Loudoun Kirk

Copyright Friends of Loudoun Kirk © 2015

Thanks to the work of Claude & Jean Wrathall of the LDS in transcribing the

Loudoun OPR


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Many of the memorial stones have been badly damaged either by vandalism or erosion, therefore the transcriptions published can only serve as an indication to the details engraved on the stone.  An index of Memorial Inscriptions will give a reference number to the List of Inscriptions.   We have also included photographs of the memorial stones.  Many of the stones will have other members of the family mentioned and for whom we have not given details.  As always it is better to check the details for yourself.

There may also be some confusion between Loudoun Kirk and Loudoun Church in Newmilns.   After the new Loudoun Church in Newmilns was built to replace the original Loudoun Kirk, records such as the OPR burials relate to the church in Newmilns and the burying ground there unless otherwise noted.

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Loudoun Kirkyard Memorial Inscriptions

We hope to provide as much information which will help any family history researcher with interests in either Loudoun or Galston parishes. Newmilns and Galston have intertwining parishes which can be a bit of a puzzle to anyone not realising it.

Parish boundaries can move so there is only a general rule of thumb to knowing where they are at a specific time.  Fortunately it isn’t too common and in the Irvine Valley, the River Irvine is a boundary so the area known as Stand-alane in the west of Galston is in the Loudoun parish and the area, Greenholm in Newmilns is in the Galston parish so people living in the same town can be in different parishes.  It can be confusing so it’s always best to check out both parishes.  

The following link will take you to the index of names on memorial inscriptions in Loudoun Kirkyard and from there you can identify the inscriptions and photographs of the memorial stones.