This headstone is located in Old Kilmurry Cemetery near Passage West. It is not my first blog post from my one visit – and will not be the last.
You gentle reader that do pass this way
The web quickly led to HistoryIreland which educated that Captain William Stewart did kill Timothy Connell and six others .
Captain James Gould Raynes, Francis Sullivan, John Keating, James Murley, James Cramer, William Swanson and stableman, Timothy Connell were bound and tied to the floor and attacked with crowbar and then an ax - but they were not legally murdered on board the Mary Russell.
I think I am with Patrick Connell and his use of language.
UPDATE – 2018.10.29
It makes reference to a book edited by Dr Jan Bondeson which featured a number of Murder Stones.
I sense that this may make an appearance on my bookshelf at some stage…..