Ross & Cromarty Roots
     
Advanced Search | Quick Search »
 

Picture Number629
Courtesy OfRoddie Macpherson
Year2008
GraveyardBadenscallie Burial Ground
Add to my Album 

Norman McRae.


Sacred/to the memory/of/NORMAN McRAE/late [minister?]/of the Free Church of Scotland/in the Parish of Lochbroom/who departed this life on the 20th day/of March 1853 in the 30 year of his age



Much honoured and esteemed for his high Christian principle and singular honesty of character for the wisdom and prudence faithfulness and zeal. Humility and selflessness with which he discharged the arduous and sacred duties of his office.



Picture Added on 13 January 2008.


Comments

My GGG-grandfather, what a find! I had thus far been unable to trace his date of death or burial place. He was a catechist of the Free Church of Scotland and going by the date lived to be 70. I will have the make the trip to see the stone and provide a full transcription, but it's great to find this and to see that it's in such good shape. Thanks again to your contributors and their hard work.
Added by Robert MacRae on 02 September 2013.
No doubt he would have known my forebear John Macleod who was also a catechist and a teacher in Coigach. He died in 1855 and is buried at Badenscallie but no trace of a stone.
Added by Roddie on 03 September 2013.
I have a copy of the Memorial Inscriptions for Badenscallie from Ullapool Museum. The remainder of this inscription reads: 'Much honoured and esteemed for his high Christian principle and singular honesty of character for the wisdom and prudence faithfulness and zeal. Humility and selflessness with which he discharged the arduous and sacred duties of his office'.
It also confirms he died 'in the 70 year of his age'.

Added by Sheila Davis on 18 April 2017.
Thank you Sheila, that is very much appreciated. I have not to make a personal visit to the site.
Added by Robert MacRae on 22 April 2017.



Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments

Your Name

Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.
 

Page cached: 17/08/2017 18:22:27Administrator Login | Parishes | Burial Grounds | My Album | Full List