Memorial tablets in St George's Church, Belfast

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Memorial tablets in St George's Church, Belfast

Post by irishgen » 07 May 2009, 16:17

Belfast, St George's Church
O.S. 61 Grid Ref. 342745
This church is on the south side of High Street, Belfast, on the site of the former Corporation Church, and was completed in 1816. All the memorial tablets in the church have been copied, except the War Memorial. The church is orientated with the chancel to the south.
Below the font is the inscription "Presented to S. George's Church by the young of the flock, Jan 1868. "Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of God." Mark 10, 14.

There are no gravestones outside the church, but there is one stone from a former church hall inscribed "Re-erected A.D. 1885. Rev. H. D. Murphy, A.M., Rector."

Baird
"And when he saw him, he had compassion on him." In loving memory of Sir Robert Hugh Hanley Baird, K.B.E., D.L., who died on the 08 Oct 1934. Erected by the people of St George's Church.

Booth
To the glory of God and in loving memory of William Childs Booth, head constable Royal Irish Constabulary, entered into rest 15 Sep 1899.

Lane
To the glory of God and in loving memory of John Quiller Lane, for many years an esteemed member of the choir of this church, who died in London, 30 Jul 1889 aged 36 years. This tablet was erected by his eldest sister. "Thy will be done."

Lappin
In loving memory of James Lappin who departed this life 07 Jan 1838. Erected by his wife and children, Doris, George and Eileen.

McTear
To the glory of God and in loving memory of Sarah May Nelson McTear, for many years a devoted member of this church. "She hath done what she could." This tablet was erected by her sister and cousins, Jun 1937.

Murphy
To the glory of God and to the memory of Rev. Hugh Davis Murphy, M.A., D.D., for forty-seven years rector of St George's Church, died 07 Mar 1927 aged 78 years.

Neill
To the glory of God and in loving memory of James Halliday Neill, for 64 years a devoted member of the choir of this church, one time rector's churchwarden, parochial nominator and diocesan synodsman, died 24 Mar 1924 aged 84 years. "Their works do follow them."

Pottinger
Sacred to the memory of Lieut. General the right honourable Sir Henry Pottinger, Baronet, Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath and one of Her Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, late Minister Plenipotentiary and Ambassador Extraordinary to the Emperor of China, Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, and Governor and Commander in Chief of the Presidency of Madras in the East Indies, &c., &c., &c. Born at Mount Pottinger, county of Down, Ireland, on Christmas Day 1789 , and died at Malta on the 18 Mar 1856 aged 67 years. During his active public career of 53 years, from midshipman to General, he filled many of the most prominent offices under the Crown, with distinguished advantage to his country and great credit to himself, and his unbending integrity, high sense of honour and generosity of character and disposition secured him the unbounded respect and esteem of all with whom he became associated in the public and private relations of life. On concluding his successful treaty with China in the year 1842 , he was destined for the peerage, by her gracious majesty Queen Victoria the First, but lost this high distinction through the same hostile influence which was exerted in vain to prevent Parliament rewarding his eminent services to the State. This memorial is placed here by his only surviving brother William, A.D. 1861.

Preston
Erected to the memory of Mary Frances Preston who departed this life 16 May 1865. My wreath is won My short course run. M.F.P.
"So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom." Psalm 90th, 12th. Interred at Knockbreda, aged 20 years.

Preston
Erected to the memory of Arthur Frederick Preston who departed this life at Rossall, 03 Jul 1867 aged 14 years. "He shall choose our inheritance for us." Psalm 47, 4th verse. Interred at Knockbreda.

Tinsley
To the glory of God and in loving memory of Arthur S. Tinsley, a lifelong member of this church. From boyhood a member of the choir, for many years representative on the select vestry and honorary treasurer of the church, died 08 Mar 1934.

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