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Aberlemno Scotland - Photos contributed by Jan Davidson & Walter Stewart
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Aberlemno Church Manse/Vestry and Graveyard photographed by Walter Stewart (2008)
Manse or Vestry of the Old Aberlemno Parish Church
Here in the kirkyard, the Davidsons have a corner to themselves
Charles Davidson & Margaret (Donaldson) - Click image for ehanced view.
Charles Davidson & Margaret (Donald)
"1865, Erected by the family of Charles Davidson and Margaret Donald, Sometime tenant on the farm of Murton Parish of Forfar who died there 12 Nov(ember) 1825 in the 30 year of his age, and in the memory of their brother Charles who died at Kirktown in this parish F(e)b(ruar)y 1839 aged 26 years, Also their mother Margaret Donald who died at Southtown of Melgund in June 1864 aged 76 years."
George Davidson & Charlotte (Louden) Family Headstone
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George Davidson & Charlotte (Louden)
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George Davidson was born in Aberlemno on 18 Apr 1809 and was the son of James Davidson & Janet (Ross). On 15 Aug 1835, he married Charlotte Louden, the daughter of James. It is believed that she was christened in Glamis on 19 Mar 1812. She and George were the parents of at least nine children, but possibly more as a son George who was born in 1839 appears to have been enumerated with them in the 1841 and 1851 census.

Inscription reads: "Erected by Charlotte Loudon in loving memory of her husband George Davidson, Blacksmith and of Crosstown Aberlemno and North Waterbridge Logiepert* who died at Brechin 29th Sep 1888, aged 79 years. Also of their children: George aged 9 years, William aged 3 years, John aged 1 year. Also of the above, Charlotte Louden died 7th Dec 1902, aged 90 years."

Note* - Logiepert or Logie Pert at North Water Bridge is just north of Brechin. See kmz locator from Google Earth; Uncertain of ages of children.
James Davidson & Mary (Smith) - Click image for enhancedger view.
James Davidson & Mary (Smith)
James Davidson was born 30 May 1809, the son of Charles and Margaret (Donald). On 07 Feb 1835, he married Mary Smith, believed to be the daughter of William and Elspet (Donaldson). She was born in Brechin on 09 Jul 1811 and was the mother of at least nine children, including son William who left Scotland. In 1872 he married Janet Dyer Arbuckle (also of Scotland) in Minto Twp., Wellington County, Ontario and in 1882 removed from Canada and lived in Wadena, Minnesota the remainder of their lives.

Inscripton reads: "Erected in Loving memory of James Davidson who died at Pitkennedy 17 April 1889 aged 79 years, Also of his wife Mary Smith who died 30th October 1885 Aged 74 years. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

John Davidson & Jean (McGregor) Headstone
John Davidson & Jean (McGregor)
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Inscription reads: "ERECTED by John and James Davidson in memory of their Father, John Davidson, some time resident at Henwellburn who deParted this life on the 16th of November 1830, aged 62 years. Also of their Mother, Jean McGregor, who departed this life on the 7th of June 1816 aged 41 years."

It's possible this John was christened in Brechin on 25 Oct 1767 and was the son of David Davidson and Margaret Reid. The Old Parochial Records list a marriage of John Davidson to Jean McGregor in Aberlemno on 06 Dec 1800 and at least two daughters born to them: Agnes born 09 Nov 1802 and christened on the 21st; and daughter Martha born 02 Oct 1810 who was christened on the 7th.

Jane Mitchell - age 77
Jane Mitchell
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"In memory of Jane Mitchell, who died at Pitkennedy Schoolhouse, 12th March 1885, aged 77 years."
Although the identity of Jane is not known, since the Scots typically use the birth name of the women, or indicate the name of the husband, a brief search into the Old Parochial records lists two women who might be this Jane, should she not have married. A Jane Mitchell was born to David Mitchell and Agnes Dixon in Brechin on 11 Nov 1807, and another Jane born to William Mitchell and Mary Young in Brechin on 30 Jul 1806.
Aberlemno Cemetery Burial Index
Aberlemno Church & Kirkyard
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Pictish carved stone at Aberlemno Cemetery
Davidsons of Aberlemno, Angus, Scotland
Davidson & Arbuckle Photo Index
Church of Aberlemno Burials at Find A Grave (Outside Link)


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