PARISH OF DUNDEE. 211
Among the gravestone inscriptions in the Howff, many of which are no longer traceable, were the following :
" Heir restis ane honorabile Baronne, Jhone Kynneir of yat ilk, quha departit out of this mortal lyf at Dundee, the 21st day of June, 1584, and of his age the 63 year."
"Monumentum sepulturse, viri amplissimo honore, prgeclara eruditione, et multis in vita eximiis virtutibus ornati, D. Davidis Kinloch ab Aberbrothie, regum Magnee Britannise et Francise inedici peritissiml ; quorum diplomatis et sigillis gentis suae et familise.
Nobilitas luculenter testata et comprobata est. Obitt decimo Septenibris, anno salutis humanse 1617. ^Etatis suas 58."
" Kinnalochi proavos et avitee stemmata gentis Clara inter proceres, haec monumenta probant Magnus ab his cui surgit honos : sed major ab arte Major ab ingenio gloria parta venit."
Across one of the central walls a gravestone is inscribed as follows :
" Heir lys ane godlie and honest man, Johne Koche, Braberier and Bvrges of Dvndie, qvha departit this lyfe the 10 of Febrvar, 1616 yeirs, being of age 43 yeiris. Vith his spovs Evfiane Pye, qva hes cavsit this to be made in rememberance of him. And thair 14 bearnes."
On the gravestone of Thomas Simson, dated 1579, are these lines :
" Man tak hed to me hov thov sal be Qvhan thov art dead Drye as a trie, verms sal eat ye ; Thy great booti sal be lik lead. Y e time hath bene in my zoot grene, That I ves clene of bodie as ye are, Byt for my eyen, nov tvo holes bene, Of me is sene, but - benes bare."
A monument is thus inscribed :
" HIC ' DORMIENTI ' PIETATE ' ET ' V1RTVTE ' 1NSIGNI ' VIKO ' GEORGIO ' ROGER ' NAVCLERO ' ET ' CIVI ' HVIV3 ' OPPIDI ' QVI ' OBIIT '