Cemetery: Crossboyne Church and Cemetery Memorials

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File contributed by:  C. Hunt/Jude

    [From Lord Oranmore and Browne.]

A loving memorial to
Catherine Anne Isabella
wife of
Dominick 1st. Lord Oranmore and Browne
daughter of
Henry and Lady Elizabeth Monck
born 1788 died 1865
and lies buried in this churchyard
erected by her son
Geoffrey 2nd. Lord Oranmore and Browne
She was charitable in heart as in deed.

"Blessed are the pure in spirit"
To the memory of
Miss Mary Anne Browne
3rd. daughter of
Dominick Geoffrey Browne, Esq.
of Castle Macgarrett
She, The Dowager
Viscountess Dillon
Miss Georgiana Browne
all sisters of
Dominick 1st. Lord Oranmore
and Browne
Died in the year 1862.

This memorial is erected
by her affectionate nephew
Geoffrey Guthrie
2nd. Lord Oranmore and Browne
To the memory of Dominick Browne P. C. Baron Oranmore & 
Browne of Carrowbrowne Castle in the county of the town of 
Galway and of Castle Macgarrett Co. Mayo, in the Peerage of 
Ireland born 28th. May 1787, married in 1811 Catherine Anne 
Isabella eldest and co-heir of the late Henry Monck Esqr., 
and had issue

1. Geoffrey Dominick Augustus Frederick born in 1819, 
married Dec. 31st. 1859 Christina only surviving child of 
Alexander Guthrie of Mount, Ayrshire, whose name and arms he 
assumed in lieu of those of his family and had issue a son 
Geoffrey Henry Browne born Jan. 6th. 1861.

2. Henry George Monck born 1824, died 21st. Nov. 1843.

    1. Henrietta Asaminta Monck married 17th. April  1845 to 
Charles William Ridley Lieut. Colonel Grenadier Guards 2nd. 
son of the late Sir Matthew White Ridley Bart. and had issue

    2. Margaret Elizabeth Catherine Augusta died 29th. July 

This nobleman represented the Co. of Mayo in seven 
Parliaments, was made a Privy Councillor in 1834. and 
created a Peer of Ireland in 1836. and was sometime Vice 
Lieutenant of the Co. Mayo He died 30th. January 1860.

In a vault underneath lie the remains
Dominick Geoffrey Browne, Esqr.
Castle Macgarrett
who departed this life the 8th. of May 1826.
in his 71st year
The uniform integrity and benevolence
of his character
affords consolation to
three sons and five daughters
who survived him
as well as to his afflicted widow
by whom
this small tribute of affection and gratitude
is erected.
A very handsome monument, by Westmacott. A sculptured 
representation of Henry Browne, lying on the ground with his 
gun beside him. A tree beside him, with a broken bough, and 
his sister Margaret as an angel bending over him: - To the 
beloved memory of The Honble. Henry George Monck Browne cut 
off in the bloom of youth and the promise of every endearing 
and manly virtue He was born January 10th. 1824 and was 
killed by the accidental and at once fatal discharge of his 
gun November 21st. 1843. His mourning Father and Mother, 
only surviving sister, his only brother, and his dear friend 
and cousin Gerald Dillon have placed this memorial of their 
sad loss added that of his loving and beloved sister 
Margaret within 16 months. Look on this ye that are 
confident in your strength and forget not that in the midst 
of life ye are in death.

In the churchyard :-
Erected to the memory of | Mary J. Singleton  |  the
beloved wife of  |  R. Singleton Esqr.  |   Sub. Inspector of
R.I.C. |   who departed this life, |  on the ninth day of
November 1816. |  also their children  | Matthew R.
Singleton  |  aged 2 years and 7 months  |  Anne Single-
ton  | aged 7 months.

Here lieth interred the | body of James Birming | ham
September the 30th. 1796. | Aged 98 years. | Erected by
his brother  |  John B . . . m. for their  |  posterity.

Sacred to the memory  of  |   Carolina Johanna, Second |
daughter of the late Valentine  |  Blake of Lehinch Esqr.
who | departed this life in the joyful | hope of a blessed
Immortality |  March 1812. |  Also to the memory of
Charlotte  |  Anne infant daughter of Henry | Blake Esqr.
of Lehinch in this  |  County, departed April 1812. | And
Jesus took them in his  |  arms and blessed them.  Martha
Louisa Blake wife of Henry Blake |  Esqr. of Renvyle


[From Sir Arthur Vicars, Ulster King of Arms.] 'The two 
epitaphs given below were copied by Lord Oranmore from 
tombstones in the chancel of Crossboyne Church':- 

In a vault underneath 
lie the remains of 
of Castle mac Garrett, Esqr 
who died March 12 th a.d. 1755 
Aged 91 
In duty and gratitude 
to whose memory 
this Memorial was 
Erected by his dutifull son 

In a Vault under this place 
lie the remains of 
the much beloved Wife of 
of Castle mac Garrett, Esqr 
and daughter of 
Sir Henry Lynch 
of Castlecarra, Bart, 
She died August 8 th 1755 
Aged 24 
Greatly lamented by all who 
had the pleasure of 
her acquaintance 

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