Selected old memorial inscriptions from Bruff


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The church

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The MASSY family vault

Bruff – Church of Ireland churchyard

FamilyInscriptionApprox- imate location
BARRODTo the memory of | Thomas BARROD of the 5th Regt of Foot | who departed December 21st 1832 | aged 25 years 
BAYLYIn | loving memory | of Bessie | the beloved wife of | Richard BAYLY J.P. | green Park | who died Feby 27th | 1891 
BAYLYIn | loving memory | of | Richard BAYLY; Esqr J.P. | of Green Park | who entered into his rest | at the dawn of day | 1st June 1901 | aged 86 years 
BENNETTSacred | to the memory | George BENNETT, Esqr | fifth son of | Samuel BENNETT, Esqr JP | of Bulgaden Hall | and Ballinstona, Co Limerick | who died at Rathaney House | on 7th September 1905 | aged 96 years | erected by his grand-nephew | T Brodie BENNETT 
BENNETTErected in loving memory | of | Rebecca | daughter of Samuel BENNETT | JP and Sarah FURNELL | his wife | by her brother | George BENNETT Esqr | Rathaney | died 2nd July 1902 aged 76 yrs |  
BENNETTTo the memory of Elizabeth | beloved relict of John | BENNETT of Bruff who | departed life 12th | of November 1776 aged | 73 years she lived after dep |  
BEVANIn loving memory | of | Frederick Van BEVAN | born 28th March 1906 Died 22nd Sept 1980 | John F Massy BEVAN | born 3rd April 1908 Died 15th March 1985 | Anthony George BEVAN | born 9th May 1815 Died 14th Feb 1940 | R. I. P. 
BEVANSacred | to the memory of my beloved wife | Arabella Maud BEVAN, | second daughter of | Daniel and Henrietta HUNT | of Garbally, Bruff; | who died may 11th 1913.| Erected by her sorrowing husband | William BEVAN, of Darragh. 
CARYBeneath this stone are laid the | mortal remains of Robert CARY Esq | sub-inspector of constabuilary in | hope of a joydul reserction | who departed this life in the 55th year | of his age on the 11th day of Decr 1851 at | Bruff where he had been stationed | for 14 years abd during which time he | gained the approbation love and | esteem of all classes he was an | affectionate husband and fond | parent and has left an afficted widow | and six children top deplore his loss | here lies also Maria his infant daughter who departed this life at Bruff Feb 8, 1844 
CAUFIELDIn memory of and as a mark | of affection for her | beloved husband John CAUFIELD of Bruff & who | departed this life April | the 9th 1819 aged 33 years | and her daughter Frances | who died the 11 November 1809 | aged 2 years | Johana CAUFIELD has caused this stone to be | placed over their remains 
COLLINSTo the memory of Mr John COLLINS | who departed this life te 22d | day of December 1822 aged 58 years | Also | Mary his beloved wife who | died the following day at the age of 38 | ??? | ??? | This tomb is erected to their memory | by their only and affectionate son | Edward COLLINS Esqr Quarter Master | 16th Regt 
COLLINSSacred heart of Jesus | have mercy on the soul of | Mary Anne COLLINS died | Dec 17th 1884 and the souls of other members of M'CORMACK family whose | remains lie here awaiting the reserection of the bosy | erected by | Mary Bridget PRENDERGAST 
CULHINErected by John | CULHIN of the Q C M | in memory of his | son Edward | who died March | 16th 1812 aged 14 | months 
GUBBINSIn affectionate | memory of | Dora GUBBINS died the 9th of February | 1895 | and Charlotte Sophia | GUBBINS | 7th of August 1896 | and | Letitia Blennerhassett | GUBBINS | Oct 21st 1961 
HARTEErected | by | Ellen HARTE | as a mark of affection | to the memory | of her late husband | John HARTE | died Decr 4th 1875 aged 80 years 
HARTSTONGEThis monument with this chappell was pull |ed down to be set up and better repaired in | memory of Sr Thomas STANDISH of Bruffe knight | deceased by Standish HARTSTONG Esqr Record | er of the city of Limerick and second justice | of the Province of Munster his grandchild by Eli | zabeth the eldest daughter of Sr Thomas who was | maryed to Francis HARTSTONG of Southreps in | county of Norffolck Esqr Which Standish their second | ly sonne first maryed Elizabeth the eldest daug | hter of Francis IERMY of Giverton in the county | of Norffolck Esqr and had issue by her eleaven | children where of three sonnes and fower daug | hters are now living Which Elizabeth dying he | maryed Anne the daughte of his grace doctor | John BRAMHAL late lord primate of all Ireland who | now is coheire to Sr Thomas BRAMHAL Baronet his | sonne who died with out issue which Stand | ish and Anne are yet living this 18th Octor 1676 | Sept: 4th 1685 Anne dying 3 yeares past the same | Sr Standish now Bart and 2d barron of the | Excheqr maryed Joanna the eldest | sister of Sr Rowland GWYN of Coventry in the county of | Radnor who now has one sonne named | Gwin 3 months old 
HUNTTo the glory of God | and in loving memory of | Alice Frederika AHERIN, | youngest daughter of the late | Daniel HUNT, Garbally, Bruff, | who was called home | 10 May 1941. | Erected by her loving nieces | Raby and Irene. 
HUNTErected | to the memory of | Daniel de Vere HUNT | of Gareally | who died October 22, 1896 | aged 85 years | by his loving wife and children | also his wife | Irene Hearte 
KEARNEYTo the memory of | James KEARNEY who depd | this life Jan 17th 1832 | aged 72 yrs 
LALLAIn commemoration of | Patricias LALLA | AD 1776 
MASSYIn | loving memory of | my dear husband | George T De MASSY | who was called home Nov 21st 1922 | the Lord is my light | and my salvation | erected by his wife and children | Also his wife | Raby Elizabeth De MASSY | who entered into rest Dec 22 1935 | sadly missed | my presence shall be with thee | and | Alice Fredrika AHERIN | who departed this life | 10 May 1941 | also | the Rev William ? H H MASSY | called home 4 June 1852 | Also Capt John Leslie CHAMPION? the | beloved husband of Irine? | died 25 ??? ??? | Irine CREIGHTON died 1979 | for ever with the lord 
M'CORMACKErected by | William M'CORMACK | in memory of his father | John M'CORMACK | who died 21st March 1880 | aged 66 years | and of his mother | Margaret M'CORMACK | who died 28th Jan 1888 | aged 68 years | also their beloved children Benjamin Thomas | Jane Margaret  
M'DONALDSacred | to the memory of | Thomas M'DONALD | who departed this life | June 1st 1866 aged 26 years 
MILLSTo the glory of God | his wisdom & all??? | by pariushioners and | friends in grateful | memory of the | Rev John B MILLS, MA | cannon of lImerick | rector of Bruff | 1875-1881 and of the | united parished of | Bruff and ?? | 1881-1911 | ??? 
MOLONEYErected | by | Bridget MOLONEY | Bruff | in memory of her | Beloved husband | Edmond MOLONEY | who died Jan 6th 1879 | aged 76 years | also five of their | children David, James | Edmond, Thomas | John MOLONEY 
OIIHThis tomb was erected by | Mrs Cathn OIIH to the memory | of her beloved husband Matihas OIIH Esq Qr Master | of R G Legion who departed this life on the 31 day of July | 1874 aged 76 years 
POWELLIn | loving memory | of | Whilhelmina | beloved wife of T. G. P. POWELL | who fell asleep in Jesus | Oct 27th 1888 
ROGERSAffectionate remembrance | of | Thomas ROGERS of many years head constable at Bruff who entered into | rest on the 24th day of Feby 1895 | aged 69 years and 6 months | also his son George | died 28 Jan 1873 aged 14 years | and 9 months | and also his daughter | Elizabeth | blessed ... 
SUTHERLANDThis tomb is erected by the | officers of the 69th regt as | a mark of their esteem & regard | for the memory of Ensign | Alexander SUTHERLAND | late of their corps | who was killed by a fall from | his horse on the 29th of May 1831 | aged 22 years 
SWYNYErected by | Robt H SWYNY Ap- | thecary Bruff in | memory of his be- | loved child Christo- | pher Townsend | SWYNY who died | Dec 22 1858 aged | 15 months  
SWYNYErected in memory | of Anne SWYNY | infant Child of | Mr R H SWYNY | Bruff apothecary | who died | Decr 23, 1830 aged | 11 months 
TRACYthis stone was erected by | Js TRACY to the memory | of his beloved father Jas | TRACY of Bruff who depd | this life October 9th 1828 | aged 68 years also to the | memory of his beloved | wife Marion TRACY alias | CASEY who deptd | life May 30th 1836 aged 36 
unknownGiven o ?? QC?? | memory of | son Edward | who died March | 16 1812 aged 14 
unknownIn | loving memory | of my dear wife Mary | called home April 1887 | also darling Harry | our beloved child | who fell asleep in Jesus | 2nd Sept 1837 
WILLIAMSONTo the memory of | John James WILLIAMSON | British South African Police | who died of malarial fever | at Buluwayo, South Africa | 26th January, 1897 | to the sorrow of his mother | and his brothers, | aged 29 years | Served in the first Matabele war 1894; | in Jameson's Ride and | battle of Krugersdorp; | and in the second Matabele war 1896. | Present at 17 engagements. | "I am distressed for thee my brother" | II Samuel I 26. 
WILLIAMSONSacred to the memory of | William WILLIAMSON | who died 13th November 1880 aged 11 years and 4 months 
WILLIAMSONIn memoriam | John WILLIAMSON | for many years manager of the | Munster Bank Bruff | who died 10th March 1888 | aged 48 years | erected by the general members | of the Bank staff to record | their esteem for his worth | and regret at his early death 

Bruff – Newtown graveyard

FamilyInscriptionApprox- imate location
KENNEDYErected by | Thomas P KENNEDY Newtown C/T | USA | to the memory of his mother Johnana O'Brien KENNEDY | who died April 18 1885 | aged 46 years 
M'GUINNESErected | by | John M'GUINNES | in memory of his beloved wife | Ann M'GUINNESS | who died Feby 28th 1879 aged | 78 years 
NUNANErected by | John NUNAN | of Bruff in | memory of his beloved | son | Denis NUNAN | who died Sept 28 | 1870 aged 30 years 
O'DONOHOEerected by Margaret O' DONOHOE | in memory of her beloved | hesband John O'DONOHOE | who departed this life on 15th | day of November 1858 | aged 63 years 
TOOMEYErected by the Rev David | TOOMEY in memory of his | father David TOOMEY | who departed this transitory | life January the 10th 1835 aged | 55 years 

Bruff – Tullabracky church yard

FamilyInscriptionApprox- imate location
ANDREWSErected | by | Patrick ANDREWS Bruff | in memory of his beloved fathe Pat | rick ANDREWS who depd | March 3 1819 aged 68 years | also his beloved brother Thomas ANDREWS who | depd 
BARRYErected by Thomas | BARRY of Ballybricken | in memory of his son | Denis BARRY who depd this life September 8 | 1828 aged 18 yrs 
BEVANHenry BEVAN | Esqr made this vault in the year 1817 
BOURKEThis tomb stone was | erected by Edmund | BOURKE of Bruff in me | mory of his father Mr Tho | mas BOURKE who depd | life November 12th 1761 | aged 54 years Also | of his beloved wife Chris | tian BOURKE who died | October 18th 1790 aged | 35 years by whom he | has issue William &, Chris | tain now living | Requiescant in pace | Amen 
CARROLLErected | by | John Richard CARROLL of | Bruff in memory of his | beloved father Richard | CARROLL who departed life | the 4th of June 1849 aged 60 years 
COLLINSHere lyeth the body | of Mary COLLINS | who departed life | January 7th 1793 aged 24 years | may she rest in peace 
DUHIGSacred to the memory of | John DUHIG of Bruff late of | Dromin who departed life | on the 4 day of January 1865 | aged 76 years 
FITZGERALDHere lieth the body | of Margaret FITZ | GERALD alias COLLINS | who departed life | February 1st 1803 aged 19 yrs 
HARTIGANThis testomony of sorrow | was erected by | John HARTIGAN | of Ballanasaty | in memory of his beloved wife | Jane HARTIGAN | alias WEEKS | who departed life December 25, 1831 | aged 47 years 
HAYESErected | by Catherine | HAYES alais MAHER in | mey of her beloved husband John HAYES | of Ballylondance who depd life May 1st 1835 | aged 49 years 
HAYESErected by | John HAYES of Ardanreagh | in memory of his beloved | mother Mary HAYES alais | QUINLAN who departed life | June 10th 1800 aged 96 years | also his beloved father | John HAYES who departed | life ...y 5th 1808 aged |  
HOGANHere lies the body | of John HOGAN | who died July 22 | 1796 aged 76 yrs 
HOUREGANThis is erected by John HO | UREGAN in memory of his | sons Patrick who died | Janry 1784 aged 20 years | William deceased May the first 1785 aged 19 years 
KEANThis tomb was erectd | by Miss Faith KEAN in | memory of her brother | Robert KEAN Esqr late | of Tullabracca who | departd life 13th Decr | 1793 agd 64 yrs also her | brother Daniel KEAN late of Lim[eric]k who depd life | Octr 7th 1792 aged 52 yrs & | her nephew Robert | KEAN who depd life Febry | 16 1802 agd 17 yrs may the Lord have mercy | on their souls Amen 
KENNEDYHere lyeth the | body of Mary KENNEDY | who departed this | life June the 20th 1753 | aged 59 
KERBYHere lieth the remains | of Daniel KERBY of | Cammass who depd life | July 29th 1833 aged 64 yrs | also his wife Anne KERBY alias O'DONNELL of old | Clairna depd Jany | 22d 1823 aged 78 
MULCAHYErected by John and Timothy | MULCAHY in memory of their | mother Margaret MULCAHY alias | O'DONNELL of Tullabracky who | depd life Sept 28th 1840 aged 76 yrs 
MULQUINErd ny John MULQUIN | in memory of his | Wife Margaret MULQUIN | alias GUAIE depd | life April 18 1820 | aged 52 years also | her two childred depd life | | may they rest in peace 
NEALEErected by James | NEALE in memory of his daughter Margaret NEALE alais QUINN depd life December the 23d 1820 aged 16 years 
O'DONNELLThis stone was erected by | Mrs O'DONNELL of Ballincallo | to the memory of her beloved | husband Edmond O'DONNELL | who departed this life 12th | day of May 1838 aged 55 years 
PURCELErected by Patrick | PURCEL in memory of | his father William | PURCEL who died | August the 1st 1795 aged 48 years 
QUILTYErectted by Pat QUILTY | in my of his father Daniel | QUILTY who depd life | june 22nd 1771 aged 55 yrs 
REGANErected by Mary REGAN | in memory of her beloved husband Martin REGAN who depd life December | 6th 1822 aged 56 yrs 
SHEAHANErected by John SHEAHAN | in memory of his beloved | father Michael SHEAHAN | who died April 11th 1839 aged 75 yrs | also his brother Daniel SHEAHAN | who died September 10 | 1857 aged 45 years 
SPILLANEErected by Daniel James & Jermia SPILLANE Killballyowen | in memory of their beloved mother | Catherine SPILLANE alias | DUHIG who depd this life January 12, 1827 aged 52 yrs | also their father Michael SPILLANE | who depd this life January | 11, 1834 aged 65 and also their | grand daughter | Catherine SPILLANE who departed this life June the 6th | 1841 aged 9 yrs 
SPILLANEthis stone was erectd | by James SPILLANE in | memory of his wife | Mary Robt KEANE who | departd life July 2d 1801 | aged 35 yrs 
WEEKSErected by George WEEKS | in memory of his mother Mary ONELY | depd life AD 1813 | also his son John | WEEKS depd 

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