History

Graveyard Records

Here is a list of some of the graves in St Fillan’s Church graveyard. The photos are taken from www.findagrave.com, (click on the image to access their website) the text is from the Aberdour Cultural Association website list of Aberdour deaths (pages 103-109 for St Fillan’s graveyard). The numbering is from ACA, occupations are in red and interesting places in purple.

2. R A 1714.

 

 

 

 

 

5. (square & compasses) Francis Goodale shipmaster here, wife Isobel Wardlaw 28/3/1763  age 63, son William ?/11/1762 age 38.

 

 

 

6. (crown, pincers, hammer, for smith) TA  IM.

 

 

 

 

 

9. John Russel farmer Buchleaiuie 18/6/1743 age 66. (Wife MW?)

 

 

 

 

10. late Rev Robert Cunningham Graham minister AberfoyIe, daughter Clemantina Robina Anderson Graham. born 2/4/?? died ?, (by mother Henrietta Clark Graham).

 

 

 

11. 1723 R M   A W died 10/6/1723 age 49.

 

 

 

 

 

12. (crossed quills?) Rev Thomas Lister MA minister here died 6/1689 age 55, wife Margret Lindsay 11/7/1688 age 38.

 

 

 

13. & 14. William Coventry shipmaster 25/7/1789, wife Agnes Rae 6/4/1786 age 68; Hugh Coventry, son proprietor 6/2/1845 age 86, daughter Agnes 11/10/1820 age 21, wife Janet Davidson 20/6/1842 age 71, son Hugh died Porebunder, India 22/3/1835, son Alexexander surgeon died Rochdale, Lancashire 4/2/1875 age 63, son David for 40 years manager of the Manchester & Liverpool bank at Rochdale died Southport, Lancashire 11/7/1879 age 75 (wife Mary Jane died York 9/1/1880 age 71) 1st son William died Burntisland 2/10/1889 age 91.

18. 1837; John Beveridge, son Alex died 18– (4) m, daughter Elizabeth 31/7/1836 age 1.

 

 

 

 

19. Robert Davidson farmer died Cullelo 1798, wife Jean Watt died Kirkcaldy 5/4/1839  age 82, 4th son Alex died Cullelo 1794  age 5, Ida Eliz died Cullelo 1803 age 19, 3rd daughter Jean died Dunfermline 4/12/1815 age 25, 2nd daughter Isabella died Kirkcaldy 10/1/1826 age 39, 2nd son Henry died Bankhead of Raith 2/7/1857 age 56, 1st son James died Bankhead of Raith 20/1/1851 age 72, Robert 3rd son died Hillside 24/1/1863  73, son Thomas surgeon HEICS (Honourable East India Company Service?) died Kirkcaldy 1/6/1859 age 67 (2nd daughter Jane 1/3/1866 age 26, wife Janet Prentice died London 18/3/1871 age 66, 1st son Robert died London 9/7/1871 age 30).

20. Robert Davidson HEICS (Honourable East Indies Company Service?) died Hillside 24/1/1857, wife Helena Smith died Edinburgh 26/3/1885, 1st daughter Helen died Edinburgh 12/3/1830, 3rd daughter Elizabeth died Glasmount 15/11/1833, son Robert/CSI of Clayton late Madras civil service born 8/10/1831 died St Andrews 26/9/1913, daughter Mary Ann 8/12/1922 age 87 last surviving child.

22. Rev Robert Blair minister St Andrews 27/8/1666 age 72. Was Moderator of the Church of Scotland in 1646.

 

25 Mary Catton died 21/5/1852 age 10 months, grandmother Isabella Davidson 27/1/1864 age 68; Christina Catton 30/3/1861 age 2; John Catton 26/8/1866 age 57; Andrew Catton 29/6/1884 age 28; Mary Redford died Bouprie 10/6/1896 age 71, mother of Mary, Chr, And & John Edward Catton; John Edward Catton CE of public works department Punjaub died suddenly at Braemar 17/8/1886 age 33.

26. George William Catton farmer Bouprie 6/10/1903 age 42, uncle Andrew Redford 14/1/1906 age 76, sister Isabella Davidson Catton 14/10/1934, brother Robert Catton died Honolulu 7/6/1938, sister Janet Catton 17/1/1950 age 86.

 

27. Charles Hay 12.6.1813 age 55, wife Margaret Alexander 29/6/1836 age 70, also two children; (west side WW K M G  1730, Katren (Maktur), wife of William W?aimes shipmaster.

28. James Taylor shipmaster 13/10/1804 age 71, wife Margaret Kemp 25/9/1782 age 61, grandson Jasmes Taylor surgeon 19/3/1876 age 65 or 85 (wife Catherine Chisholm 19/5/1807) daughter Robina 1846 age 78; James Russel coffee planter of South Coorg, India died Aberdour 15/8/1879 age 60.

 

29 right. Rev John Campbell born in manse at North Knapdale Argyll, minister of this parish for 11 years 11/4/1815, age 41.
29 left. Mary Campbell 7/6/1850 age 78, widow of Rev John Campbell.

30. Robert Greig 19/7/1849 age 63, son James 6/12/1841 age 5, son John died London 31/12/1847 age 18, son Robert 3/7/1851 age 17, 1st son Andrew 13/9/1865 age 38 (wife Janet Barr Peacock 30/6/1899 age 59).

 

 

31. John Bell 18/12/1820 age 82, wife Ann Stenhouse 18/12/1812 age 62, son Alexander 16/12/1836 age 66 (wife Mary Harrower 12/8/1848 age 69), daughter Sophia 26/4/1838 age 66; Robert Greig, 1st wife Ann Bell 8/11/1866 age 73, daughter 1/7/1873 infancy, Robert 14/4/1875 2nd wife?; Alexander Greig, wife lsabolla Grieve 25/11/1881 age 42; Alexander Bell Greig 29/8/1892 age 53.

32. William D. Lochtie ?/8/1873, lst wife Ann Annan 1845, 2nd wife Mary Cant ?/10/1877, son William D. Lochtie 11/6/1926 age 70 (wife Isabella Mackay 30/7/1918 age 63, children William 19/11/1888, Thomas 14/1/1892, Isabelle May 12/6/1897).

 

33. Robert Cairns 20/1/1875 age 79, wife Janet Ann Craigie 18/7/1847 age 46, daughter Janet Ann 9/6/1830 age 2, son John 27.6.1035 age 2 months, son John 27/6/1850 age 18, daughter Janet Ann 30/10/1901 age 61 (wife of John Thomson 7/11/1892 age 66) son James 22/5/1916 age 55, 2nd daughter Euphemia 11/10/1908 age 72, daughter Margaret 25/5/1904 age 76.

35. James Grieve 27/8/1884 age 32.

 

 

36. (west side) John Lochty seaman, wife Isabel Moyes 30/9/1785, son Thomas 5/6/1814 age 30; (east aide) James Butters 12/3/1837 age 70, wife Janet Lochty 30/1/1858 age 73, 3rd son David 4/6/1829 age 9, sone James died Sydney 23/10/1856 age 33.

37. James Currie mariner 29/10/1799 age 25, son William joiner 1/8/1839 age 40.

 

 

 

 

38. George Grieve coalmaster 23/3/1852 age 49, 1st wife Margaret Primrose 12/3/1832 age 27, son John 1837 age 3 months, 2nd wife Catherine Philips Forsyth ?/5/1851 age 35, son John 31/7/1854 age 15.

 

 

41. Daniel McLean 11/11/1836 age 86, wife Janet Martin 28/4/1835 age 76.

 

 

 

 

42. William Roxburgh 25/7/1850 age 62, wife Jane Philp 7/5/1866 age 72, sons James 1836 age 6, Thomas 21/9/1844  age 21, William 18/11/1855  age 27 interned Beith; Andrew R. 6/7/1898, wife Christine Brown 17/11/1891, daughter Maggie 5/4/1853, son 18/4/1854 infant, daughter Katherine 14/1/1920, daughter Jane 14/8/1920, son Adam Brown 8/3/1923.

43. John Milland 17/2/1728 age 71, wife Isobel Thomson 12/1736 age 80, children Andrew & John died young, Janet 17/8/1728 age 21, 1st son David 10/8/1742 age 42.

52. John Seath 16/5/1868 age 60, wife Cecilia Macartney 1895 age 80, son John 17/7/1929 age 75 (wife Jane Dryburgh 31/5/1935 age 78) daughter Mary 5/9/1871 age 20.

 

 

 

53. Robert Henderson 23/10/1868 age 55, son John 3/3/1866 age 18 months, wife Margaret Wilson 7/12/1905 age 84; Janet Henderson wife of George Jeffrey 3/10/1926 age 73, son Robert Henderson 5/4/1922 age 77, George Jeffrey 9/3/1931 age 83.

54. Major Francis Cooke who was a martial man for the spaces of 26 years died 10/12/1646 age 42.
 
55. Robert M. Roberts farmer here, widow Mary Laing 4/8/1855 age 72; James Pringle farmer Springhall, Kelso, widow Mary Newton died here 31/12/1872 age 83; James Pringle schoolmaster here 21/4/1892 age 71, wife Marlon Robert died here 28/6/1891 age 67, 2nd son Robert McRobert Pringle. died New Plymouth New Zealand 3/11/1881 age 28.

56. Robert Anderson late of …. post office died 19/11/? Archibald Robert…. their 2nd son James Moris Anderson died Edinburgh 18/1/1859 age 42.

 

 

 

57. Thomas Henderson died suddenly 24/6/1845 age 73, daughter Isabella died after short illness 20/11/1857 age 57 (wife of William Rattray feuar 26/10/1883 age 83).

 

 

 

58. David Orrock, wife Janet Robertson 5/2/1843 age 90, daughter Catharine 15/9/1873 age 78.

 

59 left. Margaret Liddell 26/1/1728 age 21; Charles Liddell 10/2/1728 age 19; James Liddell, children David, Richard & Janet; James Liddell, tenant Craigton, wife Helen Kilgour, children John age 31, David, Richard & Helen all died of small pox; James Liddell tenant Kirkton of Auchtertool 10/4/1790 age 80, wife Isabella Watt age 62, children Helen & Isabel died of small pox, brother Francis ?/7/1805, son Henry writer age 23, daughter Peggy age 17, 1st son James in Milton, Auchtertool 11/1/1837 age 83 (wife Agnes Leighton 17/6/1841.

59 right. 2nd son John Liddell Lt Bombay artillery died Cape of Good Hope 14/10/1824 age 19, Capt David 10 Regt Bombay native infantry died at sea on passage home 21/4/1829 age 23, Maj James 1 Regt Bombay cavalry died Kotra on return from Afghan campaign 5/6/1841 age 43, Maj Henry 11 Regt native Infantry died Bombay 27/12/1841 age 40, Robert died Milton 25/2/1842 age 28, daughters Agnes died Milton 16/3/1843, Isabel died Kirkton 27/2/1854, last surviving member of family daughter Helen died Milton 14/4/1876 age 67, Robert Wilson died Seabank House here 5/10/1885 age 81, wife Sarah Liddell died Aberdour House ?/7/1860 age 81.

60. Robert Thomson Shipmaster here 1/1/1816 age 84, by son Robert.

 

 

 

 

61. DP – above a window of the aisle is triangular pediment bearing two monograms of Initials which are, apparently, D.P.C.M, with the date 1606, the family being that of Phin of Whithill.  

 

 

62. Major R. Rose 9/10/1854.

 

 

63. Hugh Anderson 27/10/1861 age 51, wife Margaret Cooper 2/2/1849 age 36, son Robert 24/8/1883 age 41 (wife Catharine Gray 12/4/1874 age 25).  

 

 

64. 1837; James Candich 14/4/1823 age 76, wife Isabel Moir 12/5/1806 age  52, son Alexander died young; Thomas Candlish 20/9/1893 age 64, wife Elizabeth Gray 11/3/1913 age 86, son 4/10/1869 infancy.  

 

 

65. Alexander Paton 26/10/1860 age 37, wife Christina Clark 20/6/1801  27/1/1890 age 88, daughter Margaret 25/11/1863 age 14, son David died Shanghai 19/6/1867 age 34, daughter Christina 8/1/1876, daughter Elizabeth 8/9/1875, by son David. 

 

 

67. John Milne 1861  72, brother James RA 14.9.1839 age 62, wife Isabel Henderson 5/6/1844 age 65, daughters Catharine 29/6/1820 age 9, Isabella 15/6/?? age 8 & Agnes 10/7/?? age 6; William Milne 8/2/1875 age 64.

 

 

69. George Low White surgeon of Whitehill, Shore Road. Born 25/5/1809 Leith, died here 23/9/1885 age 76, wife Jessie Paton Philp born 25/8/1811 Leith died 23/1/1892 age 80, Highgate, London. He helped (with Rev George Roddick) to introduce the first sewage pipes in the village.

70. John Miller writer died Stirling 1834 age  36, daughter Catharine ?/6/1886, daughter Elizabeth ?/8/1892, 1st daughter Mary Miller 17/11/1910 age 86.

 

 

 

71. David Buchanan, wife Cilcilia Martin 16/11/1832 age 41, son Charles 14/9/1820 age 3, daughter Isabel 22/2/1831  age 9, son John 19/8/1895 age 76 (wife Mary Taylor 10/9/1907 age 76). 

72. Robert Faulis for 50 years gardener & overseer Fordell died there 21/12/1877 age 80, daughter Mary 12/12/1832  24/2/1864, son Robert died Glasgow 4/3/1869 age 31, son Peter engineer Royal Navy died Bermuda 31/10/1875 age 39.

73. Thomas Downie 10/1/1865 age 54, wife Elizabeth Leighton 22/11/1894 age 82, daughter Euphemia 16/7/1845 age 11; Christina Downie 15/7/1925.

 

 

 

74. David Renton in Mossgreen, Dalgety parish 12/2/1790 – 20/4/1882 age 72, wife Janet Greig midwife 12/9/1793 – 14/5/1862.

 

75. William Bower.

 

 

76. Andrew Morison late shipmaster, wife Isabella Thomson, son John killed by fall on the Hawkcraig 20/6/1787, other children infancy, only son Douglas Mosison who survived themselves merchant Kirkcaldy ?/4/1821 age 48 bequeathed £50 to poor of the parish.

 

80. Thomas Beveridge.

 

 

 

93. John McDonald died ?/7/1901 age 74 station master, Aberdour. Wife, Jane Fulerton died ?/11/1888 age 71.

 

 

 

94. Rev Robert Johnstone born 24/04/1872 died 5/05/1944, age 72 Parish minister of Aberdour 1914-1944, wife Edith Christina born 17/09/1875 died 10/12/1959, age 84, son Rev Robert L Johnstone born 5/9/1905 died 26/05/1988, age 82.

 

95. Rev William Henry Gray minister of this parish 1895-1914, born 28/05/1866 died 30/06/1914, age 48. Brass memorial in church.

 

 

 

96. Captain David Thomson Calley died 06/05/1927 age 55, wife Margaret Reid died 23/06/1947.

 

 

 

97. Captain William Kerr died 04/11/1926, son, Sergeant John William. Kerr 7th Argyll & Southern Highlanders, killed in action near Arras, France, 30/05/1918, age 22.

 

 

 

98. Rev Andrew Bayne Morris, minister Albany St Church Edinburgh died 25/09/1913, wife Betsy Bennet Moncur died 09/05/1943.

 

 

 

99. Rev George Roddick, minister of this parish for 38 years born 15/08/1826 died 26/07/1894, age 67,wife, Elizabeth Thomas Roddick, born 10/01/1826 West Bengal, India, died 03/11/1884, age 58. He helped (with George White) to introduce the first sewage pipes in the village.


 

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