Useful information from gravestones

I have some Irish ancestors and have largely ignored them as Irish records confuse me. However, I was having a look at a document yesterday and found a name I hadn’t added into my family tree.

I had a google of her name and came across the following record from a database of headstones at Faithlegg Cemetery, Cheekpoint, Co. Waterford. The names and location seem to match so I am going to assume it relates to my family. I hardly ever find burial or cemetery records so I was very pleased to find it was legible and had been transcribed after so many years.

No 73
Sacred | To The Memory of | MARY CATHERINE | wife of Commander | M. YOUNG RN. | who departed this life | the 31st of July 1836. | at Dunmore East aged 42. | and her mother | MARY JOSEPH WERTZ | Wife of Lieut. Colonel | McDERMOTT | of the 3rd Irish Brigade who | departed this life | 18th April | 1850 aged 75 | also MATHEW HANDOCK | 3rd son of Commander M. YOUNG RN. | who departed this life the | 8th October 1854 aged 31. | “May They Rest in Peace. Amen”.

It must have been a large plot to accommodate 3 people. Wonder why she wasn’t buried with her husband? Wonder why their son had a different surname or is it an unusual middle name?

2 responses to “Useful information from gravestones

  1. Could Commander M Young have dies at sea, or abroad?

  2. Pingback: Pension request for Commander Matthew Young | Kearney and Young Family History

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