John Stewart, mason, and his family

John Stewart the mason's stone Erected
Margaret Stewart
in affectionate memory of her father
John Stewart, mason
who died in Edinburgh 23rd August 1839
aged 54 years
and is interred in the west church
yard of that town
also of her mother Janet Stewart
wife of the above
who died at Ballintoul, Blair Athole
7th September 1862 aged 77 years
Also of her sister Maggy
who died at Dalcroy 1812 aged 3 years
Also of her grandfather William Stewart
and father of the above John Stewart
who died of fever in the year 1809
The last three named are interred here
The above
Margaret Stewart
housekeeper to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales
died at Sandringham, Norfolk
January 24 1889 in her 66 year
and is interred there
"Well done thou good and faith
full servant. Enter thou into the
joy of thy lord"

Grandfather William Stewart was a tenant farmer at Balnabodach in Strathtummel and was married to Margaret Stewart in Edintian, Dull parish (Balir Atholl OPR, 30th April 1779. John Stewart the mason was his second son, baptised 3rd November 1782.

Janet Stewart's death certificate in 1862, signed by her son, John Stewart, gives her age as 75, instead of the 77 years recorded on the monument. It also gives her parents as John Stewart, farmer, and Christian Campbell. In fact her mother was Christian Cameron and Janet was born at Bruchbane farm, close to Grennich on the north side of Loch Tummel.

Janet's sister Ann was married to James Fraser and their family are commemorated on a memorial stone in the Borenich burial ground.

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