Newington Cemetery

Newington Cemetery , Newburgh Cemetery , Tayport Cemetry

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 James McInnes and his 3rd wife.

Documents I have:click Pictures to enlarge
EnvelopeFront CoverDocument
Envelope showing two dates
of burials
 Marion McInnes (Inkster)
 James McInnes
Front   page to the Right of Burial
James McInnes
 Minutes of Directors....

Receipt for James McInnes's FuneralRegulations for the Edinburgh Cemeterys

These Documents bring me to Newington Cemetery Edinburgh. Looking for James McInnes and Marion Inkster his third wife. Thinking this would be the easiest search with all the information I had gathered, this was not to be. Unlike my other visits to cemeterys this was going to be the saddest of all . I sent some emails to check out the details I had. My first disappointment was from an email from Mortonhall Crematorium  who hold records for 39 cemeteries within Edinburgh,  informing me there was no grave stone  for my request but gave me the names of the two graves either side and a map of the area.

Newington Map

My second disappointment was finding the terrible state the graveyard was in .Photos  . A lot of the grave stones were broken or knocked over. The ground is very uneven and the ivy is taken over. I follow the map to the plot aim looking for ,          

Possible Marion GraveJCC Stone                                                          
This is it ! or is it ?
At first look at least there was something , but there are two small stones in the right and left top corners with the initials  J,S,C . I would have hoped they had been J,M (James Mcinnes) . I am puzzled but still trying to investigate.

Newington Cemetery Photos

Entering NewingtonThe entrance to Newington cemetery   newington cemetryStarting to follow map to the plot I am looking for.

Possible Marion GravePossible Marion GraveJCC StoneJCC Stone

Other Photos at Newington

Ivy covered stoneIvy covered stoneFallen StonesFallen Stones
The Ivy is taking overBroken and fallen stones

E-Mail from Mortonhall Crematorium

Hello Ang

I am in receipt of your email regarding a grave at Newington cemetery. Unfortunately, the majority of Newington's records are not kept in index form, so we would need names and exact dates of death for whoever you think might be interred in the grave. I was able to find an interment around the date of purchase, detailed below. From 1931-1991(when we compulsory purchased the cemetery), all we have is an index of those interred, with no indication of where their interments are, so we would be unable to verify that someone was interred in the grave of interest to you between these years.

Newington cemetery, grave space K1-250
Marion McInnes, date of death 25/8/1916, interred 27/8/1916, no age recorded

I have attached a map of the cemetery with a row marked by two red crosses. The above grave is within this row but as I can't see a record of a headstone with readable inscription, here are names on headstones either side of it:

K1-246 S Boyd
K1-254 Daniel Houston

I trust this information is of assistance.

Kind regards,

Aileen Stirling