Inscriptions of the Gravestones Burying Ground by Agivey River, Garvagh, Coleraine, Londonderry Inscriptions of the Gravestones in Presbyterian Burying Ground, Carnaghan, Inch, Co. Donegal, Ireland Inscriptions of an Elder Gravestone in Presbyterian Burying Ground, Newtown Cunningham, Co. Donegal, Ireland
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MAIN STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
BURYING GROUND
GARVAGH, COLERAINE, LONDONDERRY

These are gravestone inscriptions I found in the Burying Ground of the Main Street Presbyterian Church in Garvagh, Coleraine, Londonderry. Some of the graves are still attended. Others are not. I did not record all of the gravestones, names include: Stewart, Craig, Sharkey, and Whiteside.

 


In Loving Memory Of
William Stewart
Died 18th May 1881
after 62 years
also     Daughter SARAH
Died 16th April 1883
aged 19 years
(beneath this a much more recent inscription)
SARAH (Sally) CRAIG
nee Stewart
died 9th January 1982
Her Husband
William John Craig
Died 9th September 1994

 


 Erected
by
ALEXANDER SHARKEY
to the memory of his beloved wife
JANE
who died in Christ
21 April 1890 aged 83 years
AND THE ABOVE NAMED
ALEXANDER SHARKEY
who died 14th November 1893

 


In Loving Memory
of
WM A. WHITESIDE
Mettican,
Who dies 22nd July 1905
aged 58 years
and his wife
MARIA SHARKEY
who died 1st August 1916
aged 74 years


 

According to Elder family records, Jane's maiden name was MARSHALL. Our earliest certain ancestress is Elizabeth (Betty) Craig, mother of the Alexander Sharkey buried in this grave. This is the only place, so far, where I have located CRAIG and SHARKEY gravestones in the same burying ground. 

 

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BURYING GROUND BESIDE AGIVEY RIVER
GARVAGH, COLERAINE, LONDONDERRY

These are gravestone inscriptions I found in the Burying Ground beside the Agivey River in Garvagh, Coleraine, Londonderry. This is an old burying ground located behind the library. Some of the graves are still attended. Others are not. I did not record all of the gravestones, only those that were erected to the memory of Craig or Wilson. There were no Elder, Sharkey or Marshall stones in this burying ground.

 


Craig
In Loving Memory Of
Matthew Craig, Garvagh
who departed this life 9th September 1926
asleep in Jesus
Erected by his Sister & Niece Philadelphina, USA
and his Brother-in-law John J. Little, Garvagh


Craig
Treasured Memories of
My Dear Parents
Samuel
died 9th October 1969 aged
71 yrs.
Martha Jane
Died 24th June 1988 aged 87 yrs.
Thy will Be done
(There is also a stone inscribed Craig Ever Remembered.)


In
Loving Memory
of
our dear
Father & Mother
David Wilson
Died 29th Sep 1900
and
Sarah Jane Wilson
Died 18th Aug 1905
Wilson


Erected
by
David Wilson of Trinaltinagh(?)
to the memory of
his beloved wife MARY
who departed this life
22nd September 1875
also their daughter JANE,
who departed this life
January 1870
aged 2 years
The above named David died
27th Septr 1900 Aged 80 years
also their son ROBERT
died 26th March 1883
aged 17 years


CRAIG
ERECTED
by
Robert Craig of Inchaluin(?)
In memory of his son Thomas
who died the 6th October 1857
aged 4 years and 6 months
also his son Robert
who died the 12th June 1978 aged 33 years

 
 

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PRESBYTERIAN BURYING GROUND

These are the gravestone inscriptions in the Presbyterian Burying Ground, Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Carnaghan, Inch, Donegal, Eire. (I visited there in May 2001, took pictures, and transcribed the inscriptions. To maintain privacy and courtesy, persons recently buried are noted but unnamed)

Presbyterian Burying Ground

Carnaghan, Inch, Donegal, Eire

 


McCandless

In Memory of

Elizabeth M. McCandless

Died 1st October 1907

David A McCandless

Died 14th January 1938

Jane M. McCandless

Died 14th March 1950

Maude McCandless

Died 22nd January 1969

Charles B McCandless


Creswell

 In Loving Remembrance of

Thomas Creswell Morass, Inch

Died 30th August 1931

His wife Emma Elizabeth

Died 7th October 1931

Also the Eldest Son Thomas

Died 15 May 1934 Interred at

Souix Lookout Cemetery Canada

And their Daughter ADA MARY

Died 5th February 1973

Also his son Albert Alexander

Died 26th Oct. 1982

His wife Helen Agnes

Died 20th Oct, 1981

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LYNN

In Loving Memory of

Frederic Charles

Son of the Rev. R. Lynn

Died 11th Novr 1923, Aged 23 years

Rev. Robert Lynn

For 33 years minister of Fahan and Inch,

Called to Higher Service 17th Oct. 1928.

Also his wife Elisabeth

Died 17th August 1966, aged 90 years


Fleming & McDowell

(Grave Not Tended)

In Loving Memory Of

Mary Fleming

Wife of John McDowell, Bayett, Inch

Died 29th November 1923

And Thomas McDowell

Second son

Died 28th April 1957


Brown

(Grave Well Tended) 

In Loving Memory

James Brown

Also his wife Annie,

Their Daughter Sadie,

And son John,

Also Annie Brown

Died 13th June 1978

Beloved wife of William Brown

Died 1st May 1982

"The Lord is my shepherd."

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Porter

(Worn stone, name only legible to touch.

An ornament like an open book on the base.

Grave Not Tended)


In loving memory

of the

Porter Family


Marshall

(Grave Sometimes Tended)

MARSHALL


Anderson

In Loving Memory Of

Thomas Anderson

Baylett, Inch

Died 10th April 1923

Also his wife Elizabeth Jane,

Died 6th August 1944

Their daughter Elizabeth,

Died 1st November 1967


Ramsay

(Note variant spellings.)

In Loving Memory Of

Robert Ramsay

Carrickanee

Died 11th March 1918,

aged 73 years

Also Mary Ann,

Wife of above Robert Ramsay

Died 18 February 1961

And their daughter Sarah Jane,

Died 10th August 1960

Minnie Ramsey

Died 3rd July 1981

James Robert Ramsey

Died 30th Aug 1983

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Brown

In Loving Memory Of

James Brown

Accidentally Drowned at Sea

23rd June 1957 aged 45 years.

"Worthy of Remembrance."


Brown

In Loving Memory of

Heather Brown

Died as the result of an accident

2nd August 1982, aged 32 years,

Beloved wife of Cecil Brown

Mizpah.


Ramsay

(Note variant spellings.)

In Loving Memory of

Henry Ramsay, Ballyderowen

Died 15th June 1941

Samuel Ramsey Trooperstown Burnfoot

Died 2nd Dec. 1945

James Ramsey Ballyderowen

Died 24th Feb. 1954


McDowell

(This Stone is on the wall partly overgrown with ivy.)

 

McDowell

Bonemaine

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Elder

(A large plot with a low railing.

The plot is cemented over.

There is a stone kerb around the plot.

The inscriptions run along the kerb.)

Alexander Sharkey Elder Born 2nd Feb 1804, Died 4th Nov 1893

Alice Ernestine Elder Born 15th Feb 1866 Died 22nd Jan 1893

Elizabeth Craig Elder Died 28th Nov, 1930

Robert Elder Born 16th March 1836 Died 27th Jan 1910

And his wife Elizabeth Died 15th May 1925

Also Wilhelmina M. Simpson, Daughter of Robert Elder Who died 23rd May 1960


Unknown

A large grassy plot.

Two stones set in ground

Completely worn.


Bryce

(A large plot)

In Loving Memory of

Boyd W. Bryce, Inch,

Died 21 June 1962

His wife Ida

Died 17th May 1973


Bryce/de Butts

In Loving Memory Of

George Bryce, Derry,

Died July 1926

Also his wife Sara de Butts

Died December 1950

Their son James de Butts Bryce

Died December 1969

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Bryce

(A large plot)

In Loving Memory Of

Alexander Bryce, Bridgend

Died October 1938

And his daughter Mary,

Died October 1915

His wife Livinia

Died 4th February 1969

Their son William Arthur,

Died 27th December 1966

And (recent burial)


Bryce/McCorkell

In Loving Memory

Of Mary Bryce of Inch

Who died 4th February 1899

Also her Husband James Bryce,

Who died 11th Jan 1919,

Their sons John,

Who died 3rd Nov 1919

And James Robert

Who died 9th Nov 1931

Also their daughters Sarah Jane

Wife of George McCorkell

Died 21st Feb 1950 Elizabeth

Died 9th Jan 1954

And the above George McCorkell,

Died 6th Sept 1956

Margaret

Wife of James Robert Bryce,

Died 17th May 1960


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Bryce

In Loving Memory of

James Robert Bryce

Ruskey

Died 25th December 1987 69 years


Thompson


Mullinadee


Galbraith/Fleming

Galbraith - Fleming

In Loving Memory

Of

Annie Margaret

Who died 17th August 1975

Also her husband John C.

Who died 6th March 1981


Brown

(A Recent Burial)

Brown

(A Recent Burial)

Bryce

Frederich Smyth Bryce

August 5th 1908

May 21st 1973

 

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INTERDENOMINATIONAL CEMETERY, STRAHACK, INCH, DONEGAL

The Fleming headstone, which is ornately carved granite, reads:

In Loving Memory of
FITZGERALD FLEMING
who died 27 [Mar? May?] 1892
aged 73 years
Also his wife JANE FLEMING
who died 30 November 1911
aged [97? 87?] years
And also their children
MARIA JANE,
SAMUEL JAMES,
JOHN JOSEPH
and
THOMAS
who died 4 July 1907
Also WILLIAM FITZGERALD
who died 14 May 1913
And MARGARET SELINA
who died 24 June 1922
aged 55 years

Beside this graveyard, which is located in the northeast quadrant of the island is a building which might be a mill. The cemetery is derelict and the word Strahack is on a slate plaque on the wall.

Further off the road and behind the cemetery is a farm building and a track into the pasture.

Graves are located on either side of the main road but at one time the cemetery was not divided. The road was placed over the old cemetery and some of the graves were evidently paved over at that time.

At the time of their visit, my correspondent was searching for Fleming stones but relates that there were "a number of CRAIG headstones and also some ANDERSONS".

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