In memory of Mr William Grant Merchant in Dundee
who died suddenly 22nd February 1831 aged 26 years
(Damaged to to erosion)
MDCCCXXXI. Erected to the memory of Mr William Grant, Merchant, Dundee, who died suddenly on the 22nd February 1831, in the 27th year of his age. This monument has been raised by a number of his intimate friends, as a testimony of their regard and esteem for him. Mr Grant naturally possessed those qualities which enable man a richly cultivated mind, chastened by Christian principles, rendered him an object of love and admiration wherever he was known. These will serve long to keep alive a recollection of him in the bosom of his friends, while the suddenness of his death calls loudly upon them to attend to the solemn admonition of scripture, - Prepare to meet thy God.
Source: The Book of the Howff, ŠLibraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is
In front of this stone are deposited the remains of Peter Grant Feuar Butterburn Dundee, father of the deceased Mr William Grant, to whose memory this monument was erected, for many years a respectable dyer in this place he died 16th November 1831 aged 67 years.
Source: The Book of the Howff, ŠLamb collection, reproduced with kind permission of Dundee Central Library, Local Studies Dept.