Roscommon

RO-CLBU-0005

Graveyard: 
Grave location
N
53.313851666667
W
-8.052125
Exact wording of epitaph: 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

JAMES WHYTE

FALTY

DIED 27TH FEB 1981

AGED 86 YEARS

HIS WIFE, MARY

DIED 14 - JUNE 1983

RIP

ERECTED BY HIS SORROWING

WIFE MARY BOOKLESS WHYTE

Number of people commemorated: 
2
County: 
Notes: 

THE ADDRESS ON THIS HEADSTONE IS FALTY.

JAMES WHYTE WAS THE SON OF DENIS WHYTE & MARY (ELLEN) MULVEE FROM KING'S COUNTY (OFFALY). HE WAS ONE OF SEVEN CHILDREN. ( SEE CENSUS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS ON HIS FAMILY)

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/Cloonburren/Cloonburren/1655121/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/Cloonburren/Cloonburren/777071/

MARY WHYTE WAS DAUGHTER OF JOHN BOOKLESS FROM ENGLAND & KATHERINE BELL FROM SCOTLAND. (SEE CENSUS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS ON HER FAMILY) SOME OF MARY'S FAMILY MEMBERS ARE INTERRED IN THE SAME CEMETERY PLOT NO 4. 

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/Ballydangan/Faltia/1654890/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/Ballydangan/Faltia/776854/

JAMES & MARY ARE RECORDED AS GETTING MARRIED ON THE 18TH JUNE 1928 IN ST. MARY'S CHURCH, MOORE BY REV P CUSACK C.C. 

ACCORDING TO THE DEATH REGISTER BOOK IN MOORE CHURCH, MARY WAS 86 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE DIED.

Stonecutter/monumental sculptor: 
L GREHAN BRIDESWELL
Memorial Type: 
Headstone
Erected by: 
ERECTED BY HIS SORROWING WIFE MARY BOOKLESS WHYTE.
Record Date: 
27 June 2015

RO-CLBU-0004

Graveyard: 
Grave location
N
53.313831944444
W
-8.0520969444444
Exact wording of epitaph: 

EVER WITH THE LORD

TO THE BELOVED MEMORY

OF

JOHN BOOKLESS

DIED JAN 1ST 1920

AGED 72 YEARS

ALSO HIS WIFE KATHERINE

DIED NOV 2ND 1939

AGED 89 YEARS

IN DISTANT GRAVES

NEVER FORGOTTEN THEIR SONS

ARCHIBALD & JOHN JAMES BELL

DAVID BOOKLESS

DIED 22ND JUNE 1964

AGED 72

ERECTED BY THEIR FAMILY

Number of people commemorated: 
3
County: 
Notes: 

The address for this plot is Falty, Ballydangan, Athlone, Co Roscommon.

John Bookless was born on the 11th April 1847 in Kyloe, Northumberland, England to parents Archibald Bookless & Margaret Hendry. He married Katherine Bell daughter of John & Isabella Bell, Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland on the 11th March 1879 in Marchcleugh, parish of Eckford. They became parents to 8 children, Isabella Bell [1879-1956], Margaret Henry [1881-?], Agnes [1883-1974], Archibald [1884-1939], John James Bell [1887-?], Jane Katherine [1889-1974], David Wight [1891-1964], Mary [1894-1983].This family moved to Falty in late 1800's to work on the Estate of Daniel Mathers, a Scottish Landlord. John Bookless was a steward and was regarded as better than any Vet in dealing with sick animals. His son David Bookless married Rose Mullins, Dromalga on the 8th October 1928 in Moore Church. Rose Bookless died 27th Jan 1977 aged 80 years and is interred in Moore New Cemetery.  Archibald Bookless death record is 10-april-1939 in church village pontypridd, Glamorganshire, Wales. No death record for John James Bell Bookless. Mary Bookless married James Whyte & is interred in the same cemetery plot no 5. 

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/Ballydangan/Faltia/1654890/

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/Ballydangan/Faltia/776854/

Stonecutter/monumental sculptor: 
M HAWTHORN CASTLEREA
Memorial Type: 
Headstone
Erected by: 
ERECTED BY THEIR FAMILY.
Record Date: 
27 June 2015

RO-CLBU-0003

Graveyard: 
Exact wording of epitaph: 

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

MARY STEVENSON WISEMAN

FALTY, BALLINASLOE AND SPRINGBURN, GLASGOW

 DIED DECEMBER 30TH 1916 AGED 32 YEARS

HER HUSBAND JOHN LINDSAY BOMPHRAY

DIED JUNE 19TH 1942

(INTERRED IN KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND)

RESTORED BY HER GRANDDAUGHTER

LORRAINE C BOMPHRAY 2015

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(LEFT SIDE OF HEADSTONE)

ERECTED BY

JOHN LINDSAY BOMPHRAY

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(RIGHT SIDE OF HEADSTONE)

AND IN GODS HOUSE FOREVER MORE

MY DWELLING PLACE SHALL BE

Number of people commemorated: 
2
County: 
Notes: 

John Bomphray, his wife Mary Stevenson Wiseman and his two children Mary Cameron (born in Dublin 18/09/1907) & George (born in Dublin 11/12/1909) came from Scotland to work on the Mathers estate in Falty as a steward & mechanic. Sadly Mary and her 3rd child (infant son Francis) died during the childbirth on the 30th December 1916 at the young age of 32 years.They were both interred here in Clonburren Graveyard . After the death of his wife, John returned to Scotland where he died on the 19th June 1942 in Kilmarnock, Atreshire, Scotland. John & Mary Bomphray's daughter Mary (May) Cameron went to Canada in 1952. She died in Etobicoke, Toronto aged 69 on the 30th May 1977. George Bomphray died in Ayrshire, Scotland aged 55. Lorraine C Bomphray - daughter of George Bomphray had visited Clonburren Cemetery on two occasions but was unable to locate the resting place of her grandmother. Following the mapping and recording of Clonburren Graveyard by Moore History Group and putting it up on Historic Graves contact was made with Lorraine and in July 2016 Lorraine came again, this time she knew she knew the exact headstone of where her grandmother was interred. 

Lorraine had the inscription renewed and had her grandfather's name and date of death added. This was a very special visit for Lorraine as she celebrates the 100th anniversary of her grandmother's death in December 2016. 

Stonecutter/monumental sculptor: 
RESTORED BY CURLEY STONE THOMASTOWN IN 2016
Memorial Type: 
Cross
Erected by: 
LORRAINE C BOMPHRAY.
Record Date: 
27 June 2015

RO-CLBU-0002

Graveyard: 
Grave location
N
53.313843611111
W
-8.0520619444444
Exact wording of epitaph: 

ERECTED BY

JOHN ARRES MATHERS

IN MEMORY OF

JANET JACKSON

WHO DIED AT FALTY

11th OCTOBER 1894

AGED 56 YEARS.

Number of people commemorated: 
1
County: 
Notes: 

THE ADDRESS FOR THIS GRAVE IS FALTY.

JANET JACKSON CAME ORIGINALLY FROM SCOTLAND AND WAS HOUSEKEEPER FOR JOHN ARRES MATHERS IN FALTY.

Memorial Type: 
Headstone
Erected by: 
JOHN ARRES MATHER
Record Date: 
27 June 2015

RO-CLBU-0001

Graveyard: 
Grave location
N
53.313837222222
W
-8.0520066666667
Exact wording of epitaph: 

IN LOVING MEMORY

OF

WILLIAM TURNBULL FERGUSON

WHO DIED 21st DEC 1899

AGED 22 YRS

HIS END WAS PEACE

Number of people commemorated: 
1
County: 
Notes: 

WILLIAM TURNBULL FERGUSION SENIOR WAS BORN ON THE 17TH APRIL 1838 IN LILLIESEAF, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND TO JOHN FERGUSON AND AGNES KERR. HE MARRIED ELIZABETH (ELSPETH) BLACK ON THE 22ND JUNE 1860 AT YETHOLM, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND. HIS WIFE ELIZABETH (ELSPETH) WAS BORN 17TH DECEMBER 1829 TO JOHN BLACK AND MATTILDA MARTHA MILLAR AND WAS CHRISTENED IN JEDBURGH, ROXBURGH, SCOTLAND. THEY MOVED TO IRELAND AND TO THE MATHERS ESTATE IN FALTY, MOORE AND HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A SHEPHERD.THEY FAMILY RESIDED IN RATHPEAK.THEIR DAUGHTER JAMIMA WAS BORN 12TH JANUARY 1870 AND DIED 35 DAYS LATER ON THE 17TH FEBRUARY 1870. THEIR SON WILLIAM TURNBULL FERGUSON WAS BORN ON THE 16TH JANUARY 1877 AND DIED 12TH DECEMBER 1899 AGED 22 YEARS AS RECORDED ON HIS MEMORIAL HERE IN CLONBURREN CEMETERY.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/Castlesampson/Carrowkeeran/1653412/

Stonecutter/monumental sculptor: 
BEEGANS BALLINASLOE
Memorial Type: 
Obelisk
Record Date: 
27 June 2015

Clonburren

Roscommon,
Ireland

Coordinates: 53.313961, -8.051906

Graveyard name: 
Clonburren
Graveyard Code: 
RO-CLBU
RMP/Site number: 
RO056-007001-
RMP Classification: 
Graveyard
County: 
Townland: 
Cloonburren
Number of Memorials: 
68
Description: 

Graveyard surveyed by the Moore History Group in June 2015. Training funded by the Heritage Council.

Clonburren/Clonburn is the smallest of the three historic graveyards in the parish of Moore. This is a mixed burial ground of Catholic, Protestant and Presbyterian. Family names on memorials here are no longer in the parish: St George, D’Arcy, Knight, Bomphray, Wiseman, Stevenson, Ferguson, Harrison, Ramsay, Jackson, Proudfoot and Trumperant Potts. The earliest recorded inscription here is 1801, Patrick Cady. Local stone masons may have used the rich limestone of the Kidlawn and Clonmacnoise quarries to make the grave memorials. Memorial no. 46 displays a blacksmiths tools, memorial no.63 displays a shepherd’s crook. Clonburren is an oblong shaped graveyard located on a north facing slope in pastureland, enclosed by a dry stonewall composed of limestone. Access to the graveyard is through a field gate and across a field of pasture. With good views from the west to the north east, where a large expanse of bogland and the Shannon are visible in the distance. The land continues to rise from south east around to the west. Three miles to the north east is the important ecclesiastical site at Clonmacnoise, while visible to the south of the site is the Esker Riada. In the immediate vicinity is a motte and bailey which is located some 700m to the south east; a cross base and holy well are sited some 400m to the south. Near the centre of the graveyard in the south west quadrant is the poorly preserved west gable of a church and a stretch of the north side wall which is attached to the gable. Burials have taken place throughout this graveyard since early Christian times when it served an early nunnery. The site is one of the few convents known from early Christian times. This convent it seems declined in the 12th century but a church still stood here in the 17th century. 

While we have made every effort to achieve accuracy in attaching maiden names and villages to memorials, we accept there may be mistakes. If a reader detects discrepancies or inaccuracies with inscription or footnote, please email us your observations at moore@irelandxo.com .A mapboard (updated November 2017) displaying alphabetical index of memorials is on display at graveyard entrance. 

Graveyard plan: 
Survey documents
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Moore South

Roscommon,
Ireland

Coordinates: 53.332251, -8.077569

Graveyard name: 
Moore South
Graveyard Code: 
RO-MOSO
RMP/Site number: 
RO054-024002-
RMP Classification: 
Graveyard
Townland: 
Moore South
County: 
Number of Memorials: 
170
Enclosure: 
Stone wall
Gateway: 
Iron Gate
Oldest stone: 
1726
Graveyard condition: 
Good
Description: 

Surveyed by the Moore History Group as part of a project funded by the Heritage Council.

The church of Moore (RO054-024001) is situated towards the S edge of a large circular ecclesiastical enclosure (RO054-024003). The ecclesiastical enclosure is now bisected by a road. The graveyard is located on the N side of the enclosure.Moore south graveyard is bordering a road in a south facing slope in a area of fertile grasslands. Tully castle is situated some 900m to the south west. Its a roughly d shaped graveyard (east/west c.90m, north-south c.50m), enclosed by a dry limestone boundary wall. Main access to the graveyard is through a iron gate flanked by two mortared limestone pillars centrally placed in the south wall. Within the graveyard a variety of grave types are present including a number of extremely large vertical slabs, some of which reach a height of 2m.

Local stone masons may have used the rich limestone of the Kidlawn and Clonmacnoise quarries to make the grave memorials. Memorial no. 113 displays an ornate tradesman symbol, memorial no. 114 displays a cross and lamb as a symbol of Christ and no. 119 displays a peacock representing the Resurrection with gaelic script ‘beannnas’ at the base of memorial. The oldest recording is memorial no. 147, the death of Honer Farrell in 1726. This memorial has the stone mason’s initials engraved in the lower right corner. 

While we have made every effort to achieve accuracy in attaching maiden names and villages to memorials, we accept there may be mistakes. If a reader detects discrepancies or inaccuracies with inscription or footnote, please email us your observations at moore@irelandxo.com . A mapboard displaying alphabetical index of memorials is on display at graveyard entrance & included in the photos here.

Survey documents
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