Cemetery: Ballysadare Parish

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  ' The following epitaphs on the stones of this graveyard 
and Kilvarnet have been taken from the works of the 
Venerable and learned Archdeacon O'Rorke, D.D., M.R.I.A., 
and F.R.S.A.I., &C, author of "The History of the County 

  ' The oldest epitaphs in the interior of the ruin of 
Ballysadare are givea as follows':- "Here lyeth the body of 
WILLM. THOMSON who dyd Dec. 1708."

  ' Here lyeth the body of JOHN BRAXTON who parted this life 
5th day of April 1729-80 years his age."

  " Here lieth the Body of | JAMES SIMPSON who departed | 
this life the 6 of March 1795. | Aged 68 years erected ty 

  "Sacred to the memory of | MRS. BRIDGET SIMPSON of 
Ballisodare | alias POWELL of Moylough who departed this 
life on | the 28th of August 1832 Aged 71 years | who lost 
her life of a dreadful attack | of Epidemic Cholera and her 
| Regard for an Aged and infirm Husband | who now deeply 
laments her | loss in common with her three sons. | This 
stone is erected by her son ADAM | Surgeon, in His Majesty's 
Royal Navy as | a testimony of his filial regard and 

  ' On a handsome monument erected to the memory of MR. 
DARBY MILMO, by his son DON PATRICK MILMO, of Mexico, we 
read the acrostic lines:-

  " May heaven rest the souls of those
  In peaceful bliss who here repose;
  Let angels come their souls to meet;
  May heaven's queen with welcome greet;
  On them May Jesus, God of love
  Serenely smile in realms above.

  They fought the fight, they gained the prize
  On which on earth they kept their eyes ;
  May we like them, when. life is o'er,
  Be crowned with bliss for evermore."

'On the tomb of an old mariner, named John Berson, who died 
in 1808, aged 80 years, is the folio ving composition (his 
own)' [?]:-

 "Laborious blast on Neptune's waves has tossed me to and fro,
 But spite of all, by god's decree, I harbour here below;
 And now at ancho here I lie with many of our fleet,
 I hope to sail some day again our Saviour Christ to meet."

These lines appear to be an attempt to repeat those given on 
page 237, vol. i., and on page 62 of this vol.

Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the 
Memorials of the Dead in Ireland FHL# 1279252