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Surname Turing (Turin)
First Name Unknown
Dating 1411?
Location Foveran
Life dates +1411?
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Place of manufacturing
(place of burial)
Place of exposition Parish Church, Foveran, ABERDEENSHIRE, Scotland
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The oldest, and most well-known, is the Turing Stone. It dates to the first half of the 15th century and depicts two figures in armour, thought to be Norman Turings. The stone slab likely lay in the Turing Aisle of the medieval church, which was built over by the current church, and stood outside in the graveyard until the 1970s.

Far less well-known, in fact not published at all, to my knowledge, in Arms and Armour literature, is a tombstone in the church at Foveran, about 13 miles due east of Harlaw
... This stone is of grey sandstone, approximately 222cm x 103cm x 14cm and cracked across the middle. It bears an incised representation of two armoured figures in an elaborate architectural framework which includes a heraldic shield but mysteriously no names or date - no inscription at all in fact except for an initial "Hic Iace[t/nt]". It appears that the slab has been recut at some time, which weakens any attempt to identify and date the figures, and some of the carving is crude. Nevertheless I shall endeavour to suggest that the slab commemorates two members of the Turing family of Foveran who were in all likelihood killed at Harlaw (1411) wielding their two-handed swords, of which this slab offers the earliest representation in Scotland, or even Britain. The rest of the grave inscription, the charges on the shield and any inscription on the scrolls, which hang delicately in front of the faces of each figure, were doubtless originally painted on
... The fact that the slab commemorates two adult male members of the same family certainly suggests death in battle, and Harlaw was the only likely occasion in the first quarter of the 15th century - which brings us to the date of the slab
... First the family: a William de Turin was granted the charter of Foveran by David II (1329-71); he was succeeded by his son, Andrew Turin (1388-1424), and by successive Turins of Foveran (becoming Turing by 1613)
... they would be brothers/sons of Andrew Turin

никаких данных о возможных персонажах не найдено

... contains an old slab stone, in memory of Sir Alexander and Samuel Forbes, formerly lairds of Foveran
все упоминания о семье Forbes в отношении поместья Foveran относятся к 17 веку, когда поместье было куплено у семьи Turing

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