The monument of Thomas Nicoll, Tailor (or Clothier), a man of known integrity, who
married first, Catherine Keil, then Elizabeth Ogilve. The latter caused this stone to be erected to
him. He died 20th May, 1668, and of his age 48.
Under this heap of stones Nicoll's body is laid. He was open, meek, and gentle, and dear to all for
the sincere piety of his life, and now he reaps the full fruit of heavenly joys.
Thy spouse, Catherine Keil, lies near thee; she being dead, another was chosen by thee, to wit,
Elizabeth Ogilvie, a loving wife, who has raised this tomb, and honoured thy memory with these
Sarcophagus to Thomas Nicoll, clothier, 1668.
"Monumentum Thomas Nicolai, vestarij spectatae
Inegritatis viri qui primo Catharinum
Keilaem Elisabetham Ogiluiam duxit haec
cippum hunc illi caedendum curauit fatis
caedenti 20 Maii 1668 aetatis suae 48.
Mole sub hac lapidem Nicolii membra teguntur
Candidus hic animo mitis et innocuus
Omnibus in charus pietas sinceris laboris
Sic coeli fructus gaudia plena capit
Sponsa jacet Catharina tuae Keillae ju-
Defuncta vita haec altera lecta tibi
Elisabetha decens conjunx Ogilvia astruxit
Quae tumulum his numeris ossa te."
This has been a massive monument, with richly carved panels and heavy mouldings.
Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions Chiefly in Scotland (1834) Robert Monteith
Monumentum Thomæ Nicolai vestiarii, spectatæ in-
Mole sub hac lapidum, Nicolai membra teguntur,
The monument of Thomas Nicol tailor; a man of