St Andrews Cathedral Museum has one of the finest collections of 17thC grave slabs in Scotland.
Dating back to 1655, this memorial to a woman named Christian Brydie was originally located in the common burial ground to the east side of St Andrews Cathedral.
The grave slab bears her initials ‘C B’, and reads ‘THOVGH IN THIS/ TOMBE MY BONES/ DOE [RO]TTING LY/ YET [RE]AD MY NAME/FOR CHRIST AND/ BRYDE AM I 1655.’ and ‘HEIR LYETH A CHRISTIAN CHRISTIANE/ BRYDIE SPOVS TO IAMES CARSTAIRS BAILLIE OF STANDREWS DECEASSED ANNO/ M DCLV OF HER AGE XLVIII/ HAVEING LIVED WITH HER BELOVED HVSBAND XXVI YEARES.’
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1893 x 865 x 110mm
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