(original inscription erased see below)
ship carpenter Dundee
in memory of his children Viz
who died 17th Dec 1800
aged 2 years
WILLIAM who died 31st March 1808
aged 9 months
who died 7th Feby 1815
aged 9 months
ANDREW who died 18th Oct 1818
aged 8 years
Monteith's An Theater Of Mortality
Here lies an honest man named Walter Gourlay,
Walter Gourlay and Elspeth Pie.
Source Dundee Deliniated
1819. Revised by John Dewars, Ship Carpenter, Dundee, in memory of his children, viz., Peter, who died 17th Deer 1800, aged 2 years; William, who died 31st March, 1808, aged 9 months; Catherine, who died 7th Feby 1815, aged 9 months ; Andrew, who died 18th Octr, 1818, aged 8 years.
This monument was originally inscribed thus:—Heir lyis ane godlie honest man namit Valter Govrlay, Maltman, Bvrgis in Dvndie, quha decessit this lyf 28 of Apryl, 1628, of his age 46 zeiris, vith his vyf and his twentie bairnis.
In May, 1628, Walter Gourlay, maltster-burgess of Dundee, executed his will. To his elder son, James, he bequeathed a third part of his estate; and he provided legacies to his son, John, and his daughters, Margaret, Jean, and Catherine. His will was confirmed at Brechin in June, 1628, when his " free gear " was estimated at £2886, 13s, 4d.7
James Gourlay, brother of Walter, died at Dundee
Memorials of the Scottish House of Gourlay