William Simpson's asylum, was commissioned by Francis Simpson, a former captain with the East India Company, in memory of his son William who had died at the age of 22. It was to care for what was described as "indigent men of advanced age".
The sum of £500 was also bequeathed by William Simpson to the poor of the Parish of St Ninians and a plaque commemorating this may be seen inside St Ninians Old Parish Church.
The history of this donation and the subsequent purchase of the land on which the burial ground was built is contained in the attached pdf.
The burial ground can be seen in the photo below with its proximity to St Ninians Old Parish Church.
The layout of the 75 burial lairs is shown from the original plan of the burial ground.