Headstone Detail

You'll find the headstone's map location, Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society's survery reference, photographs, the inscription and details of the headstone condition detailed below.

Map Reference: 197 View Map

Dumfries & Galloway Family History Society Survey Reference: 202

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Sacred to the memory of Betsy, the beloved wife of John SPLATT, of Kenton, Devonshire [yeoman] aged 68 years Also of Mary Ann SPLATT, aged 38 years. Also of Elizabeth SPLATT, aged 31 years. Also of Susanna SPLATT aged 27 years. Also of Anna Maria SPLATT aged 22 years Daughters of the above who lost their lives by the Wreck of the Orion Steamer, at Portpatrick, on the morning of the 18th of June 1850. Their loss will be ever deeply and sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends. “In the midst of Life we are in Death”


Brown sandstone.
136 x 90 x 07
Free standing headstone with round top and shoulders and inscription on north face.