Hamilton graves in Dalserf Kirkyard

If you’ve looked at the picture album of my trip to Dalserf here – http://www.stuarthamilton.co.uk/Dalserf/ – you’ll have seen some Hamilton tombstones. Here are the inscriptions, to the best of my ability to read them. They’re probably not mine, as my lot were dirt poor, but just so ye know.


Erected by Robert Hamilton in memory of his wife Mary Mutter who died 10th September 1851 aged 60 years


This stone is [something] by Robert Hamilton, Farmer in Thripwood in memory of his four children who died in infancy. Also in memory of his father John Hamilton who died the 8th Feb 1812 aged 88 years. Also his [poss spouse] Anna Lang who died the 22nd Dec 1802 aged 77 years.


Erected by John Hamilton in memory of his wife Elizabeth Davidson who died the 3rd June 1842 aged 23 years being the burying place of him and his family.


Erected by James Hamilton in memory of his father Gavin Hamilton who died 11th Nov 1863 aged 53 years. Also his mother Isabella Forrest who died 22nd March 1891 aged 74 years.


1861 John Hamilton


Erected by James Hamilton in loving memoryof his wife Elizabeth F Thomson who died 19th May 1929 aged 52 years. The above James Hamilton who died 4th April 1933 aged 55 years.


Dalserf kirkyard


The Cafe Honeydew, Haymarket

Cafe Honeydew - Haymarket - Edinburgh - Interior

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Been looking for a picture of the Honeydew at Haymarket for ages.  Click on it for a larger version on the SCRAN website (although you need to be registered).

My Mum worked here in the early sixties when she and my Dad were living in Dalry Road. It was a favoured haunt of the Hearts team who enjoyed a hearty(!) fry up back in the days when that was allowed.

After that, she ended up in the Marble Arch in Morrison Street, another up market fry up shop.


PS – click here.  But don’t tell anyone.

Mr H goes to Dalserf

Mr H goes to Dalserf

I’ve been to the land o’ ma faithers! Well, my 3rd great grandfather Archibald Hamilton who was born in Dalserf in 1801.

Who begat William Hamilton (born 1821 in Dalserf – 1873) who begat John Hamilton (1852 – 1922) who begat Alexander Hamilton (1883 – 1968) who begat Alexander Walker Hamilton (1922 – 1980) who begat me!

This is Dalserf today, and you can follow the photographic journey through the wilds of Lanarkshire via 6 trains and 3 buses here..

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