Tombstone of Farquhar Frazer, Dean of the Isles
Photograph of the tombstone of Farquhar Frazer, Dean of the Isles, in the graveyard at Kirkapol.
In this photograph of the graveyard at Kirkapol, the table-tomb in the foreground has round its margins an inscription which, when translated from the Latin, reads: ‘Here lies Mr Farquhar Frazer, Dean of the Isles, who died on 14 February 1680 aged 74.’
According to the Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, Frazer became ‘preacher in Sir Lachlan MacLean’s Regiment in 1645 under Montrose, for which he was debarred from his charge and stipend and plundered by Campbell of Ardnamurchan…’
‘He was the first minister who constantly preached here [in Tiree] and was very diligent among his people, not only in matters of faith and religion but in secular subjects also. It is said that at his coming [in 1633] only three persons (all MacLeans) could write their names.’
Colour photograph of Dean Farquhar Frazer`s tombstone at Kirkapol graveyard.
Table-tomb of Farquhar Frazer, Dean of the Isles, at Kirkapol graveyard, photographed by Dr John Holliday in 2006. The inscription round the margin, when translated from the Latin, reads: ‘Here lies Mr Farquhar Frazer, Dean of the Isles, who died on 14 February 1680 aged 74.’