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TITLE
Monument in Keil Churchyard, Kintyre
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_468_P270
PLACENAME
Keil
DISTRICT
Kintyre
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Southend
DATE OF IMAGE
1902
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31292
KEYWORDS
episcopal church
monuments
churchyards
Monument in Keil Churchyard, Kintyre

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of a monument in Keil Churchyard, Kintyre. The monument was erected by Gavin Ralston in 1799 in memory of his great-grandfather William Ralston, who is buried in the churchyard. He died in 1691, aged 81.

The Ralston family first appeared in the Kintyre area in the late 17th century, from the lowlands of Scotland. Archibald Campbell, the 1st Marquis of Argyll, was made head of the Covenanters by King Charles I. In order to ensure faithful followers and in rigorous opposition to the imposition of Episcopacy, the Marquis of Argyll decided to colonize Covenanters into Kintyre. In so doing, he chose William Ralston as leader in what came to be known as the 'Plantation of the Lowland Lairds'

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Monument in Keil Churchyard, Kintyre

ARGYLL: Southend

episcopal church; monuments; churchyards

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (photographs)

This illustration was taken from "Argyll's Highlands" by Cuthbert Bede. It shows a photograph of a monument in Keil Churchyard, Kintyre. The monument was erected by Gavin Ralston in 1799 in memory of his great-grandfather William Ralston, who is buried in the churchyard. He died in 1691, aged 81. <br /> <br /> The Ralston family first appeared in the Kintyre area in the late 17th century, from the lowlands of Scotland. Archibald Campbell, the 1st Marquis of Argyll, was made head of the Covenanters by King Charles I. In order to ensure faithful followers and in rigorous opposition to the imposition of Episcopacy, the Marquis of Argyll decided to colonize Covenanters into Kintyre. In so doing, he chose William Ralston as leader in what came to be known as the 'Plantation of the Lowland Lairds'