St. David’s Church, Naas Gravestone Transcriptions, Co. Kildare

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Published in Irish Family History
Journal of the Irish Family History Society
Vol. 9, 1993. pp. 39-54

St. David’s Church Naas. A Brief history by Brian McCabe.

Tradition places Christian worship at St. David’s from the earliest times. A reference to St. Patrick having camped in the Green of the Dun (or fort) of Naas is generally taken to apply to the site of the present church. It has been speculated that the first church on the site may have been dedicated to St. Patrick (or St. Corban) but that this building had fallen into disuse by the time the Anglo-Normans arrived. The granite baptismal font at present preserved in the church may well date from the early Christian era.

It is likely that the 12th century Welsh Norman, William Fitzmaurice, on whom Naas was bestowed by Henry II, rebuilt -or at least rededicated –the church to St. David, the patron saint of Wales. The first specific reference to the church occurs in 1212 when it was included amongst the possessions of the Knights Hospitallers in Ireland. Some portions of the present building as well as the black limestone font at the west end of the church, probably date from this period. The mouldings on two of the windows in the north wall have been likened to those in Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin.

The church evidently remained the property of the Hospitallers during the Middle Ages and it is listed among their possessions in the year 1540. In 1606 it is recorded that the church contained three chantries (separate areas in which prayers were chanted) dedicated to the Holy Trinity, St. Mary and St. Catherine. The priest, or presbyters, of these chantries held substantial tracts of land and property in and around Naas and were nominated by the Provost and Burgesses of the town. In the town’s charter of 1609 the Corporation of Naas was confirmed in possession of the Chantry lands for which they paid £9 yearly “towards the reparation 9f the church of St. Davids”.

Mr. Thomas Drew, RHA, MRIA, writing in the last century, conjectured that the Protestant settlers established in Naas by the Duke of Ormonde in 1648 probably altered the church in some respects, setting up a state pew for the Corporation and high-backed pews in the manner of their time.

“Modem restorers of tile Board of First Fruits and Ecclesiastical Commissioners types did the rest, sweeping away at once the relics of Jacobean state and every vestige up to a period not very remote.”

Further changes followed during the 17th century including the railing in of the formerly open churchyard (1672) and the pulling down of St. Corban’s “Gate” (1680) -the stones of which were used for the repair of the church at a cost of £55 to the then Vicar.

In 1708 a cushion and Common Prayer Book were bought for the use of the church at a cost of £3 and in 1709 one John Mantle was to have £5 per annum, ‘for looking to ye clock and ringing ye Church Bell’ , at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily, holidays excepted! In 1734 £70 was raised by applotlment for repairs to the church at 4 ?d per acre, addressed to the churchwardens, sidesmen and constables of the parish, which was divided into four words. By the end of the century, however, further repairs were necessary and a sum of £ 118 11 s 3d was expended on the roof in 1789; this was, presumably, for complete re-roofing.

Further restoration work was planned in the last century and a plan prepared by the aforementioned Thomas Drew envisaged the replacement of the plaster ceiling by an open timbered roof, restoration of the chancel, removal of the gallery and the re-opening of one of the side aisles (St. Mary’s).

It was also proposed to restore the marble font and two windows in the nave of the church and to purchase stalls and fittings for the re-opened aisle. This latter plan however was never proceeded with.

The Tower.

In 1767 the Sovereign and Portreeves of Naas taking into consideration the ruinous condition of the (then) steeple resolved to: ‘pull down said steeple and build another in such place of the churchyard belonging to said church as should be approved of by

John Bourke, one of the Commissioners of H.M. Revenue, which steeple shall be built after the manner of St. Patrick’s, Dublin, sufficient to contain a ring of eight bells of equal size with the bells of St. Patrick’s steeple and they grant to John Bourke and his heirs £100 per annum for 31 years out of the revenues of the Corporation for said purpose, any residue to be spent on repairing and adorning the church”

This ambitious scheme, however, was evidently never completed. The noted traveller, Austin Cooper who visited the area in 1781 noted that:

‘The church in Naas is very plain, will} the chancel in ruins. A steeple was begun here last year by Lord Mayo and carried only one storey; he has again undertaken the work and beganl it last Monday and when I was here I saw him overseeing the workmen. I visited this place 7th August, 1782, and found only a second storey finished and no sign of the continuance of the work” .

When one bears in mind the inscription Mayo had placed on the second storey viz. RUINAM INVENI PYRAMIDEM RELIQUI (I found a ruin, I left a steeple) tile joke, ultimately, was on the good Earl!

The Bell.
The bell in the present tower is 17th century and, presumably, hung originally in the earlier steeple. It was cast in 1674 and has an inscription in Latin as follows; “OS MEUM LAUDABIT DOMINUM IN ECCLESIA S. DAVIDIS DE NAAS’ , (My mouth shall praise the Lord in the church of S.David at Naas).

The inscription is followed by the initials’ ‘W .C.R.P .’ , .These would seem to refer to William Cory and Roger Purdue, the two principal members of a company of bell founders who came from Salisbury in 1671 to re-cast the bells of St Patrick’s in Dublin. They also cast bells for Kilkenny and Limerick and the tomb of tile elder brother, William Purdue, which was extant in Limerick in tile last century, carried the following inscription:
‘Here a bell-founder honest and true Until tihe resurrection, lies Purdue’ , .

The following headstones and memorials were transcribed during the summer of 1988 for the Naas Local History Group by Brian McCabe, Sean Sourke. David Brown, John O’Kelly and Stephen Collins.

GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS CHURCHYARD.

ARCHBOLD
This stone and burial place Belongeth to / Gerald Archbold of Naas / Here lieth the body of Said Gerald Archbold / who departed this life the 9th of December / 1795 Aged 65 years

ATKINSON
Enclosed railings with name plaque ATKINSON – no tombs extant.

BEVERHOUDT
HELENA/ wife of Lieut Admn Beverhoudt / of his Majestys 38th Regiment/ died Feby 13th 1829 / aged 22 years.

BRANNAN
Here lies the body of Janes Brannan of / Naas who departed this life the 4th of February / 1764 Aged 72 years also his wife Mary Bran / nan departed this life the 7 of June 1752 aged 40 years. Here also lies the body of Patrick/ Brannan his Son who departed this life the/ 11th of May 1797 Aged 77 years
(This stone is broken in two pieces)

BRENNAN
This stone is erected by Mr/ Thos Brennan of Naas in/memory of his dearly beloved/ Son Mr. Michael Brennan who/ departed this life June 23rd 1824/ Aged 19 years/ May the Lord have mercy on his soul

BRERETON
ELIZABETH. Ye. WIFE/ OF .IOHN .BRERET/ON .VICAR.OF.NAAS /
DEPARTED.THIS LI/FE .OCTOBER.Ye.23 .AN/DO.1694 ./
SHE.WAS.A.GOOD./ WIFE. MOTHER./FRIEND./AND.CHRISTIAN.

BROPHY
This stone was erected by Mr/ Thomas Brophy of Naas to the memory of his amiable and beloved/ Wife Christiana who departed this life the 13th day of May 1815 in the bloom of her youth and twenty eight years of her age. She lived beloved and died regretted. Here are interred two of their children Thomas and Lucindia who died in their infancy. Also the remains of his esteemed and venerated Father Mr Patrick Brophy. May their Souls enjoy eternal Glory

BROPHY
This stone was Erected by DANIEL BROPHY to the memory of his affectionate Wife/ MARY BROPHY of Naas/ who after a short but truly well/ spent life in the practice of every/ Christian virtue. Exchanged the/ Fleeting pleasures of this world/ for the real Joys of a happy Eternity/ on the 18th of August 1812/ at the Early Age of 30 years

CALE
Erected by John Cale of Naas/ in memory of his Brother William / Cale who
departed this life/ October 22nd 1831 Aged 37 years/ Here lieth the body of
the above named/ John Cale who died March 25th 1840 Age 47 years

CALLAGHAN
Erected by Richard Callaghan on Naas in memory of his beloved Wife/ Judith Callaghan who departed this life January 30th 1827 Aged 45 years Here also are interred two of their Children Jane aged 7 and Julia 12 years and here was since interred the said Richard Callaghan who died June 4th 1833 aged 61 years. Here also are interred the remains of his beloved son Edward who departed this life on the 7th of July 1849 Aged 40 years and the remains of his beloved son Patrick who departed this life on the 10th of March 1852 Aged 45 years And also the remains of his beloved son William who departed this life on the l6th December 1858 Aged 56 years Also Richard O Callaghan son of the above named Patrick who departed this life
9th March 1859 Aged 25 years And of Richard Callaghan son of the above Richard and Judith who died 2nd Sept 1821 aged 33 years

CALLAGHAN
IN THE MOST HOLY NAME OF JESUS PRAY FOR THE SOUL OF /
MARY CALLAGHAN / RIPE IN YEARS AND RICH IN GOOD WORKS
SHE / PEACEFULLY PASSED TO HER REWARD 25TH JULY 1872/
SWEETEST HEART OF JESUS / GRACIOUSLY ADMIT INTO THY REST
THE FAITHFUL SERVANT / WHOM THOU DIDST PURCHASE WITH
THY PRECIOUS BLOOD / TO HER DEAR AND BELOVED MEMORY
HER AFFECTIONATE SISTER LUCY ERECTS THIS CROSS

COUGHLAN
This stone was erected by Mr Patrick Coughlan of tHe parish of / Remore in
this county in me(m)ory of his wife Mrs Mary Coughlan/ who departed this life August the 2nd 1748 Aged 34 years / also two of his sons and three of his Grandchildr

CURRIN
This stone was erected/ by CATHERINE CURRIN in memory / of her beloved Husband/ JOHN CURRIN Apothecary who / died at Naas the 29th April 1840 aged (52) years

DONNELLY
This monument/ was Erected by (Mrs) LUCY DONNELLY / to the memory of/her beloved and ever to be regretted husband/ (Mr) BARTHOLEMEW DONNELLY / of Naas in the County of Kildare / who departed this life on the 12th day / of November 1811 Aged 56 Years / Amiable in his public / as well as his private character / He died Sincerely lamented by his friends &/ relations as he acquaintances/
Stop Reader Stop God’s noble work to Scan
A Sincere Christian and an honest man
Here also lieth the Body of the above / MRS LUCY DONNELLY who departed this / life on the 14th day of April 1825 / aged 80 years

DOOLING
With two of her Children / here lies the Body I of Mrs Judith Dooling alias Dunn/ who departed this life the 2nd of November 1807 also the Body of Mr Edwd Dooling her husband who died the 27 May 1808 May their souls (rest in peace)

DUNBAVIN
This stone was erected by/ William Dunbavin of the city/ of Dublin in memory of his beloved/ children viz John who departed/ this life on tile 14th of November 1802 / aged 9 months/ Anne who departed the 27th July 1805/ aged 10 years/ Mary who departed the 21st July 1810 / aged 13 years/ Sarah who departed the 12th of Feb 1814 / in the Sixteenth year of her age
(stone is broken in three pieces)

EAGLETON
Erected by Hugh Eagleton of/ Naas in memory of his Father/ Hugh Eagleton who died/ December 22nd 1817 / Aged 74 years/ And of His Son John Eagleton/ who died June 22nd 18541 Aged 21 years/ Here also are interred three of his Children Hugh “Catherine/and Julia who died young/ Also Hugh Eagleton died August 10til 1836/ Also Anne Eagleton died August 27til 1866/ Also Julia Eagleton died June 15til 1869/ Requisceant in Pace Amen

EAGLETON
IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF EDWARD JOSEPH EAGLETON/ WHO DIED 21st Feby 1833 AGED 10 YEARS & 3 MONTHS/ ON WHOSE SOUL MA Y SWEET JESUS HA YE MERCY/ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY BY HIS AUNT/ ELIZA EAGLETON/ ALSO OF JULIA ANNE WHO DIED YOUNG &/ JOHN ALOYSIUS WHO DIED 21st FEBRUARY 1883/ AGED 4 YEARS (celtic cross)

EUSTACE
Here lieth the Body of/ Lieutenant General Charles Eustace/ late of the City of Dublin/ who departed this life/ on the 10th day of June 1801/ Aged 65 Years/ Here also lies the Body of (Alicia) Eustace/ Daughter to Olliver McCausland of/ Strabane in tile County of Tyrone Esqr./ and Widow of the above/ Named General Eustace who/ was born the 18th of April 1744/ And died the 3rd of December 1824/ She was an excellent Wife/ Fond Mother a Sincere Friend/ And a true Christian.

FISHER
THE.BURIALL .PLACE( …)EATE .OF. C APTn/ .EDWARD .FISHER. ESQr. WHO. DIED .THE.9TH .DAY/ OF.DESEMBr.1659.HE.WAS.MARRIED. TO. MAWDLE/N.MERCER. BY WHOME. HE. HAD. 2 DAUGHTERS. KA/THARlNE. AND. ELIZABETH. WHOS. HEERE INTERR/ED. HE. GA YE. AN 1001 OR. ELS. 101 Pr ANUM.FOR.RHE / REPAIRING. OF THIS.CHURCH & ( )

FORSTER
THIS.STONE.AND.BURIAL/ PLACE.BELONgS .TO .Mr / ANDrew. FORSTER.MARC/HANT.OF.NaaS.1718/ ROBART.FORSTER.HIS/ SON.DEPARTED.THIS/ LIFE.THE.28.OF./API{IL.1723

GEOGHEGAN
Here lyeth the Body of Mrs Honour Geoghegan / who departed this life ye 27th day of Iary / 1749 Aged years/ Here lyeth Mr Ioe Geoghegan/ who deprd ye 28th of February / 1769 Aged 93 years/ Also the Body of his Father Mr Bryan/ Geoghegan son of Mr CHARLES GEOGHEGAN of / Ballinagore Wstmeath who depd May tile 15/1776 Aged 80 years
[Decoration: IHS and coat of arms (lion rampant with three dexter hands)]

GILLETT
This tome Stone was erected over/ the Remains of Mrs Mary Gillett of/Naas who departed this life 14th July/ 1824 aged 63 years. Here also lies/ interred her Sister Mrs Martha Read/ who died 13th Novr aged 63 years

HOLLEGAN
This Burial Place Belongeth to/ Mr Wm Hollegan of Naas and his/ pofterity who Departed this life Feb/ 8th 1777 aged 84 years ALSO his wife/ Mrs Hefter Hollegan who Departed/ this life Decr 17th 1781 aged 78 years/ Here lyeth the Body of their/ Daughter Mrs Jane Plunkett who/ departed this life April 18th 1782/ aged 40 years Also her Husband/ Mr John Plunkett who Departed/ this life April 22nd 1808 aged 72 years

HYLAND
ERECTED BY MARY HYLAND OF NAAS IN MEMORY OF HER BELOVED HUSBAND THOMAS HYLAND WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 5TH AUGUST 1892 AGED 71 YEARS ALSO HER BELOVED GRAND-SON THOMAS HYLAND WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 26TH NOVEMBER 1892 AGED 3 YEARS RIP

HYLAND
This stone is erected by John Hyland of/ Naas in memory of his dearly beloved/ Parents and Kindred A.D .1813/ Here lieth the remains of his Mother/ Mrs Mary Hyland aged 49 years and/ of his Father John Hyland aged 63 yrs/ also his Sisters and Brothers who died in the flower of their years Mary Anne/ Joseph Judith and Thomas all gone/ it is humbly hoped to all happy Eternity/ of Peace and Bliss Also the children of/ the above John Hyland Francess Thos & Anne who died in their infancy.

LATTON
This stone bears a beautifully executed coat of arms with the following inscription in
Latin at the top:
Left: Guilielmus Latton De Morristown Quorum mise me Fieri SPQS
Right: Anna Luterel De Lutterelstown rere Deus fecerum Domini Etemam

The former Stone Erected by Wm LATTON and/ ANNE LUTTRELL of Morristown in the year/ 1600 being Broken this was fixt by PATRICK LATTON/and JANE ALCOCK of the same Place Anno 1719/ Here lyeth the body of JOHN LA TTON Eldest/ Son of the above PATRICK LATTON who Departed/ this life the Seventh day of July 1731 in the 21st/ year of his Age. Here also lieth the body of the said/ PATRICK LATTON of Morristown Esqr/ who Departed this life the 19th day of June 1732/ in the sixty fourth year of his age/ Also the body of his Son GEORGE LATTON Lattin Esqr/ who died July 8th 1773 Aged 59/ Also the body of his Wife/ CATHERIN O FERRALL of Ballyna/ who died Novr 12th 1800 Aged 66 Years

LAWLER
Here lieth the body/ of James Lawler/ who departed this/ life September the / 21st 1791 Aged 52 years/ Erected by his Wi/dow Rose Lawler for/ him and posterity

LOWERY
Here lieth the remains of Susanna Lowery/ Wife of Captain Lowery of the Antrim Militia/ who died at Naas April the 3 1806 Aged 28 years

MACDONALD
Here lieth the body of/ Terence MAC DONALD/ of Jigginstown who departed this life/ On the 31st of December 1817 in the 68 Year/ of his Age. Also his brother ALEXANDER/ who died on the 23rd of July 1823/ Aged 52 years / Also TERENCE MAC DONALD Jr who/ died 5th November 1874 Aged 64 years/ And JOHN MAC DONALD who died/ 14th December 1875 Aged 62 years

MITCHEL
Sacred to the memory of John Mitchel and/ James Mitchel of Borahard House County Kildare/Esquires/ The former departed this life on the lst day of/ June 1846 aged 48 years/ The latter on the 14th day of February 1847/ Aged 96 years. Beloved and regretted by a numerous Circle of/ Friends and deeply lamented by their surviving family/ This Monument is Erected to their memory / by their afflicted relative Miss Mary Donohoe/ the Granddaughter of said James Mitchel Esq/ And also John M.Donohoe Esq. Brother of/ the above named Miss Mary Donohoe who/ departed this life on the 29th day of December 1873/aged 40 years/ Here also lied the remains of the above named/ Miss Mary Donohoe who departed this life/ on the 25th day of January 1878 aged 68 years/ Requiescant in Pace

MOORE
HERE.LIETH/ THE. BODY / OF .MR.THOM/ AS .MOORE.DE/ SES.THE.16.SEP/TEMBER.1699
(limestone fragment set against south wall with inscription in false relief in Roman lettering)

MOORE
Sacred to the Memory/ of Serjeant George Moore of / His Majesty’s North Cork Militia/ Aged 26 years/He fell by the hand of an Assassin/ when in the act of apprehending/ a desperate Banditti of Robbers/at Mainham on the night/ of the 10th of September 1799/ This Monument was Erected/ by the Officers of his Regiment/ As a mark of their Esteen / He fulfilled his Duty/ As a soldier and a Man

MOOREHEAD
Here lies the body of/ Mrs BRIDGET MOOREHEAD( who departed this life 24 October 1820/ in tile 24th year of her age/ And one of her children who died/ Also here lies the remains of her father THOMAS MALLAN died 20th June 1814/ Aged 74 years/And her mother ELIZABETH MALLAN/ died 10th January 1817 Aged 61 years/ Here also lies her Sister JUDITH MALLAN/ died 7th August 1816/ Aged 20 years/ And her sister CATHERINE MALLAN/ died 12th August 1817 Aged 25 years/ Also the body of Mr GEORGE MOOREHEAD/ who Departed this life April 24 1827/ Aged 36 years May their souls rest in peace (Stone cracked)

MURPHY
Sacred to the memory of/ JAMES MURPHY of Naas/ who departed this life on/ the 21st day of March 1871 aged 62 years/ Here also lie the remains of/ HENRY LEVERTON of Naas/ and his wife ANNE/ Here also lie the remains of ELIZABETH MURPHY / who departed this life/ the 8th day of March 1883 Aged 78 years/ wife of the above named JAMES MURPHY/ and daughter of HENRY & ANNE LEVERTON/Also their daughter MARGARET LEVERTON/who died 10th March 1894/ aged 90 years (Stone cracked)

O’RIELLY
Here lieth the Body of Garrett O’Rielly who departed this life the 9th of June 1778 Aged 58 years

OWENS
This stone and burial place belongs to/ James Owens of Naas in the Cou/nty of Kildare and his Posterity 1756/ Here lyeth the body of Thomas/ Hughs of Naas (Gleazor) father in law of/ the above James Owens who Departed/ this life the 14 day of July 1741 aged 52/ Here also lyeth the body of Ow(ens)/ Daughter of the above James Owens who/Departed this life ye 14 day of June 17(44)/ Here lyeth the Body of James Owens/ who departed this life April the 9 1762/ Aged 47 years And His Son John Owens/ who departed this life on the 10th aged 16 years 1762

STEWART
This tomb was erected by Sophea Stew/art in memory of her Husband Frances /Stewart late Leut of the Donegal Melletia/ who died at Naas the 29th day of Novr 1804/ Aged 28 years

WAILSH
PE1RVS. WAILSH. ME. FECIT. ANO. DNI 1606
(Fragment of table tomb; two empty recessed panels and third raised panel with inscription in false relief)

WILKINSON
This Stone was Erected by Thomas Wilkinson of Naas in memory of his daughter Elizabeth Mc Greger who departed this life August 27th 1834 Aged 26 Years. Here also is interred the above named Thos Wilkinson who died 8th Augt 1862 Aged 79 years

WILSON
UNDER THIS CROSS LIE THE REMAINS OF MARGARET WILSON WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE 22ND DAY OF NOVEMBER 1874 TO WHOSE BELOVED MEMORY HER DAUGHTER JULIA ERECTS THIS EMBLEM OF SALVATION SACRED HEART OF JESUS HAVE MERCY ON HER IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY AND PURE HEART OF ST JOSEPH PRAY FOR HER

WILSON
This stone was erected by Ca/thrine Wilson of Naas to the me/mory of her dearly beloved pa/rents A.D. 1819. Here lie the remains of her mother Mrs Mary/ Wilson who died 21 December 1800/ aged 52 years And her father Mr/ Edwd Wilson who died 30th Decr/1816 aged 84 years. May their/ Souls enjoy eternal glory

WILSON
Erected by Mrs Margaret Wilson of Naas to the memory of her/ beloved Husband the late/ MR WILLIAM WILSON who died l8th Febr l8l9 aged 71 years/Also her Son William who died/ Decr 25th 1833 aged 27 years/ Also two children who died young May they rest in peace

FLAT STONES, CHURCH FLOOR
HERE: LYETH: THE / BODY: OF JOSHVA: CARPENTER: ESQ:
BORNE / AT LYME IN DEVON:/ SHIRE: THE 12TH OF DEC: 1’585:
AND: DEASED: A T/:ELSINOWRE/ THE 2d OF: MARCH / 1655.

(Under this are a coat of arms and motto)

DEUS EXTREMIS MIHI CLIPEVM

HE:MARRIED: URUSLA: DAUGHTER/ TO: RICHARD:VINEGOR:OF: SACKFIELD:HALL: IN :SUFFULKE:ESQ: &/HAD: ISSUE: BY : HER: IOHN: THO/MAS: IOSHUA: PHILLIPP: CISSILIA / ANN: ARABELLA: VRSVLA: AND /MARY

EUSTACE
HE(R)E LISE THE/ BODY OF CHARLES/ EUSTACE ESQr/ WHO/
DEPARTED/THIS LIFE THE/ …TH (MAY) 1732

FORSTER
Catrine Fors/ter Allis/ Sherlock Dece/ased 1682/ WilliaM Forster/ Deceased 1707

HEALE
HEAR LIETH THE/B(ODY) OF MISTRIS/ SVSANNA W/IFE TO MISTER AN/THONY HEALE OF NAISS WHO DIED THE/ fIRST DAY OF MAR / CH IN YE..168(.)

MEMORIALS IN CHURCH
BEVERHOUDT
Sacred to tile memory of HELENA wife of ADAM BEVERHOUDT Lieut. of H.M. 58th Regt. Daughter of THOMAS JACKSON of Farmingstown in the county of Limerick who died the 13th day of February in the Year of our Lord 1829 aged 22 years and whose remains are interred in the adjoining church yard

BOURKE
This monument was erected by John the fourth Earl of MAYO in memory of his Grandfather John the first Earl of Mayo and his Father Joseph Dean Archbishop of Tuam and Earl of Mayo who died the 17th August 1794 Aged 63 years

BOURKE
This monument is erected in loving remembrance of the Hon.CHARLES FOWLER BOURKE C.B 5th son of Robert 5th Earl of Mayo and Anne Charlotte Countess of Mayo his wife, by his five surviving brothers born at Hayes Sept. 5th 1832 Died at Roseboro April 4th 1899

BURGH
In memory of THOMAS. BURGH Esqr of Oldtown He died 28th Novr 1832 Aged 78 Also of FLORINDA GARDINER his wife She died 15th April 1830 Aged 70

CHAPMAN
In affectionate memory of Brig. General ARCHIBALD JOHN CHAPMAN C.B. CMG Officer Legion d’Honneur. Commissioned to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in 1884 serving in Gibraltar, India and Malta : also the South African War 1899 -1902 with the mounted infantry. Commanded the 1st Batt. 1906-1910 in Egypt, the Sudan and India. Commanded the 15th Inf. Brig. 1st World War 1914 -1918 at Ypres and afterwards Home Service. Born at Dun Laoghaire 29th Dec 1862 Died at Evesham Worcs 6th June 1950. This tablet is erected by his wife and children

CLOVER
In loving memory of The Rev .Precentor E. W CLOVER B.D who died on the 26 November 1954. Curate 1894 -1906 Rector 1909 -1954 A faithful friend and pastor. Erected by his parishioners

COOPER
To the glory of God and in ever loving memory of Lieutenant CECIL CHARLES ARTHUR COOPER 1st Battn The Royal Dublin Fusiliers, only son of Major General Charles Duncan Cooper C.B Late the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and Blanche Mary his wife, accidentally drowned at Khartoum 12th August 1908 aged 25. Placed here by his sorrowing parents

DE BURGH
Erected by THOMAS DE BURGH of Oldtown Esquire and their other surviving children in affectionate remembrance of the very Reverend THOMAS JOHN Dean of Cloyne who died the 5th Sept 1845 aged 59 years and of the Right Honourable the Lady ANNA LOUISA DE BURGH his wife who died 29th December 1857 Aged 71 years

DE BURGH
In memoriam ULICK GEORGE CAMPBELL DE BURGH Colonel in the army Companion of the Order of the Bath Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem 1855- 1922 and BLANCHE PAGET his wife 1857- 1915

DE BURGH
In loving memory of Lt. Colonel THOMAS JOHN DE BURGH of Oldtown Born 2 Nov 1851 Died 7 Sept 1931

DE BURGH
In loving memory of Capt. HUBERT DE BURGH D.S.O RN Died 6 Oct 1960 aged 81 and his wife Marjory died 23 Apr 1978 Aged 88 yrs

DE BURGH
Erected by his brother officers in memory of THOMAS DE BURGH of Oldtown Lieut. 31st D.C.O Lancers Born Sept 10 1888 Killed in action near Cond-sur-Aisne Sept 17 1914

DE BURGH
In loving memory of Emily wife of Thomas John De Burgh of Oldtown Born Oct 3 1857 Died May 20 1913

DE BURGH
In memory of HUGO HENRY PATRICK DE BURGH of Ballinapierce Co Wexford 3rd son of Thomas de Burgh of Oldtown Naas Born 8th June 1868 Killed in action at Jammersberg Drift in the defence of Wepener South Africa 11th April 1900

DE BURGH
To the glory of God and to the memory of HENRIETTA DE BURGH wife of the Venble Maurice de Burgh who died 31 Dec 1893 Of Elizabeth Ann their daughter who died 1st July 1889 and of their son the Rev. William Edward de Burgh B.A Assistant Chaplain his Majesty’s forces who died at Woods Hole Capetown, S. Africa on 4th Sept 1902

DE BURGH
In loving memory of WILLIAM DE BURGH D.D sometime Rector of Ardboe in the County of Tyrone whose life of earnest piety, marked also by deep learning employed in the study and interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures gave an exan1ple of true devotion to his Master’s cause. He fell asleep in Christ Octr. 15 in the year of his age 66 of our Salvation 1866

EUSTACE
Sacred to the memory of Lieut. General Charles Eustace of Robertstown inthis County ( a lineal descendant of Richard Viscount Baltinglass Baron Portlester ) late Colonel of his Majesty’s 68th Regt. of Foot Governor of Ross Castle and many years a member of Parliament who departed this life the 10th of June 1801. Also to Mrs Alice EUSTACE his wife, daughter to Oliver Mc Causland in the County of Tyrone Esqr who died the 3rd of Decr 1824 She was a kind and tender parent, a sincere friend and a most devout Christian

GRAY
Erected by Parishioners and Friends in memory of Elizabeth Frances GRAY who was for 25 years, organist of this church (having previously been voluntary organist for several years) The erection of tlhe present organ was largely due to her untiring devotion. Her charitable disposition earned for her the respect and affection of all classes She died on Saturday 22nd April 1922 and was interred in Maudlins Cemetery

HANBURY
In loving memory of MARY FLORINDA HANBURY second daughter of the Venble Maurice De Burgh Archdeacon of Kildare and wife of Arthur Lamprier Hanbury, Worcester Park Surrey who entered into rest on 23rd December 1914 and her sister Charlotte. Josephine de Burgh who for some years played the Organ for the services in this church and who entered into rest on 4th August 1913

HUTCHINSON
Erected by the Hon. RICHARD HELY HUTCHINSON in affectionate remembrance of his sister the Lady CHARLOTTE SOPHIA WOLFE widow of the late Rev. RICHARD WOLFE of FORENAUGHTS who entered into her rest January 19t111870 Aged 71 years

LEE
In memory of CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT LEE Esquire Lieutenant and Adjant 89th Regt. who unfortunately met his death by drowning on the 26th day of March 1835 aged 25 years This officer by his many and singularly amiable qualities endeared himself not only to his brother officers but to every individual in the corps to which he belonged and the manifest but subdued grief testified at his funeral were eloquent tokens of the esteem in which he was held this talblet was erected by his affectionate sister.

MOORE
In loving memory of FLORENCE HENRIETTA FANNY MOORE who died at Killashee Sept. 29th 1887

MOORE
In loving memory of ALICE GERALDINE MOORE who died in Cheltenham 21 November 1931

MOORE
In loving memory of Lt. Colr St. Leger MOORE who died at Killashee 13th of October 1921 in his 74th year

MOORE
In loving memory of STEPHEN BLYTH MOORE Major Imperial Yeomandry who died of enteric fever at Wynberg South Africa while serving his country June 4th 1901 Aged 51 years

SPENCER
In remembrance of Albreda Mary 5th Daughter of William Thomas SPENCER 6th Earl Fitzwilliam and wife of Hon. Charles Fowler Bourke of Roseboro Naas. Born 19th Jan 1855 Died 9th Oct 1933

THOMAS
Sacred to the memory of Major General Lewis Thomas C.B. Colonel of the 3rd Regt. of Foot Bengal Army E.I.C.S son of Lewis Thomas esqr. Brookhill Co Kilkenny & Grandson of tile Rt. Honble Sir Edward Lovett Pearce. He entered the service in 1788 & distinguishing himself received the public thanks of the Government twice & of the commanders in chief on the field. He died the 3rd May 1824 at Cawnpore in command & in humble & devout gratitude to Almighty God for the manifold blessings enjoyed by him thr’o life
Bequeathed for the benefit of the poor of the parish church of NAAS £20 per annum for ever to the Ministers and Churchwardens trustees

WARREN
In loving memory of GERALDINE F L WARREN who died in London 4th June 1928

WELDON
To the Glory of God and in ever loving memory of Capt. George Anthony
WELDON 2nd Batt. The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Eldest son of Colonel Thomas Weldon C.B.E and Helen Rachel Lousia his wife of Queen’s County Ireland, killed in action at Falana Hill South Africa (while bringing a wounded soldier into shelter) October 20th 1899 Aged 33.

WAR MEMORIAL
In proud and loving memory of the following men of this parish who gave their lives in the great war.

Derrick A Carden Maj. 2nd Seaforth Highrs
Oswald Mosely Croshaw D.S.O Lt. Col. 53rd Batt.AIF (Late 19th Hrs)
Thomas De Burgh Lieut. 31st D.C.O Lrs
John Horne Pte 2nd Batt. R D Fus
William Horne Pte Home Guards Can. Army
W. D. Guthrie Lotan 2nd Lieut. R.A.F
Arthur Loveland C.M.G Lt.Col. 2nd Batt. R D Fus
Arthur Steuart Weldon Maj. N.Stafford Regt.
Stephen GoodaU Pte Berks. Reg

1939 -1945
Robert p Gill Maj. 16/5 Lancers

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