Rothiemurchus Churchyard

Rothiemurchus Churchyard Ruins. This is a probable site of John and Betty's parish since both Betty's mother and John's brother are buried here.

According to the Chronicles of the More Family published by JMA in 1955, John and Betty's family were, "ready to go [to America] in the autumn of 1772. John's relatives were ...nearby but Betty's were fifty miles away. When message reached Elgin, her aged mother set out on the rough journey up the Spey Valley and reached Rothiemurchus only to sicken and die almost immediatley."

She was buried in the Rothiemurchus churchyard where her gravestone was described as, "lying flat on the south side of Rothiemurchus church and bearing the following legend: 'Here lies the body of Jean Innes, relict of Robert Taylor, sometime dyster in Elgin, who died September, 1772, aged 72 years, being on a visit to her daughter Betty, spouse of John More, then in this parish."

Unfortunately, the gravestone today cannot be located and it is believed to be lost.