West – Row 2 – 5 – Taylor


Erected by HENRY TAYLOR in loving memory of ELIZABETH HALLIDAY his wife who died 19th May 1919 aged 65 years

Also ALEXANDER their son who died 7th March 1897 aged 1 year.

Also MARGARET their daughter who died 20th November 1922 aged 40 years.

Also the above HENRY TAYLOR who died 16th February 1926 aged 78 years.

Also HENRY their son who died 13th May 1926. Aged 44 years.

Also FRANCIS HALLIDAY their son who died 21st July 1954 aged 72 years.


Henry Taylor was born at Smailholm and lived at Cockburn East Field Cottage no. 2. His occupation was a shepherd. His wife Elizabeth was born at Morebattle.

A discussion with a descendant of the Taylor family, Francis Thomas Mount, living in December 2011 at 3, Lees Mill Drive has cast further light on this headstone. Margaret is not actually buried at Lennel but in Milton in Sittingbourne, Kent. She married a Mount and became Margaret Jean Mount and moved to Kent to live. Also there are children that are buried here but are not mentioned on the headstone. This is one example of a headstone that does not quite tell the full story. Henry the son was referred to as ‘Hen’.

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