Memorial: M5748

Gravestone in the kirkyard, Larbert, Stirling, Scotland commemorating James Muir d. 1761


Kirkyard, Larbert, Stirling, Scotland


'Erected by John and Alex Muir / lawful sones of Robert Muir and / Elizabeth Morrison indwellers in the / Barony of Quarole in Memory of / James Muir their Brother who / lost his life (with another of the / hands) at Hispaniola in Monta / Christa river (going over the Barr / for fresh water) out of the long / boat belonging to the Prince Ferdinand / Andrew Anderson, Captain, were taken up & / interr'd by him on the 9 / May MDCCLXI, the deceast James / was born on 25th June MDCCXLII / in the old town of Stenhouse in / this Parish. / Reddidit mare mortuos / Hic Lapis erectus est in / signo amoris benevolentissimo / pro fratre charissimo'


Description: Headstone carved with relief of a large ship-rigged vessel.
Type: Gravestone
Vessel: Prince Ferdinand


Muir, James
Age: 29
Date of Death: 9/5/1761
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: mariner


Bibliography: Betty Willsher and Doreen Hunter 'Stones: a guide to some remarkable eighteenth century gravestones' (Edinburgh, 1978) p. 81-2
Photographer: Guy Bates. 2017