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1891. Excerpt: ... A HIGHLANDER'S DIRECTIONS REGARDING HIS FUNERAL.
HE following passages have been extracted from the A holograph
Will, dated in 1834, of a noted Jacobite Highlander and Senachie,
who died in Edinburgh in 1857 and may appropriately, I think, be
permanently recorded in the pages of the Highland Monthly. The Will
was duly recorded in the Commissary Court Books of Edinburgh, and
apparently the singular directions left by the worthy Highlander
regarding his funeral were given effect to: --"Lastly, --Having
thus settled and disposed of all my worldly affairs to my mind, the
following directions I wish to be observed by my Executors
regarding my funeral viz.: --I recommend that my coffin, instead of
black, shall be covered with sky-blue cloth, edged with white, and
the lid thereof to be ornamented with a white broad Xi being a
saltire or St Andrew's Cross; and further, instead of a mortcloth,
a Highland Plaid of the Royal Stuart Tartan to be used. In the
event of my dying in Edinburgh, or elsewhere in the Lowlands, my
body I wish to be conveyed from thence in a Hearse and pair, under
the charge of my Executors, in one or two chaises and pairs for
their accommodation, and interred beside my Father and Grandfather,
&c., in the family burying-place in;and should my Funeral go by
the Pass of Killiecrankie, or by any other Road, at an equal
distance from the place of interment, I wish it there met, if not
before, by such of my relations, kindred, and countrymen as incline
to attend; and should my Exite happen in the Highlands, I wish the
funeral preceded a like distance, according to ancient practice, by
two Highland Pipers properly dressed in the Garb of Old Gaul, who
shall there, and at proper distances, perform some of the most
ancient funeral airs, and shall each hav...
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