In the New Cemetery, opened 1882, there are a number of servicemen's graves (No’s 59,69, 70,71,74,75,76,78,82) including those of Polish (No’s 72, 53) and Hungarian (No 308) background. Interestingly, the Battle of Bull's Run, during the American Civil War is mentioned on a stone (No 154) as an emigrant from Mauchline, one Thomas Mitchell fought and died there. Although which side he was on we are not told.
In mid 19th Mauchline had a thriving but short - lived snuff box industry, and a number of those associated with the industry can be found here. Manufacturer And Smith (Churchyard 251), managers like David McQueen J.P. (No 44) and Thomas McCall who was employed by Messrs Smith as an artist in his younger days, before going on to become an acknowledged landscape and portrait painter.
Some more of the Alexanders’ of Ballochmyle are here (No’s 238 and 239) the most notable of which was Major General Sir Claude Alexander Bart. His is a coffin-shaped stone with a small wall around it. He in fact, bought 40 lairs when the cemetery was opened. The only other really interesting stone here is that of Marcus Bain Quarrymaster (no 277). This is a large red sandstone carving of two angels supporting a plaque which carries an inscription to his wife and children. In front is a metal cross which bears his own name, and these are surrounded by a small wall.
On the Loan green in Sorn Road is an obelisk erected in 1885 to five covenanting martyrs, hanged without trial in 1685. It carries this inscription:-
“Bloody Dumbarton, Douglas and Dundee
Moved by the Devil and the Laird of Lee
Dragged these five men to death with gun and sword
Not suffering them to pray or read God's word
Owning the word of God was all their crime
The 'eighty-five' was a saint-killing time”
The five men who were hanged were:- Peter Gillies, John Bryce, Thomas Young, William Fiddison and John Bruning. It was built to replace the original stone, which is now a part of the wall of Mauchline Primary School opposite. James Smith, a Covenanter has a stone in the churchyard (No 259).
No. 238 - Major General Alexander “I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are' not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
No 239 - Alexander “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.”
No. 245 - Breckenridge “How hard it is to part with those we held on earth so dear, the heart no greater trial knows, no sorrow more severe.”
No. 277 - Bain“To the ever hallowed memory of a loving husband and father. One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, never doubted clouds would break, never dreamed though right were worsted wrong would triumph, held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.”
No. 288 - McCall “For more than half a century he faithfully and Lovingly visited the sick and dying of all denominations and was a son of consolation in every sorrowing household.”