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Stone No.462

 

Inscription.

This along with some nearby flat monuments are in the positions which are described as tombs rather than slabs. Due to the moss growth now totally covering the memorial no identification can be made, however, the tombs themselves which were in poor condition in 1834 may have been removed with just the covering slab left behind.

crescit sub pondere virtus. sub hoc tumulo depositae sunt reliquiae Mrs Elizabethae Lyon nobili e familia strathmoriana ortae maritae guliemi watson qui in exercitu reguli legione vero XII centuriones dignitatem nuper gessit obiit 12 meneis masti A.S.H 1755 Oinnes eodem cogimur

Elizabeth Lyon, William Watson.

1755 Mrs Elyabetho Lyon, noble familia strathmorianarto

Source:R.T.


Virtue flourishes amidst difficulties.

Under this stone are deposited the remains of Mrs Elizabeth Lyon, descended from the noble family of Strathmore, wife of William Watson, late Captain in the 12th Regiment. She died 12th March in the year of human salvation 1755. Death is inevitable.

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