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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)


County Carlow

 Memorial Inscriptions

Source: Contributed by  Susie Warren

The majority of Memorial Inscriptions below are taken from the book "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" by John Ryan  published in 1833.  A copy of this book can be found in the Carlow Library, County Carlow and at the LDS Library Film # 1441050.  There is an index in the back of the book, which, from my own experience could be expanded extensively, as many names that appear in the book, do not appear in the index.

One reason I have included the memorials found in this book, is that some of the memorials recorded in 1833 probably do not exist today and may have been overlooked in the numerous Memorials of Dead recorded in Carlow in recent years.  At the time these were recorded by John Ryan he selected only a small few, mostly dating back to the 1600's and 1700's.

I have tried to reproduce the information in the exact form in which it appeared in the book.  I have endeavoured to be accurate, however it is possible that errors may have occurred in transcription. Data should be verified against original sources.

Susie Warren


AGHADE CARLOW GARRYHILL LORUM RATHVILLY
BAGENAL CLOGHGRENAN HACKETSTOWN MOTTLY SLYFUFF
BALLYELLEN CLONAGOOSE KELLYSTOWN MYSHAL STAPLESTOWN
BALLYKNOCKAN CLONMORE CASTLE KILEMUND NURNEY TULLOW
BARRAGH CLONMULSH KILLINANE OLD LEIGHLIN TULLOW
BRUEN DUNLECKNY KILTENNEL RAHILL URGLIN

AGHADE

Ardoyne (now Aghade} Parish, County Carlow and County Wicklow

(Contributed by Mr. C.J. Hobson)

'The accompanying three inscriptions are copied from the old burying-ground situated in Ardoyne Parish, now united to Aghade.  This plot is not enclosed and, according to the testimony of farmers living near it, it formerly crossed the present road, or, rather, the road must have been made through the burying-ground, bones having been dug up in the adjoining field.

'There are but five (Uprights) headstones in the plot; the inscriptions on the two oldest I could not decipher.

'This burying-ground, although in County Wicklow, is just on the border of the County Carlow, and is trespassed on by cattle from the adjoining field, owned by Mrs. Lawrencen.'

____

I.H.S.

"Here lies the body of PETER | BRENAN who dept this life | Novr. the 11th 1799

Aged 77 YRS | Req in pace Amen."

____

"Gloria In Excelsis Deo.

Erected by | JOHN BRENNAN of Rathvarne | in memory of his beloved father |

JAMES BRENNAN | who died Sept. 8th 1841 aged 60 years.

| Also his uncle CHARLES BRENNAN | who died March 10th 1849 aged 65 yrs."

Sent in by Christina Hunt

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland

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DONOGHUE

I.H.S.  

HERE LIES THE BODY OF DENIS DONOGHUE (SON OF NICHOLAS DONOGHUE) 
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE
 31ST DAY OF MARCH IN THE 27TH YEAR OF HIS AGE, 1738.  
DEUS SIT ILLI PROPITIUS. 

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 326.

ST. GEORGE

In memory of the Rev. Henry St. George, late of Altamont, in the county of Carlow, during forty years rector of this parish;  who died May the 30th, 1831, in the 88th year of his age.  In every station of his life, he executed its respective duties with judgement, diligence, and fidelity.  the purity of his faith, the rectitude of his conduct, and his unwearied labours in the pastoral office testified his piety towards GOD; his kindness, humility, and candour, with his exemplary attention to the wants, temporal as well as spiritual, of hisfellow creatures, proved his benevolence towards MAN.  Reader ! behold the upright, for the end of THAT man is peace. 

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 326.

COOPER

This tablet is inscribed to the memory of
Rev. Robert Cooper MA
Cooper Hill Queens Co.
for 16 years Rector of this parish.
Born 1802 Died 1879
Also of Alicia Maria Isabella his wife
Daughter of George Agustus Le Hunte Esq.
Artramont Co Wexford
Born 1809 Died 1883
Plus a Latin Inscription on the tablet.
Inside the Aghade church a Memorial to Robert Cooper.

DAWSON

To the Memory of the
Rev. George Butler Dawson AM
Incumbent of the union of Aghade
who departed this life  
universally regretted
on the 9th May 1856 aged 56 years
to perpetuate the grateful recollect
of the many advantages
 conferred on their children
by his teaching and example
 and to express their heartfelt sympathy
with his bereaved widow and family
this monument is erected
by the parents of his pupils.
Inside the Aghade church a Memorial to Rev. George Butler Dawson.

BALLYELLEN

O'RYAN

DIONISIUS. O'RYAN. 'DE. BALLYELLEN. GENEROSUS. ET. UXOR. FI......  ......FIERI. FECERUNT. 4. DIE. OCTOBRIS. ANNO. DOM. 1625.  

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 327.

BALLYKNOCKAN

CAREW

HERE. LIETH. THE. BODY. OF. WILLIAM. CAREW. WHO. DECEASED. THE. 13. of. OCT. 1722. AGED 90 YEA. AND. ALSO. THE. BODY. OF. HIS. WIFE. MARY. WHO. DECEASED. THE. 10. OF. FEB. 1700. AND. ALSO. THE. BODY. OF. THEIR. SON. PIRCE. WHO. ...... 

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 327.

DOWLING

HERE. LYETH. THE. BODY. OF. HVGH. DOWLING. WHO. DECEASED. THE.  6. DAY. OF. OCTOBER. 1712.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 327.

CAREW

Here lieth the earth of Robert Carew died April the 1st 1755 aged 14.  Since the year 1300 to this 1778 Leighlinbridge was not without the name of Carew. 

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 327.

MOORE LANEI.H.S.

Underneath this tomb doth lie
 As much virtue as could die
When alive did vigour give
To as much beauty as could live.
Mrs. Catherine Moore Lane one of the celebrated Miss O' Beirnes of Dublin
departed this life 27th June 1794, aged 36 years, and may her soul rest in peace.  Amen. 

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 327.

STEWART

John Stewart, Esq., died October the 23rd, 1819 aged 63 years.  Although the tie between them is in this life broken his widow sorrows not as one without hope trusting that their happy reunion will take place in blessed immortality this the Lord Jesus Christ.  Not to record his well known worth but to gratify their own feelings this monument is erected to the memory of the deceased by his attached widow and his affectionate son.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 327/8.

BALLYELLEN

O'RYAN

DIONISIUS. O'RYAN. 'DE. BALLYELLEN. GENEROSUS. ET. UXOR. FI......  ......FIERI. FECERUNT. 4. DIE. OCTOBRIS. ANNO. DOM. 1625.  

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 327.

BALLYKNOCKAN

BARRAGH

NEALE

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF MARGET NEALE ALIS DEMPESY, WHO DIED ON THE ...... DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1727, AGED 29 YEARS.  LORD HAVE MERCY ON US.  MEMENTO MORE.  

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 328.

CARLOW

DAILLON

HIC SITUS EST BENI AMINUS DAILLON GALLUS BRITANU GENEROSA FAMILIA ORTUS. ECCLESIA REFORMATA PRESBYRER ERUDITUS DIU OB RELIGIONEM INCARCERATUS ET DEMUM RELEGARUS QUI POST LXXIX ANNOS. STUDIO PIETATE ET LABORE EVANGELICA MAGNA EX PARTE DIMENSOS QUATRIDUO POST OBITUM PALINA UXORIS HIC INHUMATA ANIMAM PURAM EXHALAVIT:  

ACCIPE DOTE CINUS MUSARUM PIGNUS AMORIS,
ACCIPE SI FAMAM MORTE PERIRE VETENT.
SI CHRISTI CASTRIS PUGNANS CAPTIVUS ET EXUL
URBEM HANC FUNERIBUS CONDECORARE VELIT.
CAR TEGERENTUR HUMO SIMUL OMNIA ET INCLYTA VIRTUS.
ET GENUS AC ARTES ET PIETATIS HONOS?
IMMEMOR URBS FUERIT TAMEN HAUD MAECESCET OLYMPO.
CLAMABIT QUE LAPIS VIVET HIC ARTE MEA.
OBNT ILLE VIR JAN. III AND DOM. MDCCIX.  

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 330/1.

PAGET

HERE LIE THE BODY OF TWO BROTHERS EDWARD AND SAMUEL PAGET; WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE, SAMUEL THE 23D. OF JANUARY 1719, IN THE 5TH YEAR OF HIS AGE, AND EDWARD THE 5TH OF FEB. ENSUING, IN THE 7TH YEAR OF HIS AGE, SONS TO LIEUT. COLL. PETER GILBERT PAGET AND ANEEST DE GOULAINE HIS WIFE.

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF LT. COLL. PAGET FATHER OF YE ABOVE NAMED CHILDREN. WHO DEPARTED THIS THE 21ST OF 9BRE. 1720.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 331.

BUNBURY

IN : HOPE : OF : A : BLESSED : RESURRECTION : HERE : LIETH : THE : BODIES : OF : BENJAMIN : BUNBURY : THE : FATHER : AND : BENJAMIN : BUNBURY : THE : SON : BOTH : OF : KILLERIG : ESQRS : THE : FORMER : DEPARTED : THIS : LIFE : APRIL : YE : 4TH : 1707 : AGED : 44 : YEARS : THE : LATER : JANY : YE : 3 : 1715 - 16 : AGED : 39.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 331.

GURLEY

This monument was erected by TOMAS GURLEY, Esq., as an affectionate tribute to the memory of his brother BAGNEL GURLEY, Esq. and to commemorate his many virtues.   His friends and acquaintances lament the irreparable loss of his sincere and warm friendship, agreeable and instructive conversation, polite and cheerful manners, liberal yet prudent hospitality, and every social virtue that sweetens and adorns private life. -  He died on the 25th day of February, 1796, in the 25th year of his age. 

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 331.

VERNON

This small tribute of respect and affection to departed excellence and worth is erected to the memory of JANE, the beloved wife of the Rev. GEORGE VERNON, RECTOR of CARLOW, and only daughter of the Venerable THOMAS KINGSBURY, ARCHDEACON OF KILLALA, by her deeply afflicted husband.  This meekly devout, enlightened christian died in the prime of life, and her character was a rare combination of every gift with every perfection.  With talents far beyond those given to the generality of persons, she never sought any display of them. -- With a deep knowledge of literature, she preferred above all that knowledge which maketh wise unto salvation.  Though silent and reserved amidst company and rather desirous of avoiding it, she was ever accessible to the poor and distressed, and always studying how to relieve their necessities and wants.  She excelled in sculpture painting, and acquaintance with the learned languages, but far more so in the exemplary discharge of duty in every relation of life ; as a loving and dutiful daughter, a tender and affectionate mother, a most devoted and fondly attached wife.  Her death was universally lamented, for in her society lost an ornament, her parents their pride, her husband his more than companion, his guide, his example, and friend ; the poor of this town an active and zealous benefactress and its youth a pious and Christian instructress.  Trusting for salvation alone in the merits of her Saviour, she resigned her soul into the hands of God who gave it on the 4th day of December, 1827, and 29th year of her age.  

Spotless without and innocent within,
She feared no danger for she knew no sin ;

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 331/2.

SHERLOCALIAS : SHERLOC ...... HIS : WIFE : WITH : FIVE : OF : THEIR : CHILDREN : HE : ......ED : THE : 6 : OF : M......H : 1718 : SHEE : ......ED : THE : 6 : OF : DECEMBER : 1691.

ALSOE : HIS : GRANDCHILDRE : BY : MARGRET : CARROLL : ALIAS : WARREN.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 332.

KEAGAN

HERE : LIES : THE : BODY : OF : ELLEN : KEAGAN : ALIAS : DORMER : WIFE : TO : THOMAS : KEAGAN : OF : GRAIGE " AND DAUGHTER : TO : WILLIAM : DORMER : OF : ROSS : WHO : DEPARTED : THIS : LIFE : THE : 13 : DAY : OF : AUGUST : 1708 : CHERISHED : THE : NEEDY : ALWAISE : Wth : PLENTY : BLESD : AND : MAY : HER : SOVLE: ENJOY : ETERNAL : REST.  AMEN.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 332.  

MACARTNEY J.H.S.

Sacred to the memory of Catheine Macartney, alias Coffey, the most beloved wife of Thomas Macartney, of Archer's grove, in the county Kilkenny, Esq., who died 5th February, 1814, aged 50 years.  The Lord have mercy on her soul.  Amen.  

Here lies inshrined beneath this sacred tomb,
By heaven foreboded as her final doom,
A mother kind, a wife sincere was she,
As Daphnis mourned even by every tree.
When Death's dread dart had pierced her mortal frame,
Her godlike spirit left this dreary vale;
Her soul was wafted to the joyous plains,
Where sweetest harmony for ever reigns.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 332.

ESMOND

HERE : LYETH : INTER'D : THE : BODY : OF : MR. JOHN : ESMOND : WHO : DEPARTED : THIS : LIFE : JUNE : THE : 9 : 1715.  REQVIESCAT : IN : ACE : AMEN.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 333.

BROWNE

Here lieth the body of the spirited volunteer Henry Browne, departed the 14th May, 1784, aged 26 years. 

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 333. 

RALPH

To the memory of William Ralph, of Kilcarry, who died on the 21st February, 1818, aged 71 years.  

Guard of the wood in settled low content
Lived William Ralph, a ramble paid his rent.
A boy, in sportive toil he climbed the trees,
A man, he loved them rustling in the breeze.
As he grew old, his old companions spread
A broader, browner shadow o'er his head,
While those he planted shot on high and made
For many a rook a hospital shade.
With this one change life gently crept away,
A placid stream it flowed from day to day.
His friends and children loved him as the tear
Well spoke, profusely shed upon his bier.
If he had faults, thou also hast thy share,
Strike thy own breast and feel what lurketh there.
He who sees all shall be judge both him and thee ;
Repent, for as it falls so lies the tree.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 334.

 CLOGHGRENAN

WARREN

J.H.S.

Here lieth the body of Mr. Richard Warren, who departed this life on the 1st day of February, 1733, aged 66 years.  Erected by his wife Theodosia Warren, alias Bryan.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 334.

GREENE

Here lieth the body of Mrs. Amy Greene, of Millbrook, in the county of Kildare, Esq., of Carlow, who departed this life, January 22nd. 1761.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 334.

GREENE

Erected to the memory of John Greene, of Millbrook, in the county of Kildare, Esq., who departed this life on the 28th day of July, A.D. 1819, aged 70 years.  Also to the memory of Mary Anne, his widow, who departed this life on the 24th day of August, A.D. 1822, aged 66 years.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 334.

GREENE

This tomb is erected by John Greene, Esq., of Montfield, county Kildare to the memory of his dearly beloved wife Amy  Greene who departed this life 19th day of August, 1818, in the 32nd year of her age, sincerely and most deservedly lamented by her surviving friends.  Also underneath lieth the body of Robert Greene, their infant son.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 334/5.

ROCHFORT

Lucy Rochfort born 20th December, 1803, died 22nd July 1804.  Just known and lost.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 335.

BATES

Johny Bates one of Christ's little ones.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 335.

CLONMORE CASTLE

McHUGH

I.H.S.

HERE : LYETH : THE : BODY : OF : M : EDMOND : McHUGH : GAUNKAUGH : BYRN : AND : HIS : THREE : CHILDREN : MORTAGH : JOHN : AND : ANN.  HE : WAS : ye : GREAT : GREAT : GRANDSON : OF : PHELIM : BOUY : ......UG : DECEASED : OCT. THE : 20 : 1737 : AGED .......

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 336.

CLONAGOOSE

EGAN

I.H.S.

HERE LYES Ye. BODY OF DANIEL EGAN WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 11th OF MARCH 1717 AGED 67 YEARS.  THE LORD HAVE MARCEY UPON HIS SOULE.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 336.

CLONEY

I.H.S.

Erected by Pat Cloney in memory of his wife Anne Cloney alias Byrne who depd. this life February 16, 1832, aged 50 years.

Like you in this world I had my day

Remember death and for me pray.

May she rest in peace.  Amen.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 336.

CLONMULSH

BUTLER

Frances Marianne, daughter of Sir Thomas and Lady Butler of Ballin Temple, died on the 14th day of November, 1829, aged 12 years.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 337.

EUSTACE

Here lie entombed the remains of Thomas Eustace, Esq., son of Hardy Eustace, Esq., who departed this life the 9th day of June, 1819.

Also the remains of Hardy Eustace, Esq., who departed this life the 22nd day of August, 1820.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 337.

MOORE

Beneath this tomb lie interred the mortal remains of major Oliver Moore,* who died on the 23rd march;  1814, aged 37 years ; twenty-one of which he devoted to the service of his king and country abroad, in Germany, Holland, the West Indies, and in Egypt.  He encountered all the dangers of the field at home, as Brigade Major of the yeomanry of the county of Carlow, for nearly eleven years.  He discharged the duties of that station with the most unremitting zeal, activity, and exertion, and having in public and in private maintained the high reputation of the soldier and the gentleman, he lived admired, respected, and beloved, and died universally, deeply, and deservedly lamented.  

*Brother of George Moore, Esq., late M.P. for the city of Dublin.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 337.

ROBERTS

Rev. Thomas Roberts.

1783

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 337.

BEEVOR

Also the remains of Mrs. Mary Beevor, who departed this live the 6th day of Feb. 1822.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 337.

DUNLECKNY

HILL

Erected to the memory of Catherine Hill, by her brother Colonel Sir Dudley St. Leger Hill, K.C.B., whose poignant grief for her irreparable loss, but equals the love and fraternal affection he bore her while alive.  She died in Carlow, on the 28th of Oct. 1817, in the 26th year of her age, universally regretted by a numerous acquaintance.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 337.

BENNET

Beneath this stone rest the mortal remains of John Bennet, Esq., of Viewmount in this county, who departed this life on the 4th May, 1827, aged 63 years.  Truly regretted, an honest man and a sincere friend.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 337.

HILL

On a blue slab indented in the wall of the church. 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Bridget Hill, this monument is erected by an affectionate husband, who with a number of bewailing children all rest in hope that here many virtues on earth may be rewarded in heaven by that OMNIPOTENT POWER who is always merciful to his creatures as they are obedient to his will.  Knowing that her redeemer liveth, resigning herself to his mercy, and imploring his blessing on the family she was leaving after her, she died on the 11th of July, 1814, in the 54th year of her age.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 338.

BYRNE

I.H.S.

Here lieth the body of James Byrne, who died the 30th July 1759.  Aged 78.  Lord have mercy on him.  Amen.  Also Mary Byrne.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 338..

GARRYHILL

GARRETT

Here lieth the body of the charitable Thomas Garrett of Janeville deceased, Aug. 31, 1759, aged 48 years.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 339.

GARRETT

Here lieth the body in humble hope of a joyful resurrection the mortal remains of James Garrett, late of Mountpleasant, Esq.  _ Vain would prove an attempt at panegyric ; since no eulogy could do justice to his merits.  Reader, wouldst thou be had in everlasting remembrance?  Endeavour to emulate his virtues.  He departed this life July the 17th, 1818. Aged 72 years.

When the last awful trump shall sound,
And earth in strong convulsion groan,
In robes made white may he be found,
From sin exempt before the throne.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 339.

LA TOUCHE

Underneath this stone are deposited the remains of Colonel David La Touche.

Joined to an appearance calculated to win all hearts he possessed every virtue that could endear him when known.  Liberal, benevolent, and sincere, the most dutiful son, the fondest husband, the most affectionate father, the warmest friend, the kindest landlord, he fulfilled his private duties with matchless integrity, and his remains were honoured by the regret of a whole county.  His afflicted widow makes an humble acknowledgement of the goodness of the Almighty in having blest her with such a husband and her children with such a father.  Born 5th of May, 1769.  Died 15th March, 1816.  May I die the death of the righteous, and may my last end be like his. CECILIA LA TOUCHE.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 339.

HACKETSTOWN

YOUNGHERE LYES THE BODY OF DEBORAH YOUNG WHO DEPARTED ......

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 339

BYRNE

This stone was erected by John Byrne for himself and family.  Here lieth the body of Eliza Byrne who departed this life May the 25th. 1779 aged 18 years.

Tender parents weep no more,

Nor friends shed a tear,

For I am gone bur just before,

Unto my Saviour dear.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 340.

JONES

Here lieth the body of Mr. John Jones of Woodside, who departed this life 20th April 1830, in the 99th year of his age.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 340

HARDY

Sacred to the memory of Thomas Hardy, Esq. who was killed in action when fighting for his king and country against the rebels at the battle of Hacketstown on the ...... of June 1798.  This monument is erected by his sons Lt. Coll. Henry Hardy and the Rev. John Hardy in respect to a beloved father's memory June 25th 1829.  Beneath this tomb also lie the remains of Francis Hardy Esq., who died A.D. ...... and Henry Hardy, Esq., who died A.D. ...... grandfather and father of the above named Thomas Hardy, Esq.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 340.

KELLYSTOWN

MAC CUMMINS

Hoc jacet sub lapide Hugo Mac Cummins 1603.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 340.

HIC ...... JACET DE HVGO MAC CVMVN QUO ...... DAM DE KELLISTOWN CUM......

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 340.

KILEMUND

CARROLL

Robert Edward Carroll departed this life August the 11th 1806, aged 30 years.

This gentleman's widow, Mrs. Amelia Carroll was buried here about the year 1825.  She was a daughter of the late Beauchamp Bagenal, Esq., of Dunleckny, and lived in a plain house which stands near the church.  Mr. Carroll was a member of the respectable county Wicklow family of that name.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 341.

MINCHIN

Here lieth the remains of Doctor John Minchin of Bagenalstown who departed this life the 7th of January 1823 aged 25 years.

In sure and certain hope of
a
Glorious resurrection
Hark from the tomb a doleful sound,
My ears attend the cry
Ye living men come view the ground,
Where you shall shortly lie.

This tomb was erected by his afflicted widow Catherine Minchin, alias Little, as a small tribute of her affection and love.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 341.

O.K.L.  DEC.  1737.  A.C.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 341.

KILTENNEL

BYRNE

CAPTAIN . EDMUND . BYRNE . ERECTED . THIS . CHAPEL . AND . DOCTOR . EDMUND . BYRNE . ARCHBISHOP. OF . DUBLIN . CONSECRATED . YE . SAME . IN . YE . YEAR . 1709.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 342.

WARREN

Underneath this stone doth lie As much Vertue as Could Die Which when Alive did Vigour give to as much Beauty as Could give.  Her age was four years old and died last Michaelmas day, 1742.  Name.  Ann Warren.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 342.

BYRNE

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF TERENCE BYRNE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 86TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.  1711.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 342.

STONE

Erected by Lieutenant John Stone in memory of his father the late Lieutenant Thomas Stone who was killed by the rebels on the 26th day of June, 1798, aged 76 years.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 342.

KILLINANE

SMYTH

Underneath are deposited the remains of Harriet C. Smyth second daughter of Patrick Smyth late of Baillieborow in the county of Cavan, Esq.  She died the 22nd October, 1808.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 342.

ROBERTS

HERE LIETH THE BODY OF JOHN ROBERTS WHO DEPARTED THE 25TH JULY, 1710, AGED 99 YEARS.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 342.

OLD LEIGHLIN

SANDERSHic jacet Atheus Sanders ......r deus propiri et amen. ob. 1567.

Part of this stone is improperly covered by the wooden steps of the communion table.
This is the tomb of Matthew Sanders, bishop of Leighlin.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 343.

...... et hic johannes mutus filius ......

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 344.

CAVENAGH

HIC . JACET . CORPVS . MURTAGH . OGE . CAVENAGH . QVI . OBIIT . XXIX . DIE . JULII . ANNA . DMI . 1581.  JOANNIE . BIRNE . UXORIS . EJUS . OBIIT . XV . MARTII . ANNO . DNI . 1590.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 344.

VIGORS

HERE . LYETH . THE . BODY . OF . MARY . VIGORS . WIFE . OF . RICHARD . D . VIGORS . WHO . DECEASED . THE . SECOND . DAY . OF . MARCH . 1703.

THOV . DUS . AND . CLAY .
TELL . ME . I . SAY
WHERE . IS . THY . BEAUTY . FLED
WAS . IT . IN . VAIN .
OR . DOTH . IT . GAIN .
THE . FAVOUR . WITH . THE . DEAD.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 344.

GREEN

HERE . LYETH . THE . BODY . OF . SAMUELL . GREEN . WHO . DECEASED . THE . 25 . DAY . OF . JULY . 1695 . AND . ALSO . THE . BODY . OF . ...... GREEN . WIFE . OF . SAMUEL . GREEN . AND . GRANDMOTHER . TO . MARY . VIGORS . WHO . DYED . YE . IVTH . OF . NOVEMBER . 1706 . BEING . EIGHTY-FOUR . YEARS . OF . AGE.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 344.

NICHOLSON

Beneath this place lyeth ye body of Mrs. CHRISTIAN NICHOLSON, late wife to ye.  Honourable Colonel JAMES NICHOLSON, who departed this life ye. 2nd of February, Anno Domini, 1706-7, in the 31st year of her age.

True piety & unafected goodness joyned
With all ye. graces of a vertuous mind
Fitted her early for a blest remove
To Saints and Angells in ye. Realmes above;
Quam vivam omnes Colebant
Imitenter Defunctam.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 344.

O'BRIN

Hic jacet Willelhimi O'Brin filius ..... VVinna Kavahagh filia ...... corraloski. ballenebren. Leaghlenie. .....

Pre 1500.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 345.

RYDKINS

HEAR LIETH THE BODY OF HENRY RYDKINS WHO DEPARTED THIS FIFE IN MAY THE 20. 1726, AGED 101 YEARS.  Also the body of his son Henery Rudkins who departed this life April the 6th 1738, aged 53 years.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 345.

BUTLER

HERE LYETH INTERRED YE. BODY OF MRS. JANE BUTLER LATE OF RATHELLINE IN YE. COUNTY OF CATHERLOUGH WIDOW WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE THE 20 OF JANUARY, 1710, IN THE SIXYTY FIRST YEAR OF HER AGE.  AND HER YOUNGEST SON DER. BUTLER WHO DIED SOME YEARS BEFORE.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 345.

EDWARDS

Here lieth the body of Mrs. Jane Edwards daughter of  ye. above named Jane Butler who departed this life ye. 4th day of May 1750 aged 72 years.  Her life was Faith Hope Charity and Love A fit companion for the blest above.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 345.

BOUGHTON

Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant Robert Henry Boughton of the 85th Regiment of Foot, late of Corsham county of Wilts England.  Died the 30th of October 1827.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 345.

RUDKIN

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Anne Rudkin wife of Gilbert Pickering Rudkin, Esq.  This stone was erected in order to perpetuate the virtues of the best of wives, the fondest of parents.  Her life was short and not unchequered by pain and affliction ; but she bore with Christian resignation, the dispensations of Heaven ;  And, knowing that this earth was not her place, she sought her abode above all sublunary things, on the 18th day of February, 1818, aged 38 years.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 345/6.

PHILLIPS

Beneath this tomb is interred the remains of Mary Phillips wife to Richard J. Phillips Esq., of Ballingate in the county of Wexford, and third sister to Cornet Roche, late of Font Hill in this county.  She departed this life, October the 29th 1823, aged 35 years.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 346.

LYON

J.H.S.

HERE . LIES . THE . BODY . OF . DANIEL . LYON . WHO . DESESED . MEAY . THE . ...... 1731 . AGED . 33 YEARS.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 346

LORUM

KAVANAGH

Here lieth the body of Simon Kavanagh who deceased the 7 day of November in the year of our Lord God 1724 and in the 33 year of his age.  Lord have mercy on his soule.__Amen.

At the foot are crossed bones and skull, with the words momento mori. 

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 348.

KAVANAGH

I.H.S.

Underneath lyeth the body of Bryan Kavanagh Esq., who departed this life April, 22nd 1740.  Aged 41 years.  He marry'd Mary daughter to Colonel Thomas Butler of Kilcash, by whom he had 5 sons, of whom 4 dy'd infants, and six daughters.  Requiescat in pace.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 348.

KAVANAGH

I.H.S.

Underneath lyeth interr'd ye. body of Morgan Kavanagh Esq., who departed this life Feby. 22nd., 1720. aged 51 years.  he marry'd Frances, daughter of Sir Laurence Esmond, Bart. by who he had three sons, and two daughter.  To his second wife, he marry'd Margaret, daughter to Harvey Morres Edq., of Castlemorres, by who he had one son.  Requiescat in pace.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 348.

KAVANAGH

I.H.S.

Underneath lyeth the body of Harvey Kavanagh Esq., who departed this life April 17, 1740, aged 32 years.  He marry'd Mary daughter to John Meade Esq. of Ballyhail, by whom he had one son and one daughter.  Requiescat in pace.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 349.

KINSELLAGH

SVE HOC LAPIDE LAET CORPVS DANIELLIS KINSELLAGH OLIM DE ...... QV ...... OBIIT 8 DIE MENSIS NO ANNO DO 1646.  ETIAMQUI JOMC OM ,E,PROA SIO ...... L.K.

Also on the same stone:

Also are here deposited the remains of Doctor James Kinsellagh who departed this life in November, 1781 aged 81 years.  Also his wife Mary Kinsellagh alis Doyle who departed this life in April 1794 aged 74 years.  Reqt in pace. Amen.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 349.

DOYLE

Here are deposited the remains of Patrick Doyle and his wife Catherine who lived to the age of 126 years, &c.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 349.

KAVANAGH

I.H.S.

Here lieth the body of James Kavanagh of Inch who died Sept. 6, 1764.  Aged 79 years.  Also the body of Honour Kavanagh alias Eustace who died Octo ......  Requiescant in pace.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 350.

KAVANAGH

Here lieth the body of Bryan Kavanaugh of Drummin of the family of Ballyleaugh.  A man remarkably known to the nobility and gentry of Ireland by the name of Bryan Nestroake from his noble actions and valour in King  James's troops in the battle of the Boyne and Aughrim.  He died February the 8th 1735.  Aged 74 years.  Also the body of his wife Mary Kavanagh alias Murphy with foure of their children.  R.I.P.

This monument is erected by his son Mr. James Kavanaugh of Dranagh departed this life June the 23rd 1790, aged 70 years.  Also his wife Mary Kavanaugh departed this life April the 3rd, 1753 aged 32 years, and also his daughter Elenor Motley alias Kavanaugh departed this life March the 10th 1797, aged 50 years.  Lord have mercy on their souls.  Amen.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 350.

KAVANAGH

Here lieth the body of Mr. Edmond Kavanagh late of Turrah depd. this life Feb. the 8th 1804, aged 49 years.

Also his wife Catherine Kavanagh grand daughter to the renown champion Bryan Nestroake depd. July 21, 1821, aged 71 years.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 350.

MYSHAL

EUSTACE

I.H.S.

Here lieth the body of the Reverend Edward Eustace, of Myshall, Capuchin, who departed January, 1783, aged 66 years.  Requiescant in pace.  Amen.

Here lieth the body of Rowland Eustace, who departed this life September 11th 1799, aged 54 years.  May the Lord have mercy on his soul.  Amen.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 351.

NURNEY

BRUEN

Here lieth the body of Henry Bruen of Oak Park in the county of Carlow Esquire who departed this life on the 14th day of December in the year of our Lord 1795 in the 55th year of his age.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 351.

McCORMACK

Here lieth the bodys of James McCormack and his wife Dinah late of Clonneen Quarter master and agitant 44 years and cornner 40 years.  Aged between 90 and 100.  Died July 29, 1762.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 351.

RAHILL

BEASLEY

Hear Lyeth the Body of Elizabeth Beasley Alias Chidley Alias Enraght.  She Dyed On The 11th Day Of April 1753.  She Was A Sinceare Christian In Principle And Action.  Her Life Was Exemplary And Her Death Pious.  Aged 60.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 351.

PENDRED

Near this place lyeth the body of Wm. Pendred, Esq., who departed this life the 8th of June 1759 in the 48th year of his age.  This stone is erected by his son Wm. Pendred of Baradery Esq., to perpetuate the memory of his many virtues.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 351.

RATHVILLY

MULLOY

I.H.S.

The prayers of all who views this monument are required for the soul of George Mulloy who departed this life March the 17th 1765.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 352.

WHITTY

TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. ANNE WHITTY.
Here lie beneath this marble stone consign'd,
Wife, mother, sister, Christian, all combin'd,
Each station gently fill'd by God approv'd,
She died lamented as she lived beloved.
The shaft by which the fatal blow was given,
No sting inflicting sent her soul to heaven.
Died 22nd Feb. 1826.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 352.

SLYFUFF

BURROUGHS

THE BODY OF GEORGE BURROUGHS LYETH HERE WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN HIS 20TH YEAR, 18 DECR. 1762.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 353.

STAPLESTOWN

BAGENAL

Sacred to the memory of Walter Bagenal, Esq., of Dunleckney, in this county, who departed this life on the 18th of June, 1814, in the 52nd year of his age.  This monument is erected by Elizabeth and Maria Bagenal, his disconsolate widow and daughter, to perpetuate the memory of a husband and parent, beloved, honoured and respected.

His mortal remains lie entombed beneath the adjoining stone.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 353.

TULLOW

NEVIL

Underneath lieth the body of the Honourable Lieut. General Clement Nevil, who departed this life the fifth day of August, 1744, in the 70th year of his age.  He was the eldest commissioned officer in his present Majesty King George the Second's service, and had the honour to receive his first commission, from the ever glorious King William The third, when Price of Orange, which bore date the 31st December, 1688;  as he set out in military service, under that great patron of Liberty, so he had the happiness to be first employed under General Kirk in the relief of London Derry ; and soon after carried the colours at the battle of the Boyne, both memorable events by which his kingdom in particular was delivered from impending slavery.  He afterwards served as Lieutenant Colonel in Spain and acquitted himself with great honour, when Paymaster to the unhappy persons who were left prisoners in that country.  His public services ended as they began in the defence of his country at the battle of Preston, where his treatment of those deceived men, when in his care as prisoners, will always be mentioned  as an example, that true courage, and the tenderest humanity, ever go together.  He was descended by his father's side, from a younger branch of Lord Abergaveny's family, and his mother was sister to Sir Charles Wolseley, of Wolseley, in the kingdom of England, and county of Stafford, Baronet.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 354.

ROGERSON

Here lieth the body of John Rogerson, late of Bettyville, in the county of Carlow, Esq., who departed this life on Sunday, May the 8th, anno Domini, 1785, aged 66 years.  Possessed of a noble fortune he did not dissipate it in luxury or extravagance, but during his lifetime expended the greatest part of his income in acts of most extensive charity and munificence; dying unmarried, and not having any near relations who had a natural claim upon him, he bequeathed 4,000l. to the different charitable foundations in the city of Dublin, and the residue of his estates to that very patriotick and extended charity, the Protestant charter-schools of Ireland.

Resolved, that in his death, the orphan and the poor should not feel the loss of so liberal a benefactor.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 355.

MOTTLY

HIC . JACET . WALTERUS . MOTTLY . ET . UXOR . EJUS . JOANNA . WYSE . TERRA . FUI . QUONDAM . RURSUS . SUM . TERRA L ...... NIHIL . SUM . TERRA . VALE ...... 1626.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 356.

NOWLAN

The following inscription may be read on the bridge of Tullow:

This bridge was built by Mr. Thomas Nowlan of Rathvaran, farmer, in the year 1767, Sir Richard Butler, Bart., Thomas Bunbury, Robert Eustace, Esqrs., Messrs. Robert Leckey and John Brewster, overseers.

John Ryan's "History & Antiquities of the County of Carlow" - Page 355.

URGLIN

BROUGHS

acred to the memory of Constantine Brough Esqr for many years a Magistrate and Deputy Governor of the County of Carlow who departed this life the 13th April 1832 aged 66 years.  Also of Margaret his beloved wife who for Forty Years was his affectionate and devoted Partner and died February 1829.  This stone is place here by their Surviving Sons in grateful and affectionate Remembrance of Parents whose lives were a continued effort for their welfare and whose greatest Solicitude was to establish in the minds of their children before all worldly considerations the love of Truth, Honour and Integrity.

Carlow - Page 12

BROUGH

Sacred to the Memory of Harriet the Beloved and affectionate Daughter of C. and M. Brough of Carlow.  Died June 20 1820 aged 17 yrs.  This Tomb is place here by her family Token of their Love and Respect for this most amiable and Dutiful child.

Carlow - Page 12

THORP

Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Elinor Thorp wife of Mr Charles Thorp of Grangeford who departed this Life the 12th day of march 1800 aged 82 years.  Her Conduct thro' Life was a parfact Model of Virtue and Universal Benevolence.  Her Son John Thorp has caused this stone to be Erected as a small Testimony of his Affection for the best of Mothers.

Warm charity and Mild Benevolence
Flow'd from her Heart in every purest sense
For Virtue like hers for such a heavenly Soul
Who with her Friends or kindred can condole
To Friends to Parents or to childrens grief
Religion only can bestow Relief.

Here also lieth Intered in the Hope of a Glorious Resurrection Charles Thorp of Grainfeford Esqr.  The Affectionate Husband of the above ELINOR an Indulgent Father and Sincere Friend he departed this life the (1 th) day of January AD 1803 aged 93 years.

Carlow - Page 12


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