Newtown Forbes

Newtown Forbes
Graveyard name: 
Newtown Forbes
Graveyard Code: 
LD-SPNF
RMP/Site number: 
LF008-035001-

Locations

Main St.
Newtown Forbes, Longford
Ireland
53° 45' 54.828" N, 7° 50' 9.1356" W
Main St.
Newtown Forbes, Longford
Ireland
53° 45' 54.828" N, 7° 50' 9.1356" W
Townland: 
Townsparks
Number of Memorials: 
296
Terrain: 
Level
Enclosure: 
Stone wall
Gateway: 
Iron Gate
Oldest stone: 
1698
Notes: 

St. Paul’s Heritage church and graveyard are situated on the Main Street of Newtownforbes village, Co.Longford.
 The present church, of cruciform plan was built by John Hargraves in 1820 and has unusual crow-stepped parapets being vaguely Scots Baronial in style and replaced an earlier church on the site, built by the Forbes family of Castleforbes c.1694.   

The large irregular shaped graveyard (LF008-035001) surrounds the church and has been in   use since the late 17th century. The 1st Earl of Granard died in 1696 and is interred in the vault beneath the church, while the oldest known headstone (LF-008-035002) is dated 1st April 1698. Two hundred and ninety five memorials have been recorded for this project - headstones ancient and modern, chest tombs, table tombs, ledger slabs, Neo-Classical monuments, internal church memorials and a Mausoleum (1330-3022) where Beatrice, Countess of Granard (1883-1972) is interred. The script, ornamentation and memorials are a tribute to the skills of our sculptors and craftsmen.

Training for the survey was provided courtesy of Roscommon County Council as part of Roscommon graveyard project. The survey was carried out as a Church and Tidy Towns project by local volunteers under the guidance of Niamh Hanlon, Historic Graveyard Survey and Recording Project Manager [RCC].  The uploading of the material was financed by Longford County Council and supported by Longford Historical Society.
The editors of the site are Doreen McHugh and Des Mooney.

Survey documents

Graves

Photo Grave Name Surname
LD-SPNF-0001 LD-SPNF-0001
Robert
Charlotte
Wright
Wright
LD-SPNF-0002 LD-SPNF-0002
Arthur
Sarah
Wright
Wright
LD-SPNF-0003 LD-SPNF-0003 Arthur Wright
LD-SPNF-0004 LD-SPNF-0004
William
Sarah Jane
John Leslie
Wright
Wright
Wright
LD-SPNF-0005 LD-SPNF-0005 William Francis
LD-SPNF-0006 LD-SPNF-0006 John Horseman
LD-SPNF-0007 LD-SPNF-0007
John
Mary
John H.
Charlotte
James
Pearse
Pearse
Pearse
Pearse
Pearse
LD-SPNF-0008 LD-SPNF-0008 Jane Cox
LD-SPNF-0009 LD-SPNF-0009
Ann
Andrew
John
Thomas
McClaughry
McClaughry
McCloughry
McClaughry
LD-SPNF-0010 LD-SPNF-0010
Patrick
Elizabeth
McClaughry
McClaughry
LD-SPNF-0011 LD-SPNF-0011 Elizabeth McCloughry
LD-SPNF-0012 LD-SPNF-0012 Eleanor McCloughry
LD-SPNF-0013 LD-SPNF-0013
Eleanor
Alexander
Thomas
McClaughry
McClaughry
McClaughry
LD-SPNF-0014 LD-SPNF-0014 Margaret McClaughry
LD-SPNF-0015 LD-SPNF-0015 James Martin
LD-SPNF-0016 LD-SPNF-0016 None None
LD-SPNF-0017 LD-SPNF-0017
Catherine
Catharine
Beatty alias Adams
Boyd alias Beatty
LD-SPNF-0018 LD-SPNF-0018
Isabella
George
Keating
Keating
LD-SPNF-0019 LD-SPNF-0019
James
Anne
Edward
Robinson
Robinson
Robinson
LD-SPNF-0020 LD-SPNF-0020
Thomas
Elizabeth
Thomas
Campbell
Campbell alias Jones
Campbell
LD-SPNF-0021 LD-SPNF-0021 Barbara Legge
LD-SPNF-0022 LD-SPNF-0022
Robert
Mary Ann
Legge
Legge
LD-SPNF-0023 LD-SPNF-0023
Joseph
Susan
Frances
Jane
Long
Long
Long
Long
LD-SPNF-0024 LD-SPNF-0024
Robert
John
Elenor
Maryann
Frances
Mary
Henry
Elizabeth
Geelan
Geelan
Geelan
Geelan
Geelan
Geelan
Geelan
Geelan
LD-SPNF-0025 LD-SPNF-0025 Robert Twaddle