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By JAMES ALLAN Flaxdresser

Scouringburn in Dundee

in memory of his children viz

ALEXr who died 22nd Feb 1793

aged 22 months JAMES died 22

July 1794 aged 13 months and my

mother ELSPATH SMART who

died 13 Nov 1800 aged 56 also my

spouse MAGDELANE BEIG died

18 Aug 1806 aged 33 years also

my father ALEXr ALLAN died 18th Nov

1810 aged 66

Also Christian Skinner Allan ( daughter of James Allan and Elisabeth Kermeth by the 2nd Marriage ), who died 5th June 1813, aged 2 years and 8 months.

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

When the Archangels trump shall blow
and souls to bodies join,
Millions would wish their lives below
had been as short as mine.