TRANSCRIPT OF ALL THE MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS WITHIN THE CHURCHYARD OF BANFF.

(1) ANO. DNI. 1558.29 NOVE. OBIIT. VALTERVS. OGILVY. DE. DVNLVGVS. MILES . PRAEPOSITVS . HVIVS . VRBIS . ET . HIC. JACET. CV. ALISONA. HVME. EIVS. SPOSA. OBIIT. 23. JVLII. ANO. 1557.

(2) ANO DNI 1580 GEORGIVS OGILVY. DE DVNLVGVS. HOC EREXIT. OPVS. IN . HONORE DEI. ET IN MEMORIA . SVI . PATRIS . ET. MATRIS . QVOR. CORPORA. HIC SEPVLTA SVT . REQUIESCANT IN PACE.*

(3) In memory of William Harvey, who died 16th April, 186o, aged 72 years. Also his wife Margaret Ellis, who died 21st November, 1887, aged 94 years. Erected by his sons William and James.

(4) Erected by James Cruickshank, shoemaker in Banff, to the memory of his son George, who died 1st March, 1833, aged 2 years and 4 months.

(5) Erected by James Grant as a tribute of respect and affection in memory of his brother Richard Shand, who died at Culbuchly on the 23rd day of March, 1854, in the 24 year of his age, and also his mother Elizabeth Mortimer, who died at Boyndie Street, Banff, on the 2nd December, 1877, aged 71 Years.

(6) Sacred to the memory of James Ogilvie, late Vintner in Banff, who died 3rd October, 1818, aged 46 years. This stone is erected by his spouse Mary Wood. Man, know thyself (blank] for | Whatever farce the boastful hero plays | Virtue alone has majesty in Death. I| Honour and shame from no condition rise | Act well thy part, there all the honour lyes. | And mind | As I am now so you must shortly be. | Also of her daughter, Ann Wiseman, who died 11th August, 1845, aged 45 Years. The above Mary Wood died 25th April, 1848, aged 84 years, and of William Brown, who died 25th March, 1875, aged 87 years; and of their son John, who was drowned at sea in November, 1875, aged 50 years. Also their son Alexander, who died at Kandy, in the island of Ceylon, 26th September, 1876, aged 59 years.

(7) In memory of our father Alexander Blake, late merchant in Banff, who died on the 1st May, 1863, aged 65 years. This monument is erected by the surviving children of Alexander and Celia Blake. Sacred to the memory of Celia Ronald, our dearly beloved mother, who died on the 2nd May, 1857, aged 47 years, and our sisters, Mary Ann Amelia, who died 12th December, 1845, aged 3 years, Grace Jessie Duff, who died 8th Sept., 1859, aged 13 years, and Robina, who died in childhood, 1848, and our brother Alexander, drowned in S.S. Mauritius, off coast of Ireland, 6th November, 1872, aged 38 years.

To the memory of Margaret Watson, wife of Alexander Blake, merchant, Banff, who died 6th August, 1832, aged 37 years. Also their family, Alexander, who died 7th June, 1830, aged 3 years, Mary Ann, who died 6th April, 1831, aged 1 year, William, who died at Masselburgh, 12th January, 1856, aged 30 years, Robert, who died at Musselburgh, 6th November, 1858, aged 34 years, and James, who died at Aberdeen, 20th April, 1861, aged 32 years.

 

* Inscriptions (1) and (2) are from the Dunlugus Aisle of the Old Church.

 

(8) John Bisit, Jean Dvncan.

(9) Corpus Roberti Scharpi vicecomitatvs . . . mentvm posuit theiae charitatis . . . desid. .

issimo monvmentvm hoe posuit [ux]or moestissima Janeta Abercrombie.

(10) This stone is erected by James Conn in memory of his daughter Ann, who died in her infancy, January 8th, 1792.

(11) Erected by James Cumming, gardener in Banff, and Ann Conn, his spouse, in memory of her sister Jean, eldest daughter of Michael Conn, flesher, who died on the 4th of July, 1822, aged 60 years, and their three children, viz., Ann, Isabella, and Elizabeth in infancy. Isabella, who died 27th April, 1839, aged 37 years. Also Ann Conn, his spouse, who died 27th January, 1843, aged 77 years, and James Cumming, who died 26th November, 1845, aged 85 years; also William Geddes, painter in Banff, who died November 24th, 1848, aged 48 years.

(12) Here lies the body of Elizabeth Conn, who died in nonage; also are interred here the bodies of James Conn and Margret Taylor, his wife, he died the 22nd of March, 1793, aged 28 years, and she the 21st of December, 1792, aged 38 years. Here lie two of their childring, Ann and John, who both died in nonage. Michael Conn, flesher in Banff, erected this stone to their memory as a testimony of paternal regard. Also Isobel and John Conns. She died 25th May, 1800, aged 28 years. He died 7th January, 1801, aged 40 years. Margaret Reid, spouse to Michael Conn, died 18th March, 1811, aged 75 years. Michael Conn died the 19th of April, 1815, aged 80 years.

(13) Erected by Robert Shand, shoemaker, elected Convener of the Trades of Banff in the year 1816, and served them for the space of three years. To the memory of John Shand, his son, who died in 1797, aged 11 months, and of his father and mother-in-law George Murray, quarrier, who died in 1806, aged 86 years. His spouse, Janet Cowie, who died in 1798, aged 74 years, and also seven of their children, who all died in infancy.

(14) This stone is erected by May Fraser to the memory of her deceased husband James Low, sometime farmer in Cabra, in the parish of Old Deer, who died November 13th, 1776, aged 59 years.

'Tis God that lifts our comforts high, Or sinks them in the grave;

He gives and takes, blest be his name, He takes but what he gave.

(15) This stone is erected by Alexander Morrice and Elspet Gordon, his wife, in memory of their children William, who died February 21st, 1775, aged 7 days, also Sophia, who died December 29th, 1784 aged 2 years.

(16) This stone is placed here by Elizabeth and Alexander McRonald in memory of their grandmother Elspet Gordon, who died 22nd December, 1811, aged 63 years, and of their grandfather Alexander Morrice, who died 21st December, 1820, aged 72 years. Here are also deposited the remains of the said Alexander McRonald, recovered from the ocean, in which he closed this life on the 13th May, 1822, aged 21 years.

(17) This stone is erected by William Minty and Barbra Gray in Sandla in memory of their son Alexander, who died in his infancy, 1777.

(18) Erected by Alexander Morison, square wright, Banff, and Elizabeth Garden, his spouse, to the memory of their son George, who died December 4th, 1834, aged 28 years.

(19) This stone is erected by Robert Warax, post in Banff, to the memory of Margaret Watson, his spouse, who died August 8th, 1738, aged 58 years, and their children.

(20) Erected by Margaret Nicol of Banff to the memory of her son Alexander Anderson, A.M., licentiate of the Free Church of Scotland, who died on the 22nd November, 1855, aged 33 years. Also of her granddaughter Margaret Jane Bowie, who died on the 20th November, 1855, aged 8 months.

(21) Erected by James Simpson, merchant in Banff, in memory of his father John Simpson, who died 20th of March, 1808, aged 70 Years, and of his mother Jane Grant, who died 27th March, 1812, aged 69 years.

(22) This stone is erected by James Valder, wright in Banff, to the memory of his daughter Jannet, who died 9th of September, 1802, aged 4 months. Also his daughter Desk-foord [rest covered by another stone].

(23) Sacred to the memory of Ellen Susanna Valder, spouse of James Davidson, printer in Banff,,who died 2nd July, 1823, aged 46 years, and their son George Robert Davidson, who died 2nd June, 1812, aged 10 years.

(24) Sacred to the memory of Robert McPherson, late weaver in Banff, who died 1st May, 1834, aged 55 years.

(25) This stone is erected by Alexander Simpson and Jane Skinner as a small testimony of parental affection for their beloved children William, who departed this life May 16th, 1774, in the 3rd year of his age, and Alexander, late Shoremaster to the town, of Banff, who died June 3rd, 1806, aged 32 years. Blessed are the dead who die in the. Lord. The above Alexander Simpson died 2Ist September, 1816, aged 71 years, and Jane Skinner, his spouse, died 17th January, 1812, aged 66 years, also their only daughter Ann Simpson, spouse to James McKenzie, feuer in Macduff, who died on the 22nd day of October, 1826, aged 48 years.

(26) Erected by William Miller, perfumer, Banff, in memory of his son John, who died on the 22nd December, 1833, aged 10 weeks, and also his daughter Eliza, who died on the 16th April, 1839, aged 2 years and 4 months.

(27) Erected to the memory of John Marshall and Christian Brebner, his spouse, who died 2nd December, 1750, aged 40 years, and their daughter Margaret, died 1832, aged 82, also Alexander Innes, plasterer, their grandson, who died 10th October, 1841, aged 71 Years, also Mary Wright, his spouse, who died 3rdJune, 1854, aged 80 years. Charlotte Innes died 18 th March,1883, aged 73 years. Barbara Innes died 4 th June, 1888, aged 81 years.

(28) Here are interred the bodies of James Bramner, sometime burgess in Banff, who departed this life February, 1722, and of Christian Lumisden, his spouse, who died April, 1700, and of their children. This stone is erected to the memory of James and William Bramnars their sons. James died April . . and is here interred [rest illegible].

(29) Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of Bathia Crombie, spouse of Thomas Angus, merchant in Banff. Exemplary in the several relations of life, respected by her acquaintance, warmly esteemed by her friends, and walking closely with God. She died on the 9th of May, 1829, in the 75th year of her age, regretted by all who knew her worth, and bewailed by an attached husband, who dedicates this humble tribute of affection to the memory of her who was the beloved and faithful partner of his lot during 40 years of his earthly pilgrimage. And also in memory of his mother-in-law Jean Paterson, who died February 22nd, 1806, aged 84 years.

(30) Here lies George Warax and Isabel Thomson, also James Warrax, Jean, George, Mary, and Mary Waraxes children to George Warax, blacksmith in Banff, and Janet Mair, his spouse, 1740.

(31) Erected in memory of Robert Warrax, who died 4th February, 1761, aged 19 years. Jane, October, 1806, aged 62 years, and her husband Archibald Smith, 1813, aged 78. Here also repose the remains of their grandchildren Robert Anderson, mason in Banff, who died 9th May, 1829, aged 42 years, and Helen, 20th February, 1838, aged 43 years. Also Isabell Smith, mother of the above Robert and Hellen Anderson, who died 7th April, 1854, aged 89 years, also her daughter Jane Anderson, who died 7th July, 1855, aged 51 years, and her son William Anderson, who died 10th December, 1859, aged 68 years.

(32) Erected by Duncan Nicol, saddler, Montrose, in memory of his deceased parents William Nicol, weaver in Banff, who died 11th April, 1854, aged 84 years, and Magdalen Alexander, who died 14th June, 1843, aged 82 years.

(33) This gravestone is erected to the memory of James Nicoll, weaver in Banff, who died May 15th, 1732, Alexander Nicoll, taylor in Banff, who died May 22nd, 1735, and William Nicoll, weaver in Banff, who died Aprile 1st, 1738, by John Nicoll, weaver in Banff, and Margaret Pringle, their parents. J. N.

(34) Under this stone is interred the bodies of John Roy, shoemaker in Banff, who departed this life February 4, 1726, and of Margaret Gaan, his spouse, who died the 20th of May, 1749. This stone is erected to their memory by John Roy, their son, who died October 9th, 1765, aged 72 years, and Margaret Grig, his wife, who [rest not inscribed]. I. R . . M. G.

(35) Here lies inter'd the body of John Stewart, an honest, faithful and affectionate servant to the family of Findlater for above 14 years, he died the 12th day of June, 1777.

(36) Here lyes Alexander Gordon, burges in Banff, who died in the 80th year of his age, 1694, and Alise Osburn, his spouse, and their children, as also Jean Scott, spouse to James Gordon, conveener in Banff, their youngest son, who erected this stone to their memory.

(37) Erected by Elizabeth Watt in memory of her deceased husband James Gerrard, sen., wright, Banff, who died 14th February, 1843, aged 63 years. The above Elizabeth Watt died 10th March, 1853, aged 65 years.

(38) Here lies the body of John Emslie, late Deacon of the Weavers in Banff, who died the 23rd day of June, 1777 years, in the 77th year of his age. This stone is erected to his memory by his affectionate daughter Elizabeth.

(39) Sacred to the memory of John Leslie, who died April 9th, 1836, aged 48 years, and Jane Watt, his wife, who died July, 1843, aged 54 years, also three of their children Charlotte, John,-and Charies, who died in youth and infancy. Also of their grandchildren John, Leslie, Solomon, Jeanie and Alexander Watt, children of George Shearer, clothier, who all died in childhood. Also the said George Shearer, clothier, who died 28th October, 1886, aged 86 years.

(40) Under this stone lye interred the bodys of Robert Fraser, indweller in Banff, who died 20th April, 1770, aged 90 years, and Christian Cummine, his spouse, who departed 9th January, 1776, aged 78 years. Ann Fraser, their daughter, died 20th June, 1757, aged 37, and Margaret, another daughter, died 13th October, 1775, aged 48 years. To whose memories this stone is erected by John Ord, mason in Banff, and Christian Fraser, his spouse, the only surviving child of said Robert Fraser, also John, son to the foresaid John Ord, who died January 18th, 1785, aged 19 years and 4 months, and William, another son, who died November 5th, 1786, aged 18 years, also the said John Ord, mason, who died March 8th, 1788, aged 64 years.

(41) Erected by George Cumming, writer in Banff, to the memory and in token of affection for his beloved wife Elizabeth Fraser, who died on the 16th day of December, 1853, aged 34 years.

(42) Sacred to the memory of Mr. James Grant, who departed this life the 8th day of June, 1816, aged 70 years. This stone is placed by George Robinson and Compy., to record the worth of the deceased, who acted as their principal clerk and accountant for 50 Years, during which long period he was uniformly distinguished for the greatest accuracy in business, and the most prudent and upright conduct.

(43) This stone is erected by Anne McInnes to the memory of her husband Angwes McDonald, who died May the 3, 1750, aged 57.

(44) Erected by William Lawrence, mason, Banff, in memory of his children Isabella, died 31st December, 1858, aged 16 months, William, died 24th July, 1863, aged 2 years and 7 months, James, died 20th April, 1866, aged 1 year, Williamina, died 13th June, 1872, aged 4 years and 5 months.

(45) This stone is erected by Charles McLean in Banff to ye memory of his father John McLean, who died May ye 1st, 1738, aged 55 years. His son Alexander McLean died May 15, 1738, aged 8 years, and Jane Beaton, spouse to John McLean, died March ye 14th, 1758, aged 45 years. John McLean, who died 1780, aged 25 years.

(46) This stone was erected by Jean Chapman to the memory of her deceast husband William Donald, weaver and burgess in Banff, who died the 28th July, 1769, aged 56 years.

(47) This stone is erected by Elizabeth Fowler in memory of her deceased husband Alex. Fowler, late gamekeeper at Dunlugas, who died at Banff upon the 10th July, 1835, in the 49th year of his age.

(48) This stone is erected by Patrick Grant, indweller in Banff, in memory of Barbra Reid, who died November 27th, 1765. She was his wife 4 years, aged 29 years, and of Elspet, his daughter, died in her infancy. Time Flyeth. Death persueth.

(49) In memory of Adam Elder, who died June 21st, 1829, aged 82, and of Ann, his wife, who died April 25th, 1821, aged 69, also of George Elder, son of the above, who died March 3, 1853, aged 60, and of Margaret, his wife, who died January 27th, 1837, aged 36, and of their son George Elder, who died August 2Ist, 1849, aged 21. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."*

 

*" Adam Elder, although a poor man, and labouring in his humble craft for his daily bread, had a pride in giving his sons a fair education easily accessible at that time, as it still is, at our Banff Academy. Adexander, third son of Adam, thus prepared entered the establishment of the Messrs. Imlach, carrying on various branches of book selling business in Banff. Remaining in their employment for some ten years, and gaining a character for steadiness and capacity these gentlemen urged his moving to London, and handed him over to a friend who had bought up, and succeeded to the great publishing and bookselling house of Vernor, Hood and Sharp. Here our Banff man acquired a thorough knowledge of London work and habits, and promotion was sought for in another house. About the same period that Elder commenced London life, a youth of the name of Smith was consigned to the tender mercies of the same party in town by the well-known bookseller in Elgin, Mr. Isaac Forsyth. Smith followed pretty much the same course as his Banff compeer; and the two finally, united in opening a publishing house of their own in Fenchurch Street. . . . All the world knows that Smith and Elder have for many years carried on one of the first Publishing Establishments in the metropolis." (Imlach's "Chronicles.")

Alexander Elder died in February, 1876, at the age of 86 years. James Gordon Smith died in London in March, 1873. He is said to have been also a native of Banff, and left Mr. Imlach's book shop in Low Street Banff, about 1836. He aided in building up the firm of Messrs. Smith, Elder and Co., publishers, Cornhill, and will long be remembered for the generosity and encouragement he showed to north country men when they came to reside in I.ondon

(50) This stone is erected by James Philip, botman in Banff, and Janet Michie, his spouse, to the memory of their children Margaret and [rest hid].

(51) Erected from filial reverence and duty by Thomas Wilson in Banff to the memory of his parents George Wilson, rope and sail maker in, and one of the magistrates of, Banff, who died the 5th day of February, 6, 1816 aged 72 Years, and Margaret Philip, his spouse, who died the 19th day of April, 1816, aged 72 Years, both interred here.

(52) Here is interred the body of James Philip, sometime boatman in Banff, who died December 28th, 1771, aged 73 Years, also his spouse Janet Michie, who died February 14th, 1780, aged 77 years. This stone is erected by their son William Philip, taylor in Banff.

(53) This stone is erected by George Wilson, Rope and Sail maker in Banff, and Margaret Philip, his wife, to the memory of their children Margaret, who died 1777, aged 1 year, Janet, who died 1779, aged 15 years, Robert, who died 1785, aged 1 year, Catharine, who died 1788, aged 19 years, George, who died 1791, aged 15 years, Bathia, who died 1792, aged 21 years, James, who died at Port au Prince in the West Indies the 20th of June, 1794, on board the Irresistable, a 74 gun ship, aged 21 years.

(54) This stone was erected by Janet Philip in memory of her affectionate husband George Skakel, late square wright in Banff, who died 19th September, 1808, aged 62 years. The above Janet Philip died on the 23rd December, 1844, aged 80.

(55) Sacred to the memory of Richard Birnie in Banff, who departed this life the 12th January, 1812, aged 82 years, and of Mrs. Margaret Philip, his spouse, who departed this life the 14th day of August, 1820, aged 84 years, also Mary Birnie, their daughter, who departed this life the 7th day of November, 1831, aged 66 years. God's will be done.*

(56) This stone is erected by William Milne, younger, hirer, in Banff, to the memory of his spouse Isabela Smith, who died September 29th, and his daughter Margrate Milne, who died October 15th, 1735. Sacred also to the memory of John Milne, hirer in Banff, grandson to the above W. M. He died March 21st, 1838, aged 59 years. Grace Milne, who departed this life on the 12th May, 1838.

(57) Erected by John MacDonald in affectionate remembrance of Thomas Cooper, who died 14th May, 1835, aged 78 years, and of his spouse Margaret Cruickshank, who died 28th November, 1822, aged 71 years, and were both interred here. And of Andrew MacDonald, who died 14th September, 1848, aged 23 Years, and of James Macdonald, who died 21st May, 1853, aged 42 years, sons of the before-mentioned John Macdonald and Margaret Cooper, his wife. Sacred to the memory of Helen Macdonald, who died 9th December, 1836, aged 23 years, and was interred here, and of her brother, Thomas Macdonald, who died 6th January, 1832, in the 16th year of his age, and was buried at Toronto, U.C., and of John Macdonald, their brother, who died at Georgestown, Columbina, U.S-, 30th May, 1844, aged 26 years, and of John Macdonald, their father, who died 17th December, 1845, aged 63 years.

 

* Richard Birnie was the father of Sir Richard Birnie, Chief Magistrate at Bow Street, and Head of the Metropolitan Police. Young Birnie was a good tradesman, and of good address. Obtaining employment in the saddlery house of Mackintosh and Co., then patronised by the Prince Regent, he rose step by step and ultimately married Mr. Mackintosh's daughter. He was in favour with the Prince Regent, through whose influence he was appointed Magistrate at Bow Street Police Court, and from whom he afterwards received the honour of knighthood.. (From " Imlach.")

 

(58) This stone was erected by Patrick Phillip, shoemaker in Banff, in memory of his mother Isabel Garden, who died March ye 16, 1770, aged 56 years.

(59) Erected by Alexander Anderson, farmer in Avalds, as a tribute of respect and affection to the memory of Ruth Mitchell, his spouse, who died the 11th January, 1828, aged 48 years, whose mortal remains are deposited here, and those of their son George Anderson, who died the 24th June, 1820, aged 15 years. The above Alexander Anderson died 20th May, 1834, aged 64 years.

(60) This stone is erected by George Anderson in Headstoun of Cullen to the memory of George Anderson, late feuer in Macduff, who died May 8th, 1792, aged 67 years. Here are also interred the remains of the above George Anderson; who died 7th June, 1832, aged 75 years. Also Isabella Joss, his spouse, who died 14th May, 1838, aged 77 years, also their son Alexander Anderson, farmer, Auchmill, who died 24th November, 1845, aged 49 years.

(61) Erected by Peter Coutts, merchant tailor, Banff, in memory of his beloved wife Susan McHattie, who died August 31, 1858, aged 45 years. The above Peter Coutts died on the 18th July, 1876, aged 59 Years.

(62) This stone is erected by Allexr. Ramesay, Vintiner in Banff, and Elspet Thomson, his spouse, in memory of their son Kenneth Ramesay, died May 21st, 1767, in his infancy, and Allexr., died June the 21st, 1769, in his infancy.

(63) Heir lyis ane honest man named Magnvs . Fain . svmtym . of Pitgall ane skiper of the bark called the Gift of God who perished on this cost 6 October, 1633- . Memento mori.

(64) This stone is erected by John Lumsden in McDuff in memory of his daughter Fanny, who died June 1, 1792, aged 22 years.

(65) Erected by William Allan, Convener of the Trades of Banff, in memory of his daughter Jannet, who died the 12th February, 1825, aged 5 years, and of Louisa, who died the 20th of April, 1827, aged 8 months, and Thomas, who died the 22nd December, 1830, aged 8 years, also Louisa and Thomas, who died both in infancy. And of his father James Allan, who died the 9th of January, 1832, aged 74 years, and of his son John, who died the 10th of February, 1836, in infancy, and of his son William, who died the 12th of June, 1840, aged 7 years, and of his mother Janet Addison, who died the 21st of November, 1844, aged 97 years, and of his wife Louisa Tomlinson, who died the 19th of March, 1846, aged 49 years, and of his daughter Agnes, who died the 8th of April, 1849, aged 25 years. The above-named William Allan died 1st May, 1864, aged 81.

(66) Here are interred the bodies of Alexander Shand, sometime turner in Banff, who died July 4th, 1744, aged 33 years, and of his children Anne, who died March 9th, 1738, aged on year, William, who died November 5th, 1748, aged 4 years, and Alexander, who died November 12th, 1748, aged 6 years. This stone is erected by James Shand, organist in Banff, and Jno. Shand, masson theire, sons of ye said A. Shand. Also here lie intered under the stone the body of Isobel Addison, wife of the aboue. Memento mori.

(67) This stone is erected by John Shand, sometime slater in Banff, who died July, 1789, aged 54 years, also John and Elspet Shand, his children, who died in infancy.

(68) In memory of Lucinda Petrie, who departed this life the 7th day of March, 1813, in the 25th year of her age. Erected by her affectionate husband Charles Watt, shipmaster in Banff, as a mark of respect for his worthy spouse.

(69) Sacred to the memory of James Russel, son of James Russel, Royal Navy, who departed this life 6th April, 1796, aged 3 years and 7 months.

(70) This stone is erected by James Wiseman, in memory of Janet Anderson, his wife, who died July ye 6, 1773, aged 56 years, also James Wiseman, his grandchild, who died Septr. 24, 1777, aged 4 years, and Alexander Wiseman, his son, who died January 14, 1778, aged 17 years.

(71) Erected by Jane Cruickshank as a mark of respect to the memory of her husband William Cassie, late Innkeeper in Banff, who died 8th of November, 1834, aged 35 years, and the above Jane Cruickshank died at Banff the 19th May, 1848, aged 46 years.

(72) Erected by James Wilson in memory of his father James Wilson, who died in Macduff 4th October, 1830, aged 41 years, and his brother Thomas Wilson, who died in Macduff 31st December, 1832, in infancy, and Andrew Wilson, his brother, who died in Macduff 6th December, 1849, aged 30 years, and Andrew, his son, who died 4th June, 1855, aged 3 years, also his mother Elspet Wilson, who died 30th September, 1878, aged 82 years.

(73) Heir lyes Helen Paterson, lavfvll spovs to Williim Willson in Doun, who dyed the 27 of March, 1676, waiting for a blessed resurrection be virtue of Christ the head.

(74) Here lyes interred the body of George Wilson, sometime seaman in Doun, who departed this life December 30th, 1782, aged 35 years. This stone is erected to his memory by Janet Wilson, his spouse.

'Tis God that lifts our comforts high

Or sinks them in the grave

He gives and takes blest be his name

He takes but what he gave.

(75) Erected by Jannet Simpson to the memory of her husband William Brown, late manufacturer and stampmaster in Banff, who died 19th September, 1829, aged 80 years. The above Jannet Simpson died 11th September, 1841, aged 101 years.

(76) Erected by James Brown, manufacturer in Banff, and Elizabeth Johnston, his spouse, in memory of their children William, who died 16th December, 1794, aged 3 years, and Mary, who died in infancy the 16th December, 1795. In memory also of the said Elizabeth Johnston, who died 8th October, 1811, in her 52nd year, and also of the above James Brown, who died 7th January, 1823, aged 70 years.

(77) Sacred to the memory of William Brown, late Manufactorer in Banff, and Jannet Cheyne, his spouse. She died March, 1758, aged 42 years, and he died December, 1779, aged 67 years, and also their grandson William Brown, son to Robert Brown, manufactorer in Banff, and Christian Andrew, his spouse. He died June, 1792, aged 6 years.

(78) Erected 20th June, 1815, by James Gardiner, late of Jamica, as a tribute of affection and respect to the memory of his grandfather and grandmother, George Gardiner and Elspet Brown, and of his father James Gardiner, who died 22nd April, 1790, aged 70, and his mother Elspet Wilson, who died in 1795, aged 75 years.

(79) John Milne Gardiner died at Bombay July 29th, 1852, aged 19 years, Alexander Wallace Gardiner died at Aberdeen November 1st, 1858, aged 17 years, sons of A. W. Gardiner, Greenskares. In memory of Alexander Wallace Gardiner, who died at the Cottage, Greenskares, January 1st, 1871, aged 64 years. And of his spouse Margaret Milne, daughter of the late John Milne, Mill of Boyndie, who died at Rosebank, Macduff, June 10th; 1890, aged 84 years. Rebecca Walker, wife of James Gardiner, died at the Cottage, Greenskares, October 6th, 1861.

(80) Sacred to the memory of James Gardiner, Esq., late of the island of Jamaica, who died at Banff the 22nd day of May, 1820, aged 60 years, and of Mrs. Margaret Aven or Gardiner, his spouse, who died at Banff the 8th day of May (?) 1831, aged 69 (?) years.

(81) Erected by Captain William Gall in memory of his grandfather James Mitchell, for 50 years mason in Banff, who died November 10th, 1859, aged 79 years, and his grandmother Isabell Andrew, who died February 17th, 1863, aged 82 years, also his sister Isabell Watt, who died March 5th, 1865, aged 28 years. The above-named Captain William Gall was lost at sea 3rd June, 1871, aged 29 years.

(82) Here is interred the body of William Turnbull, tylor, who lived in Sandhill, who died June 24th, 1758, aged 62.

(83) Here is interred the body of . . . who died at Banff June 11, 1763, aged . . . This stone was erected to his memory by Margaret Shand, his spouse.

(84) This stone is erected by James Baird, residenter in Banff, in memory of his wife Margaret Chyne, who departed this life the 2th January, 1791, aged about 36 years.

(85) Sacred to the memory of Alexander Paterson, shimaster in Macduff, who died the 25th of September, 1832, aged 70 years, also his spouse Hellen Wilson, who died the 20th December, 1851, aged 89 years.

(86) This stone is erected by Joseph Cleton to the memory of his daughter Margraet Cleton, who died June 8th, 1774, aged 2 years.

Do not weep for me my parants dear

I am not dead but sleepeth here

My days is past my glass is run

So God's will must be don.

(87) Erected in memory of John Clayton, M.A., M.R.C.S.E., son of John Clayton and Ann Ogilvie, born on 19th December, 1818, died 1st September, 1879, for forty years Practising Physician in Banff : and of Mary Abercromby Adam, his wife, daughter of Thomas Adam and Mary Birnie, born on 29th October, 1832, died on 5th August, 1892: and of their infant son Charles George, born on 3rd October, 1860, died on 22nd September,1861:all interred here. Also in memory of their daughter Annie Josephine, born on 27th June, 1857, died on 21st April, 1875, interred in Leipzig, Germany. Here also are interred the remains of Jane Smith, wife of Joseph Cleton or Clayton : of John Clayton, their son, and of Ann Ogilvie, his wife.

 

 

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