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   Stone No.1250/2




Erected to the memory of


Ensign in the 81st regt of foot


He fell asleep in Jesus

on the 27th March 1852

aged 37 years

and of the above

CORNELIA`s father


who fell asleep in Jesus

on the 27th October 1848

aged 69 years

long teacher in Dundee

Blessed are the dead who died

in the Lord

JOHN GILBERT commenced teaching in Dundee about the year 1803, and continued a teacher in the town up to the period of his death, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 21, 1848. Although, for many years after his first commencing to teach in Dundee, he had many difficulties to contend with, yet his urbanity of manners, and strict attention to his calling, enable him to overcome them all ; and so popular was he, that, at the time of his decease, his class was very numerously attended. Mr Gilbert was an elder of a Baptist congregation that assembled in the Seagate, which office he held for many years in a highly praiseworthy manner.

Source 4

The Dundee Courier - Wednesday April 7 1852

On Wednesday afternoon last, the imposing spectacle of a soldier's funeral passed along our streets, on the occasion of the interment of the late James Hurle, ensign in the 81st Regiment of Infantry, who died a few days ago, at 1 Bell Street, of typhus fever, The hearse was attended by the officers and two companies of the 91st Highland Regiment, at present stationed in our barracks, and a number of private friends. On arriving at the entrance to the Old Burying Ground, in which the interment took place, the coffin was removed from the hearse and borne on the shoulders of 6 privates to the grave, over which three rounds were discharged by the firing company- Deceased entered as a private in the 81st Regiment, in which he served for upwards of twenty years, during which period his uniform good conduct obtained him promotion to ensign. He was married to a daughter of the late Mr Gilbert, teacher in this town, During his short residence here he endeared himself to all with whom he became acquainted, by his gentlemanly and obliging disposition, and has left a large circle of friends to lament his death, at the early age of thirty-seven.

Copyright British Library Board, Bright Solid Newspaper Archive.



John Gilbert, Teacher

1852 Aug 16. Revisal dues paid by the family of the late John Gilbert, teacher.

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