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TOWER GRAVEYARD
(Irvinestown)
Extracted from "Irvinestown Through the Years" by Breege McCusker
contributed by Ray Hawkins

ALLEN

Here lyeth Guy Allen who departed this life, March 18th, 1740, aged 47 years.

Erected by Ellen Allen, in memory of her husband, John Allen, who died 29th November, 1899, aged 75 years.

Here lieth the body of John Allen who departed this life April the 20th, 1790, aged 26 years.

In memory of John Allen, of Drumbulkin, who died April 26th, 1900, aged 68 years. Also the wife Isabella, who died June 23rd, 1901, aged 78 years. Also their daughter, Lizzie Allen, who died July 1903, aged 21 years. Their son, William Allen, who died December 1905, aged 38 years.

ANDERSON

Maria Armstrong, of Bara A.D. 1897, aged 49 years.

Frederick Armstrong, her son A.D. 1899, aged 21 years.

Erected by Johnston Anderson, U.S.A.

Erected to the memory of John Anderson, of Cantrytrindle, AD 1868, aged 70 years.

Elenor Anderson his wife, A.D. 1880, aged 68 years.

Isabella Anderson, A.D. 1884, aged 40 years.

James Anderson, A.D. 1885, aged 50 years.

John Anderson, A.D. 1903, aged 68 years.

William Anderson, A.D. 1910, aged 59 years.

ARMSTRONG

Maria Armstrong, of Bara A.D. 1897, aged 49 years.

Frederick Armstrong, her son A.D. 1899, aged 21 years.

Erected by Johnston Anderson, U.S.A.

BACOM

George Bacom erected this stone? In memory of his son, Henry Bacom who departed this life, November 27th, 1811, aged 36 years.

BEACOM

In loving memory of James Alexander Beacom, born 29th June 1883, William John Beacom (Jack) , died 22nd March, 1897, in his 18th year. Florence Maria Beacom FLORRIE, who died at Irvinestown on Thursday the 2nd August 1906, aged 13 years. Rebecca Forysthe, died 12th February 1913, aged 86 years. Georgine Beacom, died 4th December 1924, aged 75 years. Thomas Beacom, died 8th April 1937. Erected by John Beacom, Berceek 1898.

BLEAKLY, BLEAKLEY

In memory of Thomas Bleakley died 21st January, 1886, aged 69 years. (Inscription "Thy Will by Done") (Bottom right: J.G. Irwin, Enniskillen.)

Sacred to the memory of William Bleakly of Laughry who departed this life 14th February, 1866, aged 53 years. Also his beloved wife, Jane Bleakly who died October 4th, 1900, aged 74 years.

BROWN

In loving memory of Elizabeth, dearly beloved wife of Joseph Brown. A dear mother, fell asleep Nov. 15th, 1958, aged 60. Peace after pain.

CAMPPBL

Here lieth the body of James Campbl who departed this life, Desembry 29 1779, aged 37 years.

CHENEY

In memory of our dear brother, Thomas John Cheney, who died 17th February, 1923, aged 28 years. Rest in the Lord. Erected by his loving brothers and sister

In memory of our dear father, George Cheney who died 4th January, 1925. Also our dear mother, Jane Cheney, who died 22nd April, 1923, aged 70 years. Asleep in Jesus. Erected by his loving sons and daughters.

Erected by Robert Cheney in memory of his wife, Elizabeth Cheney who departed this life, May 29th, 1803, aged 39 years.

CLARKE

Erected by Robert Clarke in memory of his son Christopher Clarke, who died 30th September, 1881, aged 25 years. Also Thomas his son, died 28th December, 1886, aged 21 years. Also Edith Connolly, who died 6th December, 1920, aged 18 years and her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Connolly, who died 11th April, 1926, aged 58 years.

CONNOLLY

Erected by Robert Clarke in memory of his son Christopher Clarke, who died 30th September, 1881, aged 25 years. Also Thomas his son, died 28th December, 1886, aged 21 years. Also Edith Connolly, who died 6th December, 1920, aged 18 years and her mother, Mrs. Eleanor Connolly, who died 11th April, 1926, aged 58 years.

CORR

Here lyeth the body of James Corr who departed this life July the 24 1770, aged 18 years.

Here lyeth the body of Pal Corr, Son of Jon Corr who departed this life February 10th 1776, aged 6 years.

COWAN

Sacred to the memory of the Revd. John Cullen for 35 years preacher of the Gospel in connexion with the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist, which slept in Jesus, on 29th July 1866. Aged 66 years. Also Benjamin Cowan, brother in law of the above, died 28th of February, 1892, at Irvinestown, aged 80 years. And his son, Archd S. Cowan died 4th February, 1894, aged 30 years.

Here lyeth the body of David Cowan, who died August the 30th, 1709.

CROWE

Sacred to the memory of Thomas Crowe, Lettermoney, died 24th February, 1868, aged 74 years. Margaret his wife died 24th April, 1879, aged 70 years. Ellen their daughter died 26th October, 1878, aged 30 years. Also Christopher Crowe, Sheephill, died 24th May, 1872, aged 84 years. Catherine his wife, died 12th May, 1852, aged 52 years. Margaret their daughter died 14th February, 1873, aged 38 years. Thomas Crowe of Enniskillen, born 1842, died 1924. His only daughter, Elsie Mary Crowe, died December 1925 and his son Cecil Alexander Crowe, 2nd Lieut. R. Innis. Fus. Killed in action in France 9th Sept., 1916.

CROZIER

Here lyeth the body of Robert Crozier who departed this life, April the 12, 1713, aged 81 years. The body of John Crozier who departed this life the 14th day of May, 1717, aged 23 years. As also is the body of William Crozier, father to the above John and Robert who departed this life, march the 2, 1742, aged 81 years.

Here lyeth the body of Robert Crozier who departed this life April 12th, Anno Domini, 1713, aged 21 years.

CULLEN

Sacred to the memory of the Revd. John Cullen for 35 years preacher of the Gospel in connexion with the Primitive Wesleyan Methodist, which slept in Jesus, on 29th July 1866. Aged 66 years. Also Benjamin Cowan, brother in law of the above, died 28th of February, 1892, at Irvinestown, aged 80 years. And his son, Archd S. Cowan died 4th February, 1894, aged 30 years.

FIELDS

This stone erected by Alexander Fields in memory of his son John Fields who departed this life the 9th day of August, 1834, aged 32 years. Also my loving wife, Catherine Fields, who departed this life July 19th, 1839, aged 65 years.

Erected by John Fields in Memory of his Father, William Fields, who departed this life 31st March, 1874, aged 78 years. Also his mother Mary Fields who died August 10th, 1882, aged 92 years. Also his two beloved daughters who fell asleep, Rebecca Fields, April 3rdh, 1895, aged 24 years. Mary J. Fields, October 3rd, 1895, aged 30 years.

FLORRIE

In loving memory of James Alexander Beacom, born 29th June 1883, William John Beacom (Jack) , died 22nd March, 1897, in his 18th year. Florence maria Beacom FLORRIE, who died at Irvinestown on Thursday the 2nd August 1906, aged 13 years. Rebecca Forysthe, died 12th February 1913, aged 86 years. Georgine Beacom, died 4th December 1924, aged 75 years. Thomas Beacom, died 8th April 1937. Erected by John Beacom, Berceek 1898.

FORYSTHE

In loving memory of James Alexander Beacom, born 29th June 1883, William John Beacom (Jack) , died 22nd March, 1897, in his 18th year. Florence maria Beacom FLORRIE, who died at Irvinestown on Thursday the 2nd August 1906, aged 13 years. Rebecca Forysthe, died 12th February 1913, aged 86 years. Georgine Beacom, died 4th December 1924, aged 75 years. Thomas Beacom, died 8th April 1937. Erected by John Beacom, Berceek 1898.

GARDINER

Erected by Sarah Gardiner, Irvinestown, in memory of her beloved husband, John Gardiner, who departed this life, July 16th, 1871, aged 71 years. Also interred here the above named Sarah Gardiner who died December 1st, 1887, aged 86 years.

GIPSON

Here lyeth ye body of John Gipson who died February 17th, 1747, aged 43 years. Also his 4 children, Ann Margaret Elizabeth and John.

GRAHAM

In memory of Ann Graham who departed this life, May 17th, 1799, aged 56 years. Also Marg. Meer? Who departed this life January 6, 1802, aged 39 years. Also James Graham, who departed this life August 7, 1870, aged 66 years. And also his wife, Mary Ann Graham, who departed this life 12 January, 1877, aged 69 years. "Her end was peaceful."

Sacred to the memory of William Graham, late of Drumall, who departed this life December 26th, 1822, aged 56 years. Also his daughter, Mary Graham, who died 7th April, 1823, aged 19 years. Mary Graham, relict: of the above died 11th December, 1852, aged 84 years and their son, William Graham, who departed this life April 1st, 1865, aged 67 years.

HALL

In memory of Jane Hall who departed this life November 11th, 1808, aged 50 years, also Margaret Hall departed this life, December 17th, 1808, aged 20 years.

HARAN

Erected by Charles Haran of Glassmullagh in memory of his brother, Jas. Haran Primitive Wesleyan Methodist Minister who died July 23rd, 1805, aged 27 years. Also his father Charles Haran who departed this life, June the 27th, 1867, aged 72 years.

HARRINGTOWN

Here lyeth the body of Jahn Harrintown who dyed September the 11, 1778, aged 60.

HENDERSON

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Charlotte Henderson, wife of Mr. John Henderson of Lauchty who died 15th February, 1836, aged 65 years.

HETHERINGTON, HETHERINGTOWN

Here lyeth the body of John Hetheringtown who died September 11, 1718, aged 60.

Here lyeth the body of George Hetherington who departed this life.............1768, aged 68 years. Also ........ Hetherington who departed this life, April 16th, 1759, aged......years. Also Christopher Hetherington who departed this life, June 30th, 1781, aged 33 years. Isabella Hetherington, who died September.....1784, aged 60 years. Also Henry Hetherington who died December 26, 1787, aged 35 years. Also Mrs. Elizabeth Hetherington, wife of Henry Hetherington, Esq. who died 23rd June, 1886, aged 86 years. Underneath lies the remains of Henry William Hetherington, lieutenant of the Fermanagh Militia who departed this life on the 24th October, 1885, aged........

Erected by W.M. Hetherington, Drumsara, in memory of his beloved father W.M.Heatherington who departed this life 28 May, 1870, aged 77 years.

HOMES

Robert Homes dyed the 18 Day of February, 1694.

HUMPHRIES

Coat of Arms. Here lyeth the body of Gerard Humphries who departed this life, June 2, 1787, aged 98 years. Also the Body of William Humphries who departed this life, January 11, 1780, aged 28 years. Also the body of Patrick Humphries of Drumcaw, who departed this life March the 10, 1797, aged 75 years.

HUNTER

Here lies ye body of Ann Hunter who died July 14th, 1786 aged 34 years.

2628658 Private W. Hunter, Royal Inniskilling Fus. 4th February, 1918, aged 21. I have fought the fight.

HURST

Sacred to the memory of Sarah the beloved wife of George Hurst who departed this life for a higher and better 26th May, 1847. Also George Hurst husband of the above who fell asleep in Jesus, 16th June, 1847, aged 35 years.

INGRAM

Erected in memory of Robert Ingram who departed this life 13 May, 1850, aged 50 years. Also of his brothers, George Ingram, died 12th April, 1876, aged 73 years. Also of Robert's loved wife, Isabella, died 18th December, 1879, aged 71 years.

IRVINE

Mary Anne Irvine, died 4rh June, 1890. Jesus is My Shepherd. Erected in loving memory by her son.

This monument erected by John Lavans in memory of his wife, Mary, who died 30th July, 1821, aged 25 years. Also his Father-in-law, George Irvine, of Drumharvy, who died on the 15th of Febrary, 1818, aged 66 years. And also his mother-in-law Catherine Irvine who died September 10th, 1817, aged 62 years. Also their son Wm. Irvine who died 3rd March, 1876, aged 71 years.

Erected by David Irvine, of Coolgarran to the Memory of his mother, Margaret Irvine, who died Augst 11th, 1801, aged 55 years. Also his Father, Gerard, Irvine, who died July 21st, 1818, aged 61 years.

SACRED. To the memory of David Irvine, who died April 15th, 1818, aged 71 years.

Erected by John Irvine, of Coolgarran to the memory of his wife, Rachel Irvine who departed this life, 20th November, 1820, aged 69 years. Also here are interred the remains of his daughter, Leah Irvine, who died October 30th, 1801, aged 11 months. Sacred also to the memory of the above John Irvine who died December 19th, 1810, aged 90 years.

Daniel Irvine who died February the 6, 1702, aged 39.

Here lyeth the body of Catherine Irvine who departed this life November the 28th, 1766, aged 78 years.

Here lyeth the body of Dorothy Irvine otherwise Woods who departed this life December the 17th, aged 60 years.

Here lyeth the body of Magdalen Irvine, wife of John Irvine, who departed this life September 18, 1728, aged 41 years. As also the bodys of Catrin and Mary daughters of these John and Magdalen who departed this life August the 3.. the year of God above. Also lieth ye body of John Irvine who departed this life November ye 13th, 1747 in ye 68th year of his age....now the body of David Irvine who departed this life the 20th July, 1756, aged 38 years. Also here lyeth the body of Margaret Irvine daughter to the above David Irvine who departed this life April the 24, 1771, aged 19 years.

IRWIN

Here lyeth the body of James Irwin who died February the 2nd, 1753, aged 50 years.

In memory of Thomas Bleakley died 21st January, 1886, aged 69 years. (Inscription "Thy Will by Done") (Bottom right: J.G. Irwin, Enniskillen.)

JOHNSTON

Coat of Arms. Here lyeth the body of Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston who departed this life June the 3rd, 1770, aged 42 years. Also the body of Ger Johnston, of Moneykee, who departed this life, October 24th, 1812, aged 32 years.

Coat of Arms. Here lyeth the body of Mrs. Providence Johnston who died the 4th day of September, Anno Domini 1713.

JOHNSTONE

Coat of Arms. Here lyes ye Body of Anne Johnstone who departed this life November 16th, 1774, aged 60 years.

JOLLY

Here lyeth the body of Ann Jolly who departed this life September ye 3, 1769, aged 13 years. Also ye body of Douglas Jolly, who departed this life, April ye 12th, 1788, aged 20 years. I.H.S.

KENEDY

Caferen: Kenedy: who died the 27 of March, 1710.

KNOX

Erected by Thos. Knox. In memory of his beloved wife, Eliza J. Knox, who died 14th February, 1891. Aged 42 years.

LAVANS

This monument erected by John Lavans in memory of his wife, Mary, who died 30th July, 1821, aged 25 years. Also his Father-in-law, George Irvine, of Drumharvy, who died on the 15th of February, 1818, aged 66 years. And also his mother-in-law Catherine Irvine who died September 10th, 1817, aged 62 years. Also their son Wm. Irvine who died 3rd March, 1876, aged 71 years.

LINDSAY

Thy Will Be Done. In Loving Memory of Michael Lindsay, died September 19th, 1898, aged 94 years. Also his wife, Christian, died 17th March, 1870, aged 64 years. His son James, died 23rd October, 1901, aged 48 years. His son John, died Shanmullagh 25th February, 1920, aged 76 years. His daughter Dorothea, died 6th September, 1920, aged 78 years.

LITTLE

Here lyeth the body of John Little who dyed July the 1, 1719, aged 29.

MARTIN

Erected by Charles Martin, Moneykee, in memory of his father, Gerard Martin who departed this life October 12, 1896, aged 70 years. Also his brother, George Martin who departed this life, September 20, 1873, aged 12 years.

MAXWELL

In loving memory of Hannagh Maxwell, wife of Christopher Woods. Died 21st June, 1919.

John Maxwell in memory of his beloved mother, Mary Maxwell, who died 10th March, 1880, aged....years.

McALIVEAIN

Here lyeth the body of Andrew McAliveain, who departed this life 29th 1776, aged 75 years.

McELROY

In loving memory of Sarah Jan McElroy, Irvinestown, who died February 5th, 1896, aged 51 years. Also her husband, Joseph McElroy, who died March 16th, 1904, aged 70 years. Also their sons, William who died 13th December, 1919, aged 44 years, Joseph, who died 22nd June 1923, aged 53 years, and James, who died 5th March, 1940, aged 55 years. He Giveth His Beloved Sleep.

McGREGOR

Here lyeth the body of Gerard McGregor, who departed this life, January the 7th, 1776, aged 78 years. Also the body of Laneme McGregor, who departed this life, July the 18th, 1784, aged 84 years. Here also lyeth the body of their son, James McGregor, Esq., of Parkhill, who departed this life October the 17th, 1789, aged 60 years.

McGUIRE

Here lyeth the body of John McGuire who departed this life.......... The 6th, 1789, aged 22 years. Also Catherine McGuire, who died March the 14th, 1792, aged 47 years.

Here lyeth the body of John McGuire who departed this life December the 6th, 1789, aged 22 years. Also Cathrin McGuire who died March the 14th, 1792, aged 47years.

MEER?

In memory of Ann Graham who departed this life, May 17th, 1799, aged 56 years. Also Marg. Meer? Who departed this life January 6, 1802, aged 39 years. Also James Graham, who departed this life August 7, 1870, aged 66 years. And also his wife, Mary Ann Graham, who departed this life 12 January, 1877, aged 69 years. "Her end was peaceful."

MONTGOMERY

For his father......Montgomery who departed this life..... 23, 1786, aged 88 years. Also his mother Mary Montgomery who departed this life, June 22nd, 1777, aged 72 years.

MORRIS

Erected by Daniel Morris in memory of his brother, John Morris, Garvaghy, died January 19th, 1860, aged 26 years. Also his beloved father, John Morris, died December 2nd, 1862, aged 57 years. Also his brother, Thomas Morris, died September 12th, 1867, aged 26 years. Jane Morris, wife of John Morris, died 21st March, 1894, aged 84 years.

Erected by John Morris in memory of his father John Morris who departed this life March 16th, 1806, aged 66 years. Also Catherine his wife departed this life May 14th, 1800, aged 68 years.

MORROW

Here lyes the body of Ann Morrow, who died April the 2 1727.

RAMSAY

Erected by Ralph Ramsay, of Boyachan. In memory of his father, Ralph Ramsay who died 10th August, 1887, aged 88 years; his mother, Margaret Ramsay, who died 26th November, 1889, aged 88 years.

ROBINSON

Erected in memory of George Robinson, late of Liscreevin, who departed this life March the 29th, 1827, aged 82 years.

SWEENEY

Erected by Patrick Sweeney in memory of his brother William Sweeney. Also his most affectionate parents, Patrick and Faithy? Sweeney and ........of his children.

THOMPSON

Robert Thompson, Keeran, died 27th July 1901, aged 81 years. Also his wife Jane, died 14th october 1914, aged 88 years.

VANCE

Margaret Vance, died October 17th 1910. Aged 79 years.

WILSON

Here lyeth the body of Robert Wilson, who died March 12, 1762, aged 89 years. Also Henry Robinson who died June 4th, 1886, aged 52 years.

Here lyeth the bodies of Margaret and Siscily Wilson's duaghters to Robert Wilson now living in Liscreevin who died in the year 1714 and 1715. Memento Mori.

WOODS

In loving memory of Hannagh Maxwell, wife of Christopher Woods. Died 21st June, 1919.

Here lyeth the body of Dorothy Irvine otherwise Woods who departed this life December the 17th, aged 60 years.

UNKNOWN

(Broken headstone) Y. of............ ........D........ .......CH........ 1724. Aged.......years.

Here lyeth the bodys of Jane....ier & Elizabeth who dyed in May the 8, 1698.

(Broken headstone) Y.W. Mc........... In Memory of Joh.......lly, aged 5...rs.

Here lyeth the body of Genathlin, wife of W.F., who died November the 23, 1713.