NT2573 : John Mylne's grave, Greyfriars Kirkyard

taken 9 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

John Mylne's grave, Greyfriars Kirkyard
John Mylne's grave, Greyfriars Kirkyard
Grave of John Mylne (1611-1667), Master Mason to the Crown of Scotland and member of a dynasty of architects. His nephew, Robert Mylne, shares the grave. LinkExternal link LinkExternal link LinkExternal link

"John Mylne, who, at the expiry of fifty-five years of this frail life, sleeps softly here, sixth Master-Mason to the King of the family of Mylne, of remarkable skill in the building art, frequently Deacon-Convener of the Trades of Edinburgh, the circumspect and faithful representative of the metropolis on several occasions in the public Parliament of the Kingdom; a man adorned with gifts of mind above his condition in life, of a remarkably handsome person, upright, sagacious, pious, universally respected.

Robert, his brother's son, emulous of his virtues, as well as his successor in office, has, out of gratitude, erected this monument, such as it is, to his uncle. He died 24th Dec. 1667, in the fifty-sixth year of his age.

Great artisan, grave senator, John Mylne,
Renown'd for learning, prudence, parts, and skill,
Who in his life Vitruvius' art had shown,
Adorning others' monuments: his own
Can have no other beauty, than his name,
His memory and everlasting fame.
Rare man he was, who could unite, in one,
Highest and lowest occupation;
To sit with statesmen, councillour to kings,
To work, with tradesmen, in mechanick things;
Majestick man, for person, witt, and grace;
This generation cannot fill his place.

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Reader, John Mylne, who maketh the fourth John,
and, by descent, from father unto son,
Sixth master mason to a royal race
Of seven successive Kings, sleeps in this place.

Sacred to the memorie of Robert Mylne of Balfargie, Master Mason to severall Kings of Scotland; and Survieor to this Citie, who, duringe ane active life of honest fame, Builded amonge manie extensive warks Mylne's Court, Mylne's Square, and the Abbie of Halierud house, Leaving by ane Worthie Wife, Eight Sonnes and Six Daughters, all placed in the World with Credit to himself, and consecrated this monument, To the Honour of his Ancestrie. Died Decr. 10th, 1710; aged 77."
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Friday, 27 August, 2010
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