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SHARON

Sharon, Born 12th Oct 1987, Died 24th Jan 1988, Beloved Daughter of Anna & Lewis and Dear Sister of Patrick

Status: Located
Plot: 48

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Eday New Kirkyard, Orkney, Scotland

Notes:
There are 2 burial grounds on Eday, St Mary's, by the shore near Skaill on the east side of Eday is the Old Kirkyard which contains around 450 headstones of which the earliest readable inscription is from the mid 1820's, and the New Kirkyard which is approx half a mile inland, where the first burial was in 1961.

The Statistical Account for Scotland 1791- 99 mentions the following;

Page 418; "About the time of the Reformation, there were five parish kirks in this district. Three in the island of Stronsay, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, to St. Peter and St. Nicholas; the fourth in the island of Eday, dedicated also to the Virgin Mary; and the fifth in the isle of Fairy, to what faint dedicated, tradition gives no information."

Page 419; " There is an old chapel in ruins on the island of Eday."

Page 424; " The Kirk of Eday which was built about the year 1730 is in a ruinous state; it had not a pane of glass in any of its windows in the memory of any man living."

By the Statistical Account for Scotland 1834-45, the Rev. John Simpson, Minister writes regarding Stronsay and Eday;

" There are two parish churches, both in central parts in these islands. The one in Stronsay was built in 1821 and the other in Eday, in 1816. Besides these, there are two places of worship connected with the United Secession. That in Stronsay was built in 1800, and that in Eday, in 1829."
The Parish Minister in Stronsay crossed the Sound (in breadth four miles) every fourth Sabbath, to preach in Eday.
But in the Spring of 1834 the Committee of the General Assembly for managing the Royal Bounty, appointed the present missionary minister to officiate in Eday, and since that time, the parish of Eday has enjoyed the same benefit of public worship, every Sabbath, as Stronsay.

"There are two churches; the church at Stronsay, erected in 1821, is a neat structure containing 500 sittings, and that of Eday, erected in 1816, contains 300. Divine service was formerly performed at each, on fixed Sabbaths, by the minister of the parish, who resides at Stronsay; but in 1834 a missionary was appointed by the General Assembly, with a stipend of £50, to officiate at Eday, where he has a manse, erected by subscription. There are also places of worship for members of the United Secession at Stronsay and Eday, and at the former a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The parochial school, at Stronsay, and a school supported by the Society for Propagating Christian Knowledge, are both well attended: the master of the former has a salary of £25. 13. 3., with a house and garden, and school fees averaging £5; and the master of the latter, a salary of £15, with fees amounting to £1. 10. There is also a school at Eday supported by the General Assembly, who pay a salary of £25 to the master, whose fees average about £5 per annum. Remains exist of several ancient chapels, and likewise numerous graves, of which one, at Housebay, in Stronsay, contains a number of bodies separated from each other at the head and feet by thin stones, placed edgewise, and at the head supporting a slab which covers the face only."


"Eday’s church - the Lady Kirk at Skaill - seems to have been rebuilt in 1730, but was ruinous by 1779; when described in the 1790s, ‘it had not a pane of glass in any of its windows in the memory of any man living’, and was rebuilt again in 1858. Anderson’s implication that the minister would not travel to Eday, unless the church was repaired, is confirmed to some extent by the later Statistical Account, when the minister was only visiting the island on every fourth Sunday. In 1778, the Lady Kirk is described as possessing a barrel vaulted choir, while Neale states that it ‘must have been the gem of the parish churches of the Orkneys. It was First-Pointed, and consisted of chancel and nave, with bell-tower. The chancel was vaulted seemingly in two bays: and in a style far superior to the usual ecclesiology of the Orkneys’. The only possible traces of this building are the large freestone blocks built into the churchyard dyke. That this was an early site is confirmed by the discovery of six fragments of a whinstone cross-slab in the first half of the twentieth century; the fragments are all now lost, but are possibly of pre-Norse date. The surface of the slab was adorned with a deeply incised cross, having an expanded square centre, D-shaped terminals and a pedestalled base; the shaft of the cross continues towards the now missing base of the cross, while the slab tapers slightly towards the top. This is one of three carved slabs, found at a depth of about six feet below the present surface of the graveyard, but is by far the earliest in date."

"Skaill is located on the south east side of Eday; the only other recorded chapel lies on the south coast of the island. Hannah’s Kirk lay at the bottom of the home pasture field of the farm of Greentoft; a few small stretches of well-laid stonework were visible in the eroded face of the cliff edge, but were destroyed during a gale in 1984.

A mound presumably representing the remains of a chapel survives in the south east corner of the disused burial ground on Faray where there are 33 headstones with 51 readable inscriptions dating from 1819 to 1911. A list of these and the inscriptions can be found on the members part of the Orkney Family History Society website.

While traditionally a monastery was located at The Graand on the Calf of Eday, where all that is visible today is a number of sheep shelters. Although Low noted that there were ‘many small Chapels round the island … all in ruins."


"The author of the Old Statistical Account mentions a ruined chapel on Eday, possibly Hannah’s Kirk - and Clouston postulates a chapel close to Lady Kirk. The only other intimation of a religious site on Eday itself is the placename, Bredakirk, taken to derive from St. Bride’s Kirk. This applies to a small croft; it appears on the modern OS 1:10000 map and is shown on the First edition as Bradakirk. While described as neighbouring Papleyhouse, it does lie some distance to the south of Cusbay, in the township of Guith, at the head of the Bay of Newark."
"It is very difficult indeed to draw any certain conclusions about the significance of this name which is unrecorded before the nineteenth century, especially when there is no known ecclesiastical site nearby, or associated sculpture. It could indeed, as has been suggested, be derived from a family called Paplay (a well-known Orkney surname), as other places in Eday had a ‘house’ name combined with the surname of the family which lived, or had lived, there."



Cemetery Photos

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1ADELINA MILLER ADELINA MILLER
In Loving Memory of Adelina Miller, Greenanave Who Died 6th October 1976 Aged 80 Years 
2CAROLINE GRANT PATERSON CAROLINE GRANT PATERSON
In Loving Memory of Caroline Grant Paterson Who Died in Eastbank Hospital 30th January 1962 Aged 59 Years, Third Daughter of the Late William and Isabella Paterson – Asleep in Jesus
 
3CATHERINE PATERSON CATHERINE PATERSON
In Loving Memory of Catherine Paterson Who Died 9th March 1968 Aged 19 Years Beloved Wife of Alec Reid 
4CHARLES WARDS, MARY MUIR CHARLES WARDS, MARY MUIR
PEACE WARDS – Ameta Memoria of My Dear Husband CHARLES WARDS who died at Castles on 25th April 1963 Aged 87 Years. Also His Wife MARY MUIR Who Died On The 4th April 1965 Aged 84 Years
Animo Amore et Fide 
5EDWARD M HARCUS EDWARD M HARCUS
In Loving Memory of Edward(?) M Harcus Who Died 30th July 1963 Aged 37 Years
 
6ELEANOR PAXTON, THOMAS PAXTON ELEANOR PAXTON, THOMAS PAXTON
In Loving Memory of Eleanor Paxton, 3.7.1907 – 30.6.1996, Beloved Wife of Thomas Paxton, 29.8.1902 – 10.5.1984 
7ELIZA SWANNEY ELIZA SWANNEY
In Loving Memory of Eliza Swanney Who Died at Blett, Eday 6th April 1966 Aged 68 Years 
8ELIZABETH S COOPER, MARY COOPER ELIZABETH S COOPER, MARY COOPER
In Loving Memory of My Sister Elizabeth S Cooper, Wantonbrae Who died 25th Jan 1970 Aged 76 Years. Also Mary Cooper Who Died 6th April 1976 Aged 84 Years 
9ELMA FOULIS HILL, PETER HARCUS ELMA FOULIS HILL, PETER HARCUS
In Loving Memory of Elma Foulis Hill Who Died 7th Aug 1981 Aged 53 Years Beloved Wife of Peter Harcus Who Died 3rd Sept 1994 Aged 70 Years 
10HAMISH BENSTON, MARGARET BYERS HAMISH BENSTON, MARGARET BYERS
In Loving Memory of Hamish Benston Who Died 1st Sept 1981 Aged 66 Years, Dear Husband of Margaret Byers Who Died 3rd September 1993 Aged 84 Years 
11JAMES R YOUNG JAMES R YOUNG
In Memory of James R Young, Pulhoy, Late of Reading, 1910 – 1995 
12JAMES T HARCUS JAMES T HARCUS
In Loving Memory of James T Harcus, Quoyfaulds, Eday Who Died 11th October 1982 Aged 66 Years 
13JAMES W SCOTT, ENA PATERSON JAMES W SCOTT, ENA PATERSON
In Loving Memory of James W Scott Who Died 22nd Jan 1981 Aged 69 Years Beloved Husband of Ena Paterson Who Died 9th May 1984 Aged 74 Years 
14JAMES W THOMSON JAMES W THOMSON
In Loving Memory of James W Thomson Who Died 4th May 2001 Aged 71 Years Beloved Husband of Elsa Burgar 
15JAMES W TULLOCH, FRANCES WILSON JAMES W TULLOCH, FRANCES WILSON
In Loving Memory of James W Tulloch, ‘Cooperha’ Who Died 12th Jan 1978 Aged 77 Years Beloved Husband of Frances Wilson Who Died 20th February 1990 Aged 76 Years 
16JAMES Wm MILLER, LIZZIE A SMITH JAMES Wm MILLER, LIZZIE A SMITH
In Loving Memory of James Wm Miller, Sandybank, Who Died 22nd Mar 1979 Aged 65 Years Beloved Husband of Lizzie A Smith Who Died 8th Oct 1987 Aged 88 Years 
17JANE ANNIE SINCLAIR, ANDREW GARSON, ANDREW GARSON JANE ANNIE SINCLAIR, ANDREW GARSON, ANDREW GARSON
In Loving Memory of Jane Annie Sinclair Who Died 26th January 1972 Aged 65 Years Beloved Wife of Andrew Garson Who Died 7th July 1986 Aged 81 Years
In Loving Memory of Andrew Garson Aged 32 Years Accidentally Drowned off M.V. Tod Head at Kenitra, Morocca 15th January 1973 –
In Our Hearts, He Will Always Stay, Loved and Remembered, Every Day 
18JESSIE ANN TULLOCH, ROBERT S GROAT JESSIE ANN TULLOCH, ROBERT S GROAT
In Loving Memory of Jessie Ann Tulloch Who Died 22nd July 1961 Aged 77 Years Beloved Wife of Robert S Groat Who Died at Kirkwall on 26th Feb 1967 Aged 88 Years 
19JOHN ALEXANDER HARCUS JOHN ALEXANDER HARCUS
In Memory of John Alexander Harcus Who Died 4th July 1992 Aged 66 Years 
20JOHN ALLAN, MARY JANE THOMSON JOHN ALLAN, MARY JANE THOMSON
In Loving Memory of John Allan Who Died at Burnside, Eday on 24th July 1978 Aged 77 Years Beloved Husband of Mary Jane Thomson Who Died 5th July 1993 Aged 87 Years – At Rest 
21JOHN G P BREMNER, MARGARET M SMITH JOHN G P BREMNER, MARGARET M SMITH
In Loving Memory of John G P Bremner Who Died 12th March 1979 Aged 58 Years Beloved Husband of Margaret M Smith Who Died 13th Feb 1996 Aged 75 Years - Till We Meet Again 
22JOHN GEORGE HARCUS JOHN GEORGE HARCUS
In Loving Memory of John George Harcus, South Park, Eday Who Drowned at Stronsay Pier 29th Nov 1969 Aged 23 
23JOHN HARCUS MILLER JOHN HARCUS MILLER
In Loving Memory of John Harcus Miller Who Died at Greenanave on 29th January 1970 Aged 76 Years 
24JOHN HARCUS, LILIAS WALLACE JOHN HARCUS, LILIAS WALLACE
In Loving Memory of John Harcus Who Died 3rd March 1964 Aged 63 Years Beloved Husband of Lilias Wallace Who Died 2nd August 1990 Aged 88 Years
Till He Come  
25JOHN ROBERT DREVER, MARGARET JANE MILLER JOHN ROBERT DREVER, MARGARET JANE MILLER
In Loving Memory of John Robert Drever Who Died 16th Jan 1985 Aged 73 Beloved Husband of Margaret Jane Miller Who Died 1st Jan 2002 Aged 89
At Rest 
26JOHN SPENCE RENDALL JOHN SPENCE RENDALL
In Loving Memory of John Spence Rendall, Crowbar, Eday Who Died 13th January 1995, Aged 75 Years - At Rest 
27JUDITH LESLEY WARD JUDITH LESLEY WARD
In Loving Memory of a Dear Wife and Mother Judith Lesley Ward, Died 15th December 1977 Aged 29 Years – The White Rose Will Bloom Again 
28KAREN HEWISON KAREN HEWISON
In Memory of Karen, Beloved Daughter of George and Ena Hewison, Died 8th January 1979 Aged 15 Years – Safe In The Arms of Jesus 
29LYDIA JANE WILSON HARCUS LYDIA JANE WILSON HARCUS
In Loving Memory of Lydia Jane Wilson Harcus, Blett, Eday Who Died on 23rd March 1972 Aged 48 Years 
30MAGGIE REID, DAVID SCOTT MAGGIE REID, DAVID SCOTT
In Loving Memory of Maggie Reid Who Died 17th Oct 1979 Aged 81(?) Years. Also Her Husband David Scott, Lost at Sea 1916 
31MARGARET ANN D HARCUS, DUGALD M TWATT MARGARET ANN D HARCUS, DUGALD M TWATT
In Loving Memory of Margaret Ann D Harcus Beloved Wife of Dugald M Twatt Who Died at Breck 9th March 1963 Aged 44 Years. Also the above Dugald M Twatt Who Died at Balfour Hospital 4th July 1988 Aged 76 Years
 
32MARGARET ANN REID MARGARET ANN REID
In Loving Memory of Margaret Ann Reid Who Died 24th Sept 1968 Aged 82 Years 
33MARGARET JANE H MILLER MARGARET JANE H MILLER
In Loving Memory of Margaret Jane H Miller Who Died 15th September 1963 Aged 75 Years Beloved Wife of John Wm Tulloch Who Died 30th May 1968 Aged 82 Years 
34MARIE STEWART WARDS MARIE STEWART WARDS
WARDS – In Loving Memory of Marie Stewart Who Died at Castles, 4th Jan 1999 Aged 77 Years 
35MARJORIE GOUGH MARJORIE GOUGH
In Loving Memory of Marjorie Gough, Died January 24th 1981 
36MARY HARCUS, PETER S WILSON MARY HARCUS, PETER S WILSON
In Ever Loving Memory of Mary Harcus Who Died at Balfour Hospital, 11th July 1975 Aged 74 Years, Beloved Husband of Peter S Wilson Who Died at St Rognvald’s House, 6th October 1987 Aged 89 Years – Till He Come 
37MARY JANE ALLAN, JAMES SHEARER MARY JANE ALLAN, JAMES SHEARER
In Loving Memory of Mary Jane Allan Who Died 21st August 1982 Aged 57 Years Beloved Wife of James Shearer Who Died 9th May 2003 Aged 78 Years -
At Rest 
38MARY JEAN GRAY MARY JEAN GRAY
In Loving Memory of Mary Jean Gray, Schoolplace, Died 12th March 1972 Aged 49(?) 
39MARY REID CORMACK, THOMAS SANDISON TULLOCH MARY REID CORMACK, THOMAS SANDISON TULLOCH
In Loving Memory of Mary Reid Cormack Who Died 3rd December 1966 Age 82 Years Beloved Wife of Thomas Sandison Tulloch Who Died 25th May 1971 Aged 79 Years 
40MARY S BURGAR MARY S BURGAR
Erected In Memory of Mary S Burgar Who Died 12th May 1981 Aged 84 Years 
41MICHAEL SHEARER MICHAEL SHEARER
In Loving Memory of Michael Who Was Accidentally Drowned At Eday Pier 4th Feb 1981 Aged 23 Years, Dear Son of Jackie and Winnie Shearer 
42PATRICK C SQUIRES PATRICK C SQUIRES
Patrick C Squires of Paplay House, 17-03-1956 – 21-01-1998, ‘PAT’, Much Loved and Loving Dad, Brother, Friend and Husband 
43ROBERT G BURGAR, ELIZABETH JANE SCOTT ROBERT G BURGAR, ELIZABETH JANE SCOTT
In Loving Memory of Robert G Burgar Who Died At Shoehall 8th Dec 1979 Aged 80 Years. Also His Beloved Wife Elizabeth Jane Scott Who Died 9th July 2001 Aged 88 Years 
44ROBIN KNIGHT ROBIN KNIGHT
Cherished Memories of Robin Knight, 1936 – 2002 - Until The Day Dawns 
45ROBINA JANE HARCUS ROBINA JANE HARCUS
In Loving Memory of Robina Jane Harcus, Quoyfaulds Who Died 30th January 1994 Aged 76 Years. 
46ROSIE A F MILLER, WILLIAM GROAT ROSIE A F MILLER, WILLIAM GROAT
In Loving Memory of Rosie A F Miller, Died 29th Jan 1980 Aged 84 Years Beloved Wife of William Groat, Died 1st Dec 1986, Aged 88 Years 
47SAMUEL GRAY, MARY JANE BYERS SAMUEL GRAY, MARY JANE BYERS
In Memory of My Dear Husband Samuel Gray Who Died at Schoolplace 6th August 1967 Aged 84 Years. Also His Beloved Wife Mary Jane Byers Who Died 23rd November 1968 Aged 76 Years -
Jesus Saviour Pilot Me, Over Life’s Tempestuous Sea, May I Hear Thee Say To Me, Fear Not I Will Pilot Thee 
48SHARON
SHARON
Sharon, Born 12th Oct 1987, Died 24th Jan 1988, Beloved Daughter of Anna & Lewis and Dear Sister of Patrick 
49STEWART HARCUS STEWART HARCUS
In Loving Memory of Stewart Harcus, Crock, Eday Who Died 9th Sep 1983 Aged 75 Years 
50STEWART W HARCUS STEWART W HARCUS
In Loving Memory of Stewart W Harcus Who Died 18th August 1965 Aged 39 Years 
51THOMAS HENRY WALLACE THOMAS HENRY WALLACE
In Loving Memory of Thomas Henry Wallace Who Died 13th Aug 1987 Aged 80 Years 
52THOMAS TWATT, ANNA MARY CORMACK THOMAS TWATT, ANNA MARY CORMACK
In Loving Memory of Thomas Twatt Who Died 6th June 1988 Aged 82 Years Beloved Husband of Anna Mary Cormack Who Died 1st July 1999 Aged 86 Years
At Rest 
53WILLIAM F M B BREMNER WILLIAM F M B BREMNER
In Loving Memory of William F M B Bremner, ‘Backaland’, Who Died 5th February 1984 Aged 58 Years Beloved Husband of Dorothy Smith 
54WILLIAM GRAY, DAISY NORQUOY WILLIAM GRAY, DAISY NORQUOY
In Loving Memory of William Gray Who Died 19th October 1997 Aged 79 Years Beloved Husband of Daisy Norquoy Who Died 12th October 2003 Aged 84 Years 
55WILLIAM JOHN ROBERTSON
WILLIAM JOHN ROBERTSON
In Loving Memory of William John Robertson Who Died 10th Nov 1986 Aged 71 Years Dear Husband of Lily Helen Smith - At Rest 
56WILLIAM MUIR WILLIAM MUIR
In Loving Memory of William Muir Who Died 13th Feb 1978 Aged 73 Years 
57WILLIAM TULLOCH, ROBINA M COOPER WILLIAM TULLOCH, ROBINA M COOPER
In Loving Memory of William Tulloch Who Died 18th June 1964 Aged 77 Years Beloved Husband of Robina M Cooper Who Died 13th March 1976 Aged 85 Years 
58WILLIAM WALLACE, RACHEL MARY PEACE WILLIAM WALLACE, RACHEL MARY PEACE
In Loving Memory of William Wallace Who Died 20th July 1982 Aged 78 Years Beloved Husband of Rachel Mary Peace Who Died 17th September 1988 Aged 80 Years 

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