Cemetery: Loughgall Parish

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Contributed by Jacquie Liddiard

[From Mr. C.J. Hobson, Carlow, 1897]


Loughall is known far and near as a model village, and its
churchyard is kept in splendid style; the entrance to the
churchyard is through what was originally the door of the
parish church; part of the walls are still standing.  In
1641 some terrible events took place within the walls of
this old church.

In the churchyard Protestant and Roman Catholics have equal
burial rights, but the burying-ground is now chiefly used by

The Cope monument is situated about the centre of this
churchyard, and is of the altar pattern.  The inscriptions
are engraved o four panels let into each side of the
monument; above the bishop's epitaph is a mitre, whilst
on the opposite side there is a coat-of-arms.

West panel;

Sacred to the memory of The Right Reverend Doctor Walter
Cope Lord Bishop of Leighlin and Ferns who departed
this life 31st July 1787 aged 85 years.

South panel;

Sacred to the memory of Anne Acheson wife of the Right
Rev. Doctor Walter Cope who departed this life 28th
July 1786.

East panel;

Sacred to the memory of Anna Garland Cope of Drumilly,
daughter of Nicholas Archdall Cope Esqr. and Arabella
his wife and widow of Nathaniel Garland Esq. of Michaelston
Hall, Essex who departed this life 4th May, 1867, aged 78


North panel;

Sacred to the memory of Nicholas Archdall Cope of Drumilly
who departed this life 24th January 1820 aged 68 years.
Also Arabella Meade his wife niece to the Lord Bishop of
Leighlin and Ferns who departed this life 26th July 1844
aged 90 years.  This monument is erected by their
affectionate daughter, Anne Garland Cope and to the memory
of her brother Samuel Walter Cope who departed this life 1st
February 1836 aged 51 years.

William Waugh Leeper, M.D., died May 16th, 1894, aged
72 years.

Elanor Leeper (sic) died April 15th, 1865, aged 6
years.  William J. Leeper died March 18th, 1871,
aged 11 years.

Rev. Silas E. Wilson died July 6th, 1895, aged 59 years.

The Leeper monument is of the table pattern, the
inscriptions being engraved on each side.  Dr Leeper
lived for many years in the adjoining village, and
enjoyed great reputation as a doctor in the surrounding

The Rev. Silas Wilson was his son-in-law, and was minister
of third Armagh Presbyterian Church.


Here lyeth ye body of ye Revd Paul Talley who departed
ye life inve ye 24th 1766 aged 39 years.

                                     [small headstone]

The only information I could find out about this Rev.
gentleman was the fact that he was a Roman Catholic Priest.

1791 - Erected for the use of Thomas McGuhash of Ballyrone.

                                     [small headstone]


Patrick Sheals died April 22nd 1843 Aged 102 years
his wife Mary died 1838 aged 70 years his son Francis
and his daughter Bridget died Feby 1832 aged he 23 she 25

                                     [A headstone]

In remembrance of Jane Pillor widow of The Rev. T. Honks
Pillor Rector of Westport County of Mayo who fell asleep
in Jesus 30th March 1881.

Sacred to the memory of The Rev. Savage Hall Rector of
this Parish for eight years who departed this life the
28th day of December 1851 aged 53 years.

Aileen Millar Feb. 18th 1852.  Let not your heart be
troubled ye believe in God believe also in me.  He whom she
loved best raised this record.  William Moore Millar died
May 20 1886.
                                     [Marble headstone with

To ye memory of William Marshall of Derrycrew Private in the
Loughgall Volunteers a youth of unexampled Piety and
sweetness of disposition who on Thursday the 27th day of
July 1780 exchanged this *fail (sic) and painful life for A
Blessed immortality in ye 21st years of his age.  Linda
Marshall died on March the 23 1769 aged 40 years.

				      [A small headstone.

SOURCE: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of
the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, viii.  FHL# 1279252