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 Stone No.1156

 

 

Inscription.

 

 1815

Erected

By

THOMAS BISSET

Mason Dundee

in memory of his sister

CATHERINE

who died 9th Feby 1811 aged 28 years

and

of his father

THOMAS BISSET

died 23rd August 1822

aged 73 years

REAR

THOMAS BISSET Sculpter
Who erected this stone
died the 19th May 1829
Aged 41 years
This is inscribed by
ANN GOWANS his spouse
and THOMAS BISSET their son
As a testimony of filial respect
due to the memory of a loving
Husband and affectionate Father
The above ANN GOWANS
Died 8th March 1846 aged 56 years

Claimant: Mrs Bisset, Seagate.

THOMAS BISSET, a well-known grave-stone cutter in Dundee, died unobserved in his own house, in the Seagate, after a fit of intoxication, on Tuesday, May 19, 1829. His talents for his profession were above mediocrity, but he was a habitual drinker; and, aware of his failing, he had prepared the following epitaph for his own gravestone :—

Here lies Thomas Bisset, who often did quiz it,

Either when sober or drunk;

Ae day, o'er a bottle, the de'il dang him dottle,

An' Death cam' an' put out his spunk.

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