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BURIAL GROUND [chapeI, KiImory] Burying-ground
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. McKenzie
Revd. [Reverend] Mr. Campbell
190 The ancient burying-ground of Kilmory, Knap & still used to this day, Contains Several very ancient grave stones, Some of those in the interior of the ruined Chapel bear the representation of a Chief Clad in Armour, Swords, Shears, hour-glasses &c. also one, to all appearance, a priest in the attitude of prayer. Tradition doubts if they mark the place of interment of the heroes of former ages; the surmise is that they are brought from "Iona".

"In the Church-yard where vestiges of former thoughts are found, and the ruined Chapel, there is a considerable number of flat grave stones, ornamented with the Shears & Sword, which form So common an embellishment of the memorials of the dead throughout the western Islands; but there is only one which Seems to have had any description on it, and that is so weather wasted as to be now illegible. It is not easy to account for such a number of stones, evidently Commemorative of distinguished dead as are to be seen in this Small and Seuestered Cemetry. There is a kind of tradition that they were brought from Iona, and the Circimstance of the interior of the Chapel being so Crowded with them, and of the elevation at which some of them lie being Considerably above what Can be still traced as the original

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[Burial Ground] not written on Plan
Chapel (In Ruins) & Burial Gd. [Ground]
might be written in one line as there is not space otherwise

The initials B.G. are written
within the Enclosure.

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