Memorial: M2708

Memorial at St Adrian’s Church, Anstruther, Scotland commemorating members of the Chalmers family

Location

St Adrians's Church, Anstruther-Easter, Fife, Scotland

Transcript

‘Erected in 1827 by their sorrowing grandchildren, / to the Memory of / John Chalmers, Late Merchant in Anstruther, / who died 26th July 1818, in the 78th year of his age / And of his spouse / Elizabeth Hall, / who died 14th February, 1827, in the 77th year of her age. / ”Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord”. / Within this burial-place are interred the remains of five of their children viz: / John, who died in infancy in 1785. / George, who died in 1806, aged 29. / Barbara who died in 1808, aged 33, / Lucy, who died in 1824 aged 43. / And also the remains of James Chalmers, Merchant in / Anstruther / father of John and son of the Rev. James Chalmers, Minister of / the Gospel in Elie, / He died in 1788, aged 74. / Barbara Anderson, / the spouse of James Chalmers, and mother of John; / She died in 1793, aged 85. / Thomas Ballardie, / Late Master in the Navy, who died in 1809, aged 77. / And his spouse Elizabeth Chalmers, sister of John; / She died in 1792, aged 50 / Jean Chalmers, / Sister of John; she died 15th August, 1827, aged 75. ‘, ‘Restored in 1867 by the grandchildren of John Chalmers. / His other children not buried here; being then all dead, viz: / William, lost in the ‘Queen’ at Rio de Janeiro, in 1800, aged 22. / David; died at sea, in 1811, aged 27. / Alexander, Surgeon at Kirkaldy, died 1829, aged 35. / James died at London, in 1839, aged 67. / Thomas, D.D., D.C.L., died at Edinburgh; 1854, aged 67. / Patrick, died at Wishaw, in 1854, aged 64. / Jane, wife of John Morton, died in Gloucestershire, in 1804, aged 76. / Charles, died at Merchiston, Edinburgh, 1854, aged 72.’

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Queen

People

Ballardie, Thomas
Age: 77
Date of Death: 1809
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Royal Navy
Chalmers, William
Age: 22
Date of Death: 1800
Cause of Death: Vessel loss
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation: Unknown
Chalmers, David
Age: 27
Date of Death: 1811
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Mariner
Organisation: Unknown

Extra

Bibliography: Rev. Charles Rogers ‘Monuments and Monumental Inscriptions in Scotland’ (London, 1872) vol. ii, pp. 71-72.