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Tom 23

Longshot Can anyone identify this Glasgow cemetery?

Hi
Without any background buildings, as a point of reference I think this might be a lost cause, but just hoping to find the location of my relations grave, in Glasgow.  Jean Boyle, wife of Thomas McCall.  

At date of death in 1919, Jean was living at 66 Prince Edward Street, if that makes any difference, to narrow down likely cemeteries.

If not I believe the burial records are currently being digitised, so might have to wait and keep fingers crossed.

Thanks


royston1964

Hi. Obviously difficult to pin down a location from your photo but at a guess it could be one of the three cemeteries in Cadder; St Kentigerns, Lambhill or the Western Necropolis. You don't have to wait for digitisation though - Glasgow Council own all three so if you phone 0141 287 3961 with the names of the people on the headstone and the dates of death they should be able to help. I think there may be a charge though...
Cath Craigan

cemetery

Prince Edward Street, is in Govan hill and if is unlikely they would travel far I would suggest Govan hill Cemetery or The Linn
sputnik

the trees in the background would lean me to linn cemetery.
cybers

Southern Necropolis was probably the closest in a time when they never carted you too far from the home district.
Stuball

cybers wrote:
Southern Necropolis was probably the closest in a time when they never carted you too far from the home district.


That was my initial thought but it looks like it's on a hill... Linn or Cathcart perhaps
Tom 23

Thanks very much for the suggestions.

Having looked into these further, its seems that the Linn Cemetery only opened in the early 1960's, so can eliminate that one.

Really appreciate the help.
BTJustice

Longshot? Bit of an understatement. Im sure with a bit of a gut feeling and a few hours looking it would be possible to find it.
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In fact, 3 hours cycling around looking for a scroll design with shoulder pieces either side and a base that looks like crazy paving.





The top part is a really common design if today is anything to go by but the base is a bit rarer, only saw two others that were a complete match for design.

Dave.
Stuball

Nice work.... Cathcart?
Tom 23

BTJustice, what can I say, THANK YOU so much for spending the time to find their grave, I am extremely grateful!    

Please could you confirm what cemetery this is?

Cheers!
BTJustice

Its in the newer section of Cathcart cemetery. I had a feeling I knew roughly where it was going by the picture but I was completely wrong so had a cycle round and found it just as I was about to give up.

It has survived in good condition and when I got thinking about it, if the original picture was taken by Thomas then he photographed his own grave.

Glad I could help and if you are in Glasgow and want me to show you exactly where it is just let me know.

Dave.
Tom 23

That's great, thank you.

As I am 365 miles away from Glasgow, definitely hoping to visit on the family history trail, one day.

The current photos you took and knowing where this is now, will keep me going until that day!

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