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Gravestone Inscriptions, Belfast
Ulster Historical Foundation Belfast, Ireland
Contributed by Maree Moore

Volume 1 - Clarke, R S J, editor

Shankill O.S. 60 Grid Ref. 320750 p.48

FERGUSON

Erected by (James) Fer(gu)son of Belfast in memory of his father Robert who died 21st February, 1834, aged 67 years. Also his mother Margaret who died 21st July 1844 aged 76 years. And 6 children who died young. Also his beloved wife who died 7th September, 1853 aged 39 yrs. And the above named James Ferguson who died 28th Sept. 1857 aged 46 years.

FERGUSON

Erected by James Ferguson in memory of his son Robert who died 27 Nov. 1868 aged 1 year. Also his daughter Annie died 21st Feb. 1879 aged 21 years. His son Robert Alexander died 3rd Sept. 1881 aged 11 yrs. His wife Eliza Ferguson died 15th Mar. 1885 aged 46 yrs.

FERGUSON

[89.Memorial tablet in two panels of white limestone]. Erected by......... in memory of the above Nathaniel Ferguson who died 29th Sept. 1871 aged 49 yrs. Also of his eldest son illiam Johnston Ferguson who died 31st Oct. 1874 aged 22 yrs. In memory of two of his children who died in infancy. And also his son John who died May 16th 1869 in the 16th year of his age. Also of his daughter Annie who died 21st January, 1871 aged 3 yrs and 6 mths. Also of his daughter Mary Agnes who died 25th Sept. 1871 aged 13 yrs.
[Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Nathaniel Ferguson of No.6 Mountpottinger, Ballymacarrett, County Down, woolen draper, deceased who died 29th September, 1871 at same place, were granted at Belfast 30 October 1871, to Mary Agnes Ferguson of No.6 Mountpottinger, Ballymacarrett, Belfast, aforesaid, the widow of the said deceased. Effects under 6,000 Pounds. The will of William Johnston Ferguson, late of Bridge Street, Belfast, County Antrim, woolen draper, deceased, who died 31 October, 1874, at Mountpottinger County Down was proved at Belfast 18 November, 1874, by the oaths of Mary Agnes Ferguson of Bridge Street, widow, John McCalmont of Mill Street, linen merchant, and Willian Joseph Stokes of Upper Arthur Street, linen warehouse manager, all in Belfast, and George Sinclair of Mountpottinger, Belfast aforesaid boot and shoe maker, the executors. Effects under 300 Pounds].

Vol. 2 - Clarke, R S J, editor

Friar's Bush and Milltown Graveyards: O.S. 61 Grid Ref. 335724

FERGUSON

In memory of William Ferguson who died 07 May 18(5)4 aged 28 years. Also his wife Eliza Ferguson who died 18 Mar 1854 aged 20 years. Owen McSally died 10 Oct 1852 aged 60 years. Margaret McSally died 02 Apr 1850 aged 19 years. Charlotte McSally died in infancy 18(4)2. John Hamill died in infancy ( 1853 ). And his father James Hamill who died 29 Apr 1869 aged 43 yrs. Margaret McSally died 04 May 1874 aged 80 years. Owen McSally, born Feb 1812 , died Aug 1908 aged 96 years. Jane Hamill, widow-of-above, died 12 Nov 1908 aged 74 years. Mary McSally, widow-of-above, died 11 Feb 1913 aged 81 years.

Vol. 3 - Clarke, R S J, editor

Belfast Balmoral Graveyard: O.S. 64 Grid Ref. 305709 p.43

COOPER

Erected by William Cooper in memory of his beloved wife Mary Agnes who died 23 Sep 1899. Also their eldest son William J. Ferguson who died 11 Jan 1900 aged 21 years. Also above named William Cooper died 24 Mar 1909 aged 51 years. 'Until the day break and shadows flee away.'

FERGUSON

[White limestone tablet in surround in a low stone-and-rail enclosure]. In loving remembrance of Anne CLARK, wife of James Ferguson, who died 13th May 1873. And of his daughter Adelaide Martha, who died 20th Sept. 1875. Also his infant son John Mcnaughton, who died 9th Jan. 1862. The above James Ferguson died 17th Jan. 1881 aged 61 yrs. Also his son William Deeble Ferguson, died 29th Nov. 1936 aged 80 yrs. [Register: Ferguson, Anne, aged 52 yrs., of 8 Mount Pleasant, buried 16 May 1873. Ferguson, Adelaide, aged 22 yrs., of Mount Plesant, buried 22 Sep. 1875. Ferguson, John M., aged 20 mths., of Belfast, buried 9 Jan. 1862. Ferguson James, aged 61 yrs., of Fountain Ville, buried 20 Jan. 1881].

FERGUSON

Erected by Samuel Ferguson of Belfast in loving memory of three of his children; Samuel, who departed this life 25th February 1862 aged 10 years; and Henry & Henry who died in infancy. "Suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of Heaven." Math. XIX, 14. Also his wife Leanna Ferguson, who departed this life 8th March, 1869 aged 40 yrs. Also the above named Samuel Ferguson who died 14th Nov. 1881 aged 60 yrs. [Register: Ferguson, Henry, aged 1 yr., of Belfast, buried 12 Sep. 1860. Ferguson, Henry aged 1 mth., of Belfast, buried 27 Sep. 1860. Ferguson Samuel, aged 11 yrs, of Belfast, buried 26th Feb. 1862. Ferguson, Leanna, aged 47 yrs [sic], of William's Place, buried 9 March 1869. Ferguson, Samuel, aged 64 yrs [sic], of Charles St South, buried 16 Nov. 1880. The will of Samuel Ferguson late of Belfast, grocer, who died 14 November 1880 at same place, was proved at Belfast 12 Jan. 1881 by Robert Ferguson of Vernon St., Belfast., grocer, and Thomas Ferguson of Colin View, Belfast, cow-keeper, the executors. Effects under 100 Pounds].

FERGUSON

In memory of William Ferguson, born July 1820, died August 28th 1863. [Register: Ferguson, Wiliam, aged 41 yrs., of Wellington Pk., buried 31st Aug.1863]
Letters of administration of the personal estate of William Ferguson, late of Wellington Park, Belfast, silk mercer, who died 28 Aug. 1863 at the Retreat, Armagh, were granted at Belfast 19 Oct. 1863 to Jane Clark Ferguson alias MOORE of Wellington Park, Belfast., aforesaid, the widow of said deceased. Effects under 200 Pounds].

FERGUSON

[White limestone tablet in elaborate Gothic surround]. In memory of J.C. Ferguson, A.M., M.B., Trin.Coll.Dub., Hon. Fellow, King and Queen's College Physicians; Professor of Medicine, Queens University; Physician, Belfast General Hospital, died 24th June 1865 aged 63 years. "Thanks be to God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." I Cor. 15, 57. [Register: Ferguson, John Creery, aged 62 yrs [sic], of Howard St., buried 28 June 1865. John Creery Ferguson was born 22nd August 1802 at Tandragee, County Armagh, and was son of Thomas Ferguson, apothecary. He was educated at Gregorius Feinagle's Institution of Dublin and graduated at T.C.D., B.A. in 1823, M.B. in 1827 and M.A., in 1833. He also studied at Edinburgh 1824-5, and his manuscript diary and other papers of this period of his life are preserved in the Public Record Office of NI (D1918/2). He next went on to Paris and there learned the use of Laennec's newly invented stethoscope, in particular for listening to the foetal heart in utero. He became Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Apothecaries' Hall, Dublin, 1846-9. , and first Professor of Medicine at Queen's College, Belfast, 1849-65. While in Belfast he was also an attending physician at the Belfast General Hospital 1853-65 and first President of the reformed Ulster Medical Society in 1862. He was an unassuming man and seems to have made little impact compared with his more famous successors. See Burtchaell and Sadlier: Alumni Dublinensus, (1924); Moody and Becket, Queen's, Belfast, 1845-1949, (1959); o'Brien, Crookshank and Wolstenholme; A Portrait of Irish Medicine, (1984); Pinkerton: 'John Creery Ferguson', Ulster Medical Journal, 1981, 50, 10-20].

FERGUSON

[Inscribed at base of white limestone cross, now broken off]. Sacred to the memory of Isaac A. Ferguson, who departed this life 9 Jan. 1870 aged 40 yrs. [Register: Ferguson, Isaac, aged 40 yrs, of Windsor St., buried 10 Jan. 1870].

FERGUSON

[Small tablet of white limestone in a railed enclosure with a modern stone lying flat]. Erected by John Ferguson, 1894.

FERGUSON see MILLING p.111

MILLING

[Square pillar of white limestone, inscribed on two sides, in a low stone enclosure]. Prepare to mee thy God. Erected by James Milling in memory of Elizabeth, William and Isabella Milling, who all died young. The above named James (McConnell) Milling of Malone Park, entered into eternal rest on the 24th Sep. 1892, aged 79 yrs. He thus rejoined his three eldest children who pre-deceased him. He was for over 20 years a ruling elder in the neighbourhood church of Malone, he was an honest, upright, Godfearing, and deeply consientious man, but his assurance of eternal salvation rested not on the beauty of his lovely character but on the merits of the atoning work of his Saviour Jesus Christ. "The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ." Ann MATTHEWS, widow of the above James M. Milling, died 1st April, 1894, aged 74 yrs. In loving memory of James Milling, son of James McConnell Milling, Malone Park, who died 11th July 1905. And of his wife Harriet, daughter of the late John FERGUSON, Belgravia, who died 10th July, 1905. They passed hom in the prime of life with but an interval of a few hours. They loved their Saviour. "Be ye therefore ready also, for the son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not." St. Luke XII. 40. [Register: Milling, James, aged 79 yrs. of Malone Park, buried 26th Sep. 1892. Milling, Ann M., aged 74 yrs., of Malone Park buried 4 April, 1894. The will of James Milling, late of Woosley Villas, Malone Park, Balmoral, Belfast, gentleman, who died 24th Sept. 1892 at same place, was proved at Belfast 14 Oct. 1892 by Ann Milling of Woolsey Villas, and John Boyd of Charles Street South, Belfast, grocer, the executors. Effects 3,452.p. 2s. 2d. Probate of the will of Ann Milling, late of Malone Park, Belfast, widow, who died 1 April, 1894, granted at Belfast 25 Jan. 1897 to James Milling of Malone Park, gentleman. Effects 89p.4s.5d.].

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