Headstones: St. Edan's Cathedral Memorials, Ferns, Wexford
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ST. EDAN'S CATHEDRAL MEMORIALS, FERNS, CO. WEXFORD, IRELAND  NOS.  1 -  29

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ST EDAN's CATHEDRAL, Ferns, Co. Wexford.

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ST EDAN's CATHEDRAL, Ferns, Co. Wexford.  Interior view inside
Cathedral.

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ST EDAN's CATHEDRAL, Ferns, Co. Wexford.   Baptismal Font

Photo No.4
Vault for SAINT EDAN
(Inscription details see number 5)

Photo No.5
Notice:  Beneath this Cathedral | are interred the remains of | SAINT
EDAN | (commonly called SAINT MOAGUE) | the Founder of this Cathedral |
and firft Bifhop of Ferns | He difcharged the paftoral office | with
piety and chriftian zeal | for the space of 50 years | and died in an
advanced age | Jan. 31 A.D. 632

Photo No.6
ST EDAN's CATHEDRAL, Ferns, Co. Wexford.    One of the stained widows
within the Cathedral on which we have inscribed
(Inscription details see number 7)

Photo No.7
Inscription details of number 6:  The Apostle of Ireland
"To the glory of God" and In Memory of The | Very Reverend THOMAS
BROWNELL GIBSON | Rector of Ferns 1896  1925 | Dean of | Ferns 1908 
1926

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ST EDAN's CATHEDRAL, Ferns, Co. Wexford.   The Cathedral Altar

Photo No.9
Memorial Tablet for ST. GEORGE DE RINZY
(Inscription details see number 010)

Photo No.10
Inscription on number 9:  In the adjacent Church Yard | are interred
the mortal remains of | JAMES ST. GEORGE DE RINZY Esqr | of Clobeman
Hall | who died on the 6th of August 1833 | in the 23rd year of his age
| And also his beloved brother | THOMAS RICHARD DE RINZY | Late Capt. In
the 83rd Regt. | who died on the 8th of August 1849 | in the 34th year
of his age | This Tablet is erected by their sorrowing parents

Photo No.11
Memorial Tablet for MATTHEW THOMAS DE RINZY
(Inscription details see number 012)

Photo No.12
Inscription on number 011:  Near this spot | rest the mortal remains of
| MATTHEW THOMAS DE RINZY Esqr | of Clobemon Hall in this County |
Eldest son of THOMAS RICHARD DE RINZY Esqr | He died Decr. 16 1851 aged
41 | After a few days illness | he peacefully committed his spirit to
God | firmly trusting in the finished word | of his RISEN SAVIOUR | "Not
lost but gone before"

Photo No.13
"To the Glory of God" | This window is Presented to Ferns Cathedral | In
Memory of his Grandfather | THOS. JERVIS-WHITE Esq., D. 1847. And his
father | Col. HUMPHREY JERVIS-WHITE Bengal Army D. 1849 | Also his Uncle
JOHN JERVIS-WHITE Esq, LL.D D.1879 | The Rev. THOS. JERVIS-WHITE M.A. D.
1881 | and Capt. HENRY JERVIS-WHITE 77th Regt. D. 1857 | All owners of
property in and about Ferns | By Lt. Col. HENRY JERVIS-WHITE Late 2nd
77th, Middlesex Regt. | 1902

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Memorial Tablet for THOMAS ELRINGTON
(Inscription details see number 015)

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Inscription on number 014:  This Monument | is erected | by the Clergy
of the Diocese of Ferns | to the Memory of | THOMAS ELRINGTON D.D. |
Bishop of Leighlin and Ferns | to testify their admiration | of his
character as a Bishop of The Church of Christ | of his virtues as a
member of society | and of his learning | as a scholar and divine | Died
July 12th 1833 aged 71

Photo No.16
Memorial Tablet for Rev. WILLIAM PREFTON (PRESTON)
(Inscription details see number 017)

Photo No.17
Inscription on number 016:
Left side:  Sacred To the Memory | of The Revd. WILLIAM PREFTON, who was
| Private Secretary of CHARLES Duke of Rutland | when Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland | He was promoted by him to | The See of Killala in 1785 | to
that of Ferns in 1787 | And after a long & painful illnefs | which he
suftained with | the Patience of a Philofopher | and the Refignation of
a Chriftian | He died on the 29th of April 1789 | in the 60th year of
his age.
Right side:  He was a man whofe life was pious | whofe mind was |
enlightened by genius | Enlarged by travel | Softened by benevolence |
And accomplifhed by society | This Monument is Erected to his Memory |
by MARY IFABELLA Dutchess of Rutland | as a Memorial of thofe virtues &
talents | which fhe refpected, admired and | as a teftimony of gratitude
for a friendship | moft valuable to her in his life time | and which in
its effects extended | beyond the grave
(MARY ISABELLA MANNERS (nee SOMERSET), Duchess of Rutland)

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Memorial Tablet for Revd. MARK CHARTRES
(Inscription details see number 019)

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Inscription on number 018 Vicar:  To the Memory of the Late | Revd. MARK
CHARTRES | 6 years Curate, and 36 of Ferns, and | Rector of Clone and
Kilbride | This Monument is erected by his Protestant | Parishioners, as
a lasting testimony of the | deep sense they entertained by his | Piety,
Charity and Benevolence | and as a grateful tribute of their friendship
| After an illnefs sustained with the most | exemplary patience and
Christian Fortitude | He departed this life on the 23rd May 1834 | aged
73 years | exclaiming in a humble yet well founded hope | of a Glorious
Immortality | "I know that my Redeemer liveth"

Photo No.20
In Memory of | RICHARD DONOVAN Esquire | of Ballymore | Died at Dover |
7th April 1949 | FRANCES his wife | Died at Southsea | 29th March 1853 |
And | ANNIE their daughter | Died in London | 30th August 1847 | Buried
at Ballymore.

Photo No.21
In Memory of | HENRY GEORGE DONOVAN | Lieut. 33rd Regt. | who fell at
Sevastopol 8th Sept. 1855 | He joined the 33rd Regt. As a Volunteer |
Served with it | through the Crimean Campaign, | was present at Alma,
Balaklava, Inkerman | and the whole Seige of Sevastopol.  He was given
his Commission | for his gallant conduct in the field | at Alma |
Interred in the Family | Burial ground Ballymore | 2nd Sept. 1856

Photo No.22
To the Glory of God and To the Beloved Memory of | General EDWARD WESTBY
DONOVAN | second son of RICHARD DONOVAN of Ballymore | He served with
the 33rd regiment during the | Crimea and Indian Mutiny and commanded
the troops | in China and the Straith Settlements from 1878 - 1882 |
Born Septr. 6th 1821 Died Jany. 31st 1897 | "But the souls of the
righteous are in the | hand of God and there shall no torment shall
touch"

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In Honoured | Memory of | The Right Honorable | JAMES GEORGE HENRY
STOPFORD | Fifth Earl of Courtown | who died 28 November 1914 | aged
ninety one years | And of | Col. CHARLES GEORGE TOTTENHAM D.L. | of
Ballycurry, Co. Wicklow who died 23 April 1918 | aged eighty three years
| And of | CHARLES MERVYN DOYNE D.L. | of Wells, Co. Wexford | who died
24 August 1924 | aged eighty three years | This Tablet is erected by
friends connect | ed with the Diocese of Ferns in grateful | remembrance
of their long & valuable service to the Church of Christ

Photo No.24
Memorial Tablet for GEORGINA BOYD
(Inscription details see number 025)

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Inscription on number 024:  In Affectionate Remembrance | of a person
whose short career thro' life | strongly evinced the influence which the
love and fear of God | has over the conduct of a true Christian. | This
Tablet is erected
GEORGINA, wife of JAMES BOYD Esqr of Rosslare in this County | And
second daughter of The Honble GEORGE JOCELYN, Died at the | Palace of
Ferns on the 12th day of August 1839, at the early age of 27 years |
Leaving her husband and three children to deplore the loss | of the most
affectionate wife and fondest mother.
To those who had intimately known and greatly lover her | the place she
filled in their affection | cannot in this world be supplied. | Their
great consolation is that she died the death of the righteous | and
their firm trust and hope that their latter end | may be like hers.

Photo No.26
Memorial Tablet for Revd. HENRY MOORE
(Inscription details see number 027)

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Inscription on number 026:  This Tablet is erected by a sorrowing family
| To the Memory of their beloved parents | The Revd. HENRY MOORE, Rector
of Ferns | who during a period of 47 years | approved himself a faithful
Minister of God | and entered into his heavenly rest on May 12 1856 |
And of LUCIE his wife who died June 15 1852 | They lie together within
the ruins of St. Peters Church
The grace of Christ manifested in them | was commended to all around |
by the spirit of love and holy cheerfulness | which marked their daily
walk and conversation.
"Remember them which have the rule over you | who have spoken unto you
the word of God whose faith follow | considering the end of their
conversation" | Heb. XIII

Photo No.28
Memorial Tablet for Revd. WILLIAM COSGRAVE
(Inscription details see number 029)

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Inscription on number 028:  To the Memory of | The Reverend WILLIAM
COSGRAVE | Late Curate of Ferns and Kilbride | who died November 2nd
1839 | aged 44 years | After a happy experience | of his Ministry for 13
years. | the Protestant Parishioners | have erected this Monument to
record | their high opinion of his character | as a zealous Minister of
Christ | A faithful preacher of the Gospel | and a sincere and steady
friend | "Blessed are the dead | which die in the Lord" | Rev. c. 14 v. 13