Tour Scotland Video William Rae Wilson Mausoleum Necropolis Glasgow

Tour Scotland video of the William Rae Wilson Mausoleum on ancestry visit to the Necropolis a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland. Doctor William Rae Wilson L.L.D., sometime of Kelvinbank, was born in Paisley 7th June 1772. Wilson practised as a solicitor. Unfortunately his first wife died 18 months after they were married and he went travelling in the Middle East, subsequently writing 'Travels in the holy land' and other books. Eventually he married 'An English lady of good family' from London. When Wilson died she had this domed octagonal Moorish kiosk built, in the style of Sepulchre monuments from his beloved Palestine. No wood, iron or lead has been used in its construction, all joints are concealed. The family arms of Rae and Wilson are depicted in white marble inside. Wilson adopted the middle name of Rae when he inherited money from an uncle of the same name.

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