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[continued extracts from page 40 regarding Kinnoull Church:]

As from this parish the title of the noble family of Kinnoull has its origin so did
it continue for many generations to be their burial-place; and within the aisle which
was attached to the old church there still remains in high preservation a very striking
monument erected in 1635 to the memory of George first Earl of Kinnoull and
Chancellor of Scotland. In a recess behind four Columns, enriched with a variety of
curious ornaments and surmounted by a pediment embellished with escutcheons
stands a statue of the Chancellor in his robes his left hand resting on a small table and
on which are placed side by side, the great Seal of Scotland, &c., (insignia of his office)
and a human skull. There is no inscription. The simple but striking device explains
This curious relic is carefully roofed in roofed in and preserved, and there
is reason to believe that the present noble representative of the family is disposed
to give even greater external character to a building under which the ashes of his an-
cestors have long reposed. The site of this mausoleum is peculiarly striking occupy-
ing the centre of the old parish burying-ground which immediately overhangs
the river.
Although no inscription is to be found on the monument an epitaph by Dr. [Doctor] Arthur
Johnston is given by Crawford.
New Stat. Acct [Statistical Account] of Perthshire page 936-7

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