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  APPENDIX. — No. VI. 333
  1672 petatis suae 77. In hac Urna simul cum eo recubant prior ejus Uxor Helena
  Lindesay ac decern eorum liberi placuit hie inscribere anagramrna a Seipso corn-
  Magistro Davidi Carnegy
  Grandis Jesu due me gratia
  Dum digo in terris expectans Gaudia coeli
  Me ducat semper tua Gratia Grandis Jesu."
  Tablets bearing the following inscriptions are in tbe family burial-place of
  Balmadies. This Cemetery is near the Aldbar Kailway Station, is called
  Chapel-yard, and the door lintel bears "ANO. MDCLXIX." From this period,
  till 1849, a complete record of the lairds and ladies of Balmadies can be gleaned
  from the tombstones : —
  " Mrs Margaret Lindsay daughter to Sir Alexander Lindsay of Evliek first
  married to the laird of Findourie and thereafter to James Piersone of Balmadies to
  whom she bore seven sons she died about the 56 year of her age on the 11 or 12 of
  May 1714 and here interred on the 18 a virtueus and religious lady — Me mento
  "Mrs Elizabeth Arbuthnot sister German to the present laird of Findourie
  died of a deceiy about the 18 year of her age a beautiful virtuous and religious
  young lady and was here interred some years before her mothers death — Me mento
  No. VI.— Page 181.
  Extracts from Petition and Complaint of Mr. George Tytler, Minister of Feme, to
  the Heritors of the Parish, against John Dildarg, Schoolmaster. — January
  15, 1778.
  It appears that John Dildarg was appointed schoolmaster of Feme, pro tem-
  pore, about 1763-4. According to Mr. Tytler's complaint, he was so unqualified for
  the office of precentor that " singing psalms was like to wear out of the church,"
  and he became so turbulent that no person would " entertain him as a lodger." He
  also intermeddled with the minister's affairs, and threatened " law processes against
  him " — tried to detract from his character, and " weaken his hands in the exercise
  of his ministry," &c. But the more immediate cause of the quarrel betwixt him and
  the minister, which will be sufficiently explained by the following curious extracts,
  arose from Dildarg propagating the doctrine of the " unlawfulness of eating blood."
  " Lifted up," as the Complaint bears, " with a conceit of his own knowledge," the
  schoolmaster wrote a discourse on the subject of blood-eating, and tried to make
  proselytes of all and sundry. The complaint proceeds thus : —
  " That he carried the point of blood-eating so far, that he attempted, not in a
  private, but in a very public manner, even in the presence of minister, elders, and
  communicants (among which last he thought he had formed a party), anent admis-
  sion to the Lord's Table, to get it enacted that none should be received into com-
  * There is an account of the expenses of this young lady's funeral among the Findowrie
  Papers. It contains many curious items well worthy preservation, but want of space compels
  us to omit it. The total cost amounted to £332 10s. 4d. Scots, or £27 14s. 2Jd.

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