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Re: The Dryburgh Forsons
Posted by: Andrew Granger Forson Date: December 29, 2001 at 14:46:32
In Reply to: The Dryburgh Forsons by Andrew Granger Forson of 133

Inscription on front of the first memorial stone (each line is centred on the stone):-
IN MEMORY OF
WILLIAM FORSON AND OF
HIS ANCESTORS WHO WERE
TENANTS IN DRYGRANGE OR
REDPATH MILLS 250 YEARS.
WILLIAM
BEING EXILED TO IRELAND
FOR NONCONFORMITY
RETURNED HOME IN 1689
AND SETTLED IN THE FARM
OF HOLYDEANMILL WHERE
HE DIED IN 1748 AGED 82
ESTHER FOSTER HIS WIFE
DIED IN 1741 AGED 76
ZERUBBABEL
THEIR SON DIED 28TH DECR.
1788, AGED 71.- HIS WIFE
AGNES PURVES DIED 1798
AGED 83,- AND THEIR SON
JAMES DIED 1781, AGED 26.

Inscription on the reverse of the first memorial stone (each line is centred on the stone):-
HERE
LIES THE DUST OF
WILLIAM, SON OF Z. FORSON,
BORN AT HOLYDEANMILL
1751 - DIED AT DRYBURGH
1823. ISABELLA FISHE
HIS WIFE, DIED 1831,
AGED 77. THEIR SONS
WHO DIED IN 1808,
JOHN
20 APRIL AGED 16 AND
JAMES
4 MAY AGED 11 YEARS.
--------o--------
CHRISTIAN MITCHEL
WIFE OF THE ABOVE W. FORSON
WHO DIED 1776, AGED 25.
AND THEIR DAUGHTER, C.
28. MARCH 1791, AGED 15.


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