(p55) KINNETTLES NO
The old stones are set up against the kirkyard
(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 2¼" 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 ¾" 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
2¼" r.c. between raised lines;
MARGRAT.YOVNG. HIS.SPOVS.VHA =
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 3½" 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 2¾" 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:
(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
The following also appears, as if a later
(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:
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 1½" i.c.
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 2½" reads
(with diamonds between letters)
= 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
3½" 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
/HER.AGE.WAS.65 YEARES On the body of the slab is an
eight-line sentiment in 1¼" lower-case letters.