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



NGR - NT 357278


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