Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday ~ James Kirk, Scotland


MEMENTO MORI
Erected
by
JAMES KIRK Merchant
St. Johns, New Brunswick, North America
In Memory of
JAMES KIRK, his Father
who died 3rd Feb 1829
aged 80 years
ELSPETH RUSSELL his Mother
Died 7th May 1832
aged 81 years



This is another ancestor's gravestone that I was able to visit in St. Andrews Cathedral graveyard. James KIRK and Elspeth RUSSELL are my 5th great-grandparents.

Their son, James KIRK, who erected this monument is the youngest child (I've found) in a large family. I have yet to trace what happened to him in Canada. His much older sister, Elizabeth, is my 4th great-grandmother. There is a memorial to her very near this one which I featured in an early Tombstone Tuesday post.

4 comments:

  1. Hello there. Do you know when the junior James Kirk was born? I have several death records in Ontario..one born about 1831, one born 1841 etc.
    Can you tell me who James jr. was married to?
    Gosh I love a challenge.

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  2. I know this graveyard, have stood in it and wished that one of my ancestors had a gravemarker with all that information on it. Thank you for posting this and giving me the memory of St. Andrews.

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  3. Hi Diana, thanks for commenting on my blog. It's great to hear you will be at the OGS Conference. We certainly have Scottish ancestors in common. Please introduce yourself to me .. I'll be at the Ontario Chapter APG table in the Marketplace (most of the time).

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  4. Hi Brenda ~
    I look forward to meeting you - and I will definitely come and find you!!

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