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Old Killaghtee Graveyard Inscriptions, Killaghtee, Co Donegal

(Photograph by Colm)

 

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Notes:

 

These inscriptions and photographs were compiled with the help of the Donegal County Library

Photographs sourced from :

Terrance R Cassidy

Colm & bennybulb

Killaghtee Old Church and Heritage Sites article by lisamcgu

 

Also see the Graveyard Plan

&

Short History & Photographs

Inscriptions

(Horizontal sandstone slab)

Sacred to the Memory of

James Banfield

Who was drowned in the execution of his Coast Guard Duty

The 11th Oct 1833 aged 27 years

Of the soundest principles

Unimpeachable integrity

An Israelite indeed in who was no guile

 

 

(Boxed sandstone tomb)

Sacred to the Memory of

Jane Bustard of Bellville

Who departed this life Dec 11 1811 aged 64 years

 

 

(Broken sandstone tablet with same inscription as boxed tomb)

Here lieth the body of

Jean Bustard

Who departed this life Dec 11 1811 aged 64 years

 

Note:

Jean and Jane are probably identical

 

 

(Broken sandstone tablet with same inscription as boxed tomb)

Here lieth the body of

John Bustard

Who departed this life Apr 11 1785 aged 40 years

This stone was erected by his son

John

For the use of his father and family

 

 

(Boxed sandstone tomb)

Sacred to the Memory of

John Bustard of Bellville

Who departed this life

Apr 11 1785 aged 40 years

 

 

(Horizontal sandstone slab with the letters IHS)

This stone was erected by

Richard Carre

For his daughter

Elenor Carre

Who died Jun 29 1812 aged 27 years

 

 

(Horizontal limestone slab)

Underneath this stone lyeth the body of

Edward Cassidy

Who departed this life 12 Jan 1770 aged 66 years

As also the body of

Isabella Cassidy alias Gailey

Who departed this life 21 Feb 1803 aged 82 years

 

 

 

(Broken limestone slab)

Memento Mori

Here lies the body of

John Cassidy

Who departed this life and was intered under this stone

Jun 16 1778 aged 66 years

This stone was erected by John Cassidy's sons

For their father and famely

 

(Upright freestone slab)

Lucy Henrietta Cassidy

Died Jun 6 1875 aged 3 years

Susanna Cassidy

Died Jan 31 1881 aged 92 years

Elizabeth Cassidy

Died Aug 6 1888 aged 53 years

Also her husband

Samuel Cassidy of Bruckless

Who died Jul 4 1902 aged 70 years

James Hamilton Cassidy

Died 22 Feb 1911 aged 42 years

Ada Mary Cassidy

Died 9 Mar 1930 aged 57 years

 

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

This stone is erected as a small, though sincere tribute of filial love

And respect, to the Memory of

Samuel Cassidy of Bruckless

And his wife Esther

The former died 17 Mar 1807 aged 53 years

And the latter 21 May 1822 aged 62 years

The erector of this stone

Andrew Cassidy of Bruckless

Departed this life Feb 23 1856 aged 67 years

 

'The strife is o'er, the pangs of Nature close

And life's last rapture triumphs o'er her woes;

Yet still I hear the parting spirit sight

It is a dead and awful thing to die

O then let faith awake, arise, illume

This dead unknown the chaos of the tomb'

 

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

Here lieth the body of

William Cassidy

Who departed this left 10 Jul 1809 aged 71 years

And Beneath this stone are also deposited the remains of

Frances

Daughter of the late

Samuel and Esther Cassidy

Died 25 Aug 1824 aged 34 years

Samuel Cassidy

Departed this life 12 Jul 1829 aged 33 years

Edward Cassidy

Departed this life 30 Mar 1849 aged 77 years

 

 

 

(Horizontal sandstone slab, flaking)

Here lyeth the body of

Meary Chesnut

Who departed this life Feb 23 1733

aged XVII (17)

 

 

(Boxed sandstone tomb)

Here Lieth the body of

Ann Jane Crawford

Wife of David Crawford of Spamount

Who departed this life 9 Jan 1824

Aged 53 years

Also the remains of his daughter

Sarah

Who departed this life 14 Sep 1827

Aged 24 years

 

 

(Boxed sandstone tomb)

Sacred to the memory of

Mr David Crawford of Spamount

Who departed this life 9 Nov 1828

Aged 68 years

Also to the memory of

Milly Stephens

Eldest daughter of the above

And wife of

Mr M C Stephens RN

Who departed this life 24 Mar 1829

Aged 27 years

 

 

(Sandstone slab lying alongside south wall, inside ruin)

Here lieth the body of

Margaret Crawford

Who departed this life Jun 21 1795

Aged 27 years

This stone was erected by

David Crawford

 

 

(Sandstone tablet, Crest at top in circle, looks like a winged sea horse)

Here lies the body of

Elizabeth Creighton alias Colhoun

Who died 30 Mar 1799

Aged 26 years

Also the body of

Abraham Creighton

Who died 17 Jun 1812

Aged 70 years

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

Here lieth the body of

James Creighton

Who died 19 Apr 1814

Aged 83 years

Also his son

Abraham

Who died 2 Feb 1816

Aged 54 years

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

In Memory of

John Crooke

Who departed this life 19 Mar 1833

Aged 19 years

Ann Crooke

Departed this life 12 Sep 1847

Aged 23 years

Alicia Crooke

Departed this life 21 Jul 1855

Aged 70 years

Frederick Crooke

Departed this life 2 Feb 1860

Aged 80 years

Elizabeth Shannon

Departed this life 15 Apr 1872

Aged 70 years

 

 

(Upright granite slab in low stone enclosure)

Michael C Deane

Born 1856, died 1885

Margaret Deane

Born 1859, died 1937

Francis M Deane

Born 1922, died 1938

James Deane

Born 1882, died 1952

 

Notes:

Also interred in this grave is the wife of James Deane d 1952 :

Margaret Deane (nee Boyd) born 3 Mar 1886, died 19 Nov 1979

See 1901 census Curraghafeaghan

Researcher: Ethna - Email

(Upright sandstone slab)

To the memory of

Catherine Divir

Who departed this life Jun 23 1841

Aged 38 years

 

 

(Horizontal limestone slab)

Here lyeth the body of

Christopher Donlavey

Who departed this life Jun 3 1783

Aged 82 years

Also the body of

Patrick Harkin

Who departed this life Mar 22 1793

Aged 66 years

Requiescant in pace

 

 

(Horizontal limestone slab)

Here lieth the body of

John Dorrian

Who departed this life ? 12 Feb 1768

Aged 67

Erected by Hugh Langan

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

Beneath are deposited the remains of

Andrew Hamilton, Ballymadonnell, Esq

Who died 29 Oct 1769

Aged 66 years

Also the remains of his wife

Mrs Katherine Hamilton

She died 29 Oct 1813

In the 105th year of her age

This stone was erected to their memory by their daughter

Angel

An Dom 1814

 

 

(Horizontal limestone slab, broken)

Here lies the body of

Mrs Catherine Hamilton of Edwn

Who departed this life Oct 10 1709

Aged 79 years

 

 

(Sandstone tablet inside church, under east window)

Sacred to the memory of

James Hamilton

Who died 12 Nov 1806

Aged 70

Also to the memory of his wife

Ann Hamilton alias Nesbitt

Who died 24 May 1812

Aged 62 years

 

 

(Horizontal limestone slab with two doves at top and Angel at base)

Memento Mori

Here lieth the body of

Ann Haraughey alias McGowan

Who departed this life 9 Feb 1828

Aged 28 years

 

 

(Upright sandstone slab)

In memory of

Andrew Henry of Aighan

Died 23 Jul 1871

Isabella

His wife, died 6 May 1888

Also our dear father

Thomas Henry

Died 10 Jun 1900

Pat Quinn, Mountcharles

 

 

(Horizontal limestone slab)

Here lieth the body of

Mary Langun alias Nesbitt

Who departed this life 18 Nov 1747

Aged 67 years

Erected by Hugh Langun

Anno 1755

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

Sacred to the memory of

John Logan

Who departed this life 11 Jan 1829

Aged 75 years

 

 

(Limestone tablet)

Erected by John and William Lyons

In memory of their beloved mother

Ellen Lyons

Who departed this life 24 Mar 1872

Aged 58 years

 

 

(Upright freestone slab)

In loving memory of

Patrick Lyons

Who died 21 Jan 1888

Aged 72 years

Also his wife

Ellen

Who died 3 May 1895

Aged 69 years

Also their son

William

Who died 13 May 1872

Aged 27 years

 

 

(Limestone tablet)

Erected by John and William Lyons

In memory of their beloved father

William Lyons

Who departed this life 15 Aug 1867

Aged 56 years

 

 

(Coffin shaped tomb and upright freestone broken slab, inside old church, south-east corner)

Sacred to the memory of

Thamasin MacLean

And her brother

Francis

The former died 4 Oct 1826

Aged 8 years

The latter 20 Nov 1827

Aged 7 years

Also of

Heather Mary

Who died 15 Jun 1835

Aged 10 years

And of their father

William MacLean (Surgeon)

Who died 3 Jul 1835

Aged 46 years

He was for many years Medical Officer of the

Dunkineely, Killybegs, Ardara Dispensaries

And also in memory of his grand daughter

Elizabeth MacLean

Who died 25 Jun 1886

Aged 15 years

 

 

(Upright freestone slab with the letters IHS, in iron enclosure)

Sacred to the memory of

John McBrearty

Who departed this life 24 Jan 1832

Aged 75 years

Also Margaret McBrearty

Who departed this life 12 Nov 1838

Aged 50 years

 

 

(Freestone tablet)

Erected to the memory of

James McClintock

Who died Nov 30 1884

Aged 66 years

Also his son

Francis Aaron

Who died 11 Sep 1896

Aged 29 years

Also their daughter

Mary Anne McClintock

Who died 21 Nov 1934

Aged 84 years

 

 

(Upright freestone slab with ornamental urn and open book)

John McClintock

Who departed this life 4 Oct 1888

Aged 72 years

Also his wife

Catherine McClintock

Who departed this life 31 Jul 1881

Aged 50 years

Erected by their children

Ralph, Aaron and Margaret Jane

 

 

(Freestone tablet)

Erected in memory of

Margaret

The beloved wife of James McClintock

Who died 15 Nov 1892

Aged 67 years

Also Andrew Charles

Their youngest son, who died 19 Feb 1892

Aged 21 years

Also their son

Samuel

Who died at Tulagi, British Solomon Islands

29 Mar 1918

Aged 59 years

 

 

 

(Horizontal limestone slab broken)

Underneath this tomb doth lieth the body of

Ann McElwee

Who departed this life 27 Feb 1759

Aged 37 years

Erected by Thomas McElwee

 

 

(Horizontal sandstone slab with the letters IHS)

Here lies the body of

Sarah McGloughlen also Car

Who departed this life 24 Jan 1835

Aged 16 years

 

 

(Horizontal limestone slab)

Here lyeth the body of

John McKey

Who departed this life 8 Apr 1808

Aged 86 years

 

 

(Boxed sandstone tomb alongside south wall, outside ruin)

Sacred to the memory of the

Rev Patrick Morgan

Late Rector of the Parish of Killybegs

Who died 30 Nov 1805

Aged 59 years

And of

Deborah Morgan

His wife, who died 10 Aug 1819

Aged 64 years

 

 

(Upright freestone slab)

Erected by Francis B Morrow

In memory of his mother

Eliza Morrow alias Baskin

Who died 12 Jul 1877

Aged 65 years

His wife

Margaret Morrow alias Frizzel

Who died 24 Sep 1885

Aged 29 years

And his father

Epraim Morrow

Who died 9 Oct 1885

Aged 88 years

 

 

(Collapsed boxed sandstone tomb)

This stone was erected by

George Murray

As an earthly tablet on which to record

The deceased members of his family;

Ann Murray

Was called home 6 Sep 1845

Aged 23 years

She died rejoicing through Jesus who bought her

The father, the patriarch

George Murray

Taken home 8 Apr 1872

Aged 89 Years

Also his beloved wife

Jane Murray

Taken home 31 Aug 1876

Aged 89 years

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

In memory of

James Murray

Who died 22 Dec 1872

Aged 86 years

Also his wife

Ann Murray

Who died 6 Mar 1869

Aged 70 years

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

In memory of

James O'Donnell

Who departed this life 14 Jul 1849

Aged 92 years

Erected by James O'Donnell jun

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

Here lieth the body of

John O'Donnell

Who departed this life 23 Jan 1802

Aged 73 years

Erected by James O'Donnell

For his father and family

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

To the memory of beloved parents

As a token of sincere and filial love

Fanny O'Donnell

Died 26 Jul 1848

Aged 70 years

Also her husband

Thomas O'Donnell

Who died 17 Apr 1863

Aged 82 years

 

 

(Sandstone tablet in iron enclosure)

Adam Porter

4 May 1866 aged 70 years

His wife Margaret

Daughter of Thomas Moubray and Ruth Moubray alias Crawford of Ballintra

5 Sep 18786 aged 70 years

 

 

(Sandstone tablet in iron enclosure)

Ann Porter alias Bustard

Died 10 Feb 1835

Aged 78 years

Her husband

James Porter

Died 31 Oct 1846

Aged 91 years

And four of their grandchildren

William

Emeline

George Moubray Bustard and

George James Porter

That died in infancy

Also George Moubray aged 78 and

Margaret Moubray 82 years

 

 

(Sandstone tablet in iron enclosure)

Joseph M Porter

28 Jul 1869

Aged 21 years

 

 

(Horizontal sandstone slab inside church, alongside south-east wall)

Here lyeth the body of

John Rogers

Who departed this life 30 Jan 1763

Aged 74 years

This stone was erected by Robert Rogers

 

 

(Sandstone tablet inside Church to north of Hamilton stones under east window)

To the memory of

Catherine Rogers alias Walker

Kept by the power of God

Through faith unto salvation

Died 9 Dec 1841

In the 66th year of her age

 

 

(Sandstone Tablet)

Erected as a tribute of affection

By John Walker, to his father and mother

Arthur and Elizabeth Walker

The former died Dec 18 1861

Aged 101 years

The latter 14 Jan 1841

Aged 78 years

Also to their son

Arthur

Who died 3 Aug 1840

Aged 26 years

 

 

(Boxed sandstone tomb outside the Church, between east window and main gate, to the right on entering gate)

In memory of

James Walker of Ballyloughan

Who died 9 Feb 1867

Aged 64 years

Also his sister

Elizabeth Walker

Who died 3 Aug 1890

Aged 95 years

 

 

(Sandstone tablet)

This stone was erected by

James Walker

In memory of his father

Richard Walker

Who departed this life 9 Sep 1834

Aged 90 years

Also the the memory of

John Walker

Son to the above James

Who departed this life 10 Mar 1841

Aged 20 years

 

 

(Upright freestone slab)

Erected by Elizabeth Wilson

In memory of her husband

Thomas Wilson

Who departed this life 11 Jun 1890

Aged 51 years

 

 

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