West Row 7 – 6 – Wright/Tait


Erected to the memory of MARY WRIGHT who died at Castlelaw on May 5th 1886 aged 72 years.

Also in loving memory of JOHN TAIT for many years Tenant of Lees Mill and Castlelaw farm Born 31st March 1825 died at Coldstream 25th June 1905.


John Tait was born at Coldstream, he was a Farmer and lived at Castlelaw Farm. Mary Wright was John’s aunt and was born at Sprouston and lived at Castlelaw Cottages.

When John Tait was born on 31 March 1825 in Coldstream, Berwickshire, his father, Robert, was 29 and his mother, Margaret, was 23. He had one brother and six sisters. He died on 25 June 1905 in his hometown, having lived a long life of 80 years.

Robert Tait was born on 1 January 1796 in Hawick, Roxburghshire. He married Margaret Wright on 18 October 1822 in Coldstream, Berwickshire. They had eight children in 17 years. He died on 14 December 1874 in Coldstream, Berwickshire, having lived a long life of 78 years.


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