GA-STNL-0223

Record Date: 
13 June 2024
Exact wording of epitaph: 

Sacred to the Memory of William Ellershe Wallace Organist of the Episcopal Chapel of Sl Nicholas died the 22d of Feb 1832 aged 18 Years

Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
53.27297
Longitude: 
-9.0534963888889
Additional details
References: 
The Connaught Journal. February 23rd. (1832). Died. "Yesterday morning, after a few days illness, in Bridge Street, Master Wallace, organist and musician to the new Episcopal Chapel of St. Nicholas in this town... a youth of considerable promise, we should have said a boy of extraordinary attainments who held out of his affectionate parents and friends, every hope that at no distant period he would have realized their foundest expectations... but the rose has been "nipped even in the very shoot", and the strongest oak of the forest must share the same fate". The Galway Weekly Advertiser. February 25th. (1832) gives the same death notice, except it quotes "Wednesday" instead of "Yesterday". See also obituary for Athur Wallace in The Galway Weekly Advertiser. January 26th. (1833). "Died Wallace Arthur On the 15th instant at Headford... (by the bursting of a blood vessel), Arthur Wallace, aged 15 years."... He was next brother to the highly talented young whose early and lamented death we notice with the deepest regret but a few short months sinceā€. [Probably die brother of the Master Wallace mentioned above]
People commemorated: 
Surname: 
WALLACE
Notes: 

A small R.S. with Inc'd. Ins. and a bow-shaped top. Levelled up in 1991. See also No. 224 for other Wallaces.