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Index of published monumental inscriptions

This database gives details of monumental inscriptions held in the National Library of Scotland's collections.
List last updated: June 2011.

Inscriptions for Midlothian:

Parish:Cramond
Name:Cramond Heritage Trust.
Description:       Cramond Kirkyard Memorial Inscriptions. 1993.
Shelfmark:HP2.94.5171

Parish:Edinburgh
Name:Anderson, W P.
Description:       Silences That Speak, Records of Edinburgh's Ancient Churches and Burial Grounds ... 1931.
Shelfmark:Biog.D.5.1.A2

Parish:Edinburgh
Name:Duncan, A.
Description:       Elogiorum sepulchralium Edinensium electus: Monumental Inscriptions selected from Burial Grounds at Edinburgh. 1815.
Shelfmark:ABS.2.94.55(10)

Parish:Edinburgh
Name:Monteith, R.
Description:       An Theatre of Mortality ... 1704.
Shelfmark:Mf.SP.64(29)

Parish:Edinburgh
Name:Monteith, R.
Description:       An Theatre of Mortality; a Further Collection of Funeral Inscriptions over Scotland gathered from Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling, Linlithgow, St Andrews, Glasgow, Haddington, Kirkcaldy, Montrose, Coupar, Inverness, Kinghorn, Kirkcudbright, Dunfermline, Dumbritton [Dumbarton?], Dunbar, Elgin, Nairn, Fortrose, Dunkeld, Spynie, Tranent, Alloa, Falkirk, Kilsyth, Hamilton, Melrose, and several other places elsewhere. 1713.
Shelfmark:L.C.1476(2)

Parish:Edinburgh
Name:Torrance, D R.
Description:       North-East Midlothian monumental inscriptions : Duddingston Kirkyard, Greendykes Burying Ground, Inveresk Kirkyard, Liberton Kirkyard, Newton Kirkyard, Old Newton Kirkyard: to which is added the Poll tax records for Duddingston, Inveresk & Liberton. 2000.
Shelfmark:Gen.6.LM2

Parish:Edinburgh, Corstorphine
Name:Cowper, A S.
Description:       Corstorphine Parish Church Heraldry. 1982.
Shelfmark:HP4.85.130

Parish:Edinburgh, Corstorphine
Name:Cowper, A S.
Description:       Watsons of Saughton Tombstone in the South Aisle (Corstorphine). 1984.
Shelfmark:HP4.85.131

Parish:Edinburgh, Dean
Name:Cowper, A S.
Description:       The Dean Cemetry, Edinburgh. 1993.
Shelfmark:Gen.6.LM

Parish:Edinburgh, Duddingston
Name:Torrance, D R.
Description:       Tombstone Inscriptions and 1694 List of Pollable persons in the Parish of Duddingston. 1991.
Shelfmark:HP2.91.2633

Parish:Edinburgh, Pleasance
Name:Mein, E M.
Description:       Inscriptions, Friends Burial Place, Pleasance, Edinburgh (in "The Book of the Old Edinburgh Club", Vol.27 (1949), p.172-.).
Shelfmark:SCS.OEC

Parish:Edinburgh, Corstorphine
Name:Cowper, A S.
Description:       Gogar Churchyard in the Parish of Corstorphine ... pre-1855 Inscriptions on Tombstones. 1977.
Shelfmark:HP4.80.361

Parish:Edinburgh, Greyfriars
Name:Brown, J.
Description:       The Epitaphs and Monumental Inscriptions in Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh. 1867.
Shelfmark:Hist.S.96.B

Parish:Edinburgh, Greyfriars
Name:Paton, H.
Description:       Register of Interments in the Greyfriars Burying-Ground, Edinburgh, 1658-1700. 1902. (Scottish Record Society) [No monumental inscriptions, but lists names of those buried during the period]
Shelfmark:SCS.SRS.26

Parish:Edinburgh, Morningside
Name:Morningside Association.
Description:       Monumental Inscriptions in Morningside Cemetry as they were in 1981. Vol.1. 1982.
Shelfmark:HP4.84.114

Parish:Edinburgh, Restalrig
Name:Grant, F J.
Description:       Index to the Register of Burials in the Churchyard of Restalrig, 1728-1854. 1908. (Scottish Record Society)
Shelfmark:SCS.SRS.32

Parish:Edinburgh, St Cuthberts
Name:Smith, J.
Description:       Monumental Inscriptions in St Cuthberts, Edinburgh. 2 volumes. 1915-1919. (Scottish Record Society)
Shelfmark:SCS.SRS.47 and SCS.SRS.51

Parish:Inveresk
Name:Paterson, J.
Description:       History of the Regality of Musselburgh. 1857 (reprint, 1984). pp.211-238: Monumental Inscriptions in the Churchyard of Inveresk.
Shelfmark:H1.85.120

Parish:Edinburgh
Name:Mitchell, J F.
Description:       Edinburgh monumental inscriptions (pre 1855). Volume 1 - Old Calton burial ground & New Calton burial ground. 2003.
Shelfmark:HP2.204.1169

Parish:Edinburgh
Name:Mitchell, J F.
Description:       Edinburgh monumental inscriptions (pre 1855). Volume 2 - Canongate churchyard & Holyrood Chapel Royal.. 2003
Shelfmark:HP2.204.1168

Parish:Edinburgh
Name:Mitchell, J F.
Description:       Edinburgh monumental inscriptions (pre 1855). Volume 3 - St John's Episcopal churchyard, Buccleuch burial ground, Jeish burial ground & Quaker burial ground. 2003
Shelfmark:HP2.204.1167

Parish:Edinburgh
Name:Mitchell, J F.
Description:       Edinburgh monumental inscriptions (pre 1855). Volume 4 - Greyfriars burial ground. 2003
Shelfmark:HP2.204.1154

Parish:Edinburgh, Comely Bank
Name:Ellery, C.
Description:       Comely Bank cemetery, Edinburgh: monumental inscriptions. 2006.
Shelfmark:PB5.207.443/6

Parish:Edinburgh, East Preston Street Cemetery
Name:Scottish Genealogy Society
Description:       East Preston Street burial ground: a summary with index of all inscriptions found on monuments in the burial ground in May 1989. 2008.
Shelfmark:PB5.208.848/3

Parish:Newton
Description:       Newton parish memorial inscriptions and other associated records. 2007.
Shelfmark:PB6.208.220/2

Parish:Lasswade
Description:       Old Pentland, a part of Lasswade parish: memorial inscriptions and other assocaited records. 2007.
Shelfmark:PB6.207.385/4

Parish:Lasswade
Description:       Rosewell (Hawthornden), a part of Lasswade parish: memorial inscriptions and other associated records. 2007.
Shelfmark:PB6.207.418/1

Parish:Crichton
Name:Recording Angels
Description:       Midlothian: Crichton parish memorial inscriptions and other associated records. 2009.
Shelfmark:PB6.209.778/12

Parish:Carrington
Name:Recording Angels
Description:       Midlothian: Carrington parish memorial inscriptions and other associated records. 2002.
Shelfmark:HP4.203.0293

Parish:Fala
Name:Recording Angels
Description:       Midlothian: Fala & Soutra parish memorial inscriptions and other associated records. 2002.
Shelfmark:HP4.203.0292

Parish:Soutra, see Fala

Parish:Newbattle
Name:Recording Angels
Description:       Midlothian: Newbattle parish memorial inscriptions and other associated records. 2007.
Shelfmark:PB6.209.452/6

Parish:Cockpen
Name:Recording Angels
Description:       Midlothian, Cockpen Parish: memorial inscriptions and other associated records. 2009.
Shelfmark:PB6.209.320/7

Parish:Edinburgh, Dean
Name:Ellery, Craig
Description:       Dean (Edgehill) Cemetary & Dean Parish Church: monumental inscriptions/transcribed, edited and compiled by Craig Ellery for the Scottish Genealogy Society
Shelfmark:PB5.211.547/5

Parish:Portobello
Name:Ellery, Craig
Description:       Portobello Cemetery, Edinburgh [electronic resource]: monumental inscriptions
Shelfmark:CDROM.2860

Parish:Edinburgh, Grange
Description:       Grange Cemetery Monumental Inscriptions [electronic resource]
Shelfmark:CDROM.2923

Parish:Edinburgh, Grange
Name:Denholm, Jessie A
Description:       Grange cemetery burials 1846-1854 [electronic resource]
Shelfmark:CDROM.2922

Parish:Edinburgh, Portobello
Name:Ellery, Craig
Description:       Portobello Cemetery, Edinburgh monumental inscriptions
Shelfmark:PB5.211.1146/16

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