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 Erected by Elizabeth Smart in memory of James Lawson her husband who died 17th April 1827 aged 58 years. Also of Janet Lawson her daughter who died 16th Oct. 1796 aged 8 months. Peter Lawson her son who was drowned off Dominioa on 17th Feb. 1828 aged 49 years. George Lawson her son who was drowned off Newfoundland 26th April 1832 aged 18 years, Alexander Lawson her son who was drowned off Stromness on 5th March 1831 aged 27 years. John Lawson her son who died on his passage from Domingo on 24th Feb. 1843 aged 30 years. James Lawson her son who died 1st Feb. 1856 aged 57 years

The above Elizabeth Smart died 22nd Harch 1867 aged 88 years in sacred and loving remembrance of George Simpson for many years Shipmaster in Dundee who died 24th Aug. 1871 aged 41 years

In affectionate remembranoe of Grace Y. Rathbone beloved wife of Capt. G. Simpson who departed this life 21st Nov. 1863 aged 26 years.