The Old Cemetery, Balymaguigan, Northern Ireland
We were travelling around the Ballymaguigan area of Northern Ireland looking for information about my grandfather who was born in the area of Derrygarve Road near Ballymaguigan.
According to the member’s card above that I found among my mother’s box of keepsakes, my grandmother, who was born in Scotland, somehow ended up in Castledawson where I must assume she met my grandfather. Other than that assumption, past history becomes a bit sketchy. Didn’t find anything new or outstanding about my grandparents during our visit but did visit quite a few churchyards and photograph quite a few tombstones.
One interesting graveyard was identified simply as the Old Cemetery but was interesting from a genealogical point of view for a few Canadian families who have contacted me since my return to Canada. This blog entry simply provides a series of images of many of the tombstones found in that graveyard when I was there August 8, 2007. Where the inscriptions can be read, I have included the names as tags hoping that they might be of some value as searchable entries. No attempt has been made to sort the tombstones in any particular fashion.
Gate to the Old Cemetery
James Pickering, Mary Anne Pickering
David James Walker, William Walker
George Lennox, Mary Jane Lennox, Robert Earnest Lennox, Annie E. Lennox, Winnie Lennox, Alexander Lennox, George Alexander Lennox
John Lennox, Matilda Lennox
Elizabeth Lennox, Andrew Lennox
John Wood, Marchand
James Woods, Nancy Woods, Robert Woods, Ann Woods
James Hudson, John Hudson, Martha Hudson
Henry Hudson, James Hudson, Margaret Hudson, Henry J. Hudson, Minnie Hudson, Samuel Hudson, Harry Hudson, Gretta Hudson,
Robert Hudson, James Hudson, Margaret Hudson, Rachel Hudson, Robert Hudson, Eliza Hudson
William Derby Jr., Rachel Derby
Jared Derby, Lisnamorron, Johnathan Simpson, Andrew Lennox, William James, Sarah Derby,
Sarah Derby, Thomas Derby, John Derby
Elizabeth Derby, William John Derby,
Garrett Derby, Elizabeth Derby,
John and Jan P.
Sarah Mc Cleery
Hugh McCleery, Ann McCleery
John Ferguson, Annie Finnigan,