Curran Graves, Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard and Ardkeen Graveyard
Contributed by Lena McVea
Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard, Ballyhalbert, Parish of St. Andrews:
Erec. by Thomas Curran of Ballyhalbert for daughter Agnes who died 16th Jan. 1856 age 7 yrs. Also daughter Anabella died 17 June 1862 age 22 yrs. Also two children died in infancy. Also above named Thomas Curran who died 22 Jan. 1897 age 77 yrs. Also Mary Jane Curran who died 28 Feb. 1907 age 94 yrs. Also daughter Mary who died 22 une 1911 age 60 yrs.
Erec. by Thomas Curran Ballyhalbert for his wife Essie who died 16 Nov. 1899 age 28 yrs.
[Between Cloughy, Kircubbin and Portaferry]
Erected by John of Ballygarvigan* for his mum Catherine Curran who died 29th April 1825 age 65 yrs. Also his father Hugh Curran who died 22 Dec. 1825 age 75.
[*Between Kircubbin and Greyabbey]
Here lies the body of William Corran who died...Jan. 1708 age 43. Also his wife died 5th Jan...
Erected by Patrick Corran of Castleboy** for his father Patrick Corran late of Castleboy who died 22 mar. 1818 age 68 yrs. Also his mother Mary Corran alias DENVIR who died 18th Oct. 1802 age 58 yrs. Also sister Mary who died 22nd April 1810 age 22 yrs. Also son Patrick died 16 Feb 1822 age 16 yrs.
Erec. in memory of James Curran of Knockinelder*** who died 4th Sept. 1824 age 42 yrs. Also son Patrick who died 5th March 1827 age 21 yrs. Also son William who died 26th Feb. 1833 age 32 yrs. Likewise his wife Ellenor Curran alias MURPHY died 16th Feb. 1837 age 57 yrs.
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