Tobermore Presbyterian Church Old Graveyard

Tobermore Presbyterian Church - Copy

Tobermore Presbyterian Church is located on the main street of the village of Tobermore which is located about 3 miles South West of the town of Maghera. The church is located on the left hand side of the street, just before the road rises up the hill on the road to Draperstown. The current Presbyterian church was built in 1728. The Ordnance Survey memoires of 1836 describe the church as being “..a plain white building with a slated roof and is 69 feet by 25 feet inside”. The memoires also say that at that time, there were 21 rectangular windows and that the aisle was made of earth and the roof not ceiled! Today, it has a nice interior with a small seated gallery. In 1825 the building was nearly fully reroofed and had 2 butresses built at the back of the building to support it. In 1831 the Drapers company (one of the original London companies ‘charged’ with the settlement of Ulster in 1609) paid £50 to repair all the seats of the church. The graveyard surrounding the church is the old graveyard. The new Presbyterian graveyard is located at the top of the hill at the South Western end of the village beside Kilcronaghan Church of Ireland.

Thomas Kenning
Died February 11th 1836
Aged 21 years
Elizabeth Kenning
(Mother to the above)
Died November the 6th 1836
Aged 61 years
Also her Husband
David Kenning
Who died March the 12th 1850
Aged 80 years
Margaret, Daughter of his Son James
Died January 1st 1861
Age 7 months
Also his Son James
Died April 24th 1888
Aged 77 Years.
Wife Margaret Jane Kenning
Died 21st October 1907.
Son James, died 31st December 1941
Wife Jane, died 17th October 1936
And their Sons,
John Caldwell, died 2nd June 1894
Robert Alexander, died 5th February 1900.
“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord” Rev.XIV.13

Erected by John Clarke
In loving memory of his Daughter
Who died 17th November 1895.
And his Wife Rebecca,
Who died 12th December 1895.
Also the above named
John Clarke
Who died 19th July 1928.

In memory of
Wife of the late Robert
Kenneth, and Daughter of the
Late James Christie,
Who died 28th Jan 1861, Aged 46 years
And her Sister Anna Christie
Who died 15th April 1901 Aged 85? Years
Also Mary A. Collins,
Who died 8th? September 1917.
the surface of this grave has started to deteriorate

In Loving memory of
Samuel McElree
Also George Clarke, died 6th March 1908
His Wife Maria died 16th Feb 1919
And their Son John died 6th July 1947
Erected by Robert Clarke

Erected by
The children of the late
John Wilkinson
Of Belfast
In affectionate Remembrance
Of their Uncle
William Wilkinson
Who died at Moneyshanere
On the 6th of August 1890.
Aged 85 years.
And is here interred
Also of their Aunt
Sarah Wilkinson,
Who died at Moneyshanere,
On the 14th December 1892
Aged 74 years.
Richard Wilkinson
Born 7th June 1846
Went home 17th April 1899
Annie Wilkinson
Wife of Richard Wilkinson
Died 5th July 1946.

Erected by
James Esler
In loving memory of
His Mother Ann Clarke,
Died 25th Feb. 1945.
And his Father
John Esler
Died 5th March 1895.
His Brothers
David, died 22nd Jan. 1913
Henry, died 9th Sep. 1946.

Erected by Samuel Reid
In loving memory of his Son
Who died 26th November 1918 Aged 23 years
Also the above
Samuel Reid
Who died 21st January 1956 aged 85 years
His Wife
Emily nee Currie
Who died 11th April 1964 aged 89 years

Erected by Mary Jane Paul,
In loving memory of
Her Daughter, Mary S. Paul,
Who died 12th August 1906,
Also her Son, John L. Paul,
Who died 3rd December 1908,
And her Daughter Maggie Paul
Who died 7th November 1923.

In loving memory of
My dear Husband
John Currie
Who died 15th Jany. 1951, aged 71 years,
Also his dear Wife Rebecca Edwards,
Who died 14th Oct. 1966 aged 89 years
“Worthy of everlasting remembrance”

The family burying ground of
Henry Ellison
And of his Son
James Ellison

Erected by
Samuel McGowan,
In loving memory of
His Father
Samuel McGowan
Died 29th July 1877,
Aged 71 years.
Also his Mother
Margaret K. McGowan
Died 31st January 1911,
Aged 75 years.
Also his brothers
William J. McGowan,
Died 2nd April 1871,
Aged 8 months.
William S. McGowan
Died 1st February 1873
Aged 6 months.
And his Aunt
Jane McGowan,
Died 13th July 1884, aged 72 years
Samuel McGowan
Died 12th Nov. 1939,
Aged 77 years.
Lila McGowan,
Died 14th Nov. 1963.
And her Son
Samuel A.
Died 25th Sep. 1981
Aged 78 years.

In loving Memory of
John Diamond
Who died 8th June 1926
Also Mary Jane Diamond,
Who died 26th November 1875.
Also Marianne Diamond
Who died 25th October 1936.
Also Wm Robert Diamond,
Who died 16th November 1958.

In loving memory of
James Henderson, J.P.
Died 6th January 1935
Also my dear Wife Elizabeth
Died 21st November 1963
The under-named John Henderson
Died 29th September 1965
Erected by John Henderson, Killynumber.

Erected by
Eliza J. Hanna
In memory of her
Beloved Husband
Alexander Hanna
Of Moneyshanere,
Who died 13th June 1906,
Aged 69 years.
Also their Children
James F. Hanna,
Died 15th Sep 1888,
Aged 17 years
Samuel Hanna,
Died 17th Dec. 1888,
Aged 21 years.
Isabella Kennedy,
Died 22nd Dec 1922,
Aged 49 years.
The above named Eliza J. Hanna’
Died 12th Dec. 1916.
Also Thomas Kennedy,
Died 22nd Feb. 1938,
Aged 70 years.

In memory of James Neely
Who departed this life 12th June 1885
Aged 80 years.
Also his Wife Nancy Neely,
Who died 11th April 1904,
Aged 95 years.

The family burying ground
Of the late
Jackson Clark
Died 24th Sept 1928
“His end was peace”

In Sacred Memory of (Sacred to the Memory)
Margaret Corriston
Who departed this life [January]26 1835
Aged 42 [years]
John Corriston
Her Husband
Who died [ ] December
30th 1840
Aged 65?
This headstone was carved in sandstone but is deteriorating because chunks
of the surface are flaking off like an onion peel. I’m not sure how much longer ANY
inscription will survive!

James Wisenor
In memory of his Parents
Martha Wisenor who
Departed this life 12th
March 1842 Aged 62 years
Andrew Wisenor who
Departed this life 12th
July 1844 Aged 66 years

In loving memory of
Robert George Henderson
Died 20th March 1920
And his Wife Ellen S. Henderson
Died 29th June 1961
Also her brother James May
Died 12th April 1963
And their daughter
Kathleen A. Hanna, died 19th March, 1979
Jeannie I. Dennis B.A. died 6th Feb 1995

The burying place of
Samuel Hanna and
Family of Moyheeland

Sacred to the memory of the
Revd William Brown
Who departed this life on the 19th of
April 1860 in the 70th year of his age
and the 50th year of his ministry.
his infant daughter Isabella who
died on the 26th of August 1816 aged
12 weeks
His wife Mary E. Brown alias Douglas
Who departed this life on the 9th of
January 1864 Aged 72 years

In loving memory of
Robert Paul, died 3rd April 1956
And his Wife
Isabella, died 27th February 1965
Also his brother
David, died 28th February 1959.

In loving memory of
James McGowan
Born January 4th 1802
Died January 3th 1868
Also his wife
Mary Edwards McGowan
Born February 14th 1795
Died October 8th 1863
Eliza Wilkinson
Dau[ghter of the above]
stone broken here so letters almost gone
Died July 7th 1861
Aged 40 Years
this stone is broken in three pieces, has moss in all the best places and if
that wasn’t enough, is behind rails!!

In memory of
John Paul
Who died 17th June 1871
Aged 71 Years
And his Wife Sarah
Who died 14th October 1881
Aged 67 years
Also his Son David
Who died 12th April 1925
Aged 75 years
And Fanny
Wife of His Son David
Who died 27th April 1925
Aged 66 years
Martha Jane Paul
Who died 29th June 1929
Abraham Paul
Who died 25th Feb. 1932.

To the memory of
Andrew Johnston
Who departed this life 5th February 1862
Aged 82 years
His Son
Departed this life 8th February 1862
Aged 42 years
And his Son
Who departed this life 13th April 1865
Aged 42 years.

Erected by
Thomas J. Anderson
In loving memory
Of his father,
Samuel Anderson
Who died 16th February 1898
Aged 82 years.
Also his mother
Mary Hill Anderson,
Who died 18th March 1906,
Aged 80 years,
Also his sister,
Mary B. Anderson,
Who died 16th July 1883,
Aged 22 years,
Also his sister
Elizabeth Anderson
Who died 14th October 1919
Aged 59 years;

In affectionate Remembrance
James Anderson
Who died (at Falgortreavy) 11th April 1889
Aged 72 years
James, died 17th January 1892
Aged 11 years
Samuel, died 27th January 1892
Aged 7 years
Mary, died 5th September 1900
Aged 76 years
Isabella Fleming, died 26th July 1902
Aged 49 years.
Thomas, died 20th May 1911
Aged 64 years.
Margaret, died 11th Aug. 1947
Aged 71 years.

“We know that when the soul unclothed
Shall from the body fly
T’will animate a purer flame
With life that cannot die.”

In loving memory of
Sarah J Waters
died 19th November 1940
Willie Waters aged 7 years
Maud White
died 26th January 1973

The burying ground of George Neely.
“Neither can they die anymore.”

Erected by the family of
Hugh Starrs, Calmore
in loving memory of their Mother
Sarah Margaret Starrs
who died 2nd March 1890, aged 47 years
Also their Father
Hugh Starrs,
Who died 16th April 1922, Aged 86 years

In loving memory of
Samuel Johnston
dearly loved Husband of Annie Johnston
called home 20th October 1941
Aged 75 years.
Also his wife Annie Johnston,
died 30th October 1945.
Aged 83 years.
“Perfect in Christ Jesus” Col.1.28

In loving memory of
Robert Lyle
Died 29th May 1899, Aged 99 years
And his wife Eliza
Died 26th June 1878, Aged 44 years,
Also their daughters
Died 24th May 1878, Aged 19 years
Died 27th March 1884, Aged 22 years
And their son, William,
Died 10th March 1924, Aged 52 years
Also his wife Mary Lyle,
Died 8th Oct, 1940 Aged 60 years.
Erected by their daughter Sarah Kenning

Erected by
Jane Lyle
In memory of her beloved husband
James Lyle
Died 18th Sept. 1884, Aged 88 years

James Moore
departed this life
Sept. 15, 1881
Aged 78 years
also his Wife
Died May 17, 1868
Aged 76 years
“Our father and mother, gone but not forgotten.”

In loving memory of
George McGuigan
died 27th January 1914
Aged 75 years
Also his beloved Wife
Mary Ann
died 31st July 1923
Aged 84 Years

Erected by
Nancy Moore
in memory of her Daughter
Also the above named
Nancy Moore
died 14th April 1894, Aged 69 years

In loving memory of
Frederick Dickson,
Died 25th March 1910, Aged 73 years.
And his Wife Mary Jane,
Died 1st September 1925, Aged 71 Years.
Erected by their Family

In memory
Samuel Winton
died 9th January 1934 Aged 3 Years
Maggie Winton (Meg)
died 29th January 1941 Aged 70 years
Mary Elizabeth Moreland (nee Winton)
died 10th November 1949 Aged 31 years
Mary Ann Winton
died 13th April 1962 Aged 64 years
beloved wife of
Matthew Winton
died 29th October 1962 Aged 66 years
“At Rest”


Erected by
T.J. McKee, Tobermore,
In memory of his Father and Mother
Robert and Matilda,
Also his Brother and Sister
Samuel and Margaret

In memory of James Henderson
who departed this life
2nd November 1881, Aged 71 years
Also his beloved Wife
Elizabeth Ann
who departed this life
3rd April 1862, Aged 49 years
Also their Son
George Henderson,
died 30th July 1900, Aged 60 years
William Henderson,
Died 15th February 1917, Aged 81 years.
Elizabeth J. Henderson
died 29th March 1912, Aged 40 years
Margaret Ann Henderson
died 6th Dec. 1954 Aged 71 years.
Thomas Henderson
died 23rd Jan. 1969 Aged 79 years.

Erected by
John Porter
In loving memory of
His dear Father and Mother
Alexander Porter
Died 23rd April 1905 Aged 90 years
Mary Porter
Died 25th October 1887 Aged 60 years
“Until the day break and the shadows flee away”

In loving memory
of our dear Parents
Died March 1 1926
Robert Died Feb. 2 1949
Their family
Cora Irene
Died March 11 1948
Robert James
Died March 8 1909
John Died March 12 1916
“At Rest”

In memory of
Elizabeth died 18th October 1898
Her Mother Alicia died 7th September 1909
Her Father Robert died 28th October 1934
Her brother Thomas
born 22nd January 1878 died 2nd December 1970
Susan Wife of Thomas
Born 7th August 1892 died 9th May 1975

Patrick Kearns to the memory of
His beloved father William Kearns
Who departed this life 10th April
1848 Aged 47 years.
Also the above Pat Kearns son Alex
Who died Aug 24th 1865
Aged 11 Months

Extremely old stone that has totally deteriorated
this is definitely a case of ‘Known only unto God”!!

The family burying ground of
Thomas Moore

John Cousley of Moneyshanere
In memory of his Beloved wife
Margaret Cousley
Who departed this life
17th November 1878
And their daughter Annabella Henry
Who departed this life 3rd March
1861 Aged 23 years.
Also the above John Cousley
1st May 1880 Aged 85 years
And their son James Cousley
25th Dec. 1896 Aged 60 years
And their grandson James Shiels
16th Jan. 1900 Aged 19 years

In loving Memory of
Matthew Anderson
of Fallagloon
Who died Jan. 17th 1875
Aged 57 years.
And of his beloved wife
Margaret Shields
Who died Jan 17th 1908
Aged 88 years.
Also their son John,
Who died Jan 1st 1916
Aged 60 years
And his wife
Isabella Anderson
Who died 17th Jan 1946,
Aged 74 years.
Their son John,
Who died 20th May 1974,
Aged 73 years.
Their daughter Margaret,
Who died May 16th 1976,
Aged 79 years.
In loving memory of their daughter
Died Sep. 25 1985
Aged 80 years
Also their son
Died 11th August 1986
Aged 76 years.

Erected by
Thomas Black
To the memory of his wife
Sarah Black,
Who departed this life 6th Sep.
1874 Aged 78 years.
Stone broken at this point

To the Memory of
Joseph Steele
Who departed this life
25th October 1850
Aged 29 Years
Of Mrs I Steele relict of the late
Dr. Steele Surgeon in British Army
Who died 3rd March 1876
Aged 78 Years
old worn flat stone..very hard to read

Erected by
Thomas Gallagher
In memory of his Mothr Jean
Who depd this life 3rd Augt 1842
Aged 64 years.
Hessie Gallagher
Died 23rd Dec. 1955 Aged 83 years
And her husband James
Died 3rd Feb. 1956 aged 89 years.

Under Neath lieth the body of
William Hutchison who depd this
Life 25th March 1831 Aged 8? Years
James Hutchison
Who died December 23rd 1852 Aged 39 Years
His beloved wife Margaret Hutchison
Who died on the 16th June 1873
Aged 56 years
Their son William Hutchison
Who died on the 18th December 1875
Aged 51 years.
Julia McKee widow of
William Hutchison
Who died on the 17th June 1911
Aged 70 years.
For the first named William Hutchison, at first It was thought it might be 5 years, but
on further examination, the numeral has the same middle bar as the 8 of 1831 so it’s
now felt to be 8 years.

Erected by
John Boon
In memory of his beloved wife
Margaret who died 22nd
July 1868, Aged 51 years

In memory of
Joseph Phillips
Died 16th Jan 1940
Also of Nancy Phillips
Died 10th Nov 1942

Thomas Phillips
Died 28 March 1869
Aged 71 years
Graves 57 & 58 are tight beside each other

To the memory
Of Margaret Hunter the beloved
Wife if Charles Hunter
Who departed this life
29th January 1884
Aged 74 years.
These people are Hunters of Ballinahone Beg

In memory of
Letetia Faith Lytle
Who died 15th May 1855 aged 3 months
Rosetta Lytle
13th February 1866 Aged 22
Elizabeth Jane Lytle
14th March ^^ 1869. Aged 26 years
Anna Margretta Lytle,
16th June ^^^ 1871 Aged 22 years
Samuel Lytle
15th August^^ 1871 Aged 26 years
Francis Lytle
22nd September 1871 Aged 19 years
Samuel Lytle,
Father of the above named children,
Died 19th March 1891 Aged 80 years
And his wife Grace,
Died 10th June 1891 Aged 80 years
I’m not sure what the purpose of the ^ are on the head stones..
they resemble little pyramidical underscores!

James Patterson
Departed this life May the 20th 1838
Aged 42 years.
This flat grey slate stone looks like it was carved yesterday!

To the memory of
John Scott, Ballynure
Who died 21st September 1888 aged 51 years
And his wife Isabella,
Who died 2nd April 1922 aged 83 years.
Isabella Scott nee Boon from Ballynure townland, Draperstown

Erected by
Samuel Lyle, of Clooney
In affectionate remembrance of
His father Hugh Lyle,
Who departed this life 4th Jan (BHS incorrectly has 8th)
1871, Aged 74 years.
His Mother Rose Ann Lyle
Died 1st May 1890, Aged 82 years
stone is broken diagonally just below this,
but there doesn’t seem to be any further inscription

In loving memory of a little
Ulster Volunteer
Bobbie Wisner
Who died 2nd January
1915 Aged 8 years
Buried with Military Honour

In Remembrance of
our dear mother
Elizabeth Jane Atkinson
Died 9th September 1964
Aged 85 years
Also our father
Samuel Atkinson,
Died 8th August 1965
Aged 93 years

Erected by
Etta Patterson
In memory of her Parents
William Johnston, died 5th June 1942.
Margaret, died 28th July 1894.
And their Infant Son.
Her children
Daisy Patterson died 23rd Nov.1918.
Samuel, died 21st August 1924
Maggie died 28th Feb. 1931
and one in infancy.

In loving memory of
Thomas Johnston
died 20th Aug. 1917.
And his Wife Mary Downing
Died 12th May 1902.
Also their Son John Downing Johnston
died 18th July 1927.
Also their Son Thomas George
Died 15th Feb. 1940.
Also their Daughter Annie Jane
Died 28th Jan. 1945.
Also their Son William
Died 31st Oct. 1946.

To the memory of
William John Dowdall, Drumard
Who died 23rd October 1831
Aged 31 years

In loving memory of
Sarah Hadassah Elliot
Died 27th Feb. 1966, aged 83.
And her Parents
James Stewart
died 29th May 1907, aged 66.
Mary Ann Stewart,
Died 28th April 1916 aged 75.
Her Husband Andrew Henry,
Died 13th Dec. 1977 Aged 92 years.

Boveedy Presbyterian Church Graveyard

Boveedy Presbyterian Church - Copy

In loving memory of
John Boyd, died 4 February 1918
and his wife, Elizabeth, died 17 December 1915
and their daughter-in-law, Jane Boyd, died 1 March 1918
and their son, John, died 20 December 1949

A large stone, face down on the ground

In memory of
Elizabeth, wife of William Gilmore, Bovedy,
who died 1 March 1866, aged 48 years
also William Gilmore, who died 15 April 1888, aged 81 years
and their son, Samuel Gilmore,
who died 30 May 1927, aged 85 years
also Mary, wife of Samuel Gilmore,
who died 24 April 1931, aged 74 years
and their son, William Johnston Gilmore,
who died 24 March 1954, aged 79 years
also Jane Hannah, wife of William Johnston,
who died 25 December 1974, aged 83 years

In memory of
Dorathea, wife of the Rev. J. Gilmour, pastor of Bovedy,
who died 15 February 1863, aged 38 years
also the Rev. James Gilmour,
the dearly beloved pastor of the Bovedy church
who departed this life 8 July 1887, aged 70 years
also Mary Agnes, died 1879, aged 3 years

To the memory of
Ann Boyle, other wife, young daughter to the Rev. Adam Boyle,
who died 22 March 1876, aged 51 years
here also lies the body of Nancy Boyle,
wife of Rev. Adam Boyle, died 23 November 1838, aged 78 years
also Rev. A. Boyle, minister of Boveedy,
who died 10 November 1848, aged 94 years

In loving memory of
Samuel James Bolton, Lismoyle, died 14 September 1958
also his son, Samuel James, died 27 May 1929
and his infant daughter died 14 July 1937
his son, Hugh Gray, died 11 March 1971
and his wife, Elizabeth Jane, died 16 March 1975

In loving memory of
Samuel B. Warwick, Bovedy, who died 4 July 1911, aged 73 years
also his daughter, Henrietta, who died 25 October 1886, aged 5 years
and his son, Major Hugh F. Warrick, M.C.M.B., CLAS., L.R.C.P.,
and S. Edin. War Service South Africa, France, Mesopotamia,
1914-19, dispensing medical officer in Ballymoney, died 13 April 1923
also his son, Alexander, who died 9 August 1927
and Henrietta, wife of Samuel B. Warwick, who died 13 August 1931

Their son Samuel Warwick who died 6th January 1968
his wife Nellie Warwick who died 12th May 1970
In loving memory of Samuel Brown Warwick who died 11th June 2000

In loving memory of
Sarah Jane, wife of John Mitchell, Moneycarrie, who departed this life, 2 October 1913

Erected in memory of
Robert Warwick, Bovedy, who died 18 April 1874, aged 84 years
his son, Robert Warwick, Innisrush, who died 8 August 1890, aged 40 years
Alexander Warwick, Bovedy, who died 13 January 1894, aged 62 years
also his wife, Mary Ann Warwick, who died 13 January 1897, aged 93 years
Samuel Warrick, who died 30 August 1915, aged 65 years
On the other side of stone
Annie Maria Warwick, Innisrush, died 4 November 1917, aged 77 years
and their daughter, Mary Roberta Warwick, died 27 January 1951
their son, Robert A. Warwick, died 24 September 1959
their daughter, Ann Warwick, died 4 June 1965
Sandy Warwick, Gorran, died 6 March 1994

Erected in loving memory of
our dear father, William Wallace, Trinaltinagh,
who died 15 January 1911,aged 73 years
and mother, Matilda Wallace, died 25 April 1920, aged 83 years
their daughters
Letitia E., died 16 April 1929, aged 56 years
Matilda Jane, died 22 January 1930, aged 55 years
and their son, Alexander, died 17 August 1940, aged 68 years

In memory or
Thomas S. Wilson, Trinaltinagh, died 18 March 1937, aged 74 years
also Mary Wilson, born 1858-1894
also Anne M. Wilson, born 1862, died 1946
also their son, Thomas Wilson, born 1890, died 1918
and their son, Hugh Wilson, born 1892, died 1980
Florence W. Wilson, wife of Hugh Wilson, 1901-1981

In loving memory of Hugh Wilson Armstrong, died 1 June 1974, aged 90 years
and his wife, Maud, died 9 April 1980, aged 87 years
and their daughter-in-law, Mary E. F., died 4 April 1980, aged 47 years


In loving memory of

Erected by Thomas W. Stewart, Lismoyle, in memory of
his father, James Stewart, who died 1 March 1894, aged 80 years
and his mother, Margaret Stewart, who died 16 April 1903, aged 84 years
and the above named Thomas W. Stewart, who died 24 November 1918
also his sister, Margaret Stewart, who died 10 June 1928

In loving memory of
my dear wife, Lilly Ann, died 13 August 1970, aged 77 years
and her husband, Robert, died 7 July 1981, aged 93 years
and their son, Harry Gardiner, died 30 October 1992, aged 66 years

In loving memory of
Robert J. Stewart, died February 1937
and his wife, Nancy, died November 1912
also their son, Thomas, died March 1927
and their daughters
Alice, died March 1925
Sadie, died July 1931
Margaret, died January 1952
and their son, Robert James, died December 1977
and his wife, Jenny, died July 1990

Stewart, Drumard, in loving memory of
William Stewart, died 6 February 1918
his wife, Rachel, died 7 October 1927


In loving memory of
William Lynn Michael, Drumsara, who departed this life 25 February 1925
and his wife, Elizabeth, who departed this life, 19 November 1940



Erected in memory of
James Michael, Bovedy, who died 26 January 1897, aged 78 years
also his wife, Hannah Michael, who died 8 October 1903, aged 80 years
Also Annie E. Michael, died 22 February 1934, aged 70 years
also their son, Hugh Lynn Michael, who died 10 December 1945, aged 85 years


Erected to the memory of
James Michael, late of Boveedy, who departed this life on the 13 day of December 1843, aged 60 years
also that of his wife, Mary Ann Michael, who departed this life 28 April 1858, aged 65 years



Erected in loving memory of
Hugh Michael, Boveedy, died 21 May 1908, aged 82 years
also his wife, Elizabeth, who died 2 December 1919, aged 85 years
In loving memory of
Edward Moons McAllister, died 1 June 1957, aged 85 years
and his son, Joseph Gregg, died 10 August 1960, aged 28 years
also his wife, Jeanie, died 11 June 1962, aged 69 years
and their son, William Samuel, died 11 February 1993, aged 67 years

Erected by Mary Jane Demsey, Trinaltinagh, in loving memory of
her dear husband, William Dempsey, who died 8 November 1933, aged 69 years
and his wife, Mary Jane Demsey, who died 24 October 1945, aged 80 years

24345524 CPL. William C. McCaughey, the Ulster Defense Regiment,
died 11 November 1976, aged 34 years

In loving memory of a dear husband and father
Ernest, died 4 August 1999

In loving memory of
Susan, died 4 October 1938, aged 47 years
and her husband, Robert, died 24 December 1940, aged 69 years
their sons
Robert, died 9 December 1952, aged 38 years
David, died 16 December 1960, aged 49 years

Also Thomas died 19th Feb 2001 aged 75 years


A new grave with flowers but no gravestone

In loving memory of
the Rev. William John Hill, B.A., for 44 years minister of Bovedy congregation,
who died 1 February 1931, aged 71 years
and his wife, Annie M. Hill, who died 31 July 1932, aged 56 years
also their son, Frederick Robert Hill, Winter Slow, Killiney,
who died 26 September 1955
and their son-in-law, John Reid McKinlay, Burnside Road, Portstewart,
who died 15 July 1970
and their daughter, Kathleen Anna McKinlay, who died 21 November 1982

In memory of
Robert, died 6 September 1944, aged 57 years
his wife, Mary Evelyn, died 9 March 1975, aged 79 years
and their son, Robert, died 21 July 1992, aged 64 years

Erected by Elizabeth Wallace Simpson, in loving memory of
my husband, Thomas Simpson, late teacher, Bovedy, N.S,
who died 3 February 1923, aged 51 years

In memory of
William Hugh Boyd, died 23 December 1911, aged 60 years
also his mother, Elizabeth, died 24 April 1895
also his daughter, Maggie, died 19 April 1902, aged 17 years

In loving memory of
Robert Boyd, Lismoyle, who died 1 February 1895, aged 80 years
and his wife, Mary Ross Boyd, who died 27 April 1907, aged 79 years
also their son, William Neely Boyd, died 3 March 1947, aged 86 years
and his wife, Mary Jane Boyd, who died 8 March 1973, aged 87 years

Erected by James H. Knox in loving memory of
his son, Samuel, killed in action in France,
8 August 1918, aged 26 years who was interred in Heath Cem., Bray
and his daughter, Nettie, died 8 October 1893, aged 3 years
also his son Alfred, died 21 May 1894, aged 4 months
and also his daughter, Meta, died 28 April 1921, aged 26 years
also the above James H. Knox, died 22 February 1931, aged 75 years
and his wife, Elizabeth T. Knox, died 12 March 1941, aged 79 years
and his daughter, Bessie H., died 9 April 1973, aged 84 years

In loving memory of
Bryce Knox, who died 25 August 1871, aged 45 years
and his wife, Elizabeth, died 23 December 1904, aged 80 years
and his son Bryce, died 5 March 1926, aged 60 years

Erected in loving memory of
John Gilmore, late of Victoria, Australia,
who died 8 May 1905, aged 70 years
Mary Rachel Gilmore, Ballycastle,
who died 21 April 1935, aged 70 years

Large stone broken in half and face down.

Large stone, face down

In loving memory of
Jane Gilmore who died 30 April 1902, aged 46 years
her husband, James Gilmore, died 23 May 1928, aged 85 years
also their children
Jeannie, died 2 May 1905, aged 9 years
John, died 29 October 1914, aged 27 years
James, died 11 February 1955, aged 63
his wife, Sarah Emily, died 14 August 1976 (no age listed)

In loving memory of
Mary Ann Faulkner, died 25 February 1910, aged 78 years
and her husband, William John, died 20 September 1910, aged 84 years
also their son, James, died 13 December 1928, aged 71 years
their daughter, Sarah, died 21 October 1940, aged 72 years
and their son, Robert, 24 March 1949, aged 72 years
Inscribed at the bottom of above stone
In loving memory of the Cassidy Family

In loving memory of
Hugh Henry, died 13 December 1968
also his wife, Annabella, died 13 January 1994
and his sister, Martha Jane, died 20 December 1936

Erected by Stewart McAleese, Lismoyle, to the memory of
his mother, Mary McAleese,
who departed this life 19 February 1865, aged 68 years
and his father, Robert McAleese,
who departed this life 25 December 1871, aged 80 years
also their son, Stewart, who departed this life 1 June 1890, aged 72 years


Erected to the memory of
John McCahon, who died 28 July 1853, aged 93 years
and Nancy Ann, his wife, who died 6 February 1849, aged 75 years
also their son, John, who died
23rd Feby 1885 Aged 91.
And Mary Ann his wife,
Who died 21 July 1853, aged 45 years
and their grandson, Alexander, who died 31 August 1888, aged 47 years
also their son, William, died 29 December 1922, aged 77 years

Erected in memory of the family by Thomas James Gamble

In loving memory of
Alexander Park, Moyletratoy, died 4 January 1921, aged 80 years
and his son, Alexander, died 8 April 1926, aged 46 years
and his wife, Margaret Jane Park, 31 March 1836, aged 81 years
Martha Hunter, died 6 April 1956, beloved wife of William Hunter

Erected in 1933 in loving memory of
William Michael, Drumagarner, who died 6 March 1927, aged 70 years
and his wife, Isabella, who died 4 March 1944, aged 82 years

In loving memory of
James, died 4 July 1934
his wife, Mary, died 11 March 1950
his sister-in-law, Annie, died 3 April 1963
his sister, Annie E. Salisbury, died 7 January 1972
his brother, Henry, died 14 March 1976
his brother, Leslie, died 22 January 1982
his brother, Andrew, died 7 April 1984

Erected to the memory of
Daniel McAleese, who died 23 November 1914
and his wife, Jane, who died 7 November 1905
and their sons,
James, who died 5 August 1886
William, who died 22 April 1921

In loving memory of
Sarah, who died 16 October 1957
and her husband, David, who died 15 June 1959
and their daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Jane, who died 10 November 1963
also her husband, David, who died 22 October 1982
Erected by their son David, husband of Elizabeth Jane, and family

In loving memory of
my dear wife, Martha, died 29 April 1949
also her husband, Thomas Hunter, died 3 March 1956

Erected by James Bolton in memory of
his wife, Jane, who died 4 February 1885, aged 62 years
also the above name James Bolton
who died 26 July 1894, aged 69 years
his daughter, Margaret, (rest of stone, flaked off)

In loving memory of
John W. Scott, Dullaghy, who died 22 July 1948, aged 90 years
also his wife, Margaret Anderson,
who died 1 December 1948, aged 84 years
their son, John Gray, died 12 January 1964
and his wife, Elizabeth May, died 19 March 1978

Erected by Hugh S Bolton in loving memory of his wife
Elizabeth Service Bolton died Aug 1934
The above Hugh S Bolton died October 1941

The Cooke family of Dullagh in loving memory

In memory of Robert Gilmore Boveedy died 23 Sept 1888 aged 84 years
Also his wife Martha died 19th Feb 1889 aged 74 years
And their son Robert Gilmore died 6th March 1936 aged 87 years
And their daughter Elizabeth Gilmore died 13th Feb 1944 aged 32 years

In loving memory of John Gilmour Boveedy
who died 28th Feby 1884 aged 74 years
And his wife Margaret T Gilmour who died 13th Decr 1904 aged 74 years
Also their son John B Gilmour who died 27th September 1877 aged 21 years
And Samuel Gilmour who died 18th March 1907 aged 97 years
Also their son Wm James Gilmour who died 13th September 1935 aged 76 years
And his wife Margaret W Gilmour who died 25th Feby 1948 aged 84 years
”And they did that which was right in the sight of the Lord•

In memory of William Henderson late of Crossland
who died 23rd Augt 1875 aged 65 years
And his wife Jane Hilton who died 20th June 1897 aged 80 years
Also their children Mary who died 20th March 1873 aged 25 years
And Elizabeth who died 28th Feby 1875 aged 19 years
Also Joseph Henderson who died at Portstewart
on 28th Decr 1904 aged 55 years
Also Martha Henderson who died 21st Jany 1940 aged 70 years
Robert Henderson who died 18th April 1943 aged 84 years

Erected to the memory of William Hilton late of Dullaghy
who died on the 6th of December 18?2 aged 72 years
Also daughters Mary who died 5th June 1899 aged 72 years
And Martha who died 29th Sept 1906 aged 74 years
In memory of William Hilton late of Dullaghy
who died 16th June 1902 aged 83 years
Also his wife Ann Elder who died 5th July 1910 aged 74 years
Also sons Hugh who died 12th May 1896 aged 30 years
Robert who died 20th Feby 1897 aged 22 years
William James died 28th June 1940 aged 77 years
Charlotte Hilton died 4th Oct 1956
Erected to the memory of Nancy daughter of the late
William Hilton of Dullaghy who died on the 30th of June 1855 aged 28 years
Also her sister Elizabeth who died 9th May 1875 aged 51 years
Also her niece Mary Hilton who died 11th Dec 18?3 aged 6 years

In loving memory of William James died 5th March 1956 aged 84

In loving memory of William John died 13th July 1962 aged 75 years
Also his wife Elizabeth died 12th March 1978 aged 75 years
And their daughter-in-law Margaret Kennedy (Netta)
died 21st January 1987 aged 65 years

In loving memory of Mary Jane Michael wife of John Michael Lismoyle
Who died 23rd January 1899 aged 60 years
Also the above named John Michael died 12th June 1912 aged 72 years
And their son James D Michael died 16th Sept 1922 aged 48 years
Also his wife Annie Michael died 17th Feb 1940 aged 67 years
And Martha McCaughey died 18th August 1946

In Loving memory of a dear husband and father Robert Wm
died 10th March 1981
And his son Thomas G died 3rd January 1968

Large family plot Difficult to read.
In loving memory John W Starrett Dullaghy
who died 22nd July 1948 aged 80 years
Also his wife Margaret Anderson who died 1st December 1948 aged 84 years
Their son John Gray Died 12th April 1964
His wife Elizabeth Mary who died 19th March 1978

In loving memory of Margaret Ann Stewart of Boveedy
who died 6th August 1918
Also her son Thomas Stewart of Omagh who died 8th September 1934
And her son James Stewart who died 28th July 1904

The burying ground of Robert Wallace 1910

In loving memory of Robert Walls

In loving memory of Robert Gilmore Warwick
died 20th June 1961 aged 79 years
Also his wife Annie died 16th October 1966 aged 75 years
Their son Samuel Knox Warwick died 26th April 1995 aged 72 years
And his wife Maureen Warwick died 20th Jany 1997 aged 71 years

In memory of Alexander Gilmore
who died 25th July 1865 aged 86 years
And his wife Elizabeth who died 10th Dec 1873 aged 93 years
Also their son Samuel Gilmore who died 2nd Decr 1886 aged 65 years
And their nephew George G Warwick died 5th Feby 1906 aged 61 years
Re-erected by Warwick and Perry 1895

In loving memory of Robert (Robin) Gilmore Warwick
died 18th February 1999 aged 47 years
Beloved husband of Jennifer and father

Graveyards in the MADGHS Area

Below are some of the graveyards in the MADGHS area that we have transcribed and presented here for your information. Please click the relevant link (where available) to see the individual graveyard.
Back of the hill / Knockloughrim Presbyterian
Ballynascreen Church of Ireland
Ballyscullion Church of Ireland
Boveedy Presbyterian
Castledawson Presbyterian
Christ Church Church of Ireland, Castledawson
Churchtown Presbyterian, Tamlaght O’Crilly
Culnady Presbyterian
Draperstown Presbyterian
Drimbolg Reformed Presbyterian, near Tamlaght O’Crilly
Drumagarner Chapel, Kilrea
Garvagh First Presbyterian
Garvagh Second Presbyterian
Kilcronaghan Church of Ireland (New), Tobermore
Kilcronaghan Church of Ireland (Old)
Kilrea Church of Ireland
Kilrea First Presbyterian
Kilrea Second Presbyterian
Lecumpher Presbyterian, near Desertmartin
Maghera Presbyterian
Magherafelt First Presbyterian
Moneydig Presbyterian
Mullagh Old Graveyard, Maghera
Ringsend Presbyterian, near Garvagh
St. John’s RC Chapel, Granaghan, Swatragh
St. Lurach’s Church of Ireland (New), Maghera
St. Lurach’s Church of Ireland (Old), Maghera
St. Nossonus / Tamlaght O’Crilly Lower Church of Ireland, Innishrush
St. Patrick’s RC Chapel, Glen, Maghera
Tamlaght O’Crilly Upper Church of Ireland
Tobermore Presbyterian (New)
Tobermore Presbyterian (Old)
Woods Chapel Church of Ireland

A New Graveyard for Tobermore?


Belfast Newsletter 3rd January 1896 Edition

MAGHERAFELT BOARD OF GUARDIANS.- A special meeting was held yesterday- Mr. James Shivers, deputy vice-chairman, presiding. The other Guardians present were Colonel Sir W.F.L. Conyngham, K.C.B; Messrs. Andrew Brown, J.P.; Brigade-Surgeon Waters, C.B., J.P.; James Sinclair, J.P.; Wm. Eakin, J.P.; Thomas S. Ash, J.P.; W.J. Derby, J.P.; John Keenan, J. P.; Wm. Harbison, J.P.; Felix Ferran, J.P.; James Caldwell, Thomas Daley, J.P.; Daniel McKenna, James Garvin, Alexander Burnett, Thomas Shiels, George Mullan, Thomas Houston, Hugh Barkley, William Rutherford, J. P.; Robert Eakin, Wm. Anderson, Andrew Lattimar, Nicholas Mulholland, Joseph Carson, Charles Convery, Henry O’Neill, J.P.; Robert Bell, John O’Kane, Robert S. Murdock and Thomas Carleton.
… The Board was specially summoned to consider a memorial from ratepayers in Tobermore, praying that a public cemetery be provided by the Guardians for the district. A memorial against the proposal was presented by Mr. Anderson, Guardian of the division, the grounds of composition being –
1. That there are at present three burying-grounds around Tobermore, in which the members of the different Protestant Churches who have existing rights have full liberty to bury.
2. That it has always been customary for each of the denomination (the Baptist denomination excepted) in the division to provide a burying-ground of its own. Many members of the Baptist Church have undisputed right of interment both in the Parish Church and Presbyterian Church burying-grounds.
3. Under the foregoing circumstances there was no necessity for a cemetery being provided.
The memorial was influentially signed. Dr. Waters, C.B., J.P., Whitefort, in moving that a public burying-ground be provided, dwelt on the fact that one of the graveyards mentioned in the memorial was closed for upwards of twenty years, and that the Presbyterian graveyard was practically closed. Regarding the new parish church graveyard, the Church authorities had resolved that, except in a few instances, no one outside their own congregation would be allowed to bury there, consequently there was no place of burial. Mr. Caldwell seconded Dr. Waters’ proposition. Rev. Mr. Stevenson, Tobermore; Rev. G.K. Moriarty, Kilcronaghan; and several other laymen, appeared before the Board in support of the memorial against a public cemetery being provided, and were heard at length. Mr. Murdock moved, and Mr. Mulholland seconded, an amendment that a public cemetery be not provided, which, on a poll being taken. 19 votes for and 33 against.