Family moved body from one burial ground to another at the d...
Date c. January 1966
Track ID 25089
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1966.19.B6

Original Tape ID

SA1966.019

Summary

Family moved body from one burial ground to another at the dead of night.

Jack Cockburn's grandfather was riding down Preston Cleugh in the middle of the night when he was alarmed to see a funeral coming towards him. He moved aside to let it pass, and later found out what had been going on. A prominent member of the Turnbull family of Abbey St Bathans had been buried a few days before in their usual burial ground at Bunkle. The family had been dissatisfied with the burial plot and decided to have the body reburied at Abbey St Bathans.

Item Subject/Person

Turnbull family

Item Location

County - Berwickshire

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS