Counties:  Edinburgshire (Mid Lothian), Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Lintithgowshire (West Lothian)

Towns, Villages, Etc: Aberlady, [Bathgate], Borthwick, [Carriden] CorstorphineDalkeith, [Dunbar], [Dalmeny], [Dunglass], Gifford, [Gladsmuir], [Haddington], [Lasswade]   Ormison, [Prestonpans], [Ratho],  RoslinSeton, [South Queensferry]
[Temple]  [Tinninghame], Torphichen, [Tranent],  [Uphall]

These three former counties have now been  gathered together, more or less, as Lothian
is now separated from Mid Lothian, but I will include it there in due course
(East Lothian)
Carmelite Friary *
(Ruinous. West of Lufness House)
Parish Church The monument is in the Chapel of Yester House A new church was built in 1936
 Lady Maria Margaretta de Youge (1762) Wife of Lord Elibank. Wall monument with weeping angel and urn below a Doric pediment, by Canova

 Lousia Bingham, Countess of Wymess (1882) Deathbed effigy  By John Rind.

The old collegiate parish church was the replaced by a new church in 1710 and  the part of old church became the chapel of Yester House. The above is to William Hay (1614) and Helen Cockburn (1627)
Also two tablets: 1566 and 1627.

Alexand Cockburn (1564)
Above the tomb niche is a large brass with a Latin inscription, in a frame. This is now in the National Museum of Antiquities, Edinburgh.
Above: Tomb slab Kentigern Hepburn (c. 1500)
Right: Knight of 13th century

Dunbar Parish Church Sir George Home, Earl of Dunbar (1611)  High Treasurer of Scotland then Chancellor of the Exchequer to James VI. Polychrome marble and alabaster. He kneels at a desk under an arch wearing Garter robes over armour. On each sides are armed knights who support allegorical figures of Justice and Wisdom standing in the second stage. Fame and peace are represented in low relief in the tympana.
Dunglass - Collegiate Church of St Mary A segmental tomb recess with fine mouldings, female head on each jamb. Mid 15th C.  North wall of sacristy
Tomb recesses in end walls of both transepts. That in north transept has arms of Sir Thomas Home and his wife.
Gladsmuir Old Parish Church (ruin) Table tomb (north aisle)
Robert Hogg (1768) Wall monument with mortuary symbols. No wall!
Col James Ainslie (1876) in dragoons uniform. Life size relief
Haddington - St Mary's Parish Church Chancellor John Maitland, Lord Thirlestane (1595) , his first wife, Jane (Fleming), and their son, John, 1st Earl Lauderdale (1638), and his wife, Countess Isabella (Seton) (1638). Alabaster effigies lie below twin arches. Below the arches are busts below which inscribed black tablets. A display of heraldry above
Provost William Seton (1682) . Tabernacle. Life sized caryatids support an entablature. Coat of arms with two boy supporters
Prestonpans - Parish Church On he gable of the former Hamilton Loft is a mid 18th C. wall tabernacle to William Gaunt of Prestongrange
Tranent - Old Parish Church
(built 1800 over fragments of Pre-Reformation Church)
Alexander Crawfurd (c. 1489)  Priest. Incised slab
Tininghame - Old Parish Church of St Baldred Tomb recess with pointed arch and female effigy. 15th C.

(Mid Lothian)
Parish Church of  1862-4

 A Lord and Lady Borthwick. (c. 1450) The arch, seen in the drawing, is mostly recut but the effigies are said to be genuine. This monument is not in its original position.

 The photographs on the bottom row are from the website of the Arts & Humanities Research Council: A Corpus of     Scottish Medieval Parish Churches. That on the top right is from the website of the Scottish Castles Association

Other Monuments
Robert Dundas of Arniston (1787) Obelisk on pedestal with book, sword and balance; by J. Bacon, London


Once a collegiate church, then in private hands, but now, fortunately, under the care of Historic Scotland. Also know as Seton Chapel. Most of the nave has been demolished.

The church is next to Seton Castle; however Seton 'Castle' is a castellated late 1700 house, which appears to have been demolished in 2021. The church was once in private hands but is now fortunately under the care of Historic Scotland. Entrance fee.

A Lord and Lady Seton. Robert Brydall describes the male effigy as being next to the lady and almost obscuring her; he also describes an empty space below the figures, although it does not appear to have been a particularly deep one. This is shown in the drawings below. The male effigy has now been moved down  onto a plinth and partly into this space. This could represent the 1st Lord Seton but he was buried in Blackfriars, Edinburg. The armour is said to be too early for the second lord who died in 1508, but this reasoning is not foolproof.

I do not know the original positioning

From the website, 'Scotland Off the Beaton Track'

  Left: James Ogilvie of Birnes (1617)
Other Monuments
  James, Earl of Perth (1611)  Wall tablet framed by detached marble columns, with two keeling figures. Cornice with armorial panel above. Damaged in 1715, fragments are in choir.

 Also known as East Church

James Douglas, 1st Earl of Morton (c.1498) and his wife, Princess Joanna (1493). She was the daughter of James I of Scotland and reputed to be a deaf mute. Now very worn and difficult to make out the details: his feet rest on a lion with a skull in its jaws, hers on a lion.
Other Monuments

William Calderwood (1680) Minister of Dalkeith. Tabernacle

Now a suburb of  Edinburgh

A Forrester
Monument in South Transept
John Forrester I (1440) and his Wife
Monument in Chancel
He was the founder of the collegiate church
John Forrester II (1454) and his wife, Marion Stewart, Lady Dalswinton: or a member of the Wigmore family
Monument in Chancel
The unnamed Forrester may be that of Sir Alexander, son of Sir John II.

John Forrester I married two - or possible three times- to Margaret (?), to Jean Saintclair, and to Marian Stewart
. The Forrester arms on the tomb chest impale (2) Saintclair and (4) Stewart so is not possible to know who the lady might be.

Left: Knight 15th century
Other Monuments

George, Earl of Caihness (1582) Round arch with ogee hood
Coffin lid of 13th century. William Sinclair inscribed much later
Incised slab at entrance to the vault  
There will be more monuments in due course

Edinburg St Giles
Lasswade - Old Parish Church
15th C. of a knight carved in high relief, i.e. not in the round
Ratho - Parish Church of St Mary 13th C. tomb slab with cross and sword
Temple - Old Parish Church Tomb niche contemporary with the building, probably the founder
(West Lothian)
Scotlands only house of the Knights Hospitallers
Right: This may be of Sir Andrew Meldrum
Other Monuments
Sir George Dundas (1532)  Two panels of original four arranged in frame; one with Renaissance symbols, the other with shrouded skeleton. He was Preceptor
Tomb recess  

Bathgate - Old Parish Church
Effigy of priest, badly weathered. Mid 13th C.
Andrew Crichton of Drumcorse Early 16th C. tombstone. In south wall
Carriden Old Church
Ruins in the grounds of the later parish church
William Maxwell (1771) Ionic pilasters and laurel freeze
Sir James Hope RN (1881) Burial plot edged with anchor chain.
Dalmeny - St Cuthbert
In Church Yard, opposite south door.
Stone coffin decorated on three side, indicating it stood against a wall. At foot a fantastic beast, on front thirteen figures. Possibly coffin of founder, ejected from the church: Earl Gospatirck (1136) or his successor of same name (1166)
South Queensferry-St Mary
Charlotte Mary Dundas (1905) The font is in her memory.
George Dundas (c.1600) and his wife, Dame Katherine (Oliphant) Tomb slab resited in the north wall in 1893
George Dundas of Deescroft (1710) Wall tablet carves as draped curtain
- Old Parish Church John Hutton (1684) with memento mori
Two six legged table tombs with anchors and navigational instruments
Children of Henry Steel, shipmaster, 1755 with relief of ship
Uphall - Parish Church
of St Nicholas
Thomas, Lord Erskine (18230, Lord Chancellor of England, Hon Henry Erskine (1817), Lord Advocate of Scotland. Wall tablet
Walter Shairp (1787) HM Consul-General at St Petersburgh. Marble urn containing his heart.
Moor such tablets but not listed

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