GA-STNL-0164

Record Date: 
23 July 2024
Exact wording of epitaph: 

IOHN MVR PHY SON TO EDWARD MV RPHYIVNER DEPARTED THIS LIFE YE 24™ OF MAR CH 1751 AGED 25 YEARS

Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
53.272643055556
Longitude: 
-9.0530430555556
People commemorated: 
Surname: 
MURPHY
Notes: 

A trapezoidal slab with an Ins. in low relief. Unusually, the entire background has been cut away. Much of the slab, especially the lower end bears diagonal tooling. Possibly a reused medieval slab. The "N's" of the whole Ins. are backwards. The "IVNER"is probably meant to read "JUNIOR". The stone was uncovered in 1990. See also Nos. 163 and 165 for other Murphy monuments. (See also Mourphy, No. 417.) Cat. No. 164. This inscription to John and Edward Murphy is unusual in that the entire background has been completely cut away leaving the inscription in low relief. Both the spelling and the lettering are charmingly eccentric. Drawing by Susanne Heringklee. The Murphy stone (Cat. No. 165) is one of the many reused gravestones in the cemetery. The tapering shape of the slab suggests a medieval date for it. The stone has been retooled and the early 18th century inscription has been cut over an erased one. Drawing by Jennifer McKenna.