Keir Old Graveyard
Located in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland.
The following people are possibly related to the Hairston family in America.
Kirkpatrick Macmillian, the inventor of the pedal driven bicycle is buried here.
|Keir Old Graveyard||Born-Died|
"Here lyes the corps of Agnes HAIRSTAINES, relict of the deceast John COPLAND, late Provest of Dumfries, who departed this life the 24th day of March 1714"
|Copland, Agnes Hairstanes||1623-1714|
|Dalrymple, Agnes Copland||1663-1729|
"Here lyeth the corps of Nicolas HERSTAINES spouse to Charles MAXWELL in Nether Keir, who depated this life 6th March the year of God 1690 aged 52 Here lyeth the corps of Margaret FRISEL, spouse ot John MAXWELL in Nether Keir, who departed this life June 17th 1708, her age 40"
|Maxwell, Nicolas Herstaines||1638-1690|
"Heir lyes the corps of Mary GRIER spouse to James HAIRSTONES who died 16th Dec 1682 aged 75 years Also Cuthbert HAIRSTONES in Penmurty died June 1720 aged 80 years Also Janet WAITE his spouse who died 31st Oct 1720 aged 50 years Also John HAIRSTON son of John HAIRSTONE in Penmurty died October 1717 aged 28 years."
|Hairstones, Mary Grier||1607-1682|
|Hairstones, Janet Waite||1670-1720|
"Heir lyes James HERSTAINES, who departed the last of January the year of God 1662, and his age 45"
On the side of the stone: "This stone and buirell place belongs to Robert Hairstons in .......: Cleugh 1751"
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