RO-KLBG-0248

Record Date: 
14 May 2016
Graveyard: 
Exact wording of epitaph: 

GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO

IHS

O LORD HAVE MERCY ON THE 

SOUL OF ELENOR ROONEY

ALIAS WARD WHO DEPD

THIS LIFE JUNE 1846 AGED

25 YEARS. ERECTED BY HER

HUSBAND THOMAS ROONEY

Memorial Type: 
Headstone
Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
53.321605555556
Longitude: 
-8.1429102777778
Number of people commemorated: 
1
People commemorated: 
Name: 
Elenor
Surname: 
Rooney [née Ward]
Date of death - month: 
June
Date of death - year: 
1846
Age: 
25
Notes: 

This headstone pre-dates any records from the area. However, correspondence received from Rooney descendants in USA, suggest that this memorial fits their family tree research as a piece of paper in their family stated 'Ellen Rooney, Kilbegley Cemetery, Moore Parish, Pat and Stephen Ward'. It is possible that Thomas Rooney erected this headstone to his young wife before he left Ireland for a journey that took him to Quebec, Canada. In addition, local information is that a Rooney family lived in Correen. An adjacent headstone to this memorial is Ward, Kidlawn.