Tag Archives: graveyards

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2019.63.1

Copy of a page from An Tirisdeach 679 about a visit to Tiree by the Free Czechoslovak Air Force Associates, an organisation dedicated to remembering the Czech men and women who served in the RAF during WW2. Includes a detailed biography of Flying Officer Leonard Revilliod (1922-1944) who died in a mid-air collision over Island House in 1944.

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2019.46.1

Bound composition titled ‘A Visit to Coll’ by Catriona Smyth, 2002. Contains photographs of gravestones in the old and new graveyards on Coll, and a transcription of their inscriptions. Names include Lightbody, MacDougall, Ferguson, Fainges, Taylor, MacKinnon, MacCalum, MacFadyen and McPadyen. War graves include a Royal Marine of the ‘Viknor’, Harvey or Gibson of the ‘Racoon’, Pontus of the ‘Arandor Star’, and several unamed sailors of the  Merchant Navy.

2019.38.1

Photocopied extract ‘Island of Tiree’ from the report of the excursion of the Cambrian Archaeological Association to the Western Islands of Scotland, Orkney and Caithness in June 1899. Includes geographical and historical descriptions of the island and detailed observations of archaeological sites at Soroby, Kilbride, Ardchain, Kirkapoll, Kilchennich and Kilmoluag, plus mention of Gunna Islet.

2019.11.8

Black & white photograph of the gravestone of Donald Brown (1864-1947), his wife Matilda Hansina Brown (nee Petersen) (1874-1960), and their son John Edward Brown (1898-1906) in Yeppoon Cemetery, Australia. Donald emigrated to Australia in 1886. His parents were Hugh Brown and Anne Kennedy of Moss.

2018.25.6

Printout from Canada’s Historic Places website about the Bard John MacLean Cemetery in Nova Scotia, also known as Glen Bard Cemetery. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him. Contains colour photographs of the cemetery and information about John MacLean.

From www.historicplaces.ca

2018.25.5

Colour photograph of a plaque in Glen Bard Cemetery, Novia Scotia, bearing the inscription “This plaque was unveiled on June 7 1988. It signifies the registration of the Glen Bard Cemetery as a Provincial Heritage Property”. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him.

2018.25.2

Colour photographs of the gravestone of John MacLean (1787 -1848), Caoles, in Glen Bard Cemetery, Nova Scotia. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife Isabella and three children in 1819. The cemetery is named after him.

The inscription is in Gaelic. A translation on a metal plaque at the foot of the stone reads: The Bard MacLean, 1787-1848. He who in this cemetery goes around / Stop and listen to a voice from the grave / Keep up the Gaelic all of your life / And hold its poetry in high regard / To all that is good give your love / And live to God each day. The Bard’s Wife Isabella Black (1786-1877), Trust in the Lord with all your heart.

2018.25.1

Colour photograph of the entrance sign to Glen Bard Cemetery in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada, in 2017. The Tiree poet John MacLean was the first person buried there, in 1848, and the cemetery named after him. Bard John MacLean emigrated from Caoles to Nova Scotia with his wife and three children in 1819.

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