NS2776 : The Barclay/Cameron Memorial

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

The Barclay/Cameron Memorial
The Barclay/Cameron Memorial
Compared with other memorials in the burial ground, this one is fairly late in date. For another view, in context, see NS2776 : Inverkip Street graveyard. The men named first on each side are evidently brothers-in-law.

The left-hand side commemorates Alexander Barclay, cooper in Greenock (d. March 1851 aged 84), Margaret Gillies his wife (d. March 1847), and their daughter Helen Barclay (d. 26th Feb 1868).

The right-hand side commemorates John Cameron, auctioneer in Greenock (d. 14 Aug 1866 aged 58), his wife Margaret Barclay (d. 29 June 1876 aged 71), and their children Margaret Gillies, Dugald, John, Alexander Barclay, and Margaret Barclay.

The memorial is signed "Stevenson". The Greenock-born monumental sculptor Charles Stevenson (1821-1879) had a "sculpture and photographic establishment" near the gate of Greenock Cemetery; see NS2676 : Memorial to John Barr Cumming (detail).
Inverkip Street Burial Ground
This burial ground opened in 1787; the existing one at the Old West Kirk had, by then, proved too small for Greenock's growing population. See a Geograph article Link for a more detailed history. For all of the inscriptions, see "Renfrewshire MI pre-1855" (vol 1). The adjacent Duncan Street Burial Ground Link was created in 1816. These grounds were closed up in 1859, having been superseded by Greenock Cemetery: Link
The Inverkip Street Burial Ground is discussed in the last few pages of LinkExternal link (PDF).
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 July, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Sculptor (from Tags)
Charles Stevenson 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2738 7612 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8211N 4:45.9533W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2738 7612
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