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In memory of WILLIAM GRAY who died at Harestanes 31.10.1891 aged 68 years also ELIZABETH SCOTT his wife who died at Ancrum 20.10.1896 aged 76 years. ROBERT and GEORGE died in infancy.

In memory of JOHN MIDDLEMAST who died at East Nisbet 1.8.1858 aged 78 years also JANET SCOTT his wife who died 28.6.1834 aged 38 years.

In loving remembrance of THOMAS MIDDLEMAS son of ADAM and AGNES MIDDLEMAS who died at Crauchie East Lothian #.9.1889 aged 32 years also JESSIE MIDDLEMAS their daughter who died at Crauchie 28.9.1892(?) aged 40 years. The above ADAM MIDDLEMAS died at Kelso 8.3.1898(?) aged 80 years also AGNES RIDDELL wife of the above.

Erected by ISABELLA and JANET KEDDIE in memory of their parents DAVID KEDDIE who died at Southdean 17.1.1868 aged 63 years also ISABELLA RUTHERFORD his wife who died at Easter Softlaw 22.6.1886 aged 72 years also their eldest daughter ISABELLA KEDDIE who died at Easter Softlaw 1.2.1916 aged 72 years also their youngest daughter JANET KEDDIE Easter Softlaw who died at Lurdenlaw 3.11.1920 aged 64 years.

In memory of GEORGE GRAY son to JAMES GRAY steward in Grahamslaw who died 23.5.1818 aged 21 years also his son JAMES who died in infancy also MARGARET TAIT his wife who died 19.5.1824 aged 49 years also the forenamed JAMES GRAY died 7.2.1827 aged 57 years. Died at Ancrum 12.7.1879 ALEXANDER DAVIDSON aged 21 years grandson of JOHN GRAY. JOHN GRAY late of the Crosskeys Inn Ancrum died 16.7.1883 aged 79 years also his wife ISABELLA SCOTT GRAY died 26.3.1889 aged 84 years.

In memory of PETER HISLOP who died 16.1.1842 aged 78 years also EUPHEMIA SMITH his wife who died 6.3.1843 aged 75 years also three of their children who died in infancy.

In memory of SARAH CRAIG who died 28.10.1842 aged 19 years and AGNES CRAIG who died 12.3.1843 aged 14 years and of JAMES CRAIG their father who died 27.4.1883 aged 86 years and of HELLEN FORSYTHE their mother who died 7.9.1859 aged 60 years.

In memory of JOHN WRIGHT died 13.2.1877 aged 80 years AGNES MESSER his wife died 13.3.1875 aged 78 years AGNES HENDERSON their grand daughter died 31.1.1875 aged 19 months JOANNA HENDERSON their grand daughter died 24.7.1876 aged 10 months.

In memory of THOMAS TELFER son of THOMAS TELFER Nisbet who died 5.3.1849 aged 2 years also JANE TELFER his eldest daughter who died 31.12.1856 aged 25 years.

Erected in memory of HELEN PATON wife of ROBERT SCOTT who died at Bankhead St. Boswells 30.3.1893 aged 67 years also the above ROBERT SCOTT who died at Kirkmains 11.10.1904 aged 82 years also THOMAS their son who died at Lanton 24.5.1926 aged 69 years also their daughter ELIZABETH SCOTT who died at Lanton 30.5.1948 aged 83 years.

ROBERT KERSS born in the year 1800 died 22.4.1866.Gamekeeper and Fisherman for three generations of the family of Lothian faithful in service loyal in friendship upright in his life also his wife JANE WHITE who died at Monteviot Cottage 31.5.1899 aged 92 years.

Erected by his family in memory of their father JAMES KERSS gamekeeper Monteviot died 12.3.1884 aged 45 years also his son RALPH who died at Jedfoot Lodge 24.5.1894 aged 17 years.

In memory of MARK AITKEN fisherman Nisbet Boathouse who died 16.3.1863 aged 62 years GEORGE AITKEN died 14.4.1838 aged 2 years ANN AITKEN died at Kirkmains 21.8.1875 aged 34 years wife of WILLIAM SMELLIE in Glasgow and MARK AITKEN died at Kirkmains 27.4.1883 aged 29 years and WILLIAM AITKEN died at Kirkmains 15.2.1884 aged 32 years LYDIA M. AITKEN his widow who died at Leith 29.2.1896 aged 80 years.

1850 ... ...JAMES ANDISON who died ... aged 27 MARY their daughter who died 1844(?) aged 12(?) years and JANET ...SON wife of JOHN ANDISON died 22.4.1854 The above JOHN ANDISON died at Hawick 8.3.1866 aged 76 years. In memory of MARY ANDISON daughter of JAMES ANDISON who died at Jedburgh 15.9.1868.

In memory of MARK AITKEN late of Nisbet Boathouse who died 25.10.1809(?) in the 70th year of his age and of JANET SHORTRE... his spouse who died 24.10.1799 also of HELEN and SARAH their children who died in infancy.

Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM INGRAM gardener and land agent Stewartfield who died 27.5.1792 aged 38 years and of BETTY YOUNG his spouse who died at Jedburgh Bridge-End 25.8.1835 aged 76 years and also of BETTY INGRAM their oldest daughter who died at Jedburgh Bridge-End 20.9.1836 aged 48 years.

Here lies the body of ROBERT ... late tenant in Nether Nisbet who died 23.8.1759(?) aged 45(?) years also ROBERT ...his son ... aged 2 years and his grandchildren... also ... his daughter who died 6.6.176? aged 18 years also his spouse HELEN YOUNG(?)

Here lyes THOMAS RUTHERFORD indweller in Nisbet who died ?.8.1745 ...officer ...

In loving memory of ADAM YOUNG Eskbank Dalkeith beloved husband of MARY TURNBULL who died 1.8.1928 aged 72 years also the above MARY TURNBULL who died at Eskbank 19.3.1933 aged 76 years.

Sacred to the memory of JOHN YOUNG smith in Nisbet born 1759 succeeded his father in 1776 and died 22.6.1840 also ISABELLA FIDDES his spouse who died 12.3.1841 aged 77 years also ISABELLA YOUNG their daughter who died at Bridgend 24.5.1862 aged 62 years. Reverse: Also ADAM YOUNG blacksmith Nisbet succeeded his father 1840 died 22.1.1884 aged 86 years ANN TINLINE his wife who died 27.7.1883 aged 82 years.

Sacred to the memory of THOMAS YOUNG eldest son of JOHN YOUNG smith Nisbet who, after residence of thirty years in London retired to his native place where he died 1.2.1836 aged 55 years.

In memory of JAMES YOUNG late smith at Merton who died 12.6.1812 aged 28 years also ROBERT and MARY who died in infancy.

In loving memory of ADAM YOUNG blacksmith Nisbet who died 11.4.1912 aged 71 years also ISABELLA JEFFREY HERIOT his wife who died 19.12.1936 aged 76 years and their daughter ISABELLA HERIOT who died 11.4.1979 aged 83 years.

In memory of AGNES FAIRBAIRN wife of ADAM YOUNG who died at Nisbet 10.11.1891 aged 37 years also WILLIAM ADAM YOUNG their son who died 16.12.1899 aged 22 years also their daughter MARY ANNE who died at Nisbet 5.10.1917 aged 34 years also their daughter ALICE who died 10.3.1962 aged 80 years.

To the memory of JANNET KNOX spouse to ANDREW DODS smith Eccles who died 1.6.1796 aged 23 years also his son JOHN DODS who died 3.7.1796 aged 2 months.

Sacred to the memory of ELIZABETH YOUNG INGRAM daughter of the late WILLIAM and ISABELLA INGRAM of Copland who died 18.1.1879 aged 59 years. This stone is erected in affectionate remembrance by her brothers.

In memory of MARGARET AITCHISON wife of FRANK SHORT who died 6.1.1866 aged 52 years also JOHN SHORT his son who died 30.9.1865 aged 27 years also ISABELLA AITCHISON SHORT his daughter who died 22.6.1866 aged 18 years also the above FRANK SHORT who died 9.1.1879 aged 69 years.

To the memory of ...PATTISON ... aged 77 years also ...BUCKHAM ... also ELIZABETH PATTISON his daughter who died 22.2.1845(?) aged 35 years.

Sacred to the memory of JAMES BUCKHAM who died in the year 1791 aged 77 years also ELIZABETH RUTHERFORD his wife who died 16.12.1800 aged 59 years also MARY their daughter who died 15.7.1781 aged 4 years also THOMAS their son who died 28.6.1803 aged 20 years also ELIZABETH their daughter who died 10.1.1851 aged 65 years. In memory of GEORGE RUTHERFORD farmer Heiton East Mains who died 1.1.1801 also MARY KEDIE his spouse who died 15.3.1847 aged 82 years and JAMES their son farmer Longnewton House died 12.2.1850 aged 63 and MARY their 3rd daughter who died at Melrose 25.6.1875 aged 80 years JOAN RUTHERFORD born 6.1.1796 died 30.12.1883 and GEORGE died 21.9.1801 aged 8 months.

Enclosure: THOMAS CARMICHAEL of Berwick-on-Tweed died at Longnewton House 10.1.1832 aged 38 years also EUPHEMIA RUTHERFORD his wife died at Melrose 14.4.1876 aged 77 years.

... AGNESS HUGGAN(?) spouse of WILLIAM RUTHERFORD...

WILLIAM ROBERTSON surgeon in Kelso died 8.9.1827 aged 68 years.

In loving memory of JAMES BROWN who died at Copland Ancrum 26.1.1911 aged 71 years and of AGNES his wife who died at Copland 16.11.1907 aged 68 years also of BARBARA their daughter who died at Nisbet 13.4.1876 aged 5 years also ANNIE SPENCER who died at Gordon Hospital aged 88 years.

In memory of ELIZABETH GALBRAITH wife of JAMES TEMPLE shepherd Nisbet who died 18.11.1868 aged 50 years also the said JAMES TEMPLE who died 23.9.1888 aged 74 years. Respected and esteemed by all who knew him. Also MATILDA HALDANE his mother who died at Nisbet Hillhead 20.6.1860 aged 95 years.

Erected to the memory of JAMES MOFFAT who died at Upper Nisbet 6.5.1876 aged 71 years also MARGARET DUNN his wife who died at Upper Nisbet 2.1.1870 aged 65 years also CHRISTINA MOFFAT their daughter who died at Galashiels 27.3.1868 aged 50 years.

Sacred to the memory of JOHN MOFFAT late in Nisbet who died 1814 aged 55 years also his spouse CHRISTIAN SCOTT who died 19.4.1844 aged 79 years.

In memory of THOMAS RUSELS ... aged 70 years also MARGARET RUSELS ... also JOHN RUSSEL his brother late of Howden who died 8.9.1811 aged 84 years.

Sacred to the memory of JOHN RUTHERFORD late steward of Riddletonhill who died at Upper Nisbet 1.3.1864 aged 84 years ISABELLA WATT his wife who died 4.9.1861 aged 81 years WILLIAM MOFFAT late steward at Upper Nisbet died 24.5.1877 aged 72 years also of AGNES RUTHERFORD wife of WILLIAM MOFFAT who died at Upper Nisbet 23.4.1876 aged 74 years.

In memory of WILLIAM RUTHERFORD tenant Brae Jedburgh who died 10.2.1836 aged 71 years and five of his children who died in infancy.

In memory of ANDREW AITCHISON who died at Nisbet Mill 10.2.1865 aged 88 years also MARGARET JEFFREY his wife who died at Bonjedward 27.4.1883 aged 92 years and JANET AITCHISON their daughter who died at Bonjedward 26.1.1885 aged 66 years also ALEXANDER AITCHISON their son who died at Gattonside 29.11.1890 aged 69 years and JANE BROWN his wife who died at Gattonside 12.1.1899 aged 70 years.

In memory of CHRISTIAN ALEXANDER wife of HENRY PATTERSON died at Upper Nisbet 21.9.1882 aged 73 years also the above HENRY PATTERSON who died at Kelso 24.8.1897 aged 85 years also their son DAVID TURNBULL who died at Crieff 30.9.1890 aged 41 years.

Erected by ADAM FOX in memory of NANCY BEST his wife who died at Kirkmains 21.10.1888 aged 39 years also JOHN FOX their son who died at Nisbet 6.12.1860 aged 21 years also the above ADAM FOX who died at Kirkmains 15.8.1892 aged 82 years.

Erected in memory of ELIZABETH THYNE espoused wife of JAMES WALKER West Nisbet who departed this life 25.2.1862 in the 78th year of her age and the said JAMES WALKER ... aged 86 years...

In memory of JOHN BELL who died at Upper Nisbet 3.4.1899 in his 75th year late of Muirhouselaw JANET HALLIBURTON wife of JOHN BELL who died at Muirhouselaw 14.11.1878 aged 50 years JOHN BELL who died at Muirhouselaw 11.12.1863 aged 6 years JESSIE C. BELL their daughter and wife of R.A.J.HEWAT who died at Yews 27.3.1887 interred at Huddersfield Cemetery ISABELLA MOFFAT mother of the said JOHN BELL who died at Upper Nisbet 23.3.1867 HELEN BELL died 17.9.1875 also AGNES HALLIBURTON BELL daughter of the above died 15.9.1913 aged 57 years.

Sacred to the memory of ANDREW RUTHERFORD shepherd who died at Muirhouselaw in the parish of Maxton 19.1.1855 aged 69 years also of AGNES SIBBALD his wife who died 14.3.1870 aged 81 years Likewise of his children JAMES fourth son who died at Ploughlands 21.2.1832 aged 11 years JOANN third daughter who died at Ploughlands 16.7.1832 aged 20 years WILLIAM eldest son who died at Ploughlands 16.12.1832 aged 19 years.

Here lies the body of THOMAS ROBERTON late tenant in Crailing who died 6.10.1770(?) aged 77 years and his grand children.

Here lyes BETTY HOG spouse of ANDREW ROBERTON tenant in Newton who died 24.3.1779(?) aged 54 years also five of their children. Likewise the above ANDREW ROBERTON died 24.1.178 aged 63 years also their son ROBERT died 4.9.1785 aged 18.

In memory of ANDREW RAE who died 11.3.1873 aged 33 years Interred at Brompton Cemetery London also ALICE YULE his wife who died at West Nisbet 20.7.1900 aged 59 years.

In memory of THOMAS YULE who died at Nisbet 23.1.1870 aged 66 years also ANN WOOD his wife who died at Nisbet 19.6.1873 aged 63 years also WILLIAM YULE their son who died at West Nisbet 20.11.1887 aged 48 years also JESSIE PATON wife of WILLIAM YULE who died at West Nisbet 7.9.1908 aged 70 years also HELLEN eldest daughter of the above THOMAS YULE who died at West Nisbet 28.2.1906 aged 72 years.

... two day ...of June 18## aged 4# years and 20 days. This stone is erected to his memory by his much afflicted widow ALICE RUTHERFORD.

In memory of JANE PATON wife of THOMAS DOUGLAS who died at Ploughland Maxton 3.9.1900 aged 58 years also HELEN their daughter who died at Ploughland Crailing 17.2.1875 aged 21 months and HELEN who died at Scraesburgh 8.10.1887 aged 3 years and 10 months also the above THOMAS DOUGLAS who died at Roxburgh Newtown 24.8.1907 aged 67 years.

In memory of ROBERT DOUGLAS who died at Rhynd Dunfermline 23.5.1886 also CATHERINE BELL his wife who died at Crailing 6.2.1905 aged 63 years.

Erected in memory of JAMES DOUGLAS who died at Nisbet Mill 28.9.1873 aged 62 years also CHRISTINA KERR his wife who died at Nisbet Hillhead 21.9.1887 aged 75 years also their daughter JANET who died at Palace 15.4.1921 aged 76 years and ABEL their son who died at Palace 17.1.1922 aged 71 years also HELEN their daughter died at Edinburgh 8.6.1923

In memory of HELEN OLIVER daughter of WILLIAM OLIVER Crailing who died 6.12.1836 aged 15 years.

Erected in memory of WILLIAM SCOTT who died at East Nisbet 11.10.1856 aged 61 years also MARGARET WAUGH his wife who died at East Nisbet 25.12.1863 aged 66 years also ELIZABETH SCOTT their daughter who died at East Nisbet 1.12.1857 aged 28 years also ANDREW SCOTT their son who died at Newstead 28.7.1915 aged 82 years.

Erected by ANTHONY WIGHT in memory of his children: ISABELLA WIGHT who died at Jedburgh 27.8.1860 aged 4 years. EUPHEMIA WIGHT who died at Nisbet 7.10.1862 aged 2 years MARY WIGHT who died at Nisbet 29.4.1876 aged 11 years. MARY YOUNG his wife who died at Kelso 22.2.1896 aged 78 years. The above ANTHONY WIGHT who died at Kelso 6.8.1960 aged 79 years also their daughter JANET wife of ROBERT KIRKCALDY ironmonger Jedburgh who died at Jedburgh 6.12.1897 in her 40th year.

In memory of DAVID WALKER tenant of Nisbet Mill who died #.5.1863 aged 77 years MARY HOGARTH his wife who died 17.11.1876 aged 82 years and of their daughter MARY WALKER who died 1842 aged 21 years and of their sons ROBERT WALKER who died 1864 aged 46 years and FRANCIS WALKER who died 11.4.1878 aged 62 years.

MARY ... spouse to ANDREW ... of Nisbet ... 1720.

In loving memory of ALEXr. ROBERTON tenant in West Nisbet who died 30.4.1798 aged 47 years also AGNES YOUNG his spouse who died 13.1.1797 aged 54(?) years also VAIR(?) ROBERTON their daughter ... aged 19 years.

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