Wasbister Kirkyard



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1 In loving memory of James Clouston beloved husband of Annabella Craigie, born at Tou, Rousay, 21 Mar 1866, died at Tou, 16 Apr 1945.  Also the above Annabella Craigie, died at Tou, 18 Feb 1963 aged 90 years
2 Erected by Elizabeth Pearson in loving memory of her brother-in-law Alexander Logie Pearson of Vacquoy, (See) born 29 Jul 1884, died 13 Mar 1949
3 In loving memory of James Ian Marwick (See) who died at Cogar 10 Mar 1981 aged 33 years.  "Sadly missed"
4 In loving memory of James G Marwick who died at Westness, 8 Oct 1969 aged 69 years, beloved husband of Sally Craigie
5 In loving memory of James Craigie Marwick who died at Innister 25 Jun 1972 aged 57, beloved husband of Isabella Lyon
6 In loving memory of George Sinclair who died at Skatequoy, Rousay, 10 Jun 1948.  Also Hugh Sinclair who died at Balfour Hospital 26 Nov 1968 aged 62
7 In loving memory of Robert Sinclair who died at Skatequoy, Rousay, 21 Jun 1945 aged 81 years and also his wife Margaret Jessie Flaws who died at Skatequoy, 2 Dec 1954 aged 82 years
8 In loving memory of Ann E L Leonard who died 22 Aug 1969 aged 84, beloved wife of Robert C Sinclair
9 Erected to the memory of Mary Ann Inkster, (See) only daughter of William Inkster and Mary Gibson, born at Cogar, Rousay 7 Jun 1876, died at Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall, 9 Sep 1947, and of her brother Robert Alexander Inkster born 26 Jun 1879, died at Cogar 27 Mar 1950.  "Until we meet"
10 Erected in loving memory of our dear son James R Sinclair (See) who died at Skatequoy 1 Jan 1939 aged 17 years.  "God is love"
11 In memory of James Inkster Leonard who died 16 May 1904 aged 49 years and his wife Anne Marwick who died 11 May 1928 aged 72 years, also their son James who died 27 May 1904 aged 27 years
12 In memory of Isabella Gibson wife of Hugh Sinclair who died 3 Sep 1903 aged 78 years and the above Hugh Sinclair who died 17 Jul 1909 aged 88 years
13 Erected in memory of Betsy Clouston (See) who died at Moan 30 Jun 1931 aged 93 years, widow of William Borwick
14 In memory of AA Robertson died 13 Sep 1904
15 In loving memory of William Inkster, Farmer, of Cogar, who died 7 Dec 1906 aged 75 years.  His wife Mary Gibson died 20 Apr 1927.  Their son Hugh died 11 Aug 1927 aged 63. (See entry no. 19)
15a (Vault but no tombstone)
15b In memory of David Marwick who died 15 Jan 1908 aged 77 years and his wife Betsy Clouston who died 26 May 1922 aged 98 years
16 Erected to the memory of James Craigie beloved husband of Isabella Kirkness who died at No 3 Frotoft 3 Jun 1905 aged 81 years, also the above Isabella Kirkness who died at Trumland Farm 18th Jan 1915 aged 69 years
17 In loving memory of Magnus Kirkness who died 1 Jun 1905 aged 64 years.  Isabella Gibson his wife who died 20 Jul 1911 aged 60. "Till we meet"
18 Erected in memory of James Gibson Flaws (See) retired seaman died at Lower Hammerfield 3 Jul 1904 aged 77 years.  Also his sister Margaret Flaws died 3 Apr 1928 aged 82 years
19 (Small granite block inscribed) Hugh (See entry no. 15.)
20 In memory of Magnus Clouston who died 20th Mar 1913 aged 87 years and his wife Jane Craigie who died 19 Nov 1910 aged 82 years
21 Erected by the Leonard family in beloved memory of their father John Leonard who died 12th Mar 1912 aged 31 years, their mother Annie Gibson who died 2 Jan 1926 aged 43 years, also their brother James Marwick Leonard who died 6th Oc. 1908 aged 4 months
22 Sacred to the memory of Robert Pearson (See) who died at Castlehill, Wasbister, 26th Oct 1913 aged 40 years
23 In loving memory of our dear mother Margaret Mowat (See) who died at Garret 5 May 1920 aged 94 years.  "Peaceful be thy rest dear mother:  Tis sweet to breathe thy name: In life we loved you very dear: In death we do the same"
24 (Stone fallen face downwards.)
25 In loving memory of my dear mother Ann Elizabeth Craigie who died at Veira Lodge 30 Apr 1958 aged 79 years
26 In loving memory of Hugh Craigie, Turbitail who died 9 Jul 1906 aged 79 years and Ann Gibson his wife who died 3 Apr 1907 aged 77 years, also their great grandchild John Inkster Craigie son of James and Maggie Craigie who died in infancy


In loving memory of our brother James Craigie, (See) teacher, who died at South Public School, Shapinsay, 19 Dec 1911. "Till we meet"
28 In memory of James Cooper died at Cyprus Villa.  ( Rest of text lost) "Till we meet"
29 Erected by Matilda Saunders in memory of her husband John Gibson who died at Langstane, 2 Feb 1920 aged 86 years.  Also the above Matilda Saunders who died 11 Apr 1925 aged 76 years
30 In loving memory of Paterson Craigie who died at Veira Lodge, Rousay 13 Aug 1916 aged 84 years, also his wife Mary Craigie who died 1 Mar 1915 aged 77 years.  "Asleep in Jesus"
31 In loving memory of my dear mother Janet Marwick or Craigie who died at Turbitail 19 Jul 1917, also my dear father James Shearer Craigie who died at Corse 13 Jun 1906 aged 50.  Erected by their son
32 Erected in loving memory of Betsy Inkster who died 23 Apr 1917 aged 72 years, also her husband John Inkster who died 15 Jul 1924 aged 83 years
33 In loving memory of John Sinclair who died 13 Jul 1922 aged 63 years his wife Barbara Gibson who died 1 Jan 1912 aged 47 years. Also their only daughter Maggie Jessie who died 25 Feb 1899 aged 11 years
34 In loving memory of James Flaws beloved husband of Mary Marwick who died at Hammerfield, Rousay, 5 Jul 1935 aged 67 years.  Also their son David who fell in action in France 11 Apr 1917 aged 26 years.  The above Mary Marwick who died 2 Feb 1952 aged 80 years.  "Until the day dawn and the shadows flee away"
35 "God hath appointed a day. " Erected by Thomas Marwick in memory of his beloved wife Emily Seatter Craigie who died 19 Apr 1930 aged 39 years
36 In loving memory of James Craigie, Falquoy, beloved husband of Janet Sinclair who died 1 Dec 1929 aged 79 years.  Also the above Janet Sinclair who died 23 Feb 1939 aged 87 years.  "At rest"
37 Sacred to the memory of John Craigie beloved husband of Anne Seatter Russell who died at Furse 23 Feb 1948 aged 73 years, also their sons James William Craigie died in infancy 4 Dec 1910, John Russell Craigie died 1 Dec 1925 aged 23 years
38 In loving memory of James Low (See) beloved husband of Mary Craigie who died at Westness Cottage 9 Dec 1917 aged 69 years, also the above Mary Craigie who died 31 Jan 1930 aged 81 years
39 Erected by Charles Wm Louttit to the memory of Mary Kirkness (See) his dear wife and beloved daughter of Mrs Marwick, Grain, who departed this life at Old School House, Westness 29 Jun 1915 aged 33 years.  "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep: from which none ever wake to weep"
40 In loving memory of a dear mother Betsy Flett who died at Quoyostray on 24 Aug 1909, aged 80 years, widow of Wm McKay, Stromness
41 Erected in loving memory of Hugh Craigie, Deithe, who died 11 Nov 1933 aged 67 years, also his wife Margaret Inkster who died 19 Nov 1947 aged 81 years, also their youngest son Hugh who died 25 Nov 1961 aged 60 years.  "Until we meet"
42 In loving memory of John Gibson Marwick who died 1 Mar 1933 aged 47 years and his wife Anna Logie Craigie who died 13 Jan 1949 aged 65 years
43 In loving memory of our dear mother Margaret Gibson widow of William Louttit who died at Kirkhall, Rousay, on 17 May 1931 aged 79 years.  Also of our brother Willie who died on 27 Aug 1896 aged 13 years 10 months.  "Oh for the sound of a voice that is still"
44 Erected in memory of Mary Gibson wife of John Mainland who died 13 Jul 1925 aged 89 years
45 In memory of Jessie Marwick beloved wife of David Gibson, Langskaill, died 6 May 1919 aged 46 years.  The above David Gibson JP died at Avelshay, Rousay, 15 Mar 1931 aged 62 years
46 In loving memory of David Gibson of Hullion, died 12 Feb 1920 aged 75 years, also his wife Ann Sinclair died 21 Mar 1919 aged 70 years. "Until He come"
47 In loving memory of Peter Yorston who died 15 Oct 1913 aged 65 years.  Also his wife Mary Kirkness who died 9 Jun 1925 aged 79 years, also their children Peter aged 8 years: Jemima Mary aged 5 years.  Erected by their family
48 In loving memory of Hugh Inkster of Brittany drowned in Westray Firth on 14 May 1879 aged 29 years.  And his wife Eliza Robson Kirkness died at Quoyostray on 20 May 1927 aged 76 years.  Erected by their son David James Inkster, Glasgow
49 Erected in loving memory of James Alexander who died at No 2 Frotoft 12 Feb 1940 aged 87 years.  Also his beloved wife Sarah Ann Marwick who died 17 May 1949 aged 87 years.  "At rest"
50 In affectionate memory of a faithful and loving wife and mother, Maggie Jessie Flaws dearly beloved wife of James CB Craigie and only daughter of James and Mary Flaws, Hammerfield, Rousay, who died at Ravenswood, Quoyloo, 24 Mar 1938 aged 34 years.  "Sometime we'll understand."  The above James Craigie who died 18 Mar 1977 and their son Francis who died 14 Jul 1991
51 Erected by James K Yorston in memory of his beloved wife Isabella Craigie who died 18 Jul 1937 aged 57 years.  Also the above James K Yorston who died on 4 Feb 1956 aged 75 years.  "Abide with me"
52 Erected in memory of Robert Gibson, Langskaill, who died 9 Feb 1877 aged 77 years, also his wife Robina Irvine who died 27 Mar 1875 aged 69 years
53 Erected to the memory of David Inkster lawful husband of Janet Gibson.  He departed this life 16 Jan 1864 aged 36 years
54 Erected in loving memory of John Mowat who died 22 Jan 1868 aged 54 years.  Also his son John who died 22 Dec 1891 aged 26 years.  Also Mary CLR  Mowat who died at Garret 11 Apr 1937 aged 70 years
55 Erected to the memory of Robert Pearson (See) who departed this life 29 Jan 1891 aged 45 years.  His wife Henrietta Traill Harcus who departed this life 21 Apr 1934 aged 89 years
56 Erected by Mary Ann Louttit to the memory of her beloved husband Thomas Louttit who departed this life 20 Jul 1865 aged 72 years
57 Erected in memory of Gilbert Craigie who died 4 Jun 1882 aged 62 years.  And his wife Jane Gibson who died 24 Feb 1892 aged 74 years
58 In loving memory of a dear husband and father, Frederick B. Kirkness, Quoyostray, who died 9 Feb 1896 aged 43 years.  Also his wife Betsy Mackay who died 17 Mar 1935 aged 82 years
59 (Local stone slab) Here lies the remains of Sally Costie, spouse of John Leonard who died 10 Apr 1856 aged 19 years
60 (Flat stone - no inscription)
61 Erected by Mary Hercus in memory of her beloved husband James Gibson (See) who died 26 Aug 1866 aged 64 years
62 In memory of Robina Gibson (See) who died 3 Dec 1863 aged 20 years.  Much regretted and esteemed by all
63 (Flat vault, no headstone)
64 (Flat vault, no headstone)
65 Erected to the memory of James Kirkness who died 3 Feb 1885 aged 64 years.  And his wife Grace Craigie who died 27 May 1884 aged 63 years
66 In loving memory of Mary Kirkness (See) who died 12 Aug 1894 aged 19 years.  Also Frederick Kirkness who died 24 Dec 1898 aged 21 years, dearly beloved children of Frederick and Betsy Kirkness, Quoyostray.  Also John Kirkness, farmer, who died 3 Nov 1885 aged 68 years and his wife Mary Alexander who died 29 Aug 1862 aged 47
67 Erected by James Pearson in memory of his beloved wife Mary Leonard (See) who departed this life 7 Jun 1876 aged 66 years
68 Erected to the memory of Catherine Craigie lawful wife of Hugh Marwick.   She departed this life 22 Mar 1864 aged 66 years.  Hugh Marwick her husband who departed this life 11 Aug 1883 aged 82 years.  James Marwick their eldest son who died 4 Aug 1852 aged 18 years
69 (Flat vault, no headstone)
70 (Flat vault, no headstone)
71 (Flat vault, no headstone)
72 Erected by their family in loving memory of Hugh Marwick who died 22 Mar 1882 aged 56 years, Mary Inkster his wife who died 17 Apr 1882 aged 47 years.  "Weep not for us our children dear: because we died and left you here: Our heavenly Father thought it best: to call us home and give us rest"
73 (Granite stone built into the wall) Sacred to the memory of William Traill Seatter, farmer, Saviskaill, born 22 Aug 1827, died 11 Jan 1890
74 (Small flagstone set on edge, no inscription)
75 In loving memory of Margaret Craigie who died 16 Aug 1876 aged 42 years.  Erected by her sorrowing husband and family.  And her husband William Craigie died 12 Mar 1900 aged 79 years, and their son Revd WM Craigie who died at sea 4 Nov 1878 aged 24 years
76 In memory of James Inkster, Innister, who died 21 Jan 1887 aged 88 years and his wife Elizabeth Mowat who died 27 Feb 1900 aged 79 years
77 Erected by Betsy Clouston in memory of her beloved husband William Borwick (See) who died 7 Nov 1897 aged 59 years
78 Erected by Alex Gibson to the memory of his beloved daughter Ann (See) who died 19 Dec 1879 aged 17 years
79 Erected in memory of Alexander Gibson who departed this life 13 Apr 1887 aged 51 years and his wife Margaret Learmonth who died 10 May 1891 aged 55 years
80 In loving memory of John Craigie who died 29 Dec 1898 aged 67 years and his wife Betsy Louttit who died 21 May 1884 aged 48 years
81 Erected by John and Jane Gibson in memory of their beloved children. (See) James died 27 Feb 1878 aged 7 years.  Alexr died in infancy
82 In loving memory of John Gibson, Langskaill, died 18 Dec 1899 aged 68 years and his wife Jane Gibson died 5 Aug 1910 aged 76 years
83 In memory of George Gibson who died 20 Jan 1864 aged 67 years.  A beloved husband, an affectionate father, and loved by all.  "And the Lord said unto Satan: The Lord rebuke thee O Satan: Even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: Is this not a brand plucked out of the fire."  "O to grace how great a debtor: Daily I'm constrained to be: Let Thy grace, Lord. like a fetter: Bind my wandering heart to Thee"
84 Erected in loving memory of John Inkster, (See) Cogar, born 11 May 1863, died 20 Sep 1864.  Robert G Inkster born 3 Apr 1869, died 6 Sep 1878.  Alexander M Inkster born 8 Oct 1873, died 5 Aug 1878, beloved children of William and Mary Inkster. "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven"
85 Here lies the remains of Margaret Marwick (See) lawful daughter of George M Marwick and Marrean Hourston residintar in Rousay.  She died 19 Aug 1831 aged 15 years, beloved by all her friends and died regaled
86 Erected to the memory of Hugh Marwick son of George Marwick and Mary Ann Hourston and husband of Margaret Craigie who departed this life 9 Jan 1849 aged 33 years
87 In memory of Mary Ann Hourston (See) wife of George Marwick who died 19 Dec 1856 aged 74 years.  Also her husband George Marwick one of the heirs of the estate of Saviskaill who died 1 Feb 1859 aged 78 years
88 In memory of Mary Jane (See) daughter of Hugh Craigie and Ann Gibson who died 19 Nov 1873 aged 13 years.  "Dear is the spot where loved ones sleep: How sweet the strains their spirits pour: O why should we in anguish weep: They are not lost but gone before." Also Lydia Craigie. beloved wife of Robert Gibson who was drowned 11 Oct 1893 aged 35 years.  "Not lost but gone before"
89 In memory of Ann Mainland the beloved wife of George Gibson who died 6 Mar 1868 aged 65 years
90 Erected by DB Wood in memory of his wife Anne Gibson (See) who died at Orquil, Rendall 30 Aug 1890 aged 43 years.  "Weep not for me dear friends: For I am in heaven at last: Assembled with the angels, singing of the past: I have no pain or troubles: For my earthly toils are o'er: I am not lost unto you: But only gone before." Deeply we mourn for, and sadly we miss he
91. Erected by Barbara Gibson in memory of her beloved husband John Gibson of Vetquoy who died 7 Sep 1866 aged 66 years.  The above Barbara Gibson died 15 Jan 1892 aged 80 years
92 (Stone fallen face down)
93 Erected in memory of Lydia Gibson (See)  born 13 Dec 1831 died 23 May 1867 and Maggie Jessie Gibson born 3 Feb 1852 died 20 Jan 1879. "Tis sweet to think of those at rest: Who sleep in Christ the Lord: Whose spirit now with Him at rest: According to His word"
94 (Fallen stone, face down)
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