St John’s Church of Ireland Burials

Gravestone Inscriptions

The following headstone inscriptions were recorded in January 2009.

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The following is provided for those interested in researching family history.
The information is not to be copied and used for commercial exploitation and purposes.

There are many burials over the years in this graveyard and they are unmarked – without headstone or acknowledgement.

Notes relating to the older burials in the graveyard will be added. Extracts from local newspapers have been with the consent of the Belfast News Letter, Ulster Star, Belfast Telegraph and Irish News.

Apologies for any errors or omissions in the following text. Please do contact The Digger if you are aware of any and I will amend them accordingly.

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In loving memory
(flower holder)
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Mum and dad
(flower holder)
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Abbott.
In loving memory of a dear husband and father Joseph called home 10th November 1973 also a dear wife and mother Gertrude, called home 27th July 1990. Peacefully sleeping. Abbott. In loving memory Joseph 10th Nov 1973.
At rest.
(Flower holder)
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Abbott.
Treasured memories of a loving husband and dear father Robert David called home 16th March 1937 also devoted sons and brothers James called home 31st August 1943, David Armstrong called home 15th May 1976 also a dear wife and mother Maggie Jane called home 22nd September 1980. Redeemed. Also their beloved son Robert Joseph called home 16th January 1998.

Notes: The following is an extract from a newspaper cutting, source and date unknown.

Abbott – August 31, 1943 at his mother’s residence, Whitemountain, Lisburn, James, youngest and dearly loved son of Margaret J. and the late Robert Abbott. Funeral on Friday at 2.30 pm to Stoneyford Churchyard. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing mother, brothers and sisters; also Sister-in-law.

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In loving memory of our dear mother Margaret Jane Abbott died 18th January 1973 also her beloved son and our dear brother Thomas William died 12th May 1998 Peace perfect peace.
In loving memory of Tommy from his dear friend Jinnie.
(flower holder)
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In loving memory of Mary Elizabeth Abbott died 7th November 2008 aged 94 years and her loving sister Maud Clarke died 25th January 2009 aged 88 years.
Redeemed.
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Abbott.
In memory of our dear father George Matthew died 1st December 1963 also our dear brothers Frederick Samuel died 11th March 1932, George Matthew died 26th August 1996. Abbott (flower holder). Also his son Frederick S. died in infancy 11th March 1932.

(flower holder)
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Adair.
In loving memory of a dear husband and father Campbell who died 3rd August 1980 his loving wife and a dear mother Jane (nee Dawson) who died 19th February 2009. Their daughter and our dear sister Margaret who died 22nd June 2009.
Dedicated by Dawson and Alyn Adair
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Annett.
In loving memory of our dear parents James died 13th March 1956, Mary Eliza died 2nd December 1959.
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Berry.
In loving memory
(flower holder)
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Boyd.
Thomas Donald beloved husband of Eveline died 24th April 1987 aged 60.
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
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E. Brown
(flower holder)
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Brown family
(flower holder)
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Campbell.
In loving memory of William Robert died 4th November 1956 and his wife Isabella died 12th June 1957 also their daughter Agnes Turner died 7th April 1972.
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Campbell.
In loving memory of Jane died 1925 her husband James died 1947. Their sons Robert died 1940, John died 1973, James died 1988 his wife Sarah died 1992. Frederick died 15th March 2004 a loving husband and father.
Campbell
(flower holder).
Sally and Jimmy
(flower holder)

Notes: The following is an extract from a newspaper cutting, date and source unknown.

Campbell – January 11, 1947 at his residence, Derrykillltagh, Upper Ballinderry, James, husband of the late Elizabeth Campbell. Funeral on Monday at 2pm to Stoneyford. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing family, son-in-law and daughter-in-law.

Campbell – December 14 1941 (the result of an accident) at the District Hospital, Lisburn, Robert f. dearly loved son of James and the late Elizabeth Campbell. Funeral from his Father’s residence, Derrykillultagh, Upper Ballinderry on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 noon, to Stoneyford Churchyard. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Father, Brothers and Sister.

Stoneyford Temperance LOL and RAPC no 1253.

Campbell – The Officers and Members of above lodge and Chapter deeply regret the death of their highly esteemed Member Br. Robert Campbell, brother of Brs. James, John and Fred Campbell, and tender to them and relatives their sincere sympathy. Members are requested to attend funeral. – A.Scott, W.M. J.Scott, Secy.

Rushyhill Crimson Arrow. R.B.P. 1003

Campbell – The Officers and Members of above are requested to attend the funeral of their late respected Brother R. Campbell – Gerald Smyth W.M., James Geddis, Reg.

U.S.C. Stoneyford Sub District.

Campbell – The Members of the above are requested to attend the funeral of their late respected member, Robert Campbell – James Geddis S.D.C.

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Canning.
Andrew 8th April 1986.
Our darling baby.
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
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Canning.
William George a loving husband and father died 21st November 1998 aged 75.
With Christ which is far better.
Grandpa
(flower holder)
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Conway.
In loving memory of Thomas, died 26th September 1935, Mary died 6th October 1935, Herbert died 26th October 1953 Annie F. died 9th May 1946, Joseph died 25th February 1906, John Wilson died 20th August 1928.

Notes: The following is an extract from a newspaper cutting, date and source unknown –

Conway – September 26 1935 at his residence Stoneyford, Lisburn, Thomas, dearly loved husband of Mary Conway.

Conway – May 9 1946 (suddenly) Annie F., dearly loved wife of Herbert Conway, Aughnacarnan, Stoneyford. Funeral tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 noon to Stoneyford Churchyard – Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband.

Conway – May 9 1946 (suddenly) Annie F., dearly loved wife of Herbert Conway, Aughnacarnan, Stoneyford. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing sister and brother-in-law Gertrude and Joseph Abbott and Family.

Conway – The Officers and Members of Stoneyford Temperance Lodge LOL 1253 regret the death of the wife of their highly esteemed Member Br. Herbert Conway, and tender sincere sympathy – N. Scott, Secy.

In Memoriam

Conway – In fond and loving memory of my dear sister, who departed this life on the 9th may, 1946 and was interred in Stoneyford Churchyard.

Not till the loom is silent,
And the shuttles cease to fly
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.

Ever remembered by her loving Brother and Sister-in-law, Willie and Agnes McBride, Derrykillultagh, Glenavy

Conway – In loving memory of Annie, who died 9th may, 1946.
Love’s last gift – remembrance.
Ever remembered by her loving sister, brother-in-law and family, Gertrude and Joseph Abbott, Stoneyford.

In 1911 this family resided in the Aghacarnan townland. Thomas and Mary had been married 33 years. They had 5 children, 4 of whom were alive. A son Herbert Geddis Conway resided with them.

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Davies.
In loving memory of Harry died 9th August 1983
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Dawson.
In loving memory of our dear parents John died 5th January 1937, Margaret died 20th February 1959, their son Charles died 30th December 1918.
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Dawson.
In loving memory of a beloved husband and father Richard James who died 7th April 1975 aged 57 years also his devoted wife and our dear mother and grandmother Beatrice who died 27th Sept. 2000 aged 87 years.
At rest. Forever in our thoughts.
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Dawson.
In memory of a dear wife and mother Doreen died 28th September 1993.
Always remembered.
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Dawson.
Treasured memories of Sarah (Sadie) a beloved wife, mother and granny died 26th November 2005 aged 57 years.
Death cannot part us or distance divide.
Each day of our lives you walk by our sides.
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Dawson.
In loving memory of our dear daughter Christine died 5th February 1975 aged 16 years also her mother Mary Ann died 24th June 1979 aged 56 years, also her father David died 17th May 1987 aged 71 years.
Asleep in Jesus.
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In memory of Richard and Jane Ann Dawson also their sons and daughters.

Notes: In 1911 Richard James and his wife Jane Anna were residing in the town land of Bovolcan.

At that time they had been married 30 years and had a total of 13 children, 11 of whom were alive. 8 of the children were still living at home in 1911: John, David, Sarah, George, Mary, Thomas, Maggie and Charlotte E.

The following is an extract from a newspaper cutting, source and date unknown.

Dawson – January 16, 1934 at her residence Riverside, Bovolgan, Stoneyford, Jane Anna, widow of Richard James Dawson. Funeral to-day (Thursday) at 1pm to Stoneyford Churchyard. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing family.

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In treasured memory of William.
Beloved husband of Nan Dempster died 5th Oct 1981.
Peace perfect peace.
Dempster
(flower holder)
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Dinnen.
In loving memory of Thompson Frederick Dinnen who died 15th January 1974 aged 62 years also his loving wife Elizabeth Jane who died 10th June 1994.
The Lord is my Shepherd.
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Edens.
In loving memory of my beloved wife and our dear mother Mary Edens died 26th March 1956. Also her beloved husband and our dear father Joseph Edens died 13th June 1963. Francis Edens died 1904, his wife Elizabeth died 1935, their son Frank died in 1916 and my grandmother Sarah Edens died 1904.

Notes: In 1911 Lily Edens, a widow resided at Ballymacward Upper with her family: Joseph age 13, William James age 11, Francis aged 10 and Lucy aged 7.

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Erected by William Elliott in memory of his son Robert Elliott who died 27th Feby 1905 aged 33 years also his beloved wife Ann Jane Elliott who died 29th November 1914, aged 75 years. The above named William Elliott died 19th August 1924 aged 87 years also his sons William J. died 27th April 1935 aged 57 years Joseph died 21st Sep. 1935 aged 61 years and his daughter Elizabeth Jane Elliott died 26th September 1971 aged 92 years.

Notes: In 1911 the Elliott family resided in Islandkelly townland. At that time William was listed as an ex – postman. He and his wife had been married 48 years. They had 8 children and 6 were alive. They had one son Joseph, a postman, and a daughter Elizabeth Jane residing with them.

The following is from a newspaper cutting, source unknown.

Death

Elliott – September 21, 1935, at his residence, Stoneyford, Joseph Elliott.

Elliott – May 21, 1934 (suddenly) at her residence, Stoneyford, Lisburn, Minnie, dearly beloved wife of James Elliott.

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Ellison.
In loving memory of John died 19th March 1986 also Catherine died 19th Dec. 2001 also Elizabeth Shaw (Lizzie) died 11th August 2002.
The Lord is my Shepherd.

John Ellison
(flower holder)
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In loving memory of Margaret Elwood died 16th Feb. 1922 and her husband John died 3rd May 1934 also their daughter Mary Jane died 8th Nov. 1972.

Notes: In 1911 this family were residing at Slievenagravery. At that time they had been married 40 years and had 5 children of whom only two were alive.

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In loving memory of Margaret Entwhistle who died 8th March 1894 also her husband Wm John Entwhistle who died 10th November 1913, their son John Wm died 12th Sep 1912 (interred at Clare, Tandragee), their son Joseph died 16th Dec 1930 for 23 years soldier in The Scottish Rifles and The Royal Irish Fusiliers, served in India, Egypt and South Africa. Their daughter Lizzie died 31st Aug 1934.
In memories silent register they live.
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Forsythe.
In loving memory of Robert Forsythe died April 1922. Also his wife Elizabeth died October 1924 also their son William Edward died May 1952 also his wife Annie Jane died September 1950 also their daughter Elizabeth died October 1949 also Kathleen Forsythe died September 1976. Richard died 12th July 1983.
Gone but not forgotten.
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Forsythe.
In loving memory of Edward died 15th May 1984.
In heavenly love abiding.
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Garlick.
Precious memories of my beloved wife Mabel Caroline called home 29th October 1990 and her dear husband Sidney Henry called home 15th April 1994.
At home with the Lord.
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Geddis
(flower holder)
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Geddis
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Geddis.
In loving memory of our dear father Samuel Henry died 22nd February 1952 also baby Samuel.
The Lord is my Shepherd.
Samuel H Geddis
(flower holder)

Notes: In 1911 Samuel H. Geddis was residing at Ballymacward Upper. He was the son of John and Eliza Jane Geddis.

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Geddis.
In loving memory of my dear husband James who died 9th November 1983 also his beloved wife Kathleen Elizabeth who died 5th November 1991.
Till we meet.
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Gibson.
In loving memory of my dear parents William J.D. died 26th December 1990 aged 79 years. Susan died 12th January 1992 aged 78 years also my grandmother Catherine Johnston died 12th July, 1938.
Johnston
(flower holder)
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Gibson.
In loving memory of Thomas Joseph (Tom) beloved husband of Marjorie and a dearly loved father and grandfather died 26th November 2004 aged 85 years also Marjorie Elizabeth his devoted wife and our loving mother and grandmother died 25th April 2009 aged 87 years.
Loved with everlasting love.
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Goudy.
Cherished memories of a devoted wife and a much loved mother and grandmother Sarah (nee Scott) died 24th June 2000 aged 75 years also her husband and our dear father and grandfather Samuel died 26th January 2002 aged 74 years.
Forever in our thoughts.
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In memory of the Green family, Stoneyford.
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Greer.
In loving memory of my dear mother Ann Jane who died 9th March 1982.
At rest.
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Harmer.
Margaret Jean Elizabeth nee Dawson 21 3 1943 – 8 11 2000
Eternal memories of a dearly beloved wife and mother.
A true pearl. Peace perfect peace.
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Higginson.
In loving memory of Agnes beloved wife of Philip Higginson died 5th December 1943 also the above named Philip Higginson died 26th January 1963 also Sidney died 8th December 1994 beloved son of the above. In heavenly love abiding.
Higginson
(flower holder)

Notes: In 1911 this family were residing in the Gobrana townland in Glenavy. Philip and his wife Agnes had been married 9 years and at that time had 2 children both born in Ontario, Canada: Victoria and George.

Phillip Higginson is believed to be the son of James Higgins on, a carpenter and his wife Ann.

The Higgins on family left Gobrana and went to reside in the Ballinderry area.

Philip Higginson was married to Agnes usher, a daughter of George Usher.

The following is an obituary obtained from a scrapbook containing newspaper cuttings.

Obituary
Mr. P Higginson.

Mr Philip Higginson, Lower Ballinderry, who died in the Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn, on Saturday at the age of 87 was one of the oldest residents of Ballinderry district. He was a farmer.

A local preacher, Mr. Higginson was a member of Glenavy Methodist Church, a member of the Leaders’ and Quarterly Boards, a representative of Aghadavey Prayer Union, chairman and a foundation member of the Rosevale Mission Hall, Ballinderry and President of Lower Ballinderry Temperance Accordian Band.

Predeceased by his wife some years ago, he is survived by three sons, a daughter, a brother and two sisters.

The funeral took place on Monday from his home to Stoneyford churchyard. The Revs. McM. Carson, Glenavy Methodist Church, R.F.C. Rooney, Dromore, J.B. Lowe, Ballinderry, W.Dale, Antrim and Mr. R. Fraser of the Faith Mission, conducting the services.

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Hudson.
Cherished memories of a beloved husband and father Peter Malcolm passed away 3rd October 1997.
The Lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from another.
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Hunter.
Erected by Samuel Hunter in memory of his wife Jane died 17th March 1914 aged 78 years also his brother David.
The above Samuel Hunter died 14th May 1923.

Notes: in 1911 Samuel and Jane Hunter resided at Ballymacward Upper.

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Hunter.
In loving memory of a devoted husband and father William died 4th May 1987 also his loving wife and our dear mother and grandmother Lucy (nee Richardson) died 26th March 2009.
Peace perfect peace.
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Irwin. David.
(flower holder)
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Jenkins.
In loving memory of Isaac died 4th Jan 1918 (?) also his mother Ruth died 19th Feb. 1927 also his sister Margaret Ann died 12th April 1958.
Underneath are the everlasting arms.
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In treasured memory of Rachel beloved wife of Elias Johnston died 2nd March 1961. Also her beloved husband and our dear father Elias died 14th February 1974.
God is our refuge and strength.
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Kennedy fondest memories of a beloved son and brother Samuel Trevor (T.K.) died 17th June 2001 aged 28 years. Forever in our thoughts.
Kennedy
(flower holder)
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Kirk.
In loving memory of my beloved husband and our dear father David Kirk who died 4th May 1959 also his brothers Joseph who died 25th April 1948, Thomas who died 25th August 1948, also Martha beloved wife of the above David Kirk who died 7th March 1969. Also their dear son Wesley who died 28th September 2002, and his beloved wife Susan who died 25th December 2005.
The Lord is my Shepherd.
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Kirk – Smith.
In loving memory of Nigel Clifford Kirk-Smith died 21st June 1950 aged 3 days. Clifford Thomas Kirk – Smith died 12th September 2007 aged ..years.
Thy will be done.
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Leckey.
In loving memory of our dear brother Robert David died 21st March 2001.
Peacefully sleeping.
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Leckey
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Leckey.
In loving memory of a dear husband and father William James died 30th March 1974 also a dear daughter and sister Netta died 8th March 1975 also our dear mother Mary died 2nd November 1977.
Forever with the Lord.
Leckey
(flower holder)
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Leckey.
In loving memory of a dearly loved wife, mother and grandmother Susanna died 11th June 2007 aged 68 years.
Peace perfect peace.
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Lee.
Treasured memories of our dear parents James died 15th Dec. 1960, Margaret died 20th April 1982.
The Lord is my Shepherd.
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Lewis.
In loving memory of our dear parents Robert died 2nd February 1969. Sarah Jane died 4th September 1996. Peacefully sleeping. Lewis (flower holder). In loving memory of Robert died 2nd February, 1969.
At rest.
(flower holder)
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Lightbody.
In loving memory of a dear husband John died 6th April 1991.
Always remembered.
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Lyons.
(flower holder)
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Macartney.
In loving memory of Thomas died 21st August 1969.
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Massey.
In loving memory of Fred died 12th October 1973 also our parents Elizabeth died 1st November 1987, Norman died 28th April 1988. Their son Robert died 14th July 1999, their daughter Irene Berry died 14th April 2004.
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McCleery
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McCleery
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McConnell.
In loving memory of Thomas McConnell, Steedstown who died 1st December 1988 also his beloved sister Louisa Kathleen McConnell who died 13th December 1999.
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In memory of Sarah beloved wife of James McConnell died 4th February 1921 aged 28 also Alexander beloved son of James and Florence McConnell died 1st June 1927 aged 4. The above named James died 27th April 1978 aged 85, his wife Florence died 1st July 1985 aged 85, his son James died 26th February 2004 aged 83.
In God’s keeping.
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McConnell.
In loving memory of a beloved husband and devoted father William John died 27th August 1971 aged 80 years also his dear wife Louisa Catherine Ann died 25th October 1980 age 91 years.

Notes: In 1911 Thomas McConnell, a widower lived in Ballymacward Lower. He resided with his sister Margaret, sons William John aged 20 years, James Francis 18 years and daughter Mary Jane aged 14 years.

The following is an extract from a newspaper cutting, source and date unknown.

McConnell – March 10, 1940 at his residence, Ballymacward, Stoneyford, Lisburn, Thomas dearly-loved husband of Elizabeth McConnell. Funeral on tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4pm to Stoneyford Churchyard. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and family.

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McConnell.
In loving memory of Frank beloved husband of Ann Jane McConnell died 27th February 1953 aged 64 years also their son Francis died in infancy and the above Ann Jane McConnell died 25th July 1968 also Samuel John McConnell dearly beloved husband of Mary and dear father of Samuel and Frank died 3rd November 1976. Mary McConnell died 17th June 1989.
The Lord is my Shepherd.

Notes: The following is an extract from a newspaper cutting, source and date unknown.

McConnell – February 27, 1953, at Royal Victoria Hospital, francis, dearly loved husband of Annie McConnell, Upper Ballymacward, Dundrod. Funeral tomorrow (Sunday) at 2.30pm to Stoneyford Burying Ground from Major’s Funeral Parlour, Shankill Road, via Five Road Ends – Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and family circle.

McConnell – The Officers and Members of Rushyhill Purple Invincibles’ L.O.L. 1940 regret the death of their esteemed Member, Br. Frank McConnell, and tender deepest sympathy to his Wife and family – J. Edens, W.M.

McConnell – The Officers and Sir Knights of Rusheyhill Crimson Arrow R.B.P 1003 regret the death of their Member, Sir Knight Frank McConnell, and tender their sincere sympathy to all relatives – J. Richardson, W.M.

Samuel John McConnell who died on 3rd November 1976 was the victim of a shooting at his home at Sycamore Road, Dundrod. He is listed as a victim in the book "Lost Lives" – the stories of the men, women and children who died as a result of the Northern Ireland troubles by David McKitterick, Seamus Kelters, Brian Feeney and Chris Thornton. Entry No 1834 refers.

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McConnell.
In memory of brother Hugh died October 1939 also father James died February 1907. McConnell loving memories of our dear parents Hugh 27 10 1939. Lily 19 7 1991.
(flower holder)
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McConnell.
Steedstown.
Till He Come.
Annie McConnell died 6th July 1963
(flower holder).
Margaret McConnell died 10th Feb. 1989
(flower holder)
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McConnell.
Treasured memories of mother Margaret Ann died 1st December 1943 also her grand-daughter Angela Campbell died 12th July 1945 and her mother Maud Campbell born 20th April 1907 died 26th September 1987.
Redeemed.
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McCourt.
Erected in loving memory of David J. McCourt died 3rd June 1931. Also his children Samuel N. Thomas E. also his grand-children Mary A. Mary E. also his wife Jane Anna died 5th February 1962, aged 93 years also their son David H. McCourt died 21st February 1981 aged 87 years and his wife Mary Evelyn (May) died 30th March 1994 aged 96 years. D. McCourt
(flower holder)

Notes: In 1911 David James McCourt and his wife Jane Anna resided in the Whitemountain area. They had been married 24 years and had a total of 12 children, 10 of whom were living: Mary Martha, Maggie, David Hall, Anne Jane, Rose Eveline, Thomas Edward, John Nathaniel, Robert James, Samuel Matthew and Florey.

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McCourt.
Erected by George McCourt in loving memory of his father John M. McCourt who died 18th July 1930 aged 79 years also his mother Hannah McCourt who died 18th March 1936 aged 79 years.
Thy will be done

Notes: in 1911 John and Hannah Maria McCourt were residing in the Whitemountain area. They had been married for 36 years and had 13 children, nine of whom were alive. 5 children were residing with them in 1911: Maria, John Matthew, Mary Charlotte, George, Hannah Jane.

John Matthew McCourt and Hannah Maria Armstrong were believed to have been married on 14th November 1873 at Ballinderry Presbyterian Church.

John Matthew McCourt was the son of George McCourt and Elizabeth Belshaw who were married at Magheragall Parish Church on 8th January 1837.

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McCourt.
In loving memory of George McCourt died 18th Nov. 1953 aged 56 years also his son David Leslie McCourt died 6th February 1940 aged 15 years.

Notes: The following is an extract from a newspaper cutting, source and date unknown.

McCourt – February 6, 1940 at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, David Leslie, youngest and dearly loved son of George and Sadie McCourt, aged 15 years. Funeral from his father’s residence, Mullaghglass, Stoneyford, Lisburn on Thursday at 2pm to Stoneyford Churchyard. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing father, mother and brother.

Pond Park Red Cross R.B.P. No 13

McCourt – the Officers and Members of the above Preceptory regret to learn of the death of the youngest son of their esteemed Sir Knight George McCourt, P.M. and tender to him, his wife and son their deepest sympathy. Sir Knights are requested to attend funeral. W.J. McClusky, W.M.

Knocknadona Temperance LOL 159

McCourt – the Officers and Members of above Lodge regret to learn of the death of the youngest son of their highly respected P.M., Br. George McCourt and tender to him their deepest sympathy. Brethren are requested to attend funeral. James Milliken, W.M., Samuel McCleery, Secy.

Derriaghy Accordion Band.

McCourt – The officers and Members of above band regret to learn of the death of their esteemed member, Leslie McCourt, and tender to his father, mother and also their esteemed member Gerald, their sincere sympathy. Members are requested to attend the funeral. Samuel McClarnon, Chairman. David Hall, Secretary.

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McCourt.
Erected by Edward McCourt in loving memory of his wife Mary McCourt who fell asleep 25th May 1910 aged 66 years. The above named Edward McCourt died 7th March 1925 aged 81 years.

I shall be satisfied when I awake with thy likeness.

Notes: In 1911 Edward McCourt was residing at the Whitemountain with granddaughter Maggie McCready aged 18 and grandson John McCready aged 14.

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McCourt.
Treasured memories of Joan a dear mother and wife died 6th May 2000 aged 77 yrs.
Safe in the arms of Jesus.
Joan McCourt
(flower holder)
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In loving memory of my dear parents John Matthew McCourt died 20th Oct 1970 Sarah McCourt died 6th July 1973.
At rest.

Notes: John Matthew McCourt was married to Sarah Brown. He was the son of John Matthew McCourt and Hannah Maria Armstrong.

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McCourt.
In loving memory of Sarah a dear mother and grandmother died 26th Nov 1982, aged 87 yrs also George beloved son and father died 11th July 2000 aged 85 years.
Precious memories.
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McDonald.
In loving memory of my dear husband Harold died 26th May 1988.
Loves last gift remembrance.
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McGuigan.
In loving memory of my dear husband and father Samuel died 25th November 1951 also Edith the beloved wife of the above called home 24th Oct. 1968. God takes the best for reason’s divine but memory clings to the end of time.
Vera Patterson ATCL. LTCL. Teacher of pianoforte theory and harmony. Norman Patterson 1923 – 2006.
McGuigan
(flower holder)

Notes: The following extracts are from newspaper cuttings, source and date unknown.

McGuigan, November 25, 1951, at City Hospital, Samuel, dearly loved husband of Edith McGuigan. Funeral from his late residence 87 Killowen Street, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2.30pm to Stoneyford Churchyard. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife and daughter Vera. The day thou gavest Lord is ended.

McGuigan – Members of the Belfast Operative Bakers’ Society are requested to attend the funeral of their esteemed brother Samuel McGuigan. James Brown, Sec.

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McKinstry.
In loving memory of a dear wife and mother Annie Elizabeth (Betty) died 27th September 1995.
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McLarnon.
In memory of Tom who died 25th December 1990.
One true friend. At rest.
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To the memory of John McLarnon died 15th Dec. 1899 aged 55 years, his wife Abigail died 12th Dec. 1921 aged 75 years. Erected by their nephew James McClean of Salisbury, S. Rhodesia, South Africa.

Notes: In 1911 Abigail McLarnon was living in the town land of Slievenacloy with her 42 year old married nephew Adam McLean.

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McLoughlin.
Cherished memories of Mary a dearly loved wife and mother died 30th July 1997 also her devoted husband and our dear father John died 6th October 1997.
Father in thy gracious keeping leave we now our loved ones sleeping.
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McMaster.
In loving memory of a devoted husband and father Robert John died 25th February 1978 also his beloved wife and our dear mother Frances Isobel died 19th November 1999.
Thy will be done.
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McMillan.
Cherished memories of a beloved husband, father and grandfather Jim died 4th February 2001. Also a devoted wife, mother and grandmother Sally died 22nd August 2005.
In heavenly love abiding.
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Noble.
In loving memory of John James died 8th July 1986 also his beloved sister Sarah Jane died 10th Feb. 2003.
At rest.
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North.
In loving memory of our dear parents Terence Patrick died 3rd February 1981. Olive died 13th June 1981.
How great thou art.
Terence Patrick North
(flower holder)
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Parker. Parker
(flower holder)

Notes: The following are from a newspaper cuttings, date and source unknown.

Parker, March 2, 1934, at County Antrim Infirmary, Lisburn, Sarah, dearly-loved daughter of Ben and Agnes Parker. Funeral from her parents’ residence, Filter Beds, Stoneyford on Sunday at 2.30pm to Stoneyford Churchyard. Friends will please accept this intimation. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing father, mother, brother and sisters.

Parker – October 14, 1947 at her residence Filter beds, Stoneyford, Lisburn, Agnes, dearly-beloved wife of Ben Parker. Funeral on tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm to Stoneyford Churchyard. House Private. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband and family.

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Pritchard
(flower holder)
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Rainey.

In loving memory of Robert died 17th March 1985.
Precious memories.
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Reid.
Cherished memories of Lendrum (Lenny) a dearly loved husband and daddy called home 24th December 2004.
Forever in our thoughts.
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Rice.

Cherished memories of a beloved husband and father Horatio passed away 14th August 1988 also his loving wife and our dear mother Dorothy Meta passed away 3rd December 2004.
Loved with everlasting love.
Horatio
(flower holder)
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Richardson.
Treasured memories of a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather William (Billy) called home 11th January 2008.
Forever in our thoughts.
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Robinson
(flower holder)
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In loving memory of James Russell 26 9 1960 his wife Rebecca 9 8 1938. Daughter Rebecca 6 8 81.
(flower holder)
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Scott.
Fondest memories of a beloved husband and father William Edward died 25th January 2001 also a devoted wife and mother Sarah Gladys Amelia died 8th April 2004.
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Scott.
In loving memory of a dear husband and father James died 7th November 1976. Also a dear wife and mother Mary died 31st August 1989.
At rest. In loving memory
(flower holder)
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Scott.
In loving memory of Isaac died 6th March 1988 aged 75 years beloved husband of Ida died 31st July 2001 aged 93 years.
Loves last gift remembrance.

Notes: Isaac Scott is believed to have been the son of John Edward Scott and Elizabeth Mairs. Isaac Scott married Ida Graham.

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Scott.
In memory of a dearly loved husband, daddy and grandad Norman died 1st April, 1988 also his loving wife and a devoted mummy granny and great granny Annie (Nan) died 28th Jan 2009.
God our trust. Scott
(flower holder)
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Sharkey.
In loving memory of a dear husband and father Stanley died 26th February 1993.
Anchored safe.
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Smith.
In loving memory of a beloved husband and father Robert died 5th October 1984 also his dear wife and our beloved mother Wilhelmina died 17th May 1987.
At rest.
Robert Smith died 5 10 84
(Flower holder)
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Smyth.
Hugh Smyth died 3rd September 1965
(flower holder).
Grandma March 1969 fondest memories

(flower holder)
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Smyth.
Stephen, dearly loved son.
Died as a result of an accident 16th August 1986 aged 29 years.
Ernest beloved husband and father died 18th November 2003 aged 86 years.

In heavenly love abiding.
Smyth
(flower holder)
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In loving memory of Lily beloved wife of Joseph Robert Snowball died 6th April 1980 aged 74 also Joseph Robson Snowball died 29th March 1983 aged 77.
He leaveth me.
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Stephensons
(flower holder)
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Stevenson.
Treasured memories of a devoted wife, mother and grandmother Eleanor died 15th July 2005 aged 64 years.
The Lord is my Shepherd.
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Virtue.
In loving memory of a beloved husband and father James who died 3rd April 1972 also his wife Agnes who died 23rd October 1995.
I am the resurrection, and I am the life.
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Walker.
In loving memory of Agnes died 14th February 1947 her beloved son Thomas Richard died 6th February 1942 also her dear daughters Eveline (Eva) Pretoria died 27th September 1980. Lizzie (Lily) died 24th November 1984. Ella died 16th May 1986.
Remembered with love.

Notes: In 1911 Richard and Agnes Walker were living in the Islandkelly townland. They had been married 26 years, with 8 out of a total of nine children still alive – William, Annie Martin, Ethel Agnes, Lizzie, Evelyn Pretoria, Ella, Margaret Dorothy and Richard Thomas.

The following extracts are from a newspaper cutting source and date unknown.

Death: Walker – February 6, 1942 (Suddenly) Thomas Richard, beloved husband of Jean Walker, 115 Ulsterville Avenue, and son of Agnes and the late Richard Walker, Ashvale, Stoneyford. Funeral from his mother’s residence today (Monday) at 2.30pm to St. John’s Churchyard, Stoneyford. Deeply regretted.

Belfast murder Victim.
Funeral of Warder. Sir D. Bates Attends.

Sir Dawson Bates, Minister of Home Affairs, and officials of the Ministry were present and warders acted as pall bearers at the funeral of Mr. Thomas Walker, the Belfast prison warder, who was murdered by gunmen while cycling to the prison on Friday afternoon.

The funeral took place from the residence of deceased’s mother, Ashvale, Stoneyford, to St. John’s Churchyard, Stoneyford.

Mr. William Wellwood, private secretary; Mr. H.C. Montgomery, M.B.E., Assistant secretary to the Ministry, and Mr. R.G. Ronaldson, M.B.E., principal officer in the Ministry, accompanied the minister.

Captain T. Stewart, Governor of the prison, was also in attendance and a detachment of warders under Mr. G.D. Crowe, chief officer, paid their last tribute to an esteemed colleague.

The service at the house and graveside were conducted by Rev. A.V. McCallin, curate – in- charge, Magheragall parish Church, assisted by Rev. T. Rogers, Magheragall Presbyterian Church.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. T.J. Hadden, castle Street, Lisburn.

Walker – February 14 1947 at her residence, Ashvale, Stoneyford, Lisburn, Agnes, widow of Richard Walker. Funeral tomorrow (Sunday), 16th inst at 2.15pm. House private. Very deeply regretted by her sorrowing family.

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Watson
(flower holder)
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Watson.
In loving memory of a dear husband and father George died 2nd December 1989 also a dear wife and mother Mary Jane (Minnie) died 24th July 1999.
Until the day break.
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Watson.
In loving memory of James died 8th August 1993, also his beloved wife Mona died 19th January 2001.
Resting where no shadows fall.
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Watson.
In loving memory of James who died 28th October 1976 also his loving wife Ellen, who died 29th April 1989.
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Wiggins.
In loving memory of Thomas David 1877 – 1952,
Martha Lydia 1888 – 1980,
John William 1860 – 1938.
Robert Alexander BSC 1958 – 1981 (Car accident).
Glory, glory dwelleth in Emmanuel’s land.

Notes: in 1911 Thomas D. Wiggins was residing as a boarder with the Greer family at Benson Street, Lisburn. He is listed as an assurance agent, born in County Monaghan.

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Woods.
In memory of a beloved mother and grandmother Sarah Elizabeth (Lily) called home 9th April 2001.
I have redeemed thee, thou art mine.
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Eleanor Young
(flower holder)

Other information relating to burials with no apparent headstone

1931

The following is an extract from the Belfast Newsletter dated 16th January 1931 and appears with permission of the Belfast Newsletter.

Smyth – January 15, 1931 at his residence, Upper Ballymacward, Rushyhill, Stoneyford, Robert, dearly-loved husband of Matilda Smyth, late of Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan. Funeral to-morrow (Saturday), at 2pm., to Stoneyford Churchyard.

1941

The following is an extract from a newspaper, source unknown.

Leckey – November 18, 1941 at his residence, Landseer, 22 Antrim Road, Lisburn., James , husband of the late Mary Leckey. Funeral from above address tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm to Stoneyford Burying ground (via Filter Beds).

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