NS2676 : Gravestones from the Old West Kirk

taken 7 years ago, near to Greenock, Inverclyde, Great Britain

Gravestones from the Old West Kirk
Gravestones from the Old West Kirk
For the setting, see NS2676 : Memorials from the Old West Kirk. The present photograph shows just one example selected from the many old stones that were brought here from the original location of the Old West Kirk.

The inscription reads "[Thi]s burial place belo[ngs] to Daniel Mesterton and Catrin Mesterton [his] Spous and their [heir?]s 1771" (the year is written "j77j", but this is not unusual; e.g., compare the 1700 on a NS4362 : Sundial on Johnstone Castle). Mesterton is probably a variant spelling of Masterton; by the nineteenth century, at any rate, the latter surname was not uncommon in Greenock.

To give one other example of these old stones, the inscription on the one that is just out of shot to the right is "Jane Graham Spouse of Lieu't Armstrong of the 32d Regiment died [3?]d August 1760 aged 35 years. A faithfull Wife and affectionate mother of four Children".
Greenock Cemetery
The cemetery, which is laid out on Bow Hill, opened in 1846. For detailed information, see the Geograph article "Greenock Cemetery" Link and, for a map and useful guide, the booklet "Greenock Cemetery Walks" LinkExternal link (PDF) produced by East End Advisory (funded by Inverclyde Council); the PDF link works, as of January 2016.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Place (from Tags)
Greenock 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2638 7630 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8964N 4:46.9198W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2638 7630
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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