white marble table monument to the memory of Bailie John Jobson, 1698-1788
Sacred to the memory of Bailie John Jobson, Merchant in Dundee, who was born
1698, and died April 1788. His industry and integrity, his piety and beneficence, were equally
remarkable. He will long be remembered by his family as an affectionate parent, by his friends
and fellow-citizens as a worthy man. His manners were plain, artless, and candid; and held up in
the midst of prevailing folly and dissipation, an example of primitive virtue. He enjoyed through
the course of his long life uninterrupted health, the fruit of regularity and temperance ; the
faculties of his mind also continued in full vigour to the last, and he died instantaneously and
without pain. He married
Mrs Margaret Smith, in 1723, who died in 1737.
Mrs Agnes Preston, in 1740, who died in 1741.
Mrs Elizabeth Brown, in 1743, who died in 1766.
And left issue, one daughter of the first marriage, and three sons and one daughter of the third.
Margaret, the survivor of the first marriage, died in 1800, aged 70.
Also, John Jobson of Rosemount, Merchant in Dundee, eldest son of the said Bailie Jobson, who
died in February, 1824, aged 71 years; and Robert Jobson, his second son, late Merchant in
Riga, who was the first popularly elected Dean of Guild of Dundee, in 1818, and the first popularly
elected Provost, in 1831, died January, 1836, aged 79 years.
Claimant: Heirs of John Jobson Esq, merchant, Nethergate.