GRAVEYARD TRANSCRIPTIONS – GREY ABBEY(2), KILDARE TOWN

by mariocorrigan on October 12, 2007

GREY ABBEY, KILDARE TOWN
TRANSCRIPTIONS [2nd PART] BY
MARIO CORRIGAN

Grey Abbey 6:
 
0115
3 Unmarked crosses; 2 stone and 1 metal; 1 stone and 1 metal erect with bases; 1 stone lying against metal cross; stone ruins of monuments lying broken on ground
 
0116
Unmarked metal cross with fler-de-lis ends; I and P on two ends – R. I. P. (???)
 
0117
0115 and 0116
 
0118
Unmarked stone cross; rough surface
 
0119
IHS
???
R. I. P.
Unmarked stone monument; scrubbed ??? possible D??
 
0120 and 0121 (Close-up)
Denis Flynn
Died 29th May 1929
Aged 37 Years
R. I. P.
R.D. Fusiliers (Royal Dublin Fusiliers?)
 
0122
Crudely inscribed stone marker in foliage; mostly unreadable; Lying on side (???);
Anne Breen
1883 Died
30
Aged 68
Rest in Peace
 
0123
Unmarked small metal cross and 0122 in background
 
0124
Small monument; metal placque with circle on top and cross insert; circle and insert apparently blue; metal placque badly rusted and inscription almost unreadable; stone base
 
In
Loving Memory
Of The
Byrne Family
 
0126
Rubble; stones from walls and ruins or broken monuments (???)
 
0128
In
Loving Memory Of
Margaret Oldham,
Who Died Nov. 10th. 1944
Aged 77 Yrs.
Also Her Son Joseph,
Who Died Oct. 15th. 1935
Aged 42 Yrs.
Catherine Oldham
Died 3rd April1973.
R. I. P.
 
0129, 0130 and 0131
Broken monument; down; 3 pieces and base; smallest piece is decorative but no inscription – may have been on top
 
Upper half ???? reads
 
Erected by
William Almack
In Loving Memory Of
His Dear Wife Catherine
Who Died Sept. 9th 1945
Also Her Sister Mary
Who Died Dec 16th 1919
Her Mother Kate Ry… ( piece missing – presumably Ryan)
Who Died March ….( piece missing)
And Her Father John Ryan
Who Died March 13th 1935.
 
0132
Modern site of remembrance at base of tree; flowers and memorial plaque
 
Plaque
Wesley Murphy
28 – 2 – 79 TO 17 – 2 – 02
In Loving Memory Of
A Dear
Son
Those we love don’t go away
They stay beside us every day
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still missed, still loved, still
Very dear
R. I. P.
Love Mam, Dad, Angela,
Liam, Stuart (?) & Jason.
 
0133
Unreadable erect stone monument
 
Grey Abbey 7:
 
0134 and 0135 (Close-up)
Bottom half of monument; top broken off; inscribed
A loving ????
A mother dear
A faithful wife
Lies sleeping here
In the m(e?)dst of life we are in death
 
apparent small stone marker/carved head and torso nearby
 
0136
Unmarked metal cross; with metal circle
 
0137
Unmarked metal cross; base broken and hollow; possibly articicially mounted on other monument base; rosary beads
 
0138
Unmarked metal cross; rosary beads
 
0139
Mercy Jesus Mercy Mary Pray For Them
In Loving Memory Of
(IHS)
James Houlihan
Who Died Dec 5th 1918
Also His Wife
Anne Houlihan
Who Died April 23rd 1936
And Grand-Child
Anne Houlihan
Who Died Oct. 27th 1926
Their Son Charles Houlihan
Who Died June 15th 1985.
 
0140
Modern wooden cross (celtic)
 
R. I. P.
Ger’ & Ann Hartnett
Died Oct 1929 – & Oct 1939
 
0141
Unmarked metal cross with stone base
 
Grey Abbey 8:
 
0142
3 Possible stone grave markers near tree/bush
 
0143
In loving Memory Of
Edward Coonan
Died 21st Feb. 1937
Aged 52 Years.
His Wife Catherine
Died 18th Oct. 1953
Aged 72 Years.
R. I. P.
Erected By Their Loving Family
 
0144
Thy Will Be Done
In Loving Memory
Of
Joseph Quinlivan
Died 24th Sept 1914 Aged 17 Yrs.
(Result Of Accident)
His Mother Susan
Died 23rd Aug 1941. Aged 82 Yrs.
And His Father Edward
Died 13th April 1949 Aged 89 Yrs.
R. I. P.
Erected By Sons & Daughters
Patrick Winefred Edward Florence
 
0145
Unmarked small metal cross
 
0146
Sacred Heart Of Jesus
Have Mercy.
On The Soul Of.
Sarah Patterson.
Mooretown.
Died 16th Nov. 1933.
Her Husband Thomas
Died 28th April 1971.
Their Son John
Died 28th March 1980
Aged 61 Years
R. I. P.
 
0147
Unmarked slim metal cross with round disc; stone base; rusted
 
0148
Unmarked broken cross; remainder of shaft still in ground; rust; upper part lying on ground; 2 or 3 stones at base.
 
0149
Modern wooden cross with oval white plate; blue teddy bear on plate
 
Michael Daly
Age 6
 
0150 and 0151 (Close-up)
 
IHS
Erected By
Michael, Margaret
and Maurice Ahern,
In Loving Memory Of
Their Beloved Father & Mother
Maurice and Annie Ahern;
Sisters Mary Ann,
Elizabeth and Johanna
Brother, David; Nephew
Thomas, And Uncle,
Patrick Daly.
May Their Souls Rest In
Peace.
“Dead But Not Forgotten”
 
0152 and 0153 (Close-up)
IHS
Sacred
Be The Memory of
James Alfred Erwin
the Beloved Child of
Sergeant Major R. Erwin 29th Regt.
Who Died 26 May 1864
Aged 2 Years 11 Months.
 
0154 and 0155 (Close-up)
Cross with metal placque on base
 
IHS
In Loving Memory
Of
My Dear Wife
Brigid Manning
Who Died 4th Jan. 1933, Aged 56 Yrs.
Also our son Patrick
Died 7th Oct.1936; Aged 27 Yrs.
Sweet Jesus Have Mercy On Their
Souls
 
0156
Stone monument; aged; virtually unreadable
 
To The Memory
Of Sarah
the beloved wife of
Matthew Collins HM 41st foot
Who departed this life on the
28th May 1864 Aged 51 Years
Blessed are the dead who die
in the Lord
Erected by her beloved
Husband
Requiescant In Pace
 
0157
Unmarked large stone cross; large pedestal; moss covered pedestal; circular incision in centre of cross
 
0158
2 upright slate like stones with small stone in between; base of bush
 
 
Grey Abbey 9:
 
0159
Large cross with white relief of Jesus’s head
 
In
Loving Memory
Of
Michael White
Grey Abbey, Kildare.
Died May 22nd 1935
Aged 58 Years.
His Wife Sarah
Died 6th Sept. 1973 Aged 84 Yrs.
Erected By His Loving Wife And Family
 
0160
Possibly 3 graves sites; 2 stone markers
 
0161
Unmarked large metal cross; stone base; some remnants of black; circular centre with arrow like or directional arms
 
0162
Concrete edged grave; clearly defined; no monument or marker; stone inside
 
0163
Possibly 5 stones at base of bush; no marker
 
0164
Rubble; end wall; stones at base; from wall or monument ruins
 
0165 and 0167 (Wide angle)
IHS
In Loving Memory Of
Thomas Page
Died 1928 Aged 87 Yrs
His Wife Jane
Died 1924 Aged 85 Yrs
His Daughter Mary Byrne
Died 1915 Aged 35 Yrs
His Son John Page
Died 1971 Age 95 Yrs
Johns Wife Mary
Died 1974 Aged 90 Yrs
And Their Daughter Mary
Died 1921 Aged 11 Yrs
Their Son Jack
Died 1987 Aged 69 Yrs
Rest In Peace
Erected By Their Family
 
0166 and 0167 (Wide angle)
Unmarked stone monument with celtic cross shape at top; centre of cross damaged; over concrete edged grave with stone chippings; part of Page Grave 0165
 
(0167 – 0165 and 0166)
Monuments side by side over large grave
 
0168
Possible grave sites; 1 good sized stone marker (& 1 in background); other stones on ground
 
0169
Unmarked metal cross; rust; much detail on metal; stone base; rivets left where inscription placque was
 
0170 and 0171 (Close-up)
Unreadable large stone monument; celtic cross shaped top; bush/tree growing at side
After rubbings
 
Erected By
Sergts 89th P. V. Reg.
a token of esteem and respect
to the memory of
Sergt N. Lambert
Who died at Curragh Camp
22nd June 1867 33 Years.
He Served through the Crimean and
Indian Campaigns.
Requiescant in pace.
 
0172
2 Possible unmarked graves
 
0173
Unmarked small metal cross in ground; pin in centre; 2 curls on each arm; lilts to right; rust
 
0174
Unmarked small metal cross in ground; circle in centre; 2 curls on each arm with third piece in middle – 3 pronged; lilts slightly to left; rust; possibly stone at base
 
0175
In
Loving Memory Of
Laurence Berns
Died 16th Jan. 1968.
Also His Wife Brigid
Died 15th Feb. 1939.
And Their Infant Son John
Died 28th Feb. 1939.
R. I. P.

Grey Abbey 10:
 
0176, 0177 and 0178 (2 Close-ups)
CIVIL WAR MONUMENT – DOUBLE CHECK!!!!!!
 
FF
Oglaigh Na hEireann
Erected By
The National Graves Association
1940
To The Memory Of
Comdt Bryan Moore                  I.R.A. Age 37.
Section Comm. James Connor     ,,          ,,    24.
Volunteer Patrick Mangan          ,,          ,,     22.               
        ,,       Patrick Nolan             ,,          ,,     24.
        ,,       Jackie Johnson           ,,          ,,     18.
        ,,       Stephen White            ,,          ,,     19.
        ,,       Patrick Bagnall           ,,          ,,     19.
Executed At Curragh Camp
Dec. 18th 1922
 
Go nDeinid Dia
Trócaire Ar A N-anmain
 
0179
IHS
In
Loving Memory Of
William Murphy
Curragh Rd
Died 22nd Sept. 1932
Aged 52 Yrs.
His Wife Elizabeth
Died 13th April 1953
Aged 64 Yrs.
R. I. P.
Erected By Their Family
 
0180
2 concrete boundaries of defined grave; pedastal of monument (possibly a cross); other possible grave site to right; some stone markers in vicinity
 
0181
Unmarked small stone cross at base of tree; inner reliefs on arms of cross hold small coloured stones – white and mostly red; on wire/metal spike into concrete base; other stone behind tree but probably not associated; possible characters or relief
 
0182
Unmarked; clearly defined grave site; rectangular; concrete surrounds
 
0183
Rubble; north/side wall; stones at base; from wall or monument ruins; some apparently cut stones
 
0184
2 Possible stone markers
 
0185
Possible stone markers; on sloping ground; near burnt stump of tree
 
0186
In Loving Memory of
Michael Barber
Cleamore Tce.,
Kildare Town.
Died 5th Dec. 1920.
His Wife Elizabeth
Died 29th Dec. 1955.
Rest In Peace
 
0187
4 stones; 1 from other monument possibly; others might be from church ruins or wall; 1 or 2 might be grave markers
 
0188 and 0189 (Close-up of pedestal)
Stone celtic cross on pedestal
IHS on cross
Inscription on pedestal
 
In Loving Memory
Of
William Carroll
Who Died Oct. 19th 1931
Aged 54 Yrs.
R. I. P.
 
0190
Unmarked metal cross in concrete in ground; circular centre; 2 curls on each arm; rust
 
0191
Unmarked small concrete cross in stone base; damaged; central cavity presumably where plaque was; lilts to left
 
0192
Unmarked broken metal cross in ground; circular centre; 2 curls on each arm; rust; broken shaft; top driven into ground beside remaining bottom shaft
 
Grey Abbey 11:
 
0193 and 0194 (Close-up)
Unmarked; Clearly defined grave; concrete surrounds; tree inside near top and one close by outside; upright stone top left – apparent remains of one character suggests it was at one time part of a monument
 
0195
4 stones; possible grave markers
 
0196
1 stone and base of cross; rectangular cavity; cross not present; If the base belongs here it must mark grave; stone may also be a marker
 
0197
Clearly defined grave; stone chippings; tall white metal cross and separate monument
 
Pray
For
The Souls Of
Mary Byrne
Who Died Dec 221949 Aged 76 Yrs
Patrick Byrne
Who Died Dec 7 1954 Aged 84 Yrs
Also Their Sons. James
Who Died Feb 18 1972 Aged 73 Yrs
& Patrick Who Died Feb 27 1972 Aged 68 Yrs
 
0198
Possible stone grave markers; up to 10 or 11 stones but at least 5 or 6 are good possibilities
 
0657
New gravestone erected in 2004
Photo March 2005
Inscription taken from photo 1 Aug 2005
 
In Loving Memory Of
ROSE-ANNA HANNON
Kilteghan Rathangan
Died 22 Feb. 1940 Aged 72 Years
Her Son PATRICK
Died 6th Dec. 1979 Aged 75 Years
Her Daughter MARGARET
Died 22nd Jan. 1980 Aged 80 Years
REST IN PEACE
 
0199 0200 and 0201 (Close-ups)
Ornate small stone cross; possible metal base; apparent metal enclosing side collapse in ground; stone marker in front of cross
 
IHS
Erected In Loving
Memory Denis
Cahill Who
Departed This
Life The 4 Of
April .1918
Aged 19 Yrs
R. I. P.
 
0202
Unmarked; clearly defined grave site; rectangular; concrete surrounds; moss covered
 
0203
Unmarked metal cross; broken; no shaft; circular centre and cross-like ends; at angle in ground; rust
 
0204
Sacred
To The Memory Of
Kate Ambery.
Who Died 3rd Augt 1888
Aged 79 Years.
R. I. P.
 
0205 and 0206 (Close-up)
Tall slim white cross over clearly defined grave; inscriptions white on black on cross; small crest on bottom
 
R. I. P.
Percy Warne.
1896 – 1944
Brigid Warne.
1896 – 1976
 
0207 and 0208 (Wide Angle)
In Loving Memory Of
Julia and Edward Kenna
Kyle.
Their Son Michael
Died March 1942 Aged 68 Yrs
His Wife Ellen
Died 9th Dec 1954 Aged 79 Yrs
Their Son Michael
Died 15th Sept 1983 Aged 75 Yrs
Their Great-Grand Children
Michael Aged 5 Yrs
James Aged 2 Yrs and 10 Months
R. I. P. 
 
0209 (and 0208)
IHS
In
Loving Memory
Of
Patrick Fleming
Who Died Jan 27 1907
Aged 69 Years.
Also His Wife Agnes Fleming
Who Died July 16 1925
Aged 76 Years.
R. I. P.
 
Grey Abbey 12:
 
0210 and 0211 (Close-up)
2 possible stone markers; 1 stone clearly cut or hewn
 
0212
Unmarked; clearly defined grave site; rectangular; concrete surrounds; grass covered; possible subsidence; broken beam
 
0213
Unmarked small metal cross in ground; heart shaped centrepiece pinned on but damaged; 2 curls on each arm with third point in middle – 3 pronged; lilts slightly to right; rust; concrete base; 2 stone markers behind one in line with cross ?
 
0214
Unmarked large flg-like stone; rough surface; check for characters (???)
 
0215
Unmarked metal cross; circular centre and wedge-like ends; lilting to right; rust; arms seem added on – not one piece; straight into ground
 
0216
In Loving Memory Of
Thomas Fitzpatrick
Fennor
Died Oct 9th 1982
His Father John
Died March 9th 1939
His Mother Sarah
Died Feb 4th 1941
His Brother Michael
Died 1931
His Brother John
Died 21st June 1994
R. I. P.
 
0217 and 0218 (Close-up)
In
Loving Memory Of
Brigid Nolan
Also Her Beloved Daughter
Kate McDonald
Who Died Dec 1st 1928
Aged 63 Years
R. I. P.
 
0219
8 or so stones; at least 3 are probable markers
 
0220
Example of grave site indicated by curvature of ground
 
0221 , 0223 and 0222 (Close-ups)
IHS
In Ever Loving
And Unfading Memory Of My Father
Maurice Dillon
Who Died 10th Sept. 1898,
Aged 60 Years
Also My Dear Mother
Bridget Dillon
Who Died 1st March 1927,
Aged 73 Years.
R. I. P.
 
0224 and 0225
Unmarked white wooden cross flat on ground
 
A list of transcriptions [second part] taken at Grey Abbey Graveyard, by Mario Corrigan with the help of the Grey Abbey Conservation Project in 2004 and 2005.
The numbers refer to photo ID numbers and the various stages of recording etc. are reproduced here as an aid to people trying it for the first time but it was never intended that these numbers or notes would be available – the physical descriptions are my own amateur interpretation
 

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