NS3318 : The Grave Of John Tennant

taken 10 years ago, near to Alloway, South Ayrshire, Great Britain

The Grave Of John Tennant
The Grave Of John Tennant
A fine symbolic stone in Alloway Auld Kirkyard, depicting the blacksmith trade. On the north side: Here lyes the corps of John Tennant, smith at Brigend of Doon, who died in June 1740, aged 55 years.
The east side shows a crown, which was the trade symbol of the hammermen, above a skull and crossed bones and an hour glass. The scene below shows a blacksmith at work shoeing a horse, with some tools of the trade including pincers, a hammer and a horse shoe.
The west side and both edges show that this is also the burial place of John Tennant, late miller in Glaston Mill who died 7 April 1728, aged 93 years, his wife Jean McTaggart who died 12 February 1723 aged 54 years, their offspring Charles, John, William, Archibald & Patrick their only sons. John at Bridge of Doon, Charles aged 22 years, William died by watter at once, 13 November 1742, aged 18 years. (Source: pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions for Carrick, Ayrshire)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 March, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 331 180 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:25.6816N 4:38.3051W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 331 180
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