Stone No. 1458
JAMES BALFOUR`S Monument.
Jacobum Balfurium, prætorem Deidonanum æquissimum, prudentia, vitæ integritate illustrem, sub hoc cippo, sepeliri nosces. Ad annum 73, vixit, mense Decembris decessit 1686. Jonetam Kinneries,
dilectam conjugem, virtute summa & probitate insignem, hic contumulari cernes; quæ obiit mense Octob. 1685. Anno ætatis suæ 74.
Prætorem insignem tumulari hoc marmore nosces,
Æquum ac ingenuum, judicioque gravem,
Conjuge cum chara ; gravitasque modestia cujus
Vitam condecorat, sobrietasque decor.
Spe, meritis Christi, clauserunt lumina morte ;
In cœlis, queis sunt gudia, vera quies.
You shall know, reader, that James Balfour, a most just Baillie of dundee,
illustrious for prudence and intergrity of life, is buried under this grave-stone:
He lived and died as above. You shall also know, that Jonet Kinneries, his beloved spouse,
notable for eminent virtue and goodness, also buried here; who died as above.
A famous baillie lies beneath this stone,
For justice, judgement, ingenuity, known;
With his dear wife: whose modesty and grace,
Sobri`ty, virtue, in her life took place:
In Christs great merits both did shut their eyed,
And now in heav`n possess eternal joys.