Inscription left side.
Inscription right side
Per frera dum mundi infrabilis malefida ferebuy
Anchura spes verbum nautica pixis erat
Sacra fides baculus, distendens carbafa ventus
Hic cum conjuge charris Euphemia Lochmalony
Jacet Robertus sterlin nautra et mercator in deum
pietate vita integritate et conciuim arrore canfpicuus
Duarum illa diem obyt anno at
36 dam 1648 hic anno at 75
Monteith's An Theater Of Mortality
Hic, cum conjuge charissima Eupemia Lochmolonny,
Here, with his dearest wife, Eupham Lochmolonny,
Here, along with his most beloved wife, Euphemia Lochmalony, lies Robert Stirling,
Shipmaster and Merchant, renowned for his piety toward God, for integrity of life, and for love
toward his fellow citizens. She died in the year of her age 36, and of the Lord 1648; he in the year
of his age 75, and of the Lord 1668.
Whilst I, unstable, was carried through the Friths of the "World, Hope was my Anchor, the Gospel
was my Compass, Sacred Faith was my Helm, the Holy Spirit was the Wind distending my Sails,
and thou, Christ, was my only Pole Star; now Heaven is my safe Road-Stad, my Port is above the
Skies, and I despise and laugh at the uncertain Chances of the World.
Claimant: John Alison Esq, merchant, Dundee
Note. I have copied this as accurate as possible from the original stone.... I have no doubt it contains errors.