Saturday, 28 July 2012

John ? and Isobel Grieve

Yet again it has been some time since I posted here and part of the reason is that the dull, grey and wet weather we're having this summer is making it very hard to read the engravings on the old stones. A bit of sunshine can be very illuminating but sadly that has been mainly absent. However here is one of the older stones in the graveyard and it is adorned with a very funny looking face or skull with above it the words Memento Mori.

Whatever text there was in addition to that has now been lost so I'm depending on Sheila A. Scott's book Peeblesshire Monumental Engravings for further information and even in her time there was not that much more. This is what she tells us it said:

Here lyes John.............(March) 1720 aged (62) and his wife Isobel Grieve died 7th February....aged (65).

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