It seems a shame to leave Larbert Churchyard when there so many fascinating stones and no doubt equally as fascinating stories behind each one of them, so a few will be added in the near future.
The entire Churchyard is Category ‘A’ listed.
It is unknown when the Muir Family stone would have been erected, but if it was at the time of the first death in 1761, then this year, 2011 would age it at 250 years old. It may have been restored or erected at a much later date, but no details or verification of this have been found.
Erected by JOHN and ALEXANDER MUIRS
Lawful sons of ROBERT MUIR and ELIZABETH MORRISON
Indwellers in the Baroney of Quarole
In memory of JAMES MUIR their brother
Who lost his life (with another of the hands)
At Hispaniola in
(going over the Barr for fresh water) Mounta Christa River
Out of the longboat belonging to the Prince Ferdinand.
Andrew Anderson, Captain & were taken up and interred by him on the the 9th May MDCCLXI (1761)
The deceast JAMES MUIR was born the 25th of June MDCCCXLII (1742)
In the old town of
in this Parish Stenhouse
Extract from Larbert OPR's of James' birth, June 25th 1742 showing his parents and the names of 2 Witnesses,
John Barden (or Burden) and John Melvill.
Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Carribean
is now 'modern day' Haiti in the west and the
Dominican Republic in the east.