Contributed by Lena McVea and Ros Davies
Ballyeasborough Graves, Church of Ireland:
Erec. by Lucy Coffey, Portavogie, in mem. of her husband Adam* who died 24 Sept. 1913 age 70 yrs. Also her son Robert who died 12 July 1882 age 12 yrs. Also above Lucy died 15 June 1917. Her daughter Lucy died Sept. 1920. Also Bob, beloved husband of Annie Coffey, who died 30 Jan. 1933. Also Adam Coffey husband of Mary Coffey, who died 3 Jan. 1941. Also Mary, wife of above Adam who died 8th March 1961. Also above Annie Coffey who died 15 Aug. 1969.
[*Note from Lena McVea: The above Adam Coffey was a witness to the marriage of Henry Young and Susanna Clint, 18 Jan 1866 in Ballyhalbert Parish.]
Erect. by William Coffey in mem. of his daughter Maggie died 11 Feb. 1891 age 16 yrs. Also daughter Sarah died 5th June 1891 age 21. Also daughter Essie died 26 Jan. 1898 age 25 yrs. Also daughter Ellen died 2 Feb. 1900 age 34 yrs. Also above William Coffey** died 31 July 1903 age 71 yrs. Also Sarah wife of above William died 9 April 1913 age 79 yrs.
[**Note from Lena McVea: "I think that this William Coffey is the brother of Esther Coffey who married Johnny Palmer."]
Ballyhalbert Old Graveyard:
Erected by Hugh Coffey, Portavogie, in memory of his father William Coffey who died 28 Jun 1879. His mother Esther Coffey who died 15 Feb 1881, His wife Mary Coffey who died Apr 1888. His daughter Agnes who died Aug 1900. His son Robert who died 12 Jan 1912 aged 25 years. His wife Jane Coffey* who died 7 Sep 1924 aged 78 years. Also the above Hugh Coffey died 20 Oct 1939 aged 94 years. Also his son David, husband of Marion Coffey, died 30 Jul 1959. Also the above Marion Coffey died 16 Apr 1960.
*[Note: The above named Jane Coffey, 2nd wife of Hugh Coffey, was Jane Clint, the mother of William Clint / Thompson, b. 1869 Portavogie, Kit #89753 of the Ards Peninsula Families DNA Project.]
Ards Peninsula Families DNA Project:http://www.familytreedna.com/public/ardsdnaproject/default.aspx