RE: William Shand & Jean Lawrence: Residents of Peterhead, Buried in Cruden
Thanks for these posts.
I have now happily found the burial of William Shand in his home parish of Cruden in 1842.
It reads; 'Decr. 5 Wm Shand of Peterhead late tenant in Hardhill Cruden at the head of the Cruickshank's stone of (?) Bulklay grave next the walk. 6 feet deep'.
His wife Jean Lawrence was buried in the same grave ten years later in 1852: 'Aug 19. Jean Laurence a widow Shand from Phd at the head of the Bulklays stone in the grave Next the walk 4 feet Deep'.
I am very pleased to have finally tracked them down after all these years. I should have looked at Cruden sooner but never thought they would have been taken back there for burial. Presumably this means they were not as hard up as I thought they were, or was this quite common to be taken back to your parish for burial?
I am not sure what the Bulklays stone is. Presumably a family monument to the Bulklay family? Or does Bulklay mean something in Scotland?
I attach the burials just in case you want to update any of the Peterhead records.
>However the burials of farmer/agricultural labourer William Shand and Jane Laurence haven't turned up either, so where could they have been buried? Any ideas?
Have you looked on https://www.deceasedonline.com/servlet/GSDOSearch?MenuSubmit=home ?