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Westside Kirkyard

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

No. RR Ref: Inscription
1. See A951 In memory of Janet Mainland who died 1851 aged sixteen years. William Mainland died 1851 aged 21 years. Jane Sinclair mother of the above died Jan. 1852 aged 55 years. William Mainland her beloved husband died Dec. 1870 aged 75 years.
2. A950 In loving memory of Mary Reid wife of John Mainland who died 25th November 1890 aged 55 years. Also the above John Mainland who died 2nd Nov. 1911 aged 75. Erected by their children.
3. See E118 In memory of Mary Robertson born 7th Oct. 1827 died 28th Jany. 1878 Also William Robertson who died at Hunclett, Rousay 19th March 1906 aged 69 years.
4. A252 In memory of Jane Walker Marwick wife of James Robertson who died at Hunclett 27th March 1909 aged 65 years.
5. E118 In memory of Jannet Craigie who died 4th Aug. 1855 aged 59 years and her husband James Robertson who died 21st Oct. 1873 aged 75 years.
6. A949 In memory of George Marwick Reid who died 30th March 1900 aged 92 years. And his wife Janet Harcus who died 1st March 1894 aged 92 years. Also their eldest son William who died 1843 aged 10 years. Erected by their daughter Lydia.
7. B323 Erected by John Craigie in memory of his mother Marion Louttit or Craigie who departed this life Sept. 1st 1890 aged 91 years. Also her daughter Lydia Gibson died May 28th 1873 aged 49 years. Margaret died 24th June 1899 aged 70 years.
8.   . Here lies the body of Mary Sinclair the beloved wife of John Harcus who died 25th March 1834 aged 24 years.
9. A611 Erected to the memory of James Sinclair of Newhouse who was drowned 11th Oct. 1893 while crossing Eynhallow Sound with the mailboat, aged 75 years. Also his wife Mary Craigie who died 7th Dec. 1895 aged 75 years. (Four tablets are included of which two are blank, one bears the initials J. S., and one the initials M. C.)
10. A438 Erected to the memory of James Gibson, Curquoy, born 24th March 1798 died 7th January 1875. A faithful and beloved disciple of Jesus. Also of his wife Mary Marwick born 24 June 1794 died 22 August 1872. They were lovely and pleasant in their lives and in death were not divided.
11. See A438 Erected by James Gibson, Curquoy, to the memory of his beloved daughter Anne Jemima Marwick Gibson born on the 2nd Nov. 1835 and departed this life August 11th 1851. My race is run, my grave you see: Therefore prepare to follow me: A sinner saved by grace, to the spirit home above: When every sound of sin and strife: Is quenched in songs of love.

No. RR Ref: Inscription
12.   Erected by Mary and Barbara Smith in memory of their father James Smith who died Novr. 1825 aged 46 years and his wife Ellen Yorston who died July 1st 1862 aged 76 years.
13. A604 Here lies the body of James Sinclair husband of Mey Hourston who was drowned on the reef of Skebray the 20th Decr. 1825 aged 41 years.
14. A861 In memoriam. James Gibson, Curquoy died 27th Jan. 1900 aged 75 years. Mary Gibson, his wife, died 25th May 1888 aged 57 years. James Gibson V.S. their son died in Jersey 11th June 1889 aged 33 years.
15. B104 In memory of Cicilia Gibson wife of John Logie who departed this life May 27th 1874 aged 40 years. Also their son Alexander who died 7th March 1862 aged 4 years. "Weep not for me my children dear: I am not dead but sleeping here." Also the above John Logie who died 17th Feb. 1917 aged 91 years. Lizzie Logie died 18th March 1918 aged 35 years. Alexander Logie who died 8th August ---- aged 15 years. Hugh Logie who died 1st April 1890 aged 8 years. James Logie who died 4th August 1894 aged 20 years.
16. See A261 Erected by John and Mary Logie in memory of their child Maggie Ann who died August 24th 1882 aged 5 years and 9 months.
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22. See A438 Erected by James Gibson, Curquoy to the memory of his brother-in-law The late Capt. William Marwick born August 21st 1789 died November 29th 1864. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Prov. vii. "The little life has flocked: Like a (------) dead: But the light of immortality: Is gleaming in his shroud." (Also a horizontal local stone with the date 1766 and a few illegible characters. Possibly a re-used headstone.)
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28.   Erected by Janet Robertson in memory of her husband Magnus Murray who died 9th January 1846 aged 79 years. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

No. RR Ref: Inscription
29. B98 Erected by Mary Corsie in memory of her dearly beloved husband James S. Corsie who died 19th Feb. 1875 aged 42 years. "A few short years of evil past: We reach the happy shore: Where death divided friends at last: Shall meet to part no more." Also the above Mary Corsie who died 22nd Dec. 1925 aged 71.
30. B432 Sacred to the memory of William Corsie who died in Kirkwall August 14th 1863 aged 64 years and Janet Louttit his wife who died in Kirkwall Nov. 15th 1863 aged 64 years.
31. A250 In memory of William Marwick, Corse who died 28th May 1890 aged 59 years. Also his wife Robina Gibson who died 16th May 1895 aged 61 years.
32. See A618 In memory of Hugh Craigie who died 15th March 1891 aged 27 years.
33. A796 John Craigie of Hullion born 10th May 1826 died 27th April 1881 aged 54 years and his wife Sarah Sinclair died 24th February 1895 aged 68 years.
34. A787 Erected in memory of John Craigie of Hullion who died 20th September 1878 aged 83 years. "Soldier of Christ well done: Thy glorious warfare's past: The battle fought, the victory won: And thou art crowned at last."
35. B357 In memory of Margaret Craigie wife of John Craigie, Hullion, who died 30th April 1853(?) aged 61 years. And her daughter Ann who died 31 July 1872 aged 44 years.
36.   (Flat flagstone without inscription)
37.   (Flat flagstone without inscription)
38. See A984 Erected in the memory of John Mainland who was born 26th Nov. 1866 and died 24th April 1869.
39. A303 In memory of James Marwick who died 26th August 1892 aged 23 years.
40. A605 In memory of John Sinclair who died March 26th 1845 aged 59 years and his wife Marjory Craigie who died August 14 1858 aged 67 years.
41 A799 In memory of Robert Craigie son of John Craigie and Margaret Inkster who departed this life [date illegible, possibly 30 January 18-5]. NOTE: He was born in 1835.
42. A938 In loving memory of James Mainland who died 28th Dec 1901 aged 80. And his wife Margaret Sinclair who died 25th September 1912 aged 91 years.
43.   (Flat stone with no inscription)
44.   (Flat stone with no inscription)
45.   (Flat stone with no inscription)
46 See A614 Erected by Margaret Low in memory of her beloved husband William Phippins Corsie who died 23rd March 1899 aged 42 years.
47. See B438 In memory of Peter Reid who died 5th June 1872 aged 24 years. Also Elizabeth who died in Glasgow 28th Oct. 1863 aged 22 years.

No. RR Ref: Inscription
48. B438 In memory of Peter Reid who died at Brough 5th September 1879 aged 69 years. Also his wife Mary Reid who died 1st Aug. 1893 aged 86 years
49. E84 Erected by James H. Louttit in memory of his father John Louttit who died 29th January 1893 aged 75 years. Also his mother Jane Wilson who died at Greenock 25th October 1899 aged 77 years.
50. See A998 "Asleep in Jesus." In loving memory of Lizzie Reid Craigie who died 10th December 1902 aged 14 years 8 months. "At rest."
51.   In memory of Rev. Allardice who died 2nd May 1882 in the U.P. Manse, Rousay, in the 40th year of his age. Deeply lamented by his friends and congregation.
52. A614 Erected by their family in loving memory of Alexander Corsie who died 28th Oct. 1889 aged 81 years. And Ann Sinclair his wife who died 29th June 1911 aged 94 years.
53. A917 Erected by Janet Marwick in memory of her husband Alexander Gibson who died 26th July 1873 aged 84 years.
54. A958 In memory of William Reid, Wasdale, Rousay, who died 29th May 1915 aged 72 years. Also his wife Catherine Baikie who died 11th March 1925 aged 90 years.
55.   . Sacred to the memory of George Learmonth who died at Westness 28th June 1894 aged 90 years.
56.   In memory of Anne Learmonth the beloved wife of George Learmonth. Died March 14th 1872 aged 63. Not lost but gone before.
57. B523 Erected by Margaret Mainland in memory of her beloved husband James Harrold who died at Mid Cruesday 17th January 1909 aged 89 years. Also her mother Janet Mainland who died August 1882 aged 88 years. Also the above Margaret Mainland who died at Kirkwall 2nd Sept. 1923 aged 84.
58. B297 Erected by Isabella Johnston in memory of her beloved husband James Johnston who died 29th July 1918 aged 78 years. Also the above Isabella Johnston who died 18th March 1925 aged 74 years.
59.   In memory of William Traill of Woodwick born Jan. 31st 1797 died May 19th 1858. "Father I will that they also whom Thou hast given me be with me where I am." And Harriet Traill his wife born May 19th 1796 died March 2nd 1841. Also of Henrietta Moodie Traill his second wife born 18th Dec. 1824 died 27th July 1861.
60. A959 Erected by Sarah Mainland in memory of her beloved husband John Reid who died by drowning while crossing Eynhallow Sound 11th October 1893 aged 56 years. Also the above Sarah Mainland who died 27th July 1922 aged 72 years.
61. E84A Erected by an affectionate family in memory of their father Peter Louttit who died 12th Decr. 1862 aged 84 years. Also their mother Jean Craigie who died 27th Feby. 1863 aged 73 years.

No. RR Ref: Inscription
62. See B432 In memoriam. Sacred to the memory of the Rev. James Gardner for 42 years minister of Rousay died 28th March 1885 aged 82 years.
63. See B432 Erected to the memory of Harriet the beloved wife of Rev. James Gardner minister of Rousay who died 4th September 1880 aged 52 years. Also Mary his daughter who died 25th May 1861 aged 7 years and William Allan Archibald his grandson who died 8th Sept. 1876 aged 6 months.
64. See E82A Erected in memory of Maria Logie who died 10th April 1890 aged 64 years. Also her sister Betsy Logie who died 13th October 1892 aged 67 years.
65. See A510 In memoriam. Harriet Gardner beloved wife of William Stevenson died 22nd June 1886 aged 29 years.
66.   (Flat unmarked flagstone)
67. A954 Erected by William Low in memory of his beloved wife Jannet Mainland who died April 17th 1867 aged 31 years 6 months.
68. B434 Erected in memory of Robert Logie, many years shepherd on Westness died December 1927 aged 93 years and his wife Mary Murray died 1st. February 1906 aged 82 years. Their sons, Robert died April 1876 aged 19 years, James died August 1884 aged 16 years. Their daughter Eliza died 12 Jan. 1886 aged 21 years. Mary died Feby. 1891 aged 29 years.
69.   (Broken tombstone with top half missing)
70.   (Flat, plain stone with no inscription)
71. A925 In memory of our dear parents John Mainland who died 9th Dec. 1907 aged 89 years and Lydia Mowat his wife who died 29th July 1903 aged 74 years. Also their infant son Duncan John Robertson.
72. B99 In memory of Isabella Corsie beloved wife of John Robertson who died 21st Jan. 1906 aged 70 years.
73. A613 In memory of John Sinclair who died 12th Oct. 1897 aged 73 years.
74. See E117 Erected by Alexander Reid in memory of his wife Harriet Logie who died and 26th November 1894 aged 28 years. Also their son Harry who served with the Seaforths 1916-17 and died at Melsetter 14th May 1917 aged 23 years.
75. See above S/12891 Private H. Reid, Seaforth Highlanders died 14th May 1917 aged 23. "Their memory hallowed in the land they loved."
76. See B294 Erected by Fanny Johnston in memory of her beloved husband David Johnston who died 14th January 1909 aged 52 years. Also the above Fanny Johnston his wife who died 11th February 1921 aged 77 years.
77. B294 In memory of John Johnston who died 30th July 1896 aged 86 years and his wife Elizabeth Reid who died 19th April 1897 aged 81 years.

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