DUNBOYNE CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCH AND GRAVEYARD DUNBOYNE CO. MEATH
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS Recorded by Dr. Beryl F.E.Moore & Michael Kenny. 1977
Dunboyne Church of Ireland church was erected in 1865, and is a small one with a semicircular east end. The ceiling is a very nice one of plaster and oak beams. There are three small stained glass windows in the east end, that in the centre represents Christus Rex Gloriae, that on viewer’s right represents St Johannes Evan, and that on the viewer’s left, St. Johannes Bapt. Over the centre window is a brass tablet which states “TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF BELOVED PARENTS JOHN HAMILTON AND HIS WIFE SOPHIA MARIA THEIR CHILDREN DEDICATE THESE CHANCEL WINDOWS. ‘IN THY PRESENCE IS FULLNESS OF JOY’. J.H. DIED JUNE 24th 1844 AND S.M.H. DIED JULY 23rd 1863.”
The font dated 1579 is fully described in Miss Helen Roe’s book ‘Medieval Fonts of the Diocese of Meath’. In the porch outside the Church door is another stone vessel which measures 21 ins square and 21 ins deep. It has no drain. Cogan says this is an older font which used to rest on the grave of a priest in the graveyard but Miss Roe thinks it very doubtful that it ever was a Christening Font.
The wooden lectern has the following inscription ‘TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS BUTLER ESQ JP OF PRIESTTOWN HOUSE CO. MEATH AND DEPARTED THIS LIFE 19TH FEBRUARY 1900 PRESENTED BY HIS ONLY SURVIVING SISTER ISABELLA BUTLER AUGUST 1900’.
A wooden chair has an inscription ‘MADE AND PRESENTED BY LIEUT. COLONEL D.J. GAISFORD IN MEMORY OF HIS SON CAPT. ROBERT SANDEMAN GAISFORD R F A AND R A F. KILLED IN ACTION IN ITALY JAN. 30TH 1918’.
Outside the church door in the porch is a tablet worded as follows ‘IN MEMORIAM. THE BELL NOW IN THIS STEEPLE WAS PRESENTED TO DUNBOYNE PARISH BY LOUISA HAWKES GARNETT, IT BEING A RIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND RICHARD GARNETT OF SUMMERSEAT CLONEE CO. MEATH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 6TH 1881’.
The dedication of this Church is to SS Peter and Paul and was built in the year 1865.
Mural tablets on south church wall.
1) GARNETT…Alpa and omega ornament at top, inscription on a white marble scroll with a black marble surround. “SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF SAMUEL GARNETT ESQr J P WHO DIED 20TH DECr 1862 AGED 87. ALSO OF MARIANNE HIS WIFE WHO DIED 30TH APRIL 1888 AGED 90 AND THEIR CHILDREN STEPHEN WHO DIED 23RD SEPT. 1834 AGED 6. THOMAS WHO DIED 16TH MARCH 1850 AGED 29. RICHARD WHO DIED 6TH FEBy 1881 AGED 59. ALSO THEIR GRANDCHILD LOUISA WHO DIED 4TH MARCH 1890 AGED 16 THE BELOVED DAUGHTER OF RICHARD AND LOUISA HIS WIFE. THESE ARE ALL BURIED IN THE ADJOINING CHURCHYARD. ALSO OF MARY ANNE WHO DIED 12TH MARCH 1892 AGED 68, DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE SAMUEL AND MARIANNE GARNETT AND IS BURIED IN DEANSGRANGE CEMETERY. ‘BECAUSE I LIVE YE SHALL LIVE ALSO’ ST. JOHN XIV. 19”. HARRISON DUBLIN at bottom.
2) HAMILTON…small brass plate. “IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF FANNY LOUISA HAMILTON OF ORMSBY ST. MARGARET NORFOLK 1861-1942.
3) WILSON…White marble tablet within a wooden frame. “BENEATH THIS STONE LIETH THE BODY OF JOHN WILSON LATE OF RUSK IN THE COUNTY OF MEATH ESQr WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE AUGUST THE 2ND ANNO DOMINI 1771 IN THE 68TH YEAR OF HIS AGE. MEMENTO MORI. HERE ALSO ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF MARY ANNE WILSON RELICT OF THE ABOVE JOHN WILSON WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MAY THE 24 1806 AGd 79 YEARS. RICHARD WILSON ESQr SON OF THE ABOVE DEPARTED THIS LIFE 31ST December 1834 AGED 80 YEARS”.
4) HAMILTON…Marble tablet (immediately under No. 3). “THIS TABLET HAS BEEN ERECTED BY DESIRE OF ELEANOR HAMILTON TO THE MEMORY OF HER FATHER JAMES HAMILTON OF DUNBOYNE ESQr WHO DIED A D 1784. HER MOTHER SARAH WHO DIED IN 1811, HER SISTER CATHERINE WHO DIED 28TH AUGUST 1792 AND HER BROTHER CHARLES WHO DIED 19TH APRIL 1799 AGED 39. THEIR BODIES WITH THAT OF THE SAID ELEANOR HAMILTON WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN OCTOBER 1834, LIE INTERRED BENEATH THIS CHURCH”. At bottom R. BALLANTINE DUBLIN.
Mural tablets on west church wall.
5) HAMILTON… Large white tablet of a weeping girl besside a draped urn. On the base of the urn is … ‘MY FLESH ALSO SHALL REST IN HOPE PSM16.9’ below the girl and urn we get…”IN THE FAMILY VAULT ADJOINING THIS CHURCH ARE DEPOSITED THE MORTAL REMAINS OF ROBERT HAMILTON OF HILLTOWN ESQr BORN 30TH… 1802 DIED 14 JANUARY 1823, ALSO OF SOPHIA HAMILTON BORN 31 JANUARY 1792 DIED 26 JUNE 1839 AND ALSO OF CHARLOTTE BORN 6 JUNE 1805 DIED 2 MAY 1827. 3 OF THE CHILDREN OF HENRY HAMILATON OF BALLYMACOLL ESQ, AND OF MARY HIS WIFE IN THEIR MEMORY THIS TABLET IS CONSECRETED BY THEIR SURVIVING BROTHERS. MAY THOSE HEARTS WHICH WERE JOINED TOGETHER IN BROTHERLY LOVE WHILE ON EARTH BE…… IN THE RESURRECTION TO THE ETERNAL LIFE”. The next part of the inscription is on the extreme bottom of the tablet… “JESUS SAITH I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE, HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME THOUGH HE WERE DEAD YET SHALL HE LIVE, I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER BUT BY ME”. St. John C.11.V.25. “THEM WHICH SLEEP IN JESUS WILL GOD BRING WITH HIM. THESS.I C 4 VI4”.
6) HAMILTON… Black marble tablet with white marble centre. “IN MEMORY OF ROGERS ADOLPHUS HAMILTON LIEUTENANT 10TH BENGAL LIGHT CAVALRY AND ADJUTANT OF THE 3RD SIKH IRREGULAR CAVALRY SECOND SON OF HANS HENRY HAMILTON Q C AND OF AUGUSTA HIS WIFE DAUGHETER OF GENERAL SIR FREDERICK AGUSTUS WETHERALL G.C.H. AND GRANDSON OF HENRY HAMILTON OF BALLYMACOLL CO. MEATH ESQr 1835 AND DIED ON 16TH APRIL 1858 NEAR AZIMGHUR OF WOUNDS RECEIVED IN ACTION ON THAT DAY. HIS REMAINS WERE THERE INTERRED IN THE ENGLISH BURIAL GROUND. HE TOOK A DISTINGUISHED PART IN REPRESSING THE MUTINY WHICH BROKE OUT AT FEROZEPORE ON THE 13TH MAY 1857 AND SUBSEQUENTLY IN SEVERAL ACTIONS AMONG OTHERS AT HISSAR NEAR HANSI IN SEPTEMBER WHERE HE WAS SEVERELY WOUNDED. RESUMING ACTIVE SERVICE HOWEVER IN OCTOBER AT NARNOUL ON 16TH NOVEMBER 1857 AT THE SEIGE OF LUCKNOW IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH AND AT THE RELIEF OF AZIMGHUR ON THE 15TH APRIL 1858 WHERE HE FELL MORTALLY WOUNDED IN A MOST GALLANT CHARGE AGAINST THE MUTINOUS FORCE UNDER KOOHR SINGH. HONEST-HEARTED, AFFECTIONATE AND BRAVE, HE WAS HIGHLY ESTEEMED BY HIS COMPANIONS IN ARMS, AND TENDERLY BELOVED BY HIS PARENTS AND FAMILY WHO BITTERLY MOURN HIS LOSS”.
10th Bengal Light Cavalry was an East India Company Force which had nothing to do with the British Army and was controlled by its own officers. It was composed of Indian troops officered by Europeans. There were 4 east Indian Company Armies…Bombay, Madras, Calcutta & Bengal: each with its own Regiments. After the mutiny they became part of the British controlled Indian army. 3rd Sikh irregular cavalry operated on the same principle as above. The following is a description of them…
Wild and bold was the carriage of the Sikh Irregular Cavalry, riding untamed-looking steeds, clad in loose fawn-coloured robes, with long boots, blue and red turbans and sashes, and armed with carbines”. The Indian mutiny started in a revolt in Ferozepore in May 1857. It was one of several centres which mutinied after the initial serious outbreak about 150 miles from Delhi in the Punjab. The situation was rapidly brought under control. Both Hissar and Hansi were taken over by Mutineers a month later. They are also in the Punjab not far from Delhi. The rebels’ besieged Lucknow in June 1857, the Garrison was relieved and evacuated in November and the city was finally recaptured in March 1858. This was carried out by an army of 30,000 men under Sir Colin Campbell which arrived before the city late in February. The city was entered on March 2nd and on 21st the last resistence was overcome. British casualties were light, only 620 in all. Azimghur is 250 miles southeast of Delhi and in March 1858 Colonel Milman was beseiged there with a small force by rebels under Koer Singh. Campbell dispatched a relief column under General Lugard to raise the seige.
On the 14th April the column reached a small river about 7 miles from the town. Koer Singh was holding the only bridge (made of boats with a rearguard while the bulk of his troops (13,000) retreated. He held it in face of heavy attacks until the rest of his troops were safe and then he withdrew himself beating off several more British assaults and inflicting heavy casualties on them. It was presumably at this stage that Lt. Hamilton was fatally wounded. Koer Singh himself was also mortally wounded on April 23 while inflicting another heavy defeat on the British force. He died of shock after amputating his own hand which had been shattered by a cannonball.
7) HAMILTON…Very large white tablet with a draped urn on top of a sarcophagus, and on top of urn is a demi goat holding a heart between his front hooves and sitting on a wreath. Below that is a shield, the upper left quarter consists of a lion standing, and below him in lower left quarter a lion and 3 mullets. In upper right quarter 3 birds? And in lower right quarter 2 lions. On a scroll below we get the motto’QUALIS AB INCEPTA’… as from the beginning. The inscription is below this elaborate carving: “CONCERNING THEM WHICH ARE ASLEEP, SORROW NOT, EVEN AS OTHERS WHICH HAVE NO HOPE: NOT BY WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH WE HAVE DONE BUT ACCORDING TO HIS MERCY HE HATH SAVED US. THESS AND TITUS. TO THE MEMORY OF MARY WIFE OF HENRY HAMILTON OF BALLYMACOLL ESQ DAUGHTER OF THE LATE JOHN WETHERALL OF DUBLIN ESQr THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY HER AFFLICTED HUSBAND. AFTER A PAINFUL AND TEDIOUS ILLNESS WHICH TERMINATED ON THE 18TH OF JULY 1816 SHE CALMLY RESIGNED HER BREATH TO HER CREATOR AGED 48 YEARS. SHE REMEMBERED THINE EVERLASTING JUDGMENT O LORD AND RECEVED COMFORT. SHE WAITED FOR THE LORD, HER SOUL DID WAIT AND IN HIS WORD DID SHE HOPE. PS 119 V 130. HER CHILDREN ARISE UP AND CALL HER BLESSED: HER HUSBAND ALSO, AND HE PRAISETH HER. PROV. 31. THE ABOVE NAMED HENRY HAMILTON DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 14TH NOVEMBER 1844 AGED 85 YEARS.
8) HAMILTON…A large marble tablet with an ornamental pediment at the top, and the inscription on the upper part of the next division of the tablet. “TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES JOHN HAMILTON OF BALLYMACOLL ESQr WHO DIED ON THE 5TH OF DECr 1842 AGED 54 YEARS AND 11 MONTHS. THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY HIS AFFECTIONATE AND SORROWING SON HENRY CAPTAIN 13TH LIGHT DRAGOONS. ALSO OF MARGARET HAMILTON WIFE OF THE ABOVE H. HAMILTON AND DAUGHTER OF THOMAS CARTER ESQr OF CASTLEMARTIN ALSO OF THE NONble ANNE DE COURCY WHO DIED FEBr 1855 HIS SECOND WIFE AND DAUGHTER OF JOHN 26TH BARON KINGSALE”. Under this inscription we get a horned goat with a small heart under the right front hoof and a small heart on its chest. Under the goat is a wreath, then a heart and 3 mullets, and under that a scroll with the motto ‘QUALIS AB INCEPTO’, and on each side a lighted torch turned upside down.
13th Light Dragoons served in the Peninsular war and took part in the charge of the light brigade in the Crimea. It became an Huzzar Regt. some time later and served in the Boer war and the first and second world wars. Under the defence cuts of 1958 it was amalgamated and is now known as 13/18 Huzzars.
9) HAMILTON… A small inset on a black marble tablet. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF ARCHIBALD HENRY HAMILTON OF BALLYMACOLL, BARRISTER-AT-LAW, M A, L L B. DIED 21ST AUGUST 1900 AGED 52. ALSO IN LOVING MEMEORY OF MARY ANN HIS WIFE WHO DIED 4TH MAY 1899 AGED 52. ‘IN THE MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH’ “. AT THE BOTTOM WE GET PEARSE & SONS on left. AND DUBLIN on right.
10) HAMILTON…At top a sword in a scabbard with a belt loosely wrapped round it. “SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF HENRY HAMILTON OF BALLYMACOLL ESQr FORMERLY IN THE 13TH LIGHT DRAGOONS. HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 19TH OF AUGUST 1861 BELOVED AND MOST DEEPLY REGRETTED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM. ‘I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH AND THAT HE SHALL STAND AT THE LATTER DAY UPON THE EARTH WHO I SHALL SEE FOR MYSELF AND MINE EYES SHALL BEHOLD. JOB C 19. THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY HIS BELOVED AND AFFLICTED WIDOW AND HIS BROTHER REVd JAMES HAMILTON”.
Mural tablets on north church wall.
11) HAMILTON…White marble scroll on a black tablet. “TO THE MEMORY OF EDWARD PAKENHAM ROBERT HAMILTON CAPTAIN 65th REGt.. FORMERLY OF THE 84th REGt THIRD SON OF HANS HENRY HAMILTON ESQr QC LOST AT SEA IN THE CITY OF BOSTON STEAMER ABOUT 1ST FEBy 1870 AGED 27 YEARS. WHEN THOU PASSETH THROUGH THE WATERS I WILL BE WITH THEE. ISAIAH XLIII 2ND VERSE”. At bottom COATES DUBLIN.
65 regiment was raised in 1758 and saw most of its early service in the West Indies. It fought in the American War of Independence, then went to India and Arabia. It earned its cap badge (a royal tiger) for its service in India (granted in 1823 when the Regt returned home) and it was the only regt. to be awarded the Battle Honour ‘Arabia’.
12) AUCHINLECK…Black marble tablet with white marble shield. The crest above seems to be a stalk of wheat. The coat of arms on the shield seems to be 2 six-pointed stars in each right quarter and on the left lower quarter the same while in the left upper quarter we get a bugle or hunting horn all strung’. ‘LET ISRAEL HOPE IN THE LORD, FOR WITH THE LORD THERE IS MERCY, AND WITH HIM IS PLENTEOUS REDEMPTION. PSALM CXXX. 7.THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY SOME OF HIS FRIENDS AND PARISHIONERS IN MEMORY OF THE LATE REVd JOHN AUCHINLECK FOR THE 37 YEARS VICAR OF THIS PARISH AND FOR 33 YEARS VICAR OF THE UNITED PARISHES OF ST. JAMES AND DUNBRODY CO. WEXFORD. BORN A D 1798 DIED A D 1870”. THE AUCHINLECK MOTTO IS ‘PORTIO SUM UTILE EST…I am a gate (or door) which is useful’.
13) JOHNSTONE…Small brass plate with “IN MEMORY OF CATHERINE WIFE OF THE ABOVE DAUGHTER OF REVd THOs JOHNSTONE, RECTOR OF BOHAR, CO. FERMANAGH, DIED MARCH 1886 AGED 83, SIX OF THEIR CHILDREN ARE ALSO INTERRED HERE”. Mc Gill Dublin on right base.
Small modern part of graveyard to east of church
14) SPICER…Small concrete slab. “CAPTAIN SIMON RALPH FANE SPICER LATE 1ST LIFE GUARDS AND XII ROYAL LANCERS OF CARNEW CASTLE COUNTY WICKLOW BORN MAY 18TH 1894 DIED MARCH 13TH 1970”.
15) McALISTER…Grey marble headstone with concrete surround. REMEMBERING ELISIE MAUD McALISTER LOVING WIFE OF THOMAS AND BELOVED MOTHER OF MURIEL, IRENE, AND ERIC. CALLED HOME 1ST FEB. 1970 ALSO THOMAS WILLIAN A DEARLY LOVED FATHER CALLED HOME 18TH DEC. 1973. IN HEAVENLY LOVE ABIDING”. At back ARDIFF LEIXLIP.
16) FARRAR…White marble slab with concrete surround. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS FARRAR DIED 9TH AUGUST 1961 AGED 67 YEARS. PEACE PERFECT PEACE. ERECTED BY HIS WIFE AND FAMILY”. At back ARDIFF LEIXLIP.
17) PRAGER…Black marble slab with concrete surround. “CHERISHED MEMORIES OF HENRY GEORGE VICTOR PRAGER DIED 9TH DECEMBER 1971. ‘TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE’. At back O’NEILL 30a GRACE PK TCE.
18) ARNOLD…A tall headstone with granite base and surround. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY JANE THE DEARLY BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE ARNOLD WHO ENTERED INTO REST 26TH MAY 1906 AGED 35 YEARS. ‘AND THIS IS THE PROMISE THAT HE HATH PROMISED US EVEN ETERNAL LIFE’. 1 JOHN 11.25” At bottom C.W. HARRISON & SONS 178 GT. BRUNS, ST. DUBLIN.
Two recumbent slabs on the south side of the sweep.
Lord Walter Fitzgerald in Vol.3, years 1895-7 of the Journal of the RSAI says “a small handsome Protestant Church stands in Dunboyne Churchyard and on the south side of the sweep there are 2 slabs flat with the ground and with the following inscriptions…
19) FORD…Recumbent slab on south side of sweep opposite Church. “HERE LYS THE BODY OF EDWARD FORD OF WOODPARK ESQ WHO DECEASED MAY YE 17TH BEING HOLY THURSDAY IN YE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1705 AND OF HIS AGE 63”.
20) BURTON… Recumbent slab immediately below No.19. “HERE LYTH THE BODY OF WALTER BURTON OF WOODPARK ESQ WHO DECEASED MARCH THE 25TH IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1737 AND OF HIS AGE 56”.
Both these inscriptions cannot be read nowadays so it is fortunate they were read and recorded at the end of the last century. Both are also referred to as being formerly in the porch and before that over graves where the church is now positioned.
DUNBOYNE GRAVYARD is apparently square and originally had a walk around its outside boundary. There was a deep military trench outside that walk which still survives on part of the east side, and all the north and west sides, and was removed or filled in on the other sides. Castle Jordan Church of Ireland Church has this same type of military trench around its north and west sides but it is deeper and wider. The original gate was in the middle of the east side and the avenue from it led to the old tower and the Church attached to it. Cogan says that the tower was 74 ft high and of the usual square type so often found at the west end of many of our churches and correctly called ‘Tower Houses’. It is now completely covered in ivy and cannot be studied. There is strong evidence that this graveyard pre-dates the Reformation. Many local families still claim the right to burial here.
Headstones in main graveyard in rows from right to left beginning at east side
21) YOURELL…Small cross on top of a tall tomb, in its centre a lamb on a cross. Inscription on an inset, an iron curb around grave. “ERECTED BY MRS CLARE YOURELL OF PIERCETOWN HOUSE CO. MEATH IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND WILLIAM YOURELL ESQ WHO DIED 9TH NOVr 1855 AGED 69 YEARS. AND OF HIS SON THOMAS WHO DIED IN OCTr 1859 AGED 18 YEARS. A D 1856 THIS GRAVE NOT TO BE OPENED UNLESS BY ORDER OF MRS CLARE YOURELL. At bottom REQIUESCANT IN PACE. FARRELL & SONS GLASNEVIN.
22) CONNELL… Peaked stone with floral bunch of lilies at top. “ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF MARGARET CONNELL WHO DIED 23RD NOVr 1908 AGED 60. ALSO HER PARENTS PATRICK CONNELL DIED 7TH NOVr 1860 AND JANE HIS WIFE DIED 27TH OCTr 1882”. At bottom ‘MAY THEIR SOULS REST IN PEACE ‘ C. HARRISON & SONS DUBLIN.
23) REILLY…Concrete cross ornamented with shells. On a small inset we get: “IN FOND AND LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER ANN REILLY WHO DIED 10TH NOVEMBER 1916 R I P”.
24) LOGAN…Ringed cross with flaming heart in centre ornamented with Irish rope design. A cement curb around grave. Inscription on a marble inset in base. “ERECTED BY MARIA LOGAN DUNBOYNE IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER PARENTS MARY LOGAN DIED 29TH SEPT. 1870. EDWARD LOGAN DIED 25TH NOV. 1879. HER UNCLE PETER LOGAN DIED 10TH 1880. HER BROTHER RICHARD DIED 5TH FEB. 1912. JAMES DIED 14TH MAY 1938. HER SISTER JULIA DIED 18TH SEPT.1943. MARIA LOGAN DIED 15TH FEB. 1954. R I P”. At bottom LOGAN.
25) McCORMICK…Very old rough stone with rounded top, cross and IHS. All chipped away for the first 12 inches, then we get… “McCORMICK W H…DECbr the 29…23 YS. MAY HE REST…At bottom ‘PACE AMEN’.
26) WALSH… Ornamental cross with trefoil at ends, with tracery. I H S ERECTED BY JAMES WALSH STONYBATTER IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED MOTHER ANNE WALSH WHO DIED 4TH JULY 1858 AGED 65 YEARS. ALSO HIS FATHER THOMAS WALSH DIED 1ST DECr 1858 AGED 80 YEARS. AND ALSO HIS BROTHER PATRICK WALSH DIED 15TH MAY 1875 AGED 60 YEARS. AND HIS BELOVED BROTHER WILLIAM DIED 8TH FEBRUARY 1889 AGED 72 YEARS”. At bottom R I P & D. SCALLY AND SONS GLASNEVIN.
27) CAROLAN…Domed top, double cross and IHS with ornamentation at each side. “ERECTED BY JOHN CAROLAN IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED BROTHER STEPHAN CAROLAN WHO DIED 11TH JULY 1879 AGED 62 YEARS”. At bottom
R I P & H. DENNANY GLASNEVIN.
28) WARD…Domed top with cross IHS and Heart in a full sunburst and Gloria etc around the sunburst. “THIS STONE AND BURIAL PLACE BELONGS TO BARTHOLOMEW WARD OF KING STREET IN THE CITY DUBLIN BAKER AND HIS POSTERITY. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF HIS FATHER PETER WARD OF KILCLONE, WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 4TH DECr 1754 AGED 48 YEARS. LIKEWISE HIS UNCLE STEPHEN WARD OF THE AFORESAID. 25TH NOVr 1757 AGED 63 YEARS. ALSO HIS MOTHER MARY WARD. 8TH JANUARY 1780 AGED 64 YEARS. AND TWO OF HIS CHILDREN. REQUESCANT IN PACE”.
29) SWAN…Small ringed cross. “IN SAD AND LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR MOTHER MARY ISABEL SWAN DIED 25 JUNE 1924”.
30) MULLALLY…Small cross. “IN MEMORY OF PATRICK MULLALLY OF CHAPEL MIDWAY DIED 1ST APRIL 1917 AGED 74 YEARS. ALSO HIS WIFE JANE MULLALLY DIED 16TH DECr 1923 AGED 75 YEARS. ALSO SIX OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO DIED YOUNG”. R I P at bottom.
31) DIGNAM…Domed top. “IN MEMORY OF SIMON DIGNAM LATE OF QUEEN STREET IN THE CITY OF DUBLIN WHOSE REMANINS ARE DEPOSITED HERE. DIED JANUARY 27TH 1803. ALSO THE REMAINS OF HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, MICHI & ANN DIGNAM LATE OF WAINSTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF MEATH”.
32) No Inscription…This stone has bee smoothed on the eastside but no inscription was carved on it.
33) DUNN…This headstone fell backwards and was never re-erected so it is now a recumbent slab. Domed top with cross IHS and heart in centre. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY JOHN DUNN FOR HIM AND POSTERITY. HERE LIETH Ye BODY OF HIS FATHER CHRISTOPHER DUNN & HIS WIFE MARY. ALSO Ye BODY OF (SCROLL) MARGERY DUNN DAUGHTER TO YE ABOVE JOHN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTOBER Ye 28TH 1758 AGED 21 YEARS. HERE LYETH THE BODY OF THE ABOVE JOHN DUNN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBr THE 5TH 1773 AGED 65 YEARS”.
34) FARRELL…Notched top, full sunburst with Gloria in Excelsis Deo below it and inside it a fine carving of a number of the instruments of our Blessed Lord’s Passion grouped on or around a cross. We get a crown of throns, ladder, reed, cock on a pillar, hammer, vase, sword and 3 nails. “HERE LIE THE REMAINS OF MR. RICHARD FARRELL. MR. JOHN CARTHY AND SOME OF THEIR POSTERITY. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE AMEN. A D 1798”.
35) DOWD…Small white marble stone with the Virgin’s Head on top. “IN MEMORY OF MARY DOWD, HER SON JOSEPH, HIS EIFE ELIZABETH, AND THEIR CHILDREN WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH”. At bottom R I P.
36) FAGAN…Notched top, sunburst around cross and IHS, a cherub with wings at each side. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY Mr ANDREW FAGAN OF DUNBOYNE IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE MRS MARGARET FAGAN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 27 FEBry 1772. LIKEWISE HER FATHER Mr THOs SHERRY WHO DIED OCTr 1770. ALSO TWO OF HER DAUGHTERS MRS MARY REILLY & HUSBAND AND CHRISTIAN FAGAN”.
37) O’BRIEN…Much sunk in the ground, a bit of the lefthand side of the stone has been split off. Top is domed, a full sunburst around a cross IHS and heart which has 2 feathered arrows stuck in it. Gloria etc around the sunburst. Momento on one side and Mori on the other. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY Mr VALENTINE O’BRIEN OF GT BRITAIN STREET IN THE CITY OF DUBLIN APOTHECARY IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE CATHERINE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 3RD OF AUGUST 1818 AGED 48 YEARS. HERE ALSO LIETH THE REMAINS OF THE SAID VALENTINE O’BRIEN……
38) BISHOP…Very large headstone with ringed cross having a lamb on a cross in the centre. In each limb there is a fancy cross crossletted (small crosses on each of its limbs). “ERECTED BY MICHAEL AND JOHN BISHOP OF DUNBOYNE IN MEMORY OF THEIR BELOVED FATHER Mr JOHN BISHOP WHO DIED APRIL 22ND 1864 AGED 72 YEARS. ALSO THEIR BELOVED MOTHER MRS MARY BISHOP WHO DIED JULY 4TH 1860 AGED 58 YEARS. AND THEIR SISTER MARY WHO DIED MAY 16TH 1862 AGED 20 YEARS. AND ALSO THEIR BROTHER PATRICK WHO DIED AUGUST 5TH 1852 AGED 18 YEARS. HERE ALSO ARE INTERRED THE RMAINS OF THEIR SISTER MRs BRIDE KAVANAGH WHO DIED JANUARY 28TH 1864 AGED 25 YEARS AND THEIR BROTHER EDWARD WHO DIED MARCH 27TH AGED 52 YEARS”. At bottom ‘MAY THE LORD HAVE MERCY ON THEIR SOULS AMEN’. Also D. SCALLY & SONS CLASNEVIN.
39) BOSHELL…Notched top, in centre cross and IHS in a full sunburst and on each side of it a cherub’s head and wings. “THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY Mr JOHN BOSHELL OF CHURCH STREET DUBLIN DEALER. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF ANDREW BOSHELL SON OF THE SAID JOHN BOSHELL WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 13TH OF JANry 1766 AGED 33 YEARS, AND 3 OF HIS CHILDREN, REST IN PEACE AMEN. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF MAR…..Y BOSHELL DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE JOHN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE Ye 11TH OF 9b 1767 AGd 22 YEARS”.
40) WARD…Small iron cross with IHS at top. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF MICHAEL WARD WHO DIED 3RD MARCH 1910 AGED 74 YEARS AND MARCARET WARD WHO DIED 25TH OCTOBER 1924 AGED 85 YEARS RI P”.
41) DUNN…Domed top with cross IHS and heart with 2 barbs in centre. There are little holes around the edge of the heart and a chalice on each side, (apparantly these holes suggest the crown of thorns) a full sunburst with Gloria etc around top. Outside the chalice we get a plant in a pot. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY MRS MARY DUNN OF DUNBOYNE IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND Mr PETER DUNN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTr 29TH 1795 AGd 66 YRS. HERE ALSO LYETH THE REMAINS OF HER SON PATRICK DUNN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVr 30TH 1795 AGED 35 YEARS. ALSO SEVEN OF HER CHILDREN WHO DIED YOUNG”.
42) CURTIS…This was a very tall and highly ornamental headstone which was found broken in pieces about a year ago and though to have been the work of vandals as there had been no lightening around that period and no branch had fallen from any tree in the graveyard. The inscription was on a metal inset. “SACRET TO THE MEMORY OF MRs MARY CURTIS LATE OF BAGGOT STREET DUBLIN RELICT OF THE LATE WILLIAM CURTIS ESQ OF JAMES’S STREET AND DAUGHTER OF THE LATE CAPTn LAURENCE MARYMAN. SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 6TH DECEMBER 1823. SINCERELY AND MOST DESERVEDLY REGRETTED”.
43) MARYMAN…A large recumbent slab broken into 5 pieces and a sixth piece is still missing. Apparantly it lay on top of No. 43 grave as they belong to the same family. We get ‘Gloria etc’ around top, a full sunburst around a cross IHS and heart with 2 barbs. Then the following inscription occurs “REQUIESCANT IN PACE. THIS STONE AND BURIAL PLACE BELONGETH TO MR JOHN MARYMAN OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN BREWER. HERE LYETH THE BODY OF MR JAMES MARYMAN…OF THE ABOVE JOHN MARYMAN……..LIFE MAY THE 3RD 1759. HERE ALSO ….. OF C…….. LAURENCE MARYMAN……ABOVE JOHN MARYMAN WHO DEPd……NOVEMbr THE 9TH 1775. HERE LIKE ……. LYETH THE BODY OF MRS MARGARET MARYMAN WIFE OF THE ABOVE JOHN MARYMAN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JANy THE 3RD 1789. THERE LYETH THE BODY OF JAMES MARYMAN SON OF LAURENCE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 11TH 1796. HERE LYETH THE BODY OF THE ABOVE JOHN MARYMAN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE SEPr 13TH 1799 AGED 83 YEARS. HERE ALSO LIE INTERRED THE REMAINS FO MRS MARY ANNE CURTIS LATE OF BAGGOT STREET DUBLIN, SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE 6TH DECEMBER 1823 SINCERELY AND MOST DESERVEDLY REGRETTED”.
44) MARYMAN…Large recumbent slab found by us about one foot under the ground and exposed, its measurements are 42 ins wide, 1ins thick and 86 ins long. At the middle of the top we get a cross and IHS. “THIS STONE AND BURIL (A has been left out) PLACE BELONGETH TO Mr THOMAS MARYMAN OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN MERCHT. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF Mrs CATHERINE MARYMAN WIFE OF SAID MR MARYMAN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 19TH DECEMBER 1735. HERE ALSO LYETH THE BODY OF MRS MARY MARYMAN SECOND WIFE OF SAID MR MARYMAN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 1ST OCTOber 1748. HERE ALSO LYETH THE BODYS OF 6 OF SAID Mr MARYMAN’S CHILDREN. REQUIESCANT IN PACE”.
45) CARTY… Notched top with sunburst around a cross and IHS, and an elaborate design which likely represents a chalice, also a vinetrail down each side. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY MAFCELA CARTY IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND EDWARD CARTY OF DUNBOYNE GROCER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 17 OF APRIL 1811 AGED 32 YEARS. WHERE HE LIES MIXT KINDRED CLAS…….ETERNAL DAY”. (This inscription is far from clear.)
46) REID…Peaked top in a oval inset. We get a cross with a crown around its shaft and IHS in the centre of the cross. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANNIE REID WHO DIED 26TH FEB. 1903 AGED 62 YEARS. AND RICHARD REID DIED JULY 14TH 1919 AGED 80 YEARS. ALSO MARY REID DIED 16TH APRIL 1947 AGED 77 YEARS CHRISTOPHER REID DIED 25TH MAR.1952 AGED 76 YEARS”. At bottom R I P.
47) DOYLE…This stone has fallen down but the side with the inscription is upper-most. There is a cross with expanded ends and IHS in its centre at top. “ERECTED BY THOMAS DOYLE IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED SISTER BRIDGET MURPHY WHO DIED 22ND SEPT. 1901 AGED 85 YEARS. ALSO HER SON PATRICK WHO DIED 28TH JANy 1900 AGED 50 YEARS”. At bottom ‘LORD HAVE MERCY ON THEIR SOULS’.
48) MOONEY…Solid cross with trefoil at ht end each limb, cross and IHS in centre. “LORD HAVE MERCY ON THE SOULS OF PETER MOONEY OF FOLLISTOWN WHO DIED 8TH AUGt 1880 AGED 75 YEARS. AND HIS SON JOHN WHO DIED 28TH DECr 1878 AGED 28 YEARS. PETER MOONEY DIED 7TH JAN. 1970. HIS INFANT SON PETER DIED 23RD APRIL 1941”. At bottom R I P and the name of the mason on the left is gone but Glasnevin is to be seen on the right.
49) SHERRY…Notched top with full sunburst cross IHS and heart with two feathered barbs stuck in it. “CATHERINE SHERRY DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 24TH DAY OF MAY 1802 AGED 45 YEARS. WILLIAM SHERRY DIED THE 19TH DAY OF JULY 1808 AGED 59 YEARS”.
50) WALSH…Floriated cross with flaming heart and cross in its centre and crown of thorns around the heart. “PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF THOMAS WALSH CAPPAGREEN WHO DIED 5TH MAY 1935”.
51) KANE…Metal cross. “CHRISTOPHER KANE DIED 8TH SEPT. 1953. ELIZABETH KANE DIED 1ST. JULY 1968 R I P”.
52) SHIELDS…Wooden cross with R I P at top and “Mary SHIELDS DIED 17.10.59”. A small railing around this plot.
53) KERRIGAN…Iron cross. “IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL KERRIGAN DIED 6TH JUNE 1910 R I P.” On back J. Sharkey Manufacturer Dublin.
54) WILSON…Box tomb standing on 4 wellcarved pedestal stones and with slabs on each side under the mensa which have fancy lines carved on them. “BENEATH THIS STONE LIETH THE BODY OF THOMAS WILSON LATE OF RUSK IN THE COUNTY OF MEATH ESQr WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE APRIL 14 ANNO DOMINI 1808 …. 62ND YEAR OF HIS AGE. MEMENTO MORI”. We think there is a vault under this tombstone. Unfortunately the mensa is broken into 8 pieces.
55) WILSON…Box tomb. The mensa in this case is broken into 6 pieces of which 2 are missing. There are 2 iron band 6 ins long mending old breaks in the mensa. “BENEATH THIS STONE LIETH THE BODY OF JOHN WILSON LATE OF RUSK IN THE COUNTY…MEATH ESQr WHO DEP….. THIS LIFE THE ….DAY OF AUGUST ANNO DOMINI 18-1 AGED 6 1? YEARS”.
56) READ…Notched top with cross IHS and Anno on the left and 1754 on the right side. This stone is much sunk in the ground. “THIS STONE AND BURIAL PLACE BELONGETH TO JOHN READ OF THE CITY; OF DUBLIN DYER AND HIS POSTERITY”. A SCROLL FOLLOWS.
57) CAFFREY… An ornamental ringed cross with IHS in centre. This is a large stone. “ERECTED BY LAURENCE AND PATRICK CAFFREY OF CLONEE IN MEMORY OF THEIR BELOVED FATHER THOMAS CAFFREY WHO DIED 6TH OCTr 1871 AGED 58 YEARS. ALSO THEIR BELOVED MOTHER ELEANOR CAFFREY DIED 17TH APRIL 1872 AGED 40 YEARS. ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED LAURENCE CAFFREY DIED 3RD SEPTr 1889 AGED 36 YEARS AND ALSO HIS WIFE ANNE DIED 1ST AUGt 1879 AGED 23 YEARS. MAY THEY REST IN PEACE”. D. Scally & Son, Glasnevin at bottom.
58) CAFFREY…Domed top with a lamb on a cross in a circular inset. “ERECTED BY THOMAS CAFFREY IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED SON JOHN WHO DIED JUNE 25TH 1859 AGED 4 YEARS AND THOMAS DIED AUGUST 23RD 1862 AGED 2 YEARS. R I P at bottom.
59) FULLAM…A very big stone formed by a smaller and older stone being let into a big concrete frame. God’s lamb in centre of top in a sunburst and outside we get ‘ ECCE AGNUS DEI’. Chalice with cross on each side. “ERECTED BY Mr JOHN FULLAM OF CLONEE IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE MARGARET FULLAM WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22ND JUNE 1851 AGED 70 YEARS”. Lower down Requiescat in Pace.
60) HOGARTY…Small cross with IHS in its centre. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF ANNE HOGARTY DIED 4TH FEB. 1931 AND BABY HOGARTY R I P”.
61) KENNY…Domed top, with full sunburst and cross in centre. ‘Gloria’ etc around the sunburst and a chalice with host on each side. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY MARY KENNY OF SARNEY IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND MAURICE KENNY WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH THE 8TH 1833 AGED 90 YEARS”. At bottom REQUIESCAT IN PACE.
62) KENNY…A white marble slab With IHS inside a domed top. “OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF DANIEL KENNY 146 UPr ABBEY ST. DUBLIN DIED 7 MAY 1916 AGED 68. HIS WIFE ANNE DIED 30 NOV. 1911 AGED 65. THEIR SON CHRISTOPHER DIED 27 MAY 1916 AGED 49 AND DAUGHTER ELIZABETH DIED 16 SEPT. 1953 AGED 68”. At bottom ‘MAY THEY REST IN PEACE’.
63) BURKE…Box tomb with 4 pedestal stones, a cherub and wings in an inset on each side. “MAY THEY REST IN PEACE. THIS BURIAL PLACE BELONGS TO MICHL BURKE OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN MERCHANT. HE ERECTED IT IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE ANNE BURKE DAUGHTER OF B….RORKE LATE OF ELIXTOWN COUNTY MEATH. SHE DEPARTED THIS LIFE…OF NOV. 1805? IN THE ……. HER AGE AND BENEATH THIS ….REMAINS….”. there are 10 more lines but we have failed to read them excepton the 7th where we mad out’ DEPARTED THIS LIFE’. This stone is broken across the middle from side to side and also at the left hand corner.
64) RORKE…Box tomb on 4 pedestal stones. The mensa is broken across from side to side just below the inscription. “HERE LIETH THE REMAINS OF Mrs MARY RORKE LATE OF ELIXTOWN? COUNTY MEATH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 7 OF APRIL 1706 IN THE …. YEAR OF HER AGE. THIS TOMB WAS ERECTED BY HER CHILDREN IN GRATEFUL REMEMBANCE OF THE MANY VIRTUES OF THEIR DEAREST PARENT”. REST IN PEACE at end.
65) MULLEN…Peaked top, Lamb of God on a cross in an inset in the middle of top. “ERECTED BY WILLm AND ESTHER MULLEN OF CASTLEKNOCK IN MEMORY OF THEIR BELOVED SON PATRICK WHO DIED 10 JANy 1852 AGE 6 YEARS. ALSO THEIR BELOVED SON MICHAEL WHO DIED 18TH JANy 1852 AGE 4 YEARS. AND OF Mrs MARY CARROLL MOTHER OF THE ABOVE NAMED ESTHER MULLEN”. At bottom REQUIESCANT IN PACE.
66) WARD… Notched top with full sunburst and cross IHS and heart inside it. A cherub’s head and wings on each side. “THIS STONE & BURIAL PLACE BELONGETH TO THOs WARD OF KING STREET BAKER AND HIS POSTERITY WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE OCTr 28TH 1766 AGED 32”. F is used for s in several words.
67) KELLY…This small marble stone is directly in front of No. 66. It is a domed stone broken across near the base and has a cross on top. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED SON WILLIAM KELLY DIED 19TH MAY 1924 AGED 22 YEARS”. At bottom we get ‘REST IN PEACE’. At the back G. PITTAM 1LURGAN ST. DUBLIN.
68) PHOENIX…Cross on a base with inscription on a marble inset. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARGARET PHOENIX WHO DIED 7TH JULY 1932 R I P”.
69) McCORMACK…Peaked top with ringed cross. “ERECTED BY MARY McCORMACK IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER PARENTS JAMES McCORMACK DIED 25TH JANy 1880 AND HIS BELOVED WIFE BRIDGET DIED 10TH AUG. 1880 ALSO HER BROTHERS AND SISTERS MATTHEW AND THOMAS. ANNE DIED 15TH MARCH 1897. JOHN 3RD FEB. 1899, JAMES 14TH DEC. 1899 MARGARET 8TH MARCH 1909. ON THEIR SOULS SWEET JESUS HAVE MERCY R I P”. At bottom Sharp & Emery on the left and Dublin on the right. This stone is leaning forward.
70) WARD…Full sunburst with cross and IHS. This stone is under a tree and its left-hand corner is broken off. “THIS STONE AND BURIAL PLACE BELONGETH TO PATRICK WARD AGED 64 OF NEWMARKET SMITH AND HIS POSTERITY 1738. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF HIS FATHER AND BROTHER AND OF HIS CHILDREN. DEPARTED THE YEAR 1756 ELIZABETH WARD”.
71) CASSIDY…This stone has a full sunburst with cross and IHS.”THIS STONE AND BURIAL PLACe BELONGETH TO LAWRANce CASSIDY OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN AND HIS POSTERITY. HERE LIETH THE BODYS OF 5 OF HIS CHILDREN, OF MARYAN, ANDREW (this w is upside down), PATRICK, THOMAS AND JAMES WHO DYED SEPTEMBER THE 28TH 1737 AGED 18 YEARS”.
72) BYRNE…The top of this stone is broken off and only the end of the inscription has survived. “BYRNE WHO DEPA…TH…SEPr 1811. HERE ALSO LIETH…MARY BYRNE RELICT OF THE ABOVE…BYRNE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 6TH APRIL 1813”. We unearthed nearby 4 large pieces of this headstone and several small pieces and these are the words we were able to make out on them: “DEO…(At top). THIS STONE AND …LACE BELONGETH…6…OBERT BYRNE OF CITY OF DUBLIN…W CHANDLER….HIS POSTERITY. HERE LIETH HIS DAUG…. DEPARTED THIS LIFE…2…AGED 28… LIETH…
73) BYRNE…This is the broken off top of another Byrne stone lying on the ground nearby. It has a notched top with cross and IHS. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY BARTHOLOMEW BYRNE IN MEMORYy OF HIS FATHER HENERY BYRNE DEPARTED AGUSt Ye 16th 1736 AGED 64 YEARs & ALSO HIS WIFE MARGARet WARD ALIUS BYRNE. REQUIESCAT IN PACE”. Many of the words are peculiarly spelt.
74) MURRAY…Plain cross with IHS in centre. Inscription on a slate which is used as an inset. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHRISTINA MURRAY ‘TINY’ WHO DIED 21ST SEPTEMBER 1929 AGED 24 YEARS R I P”.
75) Small cross with IHS in centre but no inscription.
76) MURRAY…Small cross with IHS in centre. Inscription on a lead inset. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF WILLIAM MURRAY WHO DIED 4TH DEC. 1918 ALSO JAMES GEORGE DIED 6TH DEC. 1918 R I P”. I was told that nos. 74, 75 and 76 headstones were made by the Father Alec Murray and erected over the graves of his young sons who died of the 1918 influenza epidemic.
77) SWEENEY…A solid cross on top of an upright headstone with IHS in centre and crux mihi salux around it. There is a frame around the inscription. “ERECTED BY JOHN SWEENEY OF DUNBOYNE IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE ANNE SWEENEY WHO DIED 1ST NOVr 1872 AGED 34 YEARS. ALSO THEIR BELOVED SON THOMAS JOSEPH WHO DIED 26TH JUNE 1872 AGED 3 YEARS AND 5 MONTHS. THE ABOVE NAMED JOHN SWEENEY DIED AUGUST 10TH 1882 AGED 45 YEARS”. At bottom R I P and D. Scally & Sons Glasnevin.
78) BRADY… Large domed stone with cross at top and crux at top and crux Mihi salus around it. “ERECTED BY PATRICK BRADY DUNBOYNE IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED PARENTS. ALSO HIS WIFE & CHILDREN. HIS FATHER WILLIAM DIED 16TH DECr 1822 AGED 69 YEARS. HIS MOTHER BRIDGET DIED 7TH OCTr 1843 AGED 84 HIS WIFE MARY DIED 21ST APRIL 1863 AGED 57 YEARS. HIS YOUNGEST SON THOMAS DIED 15TH AUGUST 1866 AGED 18 YEARS. HIS ELDEST SON WILLIAM DIED 30TH SEPT. 1867 AGED 41 YEARS. ALSO JOHN & KATE WHO DIED YOUNG. HERE ALSO ARE INTERRED THE REMAINS OF THE ABOVE NAMED PATRICK BRADY WHO DIED 21ST DECr 1873 AGED 77 YEARS. ALSO HIS 5TH SON PATRICK WHO DIED 5TH NOVr 1876 AGED 32 YEARS”. R I P at the bottom and T.H. Dennanny on left and Glasnevin on right. This is the family of the late Rev. John Brady the Diocesian Historian who is himself buried in the new Dunboyne cemetery.
79) BRADY…Ringed cross with lamb on a cross in centre and a leafy design on each limb of the cross. A frame around the inscription. A small cross above the inscription on each side. “OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE SOULS OF JAMES BRADY WHO DIED 27TH APRIL 1833 AND OF MARY BRADY WHO DIED 28TH JANUARY 1837 AND OF THEIR DAUGHTER MARGARET WHO DIED 2ND MARCH 1896”. Farrell & Son on left at bottom and Glasnevin at right.
80) NOWLAN…A table tomb standing on 4 pedestal stones and granite slabs perhaps lying over a family vault. Cross and IHS in top centre and ‘Gloria’ etc around it. “THIS TOMB BELONGETH TO Mr JOHN NOWLAN OF NEW ROW IN THE CITY OF DUBLIN MERCHANT. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE Mrs JANE NOWLAN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 17TH MARCH 1816 AGED 45 YEARS. ALSO EIGHT OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO DIED YOUNG”. At bottom ‘Requiescant in Pace Amen’.
81) …GARNETT…Box tomb inside a high iron railing. There are 4 pedestal stones. “SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF SAMUEL GARNETT ESQr OF SUMMERSEAT WHO DIED DECr 20TH 1862 AGED 87 YEARS. ALSO TO HIS SON THOMAS WHO DIED MARCH 16TH 1850 AGED 29 YEARS. ALSO TO HIS SON STEPHEN WHO DIED SEPr 23RD 1834 AGED 6 YEARS. ALSO TO HIS SON RICHARD WHO DIED FEBy 6TH 1881 AGED 59 YEARS. ALSO TO HIS WIFE MARI ANNE WHO DIED 30TH APRIL 1888 AGED 90 YEARS. ALSO LOUISA 2ND DAUGHTER OF RICHARD GARNETT WHO DIED 4TH MARCH 1890 AGED 16 YEARS”.
82) No inscription. This is a big plot inside an iron railing but there is no headstone or tablet now to be seen.
83) CASEY…Box tomb with 6 pedestal stones inside an iron railing. Sunburst around a cross and IHS and D.O.M. (Deo Optimo Maximo-to God best and greatest). “IN PIOUS MEMORY OF THOMAS CASEY ESQr OF KILCOCK WHO DIED 15TH MARCH 1767 AGED 65 YEARS. OF ANNE CASEY ALIAS ROCHFORD HIS WIFE WHO DIED 6TH NOVEMBER 1707 AGED 65 YEARS. AND ALSO OF THEIR SON ROCHFORD CASEY OF NEWTOWN WHO DIED 16TH NOVEMBER 1795 AGED 66 YEARS. THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY JAMES AND JOHN THE ONLY SURVIVING SONS OF ROCHFORD CASEY AS A RECORD OF THEIR FILIAL RESPECT AND AFFECTION”. R I P at bottom.
84) SWORDS…This headstone is inside the same iron railing as No. 83. It is a box tomb with 6 pedestal stones. The mensa is broken into 10 pieces. A cross and IHS at centre top in a full sunburst. “SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MRS MARGARET SWORDS OF MAYNOOTH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 16TH OF APRIL 1810 AGED 70 YEARS. THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY HER SON THOMAS SWORDS AS A MEMORIAL OF HER MANY VIRTUES AND AS A TESTIMONY OF HER LASTING GRATITUDE FOR THE TENDEREST OF MOTHERS WITHIN THE SAME TOMB IN THE HUMBLE HOPE OF BEING HAPPILY REUNITED IN HEAVEN TO HER WHOM HE SO FONDLY LOVED ON EARTH ARE DEPOSITED AT HIS OWN DESIRE THE REMAINS OF THOMAS SWORDS OF CREWHILL ……..AND BLAMELESS LIFE. BY AN AMIABLE BENEVOLENT DISPOSITION HE DIED FULL OF YEARS AND OF HONOUR MARCH 30TH 1851 AGED 76 YEARS”. At bottom ‘Requiescant in Pace’.
85) WIL—….This large recumbent slab measuring 7ft 4 ins long by 3ft 6 ins wide and 9 ¼ ins thick lies immediately next to no 84’s iron railing. At top centre we get a cross and IHS in a full sunburst. “HERE LIETH THE BODY OF Mr MATTHEW WIL—D…THIS LIFE FEBRUARY THE 21ST 18…YEARS. ALSO …WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ED O…YEARS”.
86) COYLE…Notched top with cross and IHS in centre and a leafy design at each side. “HERE LYETH THE BODY OF WILLIAM COYLE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN THE YEAR 1720 AGED 90 YEARS. ALSO HIS WIFE MARY COYLE ALLIAS McDANNOL FOR THEM AND THEIR POSTERITY FOR EVER. ERECTED BY HIS SON MICHAEL IN THE YEAR 1752”. This inscription has a triangular dot between each word.
87) CRAWLEY…A heavy stone with a notched top. It is bending forward and has a full sunburst encircling a cross IHS and heart. “THIS STONE AND BURIAL PLACE BELONGETH TO Mr MICH1 CRAWLEY OF PRUSSIA ST. AND HIS POSTERITY. HERE LIETH THE REMAINS OF FOURE OF HIS CHILDREN WHO DIED INFANTS. HERE LIETH THE BODY TO THE ABOVE MICHAEL CRAWLEY WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH THE 24TH 1780 IN THE 46TH YEAR OF HIS AGE. REQUESCANT (u is left out) IN PACE”. FOUR is spelt with an E after it.
88) BOSHELL…”This stone is broken in 2 pieces. Cross and IHS at top centre. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY JAMES BOSHELL SON TO NICHOLAS AND MARY BOSHELL. HER-LYETH Ye ABOVE…….& MARY BOSHELL WHO DYd A D 1738 & 6 OF THEIR GRANDCHILDREN VIZ 3 NICHs & 2 MARY s CHILDREN OF Ye ABOVE JAMES BOSHELL & THOs FARRELL SON TO JAMES & MARGERY FARRELL”.
89) JONES…Notched top and no ornamentation. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY WILLm JONES FOR HIM & HIS POSTERITY. HERE LIETH THE BODY OF FRANCIES JONES DAUGHTER OF WILLm & MARY JONES OF CORK HILL CITY OF DUBLIN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 25TH OF MARCH 1785 AGED 17 YEARS”. FRANCIS IS SPELT WITH AN I AND E.
90) OATES…Notched top. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY WILLIAM OATES GROCER OF STONY BATTER IN MEMORY OF HIS DECEASED WIFE BRIDGET OATES WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH Ye 10TH 1773 IN THE 30TH YEAR OF HER AGE. HERE ALSO LYETH THE BODY OF Mr WILLIAM OATES WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22 DAY OF MARCH 1776 AGED 35 YEARS. HE WAS A TENDER…..THE REST OF THE INSCRIPTION IS UNDER GROUND AND UNDER A TREE”.
91) TANKARD… Notched top with full sunburst surrounding a cross IHS and a heart. “HERE LYETH THE BODY OF NICHOLAS TANKARD OF CABBRAGH LANE IN THE COUNTY OF DUBLIN GARDNER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 21ST APRIL 1771 AGED 51 YEARS. LEMENTED BY ALL HIS ACQUAINTAINC. ALSO HERE LYETH HIS WIFE CATHRIN AND SEVERAL OF THEIR CHILDREN TO WHOSE MEMORY THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY JAMES AND JOHN TANKARD SONS OF THE ABOVE NICHOLAS”. Several words are peculiarly spelt e.g. Gardner, lemented, acquaintainc.
92) BROWN… Notched top with cross IHS and heart with 2 barbs in a full sunburst. Gloria etc around the sunburst. “THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY MRS MARY BROWN OF ORMOND MARKET IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVd HUSBAND Mr LAURe BROWN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 25 OF NOVr 1803 AGED 78 YEARS. ALSO 3 OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO DIED YOUNG. ALSO Mr LAUe McLOUGHLIN HIS NEPHEW WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 6 OF FEBy 1794 AGED 38 YEARS AND TWO OF HIS CHILDREN”.
93) REILLY…Grey limestone with peaked top. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN REILLY CUSHENSTOWN DIED 24TH SEP 1924. HIS DAUGHTER NELLIE DIED 28TH DEC.1969 AGED 52 Yrs”. At bottom R I P and Ardiff Leixlip at back.
94) MALONE…Notched top with full sunburst around a cross IHS and heart with 2 feathered barbs and gloria etc around the sunburst. Above the inscription we get ‘Memento Mori’ (Remember that you must die). This stone is tilting forward. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY MARY MALONE OF KEVINS PORT IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND JAMES MALONE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE NOVr 15TH 1823 AGED 55 YEARS”.
95) BRIEN… A peaked stone and cross with a crown around the shaft. “ERECTED BY PATRIC BRIEN IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER WHO DIED 1862. ALSO HIS MOTHER DIED 1860 AND HIS BELOVED WIFE DIED 1884”. At bottom ‘May they rest in peace’.
96) HAMILTON…The Hamilton vault is constructed of cutstone and measures 12ft square and 12ft high. It has a stepped roof and an ornamental urn in its centre. East side…In middle is a doorway and above it a coat of arms on a shield with the family crest a winged semi goat above it. On the shield we get a lion, heart, 3 five petalled roses and 2 garbs. Below the shield we get the inscription on a white marble tablet. “THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE SCIRE FACIAS CLUB TO THE MEMORY OF JAMES HAMILTON JNR OF DUNBOYNE CASTLE COUNTY OF MEATH ESQre THIRD SON OF THE LATE JAMES HAMILTON OF SHEEPHILL COUNTY OF DUBLIN ESQre WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 26TH MAY 1800 SINCERELY BELOVED AND UNIVERSALLY LAMENTED AGED 39 YEARS”. The oxford dictionary gives ‘SCIRE FACIAS’ as a writ to enforce the execution of judgments or to squash them. So this club would seem to be an exclusive legal one.
North side…There is a grave with a recumbent slab inside a railing on this side and 2 tablets on the mausoleum itself. The upper tablet … “SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF JOHN HAMILTON ESQre L L D ELDEST SON OF THE LATE JAMES HAMILTON ESQre OF DUNBOYNE CASTLE DIED JUNE 24TH 1844 AGED 55 YEARS. PERFECT IN CHRIST JESUS COL 1:28. LOOKING FOR THAT BLESSED HOPE AND THE GLORIOUS APPEARING OF THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. TIT. 2.15”. The lower tablet… “SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ELIZABETH CATHARINE HAMILTON WIFE OF TREVOR RICHARD HAMILTON OF VESSINGTON DUNBOYNE WHO DIED FEBRUARY 2. 1882 AND OF SAID TREVOR HAMILTON J P WHO DIED FEBy 11TH 1901 AGED 80 YEARS. ALSO TO LOUISA HAWKES HAMILTON WIFE OF BLACKWOOD HAMILTON OF SUMMERSEAT AND VESSINGTON DUNBOYNE WHO DIED AUGUST 27TH 1899 WHOSE REMAINS LIE WITHIN ENCLOSED RAILS”.
West Side… Apparently the entrace to the vault is on this side and it was permanently closed some years ago by a mason. West tablet… “HANNAH HAMILTON ELDEST DAUGHTER OF JAMES HAMILTON ESQre DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN THE 8TH YEAR OF HER AGE JUNE 21.1795”. South Side…The tablet on this side fell down some years ago and was not replaced and is now not to be had.
97) TISDALL…Peaked stone. “T THE MEMORY OF RICHARD JOHN CHILD OF WILLIAM AND FRANCES IZOD TISDALL WHO DIED 16TH MARCH 1867 AGED 4 YEARS. HERE HIS BODY WAS COMMITTED TO THE GROUND SURE HOPE OF THE RESURRECTION TO ETERNAL LIFE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD”.
98) DALY…A concrete cross with a lead plate bearing the inscription “IN LOVING MEMORY OF BRIDGET DALY DIED 12 MAY 1955”.
99) CLARKE…Ringed cross with lamb on cross in its centre”. “ERECTED BY ANDREW CLARKE IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED MOTHER Mrs BRIDGET CLARKE WHO DIED MAY 2ND 1866. ALSO HIS FATHER PATRICK CLARKE DIED FEBy 11TH 1872. ALSO HIS BROTHERS PATRICK DIED DECr 1866. CHRISTOPHER DIED JULY 1875 AND ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED ANDREW CLARKE CLONEE DIED DEC. 30TH 1909 AGED 67 YEARS. MARGARET CLARKE DIED 7TH AUGUST 1921”. At bottom RIP and on left Taylor & sons and on right Talbot St. Dublin.
100) LYONS… A very old stone with a peaked top, much sunk in the ground, covered in moss ant tilting forward. Cross and IHS at top. “THIS STONE ERECTd by LAURENCE LYONS. HERE LYE THE BODIES OF JAMES LYONS DECd IN 1751 AGED 67. OF RICHd LYONS DECEMBER 1753 AGd 40. OF JANE LYONS DECd IN 1753 AGd 78”.
101) MORAN…Notched top with full sunburst and Gloria etc around it, memento on left and mori on right. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY MARGARET MORAN VICTUALER OF HANBURY LANE DUBLIN IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND PATRICK MORAN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JUNE 3RD 1794 AGED 56 YEARS. LAMENTED BY ALL HIS ACQUAINTANCE AND ALSO ONE CHILD WHO DIED YOUNG”. The word ‘her’ was evidently left out and put in above in small letters between ‘of’ and ‘beloved’.
102) TYRRELL…This stone was apparantly broken across just above its base and fell backwards on the ground. It has a cross IHS and heart pierced by 2 feathered barbs in a full sunburst. Gloria etc around the sunburst and memento on left and mori on right. “AS A SMALL TRIBUTE OF CONJUGAL AFFECTION THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY ANN TYRRELL OF ST. JAMES STREET IN THE CITY OF DUBLIN IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND JAMES TYRRELL CORN FACTOR WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22ND DAY OF AUGUST 1803 IN THE 34TH YEAR OF HIS AGE. HERE REST THE REMAINS OF THEIR DAUGHTER MARY WHO DIED YOUNG”. At bottom Requiescant in Pace.
103) MORAN…This stone is lying on the ground. It has a domed top, full sunburst around a cross IHS and heart pierced by 2 feathered barbs. Gloria etc around the sunburst. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY Mr CHARLES MORAN OF WERBURGH STREET IN THE CITY OF DUBLIN IN MEMORY OF HIS DEARLY BELOVED WIFE CATHERINE MORAN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20TH DAY OF DECEMBER 1817 AGED 39 YEARS”. At bottom ‘May her soul rest in peace Amen’.
104) COYLE…Grey limestone with a notched top. Lamb on a cross in a circular inset. Chalice with a cross on top on each side also in an inset. “ERECTED BY BRIDGET & MICHAEL COYLE IN MEMORY OF THEIR BELOVED DAUGHTER JANE DIED 30TH JANy 1855 AGED 15 YEARS AND OF HER PARENTS JAMES AND MARY FOX AND HER BROTHER JOHN WHOSE REMAINS ARE ALSO INTERRED HERE”. At bottom ‘May they rest in Peace’ and Farrell & Son Ft Glasnevin.
105) KELLY… A small headstone with white marble inset for the inscription. “SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM KELLY DIED 4TH FEB. 1911 ALSO HIS BELOVED WIFE ANN DIED 20TH APRIL 1929”. At bottom Requiescant in Pace.
106) WOODS…Ringed cross with shamrocks on left limb, ivy on right and a different kind of rose on the top and bottom limbs. A flaming heart with a cross above it and a crown of thorns around the heart and 3 drops of blood on the left side of the heart. “ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THOMAS WOODS DIED 1903 AGED 76 YEARS AND TO ROSE HIS WIFE WHO DIED NOV. 1915 AGED 75 YEARS, AND TO THEIR DAUGHTER BRIDGET M. SWAN RATHILIC LEIX WHO DIED AUG. 4TH 1904”. At bottom ‘Erected by her children R I P’ and Walshe Carlow.
107) …KAVANGH…This headstone has a notched top with full sunburst around cross and IHS, Gloria etc around outside of sunburst. A cross and chalice on each side in insets. This old stone is cracked from top to bottom. “ERECTED BY THOMAS KAVANAGH OF MAINE IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED SON CHRISTOPHER KAVANAGH WHO DIED JUNE – 5TH 1838 AGED 16 YEARS. ALSO HIS DAUGHTER BRIDGET WHO DIED OCTOBER 5TH 1833 AGED 4 YEARS. ALSO HIS WIFE MARY WHO DIED NOVEMBER 16TH 1859 AGED 70 YEARS. THE ABOVE NAMED THOMAS KAVANAGH DIED JANy 13TH 1866 AGED 80 YEARS. OF YOUR CHARITY PRAY FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF JOHN KAVANAGH WHO DIED 16TH OF MAY 1872 AGED 44 YEARS”. LOWER DOWN WE GET ‘May the rest in Peace. Jesus. Mercy. Mary. Help.’ Several letters are missing in words.
108) CREGAN… A cross with a flaming heart rising from a small stone with a domed top, a crown of thorns around the heart. There is a cross in the dome. “ERECTED BY RICHARD GREGAN IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER THOMAS DIED 6 MAY 1878 AND HIS MOTHER MARGARET DIED 13 MARCH 1881, ALSO HIS SISTER MARY DIED 10 JULY 1888 AND HIS BROTHER PATRICK DIED 22 JAN. 1915”. At bottom R I P and Joe Rennix Navan.
109) PLUNKETT… This is a very old rough uncarved type of stone placed immediately behind no. 108 and its inscription faces West. It has flaked very badly and is still flaking, so that almost none of the upper half of the inscription can be read, and only parts of the lower half: chiefly letters or words at both sides. We believe this to be the headstone of the Rev. Thomas Plunkett who succeeded the Rev. Nicholas Plunkett as Parish Priest of Dunboyne and is referred to in the 1st volume of the Diocese of Meath by Rev. A. Cogan on page 194. The Rev. Nicholas Plunkett is stated to have been registered in Trim and ordained at Rome in 1695 and to have been then living in Dunboyne and been 36 years of age. But we are not told when he left or died. Then the next sentence is ‘The Rev. Thomas Plunkett succeeded. He was buried in the churchyard of Dunboyne, and on his headstone is inscribed “HERE LIETH THE BODY OF/ THOMAS PLUNKETT, PARISH OF DUNBOYNE, / WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE / THE 9TH DAY OF ……. IN THE / YEAR OF OUR LORD, ANNO DOMINI, 1722./ MISERERE MEI.” Our presentday reading of this headstone is …. There seems to have been a semicircle at the top of the stone with a cross and IHS over it. then underneath a small circular object we think might be a ring from which the cross below hung. Across the centre of the cross and its 2 side limbs we get ‘A & O’ represented by Alpha and Omega the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Then down the shaft of the cross we get M & –‘. Unfortunately we cannott read the second letter as it has disappeared. There are scrolls after each sentence and only bits of words on each side of the stone can now be read and these bits of words seem to agree with the entry given by Cogan under the name ‘Rev.
Thomas Plunkett…”LY…OF DUN…WHO…PARTED I…DAY OF OUR…D AN….DOMINI 1722….MISERERE MEI”.
110) KEARNEY…Notched top, full sunburst around cross and IHS, and Gloria etc around the sunburst. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY MRS ALICE KEARNEY IN MEMORY OF HER WELL-BELOVED HUSBAND JOHN KEARNEY LATE OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN CLOTHIER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 21ST OF JULY 1794 AGED 41 YEARS AND 4 OF THEIR CHILDREN WHO ALL DIED YOUNG. HERE ALSO LIETH THE BODY OF SIMON KEARNEY FATHER OF THE ABOVE JOHN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 5TH OF SEPr AGED 93 YEARS. AND HIS MOTHER JANE KEARNEY WHO DIED THE 26 OF JULY 1774 AGED 61 YEARS”. At bottom Requiescant in Pace.
111) CORMICK….This stone is half buried in the ground. A full sunburst around a cross IHS and a heart with 3 barbs. On each side a cherub with wings and their feathered bodies are well shown. A diamond border around the inscription with a leafy border under it. “ERECTED BY LAURENCe CORMICK IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER BARTHOLOMEW. HE DIED DECr THE 28. 1754 AGED 75 Yrs. ALSO HIS MOTHER CATHERINE DIED FEBRy THE 28. 1779 AGED 65 Yrs. ALSO HIS SON JAMES DIED JANRy THE 15. 1782 AGED 20 YRS”.
112) HAMILTON…Recumbent slab. Near its top something (likely in the nature of an ornament) has fallen out and got lost. There is a small block at the head of the grave and on it we get the inscription. “LOUISA GLADYS MARY INFANT DAUGHTER FO JOHN DOUGLAS & MARY HAMILTON BORN MARCH 27. 1904 DIED JULY …..SUFFER THE LITTLE CHLDREN TO COME UNTO M….”. There was also some ornament at the top of this base block which is now missing.
113) KELLY… Plain ringed cross. “ERECTED BY JOHN LAURENCE AND CTHERINE KELLY IN LOVING MEMORY OF THEIR DEAR CHILDREN PETER, CATHERINE, MARY AND FINTAN WHO DIED IN INFANCY. ERE SIN DID BLIGHT OR SORROW FADE, DEATH CAME WITH FRIENDLY CARE, OUR OPENING BUDS TO HEAVEN COVEYED, AND BADE THEM BLOSSOM THERE. MARCH 1927”. At bottom Harrison Pierce St.
114) BUTLER…An iron railing surrounds this grave. The headstone has a domed top with a ringed cross and boss in its centre and the Irish rope design around it. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF PIERCE O’BRIEN BUTLER MAJOR 60TH KING’S ROYAL RIFFLES DIED APRIL 3.1912 AGED 73 AND HIS SONS PIERCE EDMUND Lt INNISKILLING FUSILIERS DIED IN SOUTH AFRICA JAN. 15.1902 AGED 24. WILLIAM DUNBOYNE DIED JAN. 11.1884 AGED 6. JAMES EUSTACE DIED JULY 31.1887 AGED 4”. Lower down “ALSO TO HIS FATHER EDMUND O’BRIEN BUTLER DIED 1877. HIS MOTHER GRACE DIED 1886 AND THEIR SONS DUNBOYNE CASTLE”. At bottom R I P and Sharp and Emery 17 Gt Brunk St. Dublin.
115) CARPENTER…This grave is inside a cement curb and has two very similar white marble headstones. On the first stone we get our Lord’s head at centre top and it has ‘My Jesus Mercy’ around it. “ERECTED BY ALECIA CARPENTER IN LOVING MEMORY OF HER DEAR HUSBAND JOHN CARPENTER WHO DIED 1ST MAY1928 AGED 69 YEARS. ALSO BERNARD CARPENTER DIED 21ST JULY 1923 AGE 66 YEARS AND THE ABOVE ALECIA DIED 23RD AUG.1941 AGE 76 YEARS. ALSO PHILIP SON OF THE ABOVE ALECIA AND JOHN DIED 9TH APRIL 1946 AGE 40 YEARS. BARTHOLOMEW CARPENTER DIED 27TH MAY 1958”. At bottom R I P and Power on one side and 15 Berkeley St. Dublin on the other.
116) CARPENTER… This is the second stone in the surround and on it we get a flaming heart with cross and ivy leaves at top. “ERECTED BY (ON A SMALL SCROLL) BRYAN AND JOHN CARPENTER IN MEMORY OR THEIR BELOVED FATHER MATTHEW WHO DIED 21. JANy 1887 AGED 96 Yrs. ALSO THEIR SISTER ANNE WHO DIED 30 AGt.1877 AGED 26 YRs. AND THEIR BROTHER BARTHOLOMEW WHO DIED 16 FEBRUARY 1886 AGED 43 YRs. ALSO THEIR BELOVED MOTHER MARY CARPENTER WHO DIED 27 DECEMBER 1888 AGED 77 YEARS”. At bottom ‘May they Rest in Peace’. and J. Wade Berkeley St. Dublin.
117) No Name…Concrete cross with cross and IHS at top but no inscription.
118) No name…Small concrete cross with no carving on it.
119) KELLY…An old headstone leaning backwards and much sunk in the ground. Notched top with full double sunburst, cross IHS and heart. “HERE LIETH THE BODY OF THOs KELLY LATE OF DUNBOYNE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY Ye 2ND 1750 AGED 70 Yrs. ALSO MARY HIS WIFE”.
120) DOYLE… Big tall stone with notched top, full sunburst around a lamb on a cross and ‘Ecce Agnus Dei’ around the sunburst, and a chalice on each side. “ERECTED BY ELIZA & RICHARD DOYLE OF WATERSTOWN DUNBOYNE IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER WILLIAM DOYLE WHO DIED 23RD JANy 1830 AGED 74 YEARS. ALSO HIS WIFE MARGARET WHO DIED 3RD MARCH 1835 AGED 36 YEARS. AND OF HIS MOTHER CATHERINE WHO DIED 2ND MAY 1844 AGED 74 YEARS. AND HIS DAUGHTER FRANCES WHO DIED 12TH APRIL….AGED 4 YEARS”. At bottom R I P.
121) REILLY…This stone consisted of 3 pieces originally Viz the base with the inscription, the shaft which is now broken in 2 pieces and lying on the ground and a ring-cross ornamented with the Irish rope design. The lower half of the shaft is still socketed into the base and has the inscription on it. “IN LOVING GLORIOUS MEMORY OF LIEUT. BERNARD REILLY DUNBOYNE 1ST BATT.1STMEATH BRIGADE IRA WHO DIED IN DISCHARGE FO HIS DUTY ON THE 8TH DECEMBER 1920. AGED 18 ½ YEARS. R I P”.
122) GILL…This stone is leaning forward and has a domed top, cross and IHS in a full sunburst, Gloria etc around top. Memento on left and Mori on right. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY ELIZABETH GILL IN MEMORY OF HER HUSBAND JAMES GILL WHEELRIGHT OF TOWNSEND STREET DUBLIN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 6TH OF APRIL 1803. HERE ALSO LIE 2 OF HIS CHILDREN. HE LIVED ESTEEMED AND DIED LAMENTED BY A NUMEROUS AND RESPECTABLE ACQUAINTANCE. HE UNIFORMLY SUPPORTED THE CHARACTER OF A TRUE CHRISTIAN. A SINCERE FRIEND, A GOOD NEIGHBOUR AND AN HONEST MAN. STRANGER ENQUIRE INTO HIS DEEDS AND YOU WILL FIND THOSE THE DICTATES OF SIMPLE UNADORNED TRUTH”.
123) WALSH…Notched top, cross IHS and heart within a full sunburst. This heavy stone is much sunk in the ground. “HERE LYETH THE BODY OF JOHN WALSH CHANDLER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 9? OF JANUARY 1763 AGED 66 YEARS. ALSO MARGARET HIS DAUGHTER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE JULY THE 8TH 1776 AGED 40 YEARS”.
124) PLANT… This stone has a notched top, full sunburst around a cross and IHS, Gloria etc around top, chalice on each side, Memento on left and Mori on right. “HERE LIETH THE REMAINS OF WILLIAM PLANT LATE OF WENTWORTH PLACE DUBLIN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 19TH OF DECr 1827 AGED 38 YEARS. THIS STONE IS ERECTED BY HIS AFFLICTED WINDOW MARY PLANT TO HIS MEMORY AND TO THE MEMORY OF FOUR OF THEIR SONS”.
125) CURLEY…Small plain cross with inscription on a metal inset. “IN MEMORY OF JAMES ELDEST SON OF MARTIN CURLEY DIED 13TH FEBY AGED 6 YEARS. ERECTED BY HIS GRANDFATHER JAMES CURLEY DUNBOYNE”.
126) KENNEDY…Notched top, cross and IHS with heart underneath peirced by 2 feathered barbs al within a full sunburst. Gloria etc around top and chalice on either side. “ERECTED BY MICHAEL KENNEDY TO THE MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE JANE KENNEDY WHO DEPd THIS LIFE MAY 29TH 1828 AGED 24 YEARS. ALSO TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN”.
127) LYNAM…White marble stone with domed top and shamrock design around top, and cross and IHS at centre. “ERECTED BY MARY LYNAM IN MEMORY OF HER PARENTS KATE LYNAM DIED 30TH JUNE 1910 AGED 49 YEARS. JOHN LYNAM DIED 15TH JANy 1921 AGED 59 YEARS. CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH LYNAM DIED 27TH JUNE 1928 AGED 36 YEARS”. At bottom R I P and H. Ardiff Leixlip.
128) MURRAY…Small peaked stone with a cross at centre top. “ERECTED BY JOHN MURRAY IN MEMORY OF HIS FATHER THOMAS WHO DIED JANUARY 1869 AND HIS MOTHER ELIZABETH WHO DIED MARCH 1888”. At bottom R I P and Fitzpatrick & Sons Glasnevin.
129) McMULLAN….The society for the preservation of the memorials of the dead Vol. 3, years 1895-7 under’ Dunboyne Graveyard’ by Lord Walter Fitzgerald says ‘Not far from the old church tower stands a big canopied limestone monument into which a large slab is built. At the upper end is carved a crest and coat of arms in relief viz the crest— a hand grasping a sword: the coat of arms — 3 crescents and a hand grasping a sword. Then we get the inscription— “THIS MOUMENT WAS ERECTED BY WILL McMULLAN SON OF JOHN McMULLEN AND CATHERINE HIS WIFE WHO IN GRATEFUL REMEMBERANCE OF THEIR PARENTIAL CARE THOUGHT IT AN INDISPENSABLE DUTY IN HIM SO TO DO. 1756 HERE LYETH THE BODY OF CATHERINE McMULLEN WHO DIED OCTbr THE 8TH 1736 AGED 31 YEARS. HERE LYETH THE BODY OF JOHN McMULLAN HER HUSBAND WHO DYED 13TH DAY OF THE SAME MONTH IN THE SAME YEAR AGED 41 YEARS. ALSO TWO OF THEIR CHILDREN VIZ DAVID AND MAY WHO DIED IN THEIR INFANCY. BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD”. This is a very tall monument with roses carved on it.
130) Name can’t to be read…This stone is covered in ivy and badly chipped and the inscription is extremely hard to read. The top is peaked, IHS and heart pierced by 2 barbs and a small piece of sunburst is still bisible. “….STONE WAS ERECTED BY ….OLLI…AN OF THE CITY OF DUBLIN….FOR HIM AND HIS POSTERITY…….REMAINS….DEPARTED THIS LIFE…..1702 AGED….
131) MARTIN…This stone is broken in 2 pieces, the top half carries the inscription and is notched and standing in front of the other half. In its centre we get a cross and IHS. “THIS STONE AND BURIAL PLACE RELONGETH TO JOSEPH MARTIN OF PORTERSTOWN. HERE LIETH Ye BODY OF JOHN MARTIN RAT…. ED FEBy THE 20TH 1743.
132) McGURK…Domed top. The right hand side of this headstone has been broken off and we failed to find it. there is a cross over an IHS within a full sunbrust with a floral design on each side. “THIS STONE WAS ERE… BY THOs McGURK IN …. ORY OF HIS DAUGHTER…. WHO DEPARTED THIS L…. OCTOBER 1788 MAY SHE REST IN PEACE AMEN”.
133) ARCHBOLD…. A plain rectangular stone with cross and IHS in a full sunburst. June on left side and 1759 on right side. “THIS STONE AND BURIAL PLACE BELONG TO STEPHEN ARCHBOLD’S POSTERITY WHERE HE, HIS WIFE, FATHER, MOTHER, BROTHER AND THREE OF HIS CHILDREN ARE BURIED”. At bottom Requiesant in pace. (C is left out)
134) KENNEDY…. Notched top, stone leans backward, cross and IHS with heart underneath. “THIS STONE & BURIAL PLACE BELONGETH TO RICHARd & WILLm KENNEDY OF Ye CITY OF DUBLIN. HERE LYETH THE BODY OF THEIR FATHER JAMES KENNEDy OF THIS PARsh WITH MANY MORE OF THEIR FAMILY 1760”. At bottom Requisit in Pace Amen. Several words are peculiarly spelt.
135) RYDER…This stone is leaning to the left and has a domed top with a cross and IHS with a heart underneath and all within a full sunburst. “THIS STONE & BURIAL PLACE BELONGETH TO RICHARD RYDER OF DUNBOYN (no e) & HIS POSTERITY. HERE LYETH Ye BODY OF HIS GRAND DAUGHTER MARY EGAN WHO DIED JUNE Ye 18TH 1774. HERE LYETH THE BODIES OF HIS FATHER & MOTHER THOMAS &MARY RYDER & ALSO THE BODY OF HIS BROTHER PATk RYDER”.
136) REILLY…This stone has a solid cross on top with IHS in its centre. There is a frame around the inscription. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF PETER REILLY OF BLACKHALL WHO DIED 15TH FEB. 1884. PETER REILLY JUNIOR DE…..4 NOVEMBER 1879. AND MARY REILLY DIED 13 AUG. 1899”.
137) LONG….This stone leans forward and is very difficult to read. Notched top with cross IHS and heart within a full sunburst. Gloria etc around top, Memento on left and Mori on right. “THIS STONE WAS ERECTED BY MRS MARY LONG IN MEMORY OF HER DEARLY BELOVED HUSBAND Mr GEORGE LONG LATE OF BRAITWAIT STREET BUBLIN CLOTHIER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 15TH OF APRIL 1785 AGED 64 YEARS. HERE LIETH THE BODYS OF HIS FATHER AND MOTHER JOHN AND ANN LONG”.
138) DWYER….Notched top with cross and IHS in a full sunburst, and around this motif are the words ‘In Hoc Signo Vinces’ which means ‘In this sign thou wilt conquer’ that is ‘the cross’. (This was the motto adopted by Constantine the great the first Christian Emperor.) “HERE LYETH THE REMAINS OF JAMES DWYER OF BRIDGE FOOT STREET WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 1 MAY 1803 AGED 62 YEARS. ALSO AMELIA HIS DAUGHTER WHO DIED 25TH MARCH 1798 AGED 20 YEARS WHOSE MEMORIES THIS STONE IS ERECTED TO BY ELIZABETH DWYER WIDOW OF THE ABOVE JAMES”.
Headstones at west side of graveyard.
139) GAISFORD…Plain granite cross on 3 steps. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF MABEL FRANCES GAISFORD DAUGHTER OF Lt COL. JW GAISFORD OF THE GROVE DUNBOYNE BORN 14TH OCTOBER 1852 AND DIED 9TH OCTOBER 1955. This headstone is one of 5 inside a very large iron railing.
140) GAISFORD… Plain granite cross. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF JANE ESME GAISFORD DIED APRIL 17TH 1964”. On left side of base we get Harrison Pearse st. and on right side Harrison Dublin. This headstone is within the previously mentioned big railing.
141) SMYTH…White marble peaked stone. “TREASURED MEMORIES OF WILLIAM J. (BILLY) SMYTH OWENSTOWN SON OF GEORGE AND MARY DIED 30TH JUNE 1976 AGED 64 YEARS”. Lower down we get ‘Thine for ever’ and at back of stone Ardiff Leixlip.
142) SMYTH…White marble peaked stone in a concrete surround with No. 141. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF MARY JANE SMYTH BELOVED WIFE OF GEORGE SMYTH OF VESING TON DIED 14TH DECEMBER 1928 AGED 45 YEARS. ALSO THE ABOVE GEORGE DIED 14TH FEBRUARY 1948 AGE 79 YEARS. NEARER MY GOD TO THEE”. At bottom G.W. Harrison & Sons Dublin.
143) LILLEKE…Plain peaked stone. “IN MEMORY JOHN ROBERT LILLEKER AGED 41 THE FAITHFUL SERVANT OF SAMUEL AND BLANCHE WATT WHO DIED 27TH JULY 1912 THE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT”. At bottom G.W. Harrison & Sons. A concrete slab covers the grave which has a granite surround.
144) MONTIZAMBERT…Plain granite cross inside the large railing before referred to. “CAROLINE ELIZA BORN 27TH SEPT. 1847 DIED 27TH NOV. 1920 ONLY CHILD OF MAJOR G.S. MONTIZAMBERT WHO FELL AT THE SEIGE OF MOOLTAN 20TH SEPT. 1848 AND JANE HIS WIFE”. Lower down we get ‘I have put my trust in thee’.
145) GAISFORD…This headstone is also within the big railing. This memorial is of red granite and consists of a ringed cross with the Irish Rope design and bosses on the shaft. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF LIEUTENANAT COLONEL JOHN WILLIAM GAISFORD LATE 72ND HIGHLANDERS OF THE GROVE DUNBOYNE BORN 10TH JUNE 1820 DIED 13TH MAY 1889. BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART: FOR THEY SHALL SEE GOD. ALSO OF HIS WIFE JANE VAUGHAN GAISFORD BORN 15TH MARCH 1824 DIED 18TH OCTOBER 1903. HER CHILDREN RISE UP AND CALL HER BLESSED”.
146) SANDEMAN…Granite ringed cross also inside this big railing, with rope design and boss in centre. Inscription on base. “IN MEMORY OF HELEN KATE SANDEMAN WIFE OF COL. SIR ROBERT G. SANDEMAN K C B I OF ROCK HOUSE ARDMORE CO. WATERFORD AND DAUGHTER OF LIEUT. COL. J.W. GAISFORD OF THE GROVE DUNBOYNE. BORN 4TH SEPTEMBER 1854 DIED 12TH JULY 1912. LET HER OWN WORKS PRAISE HER IN THE GATES”. Prov. Xxx1. 31.
147) JACKSON…Plain ringed cross. “IN MEMORY OF MAUD STEWART JACKSON WHO DIED AT NORMAN’S GROVE DUNBOYNE ON 20TH MARCH 1934 AGED 69 YEARS. THY WILL BE DONE”. At left bottom Harrison Pierce St. Dublin.
148) BRYAN…Stone with domed top. “JANE BRYAN DIED 27TH MARCH 1900”. Lower down ‘In sure and certain hope’. At bottom G.W. Harrison & Sons Dublin.
149) FOXTON…Square white marble upright stone ornamented with lilies at top and sides. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE FOXTON WHO DIED 27 SEP. 1918 AND HIS WIFE ANNNABELLA WHO DIED 16 AUG. 1940”. Lower down ‘Peace Perfect Peace’. At bottom Moss Drogheda.
150) YEATES… Marble stone with domed top in a stone surround. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR PARENTS GEORGE DAVID YEATES DUNBOYNE DIED 19TH MARCH 1935 AND ELIZABETH YEATES DIED 5TH MAY 1947”. At bottom ‘Peace Perfect Peace’ and Courtney 9 Thomas St. Dublin.
151) HAMILTON… A low stone over this grave with an inscription on the North and Southsides. “ON NORTH SIDE – HANS HENRY HAMILTON ESQr Q C CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNTY ARMAGH FIFTH SON HENRY HAMILTON ESQr OF BALLYMACOLL DIED 20TH APRIL 1875 AGED 74. BY GRACE ARE Ye SAVED THROUGH FAITH AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES. IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD”. Ephesians 2 Chap. 8 Verse. On South side—and to Augusta Mary Adolphina Hamilton wife of Hans Henry Hamilton Q C Who died at Blackburn on 1st October 1886 and is buried here”.
152) No name…A domed stone but the inscription is missing as the inset it was on fell off and got lost.
153) COCHRANE…Small domed marble stone on a granite base. “ERECTED BY WILLIAM COCHRANE IN LOVING MEMORY OF HIS WIFE JANE DIED 3RD JUNE 1911 ALSO HER FOUR CHILDREN HIS SON THOMAS DIED 26TH APRIL 1922”. At bottom Sharp & Emery Dublin.
154) MARTIN… Headstone with a rounded top and inscription on a marble inset. “IN FOND REMEMBRANCE OF BRERETON BAKER MARTIN ONLY SON OF FRANCIS LEATHEM MARTIN WHO DIED 16TH OCTOBER 1905 AGED 18 YEARS. AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH NEITHER SORROW NOR CRYING NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANY MORE PAIN. Rev. XX1. 4.
155) JOHNSTON…Small peaked stone. “IN MEMORY OF ANN JANE JOHNSON WHO DIED AT VESINGTON OCTOBER. 8 1911.
156) TAIT…This stone is lying on the ground and the upper right corner is broken off, and only part of the carving remains. “ERECTED….ROBERT TAIT….F….IN MEMORY OF HIS ..ON JOHN ALEXr WHO DIED AT HAMMOND SEPTr 21ST 1863 AGED 3 YRS & 7 MONTHS”.
157) HAMILTON…Small cross lying inside a stone surround. Insciption on base. “HENRY JOHN INFANT SON OF CHARLES R. HAMILTON OF HAMWOOD BORN 25 SEPTEMBER 1885 DIED 16 DECEMBER 1885”.
158) HAMILTON…Plain cross in same surround as No.157. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF ETHEL GRACE HAMILTON BORN 1ST APRIL 1882 DIED 22ND APRIL 1925. BEHOLD I MAKE ALL THINGS NEW AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE PAIN, FOR THE FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY. REV. XX1.4 & 5”.
159) HAMILTON…Stone with a domed top in a concrete surround. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF EVA HENRIETTA HAMILTON PORTRAIT PAINTER DIED 14 MAR. 1960 AGED 84. AMY KATHLEEN HAMILTON W I YORKSHIRE DIED 23 FEB. 1960 AGED 81. LETITIA MARION HAMILTON R H A DIED 8 AUG. 1964 AGED 86. CONSTANCE LOUISA HAMILTON F R H S I DIED 12 DEC. 1964 AGED 82. ALSO THEIR BROTHER COLONEL FREDERICK ARTHUR HAMILTON O B E, D L, J P, LATE 3RD CAVALRY DIED 8 FEB. 1962 AGED 80”.
160) HAMILTON…This is a large family vault that has collapsed. It is said to have belonged to the Hamilton family who lived in Ballymacoll Dunboyne. Coffins can be seen quite easily. The Rev. James Hamilton who was responsible for the building of the present church was a member of this family. The entrance to the vault was on the West side, but is now half filled with stones and rubble. No tablet can now be seen claiming ist as the Ballymacoll Hamilton vault.
161) HAMILTON… A stone with a notched top inside a concrete surround. “TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM TIGHE HAMILTON SON OF CHARLES HAMILTON OF HAMWOOD WHO DIED APRIL 6TH 1886 AGED 79 YEARS”.
162) HAMILTON…A small plain cross. “AILEEN BELOVED CHILD OF ALMA & ARTHUR HAMILTON BORN 10TH OCTOBER DIED 18TH NOV. 1875. JESUS CALLED A LITTLE CHILD UNTO HIM”.
163) HAMILTON…This stone is within a large concrete surround. “IN LOVING MEMORY OF VIOLET TRAVERS HAMILTON BELOVED WIFE OF CHARLES G F HAMILTON OF HAMWOOD DIED 19TH SEPTEMBER 1947 AGED 65 AND OF THE ABOVE CHARLES G F HAMILTON DIED 27TH FEBRUARY 1961 AGED 83”. At bottom G Harrison Dublin.
164) HAMILTON… In the same surround as No. 163 and similar to it. “IN MEMORY OF CHARLES ROBERT HAMILTON OF HAMWOOD BORN AUGUST 29TH 1846 DIED OCTOBER 26TH 1913 AND TO HIS WIFE LOUISA CAROLINE ELIZABETH DAUGHTER OF FRANCIS BROOKE OF SUMMERTON CASTLEKNOCK BORN JANUARY 24TH 1851 DIED JANUARY 5TH 1921”. On base ‘My peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth give I unto you’.
165) HAMILTON…This headstone is also in the same surround as No 164 and is of a similar type. “TO THE MEMORY OF LETITIA CHARLOTTE THE MUCH LOVED WIFE OF CHARLES Wm HAMILTON OF HAMWOOD WHO DIED JUNE 28 1872 AGED 61. FATHER I WILL THAT THEY ALSO WHOM THOU HAST GIVEN ME BE WITH ME WHERE I AM. THAT THEY MAY BEHOLD MY GLORY JOHN 17. 24. ALSO THE ABOVE CHARLES Wm HAMILTON WHO DIED FEBRUARY 16. 1880 AGED 77”.
166) HAMILTON…In the same surround and similar to the other headstones. “TO THE MEMORY OF CHARLES HAMILTON OF HAMWOOD ESQre WHO DIED ON THE 29TH SEPTr 1837 AGED 85 AND LIES BURIED HERE AND OF MARY ANN CAROLINE HIS WIFE WHO DIED ON THE 29TH JULY 1861 AGED 84”.
167) HAMILTON…In same surround and similar type of stone. “TO THE MEMORY OF CHARLES HAMILTON OF HAMWOOD ESQRe WHO DIED AT WELLESBOURNE ON THE 6TH FEBy 1818 AGED 84. AND ELIZABETH HIS WIFE DAUGHTER OF CREWE CHETWOOD ESQr WHO DYING ….. HAMWOOD ON THE 3RD APRIL 1824 AGED 80 LIES BURIED HERE”.
168) BOWES… A domed headstone. “ERECTED BY MARY GRACE IN MEMORY OF HER MOTHER CATHERINE BOWES WHO DIED JAN. 26 1884 AGED 84 YEARS. ALSO HER FATHER JOHN BOWES WHO DIED DEC. 4 1885 AGED 76 YEARS. AND HER SISTER MARGARET BOWES WHO DIED OCT. 21 1895 AGED 56 YEARS”. Lower down we get ‘For ever with the Lord’.
169) KINGSMILL… This tablet is set into a monument built of stone. There is an iron railing set into a curb around it. “THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY HENRY KINGSMILL OF SIDMONTON NEAR BRAY IN THE COUNTY OF WICKLOW IN MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY WHO ARE HERE INTERRED. HIS FATHER HENRY KINGSMILL FORMERLY OF THIS TOWN DIED ON THE 31ST JANUARY 1835 AGED 69 YEARS. HIS MOTHER SARAH KINGSMILL DIED 16TH SEPTEMBER 1838 AGED 72 YEARS. HIS SISTER SARAH DIED ON THE 4TH JANUARY 1846 AGED 46 YEARS. HIS OWN SON ROBERT FREDERICK DIED 5TH JULY 1838 AGED 4 YEARS. ANOTHER SON ROBERT DIED IN INFANCY IN 1841 AND HIS DEARLY BELOVED WIFE SARAH DAUGHTER OF ROBERT STONE OF CARNEW CO. WICKLOW DIED ON THE 27TH DECEMBER 1861 AGED 64 YEARS. HERE ALSO REST THE REMAINS OF THE ABOVE NAMED HENRY KINGSMILL OF SIDMONTON WHO DIED ON THE 9TH DAY OF OCTOBER 1868 AGED 69 YEARS”. At bottom ‘They died in faith resting on the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord’. Hebrews Chapter X1.
170) CHAINE…Peaked stone within an iron railing. “SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF ARTHUR JAMES CHAINE SON OF CAPth CHAINE 4TH HUSSARS AND KATE EDITH HIS WIFE WHO DIED 6TH OCTOBER 1865 AGED 4 MONTHS”. Lower down we get ‘Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven’. At bottom J. Callaghan Dublin.
171) CARNEY…Notched top with cross IHS and heart pierced by two feathered barbs all inside a full sunburst, Gloria etc around top. “BENEATH THIS STONE LIETH THE BODY OF Mr ANDREW CARNEY LATE OF RUSK IN THE COUNTY OF MEATH WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 4TH DAY OF OCTOBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1825 AGED 84 YEARS”.
Mr. Kenny and I found of piece of tile about a foot under ground near the old church ruin and I showed it to Mr. Thomas Fanning of the Office of public Works Stephen’s green and his report on it is as follows …”IT IS A PORTION OF A MEDIEVAL FLOOR TILE 5 X5 INCHES AND ¾ INCH THICK. IT IS WHAT IS CALLED A LINE-IMPRESSED VARIETY WHERE THE PATTERN WAS IMPRESSED INTO THE TILE AND THEN THE TILE WAS GLAZED AND FIRED. IT NORMALLY IS DATED AS A 14TH OR 15TH CENTURY IRISH FLOOR TILE”. It likely belonged to the old church floor.
A great variety of Trades are mentioned on the Headstones in Dunboyne Graveyard, and nearly always occur after the first mention of the male head of the family, expect for one incidence when the trade is mentioned after the window’s name. These traders nearly all came from the Dublin Liberties. Many of the city streets mentioned are now almost unknown. Dunboyne was a country village a short distance from the city and so city traders who wished to live in the country bought plots of ground down here and built houses.
THE LIST OF TRADES……
28 Ward Baker
37 O’Brien Apothecary.
39 Boshell Dealer.
43 Maryman Brewer.
44 Maryman Merchant.
45 Carty Grocer.
56 Read Dyer.
63 Burke Merchant.
66 Ward Baker
70 Ward Smith
72 Byrne Chandler.
80 Nowlan Merchant
90 Oates Grocer.
91 Tankard Gardner (This is the spelling)
101 Mrs Moran Victualer.
102 Tyrrell Corn Factor.
110 Kearney Clothier.
122 Gill Wheelright (This is the spelling)
123 Walsh Chandler.
137 Long Clothier.
Before I end I would like to thank several people whose goodness and help made our work in this big illkept graveyard possible….
The Misses. Sheridan,
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kenny.
Mr. Gerard Hughes.
Mr. Nicholas Perry very kindly supplied the interesting items of military history regarding the tablets inside the church.