Memorial: M6033

Memorial at Athlone Abbey, Athlone, Westmeath, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland commemorating Captain John Larkan, RN, d. 1830

Location

Athlone Abbey, Athlone, Westmeath, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Transcript

'Beneath this Tomb are Interred the Remains of Mrs. / Elizabeth Larkan alias Knott, late wife to Captain / John Larkan, of his Majesty's Royal Navy, she died on / the 20th May, 1815, aged 52 years. / Abigail Fleming otherwise Larkan, died 29th March, / 1825, aged 38 years. John Larkan, Captain in the / Royal Navy, died 1st November, 1830, aged 83 years.'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Cumberland, Defence, Pandora

Event

Battle of the Glorious First

Event Date

1794

People

Larkan, John
Age: 83
Date of Death: 1/11/1830
Cause of Death: Unknown
Rank / Occupation: Captain RN
Organisation: Royal Navy

Extra

Notes: John Larkan was first lieutenant of the HMS Pandora which, in 1790, went in search of Fletcher Christian and the Bounty mutineers. The Pandora was wrecked on the Great Barrier Reef off Queensland in 1791.

Bibliography: 'Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland', Vol. 2, p. 561.