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Cemetery located St. Thomas Churchyard (CE) at Rathlin Is.

Post by irishgen » 28 Sep 2003, 22:51

Cemetery located at St. Thomas Churchyard (CE) at Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland,
Includes members of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church,
Copied 06 September, 1993
by Patricia (McCurdy) Townsend lubecpat@n-jcenter.com

Information shared by McCurdy researcher Patricia McCurdy Thompson. Any errors are mine. My probable ancestors are marked with an asterisk *, Maryl www.avana.net/~mhook/Rathlincem.htm


1. Here erected by John Weir of Kinkeal*
in memory of his father Alex r who
departed this life 8 Nov 1840 aged 66 years
Also his son James who departed this life
22 May 1811 aged 24 years

2. Here lies the body of Dan l Weir*
who departed this life the 30th day
of May 1774 aged 64 years

3. Miminisse
Eliza R. Browning the beloved wife of
Robert Easdale - drowned by the wreck
of the Cambria - cast ashore on this island
and interred here age 29 yrs 8mos 6 days
ÔÇ£Her sun went down while it was yet day
but ---------- to live was -----

4. In memoriam
Bridget Cecil a loving wife and mother
died 11 Sept 1977 aged 64 yrs
and Douglas a dear husband and father
died 5th May 1985

5. Anderson (stone fallen over, no other inscription showing)

6. Sacred Heart of Jesus (this stone is off itsÔÇÖ pedestal) A small cross located
Have Mercy on the souls of behind the large stone - IHS
Patrick Anderson
The Station Rathlin Island
who died 9th Feb 1870
and his wife, Mary
who died 16 July 1870

7. In loving memory of
Paddy Black died 3rd Aug 1986 aged 80 yrs

8. (a broken stone lying on top of the above grave)
Here lieth the body of
Daniel McCurdy of Clagin
who departed this life 2 Nov 1832 aged 69 years

9. Pray for the soul of
John Black, Glacklugh
died 6th Jan 1920 aged 88 years
And his son, James Black
died 15th March 1919 aged 50 yrs
Also his grand daughter, Kate Black
died 4 March 1920 aged 22 yrs

10. Erected by Daniel Black
in memory of his wife, Jane
who died 3rd October 1875 aged 60 years

11. Here lieth the body of
John Black, late of Ballycarry
who departed this life the 3rd
of December 1807 aged 57 years

11a. In loving memory of a dear husband & father
Kevin Black, late of Clacklugh & Dublin
died 28th Jan 1990
On his soul sweet Jesus have mercy

11b. an unmarked stone in this plot

11c. The Burying Ground of
Arch d Morrison of Kincall*
Here lieth the remains of Jane Morrison,
his wife, who departed this life the
15th Dec 1827 aged 56 yrs
Also, Catherine Hunter, his daughter
who departed this life the 3rd day of
Nov 1830 aged 27 years

12. Erected in fond memory of
John Anderson - Shandragh
drowned 11. 7. 1892 aged 67 yrs
His daughter, Mrs. McConnaghie
died 21. 5. 1895 aged 33 yrs
and of his son, James
died 21. 1. 1900 aged 33 yrs
Michael Anderson died 8th Sept 1968
aged 73 yrs
his wife Elizabeth
died 18 Sep 1991 aged 78 yrs
their dau Annie died 19th Mar 1954 aged 4 yrs
13. A wooden cross - R I P (no other marking)

14. OUIG
McFaul, Brendan
died 7 - 12 - 91

15. Of your charity pray for the repose of the souls of
James Black of Ouig
who died 20th April 1874
his wife Ann Black
died 15th Jan 1881
Ellen McFaul
died 29 Dec 1903
her husband Alexander McFaul
died 4th Nov 1905

16. Neil McKretrickÔÇÖs Burying Place

17. James HorranÔÇÖs Burying Ground
of Ogue Here lyeth the body of
Susanna Horran who departed this life
the 15th of May 1812 aged 77 yrs

18. A Sailor of the Great War
ÔÇ£Known unto GodÔÇØ

19. J. J. Walton
Petty Officer 2nd Cl RN 130152
13 January 1915

20. Three Sailors of the Great War
HMS VIKNOR
13 January 1915
ÔÇ£Known unto GodÔÇØ

21. Three Sailors of the Great War
HMS VIKNOR
13th January 1915
ÔÇ£Known unto GodÔÇØ

22.McCurdy
Brockley
In loving memory of Dan
who died 31 July 1982 aged 87 yrs
and his daughter Mary Margaret
who died 23rd April 1946 aged 7 1/2 yrs
His wife, Tessie
who died 17 Aug 1990 aged 77 yrs

23. Pray for the soul of
Daniel McCurdy Glackaharan
who died 8th April 1913
and his wife Margaret McCurdy
who died 5th June 1952 aged 92 yrs
and son Daniel Francis
who died 18 Nov 1983 aged 82 yrs

24. Patrick McCurdeyÔÇÖs Burying Ground (this stone is lying on top of #23)
of South Kinraver
Here lieth the remains of his daughter Catrine
who departed this life 21 Sept 1807 aged 22 yrs

25. In memory of ------ Cecil
Vincent loving husband & father
drowned 21st Jan 1983 aged 41 yrs

26. Here lieth the body of
Neal McCurdy who departed this life
Jul 24th 1779 aged 56 yrs

27. Here lieth the body of
Daniel McCurdy late of Kilpatrick
who departed this life the
5th of May 1818 aged 63 yrs

28. Erected by Charles McCurdy
to the memory of his father
Francis McCurdy who died
10th Oct 1804 aged 42 yrs
Also John McCurdy son of Dugal McCurdy
of Ballycarry died 24th Dec 1808 aged 4 yrs
Peggy McCurdy 21 Feb 1829 aged 14 yrs
Nancy McCurdy 26 Feb 1835 aged 14 yrs

29. Of your charity pray for the souls of (also 4 unmarked stones in this plot)
Alex r Black Kinraver
Also his wife Mary
and their son John
died 6th July 1934

30. Erected by Dunkin Black
in memory of his father, John
late of Middle bally ghaol
who departed this life
20th Jan 1837 aged 87 yrs
Also his mother, Mary
1st April 1840 aged 80 yrs

31. Kelly - Coolangrock (there are 5 unmarked stones in this plot)
Margaret 18 3 25
Charlie 13 4 48
John 1 8 57
David 4 4 86

32. unmarked stone

33. unmarked stone

34. This stone erected to the memory of
Arch d Christey, late of Cabbal Bay
by his son, Michael of Drumnahairan
1827

35. Erected by James McFall of Byan----
in memory of his daughter, Nancy McFall
died in May ----
Also his mother, Nancy McFall
died March 1811 aged 61 years

36. In memory of
Sarah McQuilkin
died 2nd Oct 1968
Her husband Daniel
died 22 April 1976

37. Erected to the memory of
John Wilkinson of Ballycarry
who died 27th Jan 1863 aged 72 yrs
Also his father Dan l
who died 22nd January 1849 aged 85 yrs

38. Pray for the souls of
James McCouaig
died 16th Jan 1928
his wife Mary Ann
died 6th Aug 1936
their son Robert
died 1st Feb 1942

39. In loving memory of
Michael Alexander McQouaig
Mount Grand
died 21st Feb 1977 aged 86 yrs

40. In loving memory of
John McCouaig - Carravindoon
died 1916 aged 75 yrs
Also his daughter Florence Smyth Park
died 17th Nov 1975 aged 86 yrs
and her son John
died 4th Mar 1942 aged 16 yrs

41. Here lieth the body of (this ston lying on plot #40)
Neal McQuaig who departed this life
March the 17 aged 74 - year 1799

42. Erected by Laughlin McCurdy
in memory of his beloved wife
Mary McCurdy Late of Belfast
who died 2nd Nov 1922 aged 56 yrs
The above named Laughlin McCurdy
who died 1948 aged 77 yrs
His daughter Mary (Lily) McCouaig
Mount Grand who died
3rd July 1977 aged 76 years

43. Here lieth the body of
Patrick Anderson late of Balnavargan
who departed this life
June the 5th 1800 aged 30 yrs (may be 50 yrs)
44. In loving memory of
Margaret Mary Scott
beloved wife of John J. Scott
who died 7th Dec 1928 aged 28 yrs

45. Hear lies the body of
John Anderson late of Kinkeel
who departed this life
Jan the 12th 1810 aged 87 yrs
Erected by his son Michael

46. Here lyeth the body of
James mcMullan who departed this life
14th --- 1766 aged 3 yrs son to
John McMullan -----------
from the County of Londonderry

47. Here lieth the body of
John McQuig late of Ouig
who departed this life
Feb 22, 1824 aged 38 yrs

48. In memory of
James McCurdy
died 27 Aug 1951
his son Patrick
died 12th Jul 1930
Also his son Joseph
died 6th June 1945

49. An appointed Burying Place for
Daniel McCarter of Ballyno and his family
Here lieth the body of the said
Daniel McCarter
who departed this life Sept 4th 1816 aged 79

50. In loving memory of
John McCurdy
died 20 May 1938 aged 73 yrs
His wife Ellen
died 12th Feb 1959 aged 78 yrs
their son James
died 14th March 1977

51. S. P. McCurdy
Seaman Corps LI SX 181806
12 April 1943 aged 24
HMS EUROPA

52. McCurdy - Ouig
Alex 4 - 2 - 76

53. Martin Horans Burying Place
Here lieth the body of his son
John Horan who departed this life in
July 1793 aged 3 quarters

54. Sacred to the memory of
Letitia McCouaig late of Ouig
who departed this life on the
23rd June 1871 aged 13 yrs
Neal died 16 Aug 1942
his wife Josephine
died 24 Dec 1969

55. Pray for the repose of the soul of
Tony died 27 March 1984 aged 60 yrs
McCuaig

56. Pray for the soul of
Neil McFaul
died 24th March 1964
His wife Mary
died 18 May 1992 aged 88 yrs

57. McFaul
Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on the souls of
Daniel who died 6th June 1948 (may be 1940)
And his wife Mary Ann
who died 3rd May 1965
Also their sons
Dan who died 25 Jan 1973
and James who died 10 Dec 1976
and John Joseph who died 10 Dec 1976
and Charles Fulton who died 10 July 1983

58. An appointed Burying Place for
Hugh McKague and family
Here lyeth the body of
Ann McKague who departed this life
6th of June 1811 aged 5 years

No longer in the cemetery but on a transcript located on Rathlin Island. Note from Maryl -
This stone is said to have fallen over on its face.

Daniel McKinleyÔÇÖs Burying Place*
of Cregmacagan
Here lieth his son Pat k
who died August 9, 1779 aged 18


Cemetery Inscriptions from Rathlin Island
no date (received from Kathryn McFaul of Rathlin)

Pray for the soul of
Neil McFaul
died 24th March 1964
his wife, Mary died 18 May 1992 aged 88 yrs

McCuaig
Pray for the repose of the soul of Tony
died 27th March 1984 aged 60 years

Sacred to the memory of
Letitia McCouaig
late of Ouig
who departed this life on the
23rd of June 1874 aged 13 years (may be 1871)

Neal died 16th Aug 1942
his wife Josephine
died 24th 1989

Martin Horans Burying Place
Here lieth the body of his son
John Horan who departed this life in
July 1793 aged 3 quarters

McCurdy - Ouig
Alex 2.2.76 (may be 4.2.76)

An Appointed Burying place for
Hugh McKague and Family
here lieth the body of
Ann McKague who departed this life the
6th of June 1811 aged 5 years




Jesus Have Mercy on the Soul of
Daniel who died 6th June 1940 (may be 1948)
and his wife Mary Ann
who died 3rd May 1965
also their sons
Dan who died 25th January 1973
and James who died 10th December 1976
and John who died 10 December 1976
and Charles Fulton who died 10 July 1983

Daniel McKinleyÔÇÖs Burying Place (this stone no longer in cemetery
of Cregmacagan as of 06 Sep 1993) Pat Townsend
Here lieth his son PatÔÇÖk
who died August 9, 1799 aged 18

In Loving Memory of
John McCurdy
died 20th may 1938 aged 73 years
his wife Ellen
died 12th Feb 1959 aged 78 years
their son James
died 14th March 1977 aged 66 years

S. P. McCurdy
Seaman RIVPS LISX 181806
HMS EUROPA
12th April 1943 aged 24

Here lieth the body of
Patrick Anderson late of Balnavargan
who departed this life
June the 5th 1806 aged 50 years (may be 1800) (may be 30 years)

In loving memory of
Margaret Mary Scott
Beloved wife of John J. Scott
who died 7th December 1926 aged 28 years (may be 1928)

Here lieth the body of John Anderson
leat of Kinkeel who departed this life
JanÔÇÖr the 12th 1810 aged 87 years
Erected by his son MichÔÇÖl

This stone erected to the memory of
ArchÔÇÖd Christy
late of Cabbal Bay
by his son Michael of Drumaharran
1827

Here lyeth the body of
James McMullen
who departed this life the 14th ---- 1736 aged 3 years
son to John McMullan from the County of Londonderry

Here lieth body of
John McQuig
late of Ouig
who departed this life
February the 22nd 1824 aged 38 years

In memory of
James McCurdy
died 27th August 1951
his son Patrick
died 12th July 1930
also his son Joseph
died 6th July 1945

An Appointed Burying Place for
Daniel McCarter of Ballyno
and his family
here lieth the body of the said Daniel McCarter
who departed this life Sept 4th 1816 aged 79

Erected by James McFall of Byan----
in memory of his daughter
Nancy McFall
died in May ----
Also his mother Nancy McFall
died March 1811 aged 61 years

In memory of
Sarah McQuilkin
died 2nd October 1968
her husband Daniel
died 22nd April 1976

Erected by Dunkin Black
in memory of his father
John late of Middle Bally ghaol
who departed this life
20th Jan 1837 aged 87 years
Also his mother Mary
1st April 1840 aged 80 years

In memory of
Vincent Cecil
Loving husband and father
drowned 21st Jan 1983 aged 41 years
Here lieth the body of
Neal McCurdy
who departed this life
Jul 24th 1779 aged 56 years

Erected by Laughlin McCurdy
in memory of his beloved wife
Mary McCurdy (late of Belfast)
who died 2nd November 1922 aged 50 (may be 56 yrs)
the above named
Laughlin McCurdy
who died 1948 aged 77 years
his daughter Mary (Lily) McCouig
(Mount Grand)
who died 3rd July 1977 aged 76 years

Kelly - Coolnagrock (also five unmarked stones)
Margaret 18.3.25
Charlie 13.4.48
John 1.8.57
David 4.4.86

Pray for the soul of
Daniel McCurdy - Glackaharan
who died 8th April 1919
and his wife
Margaret McCurdy
who died 5th June 1952 aged 97 years
and son Daniel Francis
who died 18th Nov 1983 aged 82 years

Flat stone in same plot

Patrick McCurdys Burying ground of South Kinraver
here lieth the remains of his daughter
Catrine who departed this life
21 Sept 1807 aged 22 years

McCurdy - Brockley
in living memory of Dan
who died 31st July 1982 aged 87 years
and his daughter Mary Margaret
who died 23rd April 1946 aged 7 1/2 years

James Horrans Burying Ground of Ougue
her lyeth the body of Susana Horran
who departed this life the
15th of May 1812 aged 77 years

The Burying ground of
Archibald Morrison of Kincael
here lyeth the remains of
Jane Morrison his wife
who departed this life the
15th Dec 1827 aged 56 years
Also Catherine Hunter
his daughter who departed this life
3rd day November 1830 aged 27 years

ANDERSON

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Have Mercy on the souls of
Patrick Anderson
The Station Rathlin Island
who died 9th February 1970
and his wife Mary
who died 16th July 1970

Erected to the memory of
John Wilkinson of Ballyeary
who died 27 Jan 1863 aged 72 years
Also his father DanÔÇÖl who died
28th January 1849 aged 83 years (may be 85 years)

Pray for the souls of
James McCouaig
died 16th Jan 1926 (may be 1928)
his wife Mary Ann
died 6th August 1936
their son Robert
died 1st Feb 1942

All in one plot

In loving memory of
Michael Alexander McCouaig
Mount Grand
died 21st Feb 1977 aged 86 years

(flat slate - hand carved)
Here lieth the body of
Neal McQuaig
who departed this life
March the 17th aged 74 Year 1799

In loving memory of
John McCouaig - Carrivandoon
died 1916 aged 75 years
also his daughter
Florence Smyth Park
died 17th Nov 1975 aged 86 years
and her son John
died 4th March 1942 aged 16 years

Here lieth the body of
Daniel McCurdy
late of Kilpatrick
who departed this life the
5th of May 1818 aged 63 years

Erected by Charles McCurdy
to the memory of his Father
Francis McCurdy
who died 10th Oct 1804 aged 42 years
Also John McCurdy
son to Dugal McCurdy of Ballycarry
died 24th Dec 1808 aged 4 years
Pegy McCurdy
21 Feb 1829 aged 14 years
Nancy McCurdy
26 Feb 1855 aged 14 years (may be 1835)

Of your charity (also 4 unmarked stones in this plot)
Pray for the souls of
AlexÔÇÖr Black
Kinraver
also his wife Mary
and her son John
died 6th July 1934

Here erected by John Weit of Kinkeal
in memory of his father AlexÔÇÖr
who departed this life
8th Nov 1840 aged 56 years
Also his son James
who departed this life 22nd May 1811 aged 24 years

Here -----
lieth the -----
body of Dan ÔÇÿl Weir*
who departed this life the
30th day of May 1774 aged 64 years

Of your charity pray for the
repose of the souls of
James Black of Ouig
who died 20th April 1874
his wife Ann Black
died 15th Jan 1881
Ellen McFaul
died 29th Dec 1903
her husband
Alexander McFaul
died 4th Nov 1905

In fond remembrance of
John Anderson - Shanndragh
drowned 17.7.1892 aged 7? years (may be 67 yrs)
his daughter Mrs. McConaghie
died 21.5.1895 aged 33 years
and of his son James
died 21.1.1900 aged 33 years
(Now includes)
Alec Anderson - Craiggmacagan
died ------
also includes (06 Sep 1993)
Michael Anderson
died 8th Sept 1968 aged 73 years
his wife Elizabeth
died 18 Sept 1991 aged 78 years
their daughter Annie
died 19th Mar 1954 aged 4 years

Here lieth the body of
John Black late of Ballycarry
who departed this life the
3rd Dec 1807 aged 57 years

Erected by Daniel Black
in memory of his wife Jane
who died 3rd October 1875 aged 60 years

Pray for the souls of
John Black - Glacklugh
died 6th Jan 1920 aged 88 years
and his son James
died 15th March 1919 aged 50 years
also his grand daughter Kate
died 4th March 1920 aged 22 years

---- lieth the body of
Daniel McCurdy late of Clagin
who departed this life
2nd November 1832 aged 69 years

In memory of
Bridget Cecil
a loving wife and mother
died 11th Sept 1977 aged 64 years
(also now includes husband Dougald
5 May 1987 (may be 1985)

A Sailor of the Great War
Royal Navy
Known Unto God

Erected in the memory of
Mary wife of James Williamson
late of Cable
who departed this life
16th Oct 1868 aged 65 years
Also his son Charles
who died at Demerara
17th Sept 1864 aged 25 years

In loving memory of
our dear mother
Leah McCourt
died 16th June 1982
God Bless

Erected by Andrew Hardison
in memory of his wife Ellen
who died 16th August 1878 aged 75 years

HW Holder
Stoker 1st Class 2806 76
HMS RACOON
9th January 1918 age 41

RICAPELLA
SEROLTO IL 12 ACOSTO 1940

MORTO PERLA PATRIA

Three Sailors of the Great War
HMS VICNOR
13th January 1915

Known Unto God

Three Sailors of the Great War
HMS VICNOR
13th January 1915

Known Unto God

J J Walton
Petty Officer 2nd RN1301152
HMS VICNOR
13th January 1915

A Sailor of the Great War
Royal Navy

Known Unto God

65 7674 Sergent
R A Ashmore
OBSERVER
Royal Air Force
6th July 1942 age 28
His life treasured memory

In loving memory of
John Smyth Park
died 2nd Nov 1974 aged 87 years
His brother Duncan
died 9th Jan 1962 aged 61 years
and Daniel - Ballynagard
died 3rd April 1977 aged 79 years

Erected by
HSH
Prince Albrecht of Waldeck
In memory of his faithful servant
Carl Piel who died Sept ----

Albert Glass
died 12 May 1- 79
Aged 84 years

The Gage Graves

Sacred to the memory of
Robert Gage Esq.
Proprieter of this Island
who departed this life on the
11th Sept 1801 on the 62nd year of his age

Richard Stewart Gage JP
Captain
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Oct 30th 1909 Aged 47

Sacred to the memory of John
Third son of the Revd Robert Gage
who departed this life
2nd Feb 1829
in the 10th year of his age

ÔÇ£HIC. JACET. JACOB
VS. BODIUS. AND
REAE . LISMORE
EPISCOPI . FILIUS
CUM . VXORE
CHRISTINA . CA
MPBELLA . QUI
OBIT . NONO . DIE
DECEMBer . AN
NO . DOM. 1665

Translation: Here lies James Boyd, the son of Andrew, Bishop of Lismore (and)
his wife Christina Campbell; who died on the ninth day of December
in the year of our Lord 1665.

MEMINISSE
Eliza R. Browning
the beloved wife of
Robert Easdale
drowned by the wreck of the Cambria
cast ashore on this Island and interred her
age 24 years and 3 months and 6 days

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