Hier lyis ane godlie and honest man JAMES WAT flesher bvrges in Dundie, who lived in the holy band of matrimonie with AGNES THEANE 38 zeires and did buir to him 8 children he departit this lyif the 26th of Sep 1641 aged 62
Revised in 1835 by Mrs D Lanceman
Into thine hands Lord we commit,
owr soulls, which is thy due,
For why? thou hast redeemed them,
O Lord owr God most true,
The faithful neids not fear death, for Christ is taken away the sting thereof.
Remember, man, as thou goes by,
As thou art nou, so ons vas I
As I am nov, so shall thou be
Remember, man, that thou most die.
The memorial of the just shall be blessed, but the name of the wicked shall sore
James Wat, flesher, son of Andrew Wat, flesher, was admitled burgess 19th September 1609. He was born in 1579, and survived till 1641. His tombstone is still in existence in the Howff of Dundee, and as several unfounded legends have crept into epitaphic literature regarding it, the following exact copy of the inscription will be of interest :
Mrs David Lanceman of certificate by William Hackney
N.B. Both these stones (262-263) revised by Mrs D Lanceman Castle Street, dues paid 9 April 1835
Source:Register of Tombs and Monuments in Dundee Burial Ground, 1832