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Headstone Inscriptions from Scarvagherin Burial Ground, Near Castlederg
Parish: Ardstraw

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In affectionate remembrance of Andrew Thomas LOVE who died the 8th of May 1837 aged 44 years also his wife Rebecca, who died the 18th June 1881 aged 87 years also Eliza wife of Charles LOVE of Crew, died 9th of June 1892 aged 66 years also Charles LOVE of Crew who died the 26th of December 1905, aged 84 years also James Sproule son of Charles and Eliza LOVE who died 12th September 1907 aged 36 years Andrew Thomas LOVE of Crew died 7th August 1926 aged 65 years

(small plaque in front of main stone) also Mary elder daughter of Charles and Eliza LOVE born 17th September 1857 died 5th May 1928 and her sister Sarah Isabella died 2nd December 1850 aged 80 years
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Erected by Robert ROBINSON in loving memory of his mother Anne ROBINSON who died 14th June 1877? Aged 70 years Also her husband James ROBINSON died 20th June 1886 aged 88 years James ROBINSON who died 6th April 1891 aged 50 years Rebecca ROBINSON died 26th May 1891 aged 47 years
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Sacred to the memory of Matthew PARK, Glenglush (this stone is broken facing downwards so I cant read the rest of it, there is also another older flat stone underneath)
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Erected in memory of John McCAY of Kilrail died 26th June 1883 aged 77 years His wife Margaret Fullerton McCAY died 6th February 1894 aged 75 years And their sons Robert McCAY died 18th September 1917 aged 70 years John McCAY attorney-at-law, Strabane and Castlederg died 3rd May 1924 aged 75 years Also Nixon McCAY died 6th May 1925 aged 73 years (there are also two older flat stones here which are unreadable)
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Here lies the body of James WAIFON/WARFON who departed this life March 1th 1790 aged 35 years
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In loving memory of David S. McASKIE, Whitehouse, died 3rd October 1942 aged 54 years also his wife Emma Maud died 1st February, 1957 aged 59 years.
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Erected by Rev. Robert KERR of Meaghey in loving memory of his brother Rev. John KERR, D.D., who departed this life March 6th, 1890 aged 56 years.

(this stone broken but looks like it would have originally stood beside the one above) Erected in memory of John KERR died May 28th 1904 aged 76 years.
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In loving memory of Thomas SMITH of Magheralough, who died 4th January, 1936 aged 78 years.
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In loving memory of Samuel LOVE, Crewe Upper, died 1st March 1893 aged 73 years also his wife Isabella died 5th January 1927 aged 84 years also William MONTEITH (cousin) died 8th July 1930 aged 84 years also their son Robert died 25th July 1942 aged 63 years also their daughter Mary Jane died 1st February 1944 aged 60 years and their son John James died 12th November 1962 aged 88 years.
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also Catherine MULLEN late of Newtownstewart who departed this life December 13th 1803 aged 84 years (this is a flat stone, there is another name before Catherine but it has completely faded, there are also one or two other names after Catherine’s which also have faded)
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The burying ground of Andrew LOVE of Magheracrigan, erected in memory of his wife Rebecca Mayne who died January 21st 1893 and their daughter Catherine died 20th July, 1892 aged 29 years also the above Andrew LOVE died 9th March 1905 aged 81 years and their son George died 18th February, 1947 aged 81 years also his daughter Annie died 3rd January, 1928 aged 23 years.
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In memory of Rebecca the beloved wife of William GAMBLE of Bridge-Hill who died 18th April 1887 aged 30 years also the above William GAMBLE who died 4th September 1920 aged 94 years also Sarah Anne GAMBLE of Bridge-Hill who died 16th March 1922 aged 79 years also William GAMBLE of Bridge Hill who died 25th September 1926 aged 23 years and William David GAMBLE of Coalisland who died 7th December aged 3 and a healf years Also James Fulton GAMBLE M.P. of Bridgehill who died 11th July, 1943 aged 64 years and his wife Anne Jane who died 16th July, 1943 aged 67 years James Andrew V.E.E. died 12th April, 1978 aged 55 years Rebecca Love Gamble who died 5th January, 1999 age 91 years.
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In memory of William Sproule LOVE who died 15th December 1884 aged 21 years also James LOVE, Tiveny, who died 4th March, 1905 aged 73 years and his sister Rebecca Ann LOVE died 4th April, 1909, aged 73 years also their brother John LOVE died 16th July 1912 aged 82 years and his wife Rebecca Mayne LOVE died 16th November, 1915 aged 75 years also Rebecca Emily daughter of John and Rebecca M. LOVE died 9th October 1947 aged 77 years.
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In Loving memory of Jennie ROULSTON wife of James ROULSTON, Kilcleen, Castlederg died 2nd April, 1932.
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In remembrance of Samuel LOVE of Crew who died November 8th 1879 aged 98 years also his wife Sarah LOVE died October 1st 1856 aged 63 years also their son Hugh LOVE, died July 14th 1878 aged 58 years also Sarah Jane LOVE of Scarvaghern died July 31st 1906 aged 84 years also his son William John LOVE died 2nd October 1910 aged 41 years also Samuel LOVE of Crew died 20th April 1911 aged 82 years also Rebecca LOVE of Rockwood, wife of the above Robert LOVE died 1st September 1924 aged 84 years also their son Samuel Beattie LOVE of Scarvaghern died 26th December 1932 aged 66 years also Rebecca Mary wife of the above Samuel Beattie LOVE died 29th December 1942 aged 57 years also Charles LOVE of Rockwood, son of Robert and Rebecca LOVE died 24th May 1951 aged 80

(white marble book plaque in grave in front of main stone) In loving memory of Reba LOVE, Scarvaghern died 26th July 1983 aged 71 years Fred LOVE Scarvaghern died 25th February 1992 aged 75 years

(orange marble scroll plaque in grave in front of main stone) In loving memory of George BEATTIE, Cavan, Castlederg died 9th October, 1943 aged 55 years
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McARTHUR (no further details on headstone)
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MOORE Erected by William of Ednashanlaught in memory of his son John who died 20th May 1893 aged 5 years and 10 months
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The burial ground of Samuel LIVINGSTON of Bridgehill sacred to the memory of Rachel LIVINGSTON who died September 7th 1891 aged 14 years also her mother Sarah died 2nd January 1900 aged 62 years also her father Samuel died 29th November 1902 aged 62 years
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In memory of Reverend James HENDERSON minister of 1st Castlederg Presbyterian Church died 20th December 1818 also Marjorie his wife also John HENDERSON of Scarvaghern son of above born 1st May 1800 died 3rd February 1857 also Mary SPROULE wife of John HENDERSON born 5th February 1805 died 2nd January 1883 also James HENDERSON of Scarvaghern son of John HENDERSON born 1st July 1831 died 9th July 1887 also Mary Jane daughter of James HENDERSON born 26th June 1867 died 26th February 1886 also Matilda wife of James HENDERSON died 5th December 1923 aged 73 years also their sons Samuel died 25th February 1915 aged 44 years John died 13th January, 1935 aged 65 years (the headstone gives no further info about Marjorie wife of Rev. James Henderson)
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Hugh McCAY (Magheracrigan) died 21st May, 1891 also his sister Matilda HAMILTON died 24th January, 1915 also his two sons Robert died 9th September, 1924 William died 27th June, 1928 also his daughter Minnie LYONS late of Mayne, Omagh died 14th May, 1933
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In loving memory of Joseph PATTON, Gortileck died 25th March 1893 also his wife Jane STEWART died 28th March 1921 and their sons William John died 25th July, 1875 Hugh died 29th July 1899 and their daughter Margaret wife of John SWEENEY, Donegal died 19th February, 1903

RHS of above stone In loving memory of our grand parents Hugh PATTON, Crew and his wife Nancy CLARKE also their son Matthew, their daughter Eliza Jane and their son Hugh died 4th February 1912

LHS of stone also their daughter Jane wife of W.S. ANDERSON, Breen, Victoria Bridge died 10th May, 1938 Elizabeth died at Gortileck, Donemana, 17th November, 1940
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Erected by his wife in loving remembrance of Stewart YOUNG of Meaghey who died 14th May 1891 aged 60 years Also his wife Margaret YOUNG who died 26th June 1922 aged 85 years

(next stone in same grave as above) In loving memory of Robert ANDREWS who died 6th September 1913 aged 74 years Also his wife Letitia ANDREWS who died 27th August 1919 aged 72 years
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In loving memory of William GAILEY, Creevy died 1st May 1866 aged 84 years also of his wife Mary died 20th April 1857 aged 68 years also their sons Robert died 20th July 1887 aged 69 years William died 18th March 1893 aged 70 years Samuel died 6th May 1898 aged 68 years Andrew died 22nd March 1907 aged 71 years
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William SLOSS – Matthew BROOKS (more here which I was unable to read at time of my visit due to lighting conditions)
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Sacred to the memory of John PATTERSON died 1916 aged 91 years also his wife Eleanor died 1890 aged 65 years and their son Joseph died 1908 aged 51 years also their son James died 17th April 1926 aged 72 years and their daughters Margaret died Februrary 1930 Elizabeth died November 1940
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Erected in loving memory of David JOHNSTON died March 17th 1902 aged 68 years also his wife Mary Jane died November 29th 1902 aged 70 years also Andrew JOHNSTON died August 28th 1908 aged 69 years also his sister Sarah died April 21st 1913 aged 68 years
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In loving memory of David WHITE died in year 1864 aged 75 years Betty WHITE died 9th July 1867 aged 60 years Margaret WHITE died 20th February 1888 aged 90 years Isabella WHITE died 11th January 1893 aged 98 years Jane WHITTON died 6th April 1893 aged 94 years Joseph WHITTON died 18th June 1904 aged 65 years James WHITTON died 10th July 1907 aged 72 years
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(next grave to one above) In memory of Andrew WHITE of Rosshill who died 31st March 1881 aged 75 years also his wife Margaret died 26th December 1895 aged 64 years and their daughter Jeanie died 21st December 1935 aged 72 years
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In loving memory of John BROWN (Creevy) died 29th September 1898 aged 76 years also his wife Elizabeth died 23rd April 1919 aged 85 years also his sister Margaret died 24th March 1913 aged 86 years also his daughter Elizabeth died 18th February 1921 aged 52 years also his son Rev. David BROWN, M.A.B.D died 10th February 1944 aged 75 years and his daughter Catherine died 21st July 1949 aged 69 years also his son William died 26th February 1946 aged 75 years
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In loving rememberance of Robert ORR, Listymore, who departed this life 6th December 1920 aged 83 years also his son Robert Andrew who died 17th April 1919 also his brother John ORR who died January 1926 also his wife Annie ORR who died 19th July 1929 also their daughter Elizabeth Jane who died 27th December 1932 also their son William John died 6th July 1973 also their daughter Annie Ethel died 22nd February 1975
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In loving memory of Rebecca McFARLAND, Kilcroagh, died 15th November 1933
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Here Lyes the body of Roas DOUGHERTY otherwise WINIE who departed this life April 20th 1796 aged 24 years
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James McCANNY departed this life May 12th 1805 aged 61 years
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Margaret McCANNY departed this life February the 12th 1802 aged 25 years
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Here Lyeth the body of John McMACKEN who departed this life 23rd of April 1796 aged 62 years
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Here lies the body of Susana HUGER who departed this life the 10th of December 179? Aged 66 years
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Here Lyes the body of Roger MARTIN who died October the 11th 1778 aged 94 years
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Here lieth the body of Owen EARLY who departed this life the 17th of March 1796 aged 83 years
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Here lieth the body of Mary McDEAD who departed this life March ye 27th 1775 aged 36 years This stone was erected by Hugh GOMLY for his wife Mary
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Margaret EARLY departed this life October 10, 1801 aged 17 years
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Erected in memory of Michael WINTERS who departed this life Feb 1801 aged 34 years Also Henry WINTERS age 24 years (more writing here but unreadable)
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In memory of Francis WINTERS who departed this life March the 3rd, 1793 aged 21 years.
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Here Lyes the Body of Catherine McCROSSAN who died November the 15th 1745 (age is covered up by the ground)
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Here lieth the body of Phlip/Pillip oDONNAGHEY who died June 6. 1739 aged 60 years.
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