Inscription. AC Lamb
In front of No. 6, a blue slab in memory of Alexander Forrester of Milnhill.
Inscription in Italian current hand. date 1715
Marble stone on six pillars, latin inscription.
Claimant: Heirs of Forrester
1852 Oct 7, revisal dues paid by James Strachan Esq for permission to him to repair Nos 80 & 81, but without prejudice to the claims of any other persons who may have right to said stone.
Hic requiescit quod mortale fuit M. Alex. Forrester de Milnhill
Here rests what was mortal of Mr Alexander Forrester of Milnhill. He who wishes to
know what sort of man he was, let him receive this as most true:友or piety towards God, love to
his country, gentleness to his friends, and benevolence to all, he was illustrious. These virtues
were accompanied with varied learning, but they were the less appreciated on account of his
modesty. He died in the month of October, 1615, aged 49. At the order and expense of Martha
and Magdalene Forrester, his sisters, this monument was erected to his memory.
Under this stone, also, are buried the ashes of an excellent man, John Forrester of Milnhill, who
succeeded to the paternal estate of his brother, the foresaid Alexander, who died unmarried. He
took to wife Isabella, daughter of Henry Crawford of Monorgan, by whom
he had a daughter, Isabella, who was married to Thomas Crichton of Ruthven, and along with him
possessed the estate of Milnhill by hereditary right. His first wife being dead, he married Margery,
daughter of John Grahame, merchant, and formerly Bailie of this Burgh............surviving. He died
the first day of the ides of February......., aged 70.