Grange Burial Ground, Arles Gravestone Transcriptions, Co. Laois

This page features a complete record of Grange Burial Ground, Arles gravestone transcriptions, recorded exclusively by Dr. Jane Lyons and

Arles Parish, Grange Burial Ground
From Mr C.J. Hobson.

SOURCE: Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, vol. iii, 1897. FHL# 1279252

I.H.S. Here lieth ye body of Patrick Dowling depd May ye 18th 1766 Aged 77 years May he rest in peace Amen. Here also lie the body of his son Denis Dowling who departed this life august 24 1813 aged 66 years may he rest in peace Amen. Erected by Dennis Dowling son to sd deceased.

I.H.S. This stone was erected by Thomas KENNA of Burtown for himself and his Posterity, Here lieth the body of his son Patrick KENNA who departed this life the 17th day of November 1785 Aged 17 years. The Lord have mercy on his Soul Amen also his son Thomas KENNA who departed this life Feb. the 20th 1795 aged 16 years. Here lie

Also interred the body of the above Thomas KENNA who depd. this life on the 17th May of January 1813 in the 97th year of his age. Lord have mercy on his soul Amen.

The above inscription is copied from a headstone, now lying upon a grave where it has fallen.

Erected by Thomas COFFEY of Athy in memory of his wife Mary Coffey alis DOWLING who depd. this life the 30th October 1828 aged 64 years.

Erected to the memory of Michael DEMPSEY of Jerusalem who died 23rd Oct. 1850 aged 62 years of his wife Dorah Dempsey who died 28th of Jany. 1860 aged 60 years and of their son Michael who died 25th Nov, 1867 aged 24 years.

On the base of a Celtic cross about the centre of this burying ground, there is the following inscription – In memory of Michael and Catharine Rooney Their children Peter, James, Patrick, Michael, and Thomas and their grandson James COMMERFORD who died 17th April 1865 aged 23 years. Here rest the remains of Thos. KENNA of Fox Hill who departed this life the 26th day of March 1814 aged 49. Requiscat in Pace. [Upright stone]

I.H.S. Erected by Catherine in memory of her husband Mr. John Simmons of Arles who departed this life June the 7th 1821 aged 53 years.

In an angle formed by the wall surrounding the Hartpol burial plot and the wall surrounding this whole burial ground, the following inscription is on a tablet. This plot is enclosed by a wall, and has an entrance gate quite separate from the rest of the burial ground – Here lie the remains of Mr. John DOWLING late of Graigue Carlow who depd. this life on the 25th of Oct. 1825 aged 76 years. Also here are interred the Remains of Mrs Mary Ann Dowling who departed this life the 24th June 1836. Lord have mercy on their Souls.

Family Burying Ground of Wm EDGE (late) of TOLERTON. To the Memory of Anne The beloved Wife of George EDGE Esqr. Who departed this life 11th June 1851 Aged 70 years.

Family Burying Ground of John Edge Esq. (late) of Crettyard. Erected by Ann Haskins of Coon in memory of her beloved Husband Henry Haskins who depd. this life Oct. 21st 1859 Aged 50 years. Also his father John HASKINS who depd. this life Septr. 28th 1856 aged 74 yrs. Also his mother Mary HASKINS died May 13th 1847 Aged 70 yrs.

Sacred to the memory of William HASKINS died January 1860 aged 53 years. Also his Wife Mary HASKINS died 12th May 1892 aged 61 yrs. Also their Daughter Elizabeth died 9th June 1855 aged 11 mos. This Tribute is erected by their affectionate Daughters Ann Wilson and Eleanor Haskins.

Sacred to the memory of Esther Ann the beloved Wife of Samuel Edge M.D. Died at Fairmount on 23rd Decr. 1843 Aged 19 yrs. And her infant Son aged 7 days. Also her son George Valentine died 28th Oct. 1848 aged 6 yrs. 2nd Tim. 3, 15.

Erected by James Tunsted TOLERTON In Memory of his beloved Parents. Maria Tunsted who died 14th April 1881 Aged 42 years. George Tunsted died 2nd May 1881 Aged 45 yrs. 1st Cor. 15, 55.

Interior of Church – Sacred to the Memory of Ellen and Frances The beloved Daughters of HOVENDEN and Henrietta STAPLETON whose Remains are deposited in an adjoining Vault.* They were taken from their afflicted Patents within 7 weeks of each other. Ellen died 11th Oct. 1828 in the 18th year of her age, and Frances on 14th Decr. following aged 17 yrs.* The vault alluded to has an inscription, but is too overgrown with ivy, &c. It was opened for one of the family about 30 years ago. This family seems to be extinct.