Old And St Andrew's Church With Music On History Visit To Montrose Angus Scotland

Tour Scotland 4K short Spring travel video clip, with Scottish music, of the Old and St Andrew's Church on ancestry, genealogy, family history visit to Montrose, Angus. A church has stood on this site for many centuries, and the present structure developed in stages. In 1831 the old tower was removed, and on 1st August 1832 a new tower was founded. Designed by J Gillespie Graham, the builder was William Smith of Montrose and with the help of £3,000 raised by inhabitants, heritors and burgh funds, the new tower was finished in 1834. The tower measures 108 feet to the parapet and the spire extends 92 feet above that. James Gillespie Graham was born in Dunblane on 11 June 1776. He was the son of Malcolm Gillespie, a solicitor. He was christened as James Gillespie. He is most notable for his work as an architect in the Scottish baronial style, as at Ayton Castle, and he also worked in the Gothic Revival style, in which he was heavily influenced by the work of Augustus Pugin. However, he also worked successfully in the neoclassical style as exemplified in his design of Blythswood House at Renfrew seven miles down the River Clyde from Glasgow. Graham designed principally country houses and churches. Some of his principal churches include St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow, and St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral and the Highland Tolbooth Church, now The Hub, in Edinburgh. His houses include Cambusnethan House in Lanarkshire. He was responsible for laying out the Moray Estate of Edinburgh's New Town, and for the design of Hamilton Square and adjoining streets in the New Town of Birkenhead, England, for William Laird, brother-in-law of William Harley, major developer of the New Town upon Blythswood Hill in Glasgow.. In 1815 he married Margaret Ann Graham, daughter of a wealthy landowner, William Graham of Orchill in Perthshire. Together they had two daughters. In 1825, on the death of his wife's father, the couple inherited his large country estate, and James thereafter became known as James Gillespie Graham. His first wife died in 1826, and he married again, to Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Major John Campbell of the 76th Regiment of Foot. He designed and built a house at 34 Albany Street in Edinburgh's New Town for himself and his wife and lived there from 1817 to 1833. He died in Edinburgh on 11 March 1855 after a four-year illness. He is buried in the sealed south-west section of Greyfriars Kirkyard generally called the Covenanter's Prison together with his wife and other family members. Clan Graham is a Scottish clan who had territories in both the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands. The Clan Graham fought at the Battle of Dunbar in 1296 where Sir Patrick de Graham of Kincardine was the only man of all the Scots not to retreat and instead fought to the death. The Clan Graham also fought against the English at the Battle of Durham in 1346. The Clan Graham also fought at the Battle of Sauchieburn led by the third Lord Graham. The Clan Graham took no side in the Jacobite Uprisings and remained neutral throughout. Highlanders can thank James Graham, 3rd Duke of Montrose for the repeal in 1782 of the Dress Act 1746 prohibiting the wearing of highland dress. He persuaded Parliament to remove the law forbidding Scots to wear their tartan. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day. Find things to see and do in Scotland where you are always welcome. All photographs are copyright of Sandy Stevenson, Tour Scotland, and may not be used without permission.

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