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Bent Cemetery, Hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamilton memorial
The Hamilton memorial in bent Cemetery
Bent Cemetery was developed by a private company and opened in 1853. The local council acquired the cemetery in 1958 and developed various extensions - the latest extension was opened in 2005.

It is the last resting place of Lord Hamilton, The 1st Marquis of Hamilton and the 8th, 9th and 10th Dukes of Hamilton and their families after subsidence and flooding from the River Clyde affected the Hamilton Mausoleum. The 10th Duke was interred in an Egyptian sarcophagus of the Ptolemaic period.

Other notable people interred here are entertainer Sir Harry Lauder, parents of explorer David Livingston and more recently, the footballer Davie Cooper.

Lairs can only be purchased at the time of burial within this cemetery.

Cremated remains may also be interred or scattered within a lair in the cemetery. Records dating back to 1853 are available from South Lanarkshire Council.

The cemetery is also used as part of South Lanarkshire Council's Doors Open Day.

 

 

Douglas gravestoneAmongst those burried in Bent Cemetery are Mary Clelland (died 20th March 1910 aged 73), and her husband, John Douglas (died 7 December 1886, aged 62); Agnes McLean Donald (died 20 march 1910, aged 73) and her son, George Douglas (died 20 April 1902 in his 43rd year).

 

 

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