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Over the years I've had many requests for gravestone photos. Sadly, some have found that their ancestors have moved away and their last resting places are no longer known. They then become 'strays'. During my visits to local graveyards I've found a number of these, so I've decided to post a few in the hope that connections can be made once again. Here's hoping....

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William Johnston,
Greengate,Banchory Devenick,
died 1897, wife Margaret Milne

Ref: St Pete 13/68


John Anderson, late baker,
 Peterhead, died 1907,
wife Jane Grant

Ref: St Pete 18/45


John Burness of Stonehaven, author of "Thrummy Cap" died 1826 (1) see below

Ref: St Pete 1/126


Erected by fishermen of Portleven, Cornwall in memory of Nicholas Marks, drowned Aberdeen 1882

Ref: St Pete 15/54


Elizabeth Stevens, wife of
John Smith, formerly
of Old Deer,
died 1860

Ref: St Pete 23/68


Robert Smith, late manager,
Valleyfield Papermills, Penicuik,
died 1894

Ref St Pete 29/139


William Seton, late farmer, Bonnyton, Udny, died 1894

Ref All 26/20


Robert Merchant, late of
Old Meldrum, died 1900

Ref All 25/173


James Stephen, Lumphanan,
 whose wife Margaret Dawson
died 1846

Ref: St Pete 3/176


William Cook, ship-builder,
Stornoway whose wife Jane Fraser
died 1854

Ref: St Pete 3/118


William Grant, farmer, Strathspey, whose son Peter, student, Kings College, died 1860

Ref: St Pete 8/43


James Hadden, late farmer,
Greenwell-Tree, Newhills,
died 1871

Ref: St Pete 6/20


James May, overseer,
Sandford Lodge, Peterhead,
Janet Hadden his wife
& family

Ref: St Pete 13/46


Margaret Young Allan,
daughter of James Allan,
formerly Inn Keeper
in Banff

Ref: St Pete 14/33


Elizabeth Moseley or
 Robertson, late of Walton,
 died at Woodside
 

Ref: St Pete12/124


George Alexander, farmer,
 Farmton, Alford,
died 1860
 

Ref: St Pete 14/148


Robert Hosier Baker
teacher of music,
born London, died Perth
1866, aged 56

Ref: Nell 3/59


George Washington Wilson,
famous Victorian photographer,
born Alvah, Banffshire died
1893 aged 70

Ref: Nell 7/8


John Low, late merchant
in Montrose, died 1834, aged 69

Ref: Nell 9/66

 

John Warne Wellington, of Lanlivery, Cornwall, died 1875 aged 32

Ref: Nell 13/47

George Davidson & wife
Jane Mess, late farmer,
Old Deer, died 1882
aged 62

Ref: Nell 23/68
 


Thomas Pearce,
for many years
resident at Braemar,
died 1889 aged 65

Ref: Nell 23/80


Jane Greig Smith formerly of Montreal, Canada, died Aberdeen, Sep 1886 aged 71

Ref: Nell 23/102
 


Robert Laing of
North Shields,
died Oct 1890
aged 55

Ref: Nell 25/98


David Mitchell & family,
late farmer, Fordoun,
died 1893 aged 72

Ref: All 19/74


William Main & family,
hotel-keeper, Banchory-Ternan,
died 1887 aged 75

Ref: All 25/79


George Rennie, late manufacturer, Mill of Aden, Old Deer, died 10 Mar 1887 aged 89

Ref: All 26/103


William Ronald, born at Auchindoir, died at Brixham, 23 Mar 1895 aged 80

Ref: All 26/171


Alexander Smith born
Upper Downies,
Inverkeithney, Banffshire,
died 1883 aged 41

Ref: All 31/163


Robert Clark & family,
Waterside,
Banchory-Devenick,
died 1895 aged 83

Ref: All 31/173


Rev Wm Turnbull, for 30yrs minister, Deskford, Banffshire, died 1885 aged 61

Ref: All 32/32


Robert Gordon & family, farmer, Mains of Rhynie,
died 1898 aged 78

Ref: All 32/47


George Gerrie & family,
late of Tough, died 1901
aged 80

Ref: All 25/38


William Seton, late farmer
in Bonnyton, Udny,
died 1884 aged 66

Ref: All 26/20
 


John Skeaff, first stationmaster of Cromdale Station, Strathspey, died 1896 aged 68

Ref: All 32/61
 


William Chapman, & family farmer, Greenloan, Torphins, died 1898 aged 59

Ref: All 32/161


John Bulloch & family,
 Shakespeare Student,
 born Glasgow,
died 1882 aged 77

Ref: All 26/140


Allan Salmond & wife,
late teacher at Pitmedden,
 Udny, died 1884 aged 41

Ref: All 35/22


James Thomas Gibb,
of Bristol,
died 1927 aged 71

Ref: All 27/59


Robert Carden & family,
farmer, Auchterless,
died 1892 aged 71

Ref: All 27/171


Robert Carden & family,
farmer, Auchterless,
1821-1892

Ref: All 27/171


Robert Clark & family,
Waterside, Banchory-
Devenick, 1812-1895

Ref: All 31/173


James Thomas Gibbs of Bristol, died 1927 aged 71

Ref: All 27/59


Jessie Morton Douglas, wife of John Walker, died at Mains of Portlethen, 1911

Ref: All 28/118


Joseph Rigby of Rough
Close Nr Longton
Staffordshire,
died 1892 aged 28

Ref: All 42/90
 


Maggie Whillas Lind
Davidson & family late
of Infield, Shetland

Ref: All 42/105

 


George Maitland, late of Auchneive, Tarves, died 1900 aged 85

Ref: All 47/29
 


James Scatterty & farmer, Kennethmont,
died 1888

Ref: All 47/79


Jane Mitchell & family
of Peterhead, died
Aberdeen 1900
aged 87

Ref: All 42/187

Colour Sergeant William
Smith, native of Thrapston,
 Northamptonshire, died
17 Aug 1858 aged 32

Ref: All 47/158

Alexander Gordon & family, formerly of Cocklarachy, Near Huntly, died Australia, 1858 aged 41

Ref: St Nich 1/1107


Surgeon Major William Simpson, born at Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, died1864 aged 43

Ref: St Nich 2/24


William Knowles & family of
Easter Kirktown, died 1818 aged 81

Ref: St Nich 2/287


James Groombridge,
Commercial traveller from
London, died 1832 aged 46

Ref: St Nich 2/331


Helen & Margaret Drysdale, of Berwick-on-Tweed, died 1837 aged 63 & 27 Oct 1863 aged 80

Ref: St Nich 2/345


Thomas Hartill Green, born at Normanton, Leicestershire aged 36

Ref: St Nich 2/396


John Rennie, formerly
of Gourdas, Fyvie, died
1865 aged 83

Ref: St Nich 2/432


George Bruce, carpenter,
Durris, died 1875
aged 68

Ref: St Nich 2/532


Robert Gray, Officer of Excise, Muir of Rhynie, died 1826 aged 32

Ref: St Nich 1/718


William Cumming, Post-Master at Aberchirder, died 1885 aged 56

Ref: St Nich 2/586


Wm Cruickshank, late farmer,
Knapsleask, Slains, died 1923
aged 62

Ref: Sprb 8/37


George Masson, born Harthills,
Kintore, died 1927 aged 77

Ref: Sprb 8/50


Jane Paterson, born Insch, died 1911 aged 65

Ref: Sprb 10/171


John Irvine, late of Woodland, Udny, died 1923 aged 78

Ref: Sprb 10/209


William Glennie, bootmaker,
born at Glenbucket, died
1902 aged 75

Ref: Sprb 10/256


Charles Coutts, New Deer,
died 1945 aged 77

Ref: Sprb 10/256


Elizabeth Shand, Glenbuchat, died 1935
aged 79

Ref: Sprb 10/962


John Leask, late farmer, Burnside of Schivas, Tarves, died 1913 aged 75

Ref: Sprb 11/183


James Mearns, late
schoolmaster, Kinellar,
died 1914 aged 72

Ref: Sprb 11/187


William Blain, late of
Stranraer, died 1913
aged 69

Ref: Sprb 11/190


Robert Thomson Allan, Torphins, died 1915
aged 75

Ref: Sprb 11/254
 


Alexander Wilson, late blacksmith, Huntly,
died 11 May 1918
aged 79

Ref: Sprb 11/293


George Davidson,
schoolmaster, late of
Fintray, born at Skene,
died 1904 aged 67

Ref: Sprb 11/425


Alexander Sim, farmer,
Keithhall, died 1903
aged 78

Ref: Sprb 11/536


William Anderson, engineer, born Gamrie, died 1895 aged 58

Ref: Sprb 11/538


Alexander Barron, grain merchant, Laurencekirk, died 1925 aged 62

Ref: Sprb 11/591


Alexander Lamb, master
 baker, Stronach, died
1957 aged 73

Ref: Sprb 10/796
 


John Coutts, dentist,
Leeds, died 1929
aged 55

Ref: Sprb 10/1081


James Brander, Stockbroker, London, Lieut ASC 1914-18, died 1919 aged 35

Ref: Sprb 10/1306


Alexander Henderson, late farmer, Greenhill, Cruden, died 1923 aged 84

Ref: Sprb 10/1312


William Rankine, late
schoolmaster, Chapel
of Garioch, died
1921 aged 69

Ref: Sprb 10/1317


John Murphy, died at
Home Farm, Kincausie,
Maryculter, died 1925 aged 67

Ref: Sprb 10/1339


Margaret Gillies, born at Pitmachie, Oyne, died 1922 aged 86

Ref: Sprb 10/1477


Alfred Wagner, born Limburg, Germany, late of Cape Town, died 1925 aged 66

Ref: Sprb 11/32


George Davidson, shoemaker,
Inverurie, died 1919 aged 76

Ref: Sprb 10/1452


Robert Black, born at Tullo,
 Oldmeldrum, died 1921
aged 76

Ref: Sprb 10/1471


John Charles McKay, proprietor, Montrose, died 1938 aged 46

Ref: Sprb 10/1590


William Reid, Brewer, Kinross, died 1876 aged 42

Ref: Sprb 11/337


Frederick Stephens,
4th son of John Stephens,
county of Kent, died 1924
aged 88

Ref: Sprb 11/638


Alexander Webster, born
Old Deer, died 1923
aged 65

Ref: Sprb 11/681


George Dalgarno, Mill of Corskie, Dunecht, died
1880 aged 23

Ref: Stm 1/36
 


William Innes, farmer,
Elrick, Muchalls, died
1888 aged 65

Ref: Stm 1/60


James Duncan, farmer,
 Newton of Murcar,
died 1900

Ref: Stm 1/79


John Smith Barclay,
teacher, Dunect, died
1893 aged 81

Ref: Stm 1/351
 


Family of Thomas Glashan, surgeon, Newburgh

Ref: Stm 1/438


Family of Joseph Leith,
power loom weaver,
residing in Arbroath

Ref: Stm 1/618


William Halcrow, shipmaster,
born Swenester, Dunrossness,
died 1831 aged 28

Ref: Stm 1/648


William Tytler, cabinetmaker,
 formerly of Peterhead,
died 1848 aged 63

Ref: Stm 1/675


George Simpson,
Westhill, Turriff, died
1915 aged 81

Ref: Stm 1/682

 


James Lyon, shoemaker,
Murcar, died 1866
aged 46

Ref: Stm 1/862


Hugh Rodger, born
Montrose, died 1918
aged 85

Ref: Stm 1/963


James Smith, merchant,
born at Hunkerhill, Tarves,
died 1890 aged 70

Ref: Stm 2/66


Robert Spalding, late gardener, Strichen House, died 1861 aged 55

Ref: Stm 2/119


Alexander Slessor Simpson, Witchhill, Newburgh,
Registar of Foveran,
died 1921 aged 72

Ref: Stm 2/136


Robert Spalding,
 schoomaster,
Parish of Dun, died
1892 aged 57

Ref: Stm 2/188


Thomas Jaffrey, farmer,
Sack of Foveran, died
1830 aged 63

Ref: Stm 2/240


Thomas Jaffrey, late farmer in Sack of Foveran, died 1830 aged 63

Ref: Stm 2/240


James Craighead, farmer, Sillyflat, Bervie, died 1895 aged 83

Ref: Stm 2/270
 


James Kenn, farmer,
Whitestripes,
 died 1865 aged 84

Ref: Stm 2/275


Isaac Scott, farmer,
Belhelvie,
died 1874 aged 84

Ref: Stm 2/281


John Rae, Tugnet, Spey, died 1875 aged 72

Ref: Stm 2/301


Alexander Low, farmer, Cothill, Old Machar, died 1912 aged 79

Ref: Stm 2/463


James Stirling, farmer,
Tyrie, died 1862
aged 72

Ref: Stm 2/507


George Rae, farmer,
Greenhole, Murcar, died
1846 aged 68

Ref: Stm 2/514


Alexander Moir, schoolmaster, Newhills,
died 1786 aged 53

Ref: Stm 2/607


Robert Duncan, coast waiter, Stonehaven, died 1829 aged 97

Ref: Stm 2/611


George Duncan, late
farmer, Ulaw of Eslemont,
Ellon, died 1866 aged 74

Ref: Stm 2/621


James McIntosh,
butcher, banchory, died
1913 aged 44

Ref: Stm 2/646


Henry John Gibson, farmer, Fornety, Foveran, died 1897 aged 81

Ref: Stm 2/688


George Glennie, late gardener, Stonehaven, died 1881 aged 84

Ref: Stm 2/701


Charles Allan, farmer,
Bodachra, died 1874
aged 60

Ref: Stm 2/783


George Skues, Royal Marines,
born Helston, Cornwall,
died 1872 aged 74

Ref: Stm 2/943


James Johnston, born
Ellon, died 1899
aged 68

Ref: Stm 2/1168


Robert Airth, merchant at Gothenburg, died 1852 aged 46

Ref: Stm 2/1236


William Burton, born
at Ayr, died Madras,
1834 aged 34

Ref: Stm 2/1276


Gilbert Peterkin, mason,
born at Macduff, died
1908 aged 65

Ref: Stm 2/1314


James Thomson, sub-postmaster, born
Ordiquhill, died 1917
aged 61

Ref Tr 1/261


William Stephen, farmer, Cairnie, died 1877
aged 45

Ref: Tr 1/610


Henry Humphries, born at
Perry Rise, Kent, late RN,
died 1930 aged 73

Ref: Tr 1/656


John Ligertwood, late of
Belhelvie, died 1925
aged 91

Ref: Tr 1/754


George Stuart, born Rothiemay, died 1910
aged 52

Ref: Tr 1/900


Alexander Calder,
Moss-side Tough, died
1897 aged 72

Ref: Tr 1/966


George Stuart, born at
Rothiemay, died 1910
aged 52

Ref: Tr 1/900
 


Alexander Calder,
Moss-side, Tough,
died 1897
aged 72

Ref: Tr 1/966


William Presslie, Revd, Glenesk, Forfarshire, died 1914 aged 81

Ref: Tr 1/1204


George Mutch,
watchmaker, Ellon, died
1896 aged 62

Ref: Tr 1/1218


Alexander Pirie, mason,
died at Kintore 1915
aged 74

Ref: Tr 1/1696


Thomas Minty, Ellon,
died 1922
aged 95

Ref: Tr 1/1728


Robert Cran, shoemaker, Fyvie, died 1912
aged 75

Ref: Tr 2/173


Peter Milne,
Native of Banff, died 1905 aged 60

Ref: Tr 2/590


James Cook, born
Strichen, died 1911
aged 67

Ref: Tr 2/850


George Scott, Insch,
died aged 58

Ref: Tr 2/1203


George Daun Mitchell, born Leslie, died 1909 aged 58

Ref: Tr 2/1217


Alexander Davidson, died Enzie, 1890 aged 74

Ref: Tr 2/1414


James Sim Shearer,
Strachan, died 1912
aged 65

Ref: Tr 2/1722


James Mitchell, late of
Boston, Mass, died 1945
aged 79

Ref: Tr 3/1373


Jane Cameron, of Lerwick, died 1929 aged 72

Ref: Tr 4/461


Mary Trail. of Strichen, died 1920 aged 66

Ref: Tr 4/623


William Jackson,
born Auchterless, died
1936 aged 64

Ref: Tr 5/607


Mary Sangster,
late of Millbrex, Old Deer,
died 1932 aged 84

Ref: Tr 5/720


Patrick Sweeney, late Coastguard, Behelvie, died 1930 aged 54

Ref: Tr 5/760


James Leslie, of Sauchen, died 1925 aged 79

Ref: Tr 5/1117


William Jack,
late of Thurso, died
1935 aged 63

Ref: Tr 5/1318


John Flett,
native of Birsay, Orkney
died 1922 aged 70

Ref: Tr 6/370


William Heddle,
merchant, Banchory,
died 1941 aged 82

Ref: Lkc 1/5


Jean Pirie Nelson, died
at Gardenston Hotel
1910 aged 30

Ref:Lkc 1/35


Peter Massie, late
Mill of Hirn, died
Oldmeldrum aged 75

Ref: Bt 8/1390


Alexander Gordon,
born Fife-Keith, died
1933 aged 72

Ref: Bt 8/1586


John Skene,
shoemaker, Alford died
1951 aged 87

Ref: Spb 12/208


Catherine Black,
Newburgh, Foveran, died
1918 aged 66

Ref: Spb 12/239


Alexander Fraser,
late Whitehaugh, Daviot,
died 1919 aged 64

Ref Spb 13/346


John Innes, retd
schoolmaster, Strathdon,
died 1929 aged 86

Ref: Spb 12/371


Jane Cruickshank, died
at East Crossley,
Muchalls, 1925

Ref: Spb 12/458


Alexander Maciver, HM
Customs, Stornoway,
died 1926 aged 89

Ref: Spb 12/529


James Barnet, fireman,
born Forres, died
1939 aged 71

Ref: Spb 12/564


William M Garden,
Adelaide, Australia,
died 1951 aged 20

Ref: Spb 12/636


James Hosie, farmer, Muchalls, died 1931
aged 61

Ref: Spb 12/674


Hall Harper, born
Forgue, died 1925
aged 77

Ref: Spb 12/739


William Barclay Gill,
draper, Peterhead, died
1939 aged 52

Ref: Spb 12/863
 


George Stoddart,
farmer, Dyce, died
1922 aged 86

Ref: Spb 12/913


John Ritchie, granite merchant, born Birse, died 1922 aged 80

Ref: Spb 12/923


Christina Donaldson, born Aberchirder, died 1914 aged 61

Ref: Spb 12/1275


Robert Laing, born
North Shields, died
Aberdeen 1923 aged 63

Ref: Spb 12/1293


William Williams, late
schoolmater, Newburgh
died 1949 aged 91

Ref: Spb 12/1316


James Johnston, born Midmar, died
1904 aged 71

Ref: Spb 12/1352


James Reid, coachman, Haughton, Alford
died 1904 aged 74

Ref: Spb 12/1365

 

(1) "It is worth noting that John Burness, the author of the interesting " Thrummy Cap," whilst following the calling of a book canvasser, perished in a snow-storm at a spot near the church of Portlethen, on the night of 12th January, 1824. His body was found four days later by some farm servants, who were casting the road of snow; and it was afterwards interred."

 

Excerpt from the book 'History of the Parish of Banchory-Devenick' by John A Henderson, published 1890.

My thanks to Edwina Milner for supplying this snippet!

 

 

I'll be adding more as I find them so
keep watching!

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