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Morton, Old Parish Church, 'kinmont Willie's Grave'

Gravestone (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Morton, Old Parish Church, 'kinmont Willie's Grave'

Classification Gravestone (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Old Morton Churchyard; Old Parish Church Of Morton

Canmore ID 67536

Site Number NY37NW 4.01

NGR NY 3321 7503

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Canonbie
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY37NW 4.01 3321 7503

(NY 3321 7503) Kinmont Willie's Grave (NR)

OS 6" map (1957)

For Morton, Old Parish Church, see NY37NW 4.00.

Tombstone in old Morton Churchyard, monument to Wm Armstrong, who died in 1658, aged 56 years.

R B Armstrong 1883

In W Scott's Border Exploits, 2nd ed., the stone is incorrectly stated to have been erected in memory of the renowned border reaver known as "Kinmont Willie". Kinmont Willie (Armstrong) was active in the 16th C, earliest mention is in 1569.

National Dictionary of Biography 1885, 101-1

NY 3321 7503 - This tombstone consists of a rectangular stone slab supported by four short stone pillars. The upper surface is intricately inscribed and bears the name William Armstrong whom the local farmer says was a direct descendant of "Kinmont Willie" Armstrong.

Visited by OS (WDJ) 22 June 1970

No change to previous field report.

Visited by OS (JP) 20 February 1973

This gravestone stands within the burial-ground of the Old Parish Church at Morton (NY37NW 4.00) and commemorates William Armstrong, who died in 1658, aged 56 years.

Visited by RCAHMS (IMS, PC, JRS), 2 July 1993.


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