William Moffat

William Moffat

Male 1805 - 1887  (82 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Gender Male 
    Born 1805  [1, 2
    • calculated from headstone data
    Alternate Name Moffit  [3
    Died 2 April 1887  [1, 2
    Buried after 2 April 1887  Swinton Churchyard, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I11788  Roger
    Last Modified 1 March 2007 

    Father John Moffat,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Family ID F8725  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Catherine Young,   b. 1796,   d. 6 April 1827  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 4 June 1824  Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
       1. Female Isabel Moffat,   b. 5 April 1825,   d. Yes - date unknown
       2. Female Catharine Moffat,   b. 22 March 1827,   d. 10 May 1828  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 28 February 2003 
    Family ID F8723  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Isabella Smith,   b. 1808,   d. 9 October 1885  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 13 July 1838  Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
       1. Male John Moffat,   b. 28 March 1839, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    Last Modified 1 March 2007 
    Family ID F8724  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish/Suburb City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Sign at entrance to Swinton Church
    Sign at entrance to Swinton Church
    This is the sign at the entrance to Swinton Church, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.
    Stone tablet inside the Swinton Church
    Stone tablet inside the Swinton Church
    A stone inside the church notes the age of the church, and the date of a rebuilding:

    “Make no delay to turn to the lord - Anno 1593”.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.
    Sign on the wall of the Swinton Church
    Sign on the wall of the Swinton Church
    A sign inside the church lists the “fewars” of the church - a “feuar” is one who holds a feu..

    “A free and gratuitous right to lands made to one for service to be performed by him; a tenure where the vassal, in place of military services, makes a return in grain or in money”.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.
    Swinton church yard and Swinton Church
    Swinton church yard and Swinton Church
    A view across the front of the church yard from the Moffat headstone to the Swinton Church.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.
    Window in Swinton Church, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland
    Window in Swinton Church, Swinton, Berwickshire, Scotland
    A view of the window of the Swinton Church taken from inside the church.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.

    Headstones
    Headstone of William Moffat and Catherine Young
    Headstone of William Moffat and Catherine Young
    Headstone in Swinton Church Yard, Berwickshire, Scotland.

    Viewed and photographed by Roger Moffat 21 June 2000.

    Inscription says:
    Erected
    by William Moffat
    in memory of his wife
    Catherine Young who died
    6th April _____ aged __ years
    also his daughter Catherine
    who died 10 May 18__ aged 11 [or 14?] months
    Also the above named William Moffat who
    died April 2_ 1887 aged 82 years.
    Also Isabella Smith his wife who
    died October __ 1885 aged 77 years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S149] Tombstone Photograph, picture taken by Roger Moffat.
    2. [S229] Tombstone Transcription, Compiled by Borders Family History Society.
    3. [S150] Vital Record from Old Parish Registers of Scotland, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    4. [S151] Vital Record from Old Parish Registers of Scotland, published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    5. [S1047] Old Parish Marriage Register - Search Results from Scotland's People.


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