Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday ~ Donald Taylor & Christina Murray

This photograph was taken at Belle River Scotland Cemetery, Belle River, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada by Karen Dicks Miller.

Memory of
Donald Taylor
Jan. 2. 1853
Aet. 65
Also his wife
Christina Murray
Jan. 28. 1882
AEt. 87
Natives of Cantire.
Argyleshire, Scotland

Donald Taylor and his wife, Christina Murray were the first Taylor immigrants to North America from Scotland for our Taylor line. They are my 3rd great grandparents from my mother’s paternal line. Donald was from the Skipness area, possibly Claonaig and Christina from Tarbert.  They sailed from Greenock on the ship “Alexander” on April 20, 1820 and arrived in Prince Edward Island on May 22.  They had three young boys with them on the voyage:  Archibald, age 5, Neil, age 4 and an infant, John.  They settled in Rustico, and then leased land in Wood Islands in about 1824.  There were 8 more children born on the island: Malcolm, twins Donald and William, James, Duncan, Alexander, Angus and one daughter Mary.  Donald was a wheelwright and farmer.  Note: the Mull of Kintyre is misspelled on the stone as Cantire.

Sources for this information:

Find A Grave, Find a Grave, Inc., Find a Grave (http://findagrave.com : accessed 24 May 2016), transcriptions and digital images, memorial 129905814, created by Karen Dicks Miller on 16 May 2014.

The Edinburgh Adviser, 25 Apr 1820, page 262, appearing at Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com)

Sandra Steele DeFord, "Tombstone Tuesday ~ Donald Taylor & Christina Murray" (http://catchingtimeblog.blogspot.com : posted 24 May 2016).

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