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Grave near Loth

photo taken 9 Jun 2012
a grave on Sanday, near Loth.
the headstone is carved:

To the memory of
Thomas Seater
Husband to
Janet Bremner
who perished at sea
belonging to Westray
September 8 18?2 (I think 1832)
aged 25 years

Whether it is an actual grave or a memorial stone I am not sure, I wonder why the chap was buried outside of a kirkyard...

Picture added on 11 June 2012 at 21:05
Comments:
Hi Tris,
It was the custom here at one time that bodies that came ashore were buried near where they came ashore.
There are supposed to be 200+ buried in Ire, in 'The Dutchmans Grave'

Added by Tommy G on 14 June 2012
Dear Tris,

We are writing on behalf of the Sanday Community Association, and the Horne Photographic Archive in particular. The Horne Photographic Archive is a research tool for members of the community as well as a source for displays in the Sanday Heritage Centre.
We are writing to request your permission to reproduce your Sanday photographs from Orkney Image Library. We would give due acknowledgement to yourself as contributor/photographer, and they would not be used for any commercial purpose.

We hope that you can help us in this matter.
Added by Sheena and Andrew on 11 March 2014
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