Bordwell Gravestone Transcriptions, Co. Laois

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Bordwell Graveyard: Bordwell Big: Clarmallagh barony; Bordwell parish; Donaghmore Poor Law Union/Registration District:

Notes from laois Archaeological Survey:
OS 28:7:3 (667,383) ‘Bordwell Church (in ruins), grave Yd.’
OD 400-500 23205,18092
Early Eclesiastical remains. An Early Christian foundation was established here (Carrigan, 1905, Vol. 2, 58). In the thirteenth century the church was granted to the Augustinians of St. Thomas’s Abbey, Dublin by Thomas De Hereford 9ibid). A nave (L. c 17m, Wth. C. 8.5m.) and chancel (L.c.7.6m, Wth.c. 7.3m, wall T.c. 0.9m) church , constructed of roughly coursed limestone, with a pointed arch doorway in W. end of S. wall, anda round arch doorway opposite in N wall. Remains of ope in N and S walls. The E gable is partly destroyed. All visible headstones postdate 1700. A short stretch of a bank and fosse at W, and a shallow fosse (Wth. C 10m, , D c. 0.3m) from NW-NE, outside the geraveyard wall, indicate the line of an early enclosure around the site.
28:34(01)
18-9-1991

Stewart/Phelan: In loving memory of/Sarah Stewart nee Phelan/Cross Achaobe, Ballacolla/died 20th May 1985/Aged 72 years

Broderick: In loving memory /of/Michael Broderick (Kyledelogue)/died Feb 1st 1954 aged 77 years/Also his children/Joseph, James, Annie/who died young/His sister Bridgid/died Dec 18th 1954 aged 75 years/His wife Ellen/died July 7th 1955 aged 66/RIP

Phelan: In memory/of/Annie Phelan/Farren, Ballacolla/died 20-2-1923/Jesus Mercy

Bergin: Here lieth the body/of . Daniel Bergin/who departed/this life Feby ye 16th/of October in ye /year 1758 agd/72 years.

Gannon/Duigan: Top of flat tomb in Church body: In Memory of/Elenor Gannon, Rathdowney/daughter to Michael Duigan, Kiledellig/died 6th May 1899 aged 23 years./Michael J. Duigan, Solicitor/Roscrea/died 14th Dec 1989, aged 80 years/Rest in Peace

Duigin: Same Tomb: Here lieth the body of Michael Duigin/Kiledellig/who departed this life 11th July 1839 aged 81 years. Also his son Michael Duigan who departed this life 25th April 1828 aged 27 years – This section is a replacement stone/plaque placed on top of the tomb over the original lettering. Probably pre 1900 and same time as the first plaque on tomb. Same tomb, another plaque: And his other son William of Errill/died 3rd May 1888, whose son Michael, Grange House,/died 26th November 1916. On original tomb: May their souls rest in Peace. Amen.

Gannon/Delaney: Flat stone on groound beside tomb: Here lies the body of ………

Gannon: Needs to be scratched IHS/In loving memory/of/William Delaney/Kilbreedy/who died 19th Feb 1943 Aged 81/His wife Margaret/who died 24th May 1961 aged ??

Dacres: In loving memory/of/Patrick Dacres/died 27th April 1930/his wife Anne/died 12th March 1955/RIP/Erected by their daughter Agnes.

Delaney: IHS/Erected by Peter Delaney of Feereigh/In memory of his beloved father/William Delaney who died 19th February 1862/Aged 86 years/And his mother Catherine Delaney/died 28th November 1873/Aged 72 years/Also/His brother William who died 18th August 1873/Aged 42 years/RIP Stone made by J.McDonnell – Te,plemore

Spooner: IHS/In loving memory of/William Spooner, Bordwell/died June 29th 1967, aged 73 years/His sister Anne Spooner/died 15th Dec 1981, aged 87 years

Spooner: 2nd Stone Same Plot:/ Erecd by ?Bridg Spooner : Needs to be scratched

Delany/Jacob: IHS/DOM? This was erected by Margaret/Jacob in memory of her father/Cornelius Delany who died/the 10th of April 1762, Aged 70/yrs. May he rest in peace Amen.

Brophy: Here lies the body of John Brophy/who depd this life on April 12th 1802 Agd 65/Yrs. The Lord have mercy on his/Soul Amen.

Curran/Butler: Martin Curran died 1884/Anne Curran died 1905/Bridget Curran died 1949 15 /5/49 William Curran died 16th/6/41/Margaret Butler 25/1/1950

Duigan/Knaggs: Erected in memory of Duignan/Lisheen, Clara Rd, Tullamore/died 25th March 1991 Aged 84 yrs/His Grandparents/William Duigan, Errill/died 3rd May 1888 aged 76 years/His wife Elizabeth nee Knaggs/died 7th Feb 1900 aged 79 yrs/interred in Mount Jerome/His parents/Michael Duigan, Grange House/Ballybrophy/died 20th Nov 1916 aged 68 yrs/His wife Kathleen nee Woods/died 28th Jan 1939 Aged 76 yrs/His brother Joseph, Grange House/died 16th Aug 1949 Aged 51 yrs/RIP Joseph and Margaret/died in infancy 1954/Their Aunt Mary 1919/Their Grandfather William, 1920

Broderick: In loving Memory of/Mary A. Broderick/CoolBally/died 26th Nov. 1922 Aged 50 yrs./Margaret Broderick/died 24th March 1956 aged 81 years/William Broderick/died 20 July 1956 Aged 77 yrs/James Broderick/died 29th March 1969 aged 92 yrs

Colclough: John Richard Colclough/Cuffsborough House/Barrister of the Middle Temple/Citizen and Draper of London/MA Cantab BSc. Lond./Obit Xi Dec. MCMXCII /Aetas LXXXVII/Occuli omnium asp iciunt/et in te sperant domine

Begadon: In memory of ?Liam Begadon/dyd 1812

Bergin/Bergan:Erected by/Bridget Bergin/(Kilbreedy)/in loving memory of her husband/Matthew Bergan/died 27th Dec 18/945.also his father/Thomas Began/died 14th Feb 1945/and his mother/bridget bergan/died 29th Dec 1929/Also his brother/John/died 24th Sept 1944/Bridgt bergan/died 6th aug 1985/Aged 80 years/Their grandson Kevin/died May 1965 aged 8 mts./

Kelly: Erected by Mr. John Kelly of Parkalvilla in memory of his beloved father /John Kelly/who died Nov 10th 1865, aged 63 yrs./Also his beloved moither Honorah Kelly/died February 1st 1871 Aged 60 years./Also his beloved Uncle Micheal Kelly/died janary 29th 1866 aged 62 years/May the Lord have mercy on their souls Amen.

Cudahy/Cobel/Deay: I.H.S./Here lies ye body of Cathrn /Cudahy alias Cobel who died Janry 25 1785 Agd 26 yrs/Also her /mother betty Deay departed April 23rd 1761 Agd 2?7 yrs/mercy on ye’re souls amen.

Phelan: bad condition: Darby Phelan died 1776

Dey/Dee: Her lies the body of Denis Dey who depd this life ? 1795 aged 61 yrs. Also Patrick Dee of Cuddah who /died 2nd June 1874 aged 64 yrs. And his beloved wife, Bridget who/departed April 1888 – aged can’t read. And their children/Catherine Bridget, Agnes and john/who died young. Stone covered in lichens

Bergan?Kelly/Bergin: ? died August 4th 1800 aged 44 yrs. Also his brothers/Daniel Bergan who departed this life/April 17th 1816 aged 48 yrs/Also Mary Kelly alias Bergin/daughter of John Bergin who died/can’t read /Aged 34 years

Meehan: John Meehan, Farran/died in Feb 1888 aged 27 yrs/Also his grandfather /John Meehan/can’t make ot place/died on 2nd?/November 1867 aged 60 yrd/And his grandmother/mary Meehan/died in April 1857/and his ?sister Bridget Meehan died young/his mother, mary Meehan died in 1904 aged 81 yeara – very badly covered in white lichen.

Dunne: Erected by Joseph Dunne/of Gurteen /in memory of his father/Patrick Dunne/who died 1824 aged 45 years./also his mother/Bridget Dunne/who died 1850 aged 60 years/Also four of his children who died young.

Fitzpatrick/Kerwin: here lies the body of Mr. James/Fitzpatrick who departed this life/August 5th 1793 aged 65 years/Also the body of his wife Mrs. Margaret/Fitzpatrick alias Kerwin aged 68 years/Their son Mr. James Fitzpatrick departed/life Augt 2nd 1801 aged 26 years/Also their son Mr. Timothy Fitzpatrick/of Rathrahinduok dep this life Aug 1835 aged?? With five of his children/Lord have mercy on their souls Amen/someone else died 14th May 1910?William Fitzpatrick

Fitzpatrick: Treasured memories of /My dear husband/Edward Fitzpatrick/Lehandric/who died 6th Dec 1969 aged 84 years/also her son Francis/who died 22nd March 1970./Aged 30 years/his wife bridget /died 7th March 1978 aged 77/RIP

Bergin: in loving memory of/Joseph Bergin/Castletown, Donaghmore/died 29th July 1976/his son Patrick/ died 9th Feb 1978/his wife Mary/ died 13th April 1990(Good Friday) aged 90 years./ RIP

Kavanagh : In loving memory of / John Joe Kavanagh / 1 St. Fergal’s Park, Ballacolla / Died 05/08/2001 Aged 59 years / Also his father Michael Died 8th September 1969 / Aged 77 years / His Mother Margaret / Died 19th December 1969 / Aged 58 years

BOLGER : In loving memory of /Johanna Mary (Josie) Bolger, N.T. / Died 7th Jan 1993 / Aged 72 / Also her brother / James (Jim) Bolger / Middlemount, Rathdowney / Died 7th September 2002 / Aged 83 years

PHELAN : In loving memory of / Robert (Bob) Phelan Farran Glebe, Ballacolla / Died 25th Jan 1994

FITZPATRICK/DUNNE : Erected by Margaret Fitzpatrick / of Granstown / in memory of her father / who died 9th Sept 1891 / Aged 90 years / Also her mother Mary Dunne / Died 23rd Dec 1897 / Aged 73 years / Also the above Margaret Fitzpatrick / Died 15th Oct 1909 / Aged 59 years / Also her son Michael / Died 28th Jan 1953 / Aged 73 years / his wife Nora / Died 2 Sept 1970

BERGIN : In Loving memory of Laurence (Lar) / Bergin / Granstown / Died 8th October 1995 / Aged 80 years

PHELAN : In loving memory of / Jimmy Phelan / Middlemount, Rathdowney / Died 22nd March 2001

BOWE : In Loving memory of / John Bowe / Died 29th Jan 2002 / Bordwell (formerly of Grogan)

LYONS : In loving memory of / Matthew A. Lyons / Rathdowney / died 21st August 2000 / Aged 70 years

Curran/Butler: Martin Curran died 1884/Anne Curran (nee Lalor) died 1905/Bridget Curran died 1949 15 /5/49 William Curran died 16th July 1941, aged 68 yrs / Bridget Curran (nee Phelan) died 15th June 1949 aged 53 yrs / Margaret Butler (nee Curran ) died 25 Jan 1950, aged 84 yrs / Patrick Curran died 24th Aug 1952, aged 26 yrs / William Curran infant died 1952 / Shane Morrisson infant died 1986 / Johanna Curran (nee Grace) died 16th Apr 1993 aged 65 yrs / Sean Curran died 3rd May 1996 aged 72 yrs / R.I.P. / Rathdowney & Ballacolla

BERGIN : I have photo of stone and it is not included in the published Bordwell transcriptions unless it is the one that gives 1895 as year of death and says ‘etc’: check dates on original Erected by / Bridget Bergin / Kilbreedy / in loving memory of / her husband / ?Matthew Bergin / died Dec 18 or 19?? / Also his father / Thomas Bergin / died 14th Feb ? 1929 / and his mother / Bridget Bergin / died ?29th Dec 1929 / Also his brother / John / died 21st Sept ?1944 / Bridget bergin / died 6th Aug 1985 aged 80 yrs / Their Grandson Kevin / died May 1965 aged 8 yrs / R.I.P.

Stewart/Phelan: In loving memory of/Sarah Stewart nee Phelan/Cross Achaobe, Ballacolla/died 20th May 1985/Aged 72 years

Broderick: In loving memory /of/Michael Broderick (Kyledelogue)/died Feb 1st 1954 aged 77 years/Also his children/Joseph, James, Annie/who died young/His sister Bridgid/died Dec 18th 1954 aged 75 years/His wife Ellen/died July 7th 1955 aged 66/RIP

Phelan: In memory/of/Annie Phelan/Farren, Ballacolla/died 20-2-1923/Jesus Mercy

Bergin: Here lieth the body/of F. Daniel Bergin/who departed/this life ye 16th/of October in ye year 1758 agd/79 years.

Gannon/Duigan: Top of flat tomb in Church body: In Memory of/Elenor Gannon, Rathdowney/daughter to Michael Duigan, Kiledellig/died 6th May 1899 aged 23 years./Michael J. Duigan, Solicitor/Roscrea/died 14th Dec 1989, aged 80 years/Rest in Peace

Duigin: Same Tomb: Here lieth the body of Michael Duigin/Kiledellig/who departed this life 11th July 1839 aged 81 years. Also his son Michael Duigan who departed this life 25th April 1828 aged 27 years – This section is a replacement stone/plaque placed on top of the tomb over the original lettering. Probably pre 1900 and same time as the first plaque on tomb. Same tomb, another plaque: And his other son William of Errill/died 3rd May 1888, whose son Michael, Grange House,/died 26th November 1916. On original tomb: May their souls rest in Peace. Amen.

Gannon/Delaney: Flat stone on groound beside tomb: Here lies the body of ……… Gannon: Needs to be scratched IHS/In loving memory/of/William Delaney/Kilbreedy/who died 19th Feb 1943 Aged 81/His wife Margaret/who died 24th May 1961 aged ??

Dacres: In loving memory/of/Patrick Dacres/died 27th April 1930/his wife Anne/died 12th March 1955/RIP/Erected by their daughter Agnes.

Delaney: IHS/Erected by Peter Delaney of Feereigh/In memory of his beloved father/William Delaney who died 19th February 1862/Aged 86 years/And his mother Catherine Delaney/died 28th November 1873/Aged 72 years/Also/His brother William who died 18th August 1873/Aged 42 years/RIP Stone made by J.McDonnell – Te,plemore

Spooner: IHS/In loving memory of/William Spooner, Bordwell/died June 29th 1967, aged 73 years/His sister Anne Spooner/died 15th Dec 1981, aged 87 years

Spooner: 2nd Stone Same Plot:/ Erecd by ?Bridg Spooner : Needs to be scratched

Delany/Jacob: IHS/DOM? This was erected by Margaret/Jacob in memory of her father/Cornelius Delany who died/the 10th of April 1762, Aged 70/yrs. May he rest in peace Amen.

Brophy: Here lies the body of John Brophy/who depd this life on April 12th 1802 Agd 65/Yrs. The Lord have mercy on his/Soul Amen.

Curran/Butler: Martin Curran died 1884/Anne Curran died 1905/Bridget Curran died 1949 15th/5/49 William Curran died 16th/6/41/Margaret Butler 25/1/1950

Duigan/Knaggs: Erected in memory of Duignan/Lisheen, Clara Rd, Tullamore/died 25th March 1991 Aged 84 yrs/His Grandparents/William Duigan, Errill/died 3rd May 1888 aged 76 years/His wife ELizabeth nee Knaggs/died 7th Feb 1900 aged 79 yrs/interred in Mount Jerome/His parents/Michael Duigan, Grange House/Ballybrophy/died 20th Nov 1916 aged 68 yrs/His wife Kathleen nee Woods/died 28th Jan 1939 Aged 76 yrs/His brother Joseph, Grange House/died 16th Aug 1949 Aged 51 yrs/RIP

Joseph and Margaret/died in infancy 1954/Their Aunt Mary 1919/Their Grandfather William, 1920

Broderick: In loving Memory of/Mary A. Broderick/CoolBally/died 26th Nov. 1922 Aged 50 yrs./Margaret Broderick/died 24th March 1956 aged 81 years/William Broderick/died 20 July 1956 Aged 77 yrs/James Broderick/died 29th March 1969 aged 92 yrs

Colclough: John Richard Colclough/Cuffsborough House/Barrister of the Middle Temple/Citizen and Draper of London/MA Cantab BSc. Lond./Obit Xi Dec. MCMXCII /Aetas LXXXVII/Occuli omnium asp iciunt/et in te sperant domine

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