Monday, 20 February 2012

William Keyden

As you can see this gravestone is tucked away in a corner of the graveyard, in a corner next to the grave memorial for another Reverend, built into the wall separating the graveyard from the Main Street. It has deteriorated to the extend that it can no longer be read although I could just about descern the name of the deceased. Here is the text according to Peeblesshire Monumental Inscriptions - pre 1855, compiled by Sheila A. Scott.

In memory of

William Keyden

writer to the Signet

third son of Reverend William Keyden

minister of Penpoint, Dumfriesshire

born 15th September 1768

died 5th January 1826

Quite sad to see it in such a decrepit state, with all that wood piled in front of it!

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