The John Dunlop Burial Site Almonte


John Dunlop Burial Site

Lot 12, Con 6, Ramsay Twp.

Burials – 1873 – 1900

Photos taken at least 15 years ago by Effie Robertson, nee Dunlop, great-granddaughter of pioneer John Dunlop and Jane Liddle.

History of the Dunlop Family in Britain, Canada and the United States, published by Beatrice Murray Dunlop in October 1935.

“It is said of John Dunlop that he was typical dour Scot.  Walking across his acres one day, he stopped suddenly, drove a stake into the ground and strode on without explanation.  This action was taken to mean that he wished to be buried at that spot, and there he was buried in July, 1873.  His wife, Jane Liddel (Liddle) died the following year and lies buried beside him in the acres they cleared.”

In Memory of

John Dunlop, died July 26, 1873, aged 81 years.

Also his wife, Jane Liddle, died May 4, 1874, aged 84 years.

Native of Scotland.

Emigrated to Canada in 1821.

2 small stones beside the main headstone with the initials – J. D. and J. S.

It is also believed that George Dunlop, son of John Dunlop and Jane Liddle is also buried here in 1900.

This picture was taken by Don Cooper, in the summer of 2001.

Pictures supplied by Fran & Don Cooper – – Posted 18 December, 2001.


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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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