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Randy Orrison
RE: Lenimore/Lennimore Cemetery, Arran
Hi Peter,
"The SAFHS may have just arbitrarily given it the nearest place name." lists it as Lenimore Cemetery, though it then calls it a burial ground.

I was inclined to think that the historical societies would have been more likely to use an original name, but The Book of Arran (1910 - mentions Thundergay a few times, but not Lenimore or Lennimore, so perhaps that is the older name?

Ayrshire Roots also lists Pirnmill Cemetery, which is probably the same as the Whitefarland Cemetery from the council list. Something to look for on the next visit... Another mention of it is here

Added by Randy Orrison on Sep 21, 2016 4:56 PM
Randy Orrison
Another thought on Lenimore
Hi again - The Scottish Association of Family History Societies lists this burial ground as named "Lenimore" with an alternate name of Thundergay. It may be worth listing "Lenimore Burial Ground" as the name, and "Thundergay Cemetery" as an alternate (or the other way around).
Added by Randy Orrison on Sep 13, 2016 2:32 PM
Randy Orrison
Lennimore Burial Ground
Hi Peter,

There are possibly three small burial grounds along the A841 between Machrie and Lochranza on the Isle of Arran. There's a list at - Machrie, Thundergay, and Whitefarland are all along the A841. Thundergay is quite close to Lennimore and the location of - so perhaps that burial ground is "Thundergay Cemetery" from the council list?

Added by Randy Orrison on Sep 13, 2016 3:44 AM
I was amazed to find the headstone of Mene Smith photographed by you. A big thanks for your work, and especially for helping me find this elusive ancestor's resting place.
Added by zumaro on Aug 26, 2016 10:39 PM
Kim Goebel
Thank you
I want to send out a huge thank you for all the work you have done! Because of it I am able to get further in my family search!
Added by Kim Goebel on Aug 26, 2016 10:08 PM
RE: Culross Abbey Churchyard
p.s. You do realize that Culross West Church is a ruin? It predates the Abbey Cemetery. (and of course the new Culross Cemetery) You can find photos online.

Eileen May
Added by ellie on Aug 23, 2016 7:08 PM
RE: Culross Abbey Churchyard
Hello again Peter
There was only one site for "Culross cemetery" when I first logged onto this site a few years back, so I began the Culross Abbey one.
My recent relatives are buried up in the new cemetery off the main road (no church, but a fence and wall and impressive entrance), but my earlier ones are in the oldest section right beside Culross Church.
Just to confuse matters more, a third person has since opened another "Culross Cemetery" site, and yes, I also noticed "Joanna" has listed dozens of photos as "registered at Culross Abbey and West Church". I did ask her where the photos were taken, but she was not sure.

Eileen May
p.s. I haven't investigated to the east of the church for years, but was unaware there are any burials post-1930s. I was told that my great-grandfather (postman in Culross till 1932) was the last one (just outside the church entrance, but if someone owns a lair and wants to be added, then who knows.

Added by ellie on Aug 23, 2016 6:42 PM
RE: Culross Abbey Photo
Hello Peter

Please forgive my typo.
The photo of Culross Church of Scotland shows the wall of the old Culross Abbey Cemetery on the left, that was closed in the 1930s. No fence as of last week.
If you look on the list of burials you will see most date from 1700s and 1800s.
Recent burials are in West Church or Culross Cemetery, off the 853, not beside Culross Church of Scotland and the Abbey ruins.

Eileen May
Added by ellie on Aug 21, 2016 4:08 PM
Culross Abbey Cemetery
Hello Peter
This phone is of a stone not in Culross Abbey Cemetery, which closed in 1932, but most likely of the new one up the road, sometimes called just Culross Cemetery or West cemetery.

Added by ellie on Aug 20, 2016 5:22 PM
richard finnick
RE: McChonchie
Peter, you are most welcome. And thank you for the update on the location name update. Dick
Added by richard finnick on Jun 22, 2016 11:48 AM
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