NS2676 : The Lang/MacCallum Memorial

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

The Lang/MacCallum Memorial
The Lang/MacCallum Memorial
The memorial is signed "Stevenson"; see NS2676 : Memorial to John Barr Cumming (detail) for more on Charles Stevenson.

The first person named in the inscription is Captain James Lang. However, he was not buried here in Greenock Cemetery, but at Dumbarton: see NS3975 : Gravestone of Captain James Lang for the place of burial, and for more on James Lang.

That item also mentions his son John Lang, who became prominent in public life in Greenock. John is likewise listed on the memorial that is shown in the present photograph.

The tablets read as follows. On the left:

"In memory of Captain James Lang, Dumbarton, died there 15th June 1850.
Agnes MacCallum his wife died in Greenock 15th March 1893.
Their son John Lang, iron merchant and shipowner, died 27th October 1903.
Their daughter Margaret Park Lang, died 17th January 1906.
Jane Lyle Boag, wife of John Lang, died 12th May 1925."

On the right (note: "B.I.S.N.Co" = British India Steam Navigation Company):

"In memory of James MacCallum, iron merchant, died 10th November 1861.
Thomas P MacCallum, iron merchant, died 18th February 1870.
Capt'n Daniel MacCallum of B.I.S.N.Co. died at Bombay 25th November 1874.
Daniel P MacCallum, iron merchant, died 24th August 1881.
James S MacCallum died 1887.
Mary Scott, wife of Capt'n D MacCallum, died 25th February 1918."

Other relatives are named on the base.
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, 8 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Sculptor (from Tags)
Charles Stevenson 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2641 7616 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.8217N 4:46.8856W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2641 7616
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