Grange Cemetery

About the Grange Cemetery

Learn about the cemetery and its history

Our work in the cemetery

Work done by the volunteers of the Friends of Grange Cemetery


Restoration of fallen grave stones
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Re-erection of smaller stones by the Community Payback scheme organised by Alan McKinney and professional lifting of larger stones sponsored by the Grange Association


Alphabetical list of researched graves
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(1805-1861)

(1808 – 1881)

(1853 – 1939)

(1780-1847)

(1855 – 1936)

(1946-2005)

(1855-1928)

(1846 – 1924)

(1784-1848)

(1839-1910)

(1881 – 1953)

(1821-1890)

(1810 – 1872)

(1781 – 1857)

(1825-1886)

γ: Ralph (1915-1967) and Nancy (1916-2002) LawRalph: Civil servant; Nancy: Headmistress, St Denis School for Girls

β: William Menzies (1817-1884)Grandson of William Menzies (c.1718-1793), Solicitor of Customs for Scotland

δ: Rev. Peter Steele (1794-1871)Lecturer in Classics and English in Moray House Free Church Training College

Read details about interesting burials we have researched.

Trees in the Grange Cemetery

See the kinds of trees and a plan with photos of the best specimens.

War Graves within the Cemetery

Information about the war graves in the cemetery.




Download booklets about notable burials
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PDF for screen viewingPDF for A5 booklet print
Some notable burials (2017)download-icon-orangedownload-icon-orange
More notable burials (2020)download-icon-orangedownload-icon-orange
Tree trail (2021)download-icon-orangedownload-icon-orange
War graves walk (2021)download-icon-orange

Download our booklets about the cemetery.

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The restoration of each large memorial costs typically £500. Any amount you can donate will help towards these costs.

Make a donation by cheque or bank transfer

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Donate by SMS text (£1 – £20):

Each booklet costs us about £2 to produce, print and distribute

Text GRANGE 2 to 70085 to donate £2

Text GRANGE 5 to 70085 to donate £5

Text GRANGE 10 to 70085 to donate £10

Text GRANGE 20 to 70085 to donate £20

Texts cost one standard rate message plus your donation. Our text donations service provider retains a 5% fee. You will be invited to confirm that your donation is eligible for Gift Aid which will increase the amount receivable by us.

Help us to produce the booklets on notable burials and support our work to restore fallen monuments.



Notable Burials

In 2015 the Grange Association donated two information boards at the East and West Gates of the Grange Cemetery. These boards identify 24 interesting people who have headstones in the cemetery.

The project was initiated by Dorothy Ryle and supported by the Grange Association through their Legacy Subgroup. The group was coordinated at first by Alistair Keating then by Alison Bramley. Joanne Lamb was responsible for the considerable amount of research involved and wrote the biographies; Neil Davidson researched the history of the land; Erick Davidson led the design work; and Jenny Dawe led the editing task. Charlie Holt, Cemeteries Manager, Edinburgh City Council, was supportive throughout. Funding for the project came from the Legacy left to the Grange Association by Ronald Mackenzie.  In addition, Ian McHaffie researched five graves with Greek inscriptions (more information here).  

The map below is interactive and shows the sites of the 53 burials. Hover the cursor to see the names or, for more information, click on the letters or numbers on the map or click on the name at the foot of the page.

Some notable burials More notable burials

Greek Inscriptions

1: Thomas Nelson (1780-1861)
2: Hugh Miller (1802-1856)
3: Thomas Oliver (1775-1853)
4: Thomas Chalmers D.D., LL.D. (1780-1847)
5: William Stuart (1820-1888)
6: Charles Maclaren, FRSE (1782-1866)
7: Sir James Gowans (1821-1890)
8: Ivan Szabo (1822-1858)
9: James Moonie (1853-1923)
10: William Stewart Cruikshank (1855-1928)
11: Michael Taylor (1793-1867)
12: James Smith (1824-1887)

13: Sir Thomas Dick Lauder (1784-1848)
14: Robin Cook (1946-2005)
15: David Kennedy (1825-1886)
16: Thomas Usher (1821-1896)
17: Thomas Guthrie (1803-1873)
18: James Thin (1824-1915)
19: Andrew Usher (1826-1898)
20: Alexander Cowan (1775-1859)
21: John Usher (1828-1904)
22: John Bartholomew (1805-1861)
23: Robert Middlemass (1819-1904)
24: Canon Edward Joseph Hannan (1836-1891)
A: Willliam King Tweedie (1803 – 1863)
B: Hezekiah Merricks (1792 – 1873)
C: Thomas Pitcairn (1800 – 1854)
D: William Henderson (1810 – 1872)
E: George Bertram (1808 – 1881)
F: David Masson (1822 – 1907)
G: Dugald Christie (1855 – 1936)
H: Captain James Kerr RN (1791 – 1871)
I: William Mutrie (1818 – 1893)
J: Sir George McCrae (1860 – 1928)
K: Robert Philip (1857 – 1939)
L: William Ballantyne Hodgson (1815 – 1880)

M: Willliam Soltau Davidson (1846 – 1924)
N: Robert Douglas Norman (1885 – 1912)
O: Tom (1871 – 1884) “An African slave boy”
P: Mary Russell Walker (1846 – 1938)
Q: David Wright (1808 – 1847)
R: Christian Isobel Johnstone (1781 – 1857)
S: Dick Cunyngham family
T: James Balmain (1853 – 1937)
U: George Washington Browne (1853 – 1939)
V: Duncan Napier (1831 – 1921)
W: Thomas Drummond Shiels (1881 – 1953)
X: John Kinross (1855 – 1931)

α: John Mackintosh (1822-1851)

β: William Menzies (1817-1884)

γ: Ralph (1915-1967) and Nancy Law (1916-2002)

δ: Peter Steele (1794-1871)

ε: John Gordon Douglas (1839-1910)