The Howff Graveyard of Dundee

The MortCloth records

Prior to the late 18th Century records were not kept of burials in the Howff - but we do have records of the use of the Mortcloth - This was hired out by the Guildry and Trades for covering coffins/bodies before burial in the Howff, The Mortcloth records cover the period 1655 to 1817 and can be used to trace more people buried in the Howff.

The Mortcloth Lists

Transcribed by, Friends of Dundee City Archives

Iain D. McIntosh, 2020