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Brinian Kirkyard

The RR reference numbers used in this document are from the book "Rousay Roots" by Robert C. Marwick

No.. RR Ref. Inscription
1.   In loving memory of Hugh Munro who died 2 March 1920 aged 33years.
2.   In loving memory of my dear husband John A. Van De Car who died 23 March 1979 aged 67 years.
3. See A533 In loving memory of Isobel Craigie who died at Westness 28 April 1981 aged 35 years, beloved wife of James Marwick.
4.   In memory of Major Rio Ritchie MBE MC of Trumland House who died in Australia 20 December 1979 aged 60 years, beloved husband of Betty Lorimer Harley.
5.   In loving memory of William Harcus who died 23 June 1978 aged 84 years.
6. A968 Sacred to the memory of Margaret Dean Reid, beloved wife of John Mainland, who died at Cott, Rousay 31 Jan. 1978 aged 70 years.
7. A419 In loving memory of David Gibson, Brough who died 9 March 1976 aged 69 years, beloved husband of Mary Jane Donaldson.
8. A476 Erected by Hugh I. Gibson in memory of his beloved wife Jessie Alexina Craigie who died 6 October 1968 aged 65 years. "At rest."
9. See A692 Erected by James Grieve in memory of his beloved wife Isabella Godsman Craigie who died 9 Jan. 1964 aged 60 years.
10.   Erected by George Harrold in memory of his dear wife Barbara C. Sabiston who died 21 Dec. 1943 aged 75 years. Also the above George Harrold who died 15 Oct. 1944 aged 81 years.
11. See A945 In memory of Donald Baillie Mackay beloved husband of Mary Reid Mainland who died 1 Oct. 1943 aged 82 years. Also the above Mary Reid Mainland who died 9 April 1949 aged 76 years.
12. B536 In memory of Alice T. Donaldson beloved wife of Douglas Craigie who died 26 April 1943 aged 20 years.
13. B112 In loving memory of Hugh Mainland who died at Hurtiso 28 March 1942 aged 50 years. "Till we meet again."
14. A485 In loving memory of Alice Gibson Craigie Mainland, Hurtiso, Rousay, died in the Western Infirmary, Glasgow 8 February 1939 aged 24 years, her sister Clara Cathleen, died in infancy 19 May 1928. "Till we meet again on that beautiful shore."
15. A371 Erected by Margaret Marwick in memory of her beloved husband Hugh Craigie who died 31 October 1942 aged 55 years. Also the above Margaret Marwick who died 4 January 1970 aged 92 years
16. See B188 In affectionate remembrance of Sarah Jean Smith beloved wife of Neil Flaws who died in Southfield, Edinburgh 17 April 1942 aged 26 years
17.   An empty vault.

No.. RR Ref. Inscription
18.   In loving memory of James Halcro Johnston born at Crook, Rendall 8 June 1880, died at Trumland Farm, Rousay 31 August 1940. Also his wife Margaret Rich born at Binaquoy, Firth 22 June 1880, died at Bankhead, Sandwick 9 Nov. 1960
19. B270 In loving memory of Hugh Corsie Robertson who died 4 February 1958, aged 84. Also his wife Mary Ann Marwick who died 15 July 1962 aged 93 years. "Till we meet again."
20. A119 Erected by Hugh and Mary Ann Robertson in memory of their beloved son Hughie who died at Eastbank Hospital 18 December 1939 aged 30 years. "Till we meet again."
21. B152 In loving memory of John Gibson who died at Faraclett 16 April 1964 aged 61 years, beloved husband of Margaret Ann Munro
22.   Sacred to the memory of Agnes Lyon beloved wife of Alexander James Munro who died in Balfour Hospital 23 March 1949 aged 57 years. Also their son Alexander James Byng who died 21 January 1947 aged 28 years. Interred in Carlisle cemetery. Also Alexander James Munro who died 8 October 1960 aged 76 years. Erected by the family.
23. See B515 In loving memory of Mary Ann Harrold who died at Lower Palace, Birsay, 17 January 1942 aged 65 years. Also her husband James William Grieve who died 17 March 1951 aged 75 years. Also Isabella Pett Ritchie Grieve who died 18 July 1938 aged 84 years, late of Whitehall, Rousay.
24.   In memory of Marjorie Lorimer Harley, widow of Walter Harley died 16 July 1972 at Trumland House
25. See A679 In loving memory of Ann Mary, eldest daughter of William and Mary Mathieson, Stromness who died at the Manse, Rousay 19 August 1935 aged 31 years.
26.   In loving memory of Robert Rich Johnston, Trumland Farm, died 21 July 1971 aged 66 years.
27. A645 Erected in loving memory of John Mainland who died at Westness 2 July 1923 aged 66 years, and his wife Isabella Marwick Stevenson who died 19 May 1928 aged 61 years. "Faithful unto death."
28. A650 In loving memory of Ann Marwick Craigie wife of John Logie, born at Hullion 27 March 1855, died at Rose Cottage 19 August 1922. Also the above John Logie, born at Gue, Westness, Rousay 3 September 1856, died at Rose Cottage 19 May 1930.
29. B352 Sacred to the memory of Samuel Inkster, Kirkhall who died 30 March 1953 aged 77 years. Also his wife Jemima Johnston who died 1 July 1924 aged 46 years.
30. A276 Sacred to the memory of Allan Corsie Gibson who died at Bigland 15 Jan. 1955 aged 93 years. Also his wife Jane Agnes Sinclair who died 7 July 1958 aged 82 years.
31. B489 In loving memory of Agnes Davie Gibson who died at the Glebe, Rousay 14 Dec. 1950 aged 82 years and of her husband Hugh Inkster who died 28 Dec. 1933, interred at Tongaal cemetery, South Africa .

No.. RR Ref. Inscription
32. B424 In loving memory of my dear husband Frederick T. Inkster JP who died at Greenfield, Rousay 29 May 1944 aged 75 years. Also his wife Isabella Craigie who died at Greenfield, Rousay 2 March 1953 aged 83 years.
33. A831 In loving memory of Annabella Scarth wife of John Craigie who died at Corse, Rousay 1 April 1944 aged 69 years. Also the above John Craigie who died at Corse, Rousay 10 February 1951 aged 74 years.
34. See A821 In loving memory of Mary Kirkness Craigie who died at Briarlea, Rousay 17 March 1959 aged 87 years.
35. See B571 Erected by James Russell in memory of his beloved wife Agnes Macdonald Munro died 26 April 1934 aged 53 years.
36. A599 In loving memory of Isabella Gibson who died at Swartifield 9 August 1932 aged 64 years.
37. B120 Erected by Annabella Logie in memory of her dear husband George Gibson who died 31 October 1927 aged 63 years. Also the above Annabella Logie who died 25 January 1941 aged 75 years.
38.   (Vaulted plot, vacant.)
39. A735 Erected by William S. Corsie, Seaview in memory of his beloved wife Lydia Gibson Baikie who died 26 April 1963 aged 71 years. Also the above William S. Corsie who died 16 April 1972 aged 76 years.
40. B363 In memory of John Inkster who died at Myres, Sourin 6 September 1950 aged 83 years.
41. See B198 Erected to the memory of David James Inkster, Quoyostray, Rousay, who died at Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall 15 July 1944 aged 65 years.
42. B277 In loving memory of Isabella Marwick Craigie who died at 5 East Road, Kirkwall 26 October 1976 aged 87 years beloved daughter of the late John and Betsy Craigie, Treblo, Rousay.
43.   A sailor of the 1939 - 45 war. Merchant Navy. Buried 20 September 1940. Known unto God.
44.   A sailor of the 1939 - 45 war. Merchant Navy. Buried 20 September 1940. . Known unto God.
45.   A. Rusmanis, Sailor, ss Chelsea. 30 August 1940. Age 33.
46.   A sailor of the 1939 - 45 war. Merchant Navy. Buried 13 September 1940. Known unto God.
47   A sailor of the 1939 -45 war. Merchant Navy. Buried 11 September 1940. Known unto God.
48.   A sailor of the 1939 - 45 war. Merchant Navy. Buried 11 September 1940. Known unto God.
49. B151 In loving memory of Hugh Gibson who died at Faraclett 25 September 1938 aged 62 years. Also his wife Betsy Craigie who died at Faraclett 15 August 1951 aged 70 years.
50. B363 Erected in memory of Hugh Inkster who died at Myres 14 February 1933 aged 87 years. And his wife Georgina Harcus who died at Myres 6 December 1934 aged 86 years.
51.   (Stone collapsed, face downwards.)

No.. RR Ref. Inscription
52. B147 Erected in memory of Betsy Leonard beloved wife of John Craigie who died at Triblo 26 January 1932 aged 74 years. Also their son George who was killed in action in France 21 September 1918 aged 19 years. Also the above John Craigie who died at the Queens Hotel, Kirkwall 26 April 1943 aged 82 years. "Dearly loved."
53. See B546 In memory of my beloved husband William Sutherland who died 17 March 1931 aged 62 years. Also his wife Margaret Harrold who died 27 February 1944 aged 82 years. "At rest."
54a. A689 Erected by James W. Taylor, Swandale, in memory of his beloved wife Mary Ann Grieve who died 1 Nov. 1957 aged 59 years. Also the above James W. Taylor who died 1 August 1967 aged 74 years.
54b. See A375 In loving memory of Margaret G. Corsie dearly loved wife of James M. Craigie, Pier Cottage who died at Forresterhill, Aberdeen 16 June 1964 aged 33 years.
55. A687 In loving memory of William Grieve, Digro beloved husband of Ann Leonard Corsie, who died in Balfour Hospital 6 August 1951 aged 64 years. Also their son Thomas Archibald who died 12 March 1932 aged 5 years. "Asleep in Jesus."
56. A843 In loving memory of my dear husband John Mainland Craigie, Cruar, who died 5 March 1957 aged 80 years.
57. A673 Sacred to the memory of Harry Hourston Sinclair who died at Newhouse 18 March 1952 aged 62 years, beloved wife of Janet Corsie who also died at Newhouse 17 March 1977 aged 86 years. "Asleep in Jesus."
58. See B399 In memory of Elizabeth Robertson, third daughter of John and Isabella Robertson, Banks, Frotoft, Rousay who died at Kirkwall 8 Feb. 1948 aged 72 years.
59. A323 Erected by Alexander Craigie in memory of his beloved wife Rose Ida Violet Hourston Gibson who died at Balfour Hospital 13 Oct. 1949 aged 63 years.
60. A684 In loving memory of my dear husband George Reid who died at Gripps 27 September 1949 aged 69 years. Also Minna Gibson wife of the above who died at Gripps 10 October 1968 aged 78 years.
61. See ^48 In loving memory of Mary Mainland Reid, youngest daughter of John and Sarah Reid, Tratland, Rousay who died 9 July 1947 aged 60 years
62. A588 In cherished memory of Robert Stevenson Mainland JP dearly loved husband of Lydia Mary Mainland who died at Nearhouse, Rousay 5 January 1951 aged 50 years. "Baptise us with the courage thou gavest to our dead."
63. See B434 Erected in memory of Jessie Ann Logie who died at Hullion Cottage, Rousay 5 November 1960 aged 98 years.
64. E117 In loving memory of Alexander Reid born at Brough 18 June 1862, died at Hullion Cottage 6 August 1945.
65. See A841 Erected in loving memory of David Mainland Craigie, Cruar, who died 7 November 1955 aged 77 years. Also his brother William Craigie who died 28 April 1939 aged 64 years.

No.. RR Ref. Inscription
66. See A122 In loving memory of Hugh Craigie, infant son of William and Ann Alexander, Scockness, Rousay born 20 Dec. 1947, died 1 Jan. 1949. "Asleep with Jesus."
67.   Erected by David Pirie in loving memory of his wife Edith Shearer who died at Trumland Policies 21 July 1954 aged 51 years. Also the above David Pirie who died 6 September 1972 aged 76 years. "Sadly missed."
68. B99 In memory of John Robertson beloved husband of Isabella Corsie who died 1 February 1934 aged 87 years, their daughter Mary Ann Louttit who died at Eastbank Hospital 24 July 1958 aged 85 years.
69.   In loving memory of our dear mother & father Catherine & Robert Watson Lyon who died at Ervadale 16 May 1943. "At rest."
70. A957 Erected by William M. Low in memory of his beloved wife Betsy McKinlay who died at Hunclett 15 February 1933 aged 66 years. Also the above William Low who died at Summerbank, Kirkwall 9 March 1948 aged 80 years.
71. B253 Erected by Christina Grieve in loving memory of her husband William Leonard Grieve who died 16 Feb. 1941 aged 90 years. Also their son John David Grieve killed in action in France 23 November 1917 aged 28 years, and their daughter Isabella Grieve who died 25 Oct. 1932 aged 32 years. Also the above Christina Grieve who died 7 June 1954 aged 92 years.
72.   In loving memory of William S. Southwick who died 30 June 1975 aged 59 years whose ashes lie here. Beloved husband of Evelyn Pirie.
73.   In loving memory of William S. K. Manson who died 14 December 1971 aged 59 years. Dear Husband of Clementina Donaldson.
74. See A831 In loving memory of James F. Craigie who died 24 January 1970 aged 70 years.
75. B517 In loving memory of John Harrold who died 7 November 1955 aged 85 years, beloved husband of Margaret Ann Sinclair. Also the above Margaret Ann Sinclair who died 16 October 1961 aged 87 years.
76. See A925 In loving memory of Lydia Ann Mainland who died at Longstone, Frotoft, 2 July 1955 aged 82 years and her sister Isabel Mainland who died 17 Sept. 1959 aged 89 years.
77. A928 In remembrance of our dear parents John Mainland who died at Cott, Frotoft 28 October 1954 aged 90 years and his wife Betsy Mainland who died 18 November 1963 aged 96 years.
78. A591 In loving memory of James William Marwick Mainland, Farmer, Westness, Rousay who died suddenly 22 March 1958 aged 52 years. Dearly loved. "It is not death to be at home with God."
79. A589 In loving memory of John Sinclair Mainland, Farmer, Westness died suddenly 7 April 1962 aged 60 years. Dearly loved. "Life is eternal, love will remain, In God's good time we shall meet again."
80. See B263 In memory of Rebecca Elphinstone daughter of the late John and Ann Elphinstone, Pow, Rousay who died 9 June 1963 aged 75 years.
81. See A831 Erected by James W. Grieve in memory of his beloved wife Maggie Ann Corsie Craigie who died at Greenfield 23 March 1958 aged 51 years.

No.. RR Ref. Inscription
82. B220 In loving memory of Samuel James Inkster, Bankhead, Sandwick, beloved husband of Violet Johnston who died at Forresterhill, Aberdeen 20 March 1949 aged 43 years.
83. B218 In loving memory of Maggie Jessie McCleman Inkster beloved wife of Alexander Donaldson, Vacquoy, died 5 January 1939 aged 43 years. Also the above Alexander C. Donaldson died 26 January 1957 aged 70 years.
84. B217 Sacred to the memory of Jane Irvine who died at Woo, Sourin, Rousay 14 February 1937 aged 65 years. Also her husband John A. L. Inkster who died at Woo, Rousay 9 May 1950 aged 85 years.
85. B104 In loving memory of Henrietta Wilhemina Logie, Rose Cottage, Rousay died 11 January 1957 aged 89 years.
86. A421 In loving memory of my dear husband John Gibson who died at Avelshay 27 July 1967 aged 80 years. "At rest."
87. A423 In loving memory of my dear husband James Thomas Reid Marwick. Rognvaldsay who died 10 April 1965 aged 76 years.
88. B571 Erected by James Russell in memory of his beloved wife Mary Ann McKay Munro died 30 December 1962 aged 72 years.
89. A293 In loving memory of our dear sister Winifred Gibson who died in the Royal Hospital, Edinburgh 28 June 1961 aged 68 years.
90. See B104 In loving memory of Mary Logie of Cubbieroo who died at Rognvaldsay 6 May 1960 aged 82 years, wife of John Davidson late of Alva, Clackmannanshire.
91. See B104 Erected in loving memory of Alexander Logie who died at Cubbieroo 10 December 1954 aged 75 years.
92. A369 Sacred to the memory of Mary Logie who died at Rose Cottage, Rousay 7 October 1948 aged 75 years.
93. See B514 In loving memory of my beloved husband William McL. H. Grieve who died 2 March 1940 aged 84 years. Also his wife Mary Ann Clouston who died 9 April 1946 aged 78 years. "Asleep in Jesus."
94. See A997 Erected by Mary Craigie in memory of her beloved husband John Cutt who died at Daisy Cottage 25 December 1937 aged 77 years. Also the above Mary Craigie who died 22 March 1949 aged 86 years.
95. B105 In loving memory of Charles B. Logie who died at Ivy Cottage 25 April 1935 aged 65 years. Also his wife Alice Gibson who died 11 September 1948 aged 77 years.
96. See A316 Erected to the memory of David John Logie born at Ivy Cottage 4 April 1908, died at Daisy Cottage 19 October 1940.
97. See A441 In loving memory of John G. Cormack, Daisy Cottage, who died 7 July 1975 aged 70 years, beloved husband of Alice Logie.
98. A445 In loving memory of Kathleen M. Harcus who died 12 December 1974 aged 67 years, widow of Robert Harcus.
99. A440 In loving memory of Harry Logie died 31 October 1972 aged 68 years, beloved husband of Jean Stout.

No.. RR Ref. Inscription
100. B202 In loving memory of Mary Inkster born 12 March 1880, died 28 December 1966. Also her husband Thomas Sinclair born 28 December 1876, died 5 June 1967.
101. A439 In loving memory of Charles Sinclair Logie of Rose Cottage, Rousay who died 9 January 1965 aged 62 years.
102.   Erected by James Stout in loving memory of his dear wife Alice Traill Millar born at Holland, Papa Westray 17 December 1860, died at Brinola, Rousay 7 September 1948. Also the above James Stout, died at Rose Cottage 30 May 1958 aged 90 years. "At rest."
103. See A701 In loving memory of Arlene Margaret, beloved daughter of Harry and Margaret Sinclair who died at Newhouse 25 April 1945 aged 4 months.
104. A291 In loving memory of Margaret Craigie who died 13 April 1939 aged 70 years. Also her beloved husband John Sinclair Gibson who died at No. 3 Frotoft 6 June 1955 aged 78 years.
105. A637 Erected by Margaret McKinlay Sinclair in loving memory of her husband James Hugh Craigie Sinclair of Newhouse who died 14 April 1934 aged 79 years. Also their son William, who died in Regina, Canada 26 August 1906 aged 19 years. Also the above Margaret McKinlay Sinclair who died at Newhouse 6 November 1939 aged 81 years.
106. B107 Erected by William Logie in memory of his beloved wife Ellen Marwick who died 23 September 1933 aged 79 years. Also the above William Logie who died 29 March 1936 aged 75 years.
107.   In memory of Rev. David Simpson Brown, M.A. minister in Burray and in Rousay 1896 - 1932. Died 6 August 1942 aged 77 years. And of his wife Agnes Waterston died 28 April 1933 aged 64 years. "Jesus said - abide in me and I in you."
108. A317 In memory of Mary Cooper, beloved wife of James S. Gibson of Hullion, who died 8 November 1932 aged 52 years. Also their son L/Sgt. John Sinclair, Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action in north-west Europe 11 September 1944 aged 25 years. And the above James S. Gibson who died 21 October 1948 aged 76 years.
109. B436 Erected to the memory of John Logie who died 26 Nov. 1958 aged 87 years, and his wife Mary Jane Inkster who died 8 Jan. 1958 aged 84 years.
110. See B436 In memory of John William eldest son of John and Mary J. Logie who died 12 Feb. 1924 aged 24 years.
111. See B436 In memory of David Hugh son of John and Mary Logie died 30 July 1919 aged 4 months.
112.   . In memory of Alfred the beloved baby son of Arthur and Frieda Smith.

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