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Mother Of Sir William Wallace Grave Dunfermline Fife Scotland [00:25]
Tour Scotland video of the grave of the mother of Sir William Wallace on visit to old graveyard by Dunfermline Abbey in Fife. W illiam Wallace was born on 1272 in Ellerslie, Scotland. He was the second of three sons of Sir Malcolm Wallace, a minor laird possessing little political power and nobility, and Margaret de Crauford, the daughter of Sir Reginald de Crauford, the Sheriff of Ayr. William Wallace was educated at home by his mother, then given schooling and religious education by the monks of Paisley Abbey. Traditions surrounding Dunfermline tell that Sir William wanted to erect a monument to his mother after her death in 1280, but did not have time to do so, thus he planted a thorn tree instead. The Dunfermline Abbey Kirk Session Burial Register records burials by marking them from that Thorn Tree, a singular honor. The thorn tree stands on a small mound on the northern side of the Kirkyard.
Malcolm Canmore's Tower Dunfermline Fife Scotland [01:06]
Tour Scotland video of King Malcolm Canmore's Tower on visit to Dunfermline, Fife. The remains of this tower can be found in Pittencrieff Glen. It was originally a two storey building measuring 52 feet by 48 feet and is thought to contained twenty small apartments. The Tower is seen on the Burgh Arms of the town of Dunfermline. It was first mentioned in the year 1070, the same year the Malcolm married Margaret. Perched high on a rock it was an impregnable fortress and was used as the residence of Scottish Kings until destroyed by King Edward in 1304. Malcolm was the son of King Duncan I and went into exile in Northumberland when his father was killed by Macbeth in 1040 in Forres, Morayshire. With the support of the English King, Edward the Confessor, and his uncle Earl Siward of Northumbria, he defeated and killed Macbeth at Lumphanan in Aberdeenshire in 1057. Lulach, Macbeth's stepson, took over the throne but Malcolm killed him also in the following year. Malcolm founded the dynasty of the House of Canmore which lasted 200 years until the House of Stewart. By his first marriage to Ingebjørg he had two sons, Duncan II, who became king after Malcolm, and Donald. Ingebjørg was the daughter of the norwegian earl Finn Arnesson at Austrått in Trøndelag. Her mother's father was a brother of the norwegian kings St. Olav and Harald Hardråde. Following Ingebjørg's death, around 1069, he married Margaret, the sister of Edgar Atheling. Edgar would have become King of England if ...
Alastair MacEwen Gravestone Eastern Cemetery St Andrews Fife Scotland [00:37]
Tour Scotland video of the Alastair MacEwen gravestone on visit to the Eastern Cemetery in St Andrews, Fife. In memory of Pilot Office, Alastair Lilburn Macewen, Royal Air Force, killed while flying on 6th October 1938, aged 23. Also in memory of his father, Gordon L. MacEwen, who died on the 23rd of March, 1960. Also in memory of his mother Sybil M. MacEwen, who died on the 14th of December, 1976.
Purity Window Meadowside St Paul's Church Dundee Scotland [00:35]
Tour Scotland video of the Purity stained glass window in Meadowside St Paul's Church on visit to Dundee. Presented by Sir George and Lady Ritchie in memory of their father and mother.
Ralph Wardlaw Gravestone Necropolis Glasgow Scotland [00:37]
Tour Scotland video of the Reverend Ralph Wardlaw Memorial gravestone on visit to Glasgow Necropolis. Ralph, born 22nd December 1779, died 15th December 1853, was a Scottish Presbyterian clergyman and writer. He was born in Dalkeith, before his family moved to Glasgow when he was six months old. His father was a prosperous merchant and civic magistrate, while his mother was the daughter of the Rev. James Fisher and the granddaughter of Ebenezer Erskine, two of the founding ministers of the United Secession Church. At the age of eight he was enrolled at the High School of Glasgow for four years, before being accepted as a student of theology at the University of Glasgow, aged twelve. Despite his strong familial connections to the Secession Church, shortly after his University studies were complete he turned to Independent Congregationalism, as introduced from England by James and Robert Haldane. He was ordained in 1803 by Rev. Greville Ewing, the popular minister of Lady Glenorchy's church, shortly after a chapel had been erected for him by his friends and family in Albion Street. Although his first congregation numbered only 61, his success as a preacher was sufficient that by 1811 he and Ewing founded Glasgow's first academy for congregationalist theology students. In 1818 he moved his congregation to a new church in West George Street capable of holding more than 1500 people, where he remained until the closure of his ministerial life. Wardlaw strongly influenced David ...