Stone No. 27, Face: East
gardener at Beil.
in MEMORY of
MARGARET GRIEVE, his Wife,
ELIZABETH BLACKIE, his Daughter
and only child;
Who departed this life, at a very
short interval from each other;
On the 23d day of March, 1823,
in the 31st Year of her age;
And, the former,
On the 25th of May following;
aged 64 years;
To the unspeakable grief of a surviving Husband,
bereaved of a pious and loving Wife, and of an
afflicted Father, for the loss of a virtuous
and dutiful Daughter.
"O God! be thou the mourner's stay,
"My refuge on life's troubl'd sea:
"Thy word the light that guides my way
"To them I love, to Heaven, and thee."
Stone No. 27, Face: West
who departed this life,
on Tuesday the 12th February,
1833, aged 65;
Deeply regretted by all who
knew him; especially by the
Family at Biel; where he had
lived, as Head Gardener; a
faithful and devoted Servant,
for the space of 44 years.
Robert Blackie was an Elder of the Kirk. An entry in the Mortcloth Dues says: 'Feb. 17 1833 To Mortcloth for Mr Blackie 10s 6d'
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