Monday, 30 August 2010

St Brigid's Churchyard, Kilbride near Arkow

.... or "not everything was transcribed by Cantwell."

Brian Cantwell's transcription work is a real boon to all of us trying to find Irish ancestors
in Wexford and Wicklow, but he would have been the first to admit that he had not transcribed everything in these counties. In fact he had transcribed about half of all of the graveyards in Wexford and about a third of those in Wicklow - a magnificent effort.

So for this next entry, and the additional parish register information, we are very grateful to Mrs Peggy Leonard who shared this information with us. St. Brigids churchyard, Kilbride was one of those not transcribed by Cantwell. St Brigids is a Church of Ireland church about 4km north of Arklow on the other side of the N11 main road.

Erected by his sorrowing wife
In Loving Memory of
Charles Jas. Fitzhenry
Mineview, Avoca
Died 15 May 1891 aged 38 yrs.
Also his twin children
Who died young
Charlotte Elizabeth, his widow
Died 8 July 1898 aged 43 yrs.

Transcriber's note: Charles' death record:
Charles Fitzhenry - Ferrybank - Gentleman - Prot - 38 - Married - 15 May 1891.
Charlottes death record differs from stone:
Charlotte Fitzhenry - Mine View, Avoca - Lady - Prot - Widow - 31 August 1898.
Twins death records:
Hariet Fitzhenry - Ballycoolean - Child of Charles - Prot - Infant - 2wks. - 20 September 1885
William Fitzhenry - Ballycoolean - Child of Charles - Prot - Infant -12 days - 18 September 1885.

Undoubtably these are related to the other Fitzhenrys of Arklow.

Tomorrow - John Joseph FitzHenry of Mine View Avoca signs up for the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the Great War.

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