NT5325 : An interesting gravestone at Lilliesleaf Parish Church

taken 10 days ago, near to Lilliesleaf, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

An interesting gravestone at Lilliesleaf Parish Church
An interesting gravestone at Lilliesleaf Parish Church
This gravestone is for Christopher Lauder who was killed by lightning while ploughing. The horses were also killed. The inscription reads:

IN
LOVING MEMORY
OF
MY DEAR FATHER
CHRISTOPHER LAUDER
WHO WAS KILLED BY LIGHTNING
14TH JUNE 1888 AGED 29 YEARS
ALSO
MY DEAR MOTHER
AGNES GRAHAM
WHO DIED 6TH MARCH 1929
AGED 67 YEARS

ERECTED BY THEIR DAUGHTER

My thanks to John Rogerson for the following information:

Christopher Lauder was ploughing a high field with a pair of horses on Huntlaw Farm between Lilliesleaf and Hassendean when they were struck by lightning and killed. The large steel plough would have attracted the lightning and the farmer vowed that after the tragedy the field would never be ploughed again. This of course would be forgotten when the next farmer took over.
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Wednesday, 6 December, 2017   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 6 December, 2017
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Burial ground, Crematorium 
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