Cemetery: LONGFORD - Rathreagh Churchyard, Co. Longford, Ireland
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Location: RATHREAGH CHURCHYARD, Co LONGFORD 

Num:    1 Source: A.P.M.D.I.

HIC JACET NATHANIEL FOX DE
RATHREAGH ARMIGER, HUJUS TEMPLI
FUNDATOR IMAGO FILIUS ET HOERES
PATRICII FOX DE MOYNOR, IN COMITATU
WEST MEDIO MILITIS QUI UXOREM
HABUIT ELIZABETHAM FILIAM WALTERI
HUSSY DE MOYL-HUSSY ARMIGERI, EX
EA GENUIT 8 FILIOS ET 5 FILIAS E
QUIBUS 8 FILII ET 3 FILIO SUPERSTITES
SUNT.........
PATRICIUS PRODICTI NAT FILIUS ET
HOERES UXOREM HABET BARBARAM
FILIAM NOBILISSIMI DOMINI PATRICII
PLUNKET BARO DE DUNSANY IDEM
NATH. ET ELIZABETHA IN SANCTO
CONJUGII STATU 25 AN: VIXERUNT ET
OBIIT APUD RATHREAGH 2 FEBRUARII
ANNO DOM 1634 ETATIS SUAE 46.

"Here lies NATHANIEL FOX of Rathreagh, Esqre
founder of this church; son and heir of PATRICK
FOX, soldier, of Moynor in the County of
Westmeath, and very like him. He married ELIZABETH
daughter of WALTER HUSSY Esq of Moyl-Hussy by whom
he had eight sons and five daughters, of whom
eight sons and three daughters survive. PATRICK,
son and heir of the aforenamed NATHANIEL, married
BARBARA daughter of the most noble Lord PATRICK
PLUNKET Baron of Dunsany. The said NATHANIEL and
ELIZABETH lived 25 years in the state of holy
matrimony, and he died at Rathreagh on the 2nd
February 1634 in the 46th year of his age."

Num:    2 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Sacred
to the memory of
Dora, wife of
Jemmett Fox Esq.
who died Christmas Day 1867
aged 26 years
"Death struck the dart
And pitying sighed
Virtue groaned when Dora died"
Erected by her early friends
Bessie Albina
and Augusta

Num:    3 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

In memory of
Jemmett George Fox
Born 1826 - Died 1868
Also of
His eldest son
Francis John Fox
Major R.A.
Born Sept. 20th 1858
Died in New Zealand
Feb. 27th 1902

Num:    4 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

To the memory of
Selina Mary
wife of the Honble.
Byron Cary and daughter
of the Rev. Francis Fox
of Foxhall
Born 1823 - Died 1868

Num:    5 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Selina Mary Cary
Born 1823 - Died 1868

Num:    6 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Barry Fox
Born Sept. 1798
Died 1863
His eldest son
Maxwell Fox
Born 1826 - Died 1899

Num:    7 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

In memory of
Charles Fox Esq. D.L.
of
Keady Coy. Armagh
Born Feby. 20th 1791
Died Feby. 24th 1862

Num:    8 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Charles Fox
Born 1791
Died 1862

Num:    9 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Anne Isabella Fox
Born Sept. 1818
Died at Torquay
August 1835

Num:   10 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

The Rev. Francis Fox
of Foxhall
Born 20th Sept. 1788
Died 3rd of Sept. 1834

Num:   11 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Richard Fox
of
Foxhall
Born 1760
Died 1833

Num:   12 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

In memory of
James Saunderson Esq.
5th son of
F. Saunderson Esq.
of Castle Saunderson
died June 25th 1863 aged 70
Also of
Selina his wife and daughter of
Col. and Lady Anne Fox

Num:   13 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Selina Judith Saunderson
Born 18th Oct. 1799
Married 22nd Dec. 1820
Died June 1825

Num:   14 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Margaret Grace Fox
Born 31 May 1791
Died 22nd Dec. 1818

Num:   15 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Lady Judith Maxwell
Died Augst. 1818

Num:   16 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Lady Anne Fox
died 10th April 18[broken]

Num:   17 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Mary Anne Fox
Born 26th Augst. 1793
Died 3rd May 1819

Num:   18 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Elizabeth Fox
Born 1st April 1801
Died 21st Augst. 1820


Num:   19 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Fanny
1902
[Frances Amelia Fox]

Num:   20 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Frances Amelia Fox
Born 8th January 1839
Died 29th August 1902

Num:   21 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Francis William Fox
Born 19th May 1836
Died April 3rd 1855

Num:   22 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Susan Amelia Fox
Born 13th November 1809
Died 9th December 1868

Num:   23 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Richard Maxwell Fox
Born 4th March 1816
Died 26th April 1856

Num:   24 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

1855
Francis

Num:   25 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Flossie
1873


Num:   26 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

In loving memory
of
Richard Fox
of Foxhall
died 1885
and his only son
Barry Fox
Died 1880
in Switzerland

Num:   27 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

To the sacred memory of
James Pettet of
Aughnavleouge
who departed this life the 21st
of January 1843 in the 83rd. year
of his age
This was erected by Thomas
Canning in memory of his
affectionate grandfather

Num:   28 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Sacred to the memory of
Revd. Roger Boyce
formerly a clergyman of the Church of Rome
but during the last 33 years of his life
a convert to the Church of England
He died in Edgeworthstown on the
20th of March 1806 aged 71 years
He was a pious, honest, inoffensive man,
an indulgent and tender husband and parent
although extremely poor from the time of his
reformation
so philanthropic was he that the following
may with justice be said of him
"Compassion Boyce on earth thy soul combined
with what remains of thee enshrined"


Num:   29 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Here lieth the body
of Peyton Fox, late of Portmahon Esq. Who died
The 17th day of June 1750
aged 79
This stone was erected by order of Samuel Fforth
of
Longford, Esqre. Sole executor
of the above named to his dearest and worthy
friend

Num:   30 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Underneath this is deposited
the mortal parts of Mary Trimble
(alias) Stevenson it hath pleased
God the author of her existence
to terminate same on the 29
May 1828 aged 39 Yrs.

Num:   31 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

"Weep not for me my beloved wife and children
I am not dead it is in my dust lies life
At home, at road, in peace, in war,
Thy God shall thee defend and
Conduct thee through life's pilgrimage
Safe to thy  -  end"
Erected by Henry Trimble in memory
of his beloved Father John Trimble
who died 7th of August 1829
In the 52nd year of his age

Num:   32 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Sacred
to the memory of
Andrew Trimble
Who died Sept 4th 1895
aged 84 years
Also his wife Ellen
died May 29th 1874
aged 60 years
Their son
Andrew died May 22nd 1938
and his wife
Frances died Sept. 3rd 1951
John died Feb. 9th 1974
Erected
by their son Andrew

Num:   33 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

Here lieth the body of Alexander
Black of Portmahon in the County of
Longford Esq. who departed this life
the 7th of August 1777
Also Jane Black his wife who died
the 7th of July 1778
and John Black of Slyan County
of Longford Esq. who died the 31 of
May 1782

Num:   34 Source: JIMMY LENNON (1997)

In this tomb are deposited
the remains of Francis Fox Esq.
of Fox Hall Co. Longford
a tender Husband
affectionate Father
and sincere Friend
He died sincerely lamented
by everyone who knew him
December 10th 1779







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