Category Archives: Laois (Queen’s County)

Pike of Rushall Gravestone Name Index

Pike of Rushall Gravestone Name index
Laois
Ireland

An index to the names that I have seen on gravestones in this graveyard at the Pike of Rushall.

Copies of original photographs can be purchased for a figure of 5 Euro per stone.

If you are interested in other places in Laois (aka Queen’s Co.) then please visit my Laois Genealogy page

Pike of Rushall Gravestone Photographs

If you are looking for someone from a different county, please use the General Index linked to below.
General Index to names on all gravestone photographs on this site (all counties/70,000 names)

NameSurnameYearPlacenameStone NO.
johnBowden183025
KyranBrophy1840Kilnachee12
JohnCarroll18824
EllenCarroll18824
JohannaCarroll19284
PatrickCarroll18985
FrancisConroy18776
FrancisConroy18576
MargaretConroy18576
MargtConroy18436
NorahConroy18806
SarahConroy18916
FrancisConroy19197
FrancisConroy??7
JohnConroy19227
MargaretConroy19217
NoraConroy??7
PatrickConroy?/7
MargaretCoss187710
JamesCoss1890Pike of Rushall10
ThomasCoss191910
JohnDelaney187016
TimothyDelaney188616
MaryDelaney188816
BridgetDelaney189316
WilliamDelaney189416
JohnDelaney190916
John J.Delaney191916
MargaretDelaney/Conroy19037
DenisDelany183121
CatherineDelany183421
DanlDunne187822
NorahDunne187022
KevinDunne189922
TimothyFitzpatrick1836Loran17
AnnFitzpatrick185117
PatrickFitzpatrick1972Lowran, Pike of Rushall18
TimothyFitzpatrick??18
BridgetFitzpatrick??18
MaryFitzpatrick197718
HonorahFitzpatrick182923
TerranceFitzpatrick1830Kildreena24
AgnesGaynor/Phelan19582
MurtyKegan18429
BridgetKegan18429
Martin Kegan1868Cuddagh9
AnneKelly183919
BridgetKelly1937Dublin20
JosephKelly194920
ThomasLalor1883Ballytarsna3
MaryLalor18623
ThomasLalor19433
CissO'Brien194615
DenisO'Brien197115
John (Jack)O'Brien198715
SarahO'Brien/Bowe194915
MaryO'Brien/Phelan194215
ThosPhelan18701
ThosPhelan19011
JohnPhelan1880Pike-Rushall2
CatherinePhelan18982
AnnaPhelan18822
KatiePhelan18932
JuliaPhelan18982
LizziePhelan19082
MichaelPhelan19302
MaryPhelan19342
AnnePhelan19473
ThomasPhelan19873
MaryPhelan/Kegan1856Rushall1
Martin Shelley1886Pike of Rushall13
CatherineShelley189813
JeremiahShelly1852peafield14
JudithShelly/Phelan1845peafield14
LaurenceTynan183611
BridgetTynan184111
Martin Walsh183426
Margaret Wheeler/Linch18328

Ballylynan Gravestone Name Index

Ballylynan  Gravestone Name index
Killabban Civil Parish,
Athy Poor Law Union (Civil Registration District)
Laois
Ireland

An index to the names that I have seen on gravestones in this Ballylynan graveyard.

Copies of original photographs can be purchased for a figure of 5 Euro per stone.

If you are interested in other places in Laois (aka Queen’s Co.) then please visit my Laois Genealogy page

Ballylynan Gravestone Transcriptions

If you are looking for someone from a different county, please use the General Index linked to below.
General Index to names on all gravestone photographs on this site (all counties/70,000 names)

NameSurnameYear   
AnnieByrne1927Ballylynam7
DanielByrne1941AughrimBallylynam7
LaurenceByrne1922TullammoyBallylynam7
Margaret (Peg)Byrne1990Ballylynam7
MaryByrne1945Ballylynam7
ThomasByrne1932Ballylynam7
JohnKing??Ballylynam4
MaryKing??Ballylynam4
MargaretKnowles/Moore1993RaheenahownBallylynam2
AnnLacey1878Ballylynam5
BridgetLacey1928 (?)Ballylynam5
BridgetLacey1942TomaclavinBallylynam6
ElizabethLacey1893Ballylynam5
JerryLacey1908Ballylynam5
JimLacey1972Ballylynam6
MichaelLacey1957Ballylynam6
patrickLacey1966ClopookBallylynam5
ThomasLacey1939Ballylynam5
TomLacey1974Ballylynam6
WillieLacey1935Ballylynam6
DanielLawlor1857Ballylynam3
PatrickLawlor1855Ballylynam3
MaryLeonard1963Ballylynam4
ThomasLeonard1947BoleyBallylynam4
DanielMoore1867LuggacurranBallylynam2
DenisMoore1913LuggacurranBallylynam2
JamesMoore??GrangmellonBallylynam1
JohnMoore1865LuggacurranBallylynam2
JuliaMoore1961LuggacurranBallylynam2
KateMoore??Ballylynam1
MaragaretMoore1883LuggacurranBallylynam2
MariaMoore??Ballylynam1
MaryMoore??Ballylynam1
MichaelMoore??Ballylynam1
MichaelMoore1869LuggacurranBallylynam2
PatrickMoore??Ballylynam1
PatrickMoore1940LuggacurranBallylynam2
WilliamMoore??Ballylynam1
WillieMooredied youngLuggacurranBallylynam2
MargaretPerse/Moore?? 1951Ballylynam1

Ballyadding Graveyard, Gravestone Name Index

Ballyadding Gravestone Name index
Lea civil parish,
Mountmellick Poor Law Union (Civil Registration Disctrict)
Laois (Queen’s Co.)
Ireland

An index to the names that I have seen on gravestones in this Ballyadding  (Ballyadden) graveyard.

These Ballyadding photographs are not online and this is simply an index to the names that I have read on these gravestones. 

Copies of original photographs can be purchased for a figure of 5 Euro per stone.

If you are interested in other places in Laois (aka Queen’s Co.) then please visit my Laois Genealogy page

NameSurnameYearPlacename
CatherineBeahan1797
LukeBeahan1793
HelenBehan195?
JamesBehan1959Ballyaddan
JohnBehan1910
JohnBehandied young
MaryBehan1952
PatrickBehan1956
WilliamBehandied young
DoraBrady1876
PhilipBrady1909Rathdair
WilliamBradyErected stone
MichaelCarroll1774
BridgetChambers1935
LaurenceChambers1946
MichaelChambersErected stone
Laurence jnr.Cleer1810
Laurence snr.Cleer1790
AnnConnolly198?
JosephConnolly1967Ballybrittas
SusanConnolly1935Ashgrove
SusanConnolly1936
WilliamConnolly1935
JamesDempsey/Dempsy??
LaurenceDempsey/Dempsy1741
John & FamilyDune1767
JohnDunn1787
TimothyDunn1786
BryanDunneErected stone
MargretDunne1805
SilvesterDunne??
ChristopherFenlon1961Ballyaddan
ElizabethFenlon1977
MargaretFenlondied young
Mary TeresaFenlon1945
NicholasFenlondied young
BrigidFitzgerald1993
EdwardFitzgerald1967Bellggrove, Ballybrittas
ElizabethFitzgerald1988
MaryFitzgerald1958
MaryFitzgeralddied at birth
NoelFitzgerald1979
EllenForan1912
JohnForan1940
KateForan1899
MadgeForan1917
MichaelForan1943
WilliamForan1906
WilliamForan1943Rathdare
BridgetGannon1910
ThomasGannon1907
JeremiahHanlon1822
JohnHanlon1814
MargretHanlonErected stone
MaryHoranErected stonePortarlington
PatrickHoran18?20
JohnKiernan1950Ballycarroll
JaneKinsella1952
MichaelKinsellaErected stone
ThomasKinsella1948Jamestown
MargaretLawlar1761
FrancesLonergan1957Courtwood
ElizabethMacHale1913Rath
Mary ThereseMacHaledied young
Mary ThereseMacHaledied young
Michael MacHaleErected stone
Michael JohnMacHale1937
PatrickMacHale1979
JamesMaher1949
JohnMaher1974
MaryMaher1947Fisherstown, Ballybrittas
MichaelMurphy1988Bellgrove, Ballybrittas
PatrickMurphy1936
DavidO'Connelldied young
JosephO'Connelldied young
MaryO'Connell1965
MichaelO'Connelldied young
MichaelO'Connell1962
PatrickO'Connell1959Coolroe
PeterReillyErected stoneBallybrittas
AliceRoberts1950Ballyaddam
JohnRoberts1960
JosephineRoberts1949
JohnTearnan??
MargretTearnan17?6
CatherineTynan1881
EdwardTynan1?900
ElizabethTynan1921
EllenTynan1937Bellgrove
EstherTynan1895
JamesTynan1957
JohnTynan1886
LaughlinTynan??
MaryTynan1882
TimothyTynan1858
TimothyTynan1851
??Tynan17??
EllisthTynan 170?5

Attanagh Laois. Gravestone Name Index

Attanagh Gravestone Name index
Laois (Queen’s Co.)
Ireland

An index to the names that I have seen on gravestones in this graveyard

These Attanagh photographs arenot online and this is simply an index to the names that I have read on these gravestones. 

Copies of original photographs can be purchased for a figure of 5 Euro per stone.

If you are interested in other places in Laois (aka Queen’s Co.) then please visit my Laois Genealogy page

 

NameSurnameYearAgePlacenameStone 
JohnMurison1907DunmoreMurison 1
Margaret nobleGrant1903
RobertCurry1898
??Ruddoch??
GeorgeLowry1893
Hariette MargaretLowry1890
James ArundelNixon1885
Dorcas henrietaNixon1896
MarthaRuddock194389Thorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
AnnaThorpe19199Thorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
CharlesThorpe190368Ballyragget & Borris, Co. CarlowThorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
CharlesThorpe194430interred Newcastle on TyneThorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
Charles WilliamThorpe1936Thorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
SamuelThorpe192752Thorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
SamuelThorpe194321Thorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
AmandaThorpe198293buried in BerkshireThorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
see ThorpeRollinsThorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
AnnaThorpe1919Ballyragget & Borris, Co. CarlowThorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
see ThorpeRuddock Thorpe 2 Ruddock Rollins
Percival BanksWills193672Wills 1
Mary ConstanceWills19?52?Wills 1
BeatriceMaxwellpre 1912Maxwell 1
Charles E.Maxwellpre 1912Maxwell 1
ElizabethMaxwellpre 191217Maxwell 1
David D.Maxwellpre 1912Maxwell 1
George S.M.Maxwell1912Maxwell 1
Samuel D.Maxwell1916Maxwell 1
William S.Maxwell1898Maxwell 1
MargaretCantwell19?06Cantwell 1a
JamesCantwellinterred in DurrowCantwell 1a
JosephCantwell19717?8?GrawnCantwell 1b
ElizabethCantwell198787Cantwell 1b
RobertCurry1898?38the Castle, DurrowCurry 1b
MaryDoonan1966DurrowDoonan 1
Henry NathanielDudley19?00?56DurrowDudley 1a
Mary ElizabethDudley19??Dudley 1b
Isabel MaryDudley1931Dudley 2
HenryDudleye.s.Dudley 2
MaryDudleye.s.Dudley 2
Ada ElizabethDudley1968Dudley 2
JohnEbbs1900Attanagh & DurrowEbbs 1
FrederickEnglish?1873?87English 1
?JaneEnglish??English 1
Henry RobertHarvey?18644 mosHarvey 1
JamesLancaster??Lancaster 1
James FrancisMorton19?32?72Morton 1
Sarah ElizabethMortonMorton 1
??MortonMorton 1
John S.Seale?1911?18Seale 1
AnnaSeale191861Seale 1
EvelynSeale19?16?31died in EnglandSeale 1
IsaacSeale192?16?9Seale 1
WilliamThorpe194262Finnan, BallyraggetThorpe 1 Craig Hopkinson
HannahThorpe196486Thorpe 1 Craig Hopkinson
Andrew (Andy)Thorpe197578Thorpe 1 Craig Hopkinson
FrancesThorpe199879Thorpe 1 Craig Hopkinson
JaneHopkinson195990Thorpe 1 Craig Hopkinson
Marianne EmilieWarren1909Warren 1
Edward LewisWarren189867Lodge Park, Freshford, Co. KilkennyWarren 1J.P., D.L.
"L.F.W"Warren?1837Warren 2
Ernest FrederickSmith189840Lodge Park, KilkennyWarren etc 1 SmithMajor Royal Army Medical Corps
?? Ronill Charlotte BessyButler???Warren etc 1 Smith
SeymourButler??Warren etc 1 Smith
Zoe AnneButler??Warren etc 1 Smith
Jessy AnneButlerWarren etc Butler 4 Smith
see WarrenButlerWarren etc 1 Smith
Edward George ShuldhamWarren189131Warren etc 1 Smith
see WarrenShuldhamWarren etc 1 Smith
WilliamWhiteford192164Mount Eland, BallyraggetWhiteford 1
ElizabethWhiteford195073Whiteford 1
AnneWhiteford195035Whiteford 1
Ernest Carter RobertWhiteford199384Whiteford 1
Percival BanksWillsWills 1

Acragar, Laois. Gravestone Name Index

Acragar
Laois,
Ireland

An index to the names that I have seen on gravestones in this graveyard

These Acragar photographs are online and this is simply an index to the names that I have read on these gravestones.  The size of these Acragar photographs which are online has been reduced

Copies of original photographs can be purchased for a figure of 5 Euro per stone.

If you are interested in other places in Laois (aka Queen’s Co.) then please visit my Laois Genealogy page

NameSurnameYearAgeFromStone Name  
??BradishMaybe2
DenisCashin n.dStraboeCashin 11
MaryCashin n.dCashin 11
WilliamCashin 1944Cashin 11
MaryCashin 1963Cashin 11
Conroy
Dowling
?PatrickFullon1747Fullon 14
WilliamHoran?78Horan 1
MargaretHoran190?Horan 1
PatrickKeating1889?65Keating 1
JuliaKeating18?92?55Keating 1
JamesKeating194281Eyne
PatrickKeating194589
MaryKellyO'Mores ForestKelly 13O'Dowling
JeremiahO'Dowling18827?9Kelly 13
HanoriaO'Dowling1893??5Kelly 13
WilliamO'Dowling18?81??Kelly 13
JohnO'Dowling1899??Kelly 13
PeterO'Dowling1911??Kelly 13
JeremiahO'Dowling??Kelly 13
BridgetO'Dowling1922Kelly 13
Pierce
Walsh
DenisWoodse.s.StrahardWoods 1
JosephWoods?Woods 1
MichaelDonnelly e.s.StrahardDonnelly 1
FamilyDonnelly n.dDonnelly 1
FamilyDonnelly n.dDonnelly 2
KateHartleye.s.Donnelly 2
WillieHartleye.s.Donnelly 2
LucyHorane.s.Donnelly 2
?KateButlerButler 1
JohnButlerButler 1
AnneButlerButler 1
TobiasButlerButler 1
SarahButlerButler 1
John JosephDowling19?33Dowling 1
JohnDowling19?38Dowling 1
AnnieDowling19?4?Dowling 1
?Fitzpatrick179070Fitzpatrick 1
FamilyPiercen.dPierce 1
FamilyConroyn.dPierce 1

 

Abbeyleix Church of Ireland Gravestones

Abbeyleix Church of Ireland Gravestones

These 198 photographs were taken in July 2007.  All gravestones that could be read at that time were photographed.  There were a few stones which were illigible.

During the 1995-96 period Abbeyleix Church of Ireland graveyard was visited and all stones which had a date that was pre 1901 were transcribed.  That is all information that could be read from those stones was written down.  By 2007 when the stones were photographed some of the stones read in the earlier years may no longer have been legible.  Please consult the document which contains the typed up material from 1995-1996.
1995-1996 Abbeyleix Church of Ireland Gravestone Transcriptions

Some of these photographs are close ups of the script on the stone.  All photographs are reduced in size. Full size and unwatermarked copies of these photographs are available (for use in records and printing) for a small fee as listed below.   Contact Dr. Jane Lyons with reference to the relevant gravestone(s), graveyard and county for further information.
3.50 Euro for 1 photograph
5.00 Euro for up to 3 photographs
10 Euro up to 8 photographs

Surnames have been given to each photograph and the phorographs here are *almost* in alphabetical order.  The number in each photograph indicates the number of times the surname has occurred as the first surname on a stone, e.g. Galbraith 1 = first Galbraith stone indexed.  Galbraith 8 = eighth Galbraith stone indexed.

Please note that it has been my finding that members of the Church of Ireland quite often live in one parish but then ‘go home’ to the place their family came from when they die.  That is they are taken from the parish they lived in and brought to the parish their family came from to be buried.  If you expect to find a family in this graveyard and don’t, please consult my name index to see if the surname you are looking for occurs in another parish.

Name index for gravestone records from all counties

 

 

Graveyards I’m Working On – Dr. Jane Lyons

Some people might think that all I do is go around transcribing parish records, taking photographs and then spending hours sitting at a computer creating webpages and announcing them.

That’s not all at all :)

It’s actually very difficult to completely work one graveyard when you are on your own, so most days when I go to a graveyard I go in and spend an hour or two taking photographs and then go off home.  It can take me weeks to finish a graveyard.  I’m actually working on one big project at the moment which takes in 8 graveyards or cemeteries in the Diocese of Ossory, I think it is 6 in Laois (Queen’s Co.) and two in Kilkenny.  I timed myself recently just working in one graveyard on my own and it took me 30 mins to cover 11 stones for this project – there are approx 150 stones in the graveyard and that means that if I continue to  work by myself it would take me approx 7 hours to complete the field work.  After that, there is the naming the photographs and creation of the index.

Right now, it is 09.10, I sat at my computer at 06.30 and since I sat down I have written one reasonably long email, looked at some stuff on Facebook and also named and indexed 20 stones from one graveyard.  I have 40 photographs left to work on in this graveyard, then I have to go back and re-take a few photographs for ones which did not come out too legible and then I can put copies of all these photographs on my website.  I did index the stones that were pre 1901 in this graveyard back in the 1996-98 period, but now, we’ll have everything.  So far, my name index has 1081 entries.

I’m pasting a list of graveyards/cemeteries that I am working on here.  Some of these I have almost finished the naming an indexing of.  Counaguneen is the one I am going to get to straight after I finish with Rathdowney.  The graveyards in Durrow were transcribed back in the days when I had pen and paper as was Aughmacart, Galmoy and Dysart Wooden Bridge – once I’m finished with the photographs then we will have information on stones that can’t be read any more as well as all information on stones that can be.

There are actually a few more folders on one of my other computers which I have not included here but we won’t mind that.

I just wanted to give you some idea of how long it takes to do this work and that it is being done, even if slowly.

I also garden and walk the dogs

Graveyard County
St. Michan Dublin
Killimor Galway
Clogh, Castlecomer Kilkenny
Eirke Kilkenny
Galmoy Kilkenny
Johnstown Kilkenny
St. Canice Kilkenny
Aughmacart Laois (Queen’s Co.)
Bealady, Rathdowney Laois (Queen’s Co.)
Castlefleming Laois (Queen’s Co.)
Durrow COI Laois (Queen’s Co.)
Durrow RC Laois (Queen’s Co.)
Dysart Woden Bridge Laois (Queen’s Co.)
Rathdowney Old Laois (Queen’s Co.)
Rathkeale Limerick
?? Near Mount Bolus Offaly (King’s Co)
Mount Bolus Offaly (King’s Co)
Tullamore public Offaly (King’s Co)
Ballingarry Tipperary
Bourney Tipperary
Counaguneen Tipperary
St. Cronan RC Tipperary

Marriage Records, Durrow, Co. Laois, 1861-62

There are not very many records in this marriage index but they are interesting in that the place that the Groom came from is listed and so is the place that the Bride came from.  The records are in English and full first names are given.  I have left all spellings as I read them from the records.  Question marks indicate the letters or parts of a word that I had difficulty with.  I have left the records in chronological order and not sorted them alphabetically.

This index was created using microfilm 5014 at the National Library of Ireland.

The LDS did not have a copy of these records according to my notes.

G=Groom ; B=Bride

G Name Surname From B Name Surname from date Year
Patrick Pollard Durrow Maria Broderick Durrow 09-Jun 1861
Andrew Kenna Durrow Bridget Fogarty Durrow 25-Aug 1861
Thomas Fogarty Gragavine Mary Kavanagh Ballineven 13-Oct 1861
Edward Bowen Coolnacruttagh Margaret Kelly Aghmacarth 29-Nov 1861
James Bergin Coolcashin Anne Dalton Raheenleigh 08-Aug 1861
Richard Glinidon Rapla Margaret Neil Oldtown 13-Jan 1862
William Walsh Rathlogan Margt Clancy Rapla 30-Jan 1862
Patrick Tobin Graigue Mary Fleming Tubberboe 13-Feb 1862
Richard Butler Tubberboe Mary Cody Ballykealy 18-Feb 1862
Patrick Murphy Cullohill Mountains Bridget Maher Cullohill Mountains 20-Feb 1862
Martin Gready Durrow Ellen Cody Tubberboe 20-Feb 1862
James Carrol Bel?marsh Mary Phelan Oldtown 04-Mar 1862
John Purcell Durrow Silly Cleer Durrow 20-May 1862
John Breen Dublin Bridget Walsh Ballykealy 27-Aug 1862
John Maher Durrow Catherine Laps(?ley) Durrow 02-Nov 1862
Thomas Walsh Durrow Sally McClear Durrow 11-Nov 1862
John Bowe Ballynahill Honor McDonald Rapla 27-Oct 1862

Attanagh Village, Co. Laois Photographs

There I was sure that all my older gravestone photographs are online and a few minutes ago I saw some photographs of the church in Attanagh posted to the The Country Church page on Facebook, so off I go to link that page in to my Attanagh Church photographs AND no photographs online!!  My index to the names that I could read out in Attanagh is online, but not the photographs :(

My apologies to anyone with an interest in Attanagh and here are photographs of the village but not the gravestones.  They’re going to take little while to get online as very few could actually be read and I want to check through them again.

Before I post these, the thing about Attanagh is that it is on the very very edge of Co. Laois as you travel from Durrow to Ballyouskill.  It’s probably only 3 or 4 kilometres from Durrow, 5 mins drive away.

 

 

 

1538 Grave Slab, Eirke, Ossory Diocese

A friend of mine told me that one of the oldest gravestones in the Diocese of Ossory was in this graveyard one day – I said to him, “Eirke?  You mean that Protestant church I can see as I trip from Rathdowney to Johnstown, out there near Galmoy?”  His reply was that it had once been a Protestant church but had been consecrated and that he had gone to mass there as a child.

So me, being interested in graveyards, trotted out to this church one day and it is actually such a pretty location.  It’s Eirke and that’s in County Kilkenny, but it’s only a few miles from Rathdowney which is in County Laois and my friend, he lived out there in the Galmoy area, but he used to come to school in Rathdowney (that’s just a bit of news for you all as to how our counties and boundaries work.).  The first day I went out I just enjoyed the graveyard, it is so peaceful, I did take some photographs and I did find a stone dated 1713 and that is one of the oldest stones I have ever found (there is a 1600+ one over in Stradbally)…..

I didn’t find any stone older than that.  One day then I was talking to a friend of mine who is an undertaker and he asked me had I found that stone and told me it was dated 1530 – and of course when I heard that date I told myself “you have to find it”

Then, yesterday, off we went over again, a beautiful day.  I sent my friend a text asking him if he could tell me where the stone was – then as I stood in front of a grave trying to read the older part I turned around and spotted a date “1538”

This stone is labelled a ‘grave slab’ – it cannot be read.  It is enclosed and the marker that gives the date sits over the slab.

Grave slab of John Morris, Baunballinlough, and his wife Katherine. 1538: