Headstones: MAYO, Christ Church, Tourmakeady, (CoI) Ballyovie Parish, Co. Mayo Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives Mayo Index Copyright Contributed by Brendan Dixon
Photos ----------------------------------------------- CHRIST CHURCH, TOURMAKEADY, CHURCH OF IRELAND BALLYOVIE PARISH, CO. MAYO Visited Friday 1st June 2012 Churchyard looks as if it had been cleared of trees and growth in the last few years. Very few carved headstones exist. There may be more amongst the ferns but nothing obvious. There is likely to be head and foot stones in the ferns. Photo No.0 Church View Photo No.1 Another Church View Photo No.2 Tourmakeady Ruins Photo No.3 In rememberance of JOHN CHARTERS, born 1812 died 31st August 1886. His last words were Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth yea saith the spirit that they may rest from their labours. Photo No.4 In loving memory of JAMES CONWAY died 26th Nov 1956 and his brother THOMAS CONWAY died 19th March 1958 Photo No.5 In loving memory of MARTIN CONWAY July 15th 1931. His wife ELIZABETH died April 23rd 1920 Photo No.6 In loving memory of SUSAN ADELAIDE HEWITT who died February 18 1887 aged 26 years deeply regretted. Come not from memory not from love but to keep her fathers home above Photo No.7 THOMAS BARON PLUNKET, Lord Bishop of Tuam, Killala, and Achonry, died 19th October 1866 Photo No.8 Another view of Number 7 Photo No.9 Hon. CATHERINE PLUNKET, Second daughter 1st Baron Plunket. Born 1803 Died 1868 Photo No.10 SAMUEL DALLAS MANNING, Rector of Ballyovie Parish 1937 - 1945, Ad Mxxxx Xxvocatus (inscription unclear but likely to be "Ad Meliora Advocatus" meaning "Called to Better Things") Photo No.11 Another view of Number 10 Photo No.12 In loving memory of BENJAMIN SCARRETT, Died 4th Feb 1960, The Lord that gave and the Lord that taketh away blessed be the name they Lord, and his wife CATHERINE died 18th Oct 1966* *He married her in 1956, she was Catherine Conway. I believe she was his second wife as he has a son. Photo No.13 In loving memory of CHARLES C WROTH, Rector of Ballyovie, Died July 12th 1890 Nos. 14-18 These are head/foot stones with no markings or carved headstones that are unreadable. Two seem to be look after still.