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 "An Inventory of 17th Century Tombstones in Angus"
Flora & John Davidson, (1977)

Ten copies only, held at the National Library and the Ancient Monuments Commission, both in Edinburgh, at Dundee Central Library, and at the LDS library in Salt Lake City.   The book records the older stones in meticulous detail and has illustrations of many.  Interest here is in pages 55-57. Thanks to Dundee City Council Wellgate Library for a copy. 

Please note that the position of the stones in the Kirkyard has been changed to that described and that old memorial inscriptions can be open to interpretation.

LOOK HERE  for a comparison of reference numbers originally used in the Scottish Genealogical Society's book of Memorial Inscriptions for Strathmore, Angus, and the positions after the removal (1992?) against a steel frame in the kirkyard (photo).  The detailed list on this page relates a few of the 20? stones in their previous position against the east wall and the numbering used is unique to this list.

(p55) KINNETTLES NO 422466

The old stones are set up against the kirkyard wall.

(1) is a broad slab with semi-hexagonal head, 73" by 42". The m.i. is in 3" r.c.
(                 ) CARNAGIE SOMETIME SPOVS TO DAVID FOVLER /OF LITILMIL VHO DEPA/(RTED.)THE.29.AVGVST.1661. AND.OF AGE.(       )   On the body of the slab are three bold features, all in relief - a skull over an hourglass between two sets of crossbones, all framed in a ribbon; next two escutcheons side by side, the dexter effaced, the sinister charged with an eagle displayed, for Carnegie; thirdly a monogram on a square panel, apparently DFMC.  The slab is rather worn.

(2) is a broad slab, 67" by 40", nearly two-thirds of which has flaked off.  Within a 3" moulding are the remains of a m.i. in 2" r.c. between raised lines:
(                          ) D.ISOBEL.GWILD./SVMTIME.SPOWS./TO.ALLEXANDE(    )   On the body remain parts of two escutcheons side by side, the dexter showing a fess bearing a saltire cross, in (p56) base an undy, and possibly mullets in chief; the sinister shield has in base a flower (part of Guild's three flowers?).  Below the shields appears a skull with a bone clamped in its jaws and surmounted by a MEMENTO MORI ribbon.  Between it and the m.i. is a long narrow strip on each side.  The dexter one contains a vertical inscription in " letters: 
ELEZABETH MILL SPOUSE TO DAVID (     ) WAS INTERD HERE MARCH (    )  This suggests that the the dexter escutcheon, with its cross and undy, might stand for Mill.  The sinister strip has an hourglass, the motto MEA/EFF/ LVX/IT./TVA/EFFL/VIT and crossed mattock and spade.  (Mine has run, yours is running.)

(3) is 67" by 32" tapering to 29" and of coarse pink stone.  Within a scalloped border is a m.i. in 2" r.c. between raised lines;
HEIR.LYIS.GEORG/HORN.HAMBER.MAN.WHO.DEPARTED.1643.H1S./AGE.VAS.34.A/LSO MARGRAT.YOVNG. HIS.SPOVS.VHA = DEPAIRTED.20.0F/AGVST.1661.HER/AGE.WAS.57./YEARS   Below this, in relief, is a large florid shield, crowned and charged with a hammer.  The composition is flanked by GH,MY,MH,BH in 4" to 3" r.c.  A panel with an hourglass - - carved in the bottom corner: MY.GLAS.IS/RUN.YOVRS/lS.RVNING   A skull over a bone is framed in MEM/ENTO. MO/RI.

(4) is a very worn stone 72" by 40" with semi-hexagonal base.  A fragmentary m.i. in 2" r.c. commemorates an  HONEST MAN CALLED THOM (        ) IN KINEATLE(      ), and a skull hovers over a bone.

(5) is 65" by 31" tapering to 29", and is of coarse pink stone with a large included pebble and bevelled edges.  The m.i. is between diamonds:
HEIR.LYES.THE.DVS/T.OF.ISABEL.TALBERT.SPOVS.TO.IAM/ES.LYON.IN.THE.INGLISTOVN.0F.BRIGTOVN.WHO (p57)
DEPARTED.THE 6/OF.IANVARIE/l660HIR.AGE/VAS.56 YEIRS   Then comes a large shield charged with a lion rampant within a tressure flory counter flory for Lyon, incised in the base the date 1741.  At the foot of the slab is a skull over a bone surmounted by a MM ribbon. (stone seen here)
The following also appears, as if a later addition -

 David Skirling
  I                     S
  E                   S
         1741

(6) is short, 63" by 33", with a triangular head containing a skull between mouldings and MEMEN TO.MORI below.  The m.i. in 2" i.c. begins with a hand:
HEIRE.LYES.ANDREW/ROBRT.HUSBAND.TO.MARGARET/REID.IN.KNOPPY.KN/OWS.WHO. DEPARTED.THE.22DAY.. = OF.APRILE.1703.AND/OF.HIS.AGE.THE/54   All the words on this stone are separated by diamonds.  An incised shield is flanked by 2" AR/MR/KB/AR/DR  Next; in 1" i.c. UNDER.THIS.TOMB/INTO EARTHS.WOMB/NOW.I.DO.LAY/INCLOSED.HERE/TILL.CHRIST.APPEAR/ON.JUDGMENT.DAY   Between hourglass and crossbones at the base is a heart with two arrows pointing at it (the device of Pearson of Balmadies).

(7) is large, 75" by 39" tapering to 36" and carved in the pink stone.  The m.i. in 2" reads (with diamonds between letters)
THE. BWRIAL.PLACE/OF.MARGRET.LYON.SPOWS.TO.IOH/N.SKIRLING.IN.I/INGLSTOVNE,WHO.DEPAIRTED.THE = 19 DAY OF IWNE/1657.YEARS.HIR/AIG WAS.26.  Below this are three panels, the first bearing a monogram of ISML, the second a shield with the Lyon arms (see 5), the third a skull over a bone surmounted by a ribbon with MM. (stone seen as #3 here)

(8) is 71" by 30", with a rounded head and shoulders, and may date from the end of the century or later.  Within the head a ribbon is threaded through crossbones flanked by 3" i.c. IW over MG.  The m.i. in 2" i.c. is right at the edge of the stone:
HERE LYES (MARGARIT) GARLAND SPO/VS TO IAMES WAT IN BRIGTOWN WHO DEPARTED/         /HER.AGE.WAS.65 YEARES   On the body of the slab is an eight-line sentiment in 1" lower-case letters.

Assumed abbreviations - i.c. = incised characters : r.c.=raised characters : m.i. = memorial inscription (in colour)