Dun (Angus)

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Parish number 281

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The parishes of Dun and Ecclesjohn were united on 2 May 1583.

Please also visit the page of general information applicable to all of Angus & Kincardineshire.

Note: There is also a parish called "Duns" (older spelling "Dunse") in Berwickshire.

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NLSNational Library of Scotland
NRSNational Records of Scotland, formerly called the National Archives of Scotland [NAS] and, before that, the Scottish Record Office [SRO]
HM General Register House, Edinburgh EH1 3YY (Tel: +44-131-535-1314)
OPROld Parish Registers of Births/baptisms, Banns/marriages & Deaths/burials (pre-1855)


Books & articles


Statistical accounts of Dun


Maps of Dun

For the full range of maps of Dun, see National Library's Maps.


Photographs of places

Geograph.org: Dun - recent photographs of Dun. National Grid ref. NO6759.

Geograph.org: The House of Dun


Parish church

The present kirk is located at National Grid ref. NO664600, and there are monuments in the kirkyard. The old kirk of Dun, now the mausoleum of the Erskines of Dun, and its kirkyard are at NO667598.

Dun Parish Church

Another of Dun Parish Church

Above: the present parish church of Dun

Memorial to William Henry Kennedy-Erskine   Dun Old Kirkyard

Above, left: Memorial tablet, above the main door of the present kirk, to William Henry Kennedy-Erskine, 18th of Dun, 1 Jul 1828 - 15 Sep 1870
Above, right: The mausoleum of the Erskines of Dun, in Dun old kirkyard, before the 2014-5 re-roofing

See also Dun Parish Church (with interior views) and Dun Old Church.


Parish ministers 1560-1976

adm.: admitted, ass.: assistant, bapt.: baptised, contr.: contract, dem.: demitted, dep.: deposed, ind.: inducted, lic.: licensed, mar.: married, min.: minister, ord.: ordained, pres.: presented, rel.: related, res.: resigned, suc.: successor, test.: testament, tr.: translated

William Gray1563M.A.; min. here and Logie-Montrose
John Baty1563reader
Robert Arbuthnot1563M.A.; vicar
James Erskine1567poss. same as James, son of Sir John E. of Dun [see below]; pres. to the parsonage 29 Sep 1570 on death of Euphame, prioress of Elcho and last possessor; had Ecclesjohn in the charge 1574; d. bef. 24 Mar 1574
Thomas Erskine15745th son of Sir John Erskine of Dun; min. here; pres. to parsonage & vicarage 24 Mar 1574 on death of James Erskine
Sir John Erskine of Dun1575-1583b. 1509, son of Sir John E., yr of Dun; superintendent of Angus & Mearns, Jul 1560; ord. 1561; pres. 11 Aug 1575; dem. bef. 20 May 1583; d. 12 Mar 1589; mar. (1) contr. 1525 Eliz. Lindsay, dau. of David earl of Crawford; issue: John, yr of Dun; Robt, of Dun; Thos [see above]; mar. (20 1539 Barbara/Agnes[?] de Bearle; issue: James [see above]; John, of Kirkbuddo; Margaret (mar. Patrick Maule of Panmure)
Andrew Strachan (Strathauchin)1583-1614gson of John Strachan of Thornton; adm. to Nigg bef. 1574; tr. to Inverkeilor 1574; tr. to Maryton 1575; pres. to parsonage & vicarage 20 May 1583; dem. bef. 10 Dec 1614; d. Sep 1622 Montrose; mar. Christian Arbuthnot, who survived him; issue: Andw; Alexr; James, min. of Kinneff; John
John Erskine1614-1621pres. to St Cyrus bef. 13 May 1592; tutor of Dun 1614; pres. 10 Dec 1614; d. Jan 1621
James Lichton (Leighton)1622-1666bro. of Robert Lichtoun of Usan; M.A. St Andrews 1608; adm. to Craig bef. 4 Oct 1615; tr. & adm. bef. 1 Oct 1622; suspended 4 Oct 1649; reponed 24 Nov 1650; d. 9 Nov 1666, aged ca. 79; mar.; issue: Wm, min. here; Alexr, Edinburgh apprentce; Mary (mar. Robert Gordon, merchant burgess of Montrose); James; Elspet
William Lichton (Leighton)1646-1685son of above; M.A. St Andrews 1637; ord. (ass.) 26 Nov 1646; d. 1 Jul 1685 x 23 Jun 1703; mar.; issue: Eliz., James
John Dougall (Dougald)1685-1697son of Arthur D. in Ardmanvel; M.A. St Andrews 1675; schoolmaster Kinnettles, then Craig; chaplain & tutor to fam. of Erskine of Dun; adm. aft. 1685; outed, as non-jurant, aft. 15 Jun 1697; mar. contr. 1697 Isabel Erskine
James Ker1701-1752M.A. Kings Aberdeen 1688/1698[?]; ord. 11 Feb 1701; d. 7 Nov 1752; mar. 1705; mar. 1705 Ann Beattie; issue: Margaret; Robt, min. of Lethnot; Anna; Alexr; Janet; Isabel; Helen; James; John; James; Magdalen; Eliz.; Magdalen
[William Simpson]1715-1716episc. min., intruded here Sep 1715 to Feb 1716
James Lauder1753-1802b. 1706 Lasswade MLN; ord. 16 May 1753; d. 10 Apr 1802; mar. 1771 Esther Campbell; issue: Mary Erskine; John Erskine; Magdalene Erskine; Jean; David Erskine; James
William Hamilton Burns1800-1821b. 15 Feb 1779 Bo'ness, son of John B., Surveyor of Customs; ord. (ass. & suc.) 4 Dec 1800; tr. to Kilsyth STI 19 Apr 1821; joined Free Kirk 1843; min. of Kilsyth Free Kirk, 1843-59; D.D. 1858 Princeton; d. 8 May 1859; mar. 1806 Eliz., dau. of James Chalmers, owner of Aberdeen Journal; issue: John; James; Margt; Jane; Wm Chalmers, missionary; Islay, D.D.; Charlotte G.; Eliz. C. (mar. Thomas Bain, Free Kirk min. of Coupar Angus); Walter; John D.D
John Eadie1821-1857M.A. St Andrews 1808; ord. 12 Jul 1821; d. 29 Sep 1857; mar. 1821 Helen, dau. of David Scott of Newton; issue: Helen; Sarah Erskine (mar. Charles Ross, clothier, Edinburgh); Cath.; David: John
Charles Maclean (Charles Stuart Maclean)1858-1865b. 19 Jun 1823, son of Lauchlan Maclean, min. of Liff & Benvie; ord. to St Luke's Chapel Glasgow 17 Aug 1854; tr. & adm. 28 Apr 1858; d. 13 Mar 1865; mar. 1843 Eliza Grace Wilmer Grant Finnies; issue: Chas Fitzroy Stuart; Christina Mary St Clair; Lachlan Alexander Matthew; Moray Gordon
John Stevenson1865-1873b. 17 Jul 1836, son of Patk James S., D.D., min. of Coupar Angus; ass. Aberdeen West; ord. to Millbrex 19 Jul 1861; tr. from Millbrex & adm. 3 Aug 1865; tr. to Glamis 6 Feb 1873; LL.D. St Andrews 1888; d. 27 Nov 1903; mycologist; mar. 1864 Eliz., dau. of John Valentine, land & mill owner, Canada; issue: Patrick James; Emily Annie; Mary Henrietta (mar. Maunsell Grant Mackintosh Donald, min. of Kinnettles)
Alexander Anderson1873-1909b. 1832, son of Archd A., min. of Crathie ABD; ass. Dirleton ELN, Canisbay CAI, Campbeltown ARL, Culross PER and Montrose; ord. 9 May 1873; d. 12 (11?) Dec 1909; mar. 1881 Amelia Emily[!], dau. of Robt Roger, farmer, Dun; issue: Archd Robt, engineer
Robert Ewing Lee1910-1913b. 24 Sep 1883 Lenzie, son Thos Morton L., Kilmarnock; M.A. 1906 B.D. 1909 Glasgow; ass. St Paul's Leith; ord. 19 May 1910; res. 29 Sep 1913 on appointment as chaplain, India; min. of St Andrew's, Bombay 23 Oct 1913; M.C. 1918; mar. 1910 Annie, dau. of Alexr Wm Roberts, D.Sc., U.F. Mission, S. Africa
William Paterson Black1914-1935b. 15 Feb 1873 Shotts LKS, son of James M. B., gardener; 1901 census - student [at Glasgow], visitor at Skelmorlie, Largs; lic. May 1912; ass. Uddingston; ass. Alloa; ord. 19 Feb 1914; d. 5 Dec 1935 Dun; unmar.
John Paton Murray1936-1943b. 28 Sep 1898 Smyrna, son of James M., D.D., missionary, Smyrna; M.A.(Aberdeen 1919); ass. John Knox parish church, Aberdeen, 1922; ord. & ind. Birse 21 Nov 1923; army chaplain 1932; ind. here 2 Apr 1936; dem. ca. Jun 1943; d. 16 Oct 1969 Durban, S. Africa; mar. 1924 Jessie F., dau. of Alexr McLean, Aberdeen
David Barclay Mellis Mellis*
[né David Barclay Mellis Smith]
1943-1949-?M.A.; b. 11 Feb 1885 Swatow [i.e. Shantou], China, son of Geo. Smith, missionary; 1901 census - Crieff; min. of Gullane in 1928; ind. to Arngask 15 Jul 1937; tr. from Arngask; d. 3 Mar 1961 Edinburgh; mar. 1913 Margaret B. Mackenzie
William James Sinclair1955-1976b. ca. 1916; d. 12 Dec 1976 Montrose; mar. 1947 Mhairi Fraser Monteith; had issue

* a David Barclay Mellis was a minister at Tealing, 1835-1861.

Ministers of Ecclesjohn

Sir John Forait1566, 1577parson, a poor blind man


Monumental inscriptions

There are monuments in the Old Kirkyard of Dun, the Kennedy-Erskine enclosure next to the Old Kirkyard, the New Kirkyard of Dun and in a modern extension immediately north of the New Kirkyard.

Monuments in the Old Kirkyard of Dun bearing pre-1855 information (ca. 100 stones) are listed in Alison Mitchell (ed.), "Pre-1855 Monumental Inscriptions in Angus, Vol. 1: Strathmore" (Edinburgh: Scottish Genealogy Soc., 1993), which can be bought from the Scottish Genealogy Society. (It's listed as "Angus MI - Vol. 1. Pre-1855 Strathmore" in their online shop.)

Flora Davidson recorded 12 monuments at Dun in her "Seventeenth Century Tombstones of Angus and the Mearns".

Andrew Jervise recorded some monuments at Dun in his "Epitaphs & Inscriptions", vol. 1, pp. 220-6.

See also NRS GD1/559/1 - Drawings of tombstones and copies of memorial inscriptions in Old Dun churchyard, Angus.


Photographs of any of the inscriptions listed below will be supplied on request by e-mail, insofar as I judge it possible to obtain them. The photos will be 2304 pixels by 1728 pixels, and approx. 850 kilobytes in size, taken in good lighting to show the inscriptions rather than the whole monuments. Please be prepared for a considerable delay in sending photos.

[p1521], etc., indicates that I already have a photo of the monument; the links on this page are to photos reduced in size to 576 x 432 pixels.

Monuments of the Kennedy-Erskine family in a railed enclosure adjacent to the Old Kirkyard.

[p2765; cross] To the memory of AUGUSTUS JOHN KENNEDY-ERSKINE, 20th laird of Dun, born 14th November 1900, died 12th October 1966.

[p2768; cross] To the memory of MILLICENT ALISON AUGUSTA LOVETT*, 21st and last laird of Dun, born 7th April 1899, died 16th June 1980.
[* i.e. M. A. A. Kennedy-Erskine of Dun, widow of Lt-Col. Thomas Maitland Lovett]

[M98; p2693, p2774, p2776, p2778-9; "A coffin-slab of Aberdeen granite (polished), with cross in alto-relievo on top" - Jervise] Sacred to the blessed memory of Lady AUGUSTA GORDON-HALLYBURTON* Born 3 November 1803 Died 8 December 1865. Her faith and hope were in the Lord Jesus Christ.
[* i.e. Lady Augusta FitzClarence]

[p2775, p2777; granite slab] Admiral Lord FREDERICK JOHN GORDON HALLYBURTON G.C.H. of Hallyburton & Pitcur fourth son of GEORGE GORDON ninth Marquis of Huntly K.T. Born Aug. 15 1799 Died Sept. 29 1878 This monument is erected over his grave in remembrance of his kindness and affection and as a token of regard & esteem

[p2769; wheeled cross] VIOLET MARJORIE AUGUSTA KENNEDY-ERSKINE beloved elder daughter of AUGUSTUS and ALICE KENNEDY-ERSKINE of Dun, born March 1st 1897, died Dec. 25th 1934. "I shall be satisfied - when I awake."

[west; p2773; cross] In loving remembrance of AUGUSTUS JOHN WILLIAM HENRY KENNEDY-ERSKINE laird of Dun, born 12th April 1866, died at sea 2nd Feb. 1908, and was buried there Lat. 21. 55 N., Long. 115. 25 W. "So strong a spirit is not of the dead."
[south; p2772] The name of the latest laird of Dun who has answered to the last roll-call is written deep in the hearts and memories of all who knew him, and tradition will carry down the tale of his charm, the story of his kindly deeds, and they were legion, witnesses to the loyal heart, the ready, generous hand.
[north; p2771] Brave, generous, leal and kindly, what better qualities go to make a man? True Scottish heart, lie at rest in seas beyond the sunset.
[east; p2770] Erected by his wife ALICE, in love and admiration. "If we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it." Romans VIII.XXV.
To the memory of ALICE*, wife of AUGUSTUS KENNEDY-ERSKINE died 3rd July 1947.
[* i.e. Alice Marjorie Cunningham Foote]

[p2767; cross] Sacred to the beloved memory of MILLICENT AUGUSTA LILIAN youngest daughter of W. H. KENNEDY-ERSKINE and CATHERINE his wife. She was born 12th August 1867 and died on the 2nd of November 1883 at the early age of 16, after a few days illness This monument is erected by her sorrowing mother, in loving remembrance of the child whose tender love and sympathy were delight and consolation. "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matt. 6.21. "Love is strong as death." Solomon's Song 8.6.

[M99; p2766; cross] Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM HENRY KENNEDY ERSKINE of Dun the son of the Hon. JOHN KENNEDY ERSKINE and AUGUSTA fitz CLARENCE his wife Born 1st July 1828, Died 15th Septr 1870.
I will trust Isaiah 12.2. This monument is erected by his widow CATHERINE KENNEDY-ERSKINE* in loving remembrance of him who made the happiness of her life.
[* i.e. Catherine Jones]

A partial listing for the Old Kirkyard of Dun follows. [M1], etc., indicate Mitchell's numbering; [D1], etc., indicate Davidson's numbering of 17th century monuments. Uncertain readings are in parentheses, (); parentheses on the stones are replaced here by braces, {}; square brackets enclose editorial comments.

[p2680, p3075] Erected by DAVID FAIRWEATHER, in memory of his son DAVID who died 22nd September 1865, aged 11 years. Also his son JAMES who died 5th April 1870, in the 23rd year of his age.

[p2681; entirely defaced]

[M1] 1853 Erected by GEORGE ROSS, wright, Dun, in memory of his children B.W. ROSS who died 6th Decr 1848 aged 3 years G.C. ROSS who died 6th Jany 1849 aged 7 years and a child who died in infancy ...

[p3076] Erected by GEORGE McLEE and CHRISINA BURNETT in memory of their sons ALEXANDER who died 1st Nov. 1866 aged 4 years. WILLIAM who died 29th Dec. 1879 aged 1 year and 4 months. In loving memory of CHRISTINA BURNETT wife of GEORGE McLEE who died at Ardovie 10th July 1892, aged 52 years. The above GEORGE McLEE died 5th Feb. 1907, aged 70 years.

[M3; west; p3139] 1788 Erected by ROBERT PIRIE and MAY BRECHIN naer Dun in memory of their son JOHN who died May 16th 1784 aged 8 years and 11 months ALEXANDER PIRIE died at Honduras on the 14th Agust 1814 aged 27 years and 7 months And JAMES PIRIE died 22nd Augt 1819, aged 38 years and 7 months.
[east; p3077] Also the erector ROBERT PIRIE who departed this life on the 23rd May 1825 in the 84th year of his age. Likewise his spouse MARJORY BRECIN who died 23rd July 1828, in the 83rd year of her age.

[p3078] Erected by THOMAS BLAIR pointsman Bridge of Dun, in memory of his family. JAMES born 23rd Oct. 1863 died 19th April 1868 DAVID born 4th Marh 1872 died 9th Febry 1876 We shall go to them but they shall not return to us

[M4; p3079; partly defaced] This [stone was ere]cted b[y] ... ...son Ia... ... ...son in ... ...uary 1769 aged 48 years Also JANNET SAMSN his spouse who died May 20th 176(4) aged 35 years.

[M5; p3082] Erected in memory of JOHN LOW wright at Langley Park who died 14th August 1864 in the 66th year of his age. Also JANE, his daughter who died 28th January 1837 aged 4 years. ELIZABETH CLOUDSLEY his spouse died 17th January 1890 aged 90 years. JANE CLOUDSLEY her sister died 15th Decr 1877 aged 80 years.

[M7; p2682] 1803 Here lies the body of ROBt CLARK who died 26th May 1797 aged 78 years Also ROBt CLARK son to DAVID CLARK who died 3 May 1799 aged 2 years & 9 months Also CHRISTIAN who died 24 Aug 1802 aged 4 Also JO[HN] [defaced] aged (20) ...
[west] ...

[p2683; obelisk] In loving memory of dear ones fallen asleep in Christ. JAMES SALMOND, Newbigging, died 2nd Decr 1883, in his 80th year. ELIZABETH KERR, his wife, died 21st Nov 1851, in her 48th year. Also sons of the above JAMES, died 14th May 1870, aged 42 years. WILLIAM, died 6th May 1837, aged 2½ years. DAVID, died 24th Sept 1885, aged 45 years. "A brother beloved."

[p2684, p3083] Erected by JOHN, JAMES, & CATHERINE LOW, in memory of their father JAMES LOW, cartwright Montrose, who died 15th Novr 1902, aged 78 years. And their mother ISABELLA DONALDSON, who died 19th Novr 1864, aged 41 years. Also ELIZABETH, & WILLIAM who died in infancy.

[p2685] Erected by ALEXANDER GUTHERIE, blacksmith, Craigo, in memory of his wife, MARGARET LOW, who died 16th Novr 1895, aged 66 years. Also of their children. JESSIE, who died 9th Augt 1866, aged 5 years. ELIZABETH, who died 26th Augt 1866, aged 2 years. ALEXANDER, who died 14th Octr 1866, aged 4 months. MARGARET ANN, who died 13th Feby 1871 aged 10 months. DAVID, who died 15th Augt 1871, aged 4 years. JANE, who died 24th Novr 1871, aged 7 days. JAMES, who died 20th Septr 1880, aged 4 years. The above ALEXANDER GUTHERIE died 17th Oct. 1897, aged 64 years.

[south; p2687] 1855 Erected by C. S. M. SOMERVILLE, Montrose
[east; p2686, p3087] HELEN died 15th March 1857, aged 8 months. CHARLES S. M. SOMERVILLE* died 2(8)th August 1858, aged 35 years. And HELEN EADIE his wife died 2(0)th August 1874
[* i.e. Charles Stewart Middleton Somerville]

[M9; p2689, p3074] Erected by JOHN MALCOLM in memory of his daughter JANET, who died at Conan, 4th July 1853 in the 7th year of her age. And of CECILIA, who died at Old Montrose 10th April 1870 in the 22nd year of her age. The above JOHN MALCOLM died at Woodside Balnillo, 28th Feb 1895 in his 73rd year. His wife CHRISTINA McNICOL died Decr 2nd 1900 in her 82nd year. His son JOHN MALCOLM, F.R.C.V.S. died in Birmingham, 23rd Sept. 1920, in his 66th year. Hail, glorious gospel heavenly light, whereby we live with comfort, and with comfort die.

[M10; p3085] 1780 This stone was erected by JEAN WHITE & JOHN MURRAY in memory of her husband THOMAS STEPHE[N] who died 26th May 1770 aged 61 years And of MARGARET STEPHEN their daughter & spouse to said JOHN MURRAY who died 24th May 1778 aged 29 and their daughter JEAN MURRAY who died 12th April 1778 aged 7 months Also DAVID, GEORGE and THOs STEPHENs sons to the said THOs STEPHEN and JEAN WHITE

[p3086] Sacred to the memory of THOMAS INGLIS who died 7th April 1869 aged 24 years and 11 months. This tablet is erected by his sorrowing wife MARGARET INGLIS in affectionate remembrance of an attacged husband. And by Mr KENNEDY ERSKINE of Dun in memory of a faithful and valued servant. Then when ... / The prayer ... before, / ... upon ... / Thy will be done.

[M11; p2688, p3088] Erected by WILLIAM MILNE in memory of his children viz. ROBERT who died 1st August 1840, aged 6 years. WILLIAM who died 21st Decr 1842, aged 11 years. JAMES who died 29th Decr 1842, aged 5 years. Also of his wife ANN GAUDIE, who died at Crosshill, 5th Jan, 1888, in her 87th year. The above WILLIAM MILNE, died at Brechin, 12th August 1891, aged 87 years.

[p3089] 1855 Erected by ALEXANDER STRACHAN, writer, Brechin, and CATHERINE EADIE, his spouse, in memory of their beloved children viz. ALEXANDER, aged 22 months, and two daughters who died in infancy. Here also are interred the remains of CATHERINE EADIE or STRACHAN, who died on the 9th of March 18(..), in her (.)3rd year. And of ALEXANDER STRACHAN who died on the 30th November 18(.)0, aged 43 years. JOHN STRACHAN their eldest son died at Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S. [buried]

[M12; p2690] 1866 Erected by WILLIAM MITCHELL boot maker, Brechin. In memory of his father JAMES MITCHELL who died 18th March 1862 aged 68 years Also of his mother MARY STOTT who died 6th Janry 1826, aged 33 years and is intered at Maryton. His step-mother MARGARET ROSS, died 31st Jan. 1881, aged 85 years.

[p2691] Erected by ROBERT WALLACE in memory of his children JAMES who died 24th. Sep. 1859 aged 5 years. WILLIAM who died 2nd. Oct. 1859 aged 5 months. Also MARGARET who died 5th. Aprile 1871, aged 10 years. JESSIE, died 3rd Feb. 1880, aged 5 years. The above ROBERT WALLACE, died 12th Nov. 1883, aged 52 years. HELEN, died on the 26th May 1887, aged 24 years. Also CLEMENTINA MITCHELL wife of the above ROBERT WALLACE died 15th June 1919, aged 82 years.

[p2692] 1880 JESSIE WALLACE

[M15; p3099] 1848 SARAH ERSKINE EADIE or ROSS

[M16; p3100] 1848 Erected by JOHN EADIE, minister of Dun, and HELEN SCOTT, his spouse, in memory of their beloved children, who died in the hope of a glorious resurrection, and are interred here. JOHN died at the Manse in 1840, aged 10. DAVID died at Glasgow in 1846, aged 18. SARAH ERSKINE EADIE or ROSS, died at Edinburgh, in 1847, aged 22 years. HELEN SCOTT or EADIE, died on the 20th November 1850, aged 52 years. The Rev. JOHN EADIE, died at the Manse on the 29th Sep. 1857, in the 72nd year of his age, and in the 36th year of his incumbency, and is interred here.

[p3101] Erected to the memory of JOHN YOUNG, farmer, Fordhouse, who died 1st March 1855, aged 63 years. And JEAN STEWART, his spouse, who died 29th October 1860, aged 57 years. Also of their daughter JESSIE YOUNG who died 6th June 1897. Also their son JAMES YOUNG who died 24th November 1904. Also their daughter ISABELLA YOUNG who died 4th December 1925.

[p3102] 1872 Erected by a few friends to the memory of WILLIAM MACKIE, schoolmaster of this parish for 44 years Born in Brechin in ... 179(9) Died at Dun ... June 1869. The just shall be held in everlasting remembrance.

[M17; p2694] Sacred to the memory of ELIZA McNEILL who died July 21st. 1854 This monument was erected in grateful affection by DAVID BURGESS, who sincerely loved and higly esteemed her, for her many amiable qualities.
[south; p2696, p3140] WILLIAM McNEILL, and his beloved spouse, ELIZA's, father and mother, are interred here.
[p2695; detached finial from top of the monument] ELIZA

[M18; D1; p3072; built into wall] Here lyes ...ES YOUNG husband to MARGRET SMITH He died ye 27 Febr anno 1690 of age (9)0 yeirs

[M19; D2; p2699; built into wall] Here lyes SUSANA SCOT spous to THOMAS STEVIN who died ye 12 of March anno 1693 of age 50 year

[M20; D3; p2698, p3141; scissors & tailor's goose; built into wall] 1737 (F or J)D (JP)

[M21; D4; p2697, p3142; built into wall] Here lyes an honest virgin MARGRET SIMSON who died ye 16 of March anno 1699 of age 21 year

[M22; D5; p3073, p3143; fragment, splitting; incised stag, for surname Strachan] Here ly[es RO]BERT STRACHA[N] ...er who died ye ... ...br anno 16(9)6 of a[ge] ...

[M23; p2700-1] 1851 Erected by MAGDALENE CRUIKSHANKS in memory of her son ALEXANDER LAW who died 4th. July 1845 aged 23 years. MAGDALENE CRUIKSHANKS died on 13th Novr 1875 in her 83 year.

[M24; D6; p3097-8; flat stone; 2 shields (a faint fess chequy on the left-hand shield, for Stewart)] [ΤΩ ΝΙΚΩΝΤΙ ΔΟΣΕΤΑΙ ΤΗΝ ΤΩΝ ΑΓΓΕΛΩΝ] ΚΟΙΝΩ[ΝΙΑΝ Ε]ΧΕΙΝ ; Here lyes an faithfull good and honest man GEORG STEUART who died in the Lord the ... day of Februar a... 1687 ... age 9(.) Here lyes an honest ... godly woman MARY ERSKIN who died in the Lord the 1(.) of Januar anno 1690 and of hir age 81 ; ... this ston ... mortals ... remain / ... up again / ... in prison cast / ... up at last / And give them ... wh(i)ch no more will d... / ... ; GS 1687 ; ME 1690 ; Memento mori ; Fugit hora ; Nulli parco

[M25] ... MARGt LYELL ... who died ... who died ... ALEXr who died ... ISOBEL who died ... who died ... who died ...
[west; p3094; winged soul, shoemaker's tools] AC ML ; (I)C MC KC Memento mori

[p2702] Erected by JOHN SCRIMGEOUR in memory of his son, JAMES, who died 31st Jan. 1866 aged 2(6) years. Also of his wife ELIZABETH LAW, who died 23rd June 1876, aged 74 years.

[M27; p3117] This stone was erected by JAMES COULLIE {sometime wright at Dunn} in memory of HELEN FALCONER his spouse who died the first day of July 1764 aged 48 years. Ther childrens names are as follows JAMES ALEXANDER ANN JEAN MARGARET JOHN HELEN and DAVID COULLIEs all in time in the year 1773
[west] 1773

Adam and Eve

[M28?; p3103; leaning against Erskine mausoleum; Adam & Eve] ...D(A)... ... ...N...

[M29; p3120] Memento mori This stone was erected GM ED by JOHN DORES in memory of his son DAVID DORES sometime wight [sic] in Mentros who dyed the 17 of June 1742 aged 27 All ... behold survy / Think on this a...ll scene / ... bones & broken sculls / And graves all over green things / But when the souls these dealles / The... ... their bodies rise / I'll not ... [buried]
[west; p3119] JD EJ 1744

[p3121] ...ry ... ...ES WEBSTER ... ...s of 50 years ... 18(..) aged (5.) years. ... of all ... in ... tribute to h... memory is erected by a ...er of the family ... Also in memory of HELEN CHRISTIE ... who died on the ... day of September 1857, aged 7(.) years. MARY WEBSTER, their daughter died there on the ... day of January 18(91), aged 52 years.

[M31; p3114; dismantled table stone] Erected by MARGARET PATERSON in memory of her brother JAMES PATERSON of Reidfield who died ...th October 1791 in the 69 year [of his age]

[M34] ...
[west; p3122] IP IB ; JOHN PI... JEAN B(LA)...

[M35; p2705] Erected by ANN JACK in memory of her father JOHN JACK who died 11th Sept. 1843 aged 79. And also of his wife ANN MATHERS who died 26th Oct. 1841 aged 79.

[M36; p2704] Erected by JAMES BEATTIE in memory of his wife ANN CATANACH who died 22nd Augt 185(3) aged 68 years. And also of their following family, viz. GEORGE who died in June 1817 aged 3½ years. JANE who died in April 1829 aged 20 days. AGNES who died in Novr 1831 aged 2(5) years. HELEN SCOTT who died 1st Novr 1855 aged 29 years. JAMES who died ... 185(9) aged (41) years. The said JAMES BEATTIE died ... 1857 in the ... year of his age.

[M37; p2703] 1857 Erected by DAVID BEATTIE blacksmith in memory of his daughter AGNES MITCHEL who died 1st August 1856 aged 12 years and 9 months Also two infant daughters are intered here And of his wife MARGARET NICOL, who died 12th. June 1859 in the 40th year of her age. The said DAVID BEATTIE died at Shrewsbury 30th. July 1862 aged 46 years.

[M42; p2706-7] 1867 Erected by ISABELLA COLVILLE, in memory of her husband, THOMAS SELBY, tailor, Bridge-of-Dun, who died 14th March 1848, in the 52nd year of his age, and of their family, viz:- ANDREW, born 1st June 1844, died 9th June 1844; ELIZABETH, born 23rd March 1829, died 21st Nov. 1846; THOMAS, born 4th Augt 1841, died 8th Feby 1853; JESSIE, born 3rd Oct. 1846, died 16th Oct. 1866. MARGARET, born 10th March 1831, died 11th Feb. 1870. The above named ISABELLA COLVILLE, died 23rd March 1882, aged 81 years. ALEXANDER, born 2nd Augt 1836, died 31st Jany 1889. ANNE, born 4th Sept. 1838, died 4th Decr 1889.

[M41; p2708] In memo[r]iam ALEXANDER SELBY, died at Bridge of Dun, 31st January 1889, aged 52 years.
[west; p2709] ALFRED SELBY, died 26th January 1896, aged 30 years.

[M40; p2710] Erected to the memory of ELISABETH FORBES, spouse to JAMES SELBY, gate of Kinnaird, who died 5th Decr 1841; aged 73 years. Also of the said JAMES SELBY, who died 11th April 1844 aged 77 years.

[M39; p2711] Erected by JAMES and JEAN WEBSTER in memory of their daughter MARY who died th27 October 1828 aged 12 years Also of their son ROBERT who died 22nd Augt 1835 aged 5 years.

[M38; p2712, p3105] 1821 Erected by DAVID FORBES weaver in Tayock in memory of his daughter HELEN FORBES who departed this life 3rd April 181(.) aged 1(.) years Also his son DAVID who died 2nd ... 1821 aged 27 years
[west; p3104] Likewise is here interred DAVID FORBES who departed this life on the 29th April 1827 in the 60th year of his age.

[M43; p2713] Erected by WILLIAM DURIE in memory of his father THOMAS DURIE late farmer in Whitefield of Dun, who died in July 1801, aged 78. Also of JEAN THOMSON his spouse, who died in May 1798, aged 72. And of the following members of their family deceased, viz JOHN in Jany 1800, aged 43, CATHARINE in Jany 1800, aged 45, JAMES in Novr 1801, aged 34, JEAN in Feby 1812, aged 51, AGNES in April 1816, aged 50 MARY in Oct. 1830, aged 72.
[west] ...

[M44; p2714] 1816 Erected by DAVID STRATTON in memory of his affectionate brother, ROBERT, who died on the 25th August 1815 in the 24 year of his age. Also near this stone lies JEAN STRATTON sister of the above. Reader, behold this turf does hide / A fathers, mothers, hope, a brother, sisters pride, / Snatched from this world of sorrow and of care / To God above, an endless bliss, to share; / Or young, or old, thou there mayest see, / How frail, how weak, what dust all mortals be. / Let this cold monitor convince thee well / That soon for thee, must toll the passing bell.
[west] ...

[p2716] Erected by JOHN ... and ... in memory of ...

[p2717] Erected by MICHAEL WHYTE, in memory of his mother MARY ANN WATT, who died 12th Nov. 1857, aged 61 years. Also of his father DAVID WHYTE, wright, at Old Montrose, who died 29th April, 1862, aged 72 years. And of his brother ALEXANDER, who died in Melbourne Victoria, 7th August 1876, aged 49 Years. And in loving remembrance of MICHAEL WHYTE, born 31st Augt 1818, died 7th Octr 1888. Also of his daughter ELIZABETH NICOLL, born 12th April 1849, died 25th June 1892. And his wife ELIZABETH MACKENZIE born 24th March 1823, died 1st Jan. 1906.

[M58; west; p3138] 1770 MALm McQr ; KA(.) ALL(.)* ; IOHN McQr ; IAMEs McQr ; This stone was erected by JOHN McQUIVER in memory of his father MALCOLM McQUIVER who departed this life Febery 4th 1770 aged 57 years & ... Let all who see this monemen [buried]
[* i.e. Malcolm McQuiver and Katharine Allardyce]

[M57; p2718] Erected by MARY ROBERT in memory of her parents. ALEXANDER ROBERT, mason Dun, died 8th. April 1853 aged 85. SUSAN MORRICE his spouse, died 18th. May 1842 aged 80. Also ISOBELLA her sister died 22nd. Novr 1822 aged 23.

[M56; p2719] 1791 Here lieth the body of ROBERT KIRKLAND smith at Old Montrose who died 26th Janr 1790 aged 55 years He left behind him AGNES MITCHELL his spouse and JEAN KIRKLAND his daughter

[M55; p2720] 1845 Erected by JAMES NICOL in memory of JAMES MITCHILL late black smith in the Leys of Dun who died on the 12th Feby 1790 aged 41 years. Also of ELISABETH BAILLIE who died on the 5th June 1844 aged 91 years & 8 months. And of their children viz JOHN who died in 1786 & ELISABETH who died in 1788 both in childhood

[M51; p3112] He... ... JAMES THOMSON late ...nt ... ..lwylo who died ... aged 53 Also MAR(.) his daughter died Sep (11) 1721 ...
[west; p3113] ...

[M53; p2721; flaking] 1867 Sacred to the memory of JAMES NICOL, farmer, East Leys of Dun, who died 11th Feby 1861, in the 70th year of his age, Also AGNES MITCHELL, his wife, who died 9th October 1865, in the 78th year of her age. Erected by their daughter, AGNES, in grateful remembrance. "Them also which sleep in J[esus] will God bring with him."

[M54; p2722; at foot of M53] Here lie the ashes of GEORGE SOUTAR, Esq., M.A., B.Litt., born at Leys of Dun 28th Dec. 1864, died 9th Feb. 1939. Grandson of the above.
Also in memory of his wife, JANET AITKEN, born 10th July 1864, died 17th May 1944. Cremated at Edinburgh

[p2723] Sacred to the memory of ELIZABETH NICOL, wife of THOMAS WHITE, farmer, Gilrivie, who died 12th January 1871, aged 52 years. "Whom the lord loveth he chasteneth." This memorial is erected by her sons.

[M45; p2725] 1840 Erected to the memory of ROBERT SMITH born 3rd September 1776, died 15th July 1822. And of his wife ELISABETH FERRER born 6th October 1778, died 4th May 1840.

[M60; p2715] 1837 Erected by JOHN WYLLIE farmer Links Montrose in memory of his spouse ANN ROSS who departed this life 2nd October 1821 aged 39 years. Also the above JOHN WYLLIE who died 18th Augt 1839 aged 70 years. MARY, their eldest daughter who died in Glasgow, 1st April, 1858, aged 41 years. DAVID, their 2nd eldest son, a member of the medical profession, who died in Glasgow 4th Oct. 1866, aged 50 years. ANDREW, their fourth son, druggist, who died in Glasgow 19th March, 1884, aged 68 years.

[M61; p2726] 1770 DY MW; JY MY KY HY; This stone was erected by KATHRINE YOUNG in memory of her father & mother
[west] Here lies interred the body of DAVID YOUNG cooper who died May 10 1770 aged 70 years. Also MARGRET WILL his spouse who died July 6 1767 aged 67 years.

[M62; p2727] 1837 Erected by DAVID ROBB in memory of his spouse HELEN WATT who died 12th June 1835 aged 36 years. Also of his father in law ALEXANDER WATT who died (24)th March 1828 aged 65 years.
[west] Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord

[p2728] 1860 In memory of (KATH)ER(INE) ... Montrose (..)th February ... aged 59 years.

[M76; p2729] Memento mori 1818 Erected by JAMES SPANKIE at Wood of Balnille in memory of his wife ANN TEVENDALE who departed this life the 31st August 1817 in the 74 year of her age. And of his daughter MARGARET who died on the 26th Septr 1776 aged 14 months. Also of his wife's father JOHN TEVENDALE who died 30th April 1794 aged 91 years. How lov'd, how valued once avails thee not, / To whom related or by whom begot. / A heap of dust alone remains of thee, / Tis all [thou art, and all the proud shall be]*
[* Alexander Pope, "Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady", with "valued" instead of "honour'd"]
[west] ...

[p2730] Erected by G. McGREGOR farmer, West Broomlea, in memory of his only daughter, AGGIE, who died 3rd April 188(.) aged 23 years. His wife ISABELLA OGILV... died 1st Mar. 1903 aged ... and is interred here.

[M77; p2731, p3133] 1855 ROBERT SCOTT [defaced]

[p2752; dismantled monument]

[M75; p2732] Vive memor mortis Erected by DAVID SCOTT and HELEN MITCHELL in Balwyllo in memory of their son ALEXANDER who died 25th Septr 1791, aged three years and two months HELEN MITCHELL died 26th April 1824 aged 59 years. DAVID SCOTT late of Newton* died the 20th January 1846, aged 90 years.
[* i.e. Newton of St Vigeans]

[M66; p3106-7; table stone] 1838 Sacred [to] the memory of [JAMES THO]MSON many years farmer [in Leuc]hland and afterwards in Mains of [Auc]hmithie and thereafter resi[denter] in Brechin who died on the ... of August 1833 aged 76 years; and Mrs ANN MITCHELL or THOMSON his wife who died on the 4th of Febry 1820 aged 55 years; and of their children JEAN, MARGARET, DAVID, JOHN, DAVID CARNEGIE and ROBERT who all died in infancy; and ELIZABETH THOMSON their second daughter who died on the 26th July 1838 aged 54 years.

[p3108-11] ... his relict ... and ... esteemed and ... had the happiness of ...

[M70] 1782 Erected by DAVID THOMSON black smith in Pathhead of Comistown in memory of his father JAMES THOMSON sometime residenter at Newbigin who died 9th Jany 1775 aged 70 years.

[M71; west] ...
[p2764; east] AD MT ; Here [lie]s also MARGARET THOMSON his spouse who departed this life the 16 of the said month & year ... Also ALEXr THOMSON who died Febr ... 1770 aged 4(5) years

[M72; p2762] 1816 To the memory of DAVID NICOL mason at Dun who died the 9th March 1801 aged 76 years. Also MARGARET JAPP his spouse who died the 12th May 1771 aged 34 years. Also their daughter MARGARET who died 14th May 1793 aged 22 years. And of their son JOHN mason who died at London the 15th March 1815 aged 45 years.
[west] This monument was erected by JOHN ORKNEY shipmaster and MAGDALEN NICOL as a tribute of esteem and regard for their deceased friends.

[M73; p2763] This stone was erected by MARY HILL spouse to JAMES STEVENSON, who died at Dun's Green July 9th 1790, aged 53 years. Their children's names are as follows viz. ANN, JAMES, ROBERT, DAVID and ALEXANDER

[M74; p2733] 1845 Erected to the memory of DAVID SCOTT, younger of Newton who died 12th February 1845 aged 53 years. And of his third son JONATHAN D. G. SCOTT, 28th Regt B.N. Infantry, who died 16th Jan. 1859, aged 27 years. And of his wife MARGARET GLEIG, who died at Millfield, 17th Sepr 1874, aged 82. And of their eldest son DAVID, who died in Melbourne, 1st July 1875, aged 52.

[p2734, p2751] Erected by the family in loving memory of their parents ALEXANDER RAMSAY BUICK bootmaker, who died at Old Montrose, 18th Jan. 1898, aged 73. JANET M. PHILIPS his wife, died 25th Nov. 1896, aged 66. Also their children ALEXANDER & ROBERT who died in infancy.

[M79; p2735] Erected by ... CHRISTISON in memory of ... CHRISTISON who died at Montrose on the ... day of October 1849 aged (.)4 years. ... And of their ... JEAN K... who also ... And also their ... two brothers named ...

[M80; p2736] In memory of HELEN FORBES Born March ... 18(..) Died ... 184(.) CHARLES FORBES Born ... 18(.)7 Died ...

[p2737] Sacred to the memory of JAMES SMITH, son of ROBERT SMITH, an elder of this parish, and HELEN MITCHELL, he was born at Burnside of Dun 8th Oct. 1822, lived for more than 60 years in this parish, and died at Montrose, 11th Aug. 1897. Also of his wife ISABELLA MOIR, born at St Cyrus 16th April 1826, died at Montrose 25th Dec. 1918. Gone but not forgotten.

[M81; p2738] Erected by ELIZABETH MOIR, in memory of her father & mother. JAMES MOIR, died at Burnside, 8th Aug. 1837 aged 47 years. ELIZABETH STOOL, died at Burnside 11th June 1880, aged 80 years. Also of their children GEORGE, died 25th Sep. 1842, aged 14. JANE, died 26th Dec. 1843, aged 11. ALEXANDER, private, K.O.B. died at Gibraltar, 19th Feb. 1859, aged 23. The above ELIZABETH MOIR died 20th Oct. 1912, aged 78. "Be ye also ready."
[west] Also their son-in-law JAMES YOUNG* died 7th July 1852 aged (3)1. And his daughter, ANNIE, died 26th June 1858, aged 9.
[* husband of Isabella Moir]

[M82; p2739] Erected by WILLIAM COOK & JANE MILNE in memory of their family CHRISTINA, died in 1853, aged 6 years. WILLIAM, died in 1859, aged 10 months. DAVID, died in 1864, aged 1 year. HELEN, died in 1882, aged 26 years. The above named WILLIAM COOK, died 2nd October 1890, aged 75 years. Also of the above JANE MILNE, who died 18th February 1902, aged 83 years

[p2740; cross, in railed area] In memoriam The Reverend JOHN STEVENSON LL.D. minister of this parish for seven years, and of Glamis from 1873 to his death. Born 17th July 1836 [Died 27 Nov. 1903] "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

[p2741; cross, in railed area] PATRICK JAMES STEVENSON born January 2 1865, died March 16 1866.

[p2742] Erected by JOHN F. McINTOSH locomotive superintendent Caledonian Railway Company, Glasgow, in memory of his father DUNCAN McINTOSH farmer Hillhead of Hedderwick and latterly of Cook's-Loch Dunninald who died 4th November 1896, aged 81 years. Also his mother ELSPETH HAY who died 26th January 1895, aged 75 years. Also his sisters MARY, Mrs READE, who died at Scarborough in 1903, and was interred there aged 61 years, and WHILHEMINA, Mrs BOWMAN, who died at Glasgow 8th July 1899, and was interred at Cathcart aged 41 years. Also his brothers WILLIAM who died 2nd February 1851, aged 26 months, and CHARLES who died 4th August 1866, aged 5 years.

[p2743] To the memory of JAMES MORGAN who died 9th Nov. 1870, aged 74 years. Also his brother ALEXANDER who died 10th March 1861, aged 70 years.

[p2744] Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM BALFOUR, blacksmith, Brucemill, who for the period of 65 years, practised the veterinary art in this district. He was held in much esteem by a large circle of friends, both for his professional skill and his personal worth. Died 24th January 1897 aged 89 years. MARY BEATTIE, his wife died 23rd January 1881 aged 80 years. And of their children MARY, died April 1854 aged 8 years. ANNIE, wife of GEORGE DAVIDSON, died 4th July 1871 aged 34 years. WILLIAM, died 10th February 1873 aged 32 years. JOHN, died 6th March 1886 aged 51 years. BALFOUR

[M86; p2759] Erected by JAMES MACKENZIE, mariner Montrose in memory of his spouse MARGARET WALKER who died the 5th August 1851, aged 60 years. And of his son JAMES, a mariner who died 3d Aug. 1853, aged 35 years.

[M87; p2748-9, p2758] 1764 Here lyeth the body of JOHN BRICHEN husband to AGNES NORIE who departed this life 18th December 1763 aged 2(9) years who left 2 children viz. DAVID and JOHN BRICHEN DAVID BRICHIEN died 1784 aged 22 years J:B: died 1783 aged 23

[M88; p2745-7, p3135] 1827 Erected by JOSEPH PETRIE at Arratsmill in memory of his father JOSEPH PETRIE who died 20th May 181(3) aged 7(3) years. And of his mother CATHERINE MILL who died 28th Decemr 1826 [buried] And of his brother BENJAMIN who died in Februry 1800 aged 15 years. Also in memory of his second wife ISOBELA MORRISON who died 21st August 1828 in the 32nd year of her age.

[M89; p2753, p3134; faint] This stone was erected by GEORGE ... in memory of his father G... ...

[M90; p2754] Erected by JOHN DUNCAN in memory of his father JAMES DUNCAN who died at Mains of Dun 12th of April 1792 aged 7(.) years and of his mother, ELSPETH ... who died ... June 17(..) aged 64 years

[M91; p2750, p2757] 1776 IP MS ; IP (.)P MP IP ; This stone was erected by ALEX & JAMES P(UL)ACE in memorie of their father JAMES P(ULL)ACE husban[d] to MARGRET STRACHEN who died Aprill the 20 1772 aged 60 years & ISADELLA PU(LL)ACE their sister who died 30 of Agest 1776 aged 19 years

[M93; winged soul, etc.]
[west; p3137] Here lies the body of MARGARET DEMPSTER spouse to WILLIAM PIRIE ... at Englis..maldie who departed this life 2(5) day of May 1755 in the 53 year of her age

[M83; p2760] Erected by GEORGE DUNCAN tenant in West Pittendriech, in memory of his wife AGNES CARNEGIE who died on the 9th December 1860, aged 53 years. Also of his family, AGNES died 4th Febry 1848, aged 5 years. MARY died 13th Jany 18(..) aged 20 years. GEORGE was drowned at sea 13th April 18(..) in Lat. 36° 40' south, Lon. 0° 10' west. aged 19 years. The above GEORGE DUNCAN who died on the 2(4) June 18(77) aged 77 years. Also of his daughter JESSIE who died on the ...

[p2761] Sacred to the memory of CHARLES MORRIS who died at Edinburgh 28th June 1890, aged 70 years. Also his wife ANNIE ALLAN, who died at Damside of Glenskenno 23rd February 1873, aged 5(8) years. Also their children ELIZA, aged 3 years, and JEANNIE, aged 3 months.

A complete listing for the New Kirkyard of Dun follows, clockwise from the gate. (This excludes the modern extension.) There are 50 stone monuments and one small inscribed metal grave marker. Uncertain readings are in parentheses, (); parentheses on the stones are replaced here by braces, {}; square brackets enclose editorial comments.

[p2629] Sacred to the memory of the Rev. Wm PATERSON BLACK who died 5th December 1935. Much beloved and devoted pastor in Dun parish 1914-1935.

[p2630; small shield] In loving remembrance of JAMES NICOLL died 16th August 1935 aged 13 years 10 months "Thy will be done"

[p2631] ARTHUR OTWAY JACOB Major, XXth Hussars born August 28th 1867 died November 29th 1936 His wife VIOLET AUGUSTA FREDERICA KENNEDY ERSKINE born September 1st 1863 died September 9th 1946

[p2632] In memory of JOHN CRICHTON gamekeeper Stracathro husband of HELEN NAIRN died at North Dun Cottage 30th April 1933 aged 60 years. Also the above HELEN NAIRN died 7th Dec. 1956 aged 82 years.

[p2633; open book] SUTHE... In loving memory father Montrose, 1912 mother Brechin, 1954 Together again

[p2634] In loving memory of MARGARET ANN FOTHERINGHAM wife of CHARLES JOHNSTON who died at Balwyllo, 5th Nov. 1923, aged 61 years. The above CHARLES JOHNSTON died at Kinnaird, 2nd April 1931, aged 71 years.

[p2635] Erected in memory of GEORGE GREIG who died 27th Oct. 1888, aged 64 years. Also his family GEORGE, died 28th Dec. 1876, aged 6½ years. MARGARET, died 19th March 1898, aged 35 years. ELIZA MARY, died at Balwyllo, 17th Feb 1902, aged 22 years. JOHN, JANE & JAMES, died in infancy. DAVID GREIG died at sea, 20th April 1903, aged 35 years. Also his wife REBECCA BAIN, died 19th March 1896, aged 30 years. ANNIE TORRIE GREIG, grand daughter died 20th Oct. 1916, aged 15 years. ANN STEWART wife of above GEORGE GREIG died 24th Jan. 1921, aged 76 years. "Until the day break, and the shadows flee away."
[west; p2787] Their grandson GEORGE ROSS son of DAVID GREIG, died at Glasgow, 21st Sept. 1921, aged 27 years.

[p2678; small broken cross] In loving memory of L. GRANT

[p2636] Erected in memory of AGNES JANE FERNIE who died 2nd March 1902, aged 42 years, beloved wife of DAVID SHEWAN. Also their daughter ISABELLA ROBERTO, died 12th Aug. 1883, aged 3 years. Interred at Marykirk.

[p2637] Erected by his loving wife, in memory of WALTER CATTO who died Jan. 1923 aged 76 years. Also his sons ROBERT, killed in action, May 1916 GEORGE, died May 1898 aged 16 years. Also his two daughters died in infancy. MARY wife of above died 24th Dec. 1933 aged 76 years.

[p2638] In loving memory of AGNES NEAVE, wife of Wm HAUGHS, who died at Fordhouse, Dun, 7th Dec. 1912, aged 56 yrs. Also of their son ALEX. who died 18th Feb. 1898, aged 18 yrs. The above Wm HAUGHS died at Waterside, Kinnaber 11th April 1942, aged 83 yrs. Erected by husband and family.

[p2639] In loving memory of WILLIAM ANDERSON who died at Broomley 26th July 1906, aged 61 years. Also of his nephew ALEXANDER AIKENHEAD who died in infancy.

[p2640, p2642; small] In loving memory of DAVID S. RAE, grieve, Balwyllo, who died 4th Aug. 1921, aged 62 years. A token of respect & esteem from the farm workers.

[p2641] In memory of PETER KEITH, died 24th Dec. 1891, aged 7(8) years. Gardener at Langley-Park for 21 years and Keithock, 20 years, a faithful servant, a true friend, and a kind neighbour. Also of his wife MARGARET HAMILTON who died 24th Jan. 1929, aged 92 years. Also of their beloved friend MARY WHITELAW, born 7th July 1799, died 5th Dec. 1895.

[p2643] Sorrow vanquished, labour ended, Jordan past. Erected by the family in loving memory of their father GEORGE MITCHELL who died at Tayock Cottages, 24th Nov. 1891, aged 57 years. Also of their mother JANE MASSIE who died at Tayock Cottages, 6th March 1899, aged 56 years.

[p2644] In loving memory of WILLIAM BROWN who died at Balwyllo, 21st July 1899, aged 54 years. Also of his family, AMY, who died at Balwyllo, 9th August 1891, aged 14 years. WILLIAM who died at Kinnaird 26th March 1903, aged 21 years. NELLIE who died at Kinnaird 30th March 1904, aged 15 years. And of his wife MARY ANN BUTCHART who died at Dundee 14th April 1912, aged 62 years. Also his daughter BARBARA who died at Dundee 11th Oct. 1956, aged 77 years.

[p2645] Sacred to the memory of DAVID LYALL, tenant in Arrat who died 30th May 1841; aged 34. And of ELIZABETH LYALL his wife, who died at Arrat on the 26th March 1877 in her 68th year.

[p2646] Erected by JAMES WATT and his wife JANE THOMSON in loving memory of their sons, GEORGE who died at Carcary 8th Sep. 1904 aged 11 years. JAMES who died in infancy. Also the above named JAMES WATT who died at South Lodge Langley Park 11th July 1934, aged 77 years. Also the above named JANE THOMSON who died at Montrose 21st Dec. 1945, aged 81 years. "Until the day break."

[p2647] Erected by JOHN MILLAR, salmon fisher, in memory of his son JAMES, who died 10th May 1886, aged 13 years and 10 months. Also of his youngest son DAVID, who died 15th Nov. 1894, aged 19 years. And of the said JOHN MILLAR who died 17th April 1911, in his 71st year. Also of his wife BETSY MUNRO who died 28th February 1931, in her 90th year. JESSIE LESLIE MILLAR died 24th September 1961.

[p2784; small; clasped hands] In remembrance of my dear husband WILLIAM SCOTT died 7th (.)e(..) 1(97)5. Erected by his loving wife.

[p2648] Erected by the family in affectionate remembrance of their father CHARLES STOTT, who died at Gilrivie, 28th Oct. 1888, aged 67 years.

[p2649] Erected by ALEXANDER SMITH and CATHERINE NICOLL in memory of their family GEORGE who died 7th February 1872 aged 7 weeks. ALEXINA who died 11th November 1881 aged 4 years. ALEXANDER who died 27th August 1899, aged 15 years. DAVID who died 25th March 1906, aged 16 years. Also of the above CATHERINE NICOLL who died 3rd August 1914 aged 67 years. The above ALEXANDER SMITH died 10th January 1930, aged 87. Their daughter AGNES CRAIK died 10th March 1962, aged 92. "We shall go to them but they shall not return to us."

[p2650] Erected by SARAH ANN MURRAY in loving memory of her husband WILLIAM F. MACKIE who died 31st January 1909, aged 62 years. Also their children SARAH ANN who died in infancy. ISABELLA MURRAY who died 1886, aged 14 months. Also their son GEORGE MURRAY who was accidentally drowned near Calgary, Canada, 5th Sept. 1918, aged 35 years. Also their daughter HELEN HENDRY died 11th March 1935. SARAH ANN MURRAY widow of the above WILLIAM F. MACKIE died at West Drums, Brechin, 12th May 1936, aged 87 years.

[p2651] Erected in memory of WILLIAM HENDRY who died at West Ley of Dun 29th January 1875, aged 43 years. And of his family MARY ANN who died 8th Jany 1861, aged 3 years. JAMES who died 8th Jany 1861, aged 1 year. GEORGE who died 27th Jany 1875, aged 3 years. Also of MARTHA FAIRWEATHER, his wife, who died at Tayock, 18th Feby 1879, aged 52 years.

[p2786; small metal cross] 18 Geo. PRYDE 84

[p2652; small] In loving memory of ANNABELLA FAIRWEATHER died 20 Oct. 1935 aged 19 years.

[p2653] Sacred to the memory of WILLIAM SANGSTER who died at Mill of Dun, 8th March 1918, aged 73. Also his wife MARGARET GALL TAYLOR who died 16th Dec. 1928, aged 78 years. "Until the day break."

[p2654-5] Erected by ALEXANDER and MARGARET EDDIE, Mains of Dun, in memory of their children, DAVID died 28th Augt 1871, aged 9 months. JOHN died 27th Feby 1874, aged 12 years. ANN died 1st March 1874, aged 10 years. MARGARET died 1st March 1874, aged 5 years. MARY ANN died 2nd March 1874, aged 3 years. WILLIAM died 14th March 1874, aged 5 weeks. Before this stone in slumber lies / Six flowerets side by side; / They were lovely and pleasant in their lives / Death did not them divide. / Their time with us passed like a day, / Like a beam from the sun; / The Lord he gives and takes away / So let his will be done. ALEX. who died at New York, 13th May 1896, aged 32. The above MARGARET THOMSON died at Tannadyce Lodge, 23rd Mar. 1915, aged 72. Her husband, ALEX. EDDIE, died at Gateside Kincaldrum, 11th Dec. 1920, aged 82. JEMIMA ... died at ... aged ...

[p2656] Erected by DAVID STEWART in memory of his family: viz. DAVID Born 14th March 1872. Died 1st May 1872. JAMES PAUL Born 13th November 1873. Died 17th August 1875. ALEXANDER Born 9th February 1870. Died 21st March 1876. ROBERT Born 9th April 1882. Died 21st Feb. 1888. Also of his wife JANE PAUL Born 10th July 1847. Died 3rd Dec. 1909. Their son RICHARD HERMON Born 20th Nov. 1884. Died 14th Nov. 1915. The above DAVID STEWART Born 15th Oct. 1840. Died 23rd June 1917. Their daughters JEAN, {Mrs BLACKLAWS}, died 18th August 1955, interred at Rosehill. MARGARET NICOL, who died 18th August 1959, aged 71 years.

[p2657] 1903 In affectionate remembrance of JAMES LINDSAY who died at Lady Jane's Croft Fettercairn 8th Jan. 1894, aged 66 years. Also his wife MARY JOLLY who died at Edzell, 3rd May 1903 aged 76 years. And of their family, JOHN died at Glasgow, 26th May 1877, aged 22 years. JAMES died at Mains of Dun, 29th July 1873, aged 15 years. MARY died at Scotston, Laurencekirk, 28th Dec. 1863, aged 20 months. Interred in Glenbervie.

[p2658-9; broken, the bottom in place, the top leaning against west wall of the kirk] Erected by ELIZA MUNRO in memory of her beloved husband ALEXANDER HOWIE, blacksmith who died at Wellhill 12th Mar. 1921, aged 65 years. Also their family MARY, aged 4 months. JOHN, aged 20 months. GEORGE, aged 2 years. AGNES, died 4th Oct. 1915, aged 21. DAVID, killed in action in France, 23rd July 1916, aged 19 ye[ars.] The above ELIZA MUNRO died 28th Jan. 1937, aged 70 years Also their family ALFRED, CHARLES & MARY HELEN / ALEXANDER died 9th Aug. 1940, aged 53 years. Gone but not forgotten.

[p2660] Erected to the memory of MARY McPHERSON, wife of JAMES NAPIER, West Lodge, Dun, who died 1st December 1911, aged 73 years. The above JAMES NAPIER died 29th Sept. 1920, aged 87 years.

[p2661] Erected by THOMAS PENDER and CATHERINE McHARDY Burnside of Dun in memory of their beloved son ANDREW died 11th May 1877, aged 3 years and 9 months.

[p2662-3] Erected by JOHN FYFE in memory of his wife MARGARET GOULD who died ... aged (.9) years Also of their family ANDREW who died ..th August ... aged 20 years. ALEXANDER who died 2(.)th May 18(9.), aged (.)2 years. JOHN who died 29th Jan. 189(.), aged 39 years. WILLIAM, who died 2(6)th June, 1878, aged 46 years. Also the above named JOHN FYFE, late tenant, Duns Mill, who died 23rd July, 18(..), aged 76 years. Also their daughter ANN who died 28th March, 1893, aged 63 years. Also ALLAN FYFE who died 25th July 1893, aged 53 years. Also his brother-in-law WILLIAM GOULD who died 23rd March, 1878, aged 72 years.

[p2664] Erected by GEORGE EDWARDS, in memory of his daughters MARGARET, who died at Balwyllo, 7th June 187(9), in her 14th year. CHRISTINA MILNE who died at Balwyllo, 25th May 189(.), in her 16th year. CATHERINE JANE who died 12th May 1892, in her 15th year. The above GEORGE EDWARDS died at Chicago, Ill. U.S.A. aged 72 years. ANN EDWARDS, his wife died at Chicago, U.S.A. 1916, aged 78 years. AGNES LEITH, their daughter died at Chicago, U.S.A. 1923, aged 56 years. JAMES EDWARDS died at Chicago Ill. U.S.A. 12th April 1936, aged 74 years. DAVID J. EDWARDS died at Joliet Ill. U.S.A. 26th Nov. 1937, aged 79 years. ISABELLA EDGAR died at Chicago, Ill. U.S.A., 21st Nov. 1940, aged 69 years. GEORGE EDWARD [sic] died at Chicago, Ill. U.S.A. 6th December 1945, aged 77 years. ANNIE H. BARRIE died at Chicago, Ill. U.S.A. 14th November 1946. Thy will be done.

[p2665] Erected by ROBERT DAVIDSON in memory of his wife ISABELLA BURLIE, who died at Burnside Balnillo 2nd June 1887, aged 81 years. ROBERT DAVIDSON died at Leith, 30th Decr 1899, aged 81 years. At rest.

[p2669] Erected in memory of JOHN LAMB Born at Hutton, Berwickshire, 15th July 1829 died at Carcary, 14th June 1883 and is interred here.

[p2670] "Sorrow vanquished, labour ended, Jordan past." Erected by JAMES SMITH & ANN OSWALD Woodside of Dun, in memory of their son JAMES, who died 4th. March 1876 aged 2 years & 6 months. And of their daughter AGNES OSWALD who died 7th. May 1882 aged 15 months. Their son WILLIAM died 24th. January 1904 aged 34 years. The above JAMES SMITH died 31st. July 1912 aged 74 years. His wife ANN OSWALD died 14th Nov. 1914 aged 74 years.

[p2671] Erected to the memory of PETER BLACK who died at Brechin 19th Dec. 1926, aged 84 years. And of his wife MARY McKENZIE who died at Brechin 2nd April 1921, aged 76 years. Also of their children, AUGUSTUS JOHN who died at Dun 7th Sep. 1895, aged 8 years. JOHN McKENZIE who died in infancy. JEAN who died 20th March 1964 aged 82 years.

[p2672; broken] Erected by ALEXANDER GOVE in memory of his wife MARGARET BATCHELOR, who died at Burnside of Dun 1st Nov. 1904, aged 58 years.

[p2673] Sacred to the memory of JAMES CAMERON, schoolmaster of this parish for 26 years who died on 12th November 1918 and of his wife WILLIAMINA MILNE, who died on 7th February 1948 and their daughters UNA MURRAY, who died 4th June 1961. GLADYS BARCLAY who died in infancy.

[p2674-5] Sacred to the memory of CHARLES GIBSON farmer Damside, who died 3rd Sepr 1(9..) aged 73 years. Also his wife ANN OSLER who died at Damside 2nd Novr 1905, aged 73

[p2782] ISABEL MARGARET COUPER, died 5th Feb. 1914, aged 3.

[p2789, p3071] Erected by WILLIAM & MARY JOLLY in memory of their daughter CATHERINE BLACK {CATHIE} who died at Leys of Dun 30th September 1901 aged 14 months

[p2673] Erected in memory of ALEXANDER GOVE Bridge of Dun died 21st Aug. 1957 aged 91. Also his wife JANE DUGUID died 18th May 1906 aged 39.

[p2676-7; cross] In loving memory of the Revd WILLIAM ANDERSON born 31st March 1831, died 12th Nov. 1901. Also of the Revd ALEXr ANDERSON who died 11th Dec. 1909 aged 77 years, having been minister of Dun for 36 years. At rest. "Until the day break and the shadows flee away."

[p3069-70; cross] AUGUSTUS WALTER CRUIKSHANK of Langley Park 1837-1918. ALETHEA HARRIET* his wife 1837-1920. Their children GRACE ALETHEA 1876-7. JAMES WALTER 1864-1944. His wife MARY HOLCOMBE EDWARD 1872-1935. LETITIA AUGUSTA 1866-1943. JOHN 1869-1947. MARY HELEN 1867-1952. Her husband ROBERT WALTER CAREW HUNT. In thy presence is fulness of joy.
[* i.e. Alethea Harriet Jenkinson]

[p2668; cross] In loving memory of Rev. WILLIAM J. SINCLAIR minister of Hillside and Dun parishes 1955-1976 died 12th December 1976 in his 61st year A much loved pastor husband and father Erected by his congregations

[p2666; at foot of preceding] In loving memory of MHAIRI FRASER SINCLAIR died 23rd November 1996 aged 76 dearly beloved wife of the above Rev. WILLIAM JAMES SINCLAIR and a much loved mother and grandmother

[p2667; at foot of penultimate] MARY GRANT MONTEITH died 9th Dec. 1977 beloved wife of DAVID and dear mother of MHAIRI SINCLAIR and BREMNER lost at sea 1944


War memorials
In the modern cemetery, immediately north of the New Kirkyard

War memorial 1914-1918

Lieut. Arthur H. A. Jacob
Cpt. John Beattie
Pte. Alexander Glen
Pte. Arthur Howie
Pte. David Howie
Pte. Francis B. McFarlane
L/Cpl. Philip Nicoll
Gnr. Cuthbert Rae
Pte. Joseph Rae
Pte. Allan B. Rattary


Pte. William Mair
Pte. George R. Mair
Gnr. Jack Simpson

See also Scottish War Memorials Project: Dun for further photographs and details.

See also Wall tablet - Dun Parish Church for War Memorial inside Dun Kirk.


Births, Marriages & Deaths, 1855 to present

Indexes and actual records for Statutory Registers of Births, Marriages & Deaths, beginning 1 Jan 1855, are available online, following registration and the purchase of credits, at the official web-site, ScotlandsPeople.

Births, Marriages & Deaths, before 1855

Indexes and actual records for all extant Old Parish Registers (OPRs) (pre-1855) of the Established Church of Scotland are available online, following registration and the purchase of credits, at the official web-site, ScotlandsPeople.

  1. Births & baptisms

    • 1642 - 1854
  2. Banns & Marriages

    • 1646 - 1854
  3. Deaths & Burials

    • 1647 - 1817
    • 1823 - 1854


Marriage contracts

DateTypePartiesNRS ref.
11 Mar 1663antenuptialJohn Erskyne, son of John Erskyne at Dunsmylne
Anna Ramsay, daughter of deceased James Ramsay at Mylne of Tannadyce


Church Session Records of Dun Parish Church

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. CH2/1022/...
Treasurer's accounts1831-18362
Cash book1855-19133
Freewill offering cash book1937-19514


Dun Heritors' records

Nature of recordDatesNRS ref. HR180/...
Minute book1823-18561
Papers re ecclesiastical buildings, etc. (churchyard)1916-19175
Correspondence re memorial tablet for Mr Kennedy Erskine19086
Correspondence re memorial tablet for Major A.H.A. Jacob19167


Land owners

The principal proprietors of land in the parish in 1833:

Portrait of Barbara Dundas, wife of George Ogilvy of Langley Park


Estate records

Records of the Erskines of Dun, from 1376 to 20th century, NRS ref. GD123

Papers from the Charter Chest at Dun, 1451-1713 - Spalding Club Miscellany, vol.4, pp. 1-87 & Appendix thereto, pp. 88-112


Farmers / Tenants

BallochyRobert Carmichael-1902-1906-
Balnillo ParkJames Law-1871-1881-
BalwylloRobert Scott [d. 1843]-1841-1843
doRobert Scott, jun. [d. 1855]-1851-1855
doMrs Susan Scott [Susan Lyall] [d. 1881]-1861-1881
doJames Samson-1896-1921-
doW.L. Mackie-1926-1952-
Damside of DunWilliam Lyall-1841-
doWilliam Steven-1861-1871-
doCharles Gibson [d. 1901?]-1881-1901?
doAnne Osler Gibson (& Charles Gibson, nephew)-1901-
doRepresentatives of Charles Gibson-1902-1906-
doCharles Gibson-1910-1942-
Damside of GlenskennoCharles Morris-1861-1871-
East Leys of DunJames Nicol [d. 1861]-1841-1861
doGeorge Soutar-1871-
doWilliam Jolly-1902-1906-
doJ.S. Wallace-1910-
Fordhouse (Fordes)John Young [d. 1855]-1851-1855
doJames Young [d. 1904]-1861-1904
doWilliam J. Reid-1906-1942-
GilrivieDavid Anderson-1841-
doThomas White-1851-1860
doRobert Mowatt1861-1865
do-- Davidson-1880-
doWilliam Riach-1891-1921
GlenskennoGeorge Hall-1841-1851-
doThomas Crookshank-1861-1881-
doAndrew Spence [d. 1901; previously at Westerton of Rossie in parish of Craig]-1891-1901
doMrs Spence [Helen Anderson; d. 1927]-1910-1918-
doHenry Elder Spence [d. 1954; son of Andrew Spence & Helen Anderson]-1914-1930-
doDavid Gall [d. 1939]-1935-1939
doDavid Gall, jun.1939-1949-
LangleyAlexander Brown-1871-1881-
Langley ParkTrustees of James Walter Cruikshank of Langley Park-1926-1942-
Leys of DunJohn Japp-1841-
doJames Nicol & John Japp-1851-
doAgnes Nicol & John Japp-1861-
doWilliam Jolly-1901-
doJohn Duff-1926-
doWilliam Anderson-1935-1942-
Mains of DunJohn Crowe-1861-
doRobert Rodger-1871-1901-
doRepresentatives of Robert Rodger-1902-
doRobert Rodger-1906-1921-
doT. & G.A. Baird-1926-1935-
doG.A. Baird-1939-1942-
North Mains of DunWilliam Lyall-1841-
doJames Lyall-1851-1871-
doJames Coupar-1881-1921-
doJohn Coupar-1926-1942-
TayockJohn Thomson-1841-
doWilliam Nicoll-1860-1871-
doJames Gourlay-1881-
doFrank Davidson-1891-1916
doD.A. Spence-1921-
doGeorge Dargie McDonald-1926-1928
doTo LetOct 1929
doCharles Fitchet-1935-1942-
WellhillWilliam Meikle [d. 1906]-1902-1906
West BroomleyJohn Foreman-1841-
doGregor McGregor-1871-1881-
doWilliam Aitkenhead-1891-1914-
doWilliam Anderson-1918-1930-
doLyall M. Anderson-1947-1955-
Whitefield of DunThomas Durie [d. 1801]-1801
doJames McLaren-1861-1881-
doMrs Janet Nacniven-1901-1921-
doRobert Macniven-1924-1942-
doJames Robertson-1952-1954-
Woodside of BalnilloJohn Malcolm-1871-1881-
doElizabeth Malcolm-1901-
doRepresentatives of John Malcolm-1906-1921-


Census records

Records of the official censuses of the parish in 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 and 1921 are held in Register House, Edinburgh and are open to the public on payment of a fee.

Indexes to all the original census records, and the records themselves, can be accessed online at modest charge at ScotlandsPeople.

Microfilm copies are also widely available in libraries. The 1881 census is available on CD-ROM.

The early censuses of 1801-31 do not name individuals.


Population statistics

1755657Dr Alexander Webster
1790less than 500Old Statistical Account


Testaments & wills

Dun was in the Commissariot of St Andrews.

Indexes to all extant pre-1926 testamentary records (wills & inventories of moveable property) can be searched free of charge at ScotlandsPeople. Digital (and paper) copies of the documents can be purchased at that site. See further the introduction to Angus & Kincardineshire at Testaments.

Testaments of Dun people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of St Andrews, 1549-1823

Patrick Bertiein Cottoun of Fordes, par. of Dun18 Jan 1614
Thomas Blewsin Fordes, par. of Din23 Jul 1662
John Bruceat the Little miln of Dun17 Feb 1587-8
Thomas Bruceat the Littlemilne of Dun7 Jan 1620
Helen Burnspouse to John Hill, in Gleskenno, par. of Dun14 Oct 1681
John Burnsin the Milntoun of Dunns, par. of Dunn8 Oct 1714
Margaret Carnegiein Fordes of Dun22 Mar 1617
William Cletounin the Hill of Bawilo, par. of Dun16 Apr 1617
John Dewarshipmaster in Limekilns, par. of Dun31 Aug 1820
Margaret Dunressin Sounshill, par. of Dun16 Jun 1618
David Erskinein Balylie, par. of Dun24 Feb 1640
John Erskinein Leys of Dun, par. of Dun4 May 1618
John Erskine minister at Dun4 Jul 1621
Isobel Falconerspouse to Duncan Kid, in Dunis-green, par. of Dun14 Apr 1619
Alexander Fyfein Someshill, par. of Dun10 Dec 1613
Alexander Fyfein Fordes of Dun18 Aug 1624
Catherine Fyfedaughter to umquhile Alexander Fyfe, in Sounshill, par. of Dun21 Oct 1617
James Fyfein Fordess of Dune, par. of Dun29 Nov 1617
Janet Fyfespouse to John Hill, younger in Balwelo, par. of Dun12 Apr 1617
Margaret Fyfelawful daughter to umquhile James Fyfe, in Fordes of Dun12 Apr 1617
Janet Gardnerrelict of William Lindsay, in Sounshill, par. of Din23 Jul 1662
James Gauld, alias McIntosh or Toshday labourer, Langley Park4 Nov 1801
Helen Gavinwidow, par. of Dun7 Jan 1620
James Gordonin the Leys of Dun2 Oct 1613
William Greigin Hailstaine, par. of Dun21 Jun 1708
Alexander Henrybraboner in Cottoun of Balwyllie, par. of Dun29 Oct 1635
Janet Hillwidow in Leys of Dun13 Jan 1618
John Hillin Leys of Dun, par. of Dun12 Jul 1614
John Hillin Bawilo, par. of Dinmuir1 May 1617
John Hillsub-tenant in Fordyce, par. of Dun2 Jun 1774
Robert Hillin Fordes, par. of Dun22 Mar 1617
William Lambin Leys of Dun, par. of Dun4 Mar 1617
Margaret Lindsayspouse to Alexander Erskine of Dun11 Jul 1635
James McIntosh or Tosh, alias Gauldday labourer, Langley Park4 Nov 1801
Andrew Madenin Gleskennoch, par. of Dunn11 Jul 1619
George Maderin Baluellie, par. of Dun28 Oct 1674
Andrew Meddenin Little Fordes, par. of Dun12 May 1621
Walter Meddenin Cottoun of Fordes of Dun, par. of Dun19 Jul 1614
Catherine Menmuirspouse to John Dinnes, in Lyes of Din14 Aug 1662
David Middletonsometime tenant at Collegehall, thereafter at Dunsmill, par. of Dun27 Oct 1800
Margaret Millarspouse to umquhile Andrew Medden, in Little-Fordess, par. of Dun21 Jun 1621
John Mitchellin Leys of Dun12 Jul 1614
Robert Mitchellin Leys of Dun, par. of Dun19 Aug 1614
Andrew Mylnein Dinsgrein, par. of Din14 Aug 1662
Henry Mylnein Baluilie, par. of Dun12 Oct 1639
Catherine Naughtiewidow, in Bavilo, par. of Dun18 Oct 1614
Alexander Pirieat the Milne of Dun, par. of Dun5 Sep 1614
John Rainyin Leys of Dun, par. of Dun13 Mar. 1617
John Rainylawful son of umquhile John Rany, in Leys of Dun, par. of Dunl9 May l618
John Rainyservitor to John Hill, in Fordess of Dun, par. of Dun19 May 1618
James Reidin Leys of Dune, par. of Dun20 Dec 1636
Margaret Rennyspouse to David Mitchell, in Leys of Dun, par. of Dun4 Mar 1617
Christian Robertsonspouse to John Anderson, in Cottoun of Gleskenno, par. of Dun18 Oct 1614
Lieutenant-General James Scott of Comistounpar. of Dun14 Dec 1747
John Shepherdin Hill of Gleskonnow, par. of Dun13 Aug 1662
Margaret Smithrelict of Walter Maden, in Little Fordess, par. of Dun19 Nov 1619
John Stanein Leys of Dunn1 Oct 1619
John Steelin Bahvyllie, par. of Dun20 Dec 1636
Gelis Symein Cottoun of Wester Maynes of Dun, par. of Dun31 May 1615
Margaret Tendillspouse to John Alexander, in Fleskennot [Gleskenno], par. of Dun25 Jul 1621
James Tosh or McIntosh, alias Gauldday labourer, Langley Park4 Nov 1801

Testaments registered at St Andrews that have been lost, for which only entries in the minute books are extant.

Colonel John Scott of Comistonpar. of Dun15 May 1767
James Websterlate tenant in Leys of Dun, par. of Dun14 Oct 1762

Testaments of Dun people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Brechin, 1576-1823
'T' before the date indicates that the copy in the register is lost, but the original testament is extant.

Elizabeth Cletoundaughter to umquhile John Cletoun, in Three-Lawes of Dun3 Jun 1600
John Erskine of Dun24 Aug 1815
Elspet Kerr and George Millin Bannillie, in the par. of Dun9 Apr 1657
Isobel Milnelawful daughter of the deceased Robert Milne of Balwylow, and Helen Scott, his spouseT. 26 Sep 1744
James Milne of Ballwyllowlate provost of Montrose11 Jul 1718 and 13 Nov 1723
Isobel Smithspouse to William Lamb, in Leyes of Dun1 Jun 1657
James Will and Margaret Shepherdin Whytfield, par. of Dun25 May 1657
Mr Andrew Strachanparson of Dune, indweller in Montrose4 Dec 1622 and 31 Jan 1624

Testaments of Dun people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1514-1600

Walter Arnotin Banitie [Balnillo], par. of Dun, sher. of Forfar19 Sep 1598
David Blewhoisein Somishill, par. of Dun4 Feb 1591-2
Andrew Carnegiein Banelie, par. of Dun, sher. of Forfar12 Aug 1596
Katherine Carnegiesometime spouse to William Erskine at the myln of Dun17 Jan 1578-9
John Erskine of Dunepar. of Logy-Montrose, sher. of Forfar21 May 1599
Thomas Erskine of Quhytfeildpar. of Dune28 Apr 1579
William Erskine of Quhytfeild13 Dec 1564
Alexander Mathewin Fordes, par. of Dun, sher. of Forfar18 Dec 1600
Helen Nauchtiesometime spouse to Alexander Robertson, in the Levis of Dun in Angus9 Nov 1586
Katherine Wischart, alias Myllerspouse to George Erskine, younger, in Coitraw of Dun in Angus11 Dec 1592

Testaments of Dun people from the Register of Testaments of the Commissariot of Edinburgh, 1601-1700

Richard Allanin Balnelie, par. of Dun, in Angus1 Feb 1606
John Blewass in Somishill, par. of Dun, in Angus8 Feb 1606
John Hillin Forderis [Fordes], par. of Dun, sher. of Forfar3 Aug 1602
John Mathewin Balwylo, par. of Dun, in Angus17 Dec 1608


Clock & watch tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Dun:

NRS ref. E326/12/2/49


Farm horse tax, 1797-8

Images of the original records for Dun:


Places of interest



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