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From: Gavin Bell <>
Subject: Re:[ABERDEEN] Monymusk MIs
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 18:11:16 +0100
> Can some one help me with the inscription on the following head
> stone please. Stone No T28 Monymusk.
> Abel James Dd ???
> Cowie Isobel Dd 1788
> Abel Jean (Donald) Dd 1796.
> Would like to know how it actually reads.
Afraid you've put me on the spot, there, Wayne. The data you quote does
appear in the MI Index, but I cannot find a matching entry in the
published booklet. I have been aware for some time that the indexing of
the Monymusk booklet had its problems, but as the entire kirkyard has
been recently re-surveyed, with the intention of producing a "second
edition" of the booklet, I was waiting until that was available. I will
now see if I can short-circuit the process.
> Also how many different churches would there have been in MM
> in the early 1800s and Kirkyards?
Apart from the parish church and its churchyard, Monymusk appears to
have had only one other burial site, St Finan's at Braehead - but this
is a purely archeological site, with only marginal traces of kirk and
kirkyard, and definitely no gravestones. The last burial is said to
have taken place in 1775.
> when did cremation start in the NE
Kaimhill Crematorium, Aberdeen, did not open for business until 1937.
> and if you can't locate head stones for people in the late 1800s but
> have death cert's how do you find out where they got to?
Aberdeenshire Council maintain burial records for burial grounds in the
area (excluding Aberdeen City), but these do not always go back as early
as one would wish. The earliest date for Monymusk, for example, is
1881. You can look up the list on the website:
Because of the way this site works, it is not possible to give a
detailed URL, but from the front page pick the options: "Residents" ...
"Registrars" ... "Burial Records".
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