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Forgan Kirkyard - The Gravestones

These inscriptions were recorded between 1992 and 1997. Some of the photos were taken at that time but most have been taken within the past 10 years. Since I did the original surveys, weather and time have taken their toll - some of the inscriptions are no longer visible and some stones have fallen face down.

Quite a few photos have still to be taken.

       

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Notes on Kirkyard       Plan of the kirkyard       Gravedigger's Book from 1899       Mortcloth records 1695 - 1835

The Gravestones:

The stone numbers only refer to this website. They are not used anywhere else.

Indistinct characters have been inserted in (round brackets); missing characters are shown by a single dot; longer gaps by a series of 3 dots; editorial additions are inserted in [square brackets]. Most of the inscriptions are on the east side of the stones. Where there are inscriptions on more than 1 side, this is indicated.

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      There are 226 records.

No.InscriptionPhotos
201 PlanSacred to the memory of Andrew Roy A.M. teacher of mathematics and science in Dundee Academy and High School and Examiner in Navigation for the Local Marine Board of Dundee who died at Comerton in this parish 10 June 1864 aged 73; his wife Martha Swinton Gilchrist who died at Edinburgh 3 April 1877 aged 71; both interred here. As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive 1 Cor. 15, 22. Erected by their son William G Roy SSC Edinburgh.
202 Plan[see also 199] [base only] Agnes died 12 August 1907 aged 60; children of the above Mary Tosh.
203 Plan[tablestone] [in centre] John Gillespie Esq. of Kirkton died September 1795 aged 87; John Gillespie Esq. of Mountwhany died May 1782 aged 43; David Gillespie Esq. of Kirkton born 26 Aprile 1777 died 28 November 1827. [around sides] Andrew Gillespie of Kirkton born 18 August 1844 died 20 February 1916 buried at Cheltenham; David Gillespie of Kirkton and Mountquhanie born 30 January 1814 died 14 December 1899; David Gillespie of Kirkton born 21 October 1841 died 13 April 1911; James Carnegie Gillespie Lt. Col. Royal Artillery born 10 November 1845 died 1 February 1902; and his wife Selina Elgiva Scrymgeour Wedderburn born 22 August 1856 died 28 December 1904, buried at Wimborne, Dorsetshire.
204 PlanMrs Mary Carnegie, widow of the late David Gillespie Esquire of Kirkton, born 15 December 1775 died 2 March 1845.
205 PlanMaria Katherine Bethune widow of David Gillespie of Kirkton and younger daughter of Alexander Bethune of Blebo born 1855 died at St Andrews 1938. As in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
206 PlanMrs Janet Scrymgeour relict of John Gillespie Esquire of Mountquhanie, died 18 March 1811 aged 66.
207 Plan[fallen]
208 PlanMrs Susan Bethune, widow of the late David Gillespie Esquire of Kirkton and Mountquhanie, born 18 June 1821 died 6 December 1908.
209 Plan[coped] [west end] D B C G [east end] D B C G [shield]. [di Folco recorded "Heir lyis ane voman of Godlie (fame) Cristian Goldman caled by nam spovs (to) David Balfover of Sanford" and described the shield as "dexter, on a chevron an otter's head erased with a mullet in base ... , sinister between a chevron three flowers (?) slipped.]
210 Plan[base only, of 211?]
211 PlanIn loving memory of our beloved mother Ann Donaldson Dudgeon who died 11 August 1897 aged 76; her eldest son Andrew A Dudgeon, Newport, who died 8 March 1910 aged 65 years; Isabella C Dudgeon who died 9 April 1934 aged 87 years; William D Dudgeon who died at Newport 3 December 1934 aged 83 years.
212 PlanSacred to the memory of George Wy(li..) late merchant ... who died .. the 25 ...
213 Plan[inside the church] [2 crossed spades]
214 Plan[inside the church] Erected by parishoners and friends in affectionate remembrance of Rev. David Thomson DD who died 28 May 1884 in the 73rd year of his age and the 41st year of his ministry in this parish. A devoted minister ever preaching 'God is love'; his wife Harriet Monro or Thomson.
215 Plan[inside the church] Harriet Monro or Thomson widow of Rev. David Thomson DD died 22 October 1893 aged 78 years.
216 Plan[inside the church] In loving memory of Andrew Scott schoolmaster, Forgan died 27 February 1895 in his 57th year; his wife Catherine Barron who died at Middleton, Lancs. 13 January 1935 in her 95th year.
217 Plan[inside the church] [flat stone] Anno domini 1578 Hic iacet Catharina Trail sponsa Gvilielmi Ramsay ... anno ... [shield] [Ancient Monuments described the shield as "a fess between two mascles in chief and a trefoil slipped in base".]
218 Plan[inside the church] [east] This stone was erected by David Laing in memory of his spouse Jean Shoungers who died 4 December 1793 aged 53 years 7 months. See passingers as you pass by As you are now so once was I As I am now so most thou be B...man that thou must die. [west] Interred here also David Laing who died 4 October 1819 aged 77 years.
219 Plan[inside the church] I O H B [2 anchors] [symbols] Here lyes James Ovn seaman in the Water sid of Dundie who died in November 1719 aged 60; with his spouse Helen Black who died the 2 January 1719 aged ... Memento Mori
220 Plan[inside the church] [recorded by Mitchell, but stone no longer visible] [in aisle] J H Jean Hay, wife of ...
221 Plan[recorded by Ancient Monuments] [flat stone 3'2" x 6'5", east of 126] G T E S [shield: parted per pale: dexter, a rose, on a chief three hearts; sinister, a cinquefoil, on a chief three roses] [not seen by Mitchell and no longer visible]
222 Plan[recorded by Jervise] Heir lye... ...ton and... burges of Dundie wha deceissit upon the 20 day of Ma... yeir of God ... jeivii and o... age 69 yei... H E [not seen by Mitchell and no longer visible]
223 Plan[At Boulterhall, (grid ref. NO 417245; 56.4089, -2.9464), in a field east of the A914 south-west of the Five Roads roundabout, a burial place previously enclosed by railings. Jervise recorded this stone, also illustrated in Millar. The stone skull which surmounted it has now fallen off; the text is partially obscured, the inscriptions are taken from these sources:] A N [shield] 1647 Stuip low, poore soule and mone for sinne, cry up to Christ to bring the in, that when the bodie is loudged heir thou may injoy his preasence deir until the day of the gryte cal then we must rys to iudgmente al then uneited we shal be to prais the glorius trinitie. Ther is no fisching .o the sie nor serves lyk a Kings thats fre God gives them minsuel to revard such as to vertue have regaird. Honi soit ... mal y pence [Millar, Mitchell & Ancient Monuments assign this stone to Alexander Nairne of Sandford. The shield is described as "on a chaplet, five mullets counterchanged, for Nairne".] link to Historic Environment Scotland site
224 Plan[At Morton Farm (grid ref. NO 466260; 56.4231, -2.8676), in a large walled enclosure, now part of a private garden, this stone was recorded by the Ancient Monuments and di Folco. The text is now partially obscured, the inscriptions being taken from these sources:] [A pediment formerly over the entrance to the enclosure] H H 1648 [crossed spades, skull, crossed bones, 1 other symbol] H H [shield: three escutcheons, for Hay] E P [shield: three pelicans vulned, on a chief three roses, probably for a Paterson family]
225 Plan[At Morton Farm (grid ref. NO 466260; 56.4231, -2.8676), in a large walled enclosure, now part of a private garden, this stone was recorded by the Ancient Monuments and di Folco. The text is now partially obscured, the inscriptions being taken from these sources:] [hour glass, skull, crossed bones, crosed spades] D F E H Heir lyes Elspit Hay spous to David Fwller in the (F)erie who departed the 3 of March 1693 years memento mori
226 Plan[At Morton Farm (grid ref. NO 466260; 56.4231, -2.8676), in a large walled enclosure, now part of a private garden, this stone was recorded by the Ancient Monuments and di Folco. The text is now partially obscured, the inscriptions being taken from these sources:] [broken] [shield: 3 voided escutcheons for Hay] A H Heir lyis Andro Hay son to Hendre Hay of Morton vho decessit the lest of March and of his age X yeirs of God 1648 [hour glass, crossed spades, crossed bones]

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