Cemeteries: St. Mary's Old Medieval Church Cemetery, Callan

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CEMETERIES: ST. MARY'S OLD MEDIEVAL CHURCH CEMETERY, CALLAN
	(Transcriptions followed by index)

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TRANSCRIPTION OF TOMBSTONES

Tombstones inside St. Marys Church, Callan. Old
Medieval Church
(These Transcriptions were made in August 2005 by
Nancy Power, Rita O'Neill, Maisie Condon, Jimmy
Hoyne, Philip Lynch, Luke Murphy and Joe Kennedy.
Typed and arranged by Joe Kennedy and rechecked
February 2006. Please refer to the transcriptions
published by Tom Shelly in 1872 and Canon William
Carrigan in 1905 to get a more complete list of
inscriptions inside the church).

Nave and side aisles.

1. Here lyeth ye body of James Downey who dept. this
life April ye 7th 1730 aged 40 yrs. Also his wife Alice
Butler who died Sept. 20th 1741 aged 56 yrs. Also
James Downey son of James Downey. He died March
20th 1747 aged yrs. Erected by Dinnis Downey.

2. (Celtic cross - truncated) In memory of Eliza Tarleton
Weld youngest daughter of Matthew Richard and Dora
Weld, Coolaghmore House who died June 24th 1867
aged 8 yrs.

3. Here lies the body of Will Wilder, Chief of police,
third son of James Wilder Esq. Of Castlewilder, County
Longford who dep this life on the 28th May 1838

4. (IHS in sunburst). This was placed here by John
Galway Esq. of Westcourt to the memory of Thomas
Newbold who lies buried underneath, who served his
master faithfully, honestly and affectionately above 40
yrs and who died 24th Sept. 1774 aged 59 yrs.

5. (Rectangular stone). Here lieth interred the children
of Doctor Butler who died young. Thomas, Theobald
and Eliza aged 8 yrs. Anne Butler died 28th Dec. 1900
aged 73 yrs.

6. Here lie the remains of Molly Croke who dept this
life 17th Nov 1838 aged 76 yrs. (See Shelly for further
info).

7. (Floor slab). In loving memory of Mary Heron,
Castleview, Callan who died 15th Nov. 1986 aged 86
yrs. Her sisters Bridget Anne Bastin Heron died 5th
May 1993 aged 84 yrs., Charlotte Bridget Heron died
7th Jan. 1994 aged 96 yrs.

8. (Wall plaque). In loving memory of Ellen Heron,
Castleview, Callan who died 3rd Aug. 1947 aged 75 yrs.
Her husband Thomas Heron died 12th March 1954
aged 92 yrs. Their son James died 8th May 1959 aged
48 yrs. Also their daughter Bridget who died in infancy.
Dr William J. Heron died March 17th 1969. John Heron
Died 7th Oct. 1981, and Michael died 5th Dec. 1990.

9. (Stone sarcophagus- modern). Erected to the
memory of William Cody, Callan who died 12th March
1873 aged 45 yrs. His sister Mary Cody died 11th Sept.
1886 aged 64 yrs. His brothers Patrick Cody died 5th
Nov. 1889 aged 78 yrs, Pierce Cody died 3rd Sept.
1900 aged 86 yrs, and Thomas Cody died young. (On
other side). Also in memory of Patrick Hayes who died
25th Dec. 1852 aged 44 yrs. His wife Kate Hayes, nee
Cody who died 23rd March 1877 aged 66 yrs. Their
sons John Hayes died 26th Dec. 1905 aged 62 yrs,
Thomas died 3rd Feb.1908 aged 68 yrs, and Dr. PC
Hayes died 28th Feb. 1908 aged 58 yrs.

10. (Broken tombstone beside pillar). No inscription.

11. In loving memory of Christopher Keating, 7 Collins
Park, Callan who died 22nd Jan. 1984 aged 38yrs. Also
his father Patrick Keating who died 27th July 1964
aged 64 yrs. Erected by his loving wife Joan and
children.

12. (Coffin slab). No inscription.

13. (Floor slab). In loving memory of Michael Keating,
Cannafahy, Callan who died 23rd Jan. 1996 aged 83
yrs.

14. (Old stone in latin. Raised cross in centre with
latticed ornamentation). Inscription around edges.
Unable to read.

15. Here lies the body of Stephen James Coppinger
only child of John and Elizabeth Coppinger of
Ballinvolane in the county of and the city of|..
(broken).

16. (Very ornate cross slab). Beneath this slab lie the
remains of Mary the beloved wife of Robert Toomey of
Callan who died 29th Aug. 1864 aged 58 yrs.

17. (Floor slab in 3 parts). Inscription in latin around
the edges.

18. Coffin shaped slab). No inscription.

19. (Stone with implements of the Passion). No
inscription.

20. (Floor slab at wall in 3 pieces. Parts of it missing).
Latin around the edges. Butler| (unreadable).

21. (Upper part of floor slab - raised cross with lattice
ornamentation on top).

22. (Fragment of tomb). |1822 two of their
children |.Harfield Esq. of Callan died Nov. 1829
aged 76 yrs.

23. (Floor slab broken in 2 pieces. Raised cross in
centre). Inscription around edge. Unable to read.

24. (Broken slab). No inscription.

25. Here lies the body of John | Tirney only child of Will
and Bridget Tirney of Westcourt born 6th Aug 1742,
died 27th Nov. 1743.

26. (Fragments of coffin shaped slab with incised shaft
down the middle).

27. (Coffin shaped slab - cross down the middle).

28. Erected by Patrick Coughlin of Callan in memory of
his sister Eleanor Cody, alias Coughlin who died 2nd
Dec. 1813 aged 29 yrs.

29. (Truncated Celtic cross). In memory of Eleanor
Frances Fox daughter of Hubert Fox Esq. of Killaghy
Castle born Sept. 16th 1868, died Feb. 24th 1872.

30. (Broken coffin slab - raised cross)

31. (Broken coffin slab - raised ornate cross).

32. (Coffin slab - incised cross in centre). Inscription
around edge. Unable to read.

33. (Large table tomb on 6 pillars). Here lies the body
of William Harvey who dept this life 6th May 1797
aged 61 yrs. Also his wife Mary who dept the 15th Oct.
1807 aged 70 yrs. Here also interred are the remains
of Maria Eagle, grand daughter of Mary Harvey and
eldest daughter of Eric Eagle Esq. of Callan who dept
this life 4th Oct. 1835 aged 20 yrs.

34. (Floor slab - decorated cross in relief). Inscription
around the edge. Unable to
read.

35. (Slab). No inscription.

36. (Tombstone broken - concrete surround). No
inscription.

37. (Broken stone - raised shaft of cross).
|..1597|( Shelly gives the following translation
from Latin under that date. “Here lies Nicholas
Comerford, who died 25th July 1597” -

38. (Worn coffin slab - cross with IHS on bottom. Fleur
de Lis on top). Writing around the edge. Unable to
read.

39. (Fleur de Lis on top of cross - crests on the side).
Inscription in Latin. Shelly translates - “Here lies
Thomas Grace rector of Callan died Jan 1583”

40. (Broken stone base of cross). No inscription.

41. (On pillar). Erected by James Kearney, Callan in
memory of his wife Frances Kearney (nee Tallis) who
died 3rd May 1903, and his son James B. Kearney who
died 24th Oct 1908. The above James Kearney died 9th
Nov. 1941 aged 85 years.

42. (Raised slab tomb). Sacred to the memory of Maria
Emma Mollan wife of Lieut. Colonel William Campbell
Mollan C.B. who died at Newtown House on the 16th
Nov. 1895 aged 55 yrs.

43. (Coffin slab with cross in relief). No inscription.

44. (Coffin slab - Fleur de Lis). No inscription.

45. (Altar tomb). Inscription in latin. Shelly translates
as follows - "Here lies James Neales, Sovereign and
Burgess of Callan, who caused this monument to be
made for his parents, for himself and for his posterity,
the 10th day of January, in the year of Our Lord 1624.
His first wife Johanna Brinne(Byrne?) died on the 2nd
February anno dom., 1596. His second wife Judith
Tobin died _____|..J. N. (James Neales). died March 17th
1640.

46. (Small floor slab near pillar). In memory of our dear
father Henry Rogers, Loughbrack who died 16th Jan.
1928 aged 81 yrs, and mother Ellen Rogers who died
9th March 1933 aged 87 yrs. My brother William J.
Rogers died 19th Dec. 1900 aged 17 yrs. Also my
grandparents James Baker died 24th July 1877 aged 66
yrs and Ellen Baker died 25th Oct. 1905 aged 84 yrs.
My aunt Anne Baker died 12th June 1910 aged 71 yrs.
Erected by Ellen J. Rogers 1929.

47. (Slab - cross down the middle). Inscription around
the edges. Unable to read.

48. (Floor slab - Fleur de Lis on top). Here lieth the
body of Hennery Baker who died the 9th of May 1699.

49. (Floor slab badly broken). Inscription around the
edge. Unable to read.

50. (Partial badly broken slab). Inscription. Unable to
read.

51. (On pillar). In loving memory of my beloved
husband H. Charles Gregory Esq. JP of Westcourt,
Callan who entered into rest July 22nd 1918 in the
91st year of his age. (Additional information relative to
this inscription on a plaque in chancel).

52. (Altar tomb - Coats of arms on each end, and
implements of the passion on the front). Inscription in
Latin. Translated by Shelly as follows - "Here lies
the celebrated man Gerald Comerford, Esq. Who was
Kings Attorney of Connaught and Thomand, second
Baron of the Exchequer, and finally was appointed
Chief Justice of Munster. His life departed at
Coolnamuck, in the county of Waterford on the 4th of
November 1604, in the second year of the happy
government of our illustrious Lord king James, and the
seven-and-thirtieth of his reign in Scotland". (See
Shelly for further information).

53. (Rough slab). No inscription.

54. (Coat of arms - decoration).

55. (Wall monument on the East gable of the South
aisle). In Latin. Translated by Shelly as follows -!
fortunate stone, which enriched by the death of
Thomas dost cover his bones in the Sepulchral mound.
Thou dost hold the flower of Callan in thy gloomy urn,
yet this flower does not renew its beauty by vernal
shower. England, the country of his ancestors, gave to
him an illustrious name. The glory of a house that was
never closed still survives. Live for Heaven where alone
life is! At death all the glory of the world fades. Learn
to live for God alone! 1629” (See Shelly for further
information).

56. In memory of Thomas Baker, Tullamaine died 24th
Jan. 1889 aged 69 yrs, and his wife Anne Baker who
died 19th March 1928 aged 87 yrs.

57. (Floor slab - Fleur de Lis. Inscription on side of
cross). Unable to read.

58. (Box tomb). Beneath this tomb rests the body of
Humphrey Hartley Esq. late of Fitzwilliam Square in the
City of Dublin who dept this life on the 26th Oct. 1825
in the 63rd year of his age at Callan where he then
held the situation of Sovereign, and had for many
years previously discharged that office and greatly
contributed to promote the prosperity and
improvement of that town. Erected by his eldest son
William as a tribute of filial respect and gratitude to
the memory of a kind and liberal parent and
benevolent member of society.

59. (Large stone - flat on ground). Here lies deposited
the remains of Bridget Merry alias Cody with two of
her children. She died 13th June 1819 in the 33rd year
of her age. Also the remains of her son John Merry
who died 2nd May 1824 aged 12 yrs. Also the remains
of her husband Michael Merry of Callan who dept. this
life 7th May 1825 aged 48 yrs.

INSIDE CHANCEL.

60. (Decorated floor slab - coat of arms).

61. (Floor slab- Fleur de Lis design of cross). Inscription
on side. Unable to read.

62. (Coffin shaped floor slab - Fleur de Lis design of
cross).

63. (Floor slab). Inscription on side. Unable to read.

64. (Wall plaque). In memory of the Rev. Benjamin
Senior, Rector of Callan and Burnchurch 1892-1915,
and Chancellor of St. Canices Cathedral 1905-1915
who died 27th Feb. 1915. Tablet erected by
parishioners of Callan and Burnchurch.

65. (Broken wall plaque. - Kilkenny Archaeologicl
Societ transcribed the following not now visible). In
memory of George Stevenson eldest son of Rev. Butler
Stevenson, Rector of Callan, and of Westcourt in this
county, and Harriet Mary Ann, daughter of James
Graham of Richardly House and Barrack Lodge in the
County of Cumberland who died 4th June 1854 aged
28 yrs.

66. (Broken wall plaque). No inscription

67. (Wall plaque - East end). Sacred to the memory of
the Rev. Butler Stevenson of Westcourt for many years
Rector of Callan. He was the 2nd son of the Rev.
George Stevenson DD, Dean of Kilkenny. Died the 9th
Aug. 1862 aged 65 yrs.

68. (Wall plaque). In loving memory of Henry Charles
Gregory Esq. JP of Westcourt son of the Rev. William
Gregory MA, Rector of Fiddown, Co. Kilkenny who died
22nd July 1918 in his 91st year. Erected by his widow
and children.

69. (Wall plaque). Sacred to the memory of Reginald C.
Gregory, Capt. R.N. died 5th Feb. 1917. Ernest
Gregory, Cape Mounted Rifles died 5th July 1913.
Godfrey L. Gregory, Capt. Durham Light Infantry died
5th Jan. 1918. Henry W. Gregory, Lt. Commander R.N.
died 10th Sept. 1917. Sons of Henry C. Gregory Esq.
J.P. Westcourt.

70. (Wall plaque). Sacred to the memory of
Charlotte Anne the dearly loved wife of Henry
Charles Gregory of Westcourt, Co. Kilkenny and
youngest daughter of the late Rev. Charles Butler
Stevenson of Westcourt, Rector of Callan who died
5th June 1879 aged 44 yrs. Also their dearly beloved
children Maud Violet, William Charles, Georgina
Sybil and Maud Genevive who all died young.

71. (Wall plaque). Sacred to the memory of Charles
Alderley Stevenson Esq., Capt. and Brevet Major
H.M. 47th Regiment and Knight of the Legion of
Honour who died at Nice 3rd March 1857 in the
30th year of his age from a disease contracted on
service in the Crimea during the siege of
Sebastopol. Erected by his brother officers.

72. (Wall plaque). Sacred to the dearly loved
memory of Grace Ursula Levince, 5th daughter of
Henry Charles Gregory of Westcourt who died at
Lindholme, Cheltenham on the 16th Jan.1908 aged
34 yrs.

INDEX

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SURNAME NO. YEAR ADDRESS & COMMENTS
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Banan 26 1749
Banan 20 1736
Barry 61 1775
Barry 86 Ahenure
Barry 87 1938
Barry 124 1872
Bergin 30 1793
Bolger 13 Pleacents, Oregon, USA
Bowden 15 1816 Callan
Branoge 91 1860
Brophy 22 1752
Brophy 44 1810
Brohpy 46 1824 Ballyline
Brohpy 65 1810 Newtown
Brown 107 1942
Bulger 59 1816
Burke 8 1990 London, Isle of Man
Butler 91 1862 New York, USA
Butler 90
Butler 116 1970 Clonmel Road
Butler 120 1811 Ballylarkin
Byrne 32
Byrne 47 1788 Leighlinbridge
Cahill 49 1839 Green St,West St, & Cappahenry
Carrel 109
Cass 121 1855 Callan
Clifford 27 "Anty" Clifford Tradition.
Comerford 27 1745
Connors 86 1962
Cooke 88 177 ?
Corcoran 114 1800
Croak 85 1752 Cappahenry
Crook 83 1743
Cross 28 1895
Cross 18 1824
Cuddihy 21 1871 Kyleaveagh
Devana 104 1803
Devereux 50 1791
Devine 80 1883
Dowling 69
Downey 38 1750
Downey 31 1771
Downey 29 1871 Viper
Downey 30 1792 Kilbricken, Rabbets Mill
Dunne 23 1799
Dunne 32 1843 Callan
Dunne 47 1814
Dunne 48 1821
Dunne 116 Scaugh
Dunphy 21
Dunphy 130 1799
Dwyer 58 1825
Fanning 109 Callan
Feehan 78 1841 America
Finnigan 16 1851
Flanagan 70 1887
Fleming 101 1894
Funchion 60 1936
Funchion 127 1952
Gardiner 49 1989
Grady 15 1816
Griffin 53 1885 Callan
Grigg 99 1805
Hanigan 76 1870
Handley 69 1957
Hanley 84 1970 Callan
Hanley 86 1932 Ahenure
Harney 58 1817 Callan
Harrison 10 1832 Callan
Haslam 1 1903 (Wife of RIC member)
Haw 55 1795
Hawe 76 1870
Hawe 77 1752
Hawe 79 1872 Callan
Hayden 2 1869
Hayes 75 1986
Healy 112 1862
Hearn 113 1851 Callan
Henesey 123 1786
Herbert 32
Hern 56 1817
Hoban 14 1776 Tullemaine
Hogan 17 1912
Holder 37 1793
Kealy 36 1794
Kealy 35 1783
Kealy 125 1858 Callan
Kelly 51 Callan
Kenny 4 1986 6 Mellowes Park
Keogh 3 1899 Bridge St.
Lanigan 76 1870
Lannen 123 1786
Len(h?)ane 105
Lenehan 12 New York City
Lennon 107 1928 Commons, Callan
Lennon 127 1839
Lynch 62 1883 Ahenure House
Lynch 24 1820 Mallardstown
Lynch 25 1852 Mallardstown
Lynch 3 1917
Lynch 45 1892
Maher 114 1781 Knocktopher
Maher 115
Maher 116 1851 Scaugh
Maher 117 1832 Scaugh
Malone 80 1883
Mansfield 60
Marnell 11 1882 Callan
Martin 51 City of Dublin
McGrath 59 1816
McGuinness 68 2002
McMullen 99 1789
Meagher 27 1745
Meany 2 1869
Meany 102
Meany 120
Moore 13 1924
Morris 62 1897 Ballywalter
Morrissey 7 1869 Callan
Murphy 64 1997
Murphy 65 1810 Newtown
Murphy 118 1902 Mill St. & Dublin
Murphy 126 1834 Callan
Neill 44 1843 Goatsbridge
Nolan 60 1933
Norman 84 1948
O'Brien 29 1871 Viper
O'Brien 95 1973
O'Brien 105 1873 Callan
O'Connor 128 1837
O'Connor 94 1964
O'Dea 48
O'Neill 45 1887 Green St,
O'Reilly 75 1978 Mill St.
O'Ryan 62 1862 Cashel
O'Shea 4 1986 8 Mellowes Park,
O'Shea 5 1980
O'Shea 60 1910
Phelan 21 1878
Poorie 13 1959
Power 13 1918 Haggardsgreen.
Power 52 1825 Callan.
Power 68 1882 Callan.
Power 72 1817
Power 13 1918
Purcel 113 1766
Purcell 131 1867 High St, Kilkenny
Purcell 132 1793 Kilkenny
Purcell 72 1812
Quidihy 19 1816
Quidihy 115 1812
Rice 25 1860 Mallardstown
Rice 28 1865 (See Shelly)
Rice 73 178?
Roche 8 1966 Green St
Rooke 101 USA
Ronan 111 Callan
Ryan 70 1887
Scully 94 1894 Callan
Shea 60 1870 Callan
Shee 66 1769
Shee 67 1789 Bennetsbridge
Sheehan 75 1790
Shelly 6 1952 Mellowes Park.
Shelly 50 1791
Shelly 62 1857 Bridge St, Green St., Flanders & New York
Shelly 64 1902
Sinnott 6 1952 Mellowes Park.
Smith 10 1832 Callan
Smyth 98 1749 Ballywalter
Stone 128 1857 Killenaule & Boston, America
Stone 129 1790
Stone 130 1799
Summers 22
Summers 23 1793
Sweeney 26 1749 Coruglsilagh
Tearney 81 1777 (See Shelly)
Tierney 62 1799 Callan
Townsend 54 1844 Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
Wall 111 1894
Wall 87 1911
Walsh 3 1964
Walsh 12 1938 West St.
Walsh 35 1783
Walsh 44 1843 Goatsbridge
Walsh 45 1881 Baunta
Walsh 87 1948 Green St.
Ward 68 1939
Ward 95
Wells 55 1795
White 58 1827
Woods 110 1830


INDEX OF ST MARY'S INSIDE CHURCH.

Baker 48 1699
Baker 46 1877
Baker 56 1889 Tullamaine
Butler 20
Butler 5 1900
Cody 59 1819 Callan
Cody 28 1813 Callan
Cody 9 1873 Callan
Comerford 37 1597 (See Shelly)
Comerford 52 1604 (See Shelly). (Kerin Tomb)
Coppinger 15 Ballinvolane
Coughlin 28 1813 Callan
Croke 6 1838 (See Shelly)
Downey 1 1730
Eagle 33 1835 Callan
Fox 29 1872 Killaghy Castle
Galway 4 1774 Westcourt, See Shelly)
Grace 39 1583 Callan (See Shelly) (Wat Kerin)
Gregory 51 1918 Westcourt
Harfield 22 1829 Callan
Hatley 58 1825 Fitzwilliam Sq, City of Dublin & Callan
Harvey 33 1797
Hayes 9 1852
Heron 7 1986 Castleview, Callan
Heron 8 1947 Castelview, Callan
Kearney 41 1903 Callan
Keating 11 1964 7 Collins Park.
Keating 13 1996 Cannafahy, Callan
Merry 59 1819 Callan
Mollan 42 1895 Newtown House
Neales 45 1624 (See Shelly) (Kerin Tomb)
Newbold 4 1774 Westcourt
Rogers 46 1928 Loughbrack
Tallis 41 1903 Callan
Thomas 55 1629 (See Shelly)
Tirney 25 1742 Westcourt
Toomey 16 1864 Callan
Weld 2 1867 Coolaghmore House
Wilder 3 1838 Castlewilder, CountyLongford

INDEX OF ST MARY'S INSIDE CHANCEL.
Graham 65 1854 Cumberland
Gregory 68 1918 Westcourt
Gregory 69 1913 Westcourt
Gregory 70 1879 Westcourt
Gregory 72 1908 Lindholme, Cheltenham
Senior 64 1915 Callan & Burnchurch
Stevenson 67 1862 Westcourt
Stevenson 65 1854 Cumberland