1870 Sarah Niblock McKelvie's Grave Photo, Stranraer, Wigton, Scotland
This is a beautiful and unusual old and original 1869 CDV photo of a Scottish cemetery grave monument, which was erected by 2 loving sons to their mother, Sarah Niblock McKelvie, who died in 1869. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: D. Straiton, 8 Hamilton Street, Greenlock, Renfrewshire County, Scotland. (known to be David Straiton)
Etched inscription on Victorian gravestone reads: John and James McKelvie at the top. "In memory of their mother Sarah Niblock who died at Stranraer August 23rd 1869 aged 67 years, spouse of Andrew McKelvie, Land Steward, Ballywillwill. "Angels hover o'er me, singing! Onward nearer come they now; Farewell daughter! cease thy weeping; Kiss once more my burning brow," In lower right it is signed by R WOOD (the stone Artist or Sculptor)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Sarah Niblock McKelvie 1800–1869
Born in Kirkmaiden, Wigton, Scotland, Died in Stranraer, Wigton, Scotland
Parents: Sarah was the the daughter of William Kniblo and Agnes McGuffog, born in 1800 at Cairn, Kirkmaiden, Scotland. She is listed as the "natural" child of William and Agnes, which is generally defined as children born out of wedlock.
Spouse: Andrew McKelvie 1800–1887, they married 1823 at Stoneykirk. He was a land steward on the Ballywillwill estate in County Down, which is in Northern Ireland. He is assumed to have died there before 1851, as Sarah and her children are listed as a "widow" in the 1851 census.
John McKelvie born 1824 Scotland
William McKelvie born 1825 Scotland
Margaret McKelvie born 1827 Scotland
John McKelvie born 1829 Scotland
James McKelvie born 1831 Scotland
David McKelvie born 1832 Scotland
Sarah McKelvie born 1837 Ireland
Mary Mckelvie 1838–1904 (Marey McKelvie) born in Ireland, possibly County Down, married William Stewart and emigrated to Melbourne, Australia.
Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910
Sarah Niblock mentioned in the record of Andrew Mckelvie & Sarah Niblock
Event Date 13 Jun 1823
Event Place Stoneykirk, Wigtown, Scotland
Sarah Nibloe mentioned in the record of James Mckelvie
Husband: Andrew Mckelvie
Son: James Mckelvie from Scotland Births and Baptisms
Christening Date: 13 Feb 1831
Christening Place: Kirkcolm, Wigtown, Scotland
Birth Date: 05 Feb 1831
Father's Name: Andrew McKelvie
Mother's Name: Sarah Nibloe
Wiki says: "Stoneykirk is an area and a village in the heart of the Rhins of Galloway, Wigtownshire, in the District Council Region of Dumfries and Galloway, 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Stranraer. Kirkcolm is a village and civil parish on the northern tip of the Rhinns of Galloway peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway, and is part of the former county of Wigtownshire. Kirkmaiden is a parish in the Rinns of Galloway, the most southerly in Scotland. Greenock, home of the photographer is within the historic county of Renfrewshire, west central Lowlands of Scotland."
We believe this gravestone to be in Kirkmaiden Old Churchyard / cemetery in Kirkmaiden village, although we are not 100% certain. Any help or correction appreciated, email Debra here.
This is a wonderful old original antique Scotish piece and a photo of a beautiful gravestone erected by the McKelvie family. The photographer, David Straiton, would also have been commissioned by the family to take this early old CDV photo on a warm summer day sometime in 1869 or the early 1870's. The surnames are also seen spelled as Kniblo, Niblick, Nibloe, Kniblo, Niblo, Nibloe and Niblack. It was found in Calvert, Buckinghamshire, England.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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