Scottish Genealogy

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Alexander Cowie at Fordyce

Today's grave is situated in the beautiful grounds of the old churchyard at Fordyce, Banffshire.  Fordyce village is a lovely place to visit and the remains of the kirk are certainly worth looking in at if you are ever in the area.  There is some great information on the history of the Kirk and the village at the Fordyce Community website.

The gravestone was erected by James Cowie, weaver, for his father Alexander Cowie who died 27th June 1779 aged 64 years.  It is a beautifully simple headstone and really caught my eye.

Alexander's residence is given as 'Murerock' which must be 'Muirake' in the south of Fordyce parish - there is a site record about the house there on the RCAHMS website.


  1. What an attractive spot that graveyard looks! I wonder if they are still accepting new tenants - it looks like a nice sunny spot to end up in...

  2. It was a lovely bright, crisp day when I took the pictures, but the village is beautiful all year round (in my opinion anyway!)