St. John’s, Fontstown Gravestone Transcriptions, Co. Kildare

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St. John’s, Fontstown, Athy road

Left hand side of church – from back to front

In Loving Memory of/ JOHN WALLACE YOUNG/ Castlefarm/ died May 22nd 1973 / aged 73 years

In Loving Memory / of my parents / who died at Boley (Little) Fontstown, Athy / ANNA BRANNAN died 14th Dec 1911, aged 77 yrs / EDWARD BRANNAN / died 7th April 1912, aged 77 yrs / and my dear brother / EDWARD WHITE / BRANNAN / died 20th March 1947, aged 81 yrs / His sister FRANCES CLEMENTS / BRANNAN / died 3rd Aug. 1953 aged 81 yrs / Her loving niece ELLA / OLIVE JANE YOUNG / 1898 1991 / Until the day break and the / shadows flee away

Family Plot – 2 stones
In Loving Memory of / EDWARD GOODWIN / born Jan 1849 / died Jan 1916 / WALTER JOHNSTON / tullamore / who died 8th Sept 1990 / aged 78 yrs / His wife GLADYS / daughter of /SARAH GOODWIN / who died 8th April 1993 / aged 88 yrs

Top of stone 2 “The blood of our Lord Jesus Christ / Clenseth us from all sin”
Erected / by / SARAH GOODWIN, Fontstown / In memorh of her beloved husband / SAMUEL GOODWIN / Born July 8th, 1841, died Jan 2nd, 1911 / also her beloved son / GEORGE F. GOODWIN / died Jan 20th 1913, aged 13 years / Also her son / BERTIE / died March 11th, 1919, aged 17 yrs / The above SARAH JANE / died Jan 25th 1958, aged 87 years. / Her son PAUL F. GOODWIN / of Milltown House, Dunlavin / died March 20th 1976, aged 81 years.

In Loving Memory / of / my husband / JOHN STRONG / who died 19th Oct 1922 / aged 42 years / “Father in thy gracious keeping / leave we now our loved one sleeping / Thy will be done

Erected / to the memory / of / JAMES WEIR / Ardscull / who died 8th March 1896 / aged 82 years / His son THOMAS / died 17th Feb 1923 / aged 40 years / Also his wife JANET PATTERSON / died 7th April 1924 aged 97 yers / Also their daughter JESSIE / died 26th Decr 1938, aged 85 years / Their son CHARLES / died 14th Novr 1939, aged 72 years / His wife CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH / died 4th April 1972, aged 91 years.

In Loving memory / of / our dear parents / JOHN MATTHEW EDGHILL / who died July 1890 / aged 47 years / Also his wife KATHERINE / who died 5th Feb 1930 / aged 84 years / and their daughter / SUSAN FRANCES who died / 10th July 1890, aged 19 yrs / Their son NICHOLAS JOSEPH / who died 18th Aug 1939 / aged 65 years / Their son MATTHEW L. / who died 22nd April 1950 / aged 74 years / “Till he come” / Their daughter ADELAIDE MARGARET / died 30th Jan 1962 aged 89 years / Their son RICHARD WILLIAM / died 1st Dec 1962 aged 84 years / his wife SOPHIA EILEEN / died 9th April 1971, aged 75 years.

Walshe, Carlow – Stonemason
Damaged stone – pieces missing from names
Erected by John (?Coop)er of Kildoon/ In memory of (?dear) beloved wife / Sarah Cooper who departed this life ?Oct /?5th 1858 aged 66 yrs also his son / (?Ro)ger Cooper who depd this life Jan 17th 1847, aged 17 years.

Sacred / to the memory / of / ANNE WARBROOK / who died 20th April 1860 / aged 75 / “The memory of the just are blessed”

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