Cemetery: Ballysax Churchyard Memorials

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    [From Lord Walter FitzGerald.]

'A Protestant church stands in this old, but not thickly
crowded churchyard. The church was rebuilt in 1825, as
appears by a tablet built into the west end.

'At the eastern end of the burial ground is a large pillared
monument supporting an obelisk. Into the sides are inserted
white marble tablets, now cracked and commencing to bulge.
On one of them is this inscription':-

Sacred | to the memory of | ROBERT GORE | of Sea View |
County Wicklow, Esqr | who died | on the 13th
of January 1824 | Aged 53 years | This Monument was erected
by a sincere friend.

'On the tablet on the opposite side is a verse in twelve

Another tablet bore a coat-of-arms.'

'At the west end of the churchyard is a headstone, with
carving in relief at the top, viz., on either side of the
word Assention is an angel blowing a trumpet, and below is a
representation of our Lord, at whose feet lies a nude human
figure, all within a halo or ornamental circle. Then follows:-


This Stone is Erecd By PATRICK
DOWLING of Funstown 11 & patr.
Dowling of Tipenaan in
Who Depd. this life in ye yr .
1796 Agd . 57 yrs & posterity
Lord have mercy on their Souls Amen.

'The three following inscriptions were copied from
headstones on the south side of the churchyard ':-

This Erected by WILLIAM | & MAURICE BYRN in Memory |
of their brother EDWARD | BYRN who died 7ber  ye 11 th
1748 Aged 28 yrs .

Erected by | TANGUY BENTLEY in memory | of his wife
ANN BENTLEY who | depd this life the 5th day | of Feby
1795. Aged 34 yrs.


This Stone was
Erected by MAURICE
CAFFREY in Memory
of his father WILLIAM
CAFFERY & his Posterity
who departed this
Life Jany the 18 in the year
of our Lord 1773 Eaged 57
years May his soul
Rest in Peace Amen

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the
Memorials of the Dead in Ireland.  Vol vii, FHL# 1279254