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St. John's Church of Ireland, Killybegs

Headstone Inscriptions

 

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Notes:

 

Inscriptions submitted by Tom, except for ~

Hamilton & Greenlaw inscriptions and photographs submitted by Cheri and Marilyn

 

Please be aware that in most cases, the bare minimum of information was recorded from the headstones

Also, although all care was taken, some inscriptions were difficult to read and there may be some minor errors

 

The Inscriptions:

North Section

 

Maryanne, w. of John M. Arbin

Son Lewis John Arbin

 

 

Died 3 January 1885, Prudence, eldest daughter of the late Wm. Blain of Killybegs

 

 

William Crawford d. 5 November 1895 age 80

Elizabeth Jane Crawford (wife) d. 11 Mar 1899 age 58(?)

 

 

William G.H. Deane d. 18 Feb 1900, age 3 months

Robert Deane d. 20 Oct 1901 age 4 years

Dorothea H. Deane d. 10 Nov 1909 age 14 years

Thomas G. Deane d. 15 Dec 1914 age 21 years

John A. Deane d. 10 Aug 1915 age 30 years (60?)

Elizabeth Lily M. Deane d. 5 June 1982 age 72

Sarah Deane  age 59 years

Dorothea Deane unreadable

 

 

William Delap d. 16 Dec 1918 age 75

(Wife) Alicia Delap d. 24 July 1882 age 30

Thomas Patrick Delap d. 12 July 1895 age 20

Robert Delap d. 26 Mar 1901 age 23

Samuel James Delap d. 18 Apr 1902 age 33

 

 

Greenlaw No Headstone

William & Anne

 

 

 

 

Peter Sydney Charles Hack 1919-1988 of Largynagrena

Nancy Hack  1908-1980

 

 

Andrew Hamilton d. 17 May 1901 age 65

(Son) William John Hamilton d. 19 Jan 1902 age 31

(Wife) Mary Hamilton d. 25 Sept 1903 age 63

(Son) James Hamilton

 

 

Charlotte Hamilton d. 4 April 1910, age 66

William Hamilton d. 15 Nov 1916, age 77

Sons:

John Hamilton d. 13 May 1939, age 63

Drew Hamilton d. 4 Nov. 1988

Charlie Hamilton

 

 

 Emma Hamilton, w. of James Hamilton, d. 22 Aug 1953

James Hamilton unreadable

 

 

Jessica Anne dau. Of William and Jessie MacKay of Wick and Feiss

devoted wife of Joseph Hamilton d. 5 Dec 1951 age 69

Joseph Hamilton d. 1 Sept 1969 age 84

 

 

James Lyons d. 11 Dec 1905 age 24

Francis Lyons d. 29 Mar 1922 age 50

William Lyons d. 31 Mar 1922 age 44

 

 

Morrow Scottish Hill

 

 

Ephraim Morrow d. 27 Dec 1935 age 74

& Family

 

 

Robert Perry d. 1 Nov 1916 age 70

(Wife) Eliza Perry d. 3 April 1936 age 91

 

  

East Section

 

Erected to the memory of Lieut. Charles Blyth, R.N.

d. 20 Nov. 1856 age 60

Erected by officers and boatmen of the Killybegs district

 

 

Arthur Brooke 9 July 1843-23 Aug 1909

 

 

Elizabeth Augusta Brooke, sister of Arthur Brooke of Whitehouse Killybegs

b. 24 Oct 1844, d. 12 Mar. 1895

 

 

Alfred William Carr, 17 April 1875 age 5 months

 

 

Carruthers Robert Jameson, Andrew, Marion

 

 

Anne Connell, wife of Lot Connell,

Chief Boatman, Coastguard service Killybegs

who died 7 June 1881 age 40 [Mother of  Robert Connell, WA]

 

 

Rev. John Howard Deally M.A. Oxon d. Aug 15 1924 age 70

Beloved rector of this parish for 17 years

 

 

Thomas Gilmor d. 1953

Lucinda Gilmor d. 1945

 

 

Emily Goodall wife of W.A. Goodall Killybegs

and their daughter Ruth d. 21 June 1922 age 27

William A. Goodall d. 11 Feb 1947 age 89

 

 

Thomas C. Hope d. 26 Aug 1901 age 65, manager of Ulster Bank Killybegs

Wife Emily Jane Hope d. 11 Mar 1885 age 38

 

 

F.W. Joyce erected in memory of

Elizabeth Frances Joyce d. 1 Apr 1915 age 81

His sister Mary Charlotte Hunter d. 2 Feb 1913 age 44

 

 

Margaret Judge d. 17 Jan 1924 age 76

 

 

Alexander, youngest son of  Rev. William Lodge A.M. Rector of Killybegs

d. 19 Sept 1855 age 17

 

 

Richard, son of William Lodge A.M. Rector of Killybegs

and Anne his wife, d. 22 March 1856 age 23

 

 

Rev. William Lodge, Rector of Killybegs for 23 years d. 3 Nov 1862 age 77.

Wife Anne

 

 

James Long d. 12 July 1906 & family

 

 

Andrew McCullagh d. 13 Aug 1914 age 85

Wife M.A. McCullagh d. 22 Oct 1914 age 68

 

 

Alicia McElwaine d. at Fintragh 26 Sept 1929

Her mother Elizabeth McElwaine d. at Fintragh 19 May 1933

 

 

Thomas McMinn 2 Jan 1899, age 31

His mother Elizabeth 3 Dec 1889 age 72

His father James 24 March 1895 age 86

His brother Alexander 10 Mar 1912 age 67

 

 

Bowen Price d. 23 Nov 1899

Maria K. Price d. 11 July 1894

 

 

Robert Simpson

Engineman, RNR 4786, E.S. HMS Colleen

7 Aug 1916

 

 

 Reginald E.C. Styles,  SS.4 RN M8958 HMS Paxton, d. 20 May 1917 age 20

 

 

George Venables Wilson Esq.

youngest son of the late William Wilson Esq. of Wellingsborough Northhamptonshire

and grandson of the late Capt Hinde of Resbon Castle near Hitchin Hertfordshire

d. 27 April 1866 aged 47 years

For 22 years agent to the Murray Stewart estate

 

 

Sophia, wife of George Venables Wilson, Esq. JP Whitehouse Killybegs, died 1866 aged 47

 

 

South Section

 

John Gage Ball M.A. for 29 years rector at Killybegs

b. 19 Dec 1800[?] died at St. Katherines 23 Sept 1891

and his beloved wife Margaret McClintock b. 5 April 1808 died at Kingston on Thames 2 Jan 1895

Also their only son William b. 16 Oct 1842 d. 16 May 1871

Also of Mildred Ball, eldest daughter of the late William Ball, Esq. of Londonderry, b. 24 Oct 1804 d. St. Katherines 19 April 1865

 

 

James Boyd, Killybegs, d. 2 Aug 1892 age 75

 

 

James Boyd d. 20 Jan 1901 age 62

Wife Jane d. 24 April 1915 age 52

 

 

Patrick Boyd d. 9 Mar 1905 age 84

Wife Jane Boyd d. 2 Feb 1926 age 86

Son Stuart

Daughter Frances Jane

 

 

Denis Carlin, for 34 years a faithful servant to Rev. John Gage Ball A.M.

died at St. Katherines 28 Feb 1880, aged 82

 

 

Robert Cuscaden d. 12 Oct 1882, age 84

 

 

Crawford (covered in moss)

 

 

William Elsmore, Private RM HMS Virago[?] who died Killybegs 16 Jan 1867 age 25

 

 

Isabella Lyons d. 19 Feb 1907 age 72

John Lyons d. 12 Jun 1915 age 84

Samuel William Lyons d. 21 April 1951 age 75

 

 

 

John Wilson White d. 1 Oct 1892 age 79 erected by his wife Elizabeth

 

 

  

West Section

 

Isabella Boyd d. 1905 (covered in moss)

 

 

Mary A. Boyd d. 31 Dec 1906 age 73

Husband Jas. Boyd d. 7 Nov 1921 age 82

 

 

Anne Campbell d. 18 Jan 1898

 

 

Thomas Chesnutt (Royal Iniskilling Fusiliers) d. 4 Feb 1904

Wife Annie, daughter Rebecca

son Thomas d. at battle of the Somme 1 July 1916.

 

 

Anne Dudgeon d. 26 Jan 1810 age 39

 

 

 Erected

By His Affectionate Wife

Anne

To The Memory Of

James Hamilton

Who Departed This Life

September The 5 (6?) th 1849

Aged 47 Years

Also Their Daughter

Caroline Maria

Who Departed This Life

20th of March 1849

Aged 14 Years

Of Fintra House In This County

Also

To The Memory Of

Anne

Wife Of The Above James Hamilton

Who Died 29th October 1881

Aged 7?8 Years

 

 

 

Captain Robert Hamilton d. Killybegs 18 June 1896 age 67

Wife Martha d. at Larne 6 Oct 1916 age 74

 

 

John Houston of Killybegs d. 6 Mar 1882 age 88

Wife Jane d. 30 Nov 1890 age 89

Son William

Wife Jane Elizabeth

 

 

David Kennedy d. 9 Feb 1908 age 84

Wife Katherine d. 15 June 1909 age 86

 

 

 

McConnell

(three headstones within a wrought iron fence)

 

John McConnell d. 15 Nov 1881 age 63

Elizabeth McConnell d. 4 May 1889 age 74

 

William Gardiner McConnell, youngest son of John and Elizabeth

died 13 March 1859 age 3 [possibly 8]

His sister Jane Thompson d. 9 March 1882 age 31

 

John Dodd of Ardara

son of the late John Dodd and Jane Attridge his wife of Killybegs

died 21 Feb 1876 age 79

 

 

Creighton Morrow d. 17 Jan 1893 age 79 [+ family]

 

 

Robert Rogers of Killybegs d. 15 March 1863 age 80

 

 

Erected by Richard Thompson in memory of his wife Isabella d. Jan 1875 age 40

 

 

Patrick Walker d. 2 June 1890 age 90

Fernando Walker d. 5 Jan 1881 age 4

Anne Walker d. 13 May 1918 age 75

Husband James Walker d. 5 Jan 1919 age 76

 

 

Erected by Catherine Watson, Largy,

in memory of her husband John Watson who died 25 July 1873 age 68

Son James d. 4 April 1888 age 35

Catherine Watson d. 21 Dec 1914 age 90

 

 

Margaret Watson d. 28 Feb 1880 age 38 [+ other family]

 

Notes:

Margaret nee Langan

Husband James Watson is also buried with her

See 1901 census Largysillagh

 

 

In Memory Of

James Douglas Hamilton

Second Son of the Above

James and Anne Hamilton

Who Died (3) December 1860 Aged (?) Years

And Of

Elizabeth Hamilton, His Daughter

..... 20 November 18 (?) Died .....

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Archibald Hamilton

Died 26 Jan 1927

Also his wife Mary Hamilton

Died 27 Feb 1945

And their son Andrew C Hamilton

Died 17 Aug 1925

Also their Daughter

Frances May Hamilton

Died 18 Aug 1990

 

 

 

In Loving Memory of William A Hamilton

Died 9 Sept 1976

 

 

In Loving Memory of

Our Mother

Georgina May Kernahan

Died 12 Nov 1976

In her 89th year

Beloved wife of William John Kernahan

[1881 -1951]

"Abide with me"

 

 

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