What does a skull and cross bones mean when on a grave?
The skull and cross bones was on the side - with the writing of who was burried there on the top (but too weathered to read)
Its on a grave in a tiny grave-yard in derbyshire (St. Marys - Sutton Scarsdale Hall)
We thought mabe a pirate but if he was known to be a pirate he would have been hung and therefore not given a grave stone.
Another thought was that he was a captain that ambushed pirates
Another thought is that they died from a disease and it was to warn people
- this photo is of several graves - the one in question has a red box around it - the skull and cross bones is on the other side from where the picture was taken