Tour Scotland Video Jean Cochrane Mausoleum Kilsyth

Tour Scotland video of the Jean Cochrane Mausoleum in Kilsyth, located halfway between Glasgow and Stirling, in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. This vault contains the earthly remains of one, Jean Cochrane and her son who died tragically in 1695. The following is inscribed on an external wall of the vault, Jean Cochrane, wife, and son of William Livingstone of Kilsyth. Deaths caused by falling in of roof, composed turf of a house in Holland. Mr Livingstone was with difficulty extracted. Lady, child, and nurse were killed , October 1695.

In 1795, vault over which the church at that time stood, having been accidentally opened bodies of Lady Dundee and her son which had been embalmed and sent from Holland were found in a remarkable state of preservation and after being for sometime exposed to view, the vault was closed. This lady was the daughter of William, Lord Cochrane who predeceased his father, William, 1st Earl of Dundonald. She married firstly John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount of Dundee killed at the Battle of Killiecrankie, 1689 and secondly the Honorable William Livingstone who succeeded his father, James as the third Viscount of Kilsyth 1706. Lord Kilsyth married secondly Barbara, daughter of MacDougall of Makerstoun but dying under attainder at Rome, 1733.

Tour Scotland video of the cemetery in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.

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