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Plaque is no longer there, but it read:
Her love for her children was great and she was charitable to the poor.
Wherever she pitched her tent she was loved and respected by all.
Corlinda Lee was born into a prominent Epping Gypsy family and was baptised on October 2nd 1831 in Norfolk.
In 1856, Corlinda married a horse trainer, George Smith. Their marriage merged two important Gypsy dynasties and they became King and Queen of their extender families. Corlinda and George had 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls.
On 1st November 1889 the partially built carpet factory collapsed, killing twenty nine women and girls. This is dedicated to their memory.
Lesley Baillie was born at Mayfield House in Schoolwell Street, Stevenston, Ayrshire on 6 March 1768 to parents Robert Baillie, a sea captain, and Marion (May) Reid (b Sept 1739, m reg. 14 March 1760).
She had 3 sisters, May (born 24 December 1761), Elizabeth (14 October 1781)and Maria (Grace), the last mentioned by Robert Burns and recorded on the family memorial.
She married Robert Cumming of Logie in Morayshire on 22nd June 1799 at Stevenston.
1648 Isabel Hunter, relict of John Dawson left in legacy for the use of the poor people in the huts eight score merks Scots money, ยฃ40 whereof George Kempt paid to the Dean of Guild of Aberdeen in part of payment of the foresaid sum.
"The huts" referred to the huts where victims of the plague which struck Aberdeen in 1647 were sent to isolate them from the city.
Nothing is known of this woman, other than that she was the widow of John Dawson, and that she left a bequest to assist plague victims.
Unlike many of the mortification boards, Isabel Hunter's board displays no crest. She was not part of the aristocracy.
She was the daughter of Robert Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone and Mary Elphinstone. She married Sir Robert Burnett of Leys in 1785. Their family home was Crathes Castle. They had nine children. Sir Robert died in 1837.
In 1838, Lady Burnett founded a school in Banchory, which had an average attendance of 65 pupils.
She died in 1849.
Erected by Lady Burnett of Leys 1838
The Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Banchory now occupies part of the building.