Monday, 4 May 2009

Barclay Ancestry Paisley Scotland

This evening, I am posting a video clip of a very old memorial stone from Laigh Old Kirk, Paisley.

To read the inscriptiuon I first had to scrub away years of accumulated moss. Being recumbent this stone does not drain and so makes a good growing environment for moss.

This stone records that ownership rests with Robert Barclay, Merchant in Paisley and his family.

Specifically, it records the deaths of:

  • Robert Barclay on July 31 1831 age 71 yrs
  • Jane Moody, wife who died Aug 18th 1841 age 80 yrs.
This couple probably achieved double the average life expectancy for that era.

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