Burial Grounds Search.

 

 

A view of St Peter's church, Invergowrie.

List of surnames and middle names from monuments.

Please use the search facility above to search for either name or monument number.

 

A

Addison 93
Aitken 28
Anderson 13, 15, 19, 46
Archibald 13
Atken 66

Ayr

17

B

Baird 96
Balbirnie 25
Barnet 14
Barnett 73
Barrie 43
Batchelor 56
Bell 13, 66
Bisset 9
Boyack 41
Brown 17, 117
Bruce 85

Butter

61

C

Camilla W1

Campbell

74

Chalmers 28, 106
Clayhills W1
Clunie 86
Cock 80, 81, 93
Cocks 81
Coghill 16
Cox 81, 93

Craig

36

Crystal 93

D

Davidson

94

Diprose 76

Doig

33, 71, 86, 93

Donaldson

7

Dow 11

Douglas

W2

Duncan

112

E

Easson 52
Edward 86
Elder 52

F

Fairbairn 78
Fender 57
Flowers 61

Fraser

69

G

Garvie

47

Glendie 61
Gow 44
Gray 14, 114

Guthrie

W2

H

Henderson W1
Hall 16
Hird 112
Hood 8
Horne 13
Hunter 93
Husband 47

 

K

Kay 107, 115
Kidd 108
Kinloch 61
Kilgour 9

L

Lamont 13
Lindsay 81
Low 50
Lyall 1

M

McGregor 18
McInroy 17, 113
McLaren 46

McLean

93

Macintosh

69, 103
Mann 34
Martin 106
Mathew 49, 110
Matthew 37, 49, 107
Methven 93

Menzies

W1
Mollison 71, 86
Moodie 22
Morton 5

Mullo

72
Murphy 96
Myles 37

Mylne

W2

N

Nicol 49
Ninian 22

O

Ogilvie

108

P

Paterson 16
Paton 59
Patterson 81
Pearson 19
Phillip 25
Pigeot 13
Prain 34, 49

R

Rae 31
Ramsay 52
Rob 81
Robertson 35, 61, 73, 109, 113
Ross 41

Runciman

9

S

Saunders 41
Sayall 16
Scott 45, 93
Sellars 109
Sharp 12

Shaw

57
Sime 35
Simpson 29, 30
Small 16, 20, 31

Smith

13, 64
Stirton 75
Steven 12
Stewart 32
Strachan 106

Sutherland

111

T

Tasker 114

Taylor

22
Thoronton 75
Thoms 13
Thomson 32, 38, 43, 47, 112
Tillek 110

Tullo

93

U

Urquhart 10

V

Valentine 8

W

Watson

67, 72
Watts W1
Webster 71
Whittet 15
Whitton 49
Wilkie 49, 118
Williamson 46
Wilson 86
Wishart 62
Witton 49

Wright

30

Y

Youle 47

Young

66

 

 

 

 

Friends of Dundee City Archives is an organisation, established in 1989, which supports the work of the Archivists in Dundee, they now have an online database of some 80,000 burial records for both the new and old Howff.

Nine trades of Dundee The Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee. Describing the trades and history up to the present day.

Photopolis Dundee Central libraries online photographic collection of old Dundee.

Dundee Howff Conservation Group Home page for the Howff conservation group.

Abertay Historical Society promotes interest in the history of Dundee, Angus, Fife & Perthshire.

Diggingup1800 A blog and website about body snatching, worth a visit, if you dare! 

National Library of Scotland A superb resource and worth a visit.

The Cemetery Club - is first and foremost a free resource for people who appreciate cemeteries.

Genealogysites.net Contains over 50,000 genealogy links.

Dundee Central Library Local History section, this is where the Lamb collection is kept, along with a card index of the city archives. A terrific resource and recommended for anyone locally.

Robert Reinhardt - Rest in Pixels Some superb photographs from cemeteries around the world including the Howff.

Tay Valley Family History Society A great resource for information with regards to genealogy for the Perthshire, Angus, Fife and Kinross area.

Dundee Parish Church (St. Mary's) An interesting site with lots of information both recent and historical about St Marys church.

Gravestone Photographic Resource Project

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

GravestonesHQ The definitive guide to choosing a gravestone.

http://www.monikie.org.uk/ A local site which has photographs and transcriptions from Fisher Street burial ground in Broughty Ferry, Dundee.

 

 

How the information has been collected.

 

Stone No. 45

 

Due to the repetitive nature of tombstone inscriptions we decided to develop a quick shorthand system, I've seen similar and more complex systems in the past. So have been basically making up my own as I go along. When I started working on this site, I decided to try and keep the online inscriptions as close to the originals as possible, in layout and in content.

So as an example I have below a copy of the text that was written down for the inscription on the right hand side, the layout can also be compared the the photograph at the top.

1829/E/B/JOHN FENTON/Farmer at Logie, and/ELIZABETH SWARD/ his spouse/IMO their S/DAVID/WD 6th November 1827/A27Y/Also their D/AGNES/D 6th February 1859/TA/ELIZABETH SWARD/D 1st April 1859 A84Y/And TA/JOHN FENTON/D Lawside 15th Decr 1859/At the same age

Below I've made a list of some of the more common lettering I use.

/ = New line

IMO = In memory of

D = died or daughter depending on context

WDTL = Who departed this life

WDIN = who died in infancy

F = Father

S = Son

B = Brother

A??Y = Aged ?? Years

TAM = The above mentioned

There are many others that can be used, I seem to make up more as I go along. Below I have a copy of the same inscription from an excellent reference book I have been using, Angus Memorial Inscriptions Volume 4, and have found it invaluable. Details are on the resources page.

1829. John Fenton fr Logie & w Eliz Sward imo s David 6.11.1827 27.Above John Fenton d Lawside 15.12.1859 84, w Eliz Sward 1.4.1859 84, da Agnes Agnes 6.2.1859

 1829

Erected

by

JOHN FENTON

Farmer at Logie, and

ELIZABETH SWARD

his spouse,

In memory of their son

DAVID

who died 6th November 1827,

Aged 27 years.

Also their daughter

AGNES Died 6th February 1859

The above

ELIZABETH SWARD

Died 1st April 1859 aged 84 years

And the above

JOHN FENTON

died Lawside 15th Dec'r 1859

At the same age

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Angus, Dundee & Broughty Ferry Monumental inscriptions pre 1855", published by The Scottish Genealogy Society 1995  Edited by Alison Mitchell  ISBN 0 901061 25 5

"Witches Blood" by William Blain. It is a fictional story about the English family of Dundee from the 15th century through to the 19th century. It has a lot of interesting detail about the history of Dundee and is highly recommended. ISBN 0 552 14979 9

"The Howff - A Guide to an Old Graveyard" by Nancy Davey published by Dundee Art Galleries & Museums.  ISBN 0 900344 56 3

Dundee Central Library, local studies section, many thanks to David Kett and staff.

Dundee City Archives, thanks go to Iain Flett the City Archivist and staff.

"Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions Chiefly in Scotland" (1834 reprint and update of An Theatre of Mortaility 1704) Robert Monteith

"Memorials of Angus & Mearns: An Account Historical, Antiquarian and Traditionary"
Andrew Jervise, ed & corr by James Gammack, 1885

The Howff by James A. Rollo.
History of Dundee - Maxwell.
History of Dundee - Thomson.
Extracted History of Dundee - Mackie.
Angus or Forfarshire - Alex J Warden.
Lives of the Lindsays - Lord Lindsay.
Old Dundee, Ecclesiastical, Burghal, and Social, Prior to the Reformation - Maxwell.
Burgh Laws of Dundee with the History, Statutes, & Proceedings of the Guild of Merchants by Alex J Warden.
The Book of the Howff. 1833-34. Additional notes 1838. James Thomson, notes by A.C. Lamb.
A.C. Lamb, Dundee, Its Quaint and Historic Buildings.
Dundee Delineated - A Colville 1822
Eminent Burgesses of Dundee - A.H. Millar 1887
Dundee Celebrities of the 19th Century - William Norrie 1873
Register of Tombs and Monuments in Dundee Burial Ground, 1832 (Introduction by Peter Dron).
 

The following inscriptions have details taken from c1880 Guide to Howff Tombstones By A.C. Lamb & ; The History of Dundee 1847 by James Thomson and are reproduced with kind permission of Dundee City Archives 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 22-24, 31, 32, 34-37, 63, 66, 71, 81, 85, 93, 99, 101, 107, 112, 117, 119, 120, 135, 138, 140, 142, 155, 156, 167, 168, 174, 187, 188, 192, 194, 197, 205, 210, 227, 244, 245, 262, 264, 271, 278, 315, 328, 335, 361, 379, 383, 419, 421, 435-437, 444, 454, 461, 481, 546, 548, 551, 560, 587, 588, 590, 613, 622, 631, 632, 638, 667, 684-686, 694, 695, 705, 715, 723-726, 736, 810-812, 819, 896, 897, 973, 978, 992.

The following headstone inscriptions were obtained from R. Monteiths Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions Chiefly in Scotland 3, 6, 19, 34-36, 63, 65, 68, 80, 85, 100, 107, 117, 130, 172, 192, 202, 214, 303, 317, 432, 435, 461, 561, 622, 634, 638, 684, 708, 816, 992, 1213, 1215, 1452-1479.


Codes used on some pages:

1 or DD, Dundee Delineated.

2 or RT: Register of Tombs and Monuments in Dundee Burial Ground, 1832. (Reproduced with kind permission of Dundee City Archive).

3: Eminent Burgesses of Dundee.

4: Dundee Celebrities of the 19th Century.