James and Mary Ford, eds. Every Day in the Year. 1902.
Epitaph: David Halliday
In the churchyard of the parish of Balmaghie in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright are the gravestones of three persons who fell victim to the boot-and-saddle mission sent into Scotland under the last Stuarts. One of these rude monuments bear the following inscription:
Here lyes David Halliday, portioner of Mayfield, who was shot upon the 21st of February, 1685, and David Halliday, once in Glengape, who was likewise shot upon the 11th of July, 1685, for their adherence to the principles of Scotlands Covenanted Reformation.
BENEATH this stone two David Hallidays
Do lie, whose souls now sing their Masters praise.