Closely adjoining the Latin monument lies that of another
minister of the parish: —
To the Memory of the
Rev. ROBT. HORSBURG
Minister of the Pannis,
And of his great grand-daughters
ISABELLY OLIVER, died 1806,
And MARY OLIVER, died 1853.
A familiar name in the district is that of Bruce Cunningham:
Rev. WM. BRUCE CUNNINGHAM,
Son of the above Isabella Oliver
And Robert Cunningham,
Captain Berwickshire Militia,
Minister of this Parish From 1833 to 1843,
And from that date to the day of his death
2nd August 1878
Minister of the Free Church here.
And of his eldest Son,
ADAM SMITH DOUGLAS CUNNINGHAM, ~
Died 1841, &c.
Yet another lies here who if not the greatest among those
who have ministered to the people of Prestonpans is certainly
not the least: —
Here lies the Rev. Mr WILLIAM CARLYLE,
Who during his Ministry in this Place,
For above 40 years, Possessed the affection,
and esteem Of his Parishioners,
For in him were happily joined piety,
probity of manner,
And fervent zeal.
lie died 8th March 1765,
in the 43rd year Of his Ministry,
and 75th of his age.
The Parish erected this stone To his Memory.
"Shawell, " this is evidently one of the officers who lay
in the barracks at Preston during the French
Sacred to the Memory of
THOMAS SHAWELL, Esq.,
Late of Haselmere,
Captain in the Westmorland Militia,
Mad served as an Officer for 24 years.
He died Oct. 10,
1806 Aged 50.
To the west of the above, and also on the church wall, is
a nice little memorial stone. It speaks to the
Memory of two esteemed parishioners,
DAVID RAMSAY of Abbotshall,
Deceased in 1775 a"d HELEN KYD OF CRAIGIE,
Deceased in 1789.
This tribute of affectionate remembrance Was erected by
their surviving son,
Sir Thomas Ramsay,
Bart. of Balmain, 1827.
Directly between the two windows of the church stands a
rare old stone, bearing a finely-cut shield with a scroll
around it, the scroll being surmounted with banners, spears,
and trumpets. It has been erected to the memory of
And his Spouse,
The inscription is nearly all worn out. The date is 1540,
but this must be a date of birth, not of burial, as there
was no churchyard here till 1596.
In the south wall of the churchyard may be found that of
Taylor. This is a beautiful white marble memorial stone,
of circular form, with a finely-cut palm tree flourishing
on it, and thus it tells its story: —
Sacred to the dearly loved Memory of
JAMES BANKS TAYLOR,
Fourth son of Alex. Taylor, and Mary Banks hie wife.
Born at West Seton, 31stJanuary 1834.
Died at New York 3151 January 1884,
And here interred.
With tenderest memories is here inscribed
The name of ROBERT,
Fifth son of Alex. and Mary Taylor,
Who died in South Africa,
10 Sept. 1864, Age 27.
Faithful unto Death.
A beautiful oblong red granite memorial stone, to the right
of the above, is that to the memory of
JOHN TAYOR, West Seton.