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 Stone No.260

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Inscription.

 Sacred the memory of JOHN

PITCAIRN merchant and sometime

provost of Dundee who died 23rd

November 1800

during the whole

course of a long life nearly extended

to the utmost limit of human expectation

he exhibited a bright example of the most

unaffected piety and virtue he was an

affectionate husband a tender and

indulcent father a sincere and steadfast

friend beloved as a citizen and respected

as a magistrate: He died and carried

in to his grave the affection of his family: The respect of his friends and

the love and esteem of all: In July

1748 he married JEAN ROBERTSON daughter of ALEXANDER ROBERTSON

sometime provost of Dundee (1730-31)

By whom he had issue six sons and three

daughters: Whereof three sons and three daughters survived him

also sacred to the memory of

ANDREW PITCAIRN son of the above

died 18th November 1847 aged 80 and

JANET WALKER his wife died 17th

June 1853 aged 71

and their sons and daughter ALEXANDER PITCAIRN died 22nd

December 1842 aged 32 and

BETHUNE WALKER PITCAIRN died

15th January 1843 aged 28 years and

ISABELLA MORRISON PITCAIRN

Widow of Captain WILLIAM BURNETT

died 2nd January 1850 aged 43


Claimant: Family of Pitcairns Nethergate & Taystreet



In St Cuthbert's churchyard, Edinburgh.
Large flat stone in front of No. 230. To the memory of my beloved father, William Pitcairn, Esquire, son of Provost John Pitcairn of Dundee, obiit 23rd January 1831, anno aetatis 68. Honor thy father and thy mother. This is God's command, and with sorrow do I mourn the melancholy occasion which renders me unable to obey His law. Java, 19th July 1832. John Pitcairn. In memory of my beloved uncle, John Pitcairn, M.D., who died at Java, August 1840, in the 40th year of his age. David A. Carnegie, M.D., retired Surgeon Major, Bombay Army, London, 12th August 1881.

SCOTTISH RECORD SOCIETY, MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS
IN ST. CUTHBERT'S CHURCHYARD, EDINBURGH COMPILED BY JOHN SMITH
EDITED BY Sir JAMES BALFOUR PAUL, C.V.O., LL.D. EDINBURGH
PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY BY J. SKINNER & COMPANY, LTD. 1915.