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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

County Carlow Memorials
"Journals for the Preservation of the Memorials for the Dead"
 
By Kind permission of Susie Warren c2008

County Carlow

Journals of the Memorials of the Dead

FENAGH

Fenagh Parish.

The following details have been transcribed from the Journals titled, "Journal for the Memorials of the Dead"  which can be found at County Carlow Library, Tullow Street, Carlow, Co Carlow IRELAND.

[From Denis R. Pack-Beresford, Esq.]

(Continued from vol. iii, p. 383.)

"Here lyeth the body of Mary Butler alias Cole who departed This life ye 9th of December 1782 aged 46 years."

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"Here lyeth the body of James Butler who departed this life he 25th day of June 1759 aged 25 years."

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"Here lyeth the body of Ann Butler who departed this life ye 29th day of Janry. 1740 aged 36 years, also Philip Butler her husband deceased January 1st 1782 aged 82 years."

JPMD, Vol IV, Issue 1898 - 1900, CARLOW, Page 3.

  "H lyth ye Body of Catrine O Nea’l To2 By her husd she acquird this Name (id est O’Nea’l) on ye 40th yr of Her age she Died Nobr ye 25th 1745."

‘The word before " By her husd " is illegible.’

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"Erected by WILLIAM RUDDOCK of Newtown Hill in memory of his beloved son John who depd. this life 21st April 1870 aged 22 years."

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"Memento More.

"Here lieth the body of THOM BUTLER who depd this lif
July 6th 1780 aged 19 years."
‘Readers stand as you pass by
As you are now so once was I
As I am now so shall you be
Prepare for death and follow me.’

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"Here lieth the remains of GEORGE LUCAS depd Feb the 1st 1793 aged 90 years also his wife MARY LUCAS depd May 1st 1784 aged 40.

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"Here lieth the body of JAMES SUNDERLAND who depd this life November the 25th 1810 aged 47 years Also his son GEORGE depd the 11th of Feby 1804 aged 6 months."

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"Erected by Mr. Henry Bradley."

"Here lieth the body of MARY BRADLEY alias DIXON who deced Novr the 8th 1770 aged 80 years. Also her son THOS BRADLEY who deced the 5th Feb 1783 aged 22 years. Here lieth the body of WILLIAM BRADLEY her son who deced the 28th of July 1791 aged 30 years."

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"As runs the glass   [hourglass picture]   Man’s life doth pass."

"This stone was erected by WILLM BRADLEY of Ballina .......... Here lyeth his 1st wife MARY BRADLEY departed the 27th of November 1744 aged 27 years. Also his mother MARY BRADLEY alias Jones departed the 6th of April 1746 aged 40 years."

JPMD, Vol IV, Issue 1898 - 1900, CARLOW, Page 4.

"Erected by Mary Hatton in memory of her well beloved father William Townsend who depd November the 2nd 1819 aged 83 years. His wife Mary Townsend alias Lucas depd June the 2nd 1775 aged 26 yrs. Robert Townsend his son depd January 1st 1785 aged 17 years and his daughter Anne depd March the 1st 1785 aged 15 years."

‘Why should we weep at parting friends
or shake at death’s alarm
It is a voice that Jesus
sends to call us to his arms.’

"Erected to the memory of James Kepple of Rahun* Killane who died March the 4th 1863 aged 80 years. Also his beloved wife Anne Kepple who died May 6th 1868 aged 70 years Also four of their children who died young."

 ‘Life is uncertain, Death is Sure, Sin the wound, and Christ the Cure.’

JPMD, Vol IV, Issue 1898 - 1900, CARLOW, Page 5.

“Here lieth the body of Thomas Ross who departed this life March the 19th 1797 aged 51 years.

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"Here lieth the body of Erasmus Taylor of Ballinakil who departed this life aged 70 years. Also his wife Anne Taylor who depd this life August 25th 1861 aged 52 years. Also their son Isaac Taylor who depd this life June 13th 1862 aged 45 years."

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"Erected to The memory of William Rose who died April 3rd 1886 aged 72 years."

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"Underneath this venerable tomb lyeth the body of John Lucas late of Classgancy in this Cl who depd this life 5th July 1840 aged 85 years."

‘Weep not for me my wife and children dear
I am not dead but sleepeth I hope to see you all again
Upon that joyful day when God him self
Our own God shall wipe your tears away.’
 ‘This man tis hoped hath lived and died in peace with God and all the world.’

"Also his son Robert Lucas who depd tis life August 26th 1855 aged 70 years. Also Sarah Lucas daughter to Alex Lucas Mountpleasant who depd this life Jan 28th 1878 aged 20 years Also Alexander Lucas Mountpleasant who departed this life July 10th 1879 Aged 72 years."

 ‘Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord.’

*This name is now spelt Raheen.

JPMD, Vol IV, Issue 1898 - 1900, CARLOW, Page 5.

"Sacred to the memory of Sarah Lucas alias Townsend late of Clasganny who departed this life 20th January 1847 aged 85 years Also to the memory of her beloved daughter Jane Lucas who departed this life march 13th 1851 Also her daughter Hannah Lucas alias Wall who died May 20th 1854 aged 48 years Also her daughter S. L. who depd this life the 25th Oct 1857 aged 37."

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"In affectionate remembrance of John Lucas of Glasganny who died February 8th 1887 aged 87 years."

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"Erected by Wm. J. Halpin to the memory of his affectionate mother Mrs. Anne Halpin eldest daughter of the late Wm and Alice Lucas of Clonatoose (sic) and the beloved wife of David Halpin late of Money Co. Wicklow who died May 1st aged 50 yrs She depd this life Oct 22nd 1839 aged 55 yrs."

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"Here lieth the body of John Corrogan late of Capang who departed this life the 6th day of November 1708 aged 53 years.

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With reference to the "Feltus" monument in this church-yard, given in Vol. iii, page 383, we extract the following from Ryan’s "History of the County Carlow," page 364:―

"Henry Feltus, and Henry Blake, Esqrs., natives of England, settled at Kilmaglish, Barony of Forth, in the reign of William the III. Feltus held about 1,000 acres of land. He had a son named Henry, who married Elizabeth, daughter of the above-named Henry Blake. Issue — Cuthbert, who settled at Myshal. He married Jane, daughter of Adam Bloomfield, Esq., of the County Tipperary, uncle to the present Lord Bloomfield, Cuthbert died 3rd November, 1799, aged 77 years. His widow died in 1821. Their issue was — John, died s.p, ; Henry, died s.p. ; and Adam, married Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin Ball, of Seisin Park, County Wicklow, Esq. Issue — (1) Benjamin Bloomfield; (2) Elizabeth, married to the Rev. Nicholas Fenwick, son of the Rev. Cuthbert Fenwick, of the County of Northumberland. Sir Walter Scott alludes to this old Border family in the notes to one of his poems."

JPMD, Vol IV, Issue 1898 - 1900, CARLOW, Page 6.

Fenagh Parish.

[From Denis R. Pack-Beresford, Esq.]

(Continued from Vol. IV, p.6.)

"Here lieth the body of SAMUEL CORRAGON late of Balinacrea who depd this life February the 16th 1785 aged 72 yrs."

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"Erected by CHARLES CORRIGAN of Kildreenaugh in memory of his father John Corrigan who died November 23rd 1858 aged 88 years  Also his mother MARGARET CORRIGAN who departed this life February 16th 1868 aged 82 yrs. Als his son Thomas who died young. Also the above CHARLES CORRIGAN who departed this life February 4th 1870 aged 50 yrs.

"Beneath this tomb lies the remains of ANN KEPPEL otherwise BROWN who departed this life the 8th of December 1825 aged 83 years. Also the remains of GEORGE KEPPEL husband of the above ANN KEPPEL, who departed this life March the 16th 1831 aged 83 years Also the remains of ANN KEPPEL, who departed this life February 26th 1841 aged 62 years. Also the remains of WILLIAM KEPPEL of Ballyvale who dep May 6th 1848 aged 70 years. Also here lieth the remains of JOHN KEPPEL of Ballyvale son of the above GEORGE KEPPEL, who dep this life May the 31st 1862 aged 79 years."

'This name is sometimes spelt Kepple.'

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Here lies the remains of GEORGE KEPPEL late of Killane who departed this life Sep 1st 1867 aged 36 years." He was the loved father of CHARLES HENRY. JAMES. ROBERT. & ALICE KEPPEL U. S. America

Though ocean waves between us roll
And where our father lies
Earth has no barrier for the soul
Weel [sic] meet him in the skies.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God Matt. V. 8."

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"Erected by PETER SALTER Knocknegan in memory of his beloved wife JANE SALTER alias LEE who dep this life 28th Oct 1888 aged 58 years. Also their son Peter Thomas who dep’ this life 18th May 1861 aged 4 years."

"HERE LIEETH
BODY OF MARY
GOOLSBR VE
JOHN GOOLSBR
WLLIAM ROZIL
1733"
(Stone broken)

JPMD, Vol IV, Issue 1898 - 1900, CARLOW, Page 180.

"Here lieth the body of ELIZABETH KEPPEL otherwise HAYSE who depad this life Novbr 21st 1778 aged 66 years.  Here lieth the body of JAMES KEPPEL  Husband to the above ELIZABETH KEPPEL who depart this life the 24th of September 1789 aged 77 years.  Also the remains of WILLIAM KEPPEL son of the above JAMES and ELIZABETH KEPPEL who depd this life March the 17th 1837 aged 81 years."

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"Here lieth the body of ROBERT KEPPLE of Ballyvale late of Spa hill who departed this life December 28th 1844 aged 59 years."

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"Here lieth the body of ANNE
LUMMAX who departed this
life the 1st of May 1758 aged 31
years Also her husband JOHN
LUMMAX who departed this
life the 15th of June 1788 aged
88 years."

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The Lummaxes are said to be descended from a Cromwellian soldier of that name.―[EDS.]

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"Here lieth the body of RICHARD SMYTH late of Rathduff in this county who departed this life January the 13th 1771 aged 58 years  Also his wife SARAH SMYTH otherwise WILKINSON who departed this life January 15th 1799 aged 98 years  Also their son JOSEPH SMYTH who depd August the . . . 1822 agd 76 yrs and their son RICHARD SMYTH who depd July 24th 1838 agd 102 years."

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"Here Lyeth the Bodys of JAMES WITIER (?) and ANNE his wife  He depart'd this life in the 49th year of his age November the 28th Anno Domini 1734 And She the 7th day of February 1741 aged 46 years  Memento Mori."

'This name is almost impossible to read, but is probably Witier.'― D.R.P.B.

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"Here lieth the body of ELIZABETH COOKE alias GREGORY who depd this life at an advanced age  Also EDWD COOKE Sraduffe died 19th June 1833 aged 87 years."

JPMD, Vol IV, Issue 1898 - 1900, CARLOW, Page 181.

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"Erected by SAMUEL ATKINSON of Belbow in memory of his beloved father JOHN ATKINSON who dep this life Jan 2nd 1849 aged 86 years."

"Erected by JAMES SWAIN in memory of his son WILLIAM SWAIN who departed this life the 9th May 1797 aged 19 years."

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"Here lyeth the body of THOMAS CORRAGAN late of Rathduff who depd this life Sept 19th 1775 aged 69 years. Also his wife ELLANOR CORRAGON who depd this life Apriel ye 24th 1782 aged 85 years. Also there daughter ELLANOR CORRAGON who departed this life the 2nd of January 1783 aged 34 years. Also their daughter ELIZABETH SMYTH alias CORRAGAN who departed this life the 20th of December 1788 aged 33 years. Also their son JOHN CORRAGAN who departed this life July the 1st 1808 aged 59 years."

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"Erected by ELINOR ELWARD of Bagenalstown in memory of his beloved wife MARTHA ELWARD alias ROBINSON who departed this life June the 19th 1838 aged 82 years. Also to the memory of the above named ELINOR ELWARD who departed this life March the 28th 1839 aged 71 years."

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"Here lieth the body of MARY MCGILL who departed this life Decb ye 25 1775 aged 20 years."

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"Here lieth the body of MARGARET SALTER who departed this life June the 29th 1749 aged 52 years. Also her daughter ELLENO SALTER who departed this life December the 1st 1758 aged 22 years. Also her husband PETER SALTER who departed this life March the 25th 1762 aged 92 year. Also their son JOHN SALTER who departed this life August the 3rd 1793 aged    years. Underneath this tomb is interred the body of their son THOMAS SALTER who departed this life Sep the 8th 1789 aged 57 years."

‘This stone is divided by a line down the centre of the slab into two equal parts :― D.R.P.B.

JPMD, Vol iv, Issue 1898 - 1900, CARLOW, Page 182.

           'On an upright stone' :― 

Here lies the Body of Margaret I/Browne who Departed/ this life/I February the 3rd 1780 Aged I 68 years

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'An upright granite stone in the south-western corner of this eastern plot, shaped into more than a half circle at the top, reads thus' :― 

I H S

 Here lyeth the I Body of Darby Do I yle D/ 1781 Aged I 77 years

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'This list cannot, of course, be taken as a complete proof that/ there are no other legible inscriptions of ancient date in the/ churchyard, as some may still be buried deep underground, and/ others, which have not been deciphered, may, when a clue is/ obtained, be found readable ; although not found legible now,/ notwithstanding the rubbing and cleaning they have undergone,/ they may, some time hence, become easily readable through the/ actual though deferred result of such treatment and the subsequent/ action of the weather.

'One omission is know to occur namely, a granite upright,/ inscribed' :― 

 HERE LYETH THE BODY OF ELIZABETH NEIL Decd /SEPTEMB [   ] [     ] YEAR

  'It was transcribed ; but, on taking the list to get the inscrip-/ tions in order, it was overlooked, and so cannot be located.  It is/ probably among the numerous headstones on the south side; but it could not be now located without minutely examining about 200 old tombstones.'

 JPMD, Vol VI, Issue 1904 -05 - 1906, CARLOW, Page 212.

Fenagh Parish.

Hacketstown Churchyard.

[From C.M. Drury.]

Sacred to the memory of
T
hos
HARDY Esq 
who was killed in action
when fighting for his King & Country
against the Rebels
at the Battle of Hacketstown
on the [25] of June [1798]
this monument is erected by his Sons
Lieut Colo
l Henry Hardy
& the Rev
d John Hardy
In respect to a beloved Fathers memory
June . .  18 . ,
Beneath this tomb lieth remains
F
RANCIS HARDY Esq
who died . . .
H
ENRY HARDY Esqr
who died A. D. . . . 
Grandfather and Father of the above name
d
T
hos HARDY Esqr

JPMD, Vol vii, Issue 1907 - 1908, CARLOW, page 236

Here lyeth the Body of William
Saul who departed this life Janury
the 18th 1771 aged 70 yrs Also
his wife Jane Saul who Departed
this life June the 10th 1780 Agd 70 yr.

     'The above is on an upright stone, in front of which is a flat
bearing the following' :

Underneath this Stone lie deposited the
Remains of William Saul who departed
this life on the 21st day of June 1815 in the
78 th year of his age

     'There is a bridge "Saulsford Bridge " near Hacketstown.

JPMD, Vol vii , Issue 1907 - 1908, CARLOW, Page 237.

Fenagh Parish.

Hacketstown Churchyard.

This tomb is Erected by Thomas Darcy
of Knocknaboley in memory of his Father
Peter Darcy who departed this life March
the 15th 1827 aged 100 years also in memory
of his Wife Elizabeth Darcy who died 17th
January 1844 aged 80 years
Also in memory of the above named
Thomas Darcy who departed this life
April the 25th 1849 aged 85 years
His son Benjamin Darcy who departed this
life July the 20th 1851 aged 50 years. And of
his Grandson William Darcy who departed this
life September 19th 1860 aged 15 years.

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Here Lieth the Body of
Thomas Eager Who De
parted this Life january
2d 1776 AGd 72 yrs
ALLSO ELIZABETH EAGER
his Wife
Departed February the 4th 1752
AGd 31 yrs

JPMD, Vol vii, Issue 1907 - 1908, CARLOW, Page 237.

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