Donaghcloney Presbyterian Graveyard Inscriptions
Donaghcloney Presbyterian Graveyard
Donaghcloney County Down
This is just off the Banbridge-Waringstown-Lurgan road on the small road through Donaghcloney. It is in the townland of Ballynabragget and parish of Donaghcloney. The congregation dates from about 1748 and there is an inscription over the door:- "Erected 1750 , Rebuilt 1900 ". The graveyard extends on three sides of the church and is level. The oldest recorded date of death is 1817.
Alderdice Erected by their sons in loving memory of our dear father William Alderdice,
Ashfield, Dromore, who died on 11 Jun 1907 aged 90 years. And our affectionate mother, his wife Sarah Brown Alderdice who died on 17 Feb 1863 aged 50 years.
Though we may mourn Those in live the dearest, They shall return Christ, when thou appearest.
Alexander Erected in memory of James Alexander of Tullyrane who died 22 Feb 1869 aged 72 years. And of his sons and daughters:- Samuel died 23 Jan 1840 aged 6 years; Mary died 19 Jun 1859 aged 26 years, Samuel died 13 Aug 1880 aged 31 years; James died at Beaufort West, S.A. 1859 aged 23 years; Jane died 03 May 1887 aged 43 years; Joshua died 02 Jan 1890 aged 67 years. His wife Anne died 02 Jan 1892 aged 85 years.
Beck Erected by their only child Anne Beck in memory of her beloved parents, her father John Beck of Ballynabraggett died 16 Apr 1860 aged 84 years. Also her mother Anne Beck who died 10 May 1864 aged 72 years.
Chambers Erected to the memory of James Chambers of Ballylough who died 22 Jan 1837 aged 36 years. Also his beloved wife Susanna Chambers who died 29 Mar 1869 aged 77 years. Also their granddaughter Susanna Chambers who died 05 Jan 1882 aged 15 years. And their grandson Joseph Chambers who died 18 Sep 1882 aged 26 years. Also their son James Reid Chambers who died 04 Jun 1886 aged 62 years.
Elliott Sacred to the memory of Henry Elliott, died A.D. 1858 aged 82 years. And his wife Elizabeth Elliott 1857 77. Also their daughters:- Jane Elliott 1829 , 6, Elizabeth Elliott 1837 22, Margaret Elliott died 25 Apr 1871. John Elliott died 27 Mar 1877. Israel Elliott died 04 Jul 1882. Nannie Elliott died 10 Dec 1882. Mary Elliott died 16 Dec 1882. William Elliott died 24 Jun 1888. Henry Elliott died 17 Mar 1892 aged 78 years. Ellen Elliott died 08 May 1899 aged 79 years.
Hadden Sacred to the memory of James Hadden who died A.D. 1871 aged 83 years. And his wife Elizabeth Hadden, 1868 , 82. Also their son James Hadden, 1849 , 26.
Hay The Revd. George Hay departed this life on 09 May 1829 in the 57th year of his age and the 39th of his faithful ministry. This monument is erected by his beloved wife to the memory of her worthy husband, Mary his wife died May 1848 aged 70 years. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord".
Jardine See Towell
Reid In memory of Joseph Reid who died 06 Nov 1864 aged 85 years. Also of Mary his wife who died 16 Jun 1869 aged 80 years. This stone was erected by their children.
Stuart Sacred to the memory of David Stuart late of Rose Hall who departed this life 01 Jan 1825 aged 59 years. Also his daughters:- Mary died 07 Jul 1825 aged 29 years, Magdalene 25 Oct 1817 aged 3 years. Also his son William who died in the Isle of Wight, 17 Jul 1840 aged 40 years. Likewise Margaret, the beloved wife of the above named David Stuart, who departed their life 01 Dec 1848 aged 79 years.
Towell Sacred to the memory of Jane Eliza Towell of Ballynabraggett who died 10 May 1872 aged 17 years. Also Mary Jane Towell, her mother, who died 21 Apr 1855 aged 21 years.
When soon or late we reach the coast O'er life's rough ocean driven, Oh, may we meet the friends we loved Within the gate of heaven.
Jane Jardine died 11 Jan 1879 aged 66 years. Alexr. Jardine died 10 Oct 1885 aged 77 years. Also Hugh, son of Alexander Jardine, who died 07 May 1898 aged 60 years. Erected by Hugh Jardine.
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