by Andrew Scott, Leith
in memory of
Janet Penman, his wife
who died there 3rd October 1849
aged 58 years
and of Janet Scott, his daughter
wife of David Downie (could be Dowie), West Calder
who died there 4th October 1849
aged 30 years
also of Elizabeth, wife of the
Rev'd John Scott, Montego Bay
Jamaica, who died there 15th Nov. 1848
aged 20 years
and of his son, the Rev'd John Scott
of the Presbyterian Church
Montego Bay, who died there 4th Dec. 1848
in the 28th year of his age
and 2nd of his ministry.
Cease ye from man whose breath is in
his nostrils by wherein is he to be accounted of.. Isaiah II 22
who died 7th June 1861 aged 59 years.
Andrew Scott certainly lived with a lot of tragedies in his life! Wife and Daughter dying within a day of each other and losing his son and daughter-in-law within a fortnight of each other in a far flung place, probably as a result of some epidemic or other.
born 31st March 1830
died 31st March 1835
Was this yet another tragedy? It seems more than likely that this was Andrew Scott's young daughter, died at the age of exactly 5 years. How does a person live through all that?