Name Index to Some County Louth Tombstone Inscriptions

 

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NAME INDEX TO TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTIONS OF COUNTY LOUTH, IRELAND

 

INTRODUCTION

 

This listing, intended as a genealogical aid and containing over 40,000 records, is a name index to the Tombstone Inscriptions that are available in print, from various sources, for the following cemeteries in County Louth:

 

Ardee - Ballymakenny - Ballymascanlon - Ballypousta - Bawntaaffe - Beaulieu - Bridge-A-Crin - Cappoge - Carlingford - Castlebellingham - Charlestown – Clogherhead - Clonkeen - Clonmore - Collon - Darver - Drogheda, Calvary - Drogheda, Cord (or Chord) - Drogheda, St. Mary's - Drogheda, St. Peter's (Church of Ireland) – Drogheda, St. Peter’s Parish - Dromin - Dromiskin - Drumshallon - Dunany - Dundalk, Castletown  - Dundalk, St. Nicholas (Church of Ireland) - Dundalk, Seatown - Dunleer - Dysert – Faughart (Fochart) - Faughart (Urnai) -  Haggardstown - Haynestown - Kane - Kilcurry - Kilcurry, St. Nicholas (Church of Ireland) - Kildemock - Killally (Pauper's Graveyard) - Killanny – Killincoole - Kilsaran - Knockbridge - Louth, St. Mary's 'Abbey' - Mansfieldstown - Mayne - Monasterboice - Mosstown - Mullary - Newtownstalaban – Omeath - Port - Rathdrumin - Richardstown - Salterstown - Shanlis - Smarmore - Stabannon - Stickillin - Termonfeckin - Tullyallen

 

This original index was compiled in 2001 and updated in February 2005. The list was further updated in May 2012.

 

 

The Journal of the Termonfeckin Historical Society (November 2003) includes an updated listing of the Termonfeckin Graveyard Inscriptions. These are not included in the Index, although the transcription published in the Irish Genealogist 1991/2 is. The more up-to-date transcription of the Graveyard Inscriptions is available online on the excellent Termonfeckin Historical Society website.

 

 

NOTES:

 

The details recorded in this index are:

 

Name, Burial Ground, Reference

 

The References are abbreviated. For the key to the abbreviations, see below.

 

In so far as is possible, I have included all the names recorded on the tombstone transcriptions. In addition to the deceased, this can include the name of the person who erected the tombstone (not always a family member and not necessarily recorded as having been buried in the grave), names of parents, names of employers, names of friends, even, in one case, the assassins of the deceased, etc.

 

There is some duplication in the names as they relate to St. Nicholas Parish Cemetery (Church of Ireland) in Dundalk. This is because two sources were used, those in the Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead and those in an unpublished typescript held in the Louth County Reference Library. The 2002 edition of The Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society contains a newly researched and updated listing of Gravestone Inscriptions in Kane Graveyard. These are included in the index as well as the earlier Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead inscriptions By Philip Crosslé. As well as tombstone inscriptions from Knockbridge, Padraig O Neill's History of Knockbridge includes the inscriptions of former residents of Knockbridge buried in other graveyards: Tallanstown Old and New, Kilkerley, Darver Old, Castletown, Killencoole, St. Mary's 'Abbey' Louth, New Graveyard Louth, among others. These are included in the listing and will result in some duplication of names.

 

A few names marked ‘*’ in Castletown Cemetery, Dundalk, though not in the referenced publication, are relatives/family friends of my family and are included, as the whereabouts of their burials are known.

 

Surnames of married women are sometimes given as the marriage name, sometimes as the pre-marriage name, on the inscriptions. Therefore, in this index, the surname shown in brackets after the name can be either. Very often, in the case where the married name is used, it is obvious from the inscription, because of other burials there, what the pre-marriage surname was and I have included this in brackets, although it is not actually on the inscription.

 

The 'Married Women Cross Index' page provides a surname cross reference to the surnames of some 1,500 married women.

 

The index includes the name on the tombstone, the burial ground and the reference (the publication in which the tombstone inscription will be found). The index is not intended as a replacement for the published transcriptions and does not obviate the need to consult the original publication, but may make the task easier in deciding which publication to consult. It may also help in identifying surname ‘clusters' within the county and be of some help to those involved in one-name studies.

 

Every effort has been made to minimise mistakes in compiling these pages. However, errors are inevitable in a listing of this nature and are regretted.

 

This list is the copyright of the webmaster and normal copyright rules apply.

 

Brendan Hall

 

Name Index to County Louth Memorial Inscriptions:

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Abbot -  Beresford

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Bergin - Brabazon

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Brackinng - Burns

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Burrows - Byrns

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Bywater - Carpenter

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Carr - Chambers

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Chamney - Connick

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Connolly - Coyne

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Craig - Davis

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Davit - Doran

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Dore - Everitt

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Evers - Finigan

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Finlay - Garity

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Garlan - Gray

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Greegan - Harmon

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Harnett - Hoey

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Hog - Kells

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Kelly - Kinahan

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Kinch - Lennon

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Lennox - Mackin

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Mackittrick - Mateer

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Mathews - McCallan

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McCamley - McDonnald

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McDonnel - McGovern

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McGowan - McMahon

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McManus - Montolieu

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Moonan - Murphey

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Murphy - Nicholls

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Nicholson - Ounan

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Owens - Rath

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Rawnson - Ronayne

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Rooney - Skean

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Skeffington - Surman

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Sutherland - Townley

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Townsend - Watt

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Watters - Zumkley

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Cross-index to the names of married women

 

Key to Abbreviations

 

AHD7: Garry, James, Calvary Cemetery History and Tombstone Inscriptions, Dundalk 2002 (Aspects of the History of Drogheda No. 7)

CGD: Ross, Noel and Wilson, Maureen, Tombstone Inscriptions in Castletown Graveyard Dundalk, Dundalk 1992 (see also FHPPS)

CL: Garry James Clogherhead Through the Years, Published by The Old Drogheda Society 2000

CLAHS: County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society

CR: Clogher Record

CU: L'Estrange, G.W.C., Notes and Jottings concerning the Parish of Charlestown Union 1912

Dr: Various, Dromin Cemetery Inscriptions, Dunleer 2010

FHPPS: Faughart Historical Properties Preservation Society (online inscriptions)

H&B: Sharkey, Noel, The Parish of Haggardstown and Blackrock A History, Dundalk 2003

KDGCL: Reilly, Alphie, Killincoole Graveyard Darver County Louth. Published by Darver Historical research Group 1998

HK: Leslie, Rev. James B., History of Kilsaran Union of Parishes, Dundalk 1908. Reprinted Dundalk 1986.

HKb: O Neill, Padraig, History of Knockbridge, Knockbridge Historical Society 1994

IG: The Irish Genealogist

JAPMD: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead

JCLAHS: Journal of the County Louth Archaeological and Historical Society

JODS: Journal of the Old Drogheda Society

LDS: Genealogical Department, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City.

MICHDVR: Alfie Reilly, 'Darver Graveyard Headstone Inscriptions' in St. Michael's Church Darver 1906-2006. Darver Dromiskin Historical Group 2007

MH or MHACC: King, Philip, Monasterboice Heritage - a Centenary Celebration, 1994

OM: O’Neill, Des, Editor, Omeath, Co. Louth 1836-1987

SA: Seanchas ArdMhacha

SPPD: Garry, James, St. Peter's Parish Cemetery, Drogheda, 1993

TA: Tempest's Annual

TCC: Garry, James, The Cord Cemetery, published by the Old Drogheda Society 1999.

 

County Louth Memorial Inscriptions Reference Books

 

 

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