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Stone No.438

 

Inscription.

 

Here lyes interred Gilbert Jamieson, Merchant, who dyed 27 December 1761, aged 59; and also Elizabeth Strachan his spouse, who died 21 June aged 62 years.

This stone was erected by David Low, Merchant, in memory of his children, viz., Elizabeth, who died 17 July 1753, aged one year and 9 months and 14 days; David, who died Decr 28th 1757, aged 10 months 14 days' and Isobell, who died 28th June 1758, aged three years and 7 days; and Margaret, who died 7th March 1762, aged 2 years and 4 months; and Katherine who died 12 May 1763, aged 16 months; also Mary and Ann who died May 5th aged 2 days.

Source: The Book of the Howff, ŠLibraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is
reproduced with kind permission.


1753 David Low, merchant

Claimant: Thomas Hunter, clothier High Street.

P.H. Thoms Esqr Banker Dundee produced a letter of the following letter "Torquay Devonshire 25th March 1842 S. David Pitcairn son of the late Alexander Pitcairn merchant in Edinburgh and Elizabeth Low hereby certify that Mrs Elizabeth Hunter or Thoms and Mrs Thomas Hunter both resident in Dundee are the nearest akin residing in this the Parish to the late Mr David Low of Dundee, my maternal grandfather and that I know no other person or persons besides the said Mrs Elizabeth Hunter or Thoms and Mrs Thomas Hunter in the town of Parish of Dundee who have any right or are entitled to claim the occupancy of the burying ground which belongs to the late Mr David Low and for that I hereby gratify in the name of my brother John Pitcairn and my sister Elizabeth Pitcairn as well as for myself, that the said Mrs Elizabeth Hunter or Thoms and her children, and the said Mrs Thomas Hunter, have our full permission to occupy the burying ground which belonged to our grandfather the said David Low deceased. (signed) David Pitcairn, Minister if Erie and Rendall".

Source:RT