Broughty Ferry Old Graveyard.

All that is left of a pre-reformation chapel dependant on the church of Monifieth is this burial ground It is listed as a grade III monument under the Town and Country Planning Act. the threshold of the entrance gate is inscribed "repeared in 1780". the ground is enclosed on three sides, the entrance is from Fisher Street at the river front and a bit difficult to find. The gates are usually locked. It is opened for the annual graveyard tours in September for the Friends of Dundee City Archives.

The earliest tombstone is dated 1689 and the latest is dated 1861, about that year the ground was closed to internments - the churchyard ground at St Aiden's Church was opened in 1831 for internments.

Sydney Cramer made a list of 62 inscriptions in 1953 and the following numeration with some corrections and additional stones are enumerated with an a,b,c.

National Grid Ref 459 307

Broughty Old GraveyardBroughty Old Graveyard

 

List

1

by David Liddel shipmaster North Ferry imo w 3anet Webster 23.2,1801 70, "Justice and Truth, even from youth/Adorn'd her deportment./Never revenging not exchanging/Evil for evil treatment,/Tender dealing without Bailing/Was everly her aim/Even to those who were her foes/Beneficent and plain./She had to give while she did live/The samples of a mind,/Ever rejecting but never respecting/Resentment of any kind."

2

TS Thos Liddell sometime shipmaster Broughty Ferry 1768 (36 or 56_)y, da Margt 6.11.182(3_or 5) 69y (her h John Kidd shipmaster Broughty Ferry revised this in 1824)"

2a

182(6.). J webster

2b

1689. IB IL. (Ed: described by Jervise, "Epitaphs" i 115 in this way, but by F Davidson, "Inventory of 17th Century Tombstones in Angus"(l977) as 168(9). IL. C)skull.

3

1838. By John Will & Ann Hials imo s Urn 25.11.1822 inf, s David 16.1. 1836 10

4

1830 by John Pattullo, Broughty Ferry & Mary Scott imo da Ann Craig 23 9.1829. 1½y

5

1826. --- Anderson, w Helen Slater 2.10.1829 74, da Isabella 26.12. 1821 25, by s Geo (west side) da Christina 13.4.18— 7½y. Their father d 30.12.1864 69, by surviving family of George Anderson

6

Ts  6 ts 1785. Erected by robt kid shipmaster north ferry imo w margt webester 20, 9.1784 68, s robt 7.6.1763 11y3m, their chn isobel, margret, thos & wm survived 1785. (at head)two cherubs & ship, (at foot)bones, skull, hour­glass.

7

1823. Alex Cant 31.1.1822 37, by w Margt Bowman daughter of John Bowman who d Aberdeen 17.10.1825 72 ------ - - aged 78y - - - grandchild Margt Bowman Key d 19.3.1835 1y

8

By Alex Anderson shipmaster Broughty Ferry, w Isobel - - - - 12.11.1812 65 & two of their chn

9

1838. Urn Horn 5.2.1827 38, u Margrey Anderson 16.6,1847 67, da Janet 26.8. 1820 8y, by s David

10

1837. John Ross 2.11.1825 49, by w Jean Anderson, Sroughty Ferry, s Alex 25.7.1851 29

11

1826, by John Scobie mert Broughty w Margt Dow 12.2.1824 73

12

TS by Jas Webster shipmaster North Ferry, w Margt Abbot 19.7.1766 27. (at head) compass, ship, anchor, sextant.  (at foot) hourglass, skull, bones

13

1836. By Thos and Lanceman Sturrock imo their s Thos 24.5.1831 18 & Lanceman lost at sea 11.11.1836 14y

14

By David Leith imo mo Cath Campbell 19.1.1829 66

15

1783. By John Kidd shipmaster, North Ferry, w Margt Ross 1785  45, da Ann 26.9.1782 1m 3d. "Now she for whom this gravestone's placed/ Was in virtue ever steady. / When asked a reason of her hope, Has ay an answer ready.
Tho' silent & forgotten here/ She moulders with the clod, /The day will dawn, a voice she'll hear/ Say, come and meet your God."
(east side) crowned cherub. "Jesus said unto them suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not for such are the Kingdom of God

16

TS (at head) two cherubs, dated medallion, ship with compass & anchor, Boreass.
(central panel) by Thos Ross shipmaster, w Margory Watson 16.11.1782  81, ss Robt & Wm d inf, ss Thos & Robt d at sea, das Isobel & Margt survived 4.2.1785.
(at foot) " Remember Death." hourglass, skeleton, bones

17

Pillar. ------ Kid shipmaster 15.4.1801  61 "...... This voyage now finish'd he's unrigged/ And laid in dry-dock Urn,/Prepairing for the Grand fleet trip and Commodore's return." (Ed: Jervaise, "Epitaphs" i 116 has John Kidd late shipmaster Dundee d 15.4.1806  61y in error; "Cura pii diis sunt.")

18

1845. David Anderson shoemaker 26.4.1843 86, u Janet Doig 1.6.1826 63, by da Janet

19

1831. by Philip Gibbs, Dundee, w Jean Hamilton Lorimer 17.8.1831 25

20

Alex Norie 19.8.1813 55

21

1848. by James shipmaster Broughty Ferry d 27.5.1851 63 4 u Graham Webster
imo da Margt 4.11.1820 5y, Graham 18.12.1847 19, s David d London 21.9.1849
38, s John d Rio Janeiro 8.4.1850 35

22

1840. by Urn Gall, Broughty Ferry, chn Jean, nary Ann & wm all d inf

23

1844. David Ferrier 7.6.1829 77, u Jannet Webster 18.11.1829 75, da Jannet
14.11.1829, da Jean 1804 18, Chariot Ferrier 29.6.1846 - -, by s Thos shipmaster Broughty Ferry 7.1.1863 72

24

1797. compass, anchor. Robt Ferrier shipmaster Dundee 10.7.1744 5.7.1797,
by mid Jean Drummond

25

1859. by Chas Norrie, s Chas 27.6.1859 21

26

1828. by Geo Anderson fr Barnhill imo Alex Croft 36y his foreman who d 9.5. buried 1.5,1828 74 4 left his relations upwards of £400 sterling at his death. A good and faithful and honest servant.

27

(fallen) Alex Brymer china mert Dundee 19.8.1862 45, by wid Nary Duncan, four chn d inf

27a

(falleb)  Jas Cappon 28.4.1843 74, u Margt Webster 5.2.1877 84, ss Geo, John, David 4 Graham & das Rachel & Mary d in early life, by da Jane d Footsgray 25.12.1879 60 (wid of Alex Dove mert Melbourne Australia)

28

Robt Lorimer 18.8.1825 37, w Mary Norrie 10.3.1843 55, by chn Thos & Mary in 1865. Thos Lorimer junior 12.12.1862 22

29

1836, by Jas Lorimer, 3 Robt d inf

30

1832. Alex Ross, u Cath Gaull 21.5.1830 58, s Thos 29.7.1805 2y, da Isobel 7.8.1803 1y, Margt 16.3.1808 2y

31

TS two cherubs. TA. MA. shield with compass, anchor, sextant, skull 4 bones hourglass, (marginal) Thos Abbot shipmaster in North Ferry d 20 day of - -ber 1734 aigd (41[)y 4 his s Robt

32

1836. Jas Norrie shipmaster 28.6.1836 83, s John d at sea 14.9.1795 12, s John 13.3.1812 15, s Jas 5.5.1839 46, da Margt 28.7.1841 40

33

Lawrence Brown 12.3,1809 64, ui Eliz Henry 1.5.1829 71, da Margt 15.7.1800 2y, das Isobei 4 Janet revised this

34

1826. by (Allan) Denoon imo his mo            27.12.1825 (49)y

35

1836. by John Ritchie imo his wife 4 eight chn

36

1843. David Stephen 29.10.1829 74, s Thos shipmaster lost at sea on passage from Stettin to London 10.1336 33 (w Isabella Smith 3.3.1850 44, da Isabella 5.1.1841 6y)

37

1837. by Urn Stewart smith imo w Eliz Christie 12.1834. Also by Isabella Stephen imo h Wm Stewart shipmaster Dundee 31.12,1835 38 & four of their chn

38

1826. Robt Anderson

39

1841. John Gall 10.3.1839 37, by mid Ann Norrie

40

Jean Allan 1836

41

1793. by Alex Ross shipmaster Dundee imo Barbra Abbot (h Thos Smith) d 3,10. 1792 64, also Robt Abbot 12.9.1813 93

42

1828. by Geo Knight, w Jean Kidd 6.3.1813 50

43

1837. by Thos Mill imo David Kid 10.10.1825 75 4 his w Cath Webster 29.1. 1829 78

43a

1826.  DK.  ID.

44

by - - - Young imo his parents David Young d 11.1780 - - & his spouse .......Webster d 23.10.17— their chn - - - - 1st March - - - - - -Chas Young

45

1821. David Plartin, West Ferry, w Helen Leslie 9.11.1847 60, da Helen 19.2.1820 1y4m, s Jas 1.6.1820 5y7m, da Eliz 31.12.1820 3y7m, da Jemima 28.10.1825 1y1m, s Jas 5.1.1827 4y, s John Stuart 22.5.1831 4y11m. Alex Leitch d at sea 1852 3y

46

1825.   by Hugh Fraser imo his mo 18.5.1825 80

46a

1844,   W Thomson

47

1830.   D Henderson 61 y

48

1856.   by And Cant seaman, w Eliz Pattullo 1.12.1855 23

49

1844. by Wm Cant 4 Agnes Scott, s Robt 26.8.1826 10, da Margt 25.11.1826 12, da Euphemia 27.2.1832 1y

50

by And Spence builder 4 Margery Isles, s Patk 17.5.1816 4y, s Chas 2.6.1816 2y, s Chas 2.1823 5m, da Agnes 23.4.1832 15

51

1809, Jas Caithness shipmaster 11.8.1808 (27), by mid Janet Henry, s Geo d 26.8.1828 2(£), da Isabella d 18(51.)(4j5). The said Janet Henry 22.10.18(60 89)

52

by Geo Caithness shipmaster imo fa Geo shipmaster Broughty Ferry 19.2.1801 71, mo Agnes Lyell 11.3.1801 67. poem. (other side) Geo Caithness 19.7. 1842 74, w Isabella Clark 3.3.1852 76. "They were a couple good without pretence."

53

1712. TS. IW. crown 4 hammer. Here  lyes Thos Smith husband to Isobel Welles who dwelt in the Ferrie Who depart­ed the - day of lanuarie 1712 and of his age 28

54

1835. by Charels (sic) Donald­son 4 w Grham Fyfs imo her fa John Fyfe 5.2.1834 59 4 ss Charels 4 James d inf

55

1837. David Webster shipowner d 3.3.1837 76, u Margt Fyfe 24.6. 1334 72, by s David shipmaster Sroughty Ferry

56

cherub. 1837. Revised by Eliz Lanceman 4 all relations of that name

57

1835. And Donaldson 15.3.1820 85, w flargt Anderson 27.10.1833 87, by das Elspeth 4 Agnes (their niece Agnes Lowdon 12.12.1821 15)

58

1828, by John Methven & Margt Caithness imo chn Rachel Ogilvie 19.3.1821 4y7m 4 Rachel 22.9.1825 3m.  Isobel Caithness (sis to Margt Methven) 27.1. 1836 42, their mo Isobel Enlay d 8,18(27) (Ed: see St.Aidans no. 20)

59

1859. J Carnegie

60

J. Hill

61

1860, by Alex 4 Eliz Martin imo their sisters Helen 4 Jean, their grand­ child Alex n Fox. Alex Martin 10.11.1860 2y. Thos Abbot 25.1.1861 82 husband of the said Eliz Martin

62

1859. by Jas McKinney, s Root 18.1.1359 1¼y

62a

1812, by David 4 Kath Knight imo John Knight of W..............d 27.5...........aged (4) 3y......ham 81a..................77years.

62b

1833, by Jas Archibald shipmaster Broughty Ferry d 2.8.1867 67 & w Margt Norie d 1.6.1868 69 int Western cem Dundee imo s Alex 29.12.1832 16m, 3as 16.7.1838 10, 4s 3as 6.4.1848 9y

62c

by Alex Stirling imo w Helen Edgar 4.1.1848 34t son d inf, da Ann 17.3.1846 5y, also two ss Chas & Wm d abroad, said Alex Stirling d 23.11.1881 int Barnhill cem

 

The following fragment is noted by 3ervise, "Epitaphs" i 115 as being in the north wall of the burial ground:

62d

.................ret & Isan...........the 29 of May the.........1729.

 

Notes
A Jervise, "Epitaphs 4 Inscriptions" i 115-6 quotes the above inscriptions 1, 15, 17, 52, 53 4 62d
S Cramer, ms list of 62 inscriptions made in 1953 is available for inspection in the SGS Library and a copy is in the Local History Dept of the City Library in Wellgate,Dundee.
Rev. J Malcolm, "The Parish of Monifeith in Ancient 4 Modern Times"(Edinburgh 1 1910)
F Davidson, "Inventory of 17th Century Tombstones of Angus" (1977) describes only the headstone no.2b
Testaments; the parish of Monifeith was in the Commissariot of St.Andrews, but the following was noted in the Index for the Commissariot of Brechin -Alex Cragtoun, alias Leslie, tailor in North Ferrie of Tay parish of Dundee & Isobel Charterhouse his wife, 1651;
Jas Ebbot in the Ferry par of Dundee 4 Marjorie Watson his spouse, 1665; David Clark in North Ferrie & Marion Roger his spouse, 1610; etc. etc.
Before the Reformation the parish of Monifeith had four chapels: this one; one at the parish church of St.Rule at Monifeith; one at Balmossie Mill on the banks of the Dighty, destroyed at the end of the 18th century; one at Chapeldokie in Ethiebeaton.  179 inscriptions at St.Rule's, Monifeith are listed in Angus Gravestones volume 3 "Environs of Dundee" (to which this book is a sequel)