John Stoddart of Williamhope

 

John Stoddart was the tenant of Williamhope farm. He was a supporter of the Covenant and although he was hunted down, he survived the Killing Times, dying on 15 July 1692 aged 67. His brother, William Stoddart, was also a Covenanter and had to leave home to hide in the open countryside. It is reckoned that he died somewhere on the hills.

John stoddart's Gravestone

Yarrow

Selkirkshire

NGR - NT 357278

 

Stoddart's gravestone is an old tablestone, located near tot he door at the south-eastern corne rof the church. The SCMA financed the cleaning of the stone.