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Eroded stone facing, now moss covered.

Only name Mary Marr Watson is visible

Revised 1820 by James Watson, Baker and late Kirk Treasurer.

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


Robertus Straitone pharmacopaeus monum hoc caedendum curavit sibi et chariss conjugibus jan Duncana et jsob Robertsona quaram jlla fata functa est A.D. 1652 Dec 27 aetatis 39 Haec 1657 Dec 26 aetat 44.

Me illa opibus cumulat quaes haec conservat et auget

jlla beat multa prole sed haec nutrijt Virtute et probitate pares coniflexus amore

Sum parili atque unus cippus utramque eregit.

Robert Straiton, Apothecary, caused this monument to be erected to himself and his dearest wives, Janet Duncan and Isabella Robertson, of whom the former died 27th December A.D. 1652, aged 39, and the latter 26th December 1657, aged 44.

The former enriched me with wealth, which the later preserved and augmented.

The former blessed me with a numerous progeny which the latter reared in virtue and honesty.

They were equally dear to me and one stone memorises them both.


Revised by James Watson, Baker, and Helen Scoular his spouse, in memory of four of their children who died in infancy; Also Mary Marr Watson their daughter, who died the 11th July 1820, aged 21 years.

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