Sunday, 18 March 2012

James Duncan and family

The text is difficult to read in places but here is what I think it says:


loving memory of

Katie Jane daughter of

James Duncan colporteur (at least that's what it looks like to me! See underneath)

who died at West Linton

6(?) February 1914 aged 20 years

Also James

his younger son who died

16th April 1918, aged 33 years

Also the above

James Duncan

who died at West Linton

17th Feb 1923, aged 72 years

and his widow

Ellen Laidlaw

who died at Longniddry

26th Feb 1928 aged 83 years

There is also an inscription on the base of the pedastal but it is now unreadable.

Colporteur (an originally French word) means a peddlar of religious books

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