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Conception Bay North Region - Brigus District

Brigus Roman Catholic Cemetery (Partial)

The information was transcribed by Linda Elkins-Schmitt.  Photographs submitted by Linda Elkins-Schmitt
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

NOTE:  Please click on linked names to view photographs

This cemetery is located on the corner of Chapel Lane and Irishtown Road. There are about a dozen headstones visible.

In his book ""Brigus Past Glory, Present Splendour"" John Northway Leamon provides us with some historical information about this cemetery. Page 324 “ The first Roman Catholic parish church in Brigus was built by Dean Mackin in 1825, on land donated by James Hearn……..It stood on the site of what is now the Old Roman Catholic Cemetery, next to the Hearn House on Irishtown Road at Chapel Lane….”

Leamon continues on by including the text of the earliest and latest headstones, which he transcribed as follows:

Erected by James A. Hearn
in memory of his wife
Mary A. Hearn, alias Treacy
Who departed this life
March the 22, 1819
Aged 20 years


Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Of your charity pray for the soul
Ann Cummings
The Beloved wife of
James Burke
A native of Co Wexford
Who died April 27th, 1872
Aged 62 years



WALKER William In Memory of William WALKER Who departed this life December 17th, 1848 Aged 44 years
HEARN James, Michael & Matthew Sacred to the Memory of James HEARN ??? of Carrick on ???r, Ireland Died Jan? 24 1855 Aged 68? Also his son Michael HEARN Died October 18 183? ???? And Mathew HEARN Died April 17th 18?2 Aged ??

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