Tuesday, 30 August 2011

John Younger, writer

This is an example of a so called table stone and one of only a few to be found in West Linton graveyard.

Here is the text as read on the top of the table gravestone:


to the memory of

John Younger writer in Edinburgh

who died 26 May 1731 aged 59

and Also

James his Son who died 17 july 1732

aged 26

here lies the body of William Younger

eldest son of John Younger who died

aged 54 February 2nd 1755

And Also

of William Younger his eldest Son who

died 5th May 1770 aged 37 years


interred here A.C. Younger esquire

of Ardyne

eldest son of the above

William Younger

who died 24th July 1819 aged 62


On the side of this table grave, there are some wonderful symbols of mortality, such as the

shovel and spade, the hour-glass and the crossed scythes

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