Selected Cemetery Inscriptions from Balgay Cemetery of Dundee, Scotland


Selected Surnames: BRUCE, DUNCAN, HERON, PAYNE, WARD and Allied Families

Excerpts from Balgay Cemetery, Dundee (Sources: microfilm of typed transcriptions of cemetery inscriptions (E-mail me for more details), photos taken by myself, and handwritten notes taken by myself). Contains references to: BRUCE, DUNCAN, HERON, PAYNE, WARD surnames. Contains many other surnames of persons related by marriage. (I suggest copying as text and do keyword searches for particular surnames). Also checked were entries for the following surnames: DEVLIN, GRANGER, LEADEN, O'HARE-- results negative. All bracketed additions are my own. (Non-bracketed abbreviations and punctuation, including question marks, are as on the record). IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT ANY PERSONS LISTED, PLEASE E-MAIL ME at SaturnCat@juno.com. Thanks.
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Transcriptions of Slides Taken M 1/8/96 (American date format) of Cemetery Stones at Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland [taken by myself when I was visitng Scotland from the U.S.-- contact me for full citation].
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IN/LOVING MEMORY/OF/MY DEAR HUSBAND/JAMES B. PAYNE/DIED 13TH APRIL 1943

IN/LOVING MEMORY/OF/THOMAS MILLAR/DIED 15TH MAY 1932/AND HIS WIFE/MARY MCELVANNA/DIED 17TH APRIL 1948 [Prob. 15TH could be 13TH]

IN LOVING MEMORY/OF/OUR DEAR FATHER/JAMES B. PAYNE/DIED 20TH AUG. 1932 AGED 57/AND OUR DEAR MOTHER/HELEN PAYNE/DIED 17TH MAY 1940 AGED 60/ALSO THEIR ELDEST SON/JAMES B. PAYNE/DIED 31ST AUG. 1946 AGED 37 [52: prob. 5, but 2 could be 1 or 7-- must be 7, fits with CRI-D; 30: prob. 3-- no is 60; 37: 7 could be 2 or 9, but 37 or 38 fits JB.P b. 1908]. [I AM RELATED TO THESE FOLKS.]

IN LOVING MEMORY OF/HARRY MILLAR/DIED 20TH JAN. 1932/ALSO MY DEAR HUSBAND/JOHN F. MALCOLM/DIED 3RD JAN. 1973/THEIR WIFE/JEMIMA FYFFE/1896-1987/A DEAR MOTHER/GRAN & GREATGRAN

P/IN LOVING MEMORY/OF/HAMILTON PAYNE/DIED 30TH AUGT. 1939 AGED 67/AND HIS WIFE/MARGARET DUNCAN/DIED 30TH OCTR. 1949 AGED 73/THEIR DEAR DAUGHTER/MARGARET/DIED 30TH MAY 1990 AGED 80/BELOVED WIFE OF/JOHN NORRIE CRAIG/DIED 19TH NOV. 1980 AGED 73/ERECTED BY/THEIR DAUGHTER MARGARET [I AM RELATED TO THESE FOLKS.]

ERECTED/BY/MARY L. KEILLER/IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND/GEORGE JACK MILLAR/WHO DIED 6TH JULY 1934/ALSO THEIR SON/SERGT PILOT/JAMES K. MILLAR R.A.F.V.R./FELL IN ACTION 22ND OCT. 1941/AGED 21 YEARS/THE ABOVE/MARY L. KEILLER/WHO DIED 22ND DEC. 1943 [Prob. THEIR SON, could be HER SON; R.A.F.V.R.: Prob. R's, AFV likely; not sure if period after OCT.]

IN LOVING MEMORY OF/LINDA/DIED 30TH SEPT. 1952 AGED 4/BELOVED DAUGHTER OF MARGARET NEAVE/ALSO HER DEAR COUSIN/GRAEME A. MCDONALD/DIED THE RESULT OF A CLIMBING ACCIDENT/CORRIE FEE, GLENDOLL,/29TH DEC. 1985 AGED 20/ELDEST SON OF ANGUS & MOIRA/DEAR BROTHER OF FRASER/FIANCE OF KAREN,/AND THEIR GRANDMOTHER/SARAH CLEMENTS PAYNE/DIED 22ND AUG. 1994 AGED 88/RIP [I AM RELATED TO THESE FOLKS.]

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Contents: Selected transcribed inscriptions from monuments and registers from Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland input by myself from listing on microfilm (available at LDS libraries). I have additional information on cemeteries in the Glasgow and Edinburgh areas of Scotland. E-mail me for details. Complete text for entries which contain the following surnames: BRUCE, DUNCAN, HERON, PAYNE, WARD, for Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Scotland. Also checked, with negative results, were: DEVLIN, GRANGER, LEADEN, O'HARE. All entries include additional surnames of relatives by marriage.


BALGAY CEMETERY, DUNDEE, ANGUS, SCOTLAND.

39. Elizabeth Sharp 8 Mar. 1910 aged 69, wife of George Bruce. Their dau'r Nellie Willis aged 17 1/2 & 4 sons buried in Lochee Burying Ground.
76. Alexander Clark Duncan died at White Abbey, Ireland, 11 Dec. 1879 aged 53
buried there. His wife, Anna Elise Beyer 5 Dec. 1909 aged 74. His ch'n: Victor H.W.T. Duncan died at Bergholzhausen, Prussia, 12 July 1872 aged 3: Magdalena E.E. Duncan died 11 Jan. 1887 aged 20: Alexander Theodore Duncan 22 March 1929 a. 69 buried Chilliwack Cemetery, B.C., Canada: Agnes Duncan died 19.8.1937, 73 buried Presbyterian Cemetery, Field of Mars, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: William Robert Duncan died 1 Oct. 1937 aged 75 buried Sardis [Sandis?] Cemetery, B.C., Canada. [p. 5]
93. James Bruce 15 Jan. 1930 aged 75. His wife Elizabeth Duff 14 Sep. 1936 aged 76. Their twin sons, Thomas & Peter died infants.
96. David Murray, overseer 5 Sep. 1922 a. 69. His wife, Marjory Jack Murray 22 Oct. 1932 aged 77. Their daughters: Mary Valentine 18 Oct. 1884 a. 1 1/2: Marjory Jack 31.7.1950 aged 65, widow of George Duncan.
98. 1906. William Hanna, coal merchant, 23.4.1906 aged 53. His wife Ann Jackson, d. at Mount Albert, Aukland, N.Z. 14 Oct. 1927 a. 71. Their ch'n: Sarah McDonald & Alfred John died infants. Agnes 18 Dec. 1941 aged 63 wife of Charles Duncan.
162. William McLaren 7.1,1924, 60. His wife, Violet Duncan 27.4.1935 aged 71.
236. James Davidson, sen, 1.3.1902 aged 88. His wife, Margaret Peacock 24.6.1904 aged 90. James Davidson, Jun'r 23.4.1926 aged 84. His wife, Isabella Duncan 24.7.1922 aged 74. Their daus Margaret 12.11.1874 aged 3, & Christina 28 Apr. 1895 aged 18.
275. Robert Bruce 15 Aug. 1917 aged 74. His wife, Ann Anderson 10 Sep. 1914 aged 70.
285. Mrs. Lownie, from neighbors, Bernard Street. [Complete entry.]
296. Archibald Duncan 7 Apr. 1882 aged 64. His wife, Mary Hutchinson 12 Oct. 1888 aged 79. Their grandch'n: Charles Martin 29 Apr. 1875 aged 6: Archibald 15 May 1885 aged 17: Peter & Annie died infants: Rhoda G. Loudon 20.2.1902 aged 1 1/4: their dau. Annie Duncan 18.11.1915 aged 70; Her husband William Martin 15.6.1910 aged 75.
299. [p. 11] Alexander L. Davidson 21 Feb. 1899 aged 49. His wife, Eliza Payne 30 Aug. 1901 aged 56. Their ch'n: Hamilton Payne d. at Dunkirk, France 22 July 1899 aged 26 buried there: Alexander & Annie, died infants: James Ogilvie 21.6.1937 a. 70 His wife, Jane Davidson 27.4.1949 aged 72. [I AM RELATED TO THIS FAMILY.]
326. ... Simmers... James, banker of Grangemouth 8.3.1919 a. 55...
353. John Oswald 21 July 1885 aged 33. His wife, Janet Forsyth Cameron 1.7.1922 a. 64. Their daus Jessie Watt 4.11.1909 aged 28: eldest dau. Margaret Duncan 23.3.1913 a. 33.
381. [p. 14] James McFarlane, stampcutter, 11.2.1902 aged 89. His wife, Jane Steven, 16.12.1902, 79. Their children, Isabella 18.12.1883 aged 26: Jane 26.7.1918: Annie died 3 Dec. 1920: James 11.7.1936, 85: Eleanor 12.11.1940, her husband Alexr. McDougall 25.8.1920. Peter 4.4.194 [sic]: Anne Payne 13.11.1946.
382. E. by Joseph High i.m.o. his mother, Ann Duncan 21.2.1866 aged 47. His bro., John 15.10.1881 aged 24. His mother-in-law Agnes Gardiner Stratton 6 May 1889 aged 69. His son, Duncan, d. in infancy.
387. E. by Mary i.m.o. her parents, Alexander Henderson 21 Mar. 1889, & Isabella Bruce died 5 May 1874. Their ch'n: Grace 15 Oct. 1847: Janet 26 Sep. 1852: William 31 Jan. 1863: Ann 13 Sep. 1876: Peter 23 Sep. 1885: May 8 Mar. 1892 [sic]: Isabella 17 May 1896: James 4 Apr. 1899: Margaret 7 Oct. 1900 and the above Mary the erector of this stone.
442. [p. 17] Mary Craig, wife of William Duncan, died 21 July 1903 a. 44.
529. Bisset m. Jane Souter... 1952, 80. [Partial entry.]
533. James J. Davie 1.12.1940 aged 85. His wife, Mary Bruce 17 July 1942 aged 83. Their ch'n: Thomas, killed in action 11 Oct. 1917 aged 28: Mary 2.11.1922 aged 28.
535. ... Craigton Cemetery, Glasgow. ... [Partial entry.]
553. [p. 21] John Duncan 19 Aug. 1917 aged 59. His wife, Helen Mudie died 1 Sep. 1927 aged 79.
564. Charles Ramsey d. 27 March 1935 aged 82. His wife, Charlotte Bruce 2 Nov. 1940 a. 81, Their ch'n: Isabella R. Anderson died 14 March 1914 aged 30: David 19 Oct. 1950 aged 54.
587. [p. 22] Alexander Dewar, husband of Jessie Duncan, died 3 Dec. 1944.
624. [p. 23] John McFadzen, mason 2 Jan. 1932, 84. Wife, Ann Bruce 17 March 1934 a. 89 David Rait McFadzen 25 Oct. 1876 a. 2 mths.
628. E. by Isabella Duncan i.m.o. her husband, Stewart Anderson 20 Dec. 1892 a. 43 Her mother, Christina Fyffe 4 Feb ... [sic]
699. ... Hawkhead Cemetery, Glasgow. [partial entry] [p. 26]
704. ... d. at Dum-Dum, India... [partial entry] [p. 29]
760. 1875. James S. Young 22 May 1906. Wife, Jane Duncan 26.9.1922, 80. His mother, Jannet [sic] GOW 13 Jan 1875, 76. Their dau. Jessie 11 July 1872, 6 mths. Nephew, James Duncan 8 Mar. 1890, 3. Granddau. Jennie DAVIDSON 28 July 1907, 5 1/2. Alexander B. Young, engineer, 4 June 1932, 64.
775. James Pitcairn 30 Oct. 1874 a. 52. Wife, Ann COUPAR 19 June 1896 a. 65. Ch'n: Thomas 3 Mar. 1872 a. 1 1/2: Maggie DUNCAN-CRAMOND or THOMSON, 6 Apr. 1878 a. 23, dau. of said Ann COUPAR: Alexander CRAMOND 17 Nov. 1879 a. 19: James COUPAR-CRAMOND, 12 Nov. 1925 a. 67, his wife Maggie MOSSMAN CAMERON, 19 Sep. 1920, 50. [p. 30]
783. Robert FORD, warper, 6 Sep. 1882 a. 61. Wife, Janet BRUCE 28 June 1896 a. 76. Ch'n: Lindsay 29 Jan. 1872 a. 22: Peter 26 May 1875 a. 16: Margaret 20 Apr. 1880 a. 23: James d. in infancy, buried in Bankfoot Churchyard.
784. Charles SMITH 28 May 1903 a. 58. Wife, Elizabeth STEWART 2 Feb. 1929 a. 83. Ch'n: Jeannie 14 Jan. 1879 a. 11: Johann 24 Aug. 1950 a. 82: Nan GRANT- STIRTON, wife of W. BRUCE-SMITH, 2 June 1932 a. 57.
806. John CHALMERS 28 Sep. 1922 a. 74. Wife, Annie LIVINGSTONE 24 Mar. 1927 a. 78: His parents: William CHALMERS 19 Dec. 1886 a. 70, & Mary DUNCAN 7 Dec. 1871 a. 54. His children: Lizzie 23 Dec. 1878 a. 5 mths: George Livingstone drowned at sea 28 Oct. 1896 a. 21: David Moodie killed in action at sea 20 March 1918 a. 26.
831. William HERON d. Dec. 1883 a. 53. Wife Mary STEVEN d. 17 Dec. 1915 a. 77. Ch'n: Robert 21 Sep. 1880 a. 12: Ellen & Mary d. in infancy: William 8 June 1912, 37. James, husband of Margaret PHILIP, d. 27 June 1934 a. 56: Jane Steven died 27 June 1947: Elizabeth d. at Wellbank, Angus 26 Nov. 1942 wife of Thomas FINDLAY. I.M.O. James S. HERON, from neighbours. [p.32]
866. Our son, Mitchell DUNCAN, 4 July 1933, 29. His aunt Jane D. Scott d. 3 Jan. 1948.
868b. 1876 John BRUCE 8 Nov. 1871 a. 51. Wife, Betsy RITCHIE 30 Aug. 1907 a. 87: Alexander 18 Feb. 1855 a. 2 mths: John 30 Oct. 1872 a. 20: Elizabeth, 21 Aug. 1877 a. 28 wife of William GIBSON, & her dau. Bessie a. 1/4 [sic S.C.'s orig. notes: 3/12]: Agnes died at Hamilton, Canada, on 25 Feb. 1905 a. 45. 896. E. by John BRUCE & Mary Hamilton (born 6 Feb. 1849, married 6 Feb. 1868, died 6 Feb. 1888) i.m.o. their ch'n: Hamilton 24 Nov. 1878 a. 2 3/4: Mary 14 May 1880 a. 6 1/4: Alex d. at Jamaica Long Island U.S.A. 10 April 1924 a. 46. George J. BRUCE d. 30 May 1942 a. 5[?]8 husband of Helen TRAILL.
900. 1936... Belmont Works, ... [partial entry]
907. Cathie DUNCAN, 8 April 1925 a. 4.
920. James McDougall, late organ scholar, Royal College of Music 16 Dec. 1883- 10 Mar. 1900. Parents: James McDougall 24 Jan. 1921 a. 82, & Jessie Bruce 31 May 1924 a. 77.
935. OGILVIE 1915 [partial entry]
953. E. by Robert ALLAN, engineer, J.P., & magistrate, who was born 6 May 1844- died 18 July 1925. His wife, Ann Carrie DUNCAN 7 June 1845- 4 July 1924. His children: Robert born 26 April 1872- died 14 May 1872: Annie 3 May 1880- 1 Feb. 1888. His parents: Janet GOW 4 May 1813- 7 July 1887, & Robert ALLAN, 4 Apr. 1816- 4 Sept. 1898. His son, David ALLAN, J.P., engineer, Education Authority member, 1 June 1869- 1 Dec. 1946, & his wife Robina GIBB- PELLOW 26 Oct. 1870- 10 Apr. 1940: Janet, dau. of Robert ALLAN 27 Jan. 1876- 25 June 1949.
980. OGILVIE 1950 [partial entry]
981. OGILVIE 1943 [partial entry]
987. OGILVIE [n.d. m. w/ Hoggs]
994. Alexander DUNCAN d. 3 June 1931 a. 65. Wife, Helen WALKER d. 23 Apr. 1947 a. 83. E. by family.
1008. OGILVIE 1852 [partial entry]
1014. My parents: Robert POWRIE, Perth Road, Dundee 20 Jan. 1878 a. 71; & Jean MEALMAKER 9 Sep. 1857 a. 56 buried in the Howff, Dundee. My sister: Jessie POWRIE d. an infant, buried there. My stepmother, Janet BRUCE d. July 1880. Erected by Robert POWRIE, London.
1018. Alexander STIRLING 26 Nov. 1922 a. 68. Wife, Margaret HERON 20 Jan. 1930 a. 73. Ch'n- Alexander 9 Sep. 1896 a. 5: Mary Bulters 29 Apr. 1952 a. 63.
1044. Ann SCOTT 25 Dec. 1821- 6 Sep. 1897. Her husband John CAMPBELL 4 May 1815- 28 July 1898, Granddau. Nettie DUNCAN 17 Oct. 1891- 28 June 1896. 2nd son Charles Campbell 19 Sep. 1929, 75. Her 2nd husband, William MARSHALL 1 May 1903 aged 58.

[Page [43] consists of a map of the cemetery, with the sequences of transcribed entries on appropriate rows.]

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