NT4935 : The Mungo Park family tomb

taken 9 years ago, near to Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

The Mungo Park family tomb
The Mungo Park family tomb
This memorial is in the Old Galashiels Parish Church burial ground between Church Street and Abbotsford Road. The inscription on the front panel is:-

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
MUNGO PARK,
THE CELEBRATED AFRICAN TRAVELLER
WHO PERISHED IN THE INTERIOR OF AFRICA
IN 1805, AGED 35.
ALSO TO ALICE ANDERSON, HIS WIFE
WHO DIED AT EDINR IN 1840, AGED 59.
ALSO THEIR ELDEST SON
MUNGO, ASSIST SURGEON, E.I.C.S.
WHO DIED AT TRICHINOPOLY MADRAS
IN 1823, AGED 23, AND
THOMAS, THEIR SECOND SON
OF THE R.N. WHO DIED IN AFRICA 1827,
AGED 24.

(Note - Park died in 1806)

An inscription on a side panel reads:-

HERE LIE THE REMAINS OF
ARCHIBALD PARK,
TENANT IN FOWLSHIELS,
WHO DIED 18TH NOV 1768, AGED 86, AND
JEAN JERDON,
HIS WIFE DIED 4TH JUNE 1751, AGED 73
ALSO OF
MUNGO PARK,
TENANT IN FOWLSHIELS,
WHO DIED 22ND MAY 1793, AGED 79, AND
ELSPETH HISLOP,
HIS WIFE MOTHER OF THE AFRICAN TRAVELLER
DIED AT FOWLSHIELS 28TH MARCH 1817, AGED 74,
ALSO THEIR YOUNGEST SON JAMES,
DIED 11TH AUGT 1784, AGED 4(?)

Another side panel reads:-

AND OF WALTER PARK, WHO DIED
14TH JANY, 1748 AGED 27 YEARS.
JOHN PARK,
TENANT IN WILLIAMHOPE,
DIED 23RD SEP 1771, AGED 62.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 3 March, 2008
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Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4946 3569 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.7302N 2:48.2331W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 4946 3569
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