Holyrood Abbey and Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland
Holyrood comprises of many parts, in particular the palace and what remains of the abbey.
The palace of Holyroodhouse sits at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, and is still a working royal palace.
The Abbey was first established on this site in 1128 when it was founded by David I, after he is said to have had a vision of stag with a cross between its antlers.
The first church proved too small for its required purpose and building for a g…
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Holyrood Abbey and Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland Coat of arms in the background - pediment from monument is the coat of arms for the Houses of Graham and Stewart, most probably Captain William Graham of Hilton in Clackmannanshire and his wife Margaret Stewart. Amongst the known medieval stone lined burials were the coffins of Robert Ross who died in 1409 and Sibila of Stratun who died in 1300
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Holyrood Abbey and Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland "Marie Duchess of Pomar countess of Caithness, widow of James Sinclair, 14th Earl of Caithness, born 28 January 1830. died in Paris 3 November 1894." Marie de Mariategui, was born in Madrid in 1830 to Senor Don Jose de Mariategui and a daughter of the Earl of Northumberland. she was firstly married to General Conde Medina Pomar and lived mostly on his plantation in Cuba until 1868 when he died. leaving her with a considerable fortune. 6 March 1872 she married…
louisa georgiana countess of caithness
Holyrood Abbey and Palace, Edinburgh, Scotland Louisa Georgina Countess of Caithness, born 27 February 1827. Died 31 July 1870 She was the daughter of Sir George Richard Philips, 2nd Baronet and Hon. Sarah Georgina Cavendish. She was the first wife of James Sinclair, 14th Earl of Caithness who she married 17 July 1847 at St Georges church, Hanover Square, London. They had a daughter and a son. When her estate was administered on 12 December 1870 she was worth £1000 in her own right.