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Brims gravestone

Photo for Wm Sinclair I hope this is the grave stone you have been requesting William.
It is possible this is a replacement stone put up in more recent years but clearly gives the info you require. The John Swanson named here was the legendery "Jake"Swanson of Longhope lifeboat fame.
William Mowat (Willdick) is legendary for his do and dare on the old sailing lifeboats also.
Willdick once boarded a disabled ship, the "Manchester City" in a storm and managed to save the ship and its crew by his seamanship and knowledge of the tides in the Pentland Firth.

Cristina Mowat daughter of Willdick who later married Steve McFadyen and is named on the stone, lost her middle son Ericie McFadyan on the Longhope Lifeboat in 1969. The connection with the Lifeboat goes back over several generations in Brims families. And Barbara Sinclair is your connection to this whole family.

"White House" is still occupied by a descendant of the above "Willdick" Mowat, his great grand son John Mowat lives there. I cant elaborate any more on this subject . Phew!!.
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Picture added on 14 July 2010 at 11:12
Hi John

I have only just come across this picture of the gravestone, it is very much appreciated.
Added by William Sinclair on 02 September 2010
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