GA-STNL-0135

Record Date: 
13 June 2024
Exact wording of epitaph: 

Here Lie Consigned to the Inevitable lot of Mortalety the Remains of Hugh Montgomery of Galway Burge/s and Ja[?ne] his wife He Died Janr 1740 She Departed this Life Nov 1766 This tomb was Erected to their Memory and For the use of his own Posterity Hugh Montgomery of sd Town Burge/s Their youngest fon Oct 30th 1773

Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
53.272623055556
Longitude: 
-9.0531513888889
Additional details
References: 
Hardiman (1820), 226 lists Hugh Montgomery as sheriff in 1759, 1762 and 1766.
People commemorated: 
Surname: 
MONTGOMERY
Notes: 

A R.S. in fair condition. The stone is flaking and cracked in places. It has a single-line border and the comers are rounded. The Montgomery coat of arms is carved in false relief over the inscription. A moto scroll bears the words "HONEUR SANS REPOS". The letters "HMG" are in the centre of the arms. These stand presumably, for Hugh Montgomery. The coat of arms is enclosed within a central escutcheon charged with three fleurs-de-lis. The crest is a bent, armoured arm holding a broken tilting spear. Inc’d. Ins. and there are some spiral flourishes near the top of the epitaph. See also Nos. 129 and 136 for other Montgomery monuments and heraldry.