are blown away from cover. I have usually taken my own line in hunting as on other things and I prefer doing so yet.- Do not go about after my funeral in black, it is no merit to try and convince the world that you mourn- if it needs a black coat to enable any one to remember me, then the sooner I am forgotten the better. If you bury me where I wish, dig the hole seven feet deep, lay the bottom with concrete say six inches thick, leave it till my coffin is lowered onto it then shovel in concrete roughly all round the sides well six inches over the coffin, then fill up with soil- If anyone else wishes to be put on top there will be room to repeat the process. If the parson objects to

Instructions for My Burial


When I die I do not want to be buried at Kirknewton, I prefer to be cremated but as it is a long way and troublesome to a crematorium I wish to be buried in the small plantation between the Sheephouse Field and Fireburn. I care nothing about consecrated ground, all ground is equally suitable and a bishop cannot by any ceremony make it more so. Moreover I do not hold with the idea of a general resurrection day, I believe the day of one’s death is also the day of ones resurrection. Also if every person that has existed in this world was to stand up at the sound of a horn, there would be a terrible bustle about kirk yards like an eager field, trying for a start- when hounds

Fireburn Burial Ground. Many of the Grey family are buried at Kirknewton, but George Grey didn't like the idea and left a three page note headed "Instructions for my Burial" in which he asked to buried in a small plantation between two fields.

doing any thing at the grave anyone may do so if they wish but it is of no consequence, funeral services are only in stirring up of the living but are useless to the dead.

George Grey.

George Grey 1915, his wife Christian 1932, and two of their sons, Neil 1924, and Ivar 1943, and two of Ivar's sons : John, 1964 and Robert 1965 are buried, or their ashes are buried, here.
The stone photographed in the 1980s by Neil Grey is now much more eroded.
Two separate markers are the grave stones of Freddy Dixon -Johnson, sister to Ivar and Neil, whose husband Charlie died in WW1. Charlie has a memorial plaque inside the church at Kirknewton. Freddy's daughter Faith married P. M. Goodall.