IN MEMORY OF
MARY LAURA CROSS, BORN AUGUST 21ST 1840, DIED JUNE 2ND 1887,
AT REST IN JESUS
Mary Laura Cross is said to have been the victim of poisoning by her husband, Dr Philip Cross of Shandy Hall, for which he stood trial, was found guilty and hanged at Cork. It is commonly known as the 'Coachford poisoning case' and has been the subject of publication, and more recently, a musical.
Mentioned in the Magourney Burial Register are a number of people with the surname Cross, who would have had family connections with Dr Philip Cross. See the following links:
Inscriptions can be found upon the western, southern and northern sides of the tomb (see Image Gallery).