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Remains of ST ANDREW'S CHURCH [Peebles] St. Andrew's Church (Remains of)
St. Andrew's Church (Remains of)
Ruins of St. Andrews Church
St. Andrews Kirk in Ruins
Mr W. Blackwood, Writer &c
Mr Robert Stirling, Peebles
Chambers Guide to Peebles &c
Johnsons Co. [County] Map
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interesting of these old monuments which are in the forms of throuchs or flat table-like stones are situated in the eastern division of the ground. Perhaps the oldest of all is that belonging to the family of Tweed once in flourishing circumstances in the burgh. It bears the name of John Tweedie bailie who died 1699; and John Tweedie provost who died 1712 beside wives sons and daughters.
This old tombstone which is fast sinking into ruin abounds in well executed figures emblematic of the four seasons
At a short distance may be seen in the old throuch-stone of the Hopes a rival in point of elegance to that of the Tweedies. Thomas Hope was town treasurer at the beginning of last century and was buried here along with his son and daughter in-law. The figures of these two last mentioned persons carved in bold relief on the stone afford a striking idea of the costume of the reign of William III. The date 1704 is still visible and we can also decipher the following lines.-
There lie three Hopes inclosed within
Death's prisoners by Adam's sin
Yet rest in Hope that they shall be
Set by the second Adam free
In and about the ruins of the church there are some monuments of old date one a throuch recently repaired that which marks the burying-place of the family of Chambers for several hundred years possibly the very resting place of William de la Chambre who appeared with other members at Berwick in 1296.
We have space to notice only one more of these old monuments a decaying upright stone with some neat carving erected in memory of Annie Hay wife of James Veitch merchant with the date 1704. It contains a few lines scarcely rhyme the affectionate breathing of an attached husband.
Near the gate is the strangers' nook and here in passing out will be observed some monuments erected the remains of officers of militia who died in Peebles when it was a military depot forty years ago. Adjoining are graves of several French officers who died while residing as prisoners of war on parole at a somewhat earlier period. Chambers's Guide to Peebles page 31

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