Headstone Inscriptions, Stranorlar Parish Church, Co Donegal

Church of Ireland

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This is not a complete survey of the headstones





Sacred to the Memory of

Matty Browne

Wife of Andrew Millar

Who died 26 Nov 1883

Aged 74 years


Andrew Millar

Died 6 May 1892

Aged 76 years

And their Daughter

Rebecca Frances

Died 11 Sep 1926

Aged 72 years



In Memory of

Samuel Browne, of Stranorlar

Who died 14 Jun 1847 aged 82 years

And of

Frances Luke, His Wife

Who died 14 Sep 1863 aged 79 years

Also two of their Children

Mary, who died 16 Feb 1831

Aged 9 years


Margaret, who died 29 Apr 1831

Aged 16 years



In Memory of

Isaac Butt

Born 6 Sep 1813

Died 5 May 1879


Politician, Barrister, Journalist, Philospher and Patriot

Born in Kilteevogue Church of Ireland Rectory, Glenfin

Son of the Reverend Robert Butt who later moved to become

Rector of Stranorlar Parish, where Isaac spent his childhood

He was a noted orator who spoke fervently for

Justice, tolerance, compassion and freedom

He always defended the poor and oppressed

He was the founder of the Irish Home Rule Party and was

later succeeded as Leader by Charles Stewart Parnell

Died 5 May 1879 - Buried here at his express wish five days later


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In Loving Memory of

William J Elliott

Who died 18 Sep 1914

Aged 52 years

Also his Daughter Lily

Who died 2 Dec 1933

Aged 35 years

Sydney AB Elliott

Who died 30 Nov 1947

Aged 5 years 4 months

And his Wife Mary

Who died 27 Mar 1959

Aged 91 years


Died 20 Mar 1966

Aged 69 years


Died 14 Aug 1998

Aged 102 years



The family can be found in Curraghmongan in 1901



In Memory of
Rebecca Ann and Francis Jane
The infant Twin Children of
Robert and Rebecca Anne Ewing
Died 26 Feb 1871
Also Richard Henry their son
Who died 19 January 1881
Aged twelve years
Rebecca Anne Barr
Beloved Wife of Robert Ewing
Died 13 Feb 1889
Aged 52 years
Robert Ewing
Died 27 Mar 1889
Aged 62 years
Also Elizabeth Ewing
Died 24 Jan 1933
Aged 75 years
(at the bottom there is an inscription in Greek from 1.Cor.15.35 or .55?)



Inscription submitted by John

Robert Ewing, son of Thomas, married Rebecca Anne Barr, 20, dau of William, 17 Oct 1856

Elizabeth sister of Thomas John, below

Also see 1901 census Stranorlar




In Loving Memory of

Thomas John Ewing

of Fairfield

Who died 17 Feb 1943

Also his Wife Jane Amelia Susanna

Who died 17 Feb 1953

And their only Daughter Doreen

Who died in a road accident near Clougher Co Tyrone

26 Aug 1964

The Lord is my Shepherd



See 1901 census Stranorlar &

 1911 census Main Street, Stranorlar



To the Memory of

James Alexander Ledlie

of Stranorlar

For 29 years

Secretary and General Manager

of the

Finn Valley (Now Donegal) Railway

Born 29 Sep 1822

Died 27 Jan 1897






In Loving Memory of

James Snodgrass, ? MD

Died 31 Mar 1924

Aged ? years

Erected by his Daughters

Sarah Smyth

Lillian Matthews






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