The sea has given up its dead

A few weeks ago I visited Larbert old churchyard to look for a Dove.  Having only just passed through the churchyard gate I came across this gravestone with nautical carvings and Latin inscriptions:

James Muir lost his life in 1761 in  the Caribbean sea.   So very far away from Larbert.

His body was recovered.

James Muir was 29 years old.

The Prince Ferdinand was a large vessel under the command of Captain Andrew Anderson.

Erected by his brother in his remembrance.

I cast out my anchor

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.