NS2777 : Gravestone of Alexander and John Taylor

taken 6 years ago, near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Gravestone of Alexander and John Taylor
Gravestone of Alexander and John Taylor, taken 6 years ago
This stone is built into the north-western wall of the kirkyard of NS2777 : The Old West Kirk, and is one of the two oldest surviving gravestones to be seen there (for context, see NS2777 : Behind the Old West Kirk). The other is just to the right of this one, and is shown in NS2777 : The gravestone of John Taylor; see that item for further information.

"This is the place appoynted for the burial of Alexander Telour elder and Iohn Telour his son merchandes ther wyfes and children May 19 1675 / AT MT / IT IF".

The last two lines are the initials of the two men and their respective wives. The glyph beside the initials is similar to that on the adjacent stone, and is probably a so-called "merchant's 4" sign.

For a link to a site that shows many more of the old stones, and which gives their inscriptions, see NS2777 : The gravestone of Alexander Knox.
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Date Taken
Monday, 4 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
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Period (from Tags)
17th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2732 7714 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.3691N 4:46.0501W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2732 7714
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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