Middle - Row 9 - 2 - Kerse/Henderson

Transcription

Erected by JANET KERSE in affectionate remembrance of her mother JANE KERSE who died at Crooks 8th July 1869 aged 50 years.

Also JANET sister of the above died at Crooks 10th December 1890 aged 84 years.

Also MARGARET KERSE my aunt who died 4th May 1900 aged 89 years.

Also MARY HENDERSON daughter of Janet Kerse of Crooks who died 16th May 1916 aged 85 years.

Commentary

Janet Kerse and her husband John, who is not on the headstone but was a Gamekeeper at the Hirsel, lived at the Crooks. In 1861 Janet Kerse lived alone at 15 Duke Street.  Her occupation was a Charwoman.  By 1881 she had moved to Crooks Cottages, her sister(-in-law) Margaret Kerse and her family were living in the cottage with her.