Cemetery: St. Peter's Church and Graveyard   

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File contributed by: C. Hunt & M.J. Bradley


(Copied from the original inscriptions by the Rev. Canon
J.G. Carleton D.D.)

Extracts from the Parish Magazine of 1894:-

Hic nos amiei ejus deposuimus quod restst Revd
Henrici CLARKE, S.T.P. probi hominis et cordati.  Ob.
Æt.  77. 1777

Here lieth the body Abraham NEWLAND, Esq.  Died December 
18th 1822.  Aged 53 years.  This tomb is erected as a sad 
tribute of love to the memory of Emma TODD, granddaughter, 
the beloved wife of Richard COOPER TODD, Esq., 
Staff-Surgeon.  Born 18th Sept., 1836.	Died 25th Aug., 
1862. In the same grave are interred the remains of her 
father, the Rev. Thomas NEWLAND, formerly curate of this 
Parish, and of her mother and two sisters, Caroling and 
Thomasina.  She passed away as a flower.

Here lieth the body of William PENNEFATHER, late of Darling 
Hill, in the County of Tipperary, Esq., the youngest son of 
Richard PENNEFATHER, formerly of Newpark, in the said 
county, Esq.  He departed this life on the 18th of February, 
1819, in the 87th year of his age.  Beloved, Respected. Here 
also are deposited the remains of Susannah, the dear 
daughter of the Honble Baron PENNEFATHER. grand- daughter of 
the above named William PENNEFATHER, and wife of the Revd 
Robert JESSON.  The Lord in whom she confided took her on 
the Sabbath, the day on which she was wont to delight, on 
the 16th day of April, 1837

Here lyeth interred in the hope of a joyfull resurrection 
the bodies of James, 1st Earl of CLANBRASSII, he departed 
this life March 17th 1758, aged     years.  Caroline 
HAMILTON, his daughter, who departed this life the ninth of 
June 1793, aged 86 years, as also his two grand- children, 
Louisa Jocelyn and Selina Joycelyn, infants.

Martha WALKER, died June 10th 1826, aged 77 years also Rhoda 
WALKER, relict of the late William WALKER, Esq., of 
Londonderry, died November the 28th, 1827, aged 71 years.

Sacred to the memory of Elizath wife of Major John BRIDGE, 
Obt.26th Septr, 1825, Æt 47.

Peace to thy Sacred Shrine in Realms above Receive the 
homage of a husband's love. No Varnished Epitaph.  Vain 
empty sounds, Or Gaudy Trope thy modest Urn surrounds. 
Unfading truth thus ornaments thy Bust Thy Virtues make this 
Consecration just. The solemn Cypress bows to shade thy Bier 
And Mem'ry pays the tribute of a tear.

Here also is deposited the body of Major John BRIDGE who 
departed this life the 24th Janry., 1837 aged 60

Lady SCHOMBERG.  Obt 11th October, 1802 Æt 54.  Sir Alexr 
SCHOMBERG.  Obitt 22nd March, 1804  Ætat 86 Molliter ossa 

Genitoribus Suis.
P.S.I., S.T.D.
Idem Sibi Optans Sepulchrum
Here also lieth Elizabeth NOWLAN
of York Street, in this Parish.  She
had faith and loved God: and 

On the third:-
In loving Memory of Frederick William LEEPER A.D. 1891

Beneath it, on a brass plate:-
To the Glory of God & in loving Memory of Frederick
William LEEPER B.A. T.C.D. Secretary to the Councils 
of the United Dioceses of Dublin, Glendalough & Kildare;
born 11 April 1858, died at Davos Platz, Switzerland, 
12 June 1891.  He was unwearied in his devotion to the 
work of the Church, and greatly beloved by all who 
knew him.  Erected by his friends.

On the fourth:-
To the Glory of God & in loving Memory of Harriet
CARSON; born January 5th, 1817, died June 28th 1884.

On the fifth:-
In thankful Memory of baptism in St. Stephen's.
Erected in 1898

In the south gallery:-
To the Glory of God & in Memory of William GIBSON;
born 15th February, 1808, died 20th February 1872.

In the north gallery:-
To the Memory of Jolliffe TUFNELL, Ex-Pres. R.C.S.I.;
Born May 24th 1819, died November 27th 1885

Beneath the second, on a brass plate, is as follows:-
A.D. 1901.  The above Window was erected by Rev.
Chas. A. WILLIAMSON, as a memorial to his dear Parents;
Charles WILLIAMSON, of 14 Upper Mount Street; born
20 April, 1820, died 21 July 1882; and Rebecca
WILLIAMSON (third daughter of J. YOUNG, Esq. J.P.
Castlerea) who for many years devoted herself to the 
   	Dorcas of this parish; born  24 September 1817, died
26 October 1896; also to Charlotte Elizabeth, their 
youngest daughter,  born 9 May 1857, died 23 
December 1893.  The memory of the just is blessed.


East wall – pulpit side:-
Sacred to the Memory of Richard Jones SANKEY of Merrion 
Square in this Parish, & late of Oaklands, in the County of 
Wexford, Esq. Lieutenant-Colonel of the Royal City of Dublin 
Militia.  An affectionate & devoted husband, an attached 
relative, a warm-hearted & steady friend, a kind landlord & 
a sincere Christian, charitable, generous & liberal, in the 
true & most extended sense of the word.  While he ever 
strenuously supported his well-known political principles, 
in private life he always maintained a kind & social 
intercourse with & enjoyed the friendship & confidence of 
those who were most opposed to him on public grounds.  He 
departed this life 27th January 1839, aged 64 years. This 
plain but faithful record of his many estimable qualities is 
a most inadequate tribute of affection from his bereaved 

East wall – organ side:-

Sacred to the memory of the Lady Mary COOTE
daughter of Charles Earl of BELLAMONT & Emily Maria
Margaretta Countess of BELLAMONT daughter of James
Duke of Leinster Born anno 1775 Died unmarried in
London 1845  In grateful & affectionate remembrance of
this distinguished lady's unostentatious benevolence &
exemplary virtues  This monument has been erected by 
Sir Charles COOTE of Baggot Street, in the city of 
Dublin, Baronet of Great Britain, who was for many 
Years the almoner of her extensive & silent charities
in her native land.

South gallery wall:-
In memory of William HENN Esq., Master in Chancery,
who was born Oct 23rd 1784, & who, greatly loved &
honored, died in the faith of Christ March 9th 1857—
Aged 72.  This stone is set here by his widow.  1 Thess
iv. 14. 15.

Sacred to the memory of Philip DOYNE Esq late of 
Merrion Square.  The best & most dearly loved of
Brothers, who departed this life Feb. 12th 1856, in the
71st year of his age, deeply & deservedly regretted by all
who knew the inestimable worth of his character, the 
integrity of his principles, & the benevolence of mind
which ever ruled his actions throughout life.  May the 
Lord have received him into that rest for Jesus Christ's
sake where the spirits of just men are made perfect.

Sacred to the memory of Charles Thomas KING, Esq.
Captain in the 32nd Regiment of Foot, Who died of 
cholera at Balaklava When Orderly Officer to Field…

…Marshall The Lord RAGLAN G.C.B. on the 28th day of 
May 1855.  Beloved & esteemed By his brother officers
by whom…………………….

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the 
Memorials of the Dead in Ireland Vol 6 (FHL # 0258795)