Robert Laurie's Gravestone

Dalserf Churchyard



NGR - NS 799507


Laurie’s grave is located on the south side of the church. A headstone commemorates later members of the Laurie family, listed on the western side, whereas the eastern side states that the stone was erected by James Laurie and his wife, Christian Nisbet, in memory of their ancestor, Robert Laurie.

The inscription tells us that:


Robert Laurie’s body lies here,

Who, witness for the truth did bear,

For Scotland’s Covenanted cause

Of Reformation and Scripture laws

Most zealously did contend,

Until his day’s came to an end,

A faithful Witness ’gainst all those

Whose practice precious Truth oppose

Christ’s word of patience he did keep,

While he did live: now he doth sleep

In Jesus Christ, who shall him raise,

To sing the glory of his praise.

Robert Laurie's Gravestone


Little is known about Robert Laurie. However, there may be a family connection between Robert Laurie and William Lawrie/Laurie of Blackwood.