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TITLE
Burying ground of Robertson of Inshes
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_3289_P115
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31750
KEYWORDS
graves
grave yards
church yards
churches
burial grounds
burials
monuments
inscriptions
mottos
families
Burying ground of Robertson of Inshes

The Robertson of Inshes family descended from Duncan, second son of Robertson of Struan, who came to Inverness in around 1340 to become a merchant.

Their burial monument is found in the Old High Church graveyard in Inverness. The monument was built by masons James Gordon and William Durham. The inscription above the door can be translated as 'The monument of Mary Purves, mistress of Watson, mother of Janet Sinclair, wife of John Robertson of Inshes. She died on 14th April AD 1660, at the age of 88. Glory is the reward of virtue.'

This engraving can be found in 'Invernessiana: Contributions toward A History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599', by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh. It is digitised from Fraser-Mackintosh's own copy, part of his book collection which is now held in Inverness Library

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Burying ground of Robertson of Inshes

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1870s

graves; grave yards; church yards; churches; burial grounds; burials; monuments; inscriptions; mottos; families

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The Robertson of Inshes family descended from Duncan, second son of Robertson of Struan, who came to Inverness in around 1340 to become a merchant.<br /> <br /> Their burial monument is found in the Old High Church graveyard in Inverness. The monument was built by masons James Gordon and William Durham. The inscription above the door can be translated as 'The monument of Mary Purves, mistress of Watson, mother of Janet Sinclair, wife of John Robertson of Inshes. She died on 14th April AD 1660, at the age of 88. Glory is the reward of virtue.'<br /> <br /> This engraving can be found in 'Invernessiana: Contributions toward A History of the Town and Parish of Inverness, from 1160 to 1599', by Charles Fraser-Mackintosh. It is digitised from Fraser-Mackintosh's own copy, part of his book collection which is now held in Inverness Library