NX6248 : A symbolic gravestone in Borgue Parish Churchyard

taken 7 years ago, near to Borgue, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

A symbolic gravestone in Borgue Parish Churchyard
A symbolic gravestone in Borgue Parish Churchyard
This poignant stone is for the McKissock children who died in 1763 aged 6 years, 4 years and 5 months respectively. The three children are shown linking arms with the eldest child on the left standing on a coffin and the 4 year old standing on a skull. The infant in the middle is also standing on a symbolic object that I am unable to make out. Other symbols of mortality are in the form of a winged hourglass and crossed femur bones. A winged soul, a symbol of immortality, is at the head of the stone. The inscription reads:-

Here lyes the corpse of David McKissock,
who died Jany 9th 1763, aged 6 yr
Also the corpse of John McKissock, who
died Jany 21st 1763, aged 4 years. And
Samuel McKissock, who died March 21st
1763, aged 5 months.
Children to Alex McKissock, tenant in
Laigh Borgue and Mary Middleton, spouses.

An inscription on the other side of the stone reads:-

Here lies the corpse of Alexander Kissock
who died Feby 10th 1773, aged 46 years.
Also here lies Katharine Kissock, his daughter,
who died Sept 6th 1770, aged 3 months.

Full inscription details were obtained from the Kirkyards website.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 3 September, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 6286 4828 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.6338N 4:8.1271W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NX 6286 4828
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