Sites and Monument Record: Galbreath gravestone (SMR 2187)

Approximately half of a recumbent stone lies in the edge of a wooded shelter belt at Kinnaird estate, where it has clearly been dragged from the adjacent field to the north. The stone can be dates stylistically to the mid 17th century and has the following inscription around the sides of the upper face: "S.TO.ALEXANDER.GALBREATH.WHO.ENDED". In the centre is the mortality symbol of crossed bones, and there is a slight suggestion of a skull above them.
This was probably made to commemorate a victim of the 1640s plague and hence the unusual location.

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