Friday, 4 May 2012

William Alexander of Leith and family

There are only 2 plaques set into the wall separating West Linton Graveyard from neighbouring houses and this is the second one. The text is very difficult (and in some places impossible) to read so I'm indebted to Sheila A. Scott's book Peeblesshire Monumental Inscriptions - pre 1850 for the full information to be found on this one.

It says:
Erected by
William Alexander Leith
in memory of Jean Dickson his mother
died Carlops 25th March 1810, aged 35 years
Also Elizabeth his daughter
died at Leith 2nd February 1839 aged 3 years
William Alexander merchant there
died 2nd March 1851 aged 48


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