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'.
To search, use the box below.There are 225 records.
|4 May 1901||Jane Younger||W3||West Wynd, Dundee||15/-|
|3 Jul 1901||Jessie Kidd||W29||Poplar Cottage, East Newport||12/6|
|6 Feb 1906||Thomas Younger||W4||Union St, Dundee||17/6|
|Jun 1910||Thomas Kidd Stroock [Sturrock]||W26||Kirton Road||[stone 178]|
|22 Oct 1911||Henry Stewart Rhind||W32||24 St Georges Sq, Sunderland||17/6|
|24 Oct 1911||Margaret Hampton||W20||King St, East Newport||12/6|
|19 May 1913||Thomas Storrock [Sturrock]||W26||Boldovan||5/-||[stone 178]|
|29 Oct 1915||Catherine Storrock [Sturrock]||W25||Victoria Cottage, Newport||12/6||[stone 178]|
|28 Feb 1917||Alfred Hampton||W20||Mill Place, Tayport||12/6|
|24 Nov 1921||Elizabeth Rhind||W31||24 St George Sq, Sunderland||17/6|
|23 Dec 1940||Elizabeth Sturrock||W25||Victarea Cottage, Newport|
|12 Aug 1899||Jane Kidd||X15||Cupar||15/-||[stone 189]|
|29 Dec 1903||Margaret Christie Kidd||X14||Union St, Newport||7/6|
|19 Apr 1909||William Wilson||X18||Newport||12/6|
|7 Jul 1924||David Kid||X14||24 Mains Loan, Dundee||12/6|
|29 Apr 1912||Robert Watson||Y10||Pickletillum, Luchars||17/6|
|1908||Mr Fearn - stone erected||10/-|
|1908||Stewart - stone erected||10/-|
|1908||Mr Rodger - stone erected||10/-|
|1908||Charles Fyffe - stone erected||10/-|
|1908||Johnston - stone erected||10/-|