Saturday, 24 September 2011

Jane Alexander and John Porteous

This gravestone is located at the right-hand side (coming in from the Main Street)along the wall dividing the graveyard from adjacent houses. The text reads as follows:

In memory of

Jane Alexander

who died 24th April 1841 aged 68 years

and John Porteous

her husband who died 15th March 1856

aged 82 years


Margaret Porteous

their daughter who died 18th Nov 1863

aged 52 years

Andrew Porteous

their son who died 24th Oct 1884

aged 75 years

William Porteous

their son who died 12th Octr 1886

aged 83 years

Isabella, Mary, and Jean

interred in Dalry cemetary Edinburgh

Lower down is the following inscription:

On Christ the solid rock we stand

all other grounds are sinking sand

And on the pedestal:

Erected to the memory of most

loving and affectionate parents

by their youngest daughter.

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