GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS
 

Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)


County Carlow

Linkardstown Cemetery

Parish of Tullowmagimma


Linkardstown Church (Ruin)
View of the remains of an old church and cemetery located in the Linkardstown townland just south of Tinryland. Source: http://nolanfamilies.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=27&page=1

The transcribing of the stones in Linkardstown Burial Place were carried out by Ronnie Shorten in the 1960 / 80s period.

At that time her father Brendan Dowling owned the farming land surrounding the graveyard. For many years Ronnie and her father had done an annual clean-up in the cemetery. Unfortunately today the graveyard is overgrown with weeds / trees etc.

Ronnie passed her transcriptions to Bill Dillion of Bagenalstown who published them under the name Reynolds Fieldcrest.

Ronnie's great-great grandparents are recorded on Stone number 49. Mary Nowlan of Linkardstown married Patrick Dowling of Ballyloo, both the Nowlan farm and the Dowling farm were adjoining lands at the time.


No. 1. Recumbent stone. Erected by Mr. Francis Heydon to the memory of his dearly beloved wife Ann Heydon who dept. this life May 11th 1806 in the 36th year of her age.
Also his Son Garret Heydon who dept. July 22nd 1814 aged 18 years.  Also his Son Daniel Heydon who dept. this life 22nd June 1822 aged 27 yrs. Also his Son Francis F Heydon who dept. this life 9th June 1832 aged 31 yrs and also the above named Francis Heydon who dept. this life the 20th Janry. 1842 aged 98 years. Lord have mercy on her soul Amen.

No. 2. I. H. S. Erected by John Quin in memory of his Son Patt Quin who departed this life the 29th Sept 1807 agd 27 years.

 “He lived beloved and died befriended,
In peace with God his days were ended”
Lord have mercy on his Soul Amen.

No. 3. Here lies ye body of Micheal Quin who died Nov. 1st 1777 aged 40 years. Req in pace.


No. 4. Broken  and Recumbent Erected by Garret Murphy in Memory of his wife Elizabeth Murphy alias Nowlan she departed this life on the first day of December 1799 aged 50 years. May she rest in peace Amen.
Also her daughter Mary Murphy who departed this life the 9th of February 1807 aged 28 years also her Son Patt Murphy who departed this life Nov. the 1st 1812 aged 28 years. Lord have mercy on their Souls Amen.

No. 5. T. Cummins.


No. 6. I. H. S. Lord have mercy on the Soul of Richard Kearney who died the 17th of May 1770 aged 74 years Amen. And also on ye Soul of his Son William Kearney aged 38 years Amen.


No. 7. Here lieth the body of Thomas Kearney who departed this life April the 27th 1795 aged 54 years also his son John Kearney who departed this life  Aug. the 1st 1789 aged 14 years. May they rest in peace, Amen.


No. 8. Recumbent. Here lieth the body of Thomas Nowlan who departed this life March ye 28th 1779 aged 68 years. Lord have mercy on his Soul Amen. Also his wife Catherine Nowlan alias Byrne who departed this life 22nd of Nov. 1784 aged 70 years. Lord have mercy on her Soul amen.


No. 9. Recumbent and broken. This tomb was erected by Patrick Nowlan for him and his posterity.
Here lieth the body of his wife Elizabeth Nolwan alias Byrne who departed this life the 19th July 1792 aged 60 years.
Here lieth the body of the above Patrick Nowlan who departed this life the 21st of May 1796 aged 76 years. Lord have mercy on their Souls Amen.

No. 10. Upright headstone sunk into the ground with most of the inscription concealed, just the letters T.C. to be seen.


No. 11. Here lieth Michael Nowlin and his wife the Lord have mercy on their Souls Amen.


No. 12. Here lieth the body of ------- Nowlan deceased July - - - 1777 aged 85 years also Magret Corrin alias Nowlan  his wife deceased December 29th 1769 aged 70 years. The Lord have mercy on their souls Amen.


No. 13. Unmarked.

No. 14. Here lieth ye Body of Denis Kelly who departed this life February the 17 1761 aged 79 years.
Also lieth ye Body of John Kelly departed this life June ye 17 1761 aged 21 years. Lord have mercy on them.

No. 15. Recumbent.

D. O. M.
This stone was erected by Daniel McGrath in memory of his wife Margaret McGrath she departed this life Augt 28th 1789 aged 44 yrs. May she rest in peace Amen.
Also in memory of her husband Daniel McGrath who departed this life the 27th day of July 1807 aged 68 years. Also his Son Patrick McGrath of Nurney who dept this life the 29th of Septr 1814 aged 44.
Daniel McGrath Son of Patrick McGrath died the 8th of November 1821 aged 27 years.
Ellinor and Edmond McGrath died young. May the Lord have mercy on their Souls Amen.

No. 16. Unmarked


No. 17. Here lies ye body of Wilm Kelly who died Sept. 7th 1776 aged 45 years. Req. in pace


No. 18. Here lies the body of Wlliam Doyle deceased ye ---- March 1775 aged 43


No. 19. This stone erected by Darby Nowlan to the memory of his wife Margareet Nowlan who departed this life September the 8th 1765 in the 60th year of her age.


No. 20. Here lieth the body of John Mahon who depd this life March the 11th 1819 aged 52 yrs. Also his brother Michael Mahon who depd January 22nd 1816 aged 56 yrs. Also their Father and Mother.


No. 21. This stone is lying face down we managed to raise it for a few minutes to read it!
Erected in loving memory of Simon Mahon Augha who died January 8th 1867 aged 87 years.
Also his wife Mary Mahon died June 14th 1827 aged 36 years. Also his daughter Mrs. Mary Fenlon died December 27th 1887 aged 76 years also his son Simon Mahon died January 5th 1888 aged 70 years also his son Darby Mahon died January 11th 1888 aged 73 years.

No. 22. Lamb and Cross on top:
Erected by Anne Moore of Graigue in memory of her beloved husband Micheal Moore who died Febry 7th 1872 aged 73 years also his Father Murtha Moore and also his Mother Mary Moore.

No. 23. Lamb on a cross on top.
Erected by Mrs. Mary Burke, Carlow in memory of her beloved husband Michael Burke who departed this life June the 11th 1861 aged 40 years also two of her children died young.

No. 24. I. H. S.

Here lieth the body of Patrick Kinsela  who departed this life the 30th Nov. 1778 aged 73 years. With the remains of his forefathers of ancient stock. Also his daughter in law Catherine Kinsela alias Sheran who depd 22nd August 1799.


No. 25. Recumbent stone - Here lieth the body of William Murphy who departed this life May 27th 1767 aged 62. Also his daughter Bridget to them may the Lord be merciful.


No. 26.This tomb erected by John McGrath in memory of his father Edward McGrath who dep. this life the 28th October 1767 aged 63 yrs.  Lord have mercy on his soul.
Also his son Timothy McGrath late of Ballyknocken who deceased July 16th 1797 aged 64 years. May he rest in peace Amen.

No. 27 & 28. – Unmarked stone 


No. 29. I. H. S.  Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Erected by John Brophy in memory of his wife Catherine Brophy alias Raftr (sic) who dept. this life June ye 22nd 1804 aged 52 yrs. Lord have mercy on her Soul Amen.

No. 30. Erected by Daniel Timmin of Moyle in memory of his brother Patk Timmin who dept this life May 20th 1851 aged 18 years. Also his mother Jane Timmin who dept this life 22nd August 1866 aged 72 years and his father Thomas Timmin who dept this life April 16th 1868 aged 72 years and his wife Elenor Timmin who dept this life March 2nd 1871 aged 32 years


No. 31. I.H.S.  Gloria in excelsis Deo.
This stone was erected by Judith Rafter in Memory of her husband William Rafter who dept this life Jan the 23rd 1798 aged 54 years. Lord have mercy on his Soul Amen.

No. 32. Iron cross without any inscription. The Murphy family of Ballybar Upper, are buried here. Mary Murphy worked in Linkardstown with the Dowling family and her father who was a blacksmith put the cross here over their family grave.


No. 33. Unmarked stone.


No. 34. I. H. S. Here lieth the body of Daniel Reilly who dept. this life June 7th 1809 aged 70 years. Also his Daughter Anne Reilly dept. on Marcy 9th 1809 aged 30 years.


 No. 35. Recumbent and broken.
Dan Murphy born 1733 Died 1799
His Son Nicholas - 1776 -- 1830
his wife Bridget - - - y - - - 1770 - - - - - - - - 1865
John  1808 - 1881
 -------------- 1874 Kilballyhue
1810 - 1892 Ballyloo ------------  died young -----------
son ----------1847 ----------1901
Also three other children ----------------1886
Mary 1849-1880
Tom 1851- 1909
Richard 1857 – 1869
R. I. P. Walsh Carlow.

No. 36. I. H. S.
Pray for the soul of Dennis Hanlon who died ye 21st July, 1752 aged 60 years.

 


No. 37. Recumbent.
Here lieth the Body of Mary Hanlon otherwisw Barnewell who departed this life the 27th January 1794 aged 35 years.
Also her daughter Ann a Child.
May the Lord have mercy on their Souls Amen.
John Brennan stone cutter Royal Oak.

 


No. 38. I.H.S. Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Here lies the Body of Ann Hanlon who departed this life the 21st December 1788 aged 67 years.

No. 39. Unmarked stone


No. 40. Recumbent.
Here lies the body of Thomas Hanlon Leighlinbridge who departed this life Feb. the 4th 1781 aged 28 years.  Also his Son John Hanlon dept Nov. 1st 1789 aged 4 yrs.
The tomb was erected by his wife Mary Hanlon. Lord have mercy on their Souls  Amen.

No. 41.Here lieth the body of Philip Lynch who departed this life the 12th day of January 1787 aged 84 years.

 

No’s. 42 and 43 are the same grave.
I. H. S. with a little cross on the H.
This stone was erected by Catherine  Rice in memory of her Husband Richard who departed this life August 6th 1785 aged 38 years. The Lord have mercy on his Soul Amen.
Here lieth the body of the above Catherine Rice Alias Nowlan who departed this life the 4th August 1790 aged 38 years. The Lord have mercy on her soul Amen.
Erected in memory of Richard Rice and his posterity.
Here lieth the Body of the Above Richard Rice who departed this life August 6th 1785 aged 38 years. Also his wife Catherine Rice alias Nowlan who departed this life August 4th 1790 aged 38 years. Also their daughter Mary Rice who departed this life January 13th 1797 aged 17 years.

 


No. 44. Gloria in excelsis Deo.
This stone was erected by Elenor Carroll otherwisw Kelly in memory of her Husband Laurence Carroll who departed this life the 6th of March 1806 aged 34 years. Lord have mercy on his soul Amen.

No’s. 45, 46, and 47 are all unmarked stones.


No. 48. I. H. S.


No. 49. I. H. S. To the Memory of Edmond Nowlan Late of Park who departed this life the 12th of March 1796 aged 65 years.  Lord have mercy on his soul Amen.
Also to the memory of Bridgett Nowlan wife of Mr. Garrett Nowlan of Linkardstown who dept this life March 26th 1859 aged 68 years.  Also her son Garrett who departed this life the 15th Dec 1859 aged 39 years. Also her sons, Gerald, Thomas, James and Edward.

No. 50. Gloria in excelsis Deo. Here lieth the body of Daniel Murphy who dept this life the 4th day of May ---- 9 aged 66 years.


No’s 51 and 52 are unmarked headstones.


No. 53. Erected by John Moran United States America to the memory of his Mother Alice Moran who dept. this life the 25th July 1875 aged 67 years.
Also in memory of his father Joseph Moran who departed this life June 21st 1877 aged - 2 years. May they rest in peace.

No. 54. Unmarked stone.


No. 55. I. H. S. Here lieth ye body of Philip Mac Mahon Who departed this life ye 1st day of May 1742 aged 37 of John McMahon who departed this life ye 28th day of Sept. 1742 aged 66.


No. 56. I. H. S. Gloria in excelsis deo.
Erected by Pierce Hickey in memory of his Father and Mother.
Also his brother James Hickey who dept this life 13th May 1825 aged 54 years.

 

No. 57. Recumbent and broken:
This tomb erected by Laurence Gorman In memory of his Uncle Patrick Gorman late of Moyle who departed this life Jan. 10th 1814 aged 73 years.
Also his Aunt Bridget Hudson Alias Gorman who departed this life May 16th 1815 Aged 66 years. Laurence Gorman  late of Moyle who departed this life June 15th 1844 aged 63 years. May they rest in peace Amen.

No. 58. I. H. S. Here lieth the Body of Laurence Gormocan who departed this life September the 9th 1774 aged 66 years also his wife Mary Gormocan alias Byrne who departed this life  August the 19th 1792  aged 70 years also their son Edward Gormocan who departed this life September 6th aged 58 years. May they rest in peace Amen.


No. 59. I. H. S. This stone belongeth to Dannill Welsh for himself and his wife Margaret Welsh alias McDannill departed this life April ye 11th 1755 in the 60th year of her age.
Here lieth ye body of ye above Dannil Welsh who departed this life ye 11th M - - - in the 76th year of his age. Lord have mercy on their Souls Amen.

No. 60. I. H. S. Here lieth the body of James Murphy who dept. this life may the 11th 1767 aged 62 may he rest in peace Amen.


No. 61. Recumbent and broken; Erected by Thomas Murphy in memory of his wife Bridget Murphy who dept this life March 29th 1808 aged 75 years


No. 62. John  and My McCann.


No. 63. I. H. S. Pray for the Soul of James Carty dicest May ye 16th 1762 agd 50 yrs.


No. 64. I. H. S. Erected by Mary Heyden in Memory of her Husband John Heyden late of Kilmeaney who Departed this life April the 16th 1793 aged 58 years. The Lord have Mercy on her Soul Amen.


No. 65. I. H. S. This stone is erected by Christopher Ivors of Castledermot in Memory of his wife.
Here lieth the Body of sd Wife Mary Ivors who dept this life March 23rd 1783 aged 56 yrs.
Lord have mercy on her Soul Amen.

No’s. 66 and 67 are unmarked headstones.


No. 68. I. H. S. This stone was erected by Bryan O’Reilly in memory of his wife Margret O’Reilly who dept this life May the 5th 1795 aged 56 yrs.
Also her daughter Margret O’Reilly who dept this life June 5th 1795 aged 17 yrs. R. I. P.

69. Unmarked stone. 


These are other inscriptions that I had in my file but which are not on the list done by Fieldcrest, maybe they got lost or buried in the meantime!

1. John Mahon deceased June 29th 1726 aged 84 years.

2. Erected by Mrs. Hanlon in Memory of her Beloved husband Christopher Hanlon of Knock Mill in the county of Carlow  - - - -  April 3rd 1800 aged 43 years.

3. Erected by Mary Murphy of the Town of Carlow in memory of her father Nicholas Murphy September 30th 1837 aged 65.


Source of this information: Michael Purcell c.2009

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