Kilfinichen Burial Ground
Location : 495.284
Situated beside the road at the southern end of Gleann Seilisdeir (near telephone box) (B8035).
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Graveslabs within Kilfinichen Cemetery
These are the only ones on which there are still legible inscriptions. There are many stones which have never had any inscriptions, there are many graves with no stones.
Transcriptions of the memorial inscriptions have been kindy supplied by Christine Leach (Pennyghael in the Past ) who cannot take responsibility for any transcription mistakes. She would like to hear of any apparent discrepancies so that they can re-checked. Christine has photographs of each of the memorials.
In / loving memory of / JANET EASTON / Airds of Kinloch / who died 3rd Aug. 1989 / Aged 63 years / Devoted mother of / James, Robert, Kenneth, / Linda and Catherine / and beloved wife of / NEIL MacGILLIVRAY / who died 30th March 2009 / aged 94 years / devoted father / and loving husband
In / loving memory of / CHRISTINA/ (Chirsty Burg) / who died 14th Oct. 1989 / aged 91 years / loving daughter of / MALCOLM MacGILLIVRAY / 1853-1934 / and / ISABELLA M. S. MacDONALD 1858-1939 / also brothers / NEIL 1884-1950 / DUNCAN 1894-1971
In loving memory of / ROBIN SANDLAND BLOCKEY / dearest husband, father / & grandfather / Died at Tiroran / 11th December 1995 / aged 62
JOHN EATON / Dec 29 1900 / Nov 8 1978
In / loving memory of / ARCHIBALD MORRISON Died 3rd October 1955, / beloved husband of / Christina Lamont / Pennycross, Died 6th May 1980 / and their infant daughter / MARGARET / Died 26th April 1942
In loving memory / of / IAN CAISLEY WEIR / Died at Lochgilphead / 28th Nov. 1994 / in his 81st year / beloved son of / the late / SANDY & SARAH WEIR / Tiroran
In / Loving Memory / of / GEORGE FAIRWEATHER / beloved husband of / CATHERINE MACPHERSON /who died / at Kilfinichen 4th July 1939 / aged 36 years.
To the memory of / ROBERT S. MUNRO / Died at Ulva May 1931 / and his beloved wife / CHRISTENA McLEAN / died April 1914. Erected / by their family
In / Loving Memory of / JOHN MACCALLUM / who died at Torrans, / 13th November 1961, aged 81./ Beloved husband of / MARGARET MACLEAN / Died 24th July 1973, aged 91 / Their son DONALD / Died 25th June 1994, aged 73. Erected by their family.
McC / In memory of / FLORA McGILVRAY / who died at Kinloch / 14th June 1945 / aged 22 years / beloved wife of / HAROLD HATTON / also / JACK FYFE / Died 7th May 1984 / dear husband of / EFFIE McGILVRAY Erected by her parents / and husband
In / Loving Memory of / JOHN AULDJO LAMONT / Died 23rd Jan.1939 / also his wife ANN McDONALD / Died 13th March 1936 / and their sons ARCHIBALD / Died 14th Dec 1916 / DUNCAN / Died 18th Sep 1973
Erected by / Alexander Cowan / in memory of his wife / ANN McLAINE / who died / at Ballygown Torloisk / on 31st March 1921
In / Memory of / DUNCAN MACLEAN / Died at Carsaig Mull / 29 April 1945 aged 67 / his wife CHRISTINA MACFADYEN / Died at Lochdonhead Mull / 20 March 1950 aged 75
In / Loving Memory / of / JOHN MACGILLIVRAY Died 30th July 1964 / aged 39 years / beloved husband of / MORAG MACFARLANE / died 31st May 1997 / aged 68 years / Postmistress Tiroran / P.O. 34 years / Dearly Missed
In / Memory of / our dear parent / HELEN COWAN / Died at Assapol / 2nd Aug 1938 aged 62 / ANGUS CAMPBELL / Died at Aros, Tobermory / 22nd Dec 1949 / our Aunt MARY / died at Bunessan / 5th Feb 1951 aged 87 / also our sister KATE / died in Victoria Infirmary / Glasgow / 11th Aug 1954 aged 56 / interred at East Kilbride / also our sister MORAG / died at Glasgow 30th May 1964 / aged 63
In / Loving Memory of / FLORA MACFADYEN / who died 15th Jany 1975 / beloved wife of / ARCHD MACFADYEN / Gribun. / Who died 8th May 1995.
Erected by the family / In loving memory of / Their Mother / ANN McLEAN / who died at Kinloch / 8th August 1912 aged 67 years / also their father / WILLIAM McDONALD / who died at Kinloch / 25th May 1915, aged 64 years
In / Memory of / ALEXR MACGILLIVRAY / who died / At Kinloch, April 1905 / and his wife HELEN MACLEAN / who died / At Kilfinichen, March 1933 / Their son DONALD / died 12th Oct.1962 / beloved husband of / CATHERINE CAMERON / who died / At Assapol, Bunessan / 28th Sept.1977
In / Loving Memory / of / ALEXANDER MACLACHLAN / who died 23rd April 1912 / also his wife / MARION MACINTYRE / who died 4th April 1884 Cus am bris an la
In Memory of / our dear parents / DUNCAN MACDONALD / Pennyghael / died 29th January 1947 / FLORA MACLAINE died 7th May 1959 / their son NEIL / died 12th August 1965
In loving memory of / MARY BLACKLOCK / Died at Lettermore / 13th October 1950 / Beloved wife of Duncan MacGillivray / Their sons / MURDOCH / Died 16th October 1912 / ALEXANDER / Died in South America / February 1945 / DONALD / Died 15th November 1966 / The above / DUNCAN MACGILLIVRAY / Died 24th November 1968
Here lyes the corps / of MURDOCH MCLAINE / who dyed 1738 aged / ?6 years / MA[J]ORIE CAMPBELL his spous
Erected by / His wife and family / In loving memory / of / ANGUS ROBSON / died 11th Feby,1938 / his wife CATHERINE MACLEAN / died 26th Oct. 1973 / their daughter / SARAH / died 7th Dec.1993
In loving memory of / SARAH ROBSON / Died 7th Dec 1993 / Aged 63 years
In memory of / ANGUS McLEAN / Tavool / Died September 1852 / His wife JANE McLEAN / Died 19th Jany 1901/ Aged 89 years / Also their two daughters / CATHERINE and KATE / who predeceased them. Erected by their daughter / Ann Robson, Gribun.
A post- reformation free-standing reredos wall with flanking and appical ball-finials is described by RCAHMS Argyll Vol 3. No 296. It displays an illegible inscription and a shield bearing for McLean. It is possible that this is the burial place of early MacLeans of Pennycross.
Erected by / their son N. McG. / In Loving Memory of /ARCHIBALD McGILVRAY / Died at Kinloch / 27th June 1868 aged 77 / His wife / CHRISTINA McFADYEN / Died at Kinloch / 22nd March 1871 aged [?66,68,86,88] / HUGH McGILLIVRAY/ Died at Georgetown / 10th May 1925 aged 78 yrs . Their daughter / CATHERINE wife of / Lachlan MacLean / died at Kinloch / 15th July 1880 aged 37
In loving memory / of / ANN MACFADYEN / died 10th Jan. 1946 / aged 82 years
Erected by / Donald McFadyen / Balevulin / In loving memory of his son / MALCOLM / Died July 1884, aged 31 years / also his daughter / MAGGIE / Died Jany1893 Aged 20 years / also his brother-in-law JOHN McLACLAN / Died 1844, aged 19 years / Also his mother-in-law / CATHERINE CAMPBELL / Died 1875 aged 80 years / The above / DONALD McFADYEN / who died October 3rd 1889 / aged 81 years / Also his wife / MARY McFADYEN / Died Aug [?19] 1934 aged 70 years Not lost but gone before 1896 W. Martin Glasgow
Erected / by / William McDonald / in memory of his sister / MARY who died 23rd Sept / 1863 Aged 17 years and / his brother / DONALD died 22nd July / 1870 / Aged 25 years also his / brother / JOHN G. McDONALD / Died 17th March 1884 aged / 30 years / Also his grandfather / ARCHD McDONALD / Died April 1857 Aged 84 / years
In / Loving Memory of / our father / JOHN McDONALD / Died 2nd May 1942 / Our mother / ANN McLEAN Died 8th Sept.1906 / Our sister JOANNE / Died 10th April 1924 / Our stepmother / PENELOPE McINTYRE / Died 6th May 1939
1837 / In Memory / of / ALLAN McDONALD late / Tenant in Gribun / who died the 7 decem / ber 1808 aged 63 years / Erected by his son / LACHLAN McDONALD / Boat Builder / Gribun
1884 / Erected by / Angus McNeill / New Zealand / In memory of his father / NEIL McNEILL Tapul / who died 1846 aged 64 years / FLORA McNEILL / his sister dies 1857 aged / 27 years / also EUPHEMIA McGILLIVRAY / His mother died 1875 aged / 80 years
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Erected / by / their daughter Isabella, / In loving memory of / my dear father / HECTOR McDONALD, died July 1893 / my dear mother / CATHERINE PATERSON, died May 1895 / and my dear brother / MURDOCH, / Died Sept 1882 Aig fois
Cus / am bris / an la / In / Ever loving memory of / our dear father / JAMES ROBERTSON / Died 7th June 1924 aged 52 / our dear mother /
ANN ROBERTSON / died 7th Feb 1945 aged 71 / and our dear sisters / MARY / wife of John McLean / Died at Awe Bridge Taynuilt / 1st May 1948 aged 41 / Also MARY Died in infancy 1897 Erected by their family
McLean / In loving memory of / MARGARET McLEAN / died 9th Dec. 1907 / aged 77 years
Erected / by / John Cameron, Knock, / In loving memory / of his infant daughters / JANET SINCLAIR CAMERON Born at Ardvergnish, 8th Septr. 1891 / died 16th Septr 1891 / and DONELLA CHRISTINA CAMERON / born at Ardvergnish, 25th Feby 1896 / died at Ardvergnish 26th May 1896
Erected / by / Donald Cowan / in loving memory of / his wife / ANNIE LAMONT / died 1st Oct. 1887 aged 35 years / and his father DONALD COWAN / died July 1858 aged 36 years
In memory of / NEIL mcNEILL shepherd / who died at Auchnacroish / 8th May 1875 aged 53 years / erected by his brother / ………. from New Zealand 1883.
In memory of / COLL MACDONALD / late of Kinloch / died 2nd Jan 1909 aged 73 / his wife JESSIE McLEAN / died August 1869 aged 35 / and their son / NEIL, died in infancy. Erected by / their daughter Margaret
Duncan / Lamont / died 1892
Erected by / Allan MacDonald / in memory of / his beloved wife / CATHERINE DOW / born at Rannoch / died at Dubh Eartach / Lighthouse station / Novr 6th1881 / aged 35
[Recorded in RCAHMS] Here lyeth the corps / of ANGUS McDONALD tac / ks man of Ardvergnish / who dyed 17 May 1741 / aged 60 years . KHATR / INA McKINNON his spouse / here . lyeth . ALEXANDER / McDONALD their son who / dyed 1734 aged 14 years
[Recorded in RCAHMS] Here lyeth the cor / ps of DONALD McDONALD / son to Angus McDonald / who dyed 4 June 1741 / aged [?…2] years
1788 / Here lys the corps / of DUGALD McEACHERN / who departed this life / AD 1779 / This stone is erect / ed by Angus McEac / hern his son in
In / memory of / WILLIAM / SORLIN / died / 4th March 1961 / aged 84
JNo McFEELATIN TAPL [John McPhee late in Tapul] died / ?1780 ……. DONALD….
In memory of / JOHN McEACHRN late / tenant in Killmore / who departed this / life on the 9 Januar / 1798 aged 52 years / this stone is laid / here by John his son / merchant in Oban
In loving memory / of / FRANCIS BARNARD / SEMPLE / of Gribun / died 19th November 2001 / Aged 77 years
In memory of / ALLAN MACGILVRAY / (Allan Arthur) / of Aird, Kinloch / Born 11-2-1916 - died 19-9-2006 / a dear Dad & Seanair / beloved husband of / Jean Watson Gus am bris an latha My Gran / 1916 - 2011 / Loving you / Always