Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Farquhars at Rathen Aul' Kirk

My 3 x great grandparents Alexander Farquhar and his wife Margaret nee Yule are at eternal rest with some of their children at the Old Kirkyard, Rathen, Aberdeenshire,Scotland

Erected by Alexander and Margaret Farquhar Quarryburn, New Aberdour in memory of their children Margaret and Elizabeth Jane twins b 11 April d 16th and 21st April 1859, George d 18 Feb 1868 aged 2, Alexander d 26 May 1872 aged 14, Alick W Farquhar grandson d 22 Aug 1891 aged 7,  Above Alexander Farquhar b 21 April 1820 d 28 Feb 1899, his wife Margaret Yule b 23 Oct 1822 d 15 May 1907.  Their daughter Ann b 20 march 1849 d 2 April 1908, Mary their eldest dau d 31 Oct 1932 aged 87
Two Farquhar headstones at the Auld Kirkyard

Auld Kirkyard at Rathen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Many thanks to Wayne Easton of Tyrie for taking these photos for me.


  1. Even is its 'ruin' state it still seems very lovely place.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  2. So much loss, but such a peaceful looking place and beautiful photos.