GA-STNL-0311

Record Date: 
24 June 2024
Exact wording of epitaph: 

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF ALDERMAN FRANS WHEELER WHO PARTED THIS LIFE YE 4th OF 8BER 1738 & IN THE 79™ YEARE OF HIS AGE

Grave location
County: 
Latitude: 
53.272576388889
Longitude: 
-9.053825
Additional details
References: 
FitzGerald (1895-97), 460 gives the inscription as above. Fleetwood Berry (1912 B), 72. It would seem from Fleetwood Berry's list that this stone was still in the graveyard c. 1912. Hardiman (1820), 223 lists Francis Wheeler as sheriff in 1720 and 1724.
People commemorated: 
Surname: 
WHEELER
Notes: 

A large R.S. now reused as paving. The Ins. is in low false relief. Four socket holes occur in the surface of the stone and one of these retains part of the metal plug. The monument may have been made from a reused slab and is roughly tooled. There may have been part of an earlier very worn Ins. in the lower right hand comer where traces of letters occur. The four holes may originally have held metal bars or rings. The use of the "8" to represent October also occurs on Nos. 290 and 316. It is possible that this is Fleetwood Berry's (1912 A) "FRANCIS MHEETER". See also No. 10(L).