Stone No. 38, Face: East

memento mori




Stone No. 38, Face: West

Here lyes
Robert yorkston
Son to James yorkston
&Elisabeth Purves who
died Octr 15th 1764 --- O ---
age 17 years &also
--- [Agnes] --- [yorkston] ---
--- --- of age --- --- ---

James Yorkston married Elizabeth Purves in 1746 and raised a family in Stenton. James Yorkston, ‘servant to the late Lord Belhaven’, had a tack from Biel Estate for a house and garden in Stenton running from 1776 to 1795 and beyond. Robert Yorkston was born in Innerwick in 1747. A Mortcloth Dues entry says: ‘1764 September 23 the big plush cloth and half of the little bell for Robert Yorkston in the parish £2. 3s’.

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