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 Stone No.192

 

 

 

Inscription. AC Lamb/ Thomson

 Monument to Provost John scrymgeour, 1657. The Latin inscription on tablet, which now quite illegible, may thus be translated :-

 

"To the memory of his most respexcted father, John Scrymgeour, merchant and Provost of Dundee, who exchanged life for death,

- August, in the year of the Lord 1657, and of his age 46; as also to the memory of his beloved brother, Mr William Scrymgeour,

Preacher of the Divine Word, who died 14th September, in the year of the Christian era 1666, aged 25; and also to the memory

of his dearest mother, Catherine wright, yet alive; and to his whole kindred, John Scrymgeour, younger, caused erect this stately but mournful monument.

 

"Here Provost Scrymgeour lies, Light of Dundee,

And to old Rome who might a provost be;

This piece of ground now also doth inter

His first son William, a probationer.

His loving wife and son surviving yet,

Desire that here they may interment get.

 

"Catherine Wright, a most pious and dearly- beloved mother, died 30th May 1675, and of her age 62."

Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions Chiefly in Scotland 1834 (R Monteith)

Memoriæ spectatissimi patris, Joannis Scrymsouri,
mercatoris ac consulis Taodunensis; qui vitam cum
morte commutavit mensis Augusti anno Dom.
1657. .Ætatis suæ 46. Et dilectissimi fratris, magistri
Gulielmi Scrymsouri, verbi divini præconis; qui obiit
14 Septembsis, anno æræ Christianæ 1666. Ætatis suæ
25. Necnon charissimae matris, Katharinae Wrighteæ,
adhuc superstitis, universæque nostræ prosapiæ,hoc
mausoleum exsculpi curavit, parentavitque filius, Joannes
Scrymsourus junior.
Hic situs est consul Scrymsourus, lux Taoduni,
Consule quo poterat Roma vetusta regi;
Filius hic primus, Gulielmus, præco fidelis
Divini verbi, contumulatur humi.
Consors chara tori vivens, natusque superstes
Corpora post mortem sic tumulanda rogant . 1688.
Obiit pientissima ac charissima mater, Catharina
Wright, Maii 30, 1675. Ætatis suæ 62.
To the memory of his most respected father John Scrym-
sour, merchant and provest of Dundee, who exchanged
life with death the day of the month of August, in
the year of our Lord 1657. Of his age 46. As also to
the memory of his most beloved brother, Mr. William
Scrymsour, preacher of God's word, who died 14 September
1666. His age 25. As also to the memory of
his dearest mother, Katharine Wright, yet alive, and
to our whole kindred, John Scrymsour younger, caused
erect this stately but mournful monument.
Here Provest Scrymsour lies, light of Dundee,
And to old Rome who might a Provest be.
This piece of ground now also doth interre
His first son, William, a probationer;

His loving wife and son surviving yet,
Desire that they may here interment get.
The foresaid most pious and most dear Katharine
Wright died 30 May 1675. Her age 62.

It should be noted that this memorial was originally a few feet away mounted against the North wall and moved South its current position when the wall was taken down and rebuilt with the current railings by David Neave in 1828.

Claimant: Family of Scrymsoure of Tealing

Source:RT