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Courtesy OfTina Glen-Riddell
GraveyardLochalsh, Kirkton.
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Alexander & Janet (Mackinnon) Downie

Sacred to the memory of/the Revd ALEXANDER DOWNIE, D.D./for 30 years minister of Lochalsh/died 30, May 1811/and his wife/JANET/eldest daughter of Mr MACKINNON/of Corryhatchen, Skye/died 18, June 1945.

Erected by their grandson/KENNETH MACKENZIE DOWNIE, M.D./Surgeon Lieutenant Colonel Ind. Medl. Service. 

[see No. 102 on Plan, Link below].

[see Image No. 152].




Picture Added on 05 November 2009.


Alexander Downie was the son of John Downie, Minister of Lochalsh, Stornoway and Urray (image 152). The information on this stone, erected by his grandson probably long after the deaths of his grandparents, is in accurate. Alexander died on 31 May 1820 and Janet on 9 June 1846 [sources Fasti Ecclesiasia Scotticanae and Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Volume VII April-September 1820].

The grandson Kenneth Mackenzie Downie was the son of Rev. Charles Downie, Minister of Contin (stone 805), second son of Alexander Downie and Janet McKinnon. Their third son, Sir Alexander Mackenzie Downie, was Physician to the Landgravine of Hesse Hombourg and was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1840.

Added by Ian Downie on 02 September 2011.

For more information on this subject see the following website.
Plan of Kirkton, Lochalsh

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