Tuesday, March 24, 2009
One great thing about many gravestones in Scotland is the wealth of genealogical information they hold. Women are almost always mentioned by maiden name. It certainly makes it easier to go back a generation. This stone (from the same small graveyard in Oyne mentioned in last week's post) certainly exemplifies what can be found. Here, the children are specifically called out by birth order - 2nd son, 3rd daughter etc. Again, I don't know how I might be related to these BENZIE's but it's a good bet that I am ~ at least slightly!