Aughnacross Gravestone Transcriptions, Co. Laois

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Aghnacross: Dysert Wooden Bridge
Aghcross: Slievemargy barony; Killabban parish; Mountmellick Poor Law Union/Registration District

Notes from Laois Archeological Survey:
Aghnacross:
OS 30:2:3 (434,533) ‘Dysart Ch. (in Ruins), Grave Yd.’ OD 400-500 24907,18267
Church Marked on the 1563 map f leix and offaly (Hore, 1863, f.p. 345). Associated with St. Monahan wh oded in 648 (Comerford 1866, vol. 3, 105-6). Within a roughly triangular graveyard, which is defined by an earthen bank (Wth. C. 1m, int.H c. 1.1m, ext. H c. 0.5m) from NE-SE, is a nave and chancel church (L c. 12.7m, Wth., c. 6.6m., wall T. c. 0.9m) built of roughly coursed limestone. Doorway and ope in N and S walls, and ope in W gable. The segmental chancel arch (Wth. C.2.5m) is constructed of sandstone. All visible headstones postdate 1700. Reference to a cross-base built into a wall at the road side (ibid.) but of which there is no visible trae.
30:11(01)
18-6-1991

Graveyard has been cleaned and restored? Some stones have silver paint on them. Most were legible.

Inside in body of church:

Ankitil??: 1636 / Heere lyeth the Bodye / of Francis Ankitil who / dyed the 7 of September.

Berry: In / loving memory of / John Berry / Knockbawn, Spink / died 11th Aug 1911 aged 67 yrs / also his wife Annie Berry / died 27th July 1938 aged 85 yrs / their children John Berry / died 27th Aug 1927 aged 29 yrs / James Berry / died 6th March 1953 aged 65 yrs / Mary Berry / died 18th Nov 1965 aged 75 yrs / Matthew Berry / Moyadd, Wolfhill / died 2nd March 1958 aged 67 yrs / and his wife Elizabeth Berry / died 20th Jan 1986 aged 89 yrs / and their son Martin Joe Berry / died 22nd Jan 1986 aged 63 yrs / R.I.P. / erected by their daughter / Anna Treacy and their Grandchildren / Matthew and John Berry.

Burke: In memory of / Fenton Burke / Aughnacross / who died on the / 8th November 1867 / aged 23 years / also William Burke / died 17th August 1808 / aged 58 years / and his wife Margaret / died 25th July 1916 / aged 70 years / their sons Fintan died 25th April 19??22??/ aged 67 years / Edward died 28 Aug 1958 aged 81 / Fintans wife Annie / died 20 Feb 1977 aged 92 yrs.

Campion: Sacred / to / the memory of / John Campion / Valleyfield, Ballinakill / died 5th June 1894 aged 75 years / also his son James / died 25th Oct 1904 aged 22 years / Kate Campion / died 15th Feb 1924 / R.I.P.

Coss: Erected by /Michael Coss / Newark U.S.A / in memory of his parents / Anthony Coss / of Upper Iron Mills / who died July 1846 / also his wife / Mary Coss nee McDonald / who died January 1893.

Doran: In loving memory / of / Patrick Doran (Dysart) / died 18th Jan 1976 aged 85 yrs / also his parents / Malackey & Kate Doran / R.I.P.

Duff: James Duff, Aughnacross / who died 13th March 1947 aged 65 yrs / and his wife Margaret / died 6th June 1956 aged 74 yrs.

Fleming: In memory of the / Fleming family / the last member to be / inferred here was / Malachy (Lag) / died May 1st 1964 aged 66.

Foyle: In loving memory / of / Patrick Foyle / Knock, Abbeyleix / died 19th June 1958 / aged 76 yrs / his wife Mary / died 15th May 1961 / aged 71 yrs / their sons Patrick & Martin / died young / John Foyle / died 30th Jan 1996 / aged 69 yrs / R.I.P. / erected by their son John / Foyle.

Berry: In/Loving Memory of/John Berry./Knockbawn, Spink./died 11th Aug 1911 aged 67 years./Also his wife Annie berry./did 27th July

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