Headstone Inscriptions, Cockhill, Fahan Lower, Co Donegal


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Notes compiled by Lindel





28089 Bty Sgt Major

W Carey

Royal Field Artillery

16 Apr 1918 Age 64

My Jesus Mercy




William Carey, aged 46 yrs, husband of Ann Carey, of Black Farm, Buncrana

See Commonwealth War Graves Commission




797251 Gunner

J Connolly

Royal Artillery

5 Nov 1946 Age 40

In Memory of

My Dear Husband James


Loving Wife and Family



James Connolly, on of James and Rosanne Connolly, husband of Annie Connolly, of Buncrana

See Commonwealth War Graves Commission




C Moore

Deck Hand RNR 3193

HMS Helgoland

9 Jun 1917 Age 28

Until the Day Dawns

His Loving Wife and Family



Charles Moore, son of John Moore; husband of Josephine Moore, of 16, Garfield St., Bootle

See Commonwealth War Graves Commission




4/24524 Private

J Murphy

Royal Inniskilling Fus

15 Jun 1917

Sacred heart of Jesus

Have Mercy on Him



John Murphy

See Commonwealth War Graves Commission




Erected in Memory of the

Officers and Men of HMS Laurentic

Lost off the Coast Jan 25 1917

Underneath Rests the Bodies of

Lieutenant Richard Morgan and

Thomas Craigs, Steward of the Laurentic

In this Plot are also Buried

Daniel Fairclough (Liverpool) and

Five Companions Killed the the Haverford Jun 1917

As Well as others who Lost their Lives

In HM Service

May Their Souls and the Souls of All

Who have Fallen in the War ? the

Mercy of God, Rest in Peace, Amen



SS Laurentic struck 2 mines off Lough Swilly 25 Jan 1917. Only 121 of the 475 on board survived - see SS Laurentic at Wikipedia



Lieutenant Richard Morgan

Thomas Craigs -

Thomas Hugh Craig, 32, Son of John and Jane Craig; husband of Lily Craig, of Bangor Arms Hotel, Killough, Co. Down


See below




Erected to the Memory of

John Boyle

Daniel Fairclough

Thomas Hamilton

William Jackson

E Leary, Trimmer

Patrick Robinson

Officers of the Crew of the SS Haverford

Who were Killed by Enemy Submarine Attack

Jun 27 1917

Faithful Unto Death




SS Haverford attacked by submarine off Ireland 26 Jun 1917, 8 lives lostAtlantic Journey ID 6939- see SS Haverford


John Boyle -

Fireman, Mercantile Marine, son of Bridget Boyle (nee Ferron), of 24 Mary St., North Dundalk, and the late James Boyle

When he enlisted, he used an alias (J Ballantine)

His final resting place was only discovered by relatives in Jan 2011 - see Inishowen News article (thanks Annie, for passing this along)

Further information on John Boyle:

John Boyle baptised 17 Oct 1894, Godparents Bernard & Mary A McAnally - see 1911 census Casey's Place, Dundalk

Daniel Fairclough -

Fireman, Mercantile Marine, 23, Son of Margaret and the late John Fairclough; husband of Margaret Fairclough, of 26, Torbock St., Liverpool. Born at Liverpool

Thomas Hamilton -

Fireman, Mercantile Marine, 27, Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Hamilton, of 133, Arlington St., Hanley Rd., Liverpool

William Jackson -

William James Jackson, Fireman, Mercantile Marine, 20, Son of Catherine Josephine Roberts (formerly Jackson), of 120, Robsart St., Liverpool, and the late Henry Jackson

E Leary -

Edward Leary, Trimmer, Mercantile Marine, 26, born at Tralee

Patrick Robinson -

Trimmer, Mercantile Marine, 18, Son of Thomas and Ann Eliza Robinson, of 24, Idris St., Athol St., Liverpool



Erected by

Hugh Barr

In Loving Memory of his Father

Daniel Barr

Died 22 Mar 1903 Aged 68 years

Also his Mother

Ellen Barr

Died 2 Jan 1905 Aged 60 Years

Also Susie Barr

Died 10 Jun 1908 Aged 22 Years

The Above Hugh Barr Died 16 Oct 1965

Also Mary McGonagle

Died 28 Feb 1988 Aged 87 Years

On Their Souls Sweet Jesus Have Mercy




In Memory of

Sarah Barr

Who Departed this Life

6th ?



In Loving Memory of

Michael Bonner

Died 15 Aug 1902 Aged 73 Years

His Wife Catherine

Died 17 Dec 1931 Aged 82 Years

Their Children

Michael Died 3 Feb 1898

Aged 24 years

Winifred Died 26 Feb 1900

Aged 11 Years

Catherine Died 12 May 1909

Aged 24 Years

Patrick Died 30 Dec 1957

Aged 86 Years



In Memory

of the






See 1901 Census Meenamullaghan




In Sweet

And Loving Remembrance

Of Our Darling Boys

John Gerard


James Leo Campbell

Also Their Father

Patrick (Papa)

Who Died 9 Mar 1951

Aged 83 Years

And Their Mother

Bridget (Mama)

Who Died 20 Nov 1957

And Their Daughter

Oonagh Campbell Wallwork

Died 15 Sep 2000

Rest In Peace





Erected By

Their Son B. In Memory of his Mother

Mary Campbell, of Slavery

Who Died 13 Mar 1868

And His Father Bernard

Who Died 9 Jul 1870

John Doherty, Slavery

Died 16 Jul 1939

His Beloved Wife

Elizabeth Cassidy Doherty

Died 29 Jun 1943

Remembered By Their Son Michael - 1979




This Monument Erected by

Frances Campbell

To the Memory of her Dear Husband

Thomas Campbell

Who Departed this Life 8 May 1813

Aged 27 Years




In Memory of

Daniel Canning

Who Died 21 Jan 1852

Aged 55 Years

And his Wife Jane

Who Died 13 Aug 1875

Aged 77 Years

And of their Children

Rose-Anne died 4 Aug 1851

Aged 11 Years

John died AD 1847 Aged 3 years

Bernard died AD 1846 aged 10 years

(small stone in front)

John Canning

Age 41




Erected by

John Cassidy

In Loving Memory of his Dear Son

William John Cassidy

Who was Shot during Riots in Glenpark St Belfast

29 Aug 1920 aged 25 years

Also his Daughter Kate Cassidy

Who Died 16 May 1919 aged 21 years

His Mother Catherine Cassidy

Who died 7 May 1918 aged 84 years

Also John Cassidy died 18 Feb 1940

His Wife Ellen died 3 Oct 1947

Their Son Patrick Hugh died 1 Dec 1955

On Whose Souls Sweet Jesus Have Mercy





Of Your Charity Pray for the Soul

of Elizabeth Crolly alias Devlin

Who Departed this Life on 17 Oct 1839

Aged 32 Years

And for the Soul of

John Devlin

Who Departed this Life on 18 Jan 1847

Aged 45 years

Also for the Soul of their Father

Jeremiah Devlin

Who Departed this Life on 10 Apr 1851

Aged 83 Years

And for the Soul of their Mother

Elizabeth Devlin alias Foster

Who Departed this Life on 17 Jul 1855

Aged 78 Years




In Memory of

Bridget, The Beloved Wife of

William Doherty, JP

Who Died 15 Feb 1911

Aged 74 Years

Also Above Names William Doherty

Who Died 6 Aug 1927, Aged 91 Years






In Memory of

Joseph Doherty

Died 5 Feb 1937

His Wife Mary Snn

Died 2 Aug 1921

Aged 48? Years

And Their






Erected by

Owen Doherty

In Memory of his Brother


Who Died Dec 1849

Aged 27

Also his Sister Rose

Died Jul 1853 Aged 25

Also His Father John

Died Jul 1865 Aged 80

Also his Mother Margaret

Died Apr 1868 Aged 78

Also his Sister Sarah

Died Nov 1889 Aged 63




Pray for the Soul of

Owen Doherty

Who Erected this Stone

Died 12 Jul 1902

Aged 65 Years




Erected by

Joseph Doherty

Kennyhill, Glasgow

In Loving Memory of

His Brother Patrick

Who Died 5 Jun 1903 Aged 41 Years

Also James Doherty

Who Died 9 Dec 1883

Bridget Doherty

Who Died 5 Apr 1883

Unity Doherty

Who Died 22 Nov 1875

On Whose Souls Sweet Jesus Have Mercy




(Plaque on much older grave)

In Loving memory of

Alfred Fraser

Died 30 Apr 1955

Aged 84 years

His Wife

Mary Ellen

Died 22 Jan 1970





In Loving Memory of

Mary Fullerton, Shandrum

Died 18 Sep 1945

Also Her Husband Patrick

Died 10 Apr 1957

Patrick Fullerton

Died 15 Aug 1993 Aged 85 Years

Columba Fullerton

Died 18 Mar 1949 Aged 1 Year





In Loving Memory of

John Grant, Died 1918

His Wife Mary, Died 1937

Their Children

Neil, Bridget & Michael

And Their Son John

Died 7 Jan 1984

Erected by their Family, Lower Illies





In Loving Memory of

Denis Kelly

Who Died 1 Nov 1878

Aged 70 Years

Also Mary Kelly

His Wife, Who Died 12 Feb 1897

Aged 80 Years

And of their Children

James Kelly

Who Died 13 Jun 184?

Aged 4 Years

Margaret Kelly

Who Died 9 Mar 1870

Aged 23 Years

Bridget Kelly

Who Died 29 Aug 1906

Aged 59 Years

Owen Kelly

Who Died 17 Sep 1913

Aged 50 Years

Bernard Kelly

Who Died 1 Feb 1914

Aged 73 Years

Mary Ann Kelly

Died 1 Jan 1916

Catherine Kelly

Wife of Owen

Died 26 Jan 1966


Erected by Cornelius Kelly




Sacred heart of Jesus

Have Mercy on the Souls of

James Lanigan

Died 28 Jan 1909

His Wife Catherine Lanigan

Died 26 Feb 1932

Their Daughter Rose Mary

Died 11 Aug 1911

Catherine Died 7 Aug 1970




Erected by

George Magee


In Memory of

His Daughter


Who Died 23 Jul 1913

Aged 15 Months

His Grand Parents

John and Mary

And their Children George and Nancy

Their Niece Catherine Magee

His Daughter Mary

Died 8 Sep 1914 Aged 8 Months





Rt Rev Dr Edward Maginn

Died 17 Jan AD 1849

Aged 49 years

Rest In Peace



Read 'A Life of the Rt Rev Edward Maginn, Coadjutor Bishop of Derry'




Of Your Charity

Pray for the Soul of

Mary Maginn

Who Departed this Life

11 Mar AD 185? Aged 100 years

Deceased was Mother of

the ? Most

Rev Doctor Maginn

Rest In Peace




P? McKenna

Erected in Loving Memory of

His Children


Died 23 Apr 1900

Age 2 Years

Rose 2 Jun 1902

Age 15 Months

Susan 1 May 1904

Age ? Months





In Loving Memory of

Henry McKinney (Fallask)

Who Died Feb 1874

And his Wife Bridget McKinney

Who Died 27 Oct 1921


Our Lady of Lourdes Pray for Them




In Loving Memory of

John McLaughlin, Cleenagh

Died 19 Dec 1949

Also His Wife Mary Ann

Died 20 Oct 1956

Their Son Patrick

Died 2 Feb 1968





In Loving Memory of

Our Dear Father

John Murphy

Died 29 Jun 1912

Aged 64 Years




Pray for the Souls of

John O'Doherty, Buncrana

Who Died 28 Oct 1913

And His Beloved Wife Sarah O'Doherty

Who Died 28? May 1901

Also Their Son Daniel O'Doherty

Who Died ?


(Sarah d aged 58, John d aged 75)




In Memory of

Patrick B O'Doherty

Who Died 7 Nov 1864

Ellen MacG O'Doherty, his Wife

Who Died 30 Sep 1879

Margaret, his Daughter

Who Died 27 Apr 1855

Patrick B, his Son

Who Died 25 Jul 1878

Bernard Patrick, his Son

Who Died 1 Sep 1886

Ellen, his Daughter

Who Died 5 Dec 1913

James Edward, his Son

Who Died 2 Jan 1932

Eternal Rest Grant Them

O Lord, And Let Perpetual Light

Shine On Them





In Loving Memory of

Baby O'Donnell


Died 3 Nov 1976





Benevole Lector

Ora Pro Anima

Hugonis O'Donnell

Chururgle Magistrlent In Hac?

(latin inscription)




(Inscription in Latin)

Rev William O'Donnell

Rev Charles and his Brother, Rev Denis O'Donnell



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