To the memory of Matilda Stiven, Grand aunt of Alexander, Matilda and Christian Bowman. She erected this stone in memory of her husband in 1780 and died in 1782 in the 73rd year of her age.
Revised by George Bowman, Shipmaster Dundee, in memory of Matilda Anderson his spouse, who died the 4th Decr 1785, aged 35 years; also four of their children, viz, David, James, Agnes and Elizabeth Bowman; also George, who died on the coast of America 1st June 1795.
The above George Bowman, the erector of this stone gied 19th May 1821 in his 74th year. His son Thomas died at Greenwich in Feby 1830 aged 53. Alexander Bowman died 16th Septr 1847 aged 75 years.
Source: A.C.Lamb, The Book of the Howff, ©Lamb collection, reproduced with kind permission of Dundee Central Library, Local Studies Dept.
1799 George Bowman, shipmaster, Dundee