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 To his most excellent father, Alexander Milne, oft times Bailie in this city with great praise, who at length died in the 68th year of his age, and of the Lord 1651.

Over him dead, his son Mr Alexander Milne, caused this monument to be erected.


Religion, manners, prudence, candour, always alone

In Milne united, with a lustre all their own;

The common wealth was prosperous underneath his care,

To him the court and seat of justice sacred were.

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


Patri optimo, Alexandro Milne, sæpins in hac urbe
prætura cum laude defuncto, tandem anno ætatis suæ
68. Dom. 1651. Vita functo, monumentum hoc magister
Alexander Milne filius erigendum curavit.
Relligio, nivei mores, prudentia, candor,
Curia, & ædili res sacra semper erat.
To his most excellent father Alexander Milne, oftimes
baillie of this city with great praise, and renown, who
died as above, his son, Mr. Alexander Milne caused this
monument to be erected.

In Milno radiis enituere suis: Consule quo, felix respublica;

 judice, felix curia, & ædili res sacra semper erat.
Sincere religion, candour, prudence shin'd
With brightest rays, from Milne's seraphick mind;
In stations all, he faithful was and just:
Which veneration brings unto his dust.

Alexander Milne snr is said to have fallen during the siege of Dundee in 1651.

Claimant: Family of Mylne of Mylnefield.

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