WHITECHURCH GRAVEYARD BALLYWALTER
[With A Masonic sign at the top, in a low-railed enclosure with next stone and a more modern one ]
Here lies the body of William Cooper son to John Cooper, Ballywalter who died
5th July 1805 aged 27 yrs.
The burying ground of John Cooper died 1608 aged 92 yrs. [BORN 1516]
This bottom inscription seems to be in a more modern script than the first.
Note from Lena:- Why is there 200 yrs between the 2 burials? This birth date is before the 1606 plantation by Montgomery and Hamilton. John Cooper would have been 90 years old in 1606.
Erect. by William Cooper of Ballywalter in mem. of his father John Cooper who died 26th July 1840 aged 57 yrs.
Also his son John Cooper who died 25th June 1847 aged 9yrs.
Also above named William cooper who died 7th August 1868 aged 57 yrs.
Also Ann wife to William who died 3rd Sept. 1884 aged 70 yrs.
Also his daughter Mary Ann JOHNSTON alias Cooper who died 28th May 1872 aged 27 yrs.
Also his daughter Eliza Cooper who died 8th August 1873 aged 23 yrs.
Also his mother Mary Cooper who died 8th Sept. 1849 aged 66 yrs.
Also daughter Sarah Cooper died 13th Oct. 1890 aged 44 yrs.
[In a low-railed enclosure]
Erect. by William Cooper of Ballywalter in mem. of his daughter Jane cooper who died 20th April 1879 aged 6 yrs.
Also the above William Cooper who died 28th April 1894 aged 53 yrs.
Also his mother-in-law Martha MULHOLLAND who died 15th Jan. 1899 aged 90 yrs.
Also Margaret Cooper wife of above William who died 13th August 1908 aged 69 yrs.
Also his daughter Annie Cooper died 1st June 1959 aged 91 yrs.
Erect. by George Cooper, Ballywalter in mem. of his wife Jane COLVIN who died young.
Also his daughter Maggie who died 27th March 1891 aged 24 yrs.
Also his brother John Cooper who died 24th Feb. 1894 aged 79 yrs.
Also his son George Cooper who died on board the battleship BENBOW on the 9th Feb. 1897 aged 17 yrs.
Also the above named George cooper who died 12th Sept. 1903 aged 73 yrs.
[With WRIGHT stone in a low-railed-enclosure]
Erect. by Alexander Cooper, Belfast, in memory of his son Alexander Cooper who died 18th Jan. 1897 aged 17 yrs.
Also above named Alexander Cooper who died 11th Dec. 1899 aged 44 yrs.
Also his son John H. Cooper who died 9th Jan. 1901 aged 12 yrs.
Also his son David J Cooper, MISSIONARY, who was shot in North America 17th Oct. 1902 aged 29 yrs.
Also Margaret widow of above Alexander Cooper, died 1st June 1923.
Also Elizabeth wife of Walter H Cooper, died 7th March 1961 aged 75 yrs.
also above Walter H. Cooper J.P. died 13th Oct. 1964 aged 79 and1/2 years.
[With COOPER grave in a low railed enclosure.]
Erect. by Thomas Wright, Belfast, in memory of his wife Annie Wright who died 31st May 1897 aged 21 yrs.
Also Sarah STEELE wife of George Steele for 53 yrs. and sister of above Annie Wright who died 14th Oct. 1955 aged 78 yrs.
Also above George Steele who died 26th June aged 80 yrs.
With Christ which is far better.
Researched Edited and posted by
Lena McVea Co. Admin
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