Tuesday, March 17, 2015

On this St. Patrick's Day: Monuments of St. Patrick

St. Patrick in the monument shop, Mount Jerome Cemetery, Harold's Cross, Dublin.
St. Patrick, The Prospect Cemetery at Glasnevin, Dublin.
St. Patrick, St. Colmcille's Churchyard, Swords, Dublin.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: nee Maddock & the Lt. Colonel

This stone is worth remarking upon because of a detail it includes, as well as one it does not. Although you may not often see such a detail on the headstone of a woman, this stone bears the maiden name of the deceased.  Lilian Corry died, and is interred, in Rawalpindi India*, but she is remembered here, on her husband's grave maker, along with her maiden name, Maddock. The detail which is lacking is her husband's forename. He is remembered simply as Lt. Colonel Corry.

The stone reads:
In Loving Memory 
Lilian (nee Maddock)
The beloved wife of
Lt. Colonel Corry, M.D.I.M.S.
Who died at Rawalpindi India
on the 26th April 1925.

Far hence she lies in yon lone
Indian town
and on her grave the Indian stars look down

Also of the above
Lt. Colonel Corry
Who died at Hove Sussex
on 19th September 1938
and is interred here.

Note*: Rawalpindi is now a part of modern day Pakistan.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

In the fifty-sixth year of her age: Jane Grogan, 1789

In St. Michan's Churchyard, Dublin, stands this small stone dating to May of 1789. It reads:

Memento Mori
The Stone was Erected by Pat.k
Grogan of Church Street Grocer
for him and his Policrity Here
lyeth the Body of his wife Jane
Grogan who Departed this life
the 5th day of May 1789 in the Fifty
Sixth Year of her age.
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