NS4863 : The Clark/Wotherspoon Memorial

taken 6 years ago, near to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Great Britain

The Clark/Wotherspoon Memorial
The Clark/Wotherspoon Memorial
See NS4863 : Abbey Close Burial Ground for context, and for more information about the burial ground in which this stone is located.

The inscription on this particular stone is now barely legible, but the published pre-1855 MI records (which draw, in this case, on the very useful records made c.1850 by a girl called Mary Ann Semple), provide enough information to allow most of the inscription to be deciphered; the line breaks in the following transcription are placed as they are on the stone:

To the memory of Allan Clark
who died 28th April 1798 aged 37
years. Also Janet Wotherspoon
his Spouse who died 14th April
1784 aged 24 years and their
Children (Allan and Agnes) (???)
(???)" (that last line is partly buried)
Abbey Close Burial Ground
This burial ground was associated with a United Presbyterian Church, now demolished, which stood at its eastern side. This area, immediately to the south of Paisley's Town Hall, is near Paisley Abbey, but should not be confused with the Abbey Cemetery Link which is in nearby Elderslie. LinkExternal link (at Happy Haggis) has the various memorials' inscriptions online; alternatively, see the Renfrewshire volume(s) of published "Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions".
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Date Taken
Monday, 24 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 10 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4846 6394 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:50.6876N 4:25.3113W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4846 6394
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