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Peter Drysdale (#46883597)
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Clarence Alfred Aplin
Thank you Peter for the bio ! So much appreciated, your kindness in providing photos and information means so much to so many
Added by Julia on Mar 28, 2017 6:45 PM
# 117617311
Thank you, so much, for the excellent headstone photo - Anna Maria and her daughter Ann. Appreciate the work involved.
Added by JennyG3136 on Mar 26, 2017 1:41 AM
The Genealogy Genie
RE: Al Wyness
Thank you for the transfer, Peter. I never met Al, but my mom has shared many stories about him through the years. I suspect that his burial is toward the back of the cemetery. I'd really like to find it so I can pay my respects. I've tried reaching out many to Skyview Cemetery, who is now in charge of Sunrise, to find the precise location of the plot. I suppose a trip to the cemetery is now in order. Thank you again for the transfer.

Added by The Genealogy Genie on Feb 20, 2017 10:21 PM
Photos of headstones for Barclay & Reid
Hello Peter. I know the above were buried in Tillicoultry Cemetery. They are mother and son. Christina Barclay died 3 weeks after Peter was born. He was given to his Aunty Jean & Uncle Hugh Reid. I saw in the census that he was still named Barclay in 1911 at the age of 2 but the census ended then. I don't know what happened to him after that time except that his name was Reid when he died. It may help if there is any information on the headstone to say if he was married or if there were any children. He was born 16/4/2008 and died on 3/10/1985 named Reid. Christina nee McCallum was born on 6/8/1874 and died May 1908. Any information you could find out would be very much appreciated. I live in Australia and have been trying to find out for some time. Thanks in anticipation.
Elizabeth John [nee Barclay].
Added by elibar on Feb 20, 2017 1:20 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
St. Mary the Virgin, Downe
Here is a useful list of burials from 1919 (!) Peter:

Not much doubt about the two Wedgwoods? Martin.
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Feb 03, 2017 1:55 PM
Mary Brodie Cowans 1842-1911
I believe this lady married James GOWANS... not Cowans.
Added by Tulin on Feb 03, 2017 11:03 AM
Martin Douglas Packer
RE: Wedgwoods
I have received confirmation that both Elizabeth Wedgwood (Emma Darwin's sister/Charles Darwin's sister-in-law) and "Aunt Sarah" Wedgwood are both buried together in Downe, very near to the Darwin crypt! Both of them now have Find-a-Grave entries as 'Elizabeth' and 'Sarah', but confusingly shared the same two Christian names!! Bearing in mind that both of them lived near Downe, it comes as no great surprise that they are also buried in the churchyard of St. Mary the Virgin, of course. MDP
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Jan 30, 2017 6:23 PM
Martin Douglas Packer
Wedgwoods buried at Downe?
"In the churchyard of St Mary's Church in Downe there are the graves of Emma, Erasmus (Darwin's older brother), Mary Eleanor (3rd child and first to die), Charles Waring (youngest child), Elizabeth (daughter), Henrietta (daughter), Bernard (grandson) and wife, Emma's Aunt Sarah*, Emma's sister Elizabeth*, and Darwin's manservant (servant and friend of Charles Darwin) Joseph Parslow and his wife." (quoted from Facebook)

*Peter, Edna Healey in her 2001 biography of Emma Darwin says (quote) "Elizabeth [Emma's sister] and Aunt Sarah were with other family members in the grave by the church door"; I don't think they are!

I have asked four Darwin descendants to comment, but wonder whether you came across any Wedgwoods buried in Downe; I think it is unlikely that they have been wishes, Martin Packer
Added by Martin Douglas Packer on Jan 29, 2017 1:37 PM
D. L. Lee
Scott Cemetery
Thank you so much for all your help updating the memorials in this cemetery. D. L.
Added by D. L. Lee on Dec 03, 2016 9:37 AM
35679139 Richard Smith
I want to apologize that I had sent edit suggestions for the incorrect parents.

I have sent a new edit suggestion to correct my error.
The correct parents are John 'Bike' Smith and Maria Newland Smith (she is my aunt). Sorry to have made extra work for you; I can only blame it on my having a "senior moment".
Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave!
Added by Carmelita&Maryn on Nov 16, 2016 12:54 PM
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