TOWER GRAVEYARD INSCRIPTIONS
Ray Hawkins, wishes to stress that this particular set of records
are to be treated as a guide only, "... as I expect it to contain lots of errors; based upon those which I found, when I compared the entries with my own personal gleanings in the churchyard many years ago. Nevertheless, it may provide just the breakthrough for someone, that we all keeping hoping for, for ourselves.
"Generally, I did NOT change surname spellings which seemed wrong or inconsistent, such as CAMPBL (presumably for CAMPBELL) or one entry for McQUIRE which contained a reference to McGUIRE.
Nor did I alter townland name spellings; which as you would know, are often spelled quite inconsistently."
There are over 350 deaths and burials recorded in Irvinestown with
surnames. The records include cemetery inscriptions and other
Irvinestown deaths from contributors. The unique names are:
Allen, Anderson, Armstrong,
Bacom, Beacom, Bleakley, Bleakly, Brady or Bray, Brown, Campbl,
Cheney, Chittick, Clarke, Coade, Connolly, Corr, Cowan, Crowe,
Crozier, Cullen, Douglas, Duff ?, Duncan, Dundass, Elliott,
Fields, Fleming, Forsythe, Gardiner, Gipson, Glenn, Graham,
Grummer, Guy, Hall, Haran, Harrintown, Heatherington,
Heathington, Henderson, Hetherington, Hetheringtown, Homes,
Humphries, Humphrys, Hunter, Hurst, Ingram, Irvine, Irwin,
Johnston, Johnstone, Jolly, Jones, Kenedy?, Kerr, Keys, Knox,
Lavans, Lindsay, Little, Lyon, Maguire, Martin, Maxwell,
Mcaliveain, McElroy, McGregor, McGuire, McGuire or McQuire,
McKeon, Meer?, Moffitt, Montgomery, Moore, Morris, Morrow,
O'Flanagan, Palmer, Patterson, Ramsay, Ramsey, Ramsy, Reid,
Rinchey, Robinson, Ryan, Smith, Somerville, Steele, Swanston,
Sweeney, Ternan, Thompson, Trotter, Vance, Walker, Wilson, Woods
If one of the surnames above is
the one you're looking for you can now go to the Deaths
& Burials Search and type your chosen surname in the
Surname box and enter "Irvinestown
" in the Place box.
The results will show you all deaths and burials with that surname in
If you would like to view Ray's
contribution in more detail, he is happy for you to download the
complete file. It is provided here in a variety of formats
presented as a zip file. Click on the link for the version you
You will need the unzip program
to open any of these 4 files. If you have not used an unzip
program before, click HERE
Click the file type you wish to
download. You will see a dialog box asking you to confirm you wish
to download the file. Click the Save button, choose the folder
where you wish your file to be saved to, then click OK.
You can then go to Windows
Explorer, browse to the folder where you saved the file, then
You will notice when you browse
the file that the information appears in a slightly different
format to the records you have viewed in the website database.
Whilst all the information was included in the database, the
information was ordered slightly differently to fit the database