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Some more photographs in the Kirkyard at KINNETTLES, Angus, Scotland, taken 7th June 2000, particularly in relation to the SKIRLING / STIRLING surname.

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This STIRLING stone #2 is particularly mentioned in the publication by the Scottish Genealogical Society of Memorial inscriptions (#38).  Around 1750's the surname of SKIRLING (and variants) apparently became STIRLING.  This stone shows very clearly, in close-up below, that the letter had been 'corrected' to a 'T', presumably from a 'K'.
(Note the shape of the bottom of the stone as a mortice and tenon fitting into the (missing) base stone. Also, the ornate carvings on the stone to the rear.)

Closer detail of the stone.  The change to STIRLING can be seen in two places.  Also the symbols of death - the crossed bones; the skull; and the hourglass.  The surname STIRLING is shown as plural - the stone was erected by two brothers 'ANDROW AND PATRICK'.  Note too, how the lettering overflows from line to line, with a point separating each word.  Some letters are joined as one - look particularly at the left of the last row where the T, H, and E are made into one.  Note also, the spelling of Aged as AGDD. (Use zoom to view a larger image.)

SGS #38
ERECTEDBYANDROWANDPAT
RICKSTIRLING SINMEMORYOFTHEI
RBROTHERDAVIDSTIRLINGLETTE
NANTINPOOLFALDSHEDIEDAPRI
LTHE4DAY1737AGDD61YEARS

 

Close-up of the first spelling alteration.

Close-up of the second spelling alteration.  Note also the word 'HE'.  The words 'LET TENANT IN' has been interpreted by the S.G.S. as 'late tenant in', however it might simply be that DAVID STIRLING had a let as a tenant.

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