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Posted on 01/20/2014


Photo taken on November  2, 2012



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Holyrood Abbey and Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland

South Wall:

"In the middle of this chapel lie the remains of Euphemia, widow of William Stewart esq of Castle Stewart in the shire of Wigton sixth daughter of Kenneth Lord Fortrose, son of William fifth Earl of Seaforth, she died suddenly on the 14th February 1817, in the 67th year of her age.
A soul prepared needs no delays / The summons comes the saint obeys / Swift was her flight, and short the road/ She closed her eyes and saw her God.
William eldest son of the deceased an officer in the Royal Engineers died in 1796 in the Island of St Domingo in the 24th year of his age.
John the second son Capt. of his Majesty's ship Sea-horsse, died in 1811 in the 36th year of his age and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
Kenneth the youngest son, an officer in the Royal Artillery, died in 1798 in the Island of St Vincent in the 19th year of his age."

Euphemia Mackenzie was born 1751 to Kenneth Mackenzie, Lord Fortrose and Mary Stewart.
31 March 1771 she married Captain William Stewart.
They had 7 children, and she died 14 February 1817.

The small tablet below the main;

"To the memory of Captain Henry Curtis of the 2nd Dragoon Guards, seventh son of the Rev. Charles Curtis of Solihull in the county of Warwick, died at Piershill Barracks 28th of June 1832 aged 26 years.

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