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St. Nicholas Churchyard, Dundalk (2)

 

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Journal of the Society for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead

Vol. X Nos. 5 & 6 (1919 - 20)

 

 

 

St. Nicholas's Churchyard, Dundalk

[From Mr. Philip Crossle.]

 

McGUIRE

Upright limestone: -

Here Lieth the Body

Of

Thos McGuire, Musician,

6th or Carabineer Regt Dn

Guards who dept

this life 13th January 1854

Aged 35 years

Sincerely respected by his

Comrades who have erected

this Stone as a token of respect

to his Memory.

 

 

McGUNTY

Flat limestone slab: -

Underneath, this stone lie the Remains of

Daniel McGunty of Dundalk, who departed

this Life on the 13th day of April 1815 in the

52nd Year of his Age.

 

 

McKENNA

Upright freestone, now lying flat: -

ERECTED BY

JOHN McKENNA of

Dundalk in Memory of

his Son Thos who dept

this life 21st Octr 1813 aged

19 Years

 

 

McMASTER

Flat slate-slab; no date after second name: -

Sacred to the Memory of

CATHERINE McMASTER

formerly of Foxfield in the County of Armagh

who departed this life

on the 27th day of September 1851

Aged 75 years.

And also of her Sister

MARY McMASTER

Aged 55 years.

 

 

MAGRATH

Upright granite: -

ERECTED by Anne Magrath

In Memory of her affectionate

Husband William Magrath of

Dundalk who departed this life

May 28th 1835 Aged 58 years.

Also four of their children.

 

 

MALCOLM / McCOLLAM

Flat slate-slab, much worn: -

This stone was Erected by Thomas

Malcolm of Dundalk in Memory of

his Mother Elizabeth Malcolm

who departed this life on Friday

the 13th day of November 1780 aged

[…] years AND also of his Father Hugh

Malcolm who departed this life on

Thursay the 2nd day of December

1784, aged 52 years Also the Body

of Thomas Malcolm who departed

this Life the 22nd of September 1792,

aged 89 years And Willm & Maria Inf

[…] Mallm Malcolm who died Young 1797

and also Catherin McCollam Wife to

Malcolm McCollam who departed this

Life the 9th day of August 1799 aged 35

Years.

 

 

MARKS

Flat limestone slab: -

Sacred

to the Memory of Thomas Marks

who departed this life November the

3rd 1827 aged 45 years

Also, his Son Thomas who Died

5th September 1834 aged 25 years.

Also to that of his wife

Mary Marks who, Died 19th May

1853 Aged 69 years.

 

 

MARSHALL

Flat limestone slab: -

SACRED to the Memory of

MARGARET

Wife of Revd Cornelius Marshall,

Rector of the Parish of Faughart,

who departed this life

the 13th day of Septr A.D, 1847

aged 68 years

And also to the memory of

their eldest daughter

ANNABELLA MARSHALL

who departed this life the 30th day of June 188-

Aged 85 years.

 

 

MAXWELL

Flat limestone slab: -

Here Iyeth the body of

Mrs Elizabeth Maxwell of

Dundalk, who departed this Life

on the 29th day of October, 1792

Aged 68 years.

Also, the Body of Zachariah

Maxwell Esqr who died on the

20th August 1801. Aged 78 Years.

Also the Body of Mrs S.J. Maxwell

who departed 29th Octr 1833 aged 58 yrs

 

 

MAXWELL

Upright freestone: -

In memory of

Henry Maxwell

who died Octr 1859 aged 75 years

and, his wife Mary Jane who died

Novr 1860 aged 70 years

and in most loving memory of their

son

William who died 7th Decr 1883

aged 70 years

who under circumstances peculiarly

trying performed the duties

involved in the filial and fraternal

relationships in a manner so exemplary

as might be equalled but not

surpassed

By faith, he saw that Grace Divine

His sins on JESUS laid

This memorial of departed excellence

Is placed here by his beloyed

Nephew.

 

 

MONTGOMERY

Upright limestone: -

Underneath this Stone are

depositecl the Remains of

William Montgomery, third

Son of Alexander Montgomery

Esq of Rutland Square

Dublin who departed this

life the 28th day of March

1829 in the 16th year of his age.

 

 

MONTOLIEU

Upright freestone: -

Sacred to the memory of

Anne Relict of the late Thomas Montolieu of

Brompton, Middlesex, Esqr

who departed this life the 13th of December 1833

aged 58 years.

Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.

 

 

MORTON

Upright limestone: -

Mrs Elizabeth Morton

died 2nd December 1821

aged 87 years.

 

 

NEILSON

Flat limestone slab: -

Beneath this Stone is laid the Body

of Catherine Neilson, second daughter

of the Revd Dr Neilson, who died

Feby 25th 1808 aged nearly 7 Years

 

 

NOBLE

Flat limestone slab: -

SACRED

To the Memory of

Sophia wife of Surgeon Noble

who departed this life

on the 24th day of June

1817 aged 36

Also to the memory of

Surgeon Noble

who departed this life

on the 31st day of August 1830

Aged 51 years.

 

[N.B. - Brabazon, son of Brabazon and Mary Noble, Surgeon, Louth Hospital, baptized 14 July, 1821, so that Surgeon Noble appears to have taken a second wife.]

 

 

PARKS

Flat freestone slab: -

Underneath are intered the remains of John

and Margaret Parks, who died in their infancy

and Jofeph Parks who died 29th Sepr 1807 aged

7 years children of Joefph Parks of Dundalk

here also lie the remains of said

Jofeph Parks who departed this life

the 29th of March 1820 Aged 60

years.

Here also lie the Remains of Hugh Parks

son of said Jofeph Parks who

departed this life the 23rd of September

18[22?] aged 22 years.

 

 

PARKS

Flat freestone slab: -

Erected to the Memory of

Mrs Susannah Parks aged 59 years

Died October 28th 1832

Also Maria her daughter

Aged 22 years, died October 27th 1841

 

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Journal of the Society for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead

Vol. XI No. 2 (1921)

 

 

St. Nicholas's Churchyard, Dundalk

[From Mr. Philip Crossle.]

 

PATTERSON

Upright red freestone: -

Here lieth the remains of Mr

John Patterson who departed

this life Decr 15th 1808

Aged 82 Years.

 

PATTISON / ROWLAND

Flat limestone slab, railed in: -

SACRED

To the Memory of

THOMAS PATTISON

Of Dundalk who departed this life

The 20th of May 1844

aged 64 years.

Also to that of his Son William who died

in Hobarttown in Van Dieman's Land, 1840

aged 32 years.

And also to that of his Sons John and

Francis who died in infancy

And to that of his Daughter

SUSAN ROWLAND

who died on her passage to New Zealand the

4th of October 1857

aged 36 years.

Likewise to that of

Catherine

his Wife who died Sepr 3rd 1858

aged 76 years.

 

 

READ

Flat slate slab; dates obliterated; used as door-step to sexton's house:

Here lieth the Body of Isaac Read

Esq' who Departed this Life the

[… ] day of March17[85] in the 78th

year of his age.

 

REID

Flat granite slab: -

Under this Stone Lieth the

Remains of Elizabeth Reid who

Departed this Life 16th June 1792

Aged 31Years.

Here also lieth the Remains

of William Reid who

departed this life the 20th April 1824.

Aged 72 years

Also the remains of Robert Reid

His fifth Son who departed this life

the 16th December, 1825,

Aged 29 Years.

Here Also lieth the remains of

John Lambert Reid eldest son

of the above William Reid who

departed this life the 14th March

1856, Aged 51 years.

 

RICE

Upright slate: -

ERECTED

By Matthew Rice of Dundalk in my

of his wife Anne who depd this life

Dec 25th 1846 Aged 64 years

Also Matthew Rice who departed

this life 25th October 1860 Aged

87 years.

 

RICHARDSON

Flat limestone slab: -

To the Memory of

Arthur Samuel Richardson

Surgeon of the 14th Regt of Lt Dragoons

who died on the 24th Sepr 1816

Aged 38 Years.

This Stone is Erected by his Brother Officers.

 

SCOTT

Upright limestone: -

Sacred

to the Memory

of

Wm Scott Esq

Late Veterinary Surgeon

of the 3rd or the K.O.

Regiment of Light Dragoons

who Departed this Life

the 28th day of November 1826

Aged 34 Years.

 

SHAW

Upright limestone: -

HERE LYETH

The Body of James Shaw who

Departed this life the 13th of June

1802 Aged 24 Years. - In his Life

he adorned the Gospel of Christ,

& died in full triumph of Faith,

This Stone Erected

to his Memory by his Father

Robt Shaw of the 6th Dragoon (sic)

Guards.

Sacred to the Memory of

the above-named Robert Shaw

who departed this the 2nd June

1823 Aged 73 Years.

 

SKELTON

Upright red freestone: -

SACRED

TO THE MEMORY OF

JANE the Wife of RowIand Skelton

(now resident of Dundalk) who departed

this life the 31ft of December, 1804,

aged 50 Years.

Sincerely lamented by all who knew her from the

strict pudence (sic) she conftantly observed through all her life

This ftone is Erected by Mary Mouritry[?]her nice (sic).

 

SKILLICORN

Upright slate: -

PREPARE TO FOLLOW ME

SACRED

to the Memory of Martha

Skillicorn Wife of John

Skillicorn who Died Decr 16th 1827 Aged 33 yrs

Also their Infant

Daughtr

Matilda who died Decr 13th

1827 Aged 24 yrs.

 

STANTON

Upright Limestone: -

Sacred to the memory of

Charles Stanton second son of

Thomas Stanton Esqr pf Londonderry

Who departed this life on the 18th of

March 1833 aged 7 years.

 

STRATON / WARREN

Upright granite headstone: -

ERECTED

To the Memory of

George Straton Departed this

Life 22nd March 1809 Aged 45

Also Alicia his Beloved Wife

Died the 5th January 1840 Aged 78

Also, JOHN WARREN, Grandson

to, the Above who Departed this

Life 22nd April 1864, Aged 29 Years.

 

STRATON

Slate slab built in wall of churchyard: -

SACRED TO THE MEMORY

OF

JOHN WARDE STRATON

BORN 19 MARCH, 1799, DIED 19 AUGUST, 1853

AND OF

HIS THIRD SON

HOWARD STRATON

BORN 6 AUGUST 1837, DIED 8 NOVEMBER, 1855.

 

REID / STRATON

Flat slate slab: -

SACRED

To the Memory of

JAMES REID

Born 3rd of November, 1756,

Died 1st of April, 1812

MAGDALENE

only child of James and Margaret Reid

and

wife of John Warde Straton

Born 27th of January, 1807,

Married 14th February, 1825.

Died 7th June, 1826.

And

MARGARET

widow of James Reid

Born 4th of October, 1766, Died 21st of August, 1861.

 

STRATON

White marble tablet, on black frame, inside the church: -

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF

JOHN WARDE STRATON

OF LISNAWILLY IN THE COUNTY OF LOUTH

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON TUESDAY

MAY 8TH 1821, AGED 58 YEARS.

"MARK THE PERFECT MAN, AND BEHOLD THE

UPRIGHT, FOR THE END OF THAT MAN IS PEACE"

ALSO SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF

CAROLINE EMILY STRATON

HIS YOUNGEST DAUGHTER

WHO WAS DROWNED AT PORTO-BELLO, CO. DUBLIN,

ON FRIDAY, MAY 25TH 1821 AGED 9 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS.

" My SON! GOD WILL PROVIDE HIMSELF A LAMB

FOR A BURNT OFFERING!"

THIS TABLET IS INSCRIBED AS A FAINT TESTIMONY

OF THE TENDER AFFECTION AND INEXPRESSIBLE

GRIEF OF THE WIDOW AND THE MOTHER!

 

RODEN / STRATON / BROTHERTON

White marble tablet, on black frame, inside the church: -

IN MEMORY OF

EMILY

DAUGHTER OF THE FOURTH EARL OF RODEN*

AND, WIFE OF JOHN WARDE STRATON, ESQUIRE

OF LISNAWILLY

SHE DIED AT DUNDALK ON THE 22ND OF MAY 1845

AGED SEVENTY TWO.

ALSO OF HER DAUGHTER

LOUISA ANN,

WIFE OF MAJOR GENERAL BROTHERTON

WHO DIED IN LONDON, ­

ON THE MORNING OF THE 3RD OF APRIL 1847

AGED FORTY FOUR YEARS AND FOUR MONTHS.

 

 

*According to Burke's "Peerage" Emilia was the sixth and youngest daughter of, Robert Jocelyn, FIRST Earl of Roden. - Editor,

 

 

STRATON

White marble slab, on black frame, inside the church: -

IN MEMORY OF

ROBERTJOCELYN STRATON

COLONEL IN HER MAJESTY'S ARMY

LIEUTENANT COLONEL

COMMANDING THE 77th REGIMENT

COMPANION OF THE BATH

THIRD SON OF

MAJOR JOHN WARD STRATON

BORN AT LISNAWILLY

IN THE COUNTY OF LOUTH

ON THE 4TH OCTOBER 1808

DIED AT DUM-DUM

IN THE EAST INDIES "

ON THE 15TH JUNE 1858

"GOD HATH GIVEN TO US ETERNAL LIFE

AND THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON."

 

STRATON

White marble slab, on black frame; inside the church: -

IN MEMORY OF

ROBERT GEORGE STRATON

ENSIGN, HER MAJESTY'S 5TH REGIMENT

BOMBAY NATIVE LIGHT INFANTRY

FOURTH SON OF

JOHN WARDE STRATON

BORN AT DUNDALK 9TH JULY 1841

DIED AT MACAO FORT 24TH JULY 1860

"I AM THE RESURREOTION AND THE LIFE."

THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY

HIS BROTHER' OFFICERS

AS A RECORD OF

THEIR AFFECTIONATE REGARD FOR HIM IN LIFE­

AND OF

THEIR SORROW FOR HIS EARLY DEATH.

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Journal of the Society for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead

Vol. XI No. 4 (1923)

 

 

St. Nicholas's Churchyard, Dundalk

[From Mr. Philip Crossle.]

 

TOUNLEY / TOWNLEY / MOORE / BOYLE

'Flat limestone slab: -

This is the Burying Place of Edwd Tounley

Here lieth the Body of his Mother Mary

Toombs who departed this life 20th of

April 1804, Aged 74 years.

Likewise the Body of his Son Edward who died

14th of February 1800 Aged 16 months

Also his Son William Christopher Tounley

Solicitor Died 21st of October 1831

Aged 30 years.

With three of his Grandchildren, James

Moore, Elizabeth and Anna maria [sic] Boyle

who Died in their infancy,

Here Lieth the remains of the above

named Edward Tounley who departed

this life on the 4th day of July 1842

Aged 79 Years.

Here also rest the Remains of

JOHN TOWNLEY who died at TuIlyvin House

Co Cavan 28th January, 1870

CHARLOTTE TOWNLEY his Wife who died

at the same place 19th January, 1881.

and ALEXANDER EDWARD TOWNLEY

their Son who died 29th July, 1860

Aged 14 Years.

 

TWIBILL

Flat limestone slab_:

SACRED

To the Memory of Mrs

Margaret Twibill who departed this life

March 24th 1825 Aged 89 Years.

Sacred Also to the Memory of

Rebecca wife of George Twibill

born 10th Novr 1835 died 2nd March 1870

He that believeth in me though He were dead

Yet shall he live.

St John xic 35v

 

TWIBILL

Flat freestone slab: -

SACRED

To the Memory of

George Twibill Esqr who departd

this life June 30th 1835

Aged 72 Years

Let me die the death of the righteous

and let my last end be like his

Also Sacred to the Memory

of His Wife

Anne Twibill who departed this

Life on the 13th of Jan, 1871.

Aged 76

My Beloved is Mine

And I am His

Canticles 2. 16.

And of

Margaret Anne Twibill

Born 1st August 1820

Died 6th January 1897

Lux in Tenbris

Sanctus Sanctus Sanctus

Kyrie Eleeson Christe Eleeison

Requiescant in pace

Vanitas Vanitatum discit

Ecclesiastes Vanitas Vanitatum

et Omnia Vanitas.

Ecclesiastes 1. 2.

Resurgam.

 

TYRRELL / WOODS / READ

Upright limestone: -

ERECTED

To the Memory of Mary Wife

Of George Tyrrell late of

Dundalk who died 17th of

March 1815 Aged 56 Years.

Also her Sister Anne Relict

Of the late James Woods

Apothecary who died 28th

May 1859 Aged 77 Years

Also Sarah Read who died 3rd

June 1840 Aged 3 Years and 8

Months.

WALKER

White marble slab, in slate frame, inserted in wall of churchyard: -

SACRED

To

the Memory

of

ELIZABETH JANE WALKER

OB.

March 12 - 1811.

 

WALSH

Upright freestone: -

Here Lyeth the

Body of William

Walsh who Depar-

ted This Life febr-

uary ye 3d 1780 aged

55: yrs also his wife

Margaret Walsh

who Departed This

Life Sepr ye 13th 1782 I aged 60 yrs.

 

WHITTAKER

Upright limestone:-

Erected by Charles Whittaker

of Castletown in Memory of

his Daughter Chriftinanne Whit

taker who departed this life

the 24th of July 1824 aged 8 years

 

WOOD / FERGUSON

ERECTED

By ROBERT WOOD of Stephenstown

In memory of Robert Wood Junr

Who died at Stephenstown Decr 25th 1829

Aged 17years.

Also of James Wood who died at

Stephenstown Sepr 10th 1836 Aged 27 Years.

Also of Hugh Wood who died at

Lough Fea, Decr 1st 1847 Aged 33 Years.

Also of Ann Wood who died at

New York, March 5th 1853

Aged 37 Years.

Also Robert Wood Senr who died at

Stephenstown on February 10th 1864

Aged 84 Years.

Grace Ferguson

Widow of above Robert Wood

died at Edinburgh August 10th, 1878

Aged 90 Years.

 

WOODS

Upright slate: -

ERECTED

By Moore Woods in memory of

his three Children

Mary, Margaret & Robert

who died young 1849.

 

WRIGHTSON

Flat limestone slab, much broken and defaced: -

He[re Ly]eth [the] Bod[y of Ald]borough

W[right]fon of D[undalk]

who Departed this life on Saturday

the 1[… ] day of January in the year of

our Lord 1788 Eight Aged 66 years.

Here Also lyeth the Body of Tho[mas]

Wrightfon only son of Aldborough

Wrightfon who Departed this Life

on Saturday the 14th day of August

1790 Aged 35.

 

FILGATE / MACARTNEY

Flat limestone slab: -

Beneath this Marble

are depofited

The Mortal Remains of Martha Filgate

wife of T.P. Filgate of Lowther Lodge

who departed this life in the

Blessed hope of a Glorious Immortality

19th December, 1821

aged 54 years,

and was interred in this Churchyard

by her own defire.

The sweet remembrance of the juft

Shall flourish when she, sleeps in duft

This Tablet sacred to her revered Memory

was erected by her Daughter E. Macartney.

 

WATSON

Upright limestone: -

Sacred to the Memory of

Mrs Watson

Wife of N. Watson Esqr

of Alstonemoor in the

County of Cumberland in

ENGLAND

Died Sincerely Lamented July 7th 1799

aged 34

 

SMITH

Upright white freestone, so much worn that it is extremely difficult to read inscription: -

SACRED

TO THE MEMORY OF

GEORGE SMITH

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE

THE 17TH OF DECEMBER 1853

AGED 19 YEARS

HIS RECORD IS ON HIGH

ALSO TO THAT OF HIS FATHER

DEANE HOARE SMITH

WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE

THE 20TH OF FEBRUARY 1857

AGED 64 YEARS

HAVING TRUSTED IN CHR1ST

HIS END WAS PEACE

AND ALSO IN MEMORY OF

FRANCES MARIA SMITH DAUGHTER

OF D.H. SMITH WHO DEPARTED

THIS LIFE IN FULL ASSURANCE OF

FAITH 31 JULY 1866 AGED 28 YEARS.

 

HANDFIELD

Flat limestone sIab: -

Beneath this tomb

Lie the remains of Louisa Sarah

the beloved wife of

Commander Edward Handfield, R.N.

who on the 4th of May 1834,

closed her earthly pilgrimage, glorifying

the Redeemer's love

She died in the faith of Jesus

and left to her bereaved friends

the consolation of knowing

that

them who sleep in Jesus

will God bring with Him.

Thes. 4. 14.

 

BROWN

White marble slab, inserted in slate frame, and built into wall of churchyard: -

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF

MALCOLM BROWN, ESQR

AN INHABITANT OF THIS TOWN FOR TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS

HE WAS BORN THE 11TH SEPTEMBER, 1764

AT TULLYALLEN IN PERTHSHIRE,

AND DIED THE 20TH DECEMBER, 1823

BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD

ALSO

TO THE MEMORY OF HIS WIFE

GRACE BROWN

WHO DIED IN DUNDALK ON THE 18TH of MAY, 1854.

AND YE ARE CHRIST'S AND CHRIST IS GOD'S.

 

CONNELL

Upright limestone headstone: -

[Compass and Square.]

Here Lieth the Body of Michael

Connell Late Quarter Mafter of

the 6th Dn Gds of Carabineers Who

departed this life on the 4th day of January

1802 Aged 47 Years.

This Stone is Erected to his Mem

ory by the Brethern of Lodge No

577 Held in the above Regiment.

 

BURDETT

White marble scroll on black slate frame:-

SACRED

to the memory of

Amelia Angela

only child of

Major Burdett 17th Lancers

Born 21st March and

died 12th Septr 1846

"To die is gain"

Phil. I. 21.

 

BLAIR

Flat slate slab: -

Sacred

To the memory of

JOHN BLAIR

Late Officer of Inland Revenue

A native of N.T. Limavardy*

and for 20 years on Inhabitant of Dundalk

where he died Augt 3rd 1852

Aged 71 years.

He sleeps in Jesus.

Also

To the memory of

SARAH BLAIR

Widow of the above JOHN BLAIR

who died in Dundalk

17th February, 1866,

Aged 78 Years.

She sleeps in Jesus.

*Newtown Limavady

 

 

 

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Roden Place Dundalk

[From Mr. James Walsh.]

 

 [The Kelly Monument]

 

 

An elaborate monument, bearing on a slab on north side the inscription: -

 

In Memory

of

Captain James Joseph Kelly

Gerald Hughes

James Crosby

and

James Murphy

who lost their lives

in a noble and humane effort

to rescue the crew of the Barque

"Mary Stoddard"

Wrecked in Dundalk Bay

on the 9th April

1858.

 

On the pane east side, carving of a small sailing vessel in a storm; on west side, carving of capstan and anchor; and on south side, the name of persons who assisted at the rescue, but who survived.

 


 

 

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