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Stone No.795




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This stone was erected in memory of Jean Lindsay, spouse to James Guild, Maltman in Dundee, who died on the XVII day of September MDCCLXXVI aged LV years; and of the above James, who died on the VIII day of april MDCCLXXXII, aged LXVII years.

Here also lies interred the body of Mr John Guild, sometime Chief Magistrate of this City, who died on the 15th December 1819, aged 77 years. Also Catherine Jameson, his spouse died 18th September 1823, aged 77 years. Likewise Jean Guild their daughter, relict of the late William Geddes of Cupar, died 3rd November 1823, aged 46 years.

Source: The Book of the Howff, ©Libraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is
reproduced with kind permission.

1776 James Guild, maltman, Dundee

Claimant: Heirs of Provost Guild

Here lyes also interred the body of John Guild sometime Chief Magistrate of Dundee who died 1819 aged 77

Source:Register of Tombs and Monuments in Dundee Burial Ground, 1832


JAMES GUILD, was a maltman, and according to his tombstone in the Howff (No. 795), was born in 1705, and died in 1782, aged seventy seven. His son, the PROVOST, reached exactly the same age, as he died on 15th December, 1819. He entered the Town Council at the date of his admission as Burgess (1771), was appointed Treasurer in 1774, and a Bailie two years afterwards. He was raised to the Provost's chair in 1802, and alternated that office with PROVOST RIDDOCH continuously till 1815. His Son, JOHN GUILD, jun., was admitted Burgess on 24th September, 1799, and served for eleven years from that time in the Council, holding the offices of Bailie, Treasurer, and Hospital Master occasionally during this period. ALEXANDER GUILD, baker, brother of PROVOST GUILD, was admitted Burgess on 23rd September, 1784, and also served as Councillor for several years.

Source:Eminent Burgesses of Dundee - A.H. Millar 1887