Hic iacet honest vs vir iahannes fabr (JOHN SMITH) bvrgensis
de dvndae qui obiit die 18 mensis Octobris anno 1586
atatis svae 47
vita fedelim mors
Omnium rerum mors est extremum.
Tomb of John Faber ( Smith ), 1586. This one of the oldest stones in the Howff.
Arms of the hammerman trade.
Here lies a decent man John Smith, Burgess of Dundee, who died 18th October in the year 1586, and of his age 42
Death is life of the faithful
The end of all things is death.
Source: The Book of the Howff, ©Libraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is