1827. Erected by James Reid, Baker, Hilltown, Dundee, in memory of his spouse Margaret Tosh, who died 4th March 1817, aged 25 years.
We mourn'd - our eyes bedew'd with tears,
Our hearts oppress'd with woe;
The brightest hopes of earthly joys,
Unsparingly laid low.
Weep not Parents dear,
I am not dead, but sleeping here;
My end you know, my grave you see,
Prepare yourself to follow me.
The above inscription was obliterated by 1838, to be replaced by that below :-
Erected by James Reid, Baker, and Ann Taws his spouse, in memory of their son John Reid, who at Jacquemet, West Indies, on the 18th February 1838, aged 17 years; also James Reid who died on the 21st February 1838, aged 8 years.
Source: The Book of the Howff, ©Libraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is
1827 James Reid, baker, Hilltown, Dundee