Belfast Evening Telegraph - 13 April, 1907

Deaths

ANDERSON -- April 12, at his parents residence, 197 Hillman Street, Joseph, infant son of Joseph and Martha Anderson. Funeral from above address on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at half-past two o'clock, for interment in Dundonald Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. "Suffer the children to come onto me." J. & M. ANDERSON.

BOYCE -- April 11, at 12 New Bond Street, Elizabeth, relict of the late William Boyce, Coachpainter. Her remains will be removed from the above address, for interment Milltown cemetery, on to-morrow (Sunday), afternoon, at half-past one o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. JOHN & LIZZIE CARSON.

BROWN -- April 12, at 7 Canada Street, Annie, dearly-beloved wife of James Brown. Remains will be removed for interment in Dundonald Cemetery, on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at half-past two o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. JAMES BROWN.

COBURN -- April 11, at her residence, 23 Islandbawn Street, Margaret, widow of the late William Coburn. Funeral on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at half-past two o'clock, to City Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intermission. CATHERINE WHEELAN.

CULLY -- April 12, 1907, at his son's residence, No. 24 Crimea Street, George, the dearly-beloved husband of Sarah Cully, and father of John Cully. His remains will be removed from above address, for interment in Dundonald Cemetery, on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at three o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. JOHN CULLY.

ENNIS -- April 12, at 9 Spencer Street, Daniel Ellis, mason to Belfast Harbour Commissioners for forty years. R.I.P. The funeral of my dearly-beloved husband will take place from above address, on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at two o'clock, for Milltown Cemetery. GRACE ENNIS.

JAMISON -- April 12, at the Union Hospital, Thomas Jamison. His remains will be removed from his late residence, 292 Cupar Street, for interment in Ballylesson, on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at half past 2 o'clock. Friends will please accept this intimation. GEORGE COUSER.

LENNOX -- April 12, 1907, at his residence, 36 Imperial Street, Thomas James, dearly dearly-beloved son of Joseph and Annie Lennox. His remains will be removed on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at two o'clock, for interment in the City Cemetery. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. JOSEPH & ANNIE LENNOX.

LYNN -- April 12, at 94 Henry Street, Mary Jane, the widow of the late James Lynn, of Buckna. Funeral on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at half-past two o'clock, for interment in the City Cemetery. "Forever with the Lord." THOMAS M'CAW.

M'BRIDE -- April 13, 1907, at his late residence, 100 Dover Street, James, beloved husband of Lizzie M'Bride late of Lisburn. Funeral arrangements later.

M'CULLOUGH -- April 13, at his residence, Bay View College, Donaghadee Road, Bangor, Hugh M'Cullough, aged 81 years. The remains of my beloved husband will be removed from his late residence, for interment in the family burying-ground, Bangor, on Monday afternoon, 15th inst., at two o'clock. Friends will please accept this (the only) intimation. ELIZA ANN M'CULLOUGH.

M'IVOR -- April 11, 1907, at the Hospital, Purdysburn, Belfast, William James M'Ivor. The remains of my dearly-beloved husband will be removed from the above Hospital, on to-morrow (Sunday) morning, for interment in Dundonald Cemetery, arriving tram terminus, Ormeau Road, about 1.30. Friends will please accept this intimation. ELIZA M'IVOR. 13 Kimberley Street, Belfast.

BREAD SERVERS TRADE UNION.
The members of above union are requested to attend the funeral of our late Bro. Wm. M'Ivor on Sunday, April 14, from Purdysburn Hospital, at one o'clock p.m. R. CLARKE, President; J. CUMMINGS, Secretary.

M'TIER -- April 12, at his residence, 237 Tennant Street, David M'Tier. The remains of my dear husband will be removed from above address, for interment in Dundonald Cemetery, on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at half-past two o'clock. -- American and Scotch papers please copy. EMILY M'TIER.

NESTOR -- April 12, 238 Hillman Street, Fanny, dearly-beloved wife of Patrick Nestor. R.I.P. Her remains will be removed from above address, on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at two o'clock, for interment in Milltown Cemetery. Friends will please accept this intimation. PATRICK NESTOR.

O'HARA -- April 11, at her grandmother's residence, Broughshane, Minnie, eldest and dearly-beloved daughter of Charles and Hester O'Hara, Mulholland Terrace, Belfast. Interred at Broughshane on 13th April. "Safe in the arms of Jesus."

In Memoriam

ARGALL -- In sad and loving memory of our dearly-beloved mother Sarah Argall, who departed this life April 13, 1906, and was interred in Bangor New Cemetery. "Gone but not forgotten." ELIZABETH ARGALL. 43 Dufferin Avenue.

HEGARTY -- In sad and ever loving memory of my dearly-beloved husband, Patrick Hegarty, who departed this life on 13th of April, 1906, and was interred in Milltown R.C. Cemetery.      On whose soul, sweet Jesus, have mercy.
Ever remembered by his loving wife, MARY A. HEGARTY. 135 Millfield.

REYNOLDS -- In loving memory of my dear wife, Jane, who departed this life on 13th April, 1906, and was interred in Dundonald Cemetery.
     Thy pleasant smile, thy cheery face
          We now no more behold;
     Thy lips that spoke so kind to us
          Are now forever cold.
     Though one long year has now gone by
          Since this great sorrow fell,
     Still in our hearts we mourn the loss
          Of one we loved so well.
Inserted by her loving Husband, Sons, and Daughters. 13 Shipbuoy Street.

Clippings

THE SILENT LAND

XIV. -- DERRIAGHY BURIAL GROUND

(By "THE CHIEF.")

Judging by the great number of ancient forts which have been found in the immediate district, Derriaghy must have been a centre of military activity in the days gone by. That the inhabitants of the neighbourhood were tenacious of the soil is evident if the report be true that French surnames are still common enough thereabouts, and that there can be found some who can claim direct descent from the Huguenots still occupying the same farms that were worked by the original settlers. Be that as it may, the graveyard contains proof of at least one family who have been burying their dead in the same plot for over two hundred years. The old stone stands beside the modern marble memorial. Here is a copy of the inscription on the ancient slab, which is said to be the oldest stone in the cemetery -

HERE LYETH
THE BODY OF
ROBART HARRIS
Who dyed Sept.
0
ember y 21 1702

In the newer portion of the graveyard the same arrangement has been carried out in connection with a perhaps more celebrated family. In this case the old slab was removed from among its contemporaries to its present position, where it lies beside a beautiful granite obelisk. At the head of the old stone there is an embossed device showing a hand holding a sheaf of wheat, and below the following inscription:--

HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
WILLIAM SEEDS OF BELFAST
MERCHANT, who died ye 13th
of November 1746 aged
       67 years.
also his wife MARY SEEDS
who died the 19th of said
month aged 62 years.
HER LYETH THE BODY OF
STEPHEN SEEDS OF BELFAST
MERCHANT, who departed this
life 23rd September 1755 aged 32
years.
       Here Lyeth the
Bodys of Stephen,
Frances, Robt. and Ann,
children of William
SEEDS, MECHANT IN
BELFAST.

The adjoining monument records the interment of more recent members of the family, among whom may be specially mentioned Henry Seeds, of Belfast, Solicitor, Born 30th Nov. 1815, Died 1st May 1877. This man was a prominent politician in his day, and contested one of the divisions of Belfast before the redistribution of seats.

In the neighbouring plot there is a quaintly-shaped memorial, which bears the following inscriptions side by side:--

In
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
of
JANE ELIZABETH
Beloved wife of
Revd. SAMUEL M. MOORE, M.A.,
Who fell asleep
at Derriaghy Vicarage
25th Feby. 1879
---------------------------
In
LOVING MEMORY
of
Revd. SAMUEL M. MOORE, M.A.
Prebendary of Cairncastle
and for 28 years Vicar of this parish,
He fell asleep at Derriaghy Vicarage
12th July 1898

There are some very grim tales told in connection with Derriaghy, and one is in connection with a past vicar of the parish, although I am not prepared to vouch for the authenticity of the story. It is related that the clergyman was very much disturbed in his mind by a peculiar dream in which the graveyard predominated. He dreamt the same dream on three consecutive nights, and unable to stand the strain any longer he got up, dressed and went to the church, which is situated in the middle of the burial ground, and there sure enough he found a young girl standing at the door. She explained she had come to keep an appointment with her lover. Upon going further the vicar found this man in a secluded part of the grounds busily engaged in digging a grave for his faithful sweetheart, of whom he was anxious to be rid. History does not relate what punishment was inflicted on the would-be murderer, but if the story be true it should form a strong argument for those who believe in dream warnings.

It might be mentioned in passing that although the present church is quite modern in appearance there was a time when it was thatched. Certainly there are a great many tombstones recording the deaths of good people who lived in the seventeenth and early in the eighteenth centuries. Away down in a hollow surrounded by a wall which has probably supported a roof at a time in its history, are a quartette of very ancient slabs. The dilapidated structure has a gate, but entrance is more easily obtained by scaling the wall. One of the stones bears the following inscription:-

HERE LYETH the body of
Hugh Murray who departed
this life the 23th day of
April 1773 aged, 42 years
e
Also y body of his daughter
e
Margaret, who dyed y 9th of
Sept. 1732 aged 11 months.

The '23th" taken with other evidences already published, would indicate that the sculptors of the early days have been univormaly careless. Another of these stones has three most peculiar devices carved in relief at the top. In one circle there is winged mind glass above cross bones; in another two cherubim seem to be playing with Father Time's scythe; while the third shows a grinning skull above a heart. What these were intended to convey it would be difficult to suggest, but the work has been splendidly executed, and I only regretted that the camera which I carried was not equal to the task of reproducing them. Here is another peculiar item:--

ERECTED by Alexander Tuten
to the memory of his children viz.
John Tuten, senr., aged 2 years
John Tuten, junr., aged 2 years
Hamilton, aged 1 year

It is not often that brothers of the same name are identified by "senr." And "junr." As a contrast to the youthful occupants of the plot we have one close by recording the death of

Wm. Dunlop, 86 years
and MARY his wife 104

while an adjoining slab intimates that

This stone was erected
By Rodger Thompson of Old
Park Anno Domini 1814

although no burials are mentioned, and I understand the ground has not been claimed in accordance with the notice issued recently by the authorities. There is another railed-in space which has a local interest -

Here lies the remains
of Isabella
The tender and beloved wife
of William Smith of Lisburn Esqr.
who departed this life on
the 25th day of June 1809
aged 53 years
Here also lie the remains
of William Smith of Lisburn Esqr.
who departed this life
on the 26th day of January 1811
aged 63 years.
Here also lie the remains
of Robert Seymour Smith Esqr.
Manager of the Belfast Bank Antrim
who departed this life
the 19th day of February 1883
aged 36 years.
Here also lie the remains of
Samuel, third son of
the Revd. Nathaniel Smith
Rector of Derrynoose and of Clonoe
Diocese of Armagh
and grandson of the above named William Smith
who departed this life at Belfast
the 27th day of Feby. 1886
aged 80 years.

This plot is claimed by Rev. N.E. Smith, the respected pastor of Drew Memorial Church.

There are many memorials showing the wandering nature of Ulstermen, and there are records of some who have been buried in distant lands. One notice states that a young man died of apoplexy on a C.P.R. train near Montreal on his way home, and that his remains were interred by the "Sons of Portadown" L.O.L. 919 on the 7th August, 1906, in Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, while another Derriaghy man lies buried at Oamaru in New Zealand. But perhaps the most interesting monument is one that is situated close to the little entrance gate. The peculiar shape is sufficient to attract attention.

Underneath lie the mortal remains of
NATHANIEL KRONHEIM
(Born in Prussian Silesia and an Israelite
according
to the flesh but converted by the grace of God
to the faith of the gospel which he afterwards
lived
to promote in public and in private for the
space
of 20 years during 18 of which he was employed
in Ireland and especially Ulster as agent to
The Society for Promoting Christianity
Among the Jews.
Thus did he endeavour to serve the Saviour
in whom he believed and whom he loved
until in death he could say
"Lord now lettest thou thy servant
Depart in Peace according to thy word
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation."
This monument has been erected by
A few of his personal friends as a
small memorial of affectionate regard.
He departed to his rest on the 18th Sept. 1852
aged nearly 80 years.

There is also an inscription in Hebrew on the face of the column.

Is it not remarkable that a Prussian should be buried in such an out of the way place as Derriaghy? It is difficult to foretell what fate fortune has in store for us.

 

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