse of the footbridge led to its removal 1979. The rail track is now a walkway.

221) In loving memory of Mrs Georgina CRAWFORD, died 15th March 1920 aged 67 years

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222) In memory of my sister, Joan LUGTON, wife of John BROWN, who died 13th January 1920. Also her daughter, Wee Susie, who died 20th May 1921.

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223) In loving memory of Agnes MILLAR, beloved wife of Henry McGOWAN, died 19th October 1969 aged 77.

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224) In loving memory of Augustus Spry HORWOOD who died at Corstorphine 13th October 1919 aged 52 years. Also his wife, Helen LOGIE, who died 25th November 1938 aged 69 years and their daughter Dorothy Augusta who died 26th October 1969 aged 69 years and their son Frederick Robert who died 5th February 1972 aged 69 years and their daughter Frances Helen Elizabeth who died 5th August 1987.

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Odinsgarth, 28 Belgrave Road

225) Sacred to the memory of David LOUDEN who died at Corstorphine 22nd September 1919 in his 81st year. Also his wife, Maria Adair KINGHORN who died 8th October 1921 aged 75 years. Also their son, John, Burgh Surveyor, Bo’ness. who died 5th December 1922 aged 42 years.

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226) Sacred to the memory of James MACKAY who died at Gowanlea, Corstorphine 12th August 1919 in his 79th year. Also his wife Robina BROWN who died at Gowanlea, Corstorphine 6th January 1935 in her 84th year. And their only daughter, Jane Elizabeth who died on 5th March 1963 in her 77th year. And their son Donald who died on the 7th May 1967 in his 86th year.

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North Saughton Road.

227) Erected to the memory of Charles GRAY who died 7th July 1876 aged 75. Also his wife Rachel PRINGLE, died 26th December 1872 aged 64.

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228) Erected by James BERTRAM in memory of his wife, Mary LITTLE, who died 28th June 1872 aged 60 years. Also their grandsons Thomas Weir BERTRAM who died 14th April 1879 aged 4 years 8 months. William BERTRAM died 31st January 1888 aged 1 year 9 months. The above James BERTRAM, died 6th June 1899 aged 75 years. Agnes WEIR the beloved wife of William Gray BERTRAM died 27th May 1894 aged 46. Agnes Lind BERTRAM, died 10th August 1895/6? William Gray BERTRAM died 14th February 1904 aged 54 years.

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William Gray and Agnes (Weir) Bertram the parents of James Bertram secretary to Andrew Carnegie: James was born 1872 at Amulree House (The Mansion House) the site now part of the School in the High Street: attended the village school before going to Daniel Stewart’s College.

229) In memory of Alexander BINNIE, Coltbridge, who died 31st August 1849, aged 84. Also, four of his children buried near this stone viz. George, Elizabeth, Mary and Janet who died young. Also Janet LANDELL, spouse of the above, who died 15th September 1850 aged 75 years of whom her surviving children as a tribute of affection and duty desire to record that she endeared herself to her family by the precepts she gave and the pattern she set and lives in the grateful recollection of many relatives and friends. Also Margaret Cockburn BINNIE, daughter of the above, who died 18th September 1883 aged 87.

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(back) Jean BINNIE, Ashbank, Murrayfield, who died 19th October 1927, aged 85. Mary BINNIE, who died 24th December 1933, aged 73.

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230) In memory of John Anderson KEILLOR, who died at Meadowfield 6th May 1880 aged 24 years.

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231) (obelisk) Sacred to the memory of John COOK, Pointsman, who died at the Mound Tunnel on the 30th May 1867 aged 22 years. Deeply regretted by many friends and fellow servants by whom this stone is erected as a mark of their respect and esteem.

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This fatal accident happened while John Cook, North British Railway Company, was standing on the rails at the entrance to the Mound Tunnel (Waverley Station) giving the signal to an engine going to Haymarket. He was run over by a pilot engine which came out of a siding. Cook was about to be married.

See The Scotsman 31.5.1867.

232) (small obelisk) Sacred to the memory of Thomas KIRKWOOD, Ferrybank Corstorphine, died 2nd March 1865 aged 64 years. Helen TUDHOPE, his wife, died 22nd January 1876 aged 65 years. God’s finger touched them and they slept.

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(side) Also his children, William died 16th January 1864 aged 25 years. Thomas died 18th January 1864. Mary died 7th January 1865 aged 18 years. Alexander Tudhope died 1 December 1865 aged 21 years. Helen Tudhope died 11th August 1869 aged 15 years.

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(side) Euphemia, daughter of James M. BELL, Galashiels and grand-daughter of Thomas KIRKWOOD died 28th January 1906 aged 37 years.

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233) In memory of Margaret KILPATRICK, beloved wife of Thomas SCOTT, Ferrybank, who died 19th December 1932 and of the above Thomas SCOTT who died 30th May 1938. Also their daughter, Grace Elizabeth, who died 8th May 1964.

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Market gardener, St John’s Road 1920.

234) In loving memory of John Cook LIDDLE who died 5th November 1882 aged 15 years. Alexander, died 23 May 1853 aged 8 years. Margaret G. died 12th December 1884 aged 5 months. Janet Young COOK, their mother, wife of Alex LIDDLE, died 8th March 1895 aged 52 years. Jessie H GUNNING, wife of Norwell M. LIDDLE, died 7th November 1943 aged 63 years. Norwell M. LIDDLE, died 4th January 1956, aged 76.

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Alexander 1891 house joiner Braefoot, St John’s Road and corner of Clermiston Road where the Liddle family had a dairy.

235) In loving memory of Donald SKINNER, died February 10th 1958 aged 78. Beloved husband of Elizabeth M. STEWART, died June 7th 1924 aged 45. Mary BANNISTER, beloved second wife, died September 10th 1965.

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236) Erected by John DODDS in loving memory of his wife Mary PATERSON who died 15th March 1924 aged 71 years. Also, the above John DODDS who died 31st May 1926 aged 76 years. Also their daughter Mary Piercy who died 8th April 1951 aged 70 years.

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237) In loving memory of John MEIKLE, Bellfield Corstorphine, who died 16th May 1929, aged 42 years. Also his younger son, Ian Martin, Flying Officer R.A.F. killed in action in India 30th November 1944 aged 21 years. Also, Helen, died 5th November 1989 aged 98 years wife of the above John

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In November 1944 R.A.F. Lancasters sunk the German warship Tirpitz at Tromso Fjord, Norway. In Britain the Home Guard ‘stood down’ after 4½ yrs service.

238) In loving memory of Euphemia Laidlaw McGIBBON who died 10th March 1921. Jane Craik McGIBBON who died 12th April 1939.

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239) In loving memory of Margaret Pollock STEWART, died 5th February 1924. Also her father John Watson STEWART, died 24th February 1927. Agnes POLLOCK, widow of the above, died 25th July 1937.

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240) (erosion: broken top) Erected by James B. KNOTT of his beloved wife Emma Remsen PINE, born in Brooklyn, N.Y. United States. Died here December 6th 1863 aged 30. Also his infant child, Sophia Pelham, aged 10 months. Also James Browne KNOTT, died XX June 1890?

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241) In memory of Mary REID who died at Sighthill Cottages on the 28th April 1924
Sculp: Boyne

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242) (cross) Sacred to the memory of James MacMILLAN, Broomhouse Cottages, who died 3rd May 1923 aged 84 years. Elizabeth TURNBULL, his wife, who died 9th March 1923 aged 84 years.

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243) Erected by Robert MARSHALL, flesher, Corstorphine to the memory of Robert MARSHALL, his father who died 4th December 1788 aged 57 and Isobel ANDERSON, his mother who died 23rd January 1807 aged 78 years. Also three of his children, viz. Alexander who died 4th May 1812 aged two years. Alexander who died 7th July 1816 aged 1 year. George who died 23rd August 1819 aged 7 years. Also Robert ? died 22nd July 1834 aged 77 years.

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Marshall a cattle dealer supplied beef and veal to the Watson family at New Saughton (Cammo). His slaughterhouse was behind the Three Mile Stone.

244) Erected by Janet ALLAN in memory of Andrew BELL, her husband, who died 27th July 1826 aged 64 years. Also their son, Andrew BELL, who died 15th June 1854 aged 29 years. Janet ALLAN, wife of Andrew BELL, died 10th September 1853 aged 85 years. Isabella DICKSON, died 24th December 1885 aged 80 years.

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A mortcloth and mortsafe were paid for Andrew Bell’s burial 1826.

245) (tablet on wall) In loving memory of Reverend James Arthur COWLEY parish minister at St Columba, Oban 1913-1921, also at Greenbank, Glasgow 1921-1950. Born 6th December 1884, died 26th December 1958. “The glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust.” Also his wife Anne Eila SWAN, born 20th October 1895, died 14th April 1990. And their daughter Joyce Katherine, born 20th May 1926, died 10th April 1951.

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Chaplain to the Forces in France 1938.

246) (open book) In memory of Ann, dearly loved infant twin daughter of Stanley and Patricia BURFORD, died 1940.

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247) (top missing) ‘Wee Johnny’ aged 3 months, son of Charles ROBB, Edinburgh. Edward Lee, (Eddie), son of George ROBB, died 25th March 1890 aged 2 years.

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248) Sacred to the memory of Charles ROBB, solicitor. Born in Lhanbryde 7th April 1849. Died at Shamrock Vale, Corstorphine, 8th March 1889. Also in his 75th year Edward Elliot LEE, late of Cork, died 11th March 1891, father-in-law of the above. Also Mary Elspeth, daughter who died 21st May 1885 aged 16 months. George ROBB died 20th February 1892 aged 38 years. Elizabeth Isabella LEE, widow of the above Charles ROBB, died 20th June 1924. Mary Jane Dorcas LEE wife of above George ROBB, died 2nd February 1943.

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249) In memory of Thomas WEIR who died 31st April 1879 aged 67 years. Also Agnes LINN, his widow, who died 16th September 1911 aged 96 years. Also Thomas WEIR, their son who died 21st March 1916 aged 60 years.

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250) (cross) In memory of Edward FERGUSON, fleet surgeon, Royal Navy. Died 8th June 1925 aged 73 years.
Sculp: McGlashen Edin.

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251) In loving memory of our dear son, Thomas LAING, killed in W. Europe 26th March 1945 aged 23. Also our dear daughter Elizabeth, died 6th December 1927 aged 4. Also our dear son, Douglas, died 13th September 1954 aged 17. Also Alex, dear father and husband of Meg, died 17th June 1980 aged 85.

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(tablet) Also the above Meg died 28th February 1983 aged 83 and their son Ronald died 3rd June 1983 aged 42.

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25 March 1945 the Allied armies having captured Cologne prepared to enter the Rhur. Heavy advance aerial attacks and the dropping of two airborne divisions behind the enemy lines by 1500 planes and 1300 gliders made the operation prepared by Montgomery almost another D-Day.

252) In loving memory of Helen Kerr BATHGATE, wife of George DONALDSON, died 31st March 1937 aged 66 years. Catherine M. DONALDSON, niece of above died 6th March 1921, aged 29 years. George DONALDSON, husband of the above, Helen Kerr BATHGATE, died 11th March 1947 aged 75 years.

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Newsagent, tobacconist 92 St John’s Road.

253) 1779, Erected by George MARSHALL, grazier in Kings Cramond, to the memory of his deceased children viz. Elspeth, who died 4th June 1770 aged 1 year, Elspeth, who died 20th April 1776 aged 4 years, George, who died 8th October 1777 aged 1 year, Alexander who died young January 1784, Jean who died 1st October 1786 aged 11 years, John who died young, 7th October 1786 and Robert who died 24th September 1787 aged 3 years. And also Isobell BINNIE my spouse who died the 4th of April 1796 aged 51years and also the said George MARSHALL died 3rd January 1816.

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(back) Isobell MARSHALL was born on the 4th May 1770, died 6th December 1832.

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A mortcloth and mortsafe were hired for Isabel Marshall’s burial.

254) Erected in memory of Menzies B. THOMSON, Station Master, Pinkhill, died 25th April 1922, aged 63. Also Agnes, sister of above, died 2nd December 1930 in her 80th year. Also Hannah HARRISON, widow of above, died 27th August 1952 aged 90.

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Pinkhill Station 1902-1967 served the developing Glendevon and Balgreen areas and visitors from Edinburgh to the Zoo.

255) (Mackie Mausoleum)
(tablet above door eroded: in 1970 it read – Jas MACKIE. Corstorphine Hill 1821.)
(tablet left of door: erosion) In memory of James MacKIE, Corstorphine Hill 1821 who after a ---- and honourable ---- at advanced age of 87 years.

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(tablet at right of door) Erected by Thomas H, MacKIE in memory of Agnes BLAIKIE, his grandmother, died 18th December 1823 aged 77. James MacKIE, his grandfather, died 21st October 1849 aged 87. Thomas MacKIE, his father, died 28th April 1843 aged 53. Hannah FRASER, his mother, died 31st January 1854, aged 57. Jessie HENRY, his wife, died 11th October 1859, aged 28. James H. MacKIE, his son, drowned at sea, February 1874 aged 19. Thomas H. MacKIE, his son, died 24th September 1874, aged 17. Marion Ann ROSS, his second wife, died 5th December 1878. Thomas H. MacKIE, born 1831, died 1896. John MASON, gardener Corstorphine Hill, died 23rd August 1825.

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James Mackie paid a guinea to the Poors Account for permission to erect his mausoleum. His wife Agnes Blaikie, was the sister of Thomas Blaikie, the Scots gardener to the French Nobility. See the ‘Diary of a Scotch Gardener at the French Court’ edited by Francis Birrell 1931.

See also number 60.

256) In loving memory of Margaret J GAULD, beloved wife of Joseph KENT, who died 18th February 1925 aged 41 years, sadly missed. The above Joseph KENT who died 19th February 1954, beloved husband of Anne LORIMER who died 13th February 1990.

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(tablet) In loving memory of Margaret FAIRGRIEVE (Rita) who died 24th October 1985, dearly beloved daughter of Joseph and Margaret KENT and dear stepdaughter of Annie.

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257) In loving memory of James BLACKWOOD, died 26th December 1924 aged 84 years. Also his wife, Mary Reid BRYSON, died 21st august 1927 aged 82 years. And their son Andrew Robertson, died 25th January 1960 aged 81 years.

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(back) Also their daughter Jessie Kennedy died 23rd March 1963 aged 88.

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258) (small obelisk) Erected by Robert and Jessie, in memory of their beloved father, Thomas WALKER, who died 24th April 1887 aged 65 years. Late servant at Convalescent House, Corstorphine.

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William Seton Brown1866 in memory of his two brothers, doctors who died young, erected a convalescent home for Royal Infirmary patients. Today this is Corstorphine Hospital caring for the elderly and supported by an enthusiastic League of Friends providing items and services not included in the N.H.S.

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259) (small obelisk) To the memory of the Reverend William STRAUCHON, sometime Chaplain to the forces at Gibraltar and latterly Chaplain in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh who died 11th May 1872 aged 59 years

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260) In memory of Charlotte Sarah TATTERSHAW, wife of Harry William HODGKIN, H.M.C.S., born 21st October 1863, died 15th April 1919. Also their daughter, Hilda HODGKIN, died 23rd April 1921. Also the above Harry William HODGKIN, died 20th April 1929. Also their elder daughter, Gertrude, died 29th September 1951

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261) Rev Dav Wm YAIR minister emeritus parish of Firth Orkney 1878-1916, b 28.8.1840 d 6.4.1923, w Joanna Cath Sawers DUNLOP b 19.12.1860 d 24.12.1922

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262) (cross IHS) Sacred to the memory of George JAMIESON who died 10th March 1919 aged 44. Also his wife, Jean MENZIES, who died 12th February 1960 aged 78. Erected by his widow and children,

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263) (cross IHS) To the dear memory of Francis PETRIE, my beloved husband who fell asleep in Jesus 2nd March 1919. Also his wife Catherine SMITH who died 20th June 1939.

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264) (top broken off) William Marshall BLACKWOOD, born 17th September 1847, died 14th February 1919. Mary CAMPBELL, his wife, born 25th December 1854, died 15th July 1933. Mary McMillan, their daughter, born 23rd February 1875, died 12th February 1934? and Helen Marshall, their daughter, born 9th September 1884, died 29th March 1954, wife of James STRATTON-FERRIER. William died January 1883. Campbell died November 1888?
Inscrip: Si l’espace nous separe
La pensee nous rapproche

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William Blackwood was an Edinburgh silk mercer. His daughter Helen married James Straton-Ferrier, son of George Straton-Ferrier, R.I., R.SW. James was wounded at Delville Wood 1916. Their Corstorphine Home was 89 St. John’s Road.

265) (erosion: winged angel with trumpet) The corps of Janet MUIHEAD, daughter to Alexander MUIRHEAD, portioner Corstorphine lyes hear interr’d who died the 28th of December 1751 aged17 years.

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(back) head of angel showing hair style; trade symbols – square, compass; mortality symbols – hour glass, skull encircled Memento Mori, cross bones.

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Alexander Muirhead wright (carpenter) at Gorgie and his son Reuben wright at Moat, Gorgie, owned property on the ground south of the church and across from the Public Hall. As a property owner Alexander described himself as a ‘portioner’. The square and the compass he would use daily in his trade to ensure precise workmanship. The winged angel with the trumpet of resurrection shows the Soul on its way to Eternity. Janet was buried with the large new mortcloth and to the sound of Great Bell.

266) In loving memory of Frances L. MITCHELL, beloved wife of T.D. Stanley FRASER, died 28th August 1921 aged 25. Also their beloved son, Stanley, died 29th July 1931 aged 10.

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267) John FRASER died Waratah, Corstorphine 1st November 1936 aged 73 years. Wife, Mary Wills WILSON died 14th July 1946 aged 75 years. Eldest son Alexander Don John 5th Engineer, S.S. Clan McVey torpedoed 8th August 1918 aged 24. Grandson Stanley died 29th July 1931 aged 10 years.

 

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Ludendorff described 8 August 1918 as ‘the black day of the German army’ when it collapsed under allied attack near Amiens.

 

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