Sunday, 29 April 2012

John and William Melrose and their daughters

They must have been a close family as two brothers and their respective daughters are commemorated on this stone. Strangely there is no mention of the spouses of either of the brothers.

Here is the full text:

Here lyes the
body of John Mel
rose who died 20 of Jan
uary 1800, aged 66 years.
Also his brother William
Melrose who died Hallmyre
December the 20th 1816 aged
79 years. Also
Janet Melrose, daughter
to John Melrose who died
31 March 1831 aged 39 years
Also Lillias Alexander
or Melrose daughter to
William Melrose
died 19th April 1856 aged 81 years

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