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Forgan Kirkyard - Gravedigger's Book

This is a transcript of the gravedigger's book Record of Interments in Forgan Kirkyard from Whitsunday 1899 to . This book gives date of burial, name, lair number, place of death and fees paid.

Where I have been able to match interments with gravestones, I have added the reference number of the stone and inscription in a column at the end. I was able to draw up a tentative lair plan based on this information which showed that the lairs were numbered as follows: standing at the gate facing south, each row of lairs is lettered from A (at the west wall) to Z (in the east). Each lettered row is then numbered from 1 (at the north wall) increasing towards the south. I have added these 1885 lair letters at the bottom of the plan of the kirkyard.

The writing in the gravedigger's book is sometimes unclear, dates are sometimes missing or incomplete, one date gave the wrong year (let's put this down to poor interpretation of bad handwriting), the spelling is interesting. I have made some editorial additions, other entries are 'as found'.

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     There are 198 records.

DateNameLairDied atFees[stone]
10 Apr 1905John AllardiceM34Seacraig, East Newport12/6[stone 115]
9 May 1917Charles Fyffe AndersonC35Comerton, Leuchars12/6[stone 23]
24 Dec 1928David Arkay [Arklay]V7 [?]Newport[stone 175]
19 Jul 1904Janet ArthurG4Tayport17/6
8 Aug 1925Agnes BaxterB24Inverleith Row, Edinburgh17/-[stone 15]
29 Mar 1900David BaynesU25Seggie Den, Forgan10/-
25 Feb 1904Cecilia BeatP29Primrose Bank, West Newport12/6[stone 129]
9 Oct 1900Margaret BeckettI6Ninewells Farm10/-
30 Dec 1914Agnes BellU24230 Bredrigeburn17/6
15 Jun 1911Jemima BellG15Royal Infirmary; 4 Linden Ave, Newport17/6
9 Feb 1939Isabella BerryJ Incloser Tayfield south side[stone 85]
1939Isabella BerryJ south side[stone 85]
19 Dec 1906Margaret G BerryQAbercraig, West Newport12/6[stone 81]
11 Aug [1915]Margaret Higgins BerryJ Tayfield Inclosure12/6[stone 86]
28 Aug 1907Wilhelmina BerryJ Tayfield Inclosure12/6[stone 87]
10 Mar 1905Janet BirrellH16Ninewells12/6
7 Aug 1903James H BissetU314 Comely Bank St, Edinburgh17/6[stone 172]
14 (Nov?) 1919Jessie BlackO21New St, Tayport17/6
25 Oct 1916David BraidF24Auchterderran Rd, Lochgelly12/6
25 Jan 1944Jane Ann BraidFSt Andrews[stone 47]
14 Nov 1906Agnes BrandF2Robert St, East Newport12/6
1925David BrandC42Forgan Cottage12/6
1926Elizabeth BrandC44Forgan Cottage12/6
10 Oct 1939Mary BrandC43
24 Nov 1913Mary BrandF4Forgan Cottages12/6
18 Jan 1928William BrandF2Love Hall, Moniekie
6 Sep 1902James BruntonQ5Inverdovat12/6
23 Aug 1902Buist stillborn childL4Woodhaven7/6
15 Oct 1901Duncan CameronQ2Forgan Cottages12/6
25 Mar 1907David CampbellE5Newton Farm12/6
3 Feb 1912Agnis H ChristieN143 Hope St, St Andrews17/6[stone 109]
9 Mar 1903Jane Bruce ChristieR10Kirtonbarns, Forgan12/6[stone 137]
10 Nov 1916John ChristieR18Kirtonbarns, Forgan12/6[stone 137]
28 Aug 1909Alexander CunninghamH23Kirktonbarns12/6
20 Jul 1917Elizabeth CunninghamH841 Tay St, Tayport17/6[stone 69]
2 Oct 1927Kenneth CunninghamH841 Tay St, Tayport[stone 69]
15 Sep 1912Joseph DickC5Railway Cottages, Wormit15/-
12 Nov 1910Ander DudgenN5Montrose Royal Asylum17/6[stone 211]
12 Apr 1912Elizabeth DuncanL24Victoria Hospital, Dundee17/6
31 Jan 1900Maggie DuncanG1Robert St, East Newport5/-
18 Mar 1904Jane EddieL7Gas Lane, East Newport12/6
13 Jul 1904Robert EddieL8Gas Lane, East Newport12/6
13 Apr 1921Agne EdingtonK3Fife & Kinross12/6
July [1936]Jemima Edington, Nurse EdingtonK3Newport
20 Sep 1900Williamina EdingtonK3Waterston Crook, West Newport10/-
24 Apr 1913Elizabeth ElderH3Kinross12/6
12 Nov 1900James ElderH3Bridgend, Kinross15/-[stone 70]
12 Mar 1910Margaret ElderI24Ardvrich, Perth …. 12/6[stone 73]
19 Sep 1916Patrick FayJ5Longcraig Cottage, Wormit12/6
2 Apr 1932Ann FearnE24Rock House, Wormit[stone 35]

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