Table monument with marble panel, which formerly bore a long Latin inscription, now entirely defaced, to the effect that it covered Patrick Jackson, 1689, and Margaret Garden his wife.
Collection of Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions Chiefly in Scotland (1834) Robert Monteith
Lector, si cujus ossa marmor hoc tegit, scire cupis,
lege; & hic cineres civis honesti Patricii Jacksoni
invenies: qui, Deum pietate, vitam innocentia, domum
pradentia, amicos officiis, proximos benefactis demeruit.
Moriens, domum lachrymis, amicos luctu, proximos
doIore, cumulavit. Obiit 31 Martii anno 1689.
ætatis suæ 39. Uxor ejus Margareta Garden, in mariti
& patrui Patricii Jackson, qui obiit Maii 1668. ætatis
58, Conjugisque ejus Margaretæ Jackson, quæ obiit
Januarii 1675. ætatis 70, Memoriam monumentum
hoc extrui curavit.
Reader, if you desire to know, whose bones this
monument covers, read, and you shall find, it contains
the ashes of an honest citizen Patrick Jackson, who was
dear to God for piety, to his household for prudence, to
his friends for kindness and to his neighbours for good
services: by his death, he loaded his family with tears,
His friends with grief and his neighbours with sorrow.
He died 31st March in the year 1689 and of his age 39.
. His wife Margaret Garden,
to the memory of her husband and of her uncle Patrick
Jackson, who died in May 1668, aged 58
and of his wife Margaret Jackson, who died in January 1675
Aged 70, caused this monument to be erected.
Revised James T Haggart.
James J. Haggart in memory of his Grandfather and Grandmother.
Source: The Book of the Howff, ©Libraries, Leisure and Culture Dundee, Local History Centre & is
reproduced with kind permission.