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The Newport, Wormit & Forgan Archive

Forgan Kirkyard - The Gravestones

These inscriptions were recorded between 1992 and 1997. Some of the photos were taken at that time but most have been taken within the past 10 years. Since I did the original surveys, weather and time have taken their toll - some of the inscriptions are no longer visible and some stones have fallen face down.

Quite a few photos have still to be taken.

       

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Notes on Kirkyard       Plan of the kirkyard       Gravedigger's Book from 1899       Mortcloth records 1695 - 1835

The Gravestones:

The stone numbers only refer to this website. They are not used anywhere else.

Indistinct characters have been inserted in (round brackets); missing characters are shown by a single dot; longer gaps by a series of 3 dots; editorial additions are inserted in [square brackets]. Most of the inscriptions are on the east side of the stones. Where there are inscriptions on more than 1 side, this is indicated.

All stones are listed below, or you can search them for any word or part of a word:

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3 PlanErected by William Fenton, Newport, in memory of his eldest son John who died 11 February 1890. Above William Fenton died 20 January 1908 in his 65th year; also his wife Helen Morrison died 3 April 1923 aged 78 years.

 

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