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Kilbirnie Heritage
Material from the collection of artist Elizabeth Joy Steele

This website will be the basis for an online database of photographs and documents about the history of Kilbirnie. Items will be added over the coming months and years to provide a comprehensive documentation of Kilbirnie's heritage. Most of the material will come from the collection of artist Elizabeth Joy Steele, but other sources will be sought for information.
Please contact Adam McLean if you wish to share material, provide better descriptions or correct errors.
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Thomas Crawford of Jordanhill's Tomb

Roger Griffith

This unusual tomb contains the effigies of Captain Thomas Craufurd or Crawford of Jordanhill and his wife Janet Ker of Kersland. Thomas died on 3rd January 1603 having achieved fame through capturing Dumbarton Castle for King James VI, for which brave achievement he was given the lands of Jordanhill near Glasgow as a reward.