Middle – Row 3 – 14 – Allison/Rannie/Rodger/Pearson
Erected by JOHN ALLISON Coldstream in memory of WILLIAM his son who died 27 January 1851 aged 3 weeks. Also DAVID RANNIE his son who died 9 April 1854 aged 2 years. Also the above JOHN ALLISON for 50 years School Master of Coldstream who died 22 February 1898 aged 78 years. Also MENNIE RODGER his daughter died 21 January 1904 aged 48 years. Also JANET PEARSON his wife who died 12 January 1915 aged 85 years. Also JANET their third daughter who died 5 April 1930 aged 72 years. Also ALICE RANNIE their eldest daughter who died 16 September 1931 aged 77 years.
John Allison was born at St Andrews, Fife, occupation School Master and he lived at the School House. Wife Janet was born at Coldstream. In the 1871 census it was described as the ‘Parochial School Master’. In the 1861 census, they had 4 children Alice Rannie daughter age 7, Mennie Rodger age 5, Janet age 3, Isabella Nesbit Allison, age 1, all born in Coldstream. In a later census they did have 4 more children, Mary Eliza born 1872, John born 1873, Elisabeth Rannie born 1875 and Elisabeth Rannie born 1879. The School house had 8 rooms. It was situated next to Wellington Terrace which is long gone.