The Spence Cemetery

The Nelson family is also responsible for the beginnings of the Spence Cemetery. David’s daughter Betsy lost her first husband, William, due to a hunting accident in 1873. They occupied the property at the corner of Midlothian Road and as there was no cemetery, Betsy buried Mr. Cairns in a corner of the field.

She later married George Ross and moved to his home, leaving her land for a cemetery. This is now a fairly large cemetery and space won’t allow a complete list, but the old families are all resting here; Bell, Nelson, Botham, Ross, Smith, Brown, Langford, Carlton, Glass, White, just to name a few.

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