How to use the website.
Keyword searches can be made using the search box above. It is suggested that before you dive in and start searching, that you have a look through the surname listings, as these include variations of names as written on the memorials.
About The Angus Antiquarian, Burial Grounds.
Tombs of the Dundee Howff was a website I had conceived back in 2001, the aim of the site was to photograph and transcribe all the memorials within the Howff cemetery in Dundee, Scotland. To document the known history and perhaps uncover some not so well known facts and stories, and eventually to expand into other cemeteries. Due to various reasons the site was taken down, however as I am now working on various small projects and wished to place the results of such online it seemed to be prudent to once again share my past work.
In the future I will be adding more pre1855 memorials from other burial grounds within the Dundee area so that some more of Dundee's history can be told through the lives of the people from times past. The recording of inscriptions in the Howff was completed in 2015. All monuments visible and also those removed in antiquity or destroyed by the ravages of time have their inscriptions recorded here. Additional inscriptions and information obtained from other sources and some background stories have now been added to selected memorials, with more being added as time goes on.Those which are showing just a name entry are the details as recorded in an 1833-34 survey and the Register of Tombstones and Monuments in Dundee Burial Ground 1832 and no further information is available at present. The Howff survey contains 2079 individual entries. With the website total so far being 2924 individual memorial listings. I have been as accurate as possible throughout the project, however as with any task this size and dealing with vast amounts of information there may be the odd error. Thank you, and enjoy your visit :)
I would like to take the opportunity to thank the staff from the Wellgate Library here in Dundee for their tremendous assistance. Also many thanks to Iain Flett and staff from the Dundee City Archive, and also Innes Duffus honorary Archivist to the Nine Incorporated Trades.
Darren Eyers FSA Scot.