Saturday, 1 October 2011

Janet and Edward Wilson

This quite impressive gravestone which features dividers at the very top as well as the D.O.M. was erected in honour of one small child and also Edward Wilson, although it isn't clear anymore how they were related. The dividers can only refer to him. The date (1778) should qualify it amply for inclusion in Sheila A. Scott's book Peeblesshire Monumental Inscriptions pre 1855 but it's not there. The text is almost completely gone now but this can still be read:

Erected in memory of

Janet Wilson, who

died Feb. 23 1778

aged 3 years. Al

so Edward Wilson

who died Nov. 9..........

Here is a detailed view of the dividers as well as the other decorative elements of the gravestone which is one of the first you'll find if you come in through the gate along the Main Street and turn right. The D.O.M. stands for Deo Optimo Maximo which translates from the Latin as To God, the Best, the Greatest.

1 comment:

Linda said...

I think this is one of my favorites. Very much like the architectural style of this one.