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<ul><li><p> 1 </p><p>Gibson-Craig Burial Ground (Formerly the Riccarton Estate), Edinburgh </p><p>Monumental Inscription </p><p>Index </p><p>An A-Z Index of names inscribed on surveyed stones </p><p>Heriot-Watt University Campus, off A71, Edinburgh EH14 4AS </p><p> </p></li><li><p> 2 </p><p>Whether monuments or gravestones are very grand and ornate or are the humblest of stones tucked away in some forgotten corner of a </p><p>Churchyard, they represent part of our heritage and although etched in stone, their inscriptions are disappearing at an alarming rate. </p><p>Whilst some may still be standing, others have either toppled or have been laid flat, all eventually suffering from the elements, </p><p>becoming so weathered or eroded that their inscriptions have faded or at worst, disappeared completely. The care and attention once </p><p>given to tending that special place long gone shrubs and weeds taking over, obscuring or even hiding a once prominent site. In </p><p>many old Churchyards, gravestones are removed or relocated to assist in the maintenance of the burial ground or because the land is </p><p>up for re-development and can end up as nothing more than a path. </p><p>Monumental Inscriptions or gravestones are far from being the permanent records our forefathers hoped would last forever </p><p>so I hope my efforts over the past years in photographing and transcribing some of the old and not so old Churchyards, Cemeteries </p><p>and Burial Grounds in Stirlingshire and a few surrounding areas may help to preserve this valuable information before much of it is </p><p>lost forever. </p><p>Photographs and complete Monumental Inscriptions available from </p><p> </p><p>For details on prices, how to order etc., see Page 6 </p><p>From the inscription one can see the parents and their children, also that at least one, even if their only daughter, was married. </p><p>Ages at death can assist in determining not only years of birth, but can indicate the time span over which children were born. </p><p>On this particular stone, by using only the information on the inscription, the first childs birth (John) would have been in 1851, </p><p>the last child (Samuel) in 1867, so this couples family were born over at least a 15 year period. </p><p>This information provides enough detail to make internet searches both faster and more economical particularly as the </p><p>Marshall Family would appear on both the 1851 and 1861 Scottish Census Returns. </p><p>This stone shows the common practice of repeated use of two particular forenames i.e. John and James. </p><p>Erected by William Marshall </p><p>In memory of his children </p><p>JOHN died in 1853 aged 2 years </p><p>JOHN died in 1855 aged 2 years </p><p>JAMES died 20th August 1857 aged 2 years </p><p>JAMES died 8th July 1871 aged 21 months </p><p>And his son SAMUEL MARSHALL </p><p>Died 3rd</p><p> August 1888 aged 21 years </p><p>And his son WILLIAM MARSHALL </p><p>Died 19th September 1898 aged 38 years </p><p>Also his daughter MARION MARSHALL </p><p>Wife of Alexander Rankin </p><p>Died 25th March 1901 aged 36 years </p><p>The above WILLIAM MARSHALL </p><p>Died 9th June 1901 aged 74 years </p><p>Also his wife JANET ROBERTSON </p><p>Died 8th December 1910 aged 84 years </p><p>Mem</p><p>ento</p><p>-Mor</p><p>i</p></li><li><p> 3 </p><p>Gibson-Craig Burial Ground </p><p>Where possible and legible, Maiden Names and Married Names have been listed as separate entries, e.g. </p><p>Smith, Jane (nee Jones) - Married Name being Smith, Maiden Name or nee, Jones </p><p>Jones, Jane (Smith) - Maiden Name being Jones, Married Name, Smith </p><p> Died or </p><p> Date of Age at Killed </p><p> Name Death Death in War </p><p>1 BUCHANAN, Julia (Gibson-Craig) 04.09.1932 83 </p><p>2 CARMICHAEL, Henry Thomas Gibson-Craig 05.09.1926 41 </p><p>3 GIBSON-CRAIG, Anne 11.09.1925 81 </p><p>4 GIBSON-CRAIG, Anne (nee Thomson) 1837 67 </p><p>5 GIBSON-CRAIG, Archibald Charles 14.09.1914 28 WW1 </p><p>6 GIBSON-CRAIG, Betsey Sarah Vivian 15.02.1895 77 </p><p>7 GIBSON-CRAIG, Cecelia Helen 25.02.1894 90 </p><p>8 GIBSON-CRAIG, Dulcie Eleanor 29.05.1941 60 </p><p>9 GIBSON-CRAIG, Hermoione Dulcie Etta (Lucy) 30.03.1945 28 </p><p>10 GIBSON-CRAIG, Henrietta Florence 30.04.1956 84 </p><p>11 GIBSON-CRAIG, James 1850 85 </p><p>12 GIBSON-CRAIG, James Henry 28.09.1908 67 </p><p>13 GIBSON-CRAIG, Joanna 27.03.1894 88 </p><p>14 GIBSON-CRAIG, Julia (nee Buchanan) 04.09.1932 83 </p><p>15 GIBSON-CRAIG, Margaret 23.07.1871 69 </p><p>16 GIBSON-CRAIG, Robert James 23.04.1900 18 Boer </p><p>17 GIBSON-CRAIG, Robert Julian Archibald Cuming 19.02.1930 28 </p><p>18 GIBSON-CRAIG, William 17.03.1872 29 </p><p>19 GIBSON-CRAIG, William 12.03.1873 75 </p><p>20 GIBSON-CRAIG, William Buchanan 17.01.1879? </p><p>21 LUCY, Hermoione Dulcie Etta (nee Gibson-Craig) 30.03.1945 28 </p><p>22 THOMSON, Anne (Gibson-Craig) 1837 67 </p><p>Mem</p><p>ento</p><p>-Mor</p><p>i</p></li><li><p> 4 </p><p> Mem</p><p>ento</p><p>-Mor</p><p>i</p></li><li><p> 5 </p><p>Midlothian Council, purchased the Riccarton Estate from the owners, the Gibson-Craig family and gifted to Heriot-Watt </p><p>University in 1969. Riccarton House, the main house on the estate, believed to have been built in the 15th Century had </p><p>fallen into a state of disrepair and was demolished and in its place now sits the University Library. </p><p>Records for the Riccarton Estate date back to 1315 when it was gifted to Marjory, daughter of King Robert the Bruce on </p><p>her marriage. </p><p>Thomas Craig purchased the property around 1608 from the Wardlaw Family and was passed down through the Craig </p><p>Family until the death of Robert Craig who died, unmarried, in 1823. On his death, the estate passed to James Craig, who </p><p>assumed the name of Gibson Craig that same year on becoming a Baronet </p><p>During the Second World War, Riccarton House was used as the Headquarters of the Scottish Command, and in the </p><p>immediate post-war years was first a resettlement camp for ex-Prisoners of War, then from 1947 to 1954, headquarters of </p><p>the Royal Artillery 3rd Anti Aircraft Group. </p><p>Sir Archibald Charles Gibson-Craig, Lieutenant 4th Bart. </p><p>2nd Battalion, Highland Light Infantry died in France on Monday, 14th September 1914. Age 31. </p><p>(Son of the Sir James Henry Gibson-Craig, 3rd Bart. and Lady Gibson Craig, of Riccarton, Currie, Midlothian. </p><p>He is commemorated at La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France and locally on a panel at Currie Civic </p><p>Memorial (see:;highlight=gibsoncraig&amp;mforum=warmemscot) </p><p>Robert James Gibson-Craig, Second Lieutenant, Royal Scots was killed at Naauwpoort South Aftrica in the Boer War </p><p>The Memorial Hall in the village of Currie was erected to his memory. </p><p> Mem</p><p>ento</p><p>-Mor</p><p>i</p></li><li><p> 6 </p><p>Prices </p><p>Price per photograph (*or set of photographs) 5.50 GBP each (by e-mail) </p><p>*Depending on the legibility/amount of detail on each stone. </p><p>In some cases a single photograph will show the entire stone and the inscription will be readable </p><p>whilst in others, due to either the size of the stone/amount of information/multiple sections or panels/illegibility </p><p>etc., a set of photographs have been required. </p><p>Accompanying each photo or set of photos will be a transcription of the full Memorial Inscription. </p><p>In some instances, a copy of the lair or grave layout plan may be available, indicating the position of the grave, </p><p>also, if possible, verification of the section and lair/plot number. </p><p>Please Note: </p><p>No guarantee can be given as to the accuracy of information </p><p>transcribed from Monumental Inscriptions. </p><p> </p><p> Memento-Mori 2012/2013 </p><p>How to order Photographs &amp; Monumental Inscriptions </p><p>Please contact with your request </p><p>Photographs (or set of photographs) will be sent by e-mail on receipt of payment through </p><p>Mem</p><p>ento</p><p>-Mor</p><p>i</p></li></ul>


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