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Courtesy OfRoddie Macpherson
GraveyardCromarty Gaelic Old
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Harry Ann & Foster Hindmarsh Davidson.

Erected by/ALEXr FORBES mason/Cromarty/and his daughter/MARGt FORBES HYNDMARSH/also in memory of her daughter/HARRY ANN DAVIDSON/died 1st Feb. 1925, aged 80/also in memory of her son/FOSTER HINDMARSH DAVIDSON/died 1928, aged 66/he rests in Brisbane, Australia.

Picture Added on 20 March 2008.


Can anyone tell me what the text means and when this stone was erected ?
Alex Forbes died in 1858 and his daughter Margaret Hyndmarsh in 1894, Harry Ann died in 1925.
Foster Hindmarsh Davidson was my wife's grandfather.

Added by Allen Linning on 14 March 2009.
Speculation on my part, Allen, that the stone would have been erected by Alexander Forbes while he was alive. But why is his death not included? The 'her' should refer to Margaret in both cases.
Added by Roddie on 14 March 2009.
Thanks Roddie for your thoughts. It seems strange his death is not shown but his descendants deaths are. Perhaps someone has the answer.
Added by Allen Linning on 17 March 2009.
I think Foster was Harry Ann's son rather than Margaret's.
Margaret Forbes' husband was Barnabas Hindmarsh (married 1832). Harry (Harriet) Ann Hindmarsh married Roderick Davidson in 1860.

Added by Fiona on 29 July 2018.
Hello Fiona, you're correct about Foster. He was Harry Ann's son. The text on the stone is confusing and even more so as he was known in Australia as Foster John Hindmarsh Davidson. So why isn't the name John included? His mother was named Harry after her uncle Harry Forbes but she used the female form Harriet. We still wonder who erected the stone so any thoughts on that are appreciated.
Added by Allen Linning on 01 August 2018.

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