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St. Johns Cemetery

Headfort Place, Kells, Co. Meath

Ireland

Early Christian Cross Stone  G15      Medieval Grave stone K14

The cemetery is within the ruins of the Priory of the Hospitallers of St. John, an order founded in Italy in 1113 to protect pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem.

This priory was founded by Walter Dr Lacy, the son of Hugh De Lacy, in 1199, who was granted the Kingdom of Meath in 1172 by Henry II, the Norman King of England following the Invasion of Ireland in 1169..

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Little is known about the priory until 1539 when it is forced to surrender all its property to the commissioners of Henry VIII, at the time of the Reformation.

Its most likely that soon after,  it fell into ruin, that it became a burial ground for Roman Catholics, the earliest recorded headstone so far uncovered is 1720, but the general practice in the centuries prior, was a stone marker sometimes with a carving of an Celtic Christian Cross, a number which have been uncovered.

19th Century Grave Stone K9

 

 

Medieval Effigy  A2

Last Update: 07/11/2016

 

Cemetery open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Saturday/Sunday 10am-6pm.

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Please Note that the Names recorded below are taken from Existing Headstones only within the Cemetery.

We are eternally grateful for the gallant and diligent work by Emilie Gustaffson in recording the inscriptions & Mapping the site during the harsh winter of 2009/10, and presenting her findings for display here.

The following number of individuals are based on gravestones with specific information
 
Years Died * Ages Died  
1720-1748 3   0-19 16  
1752-1797 40 * 20-39 41  
1801-1849 30   40-59 35  
1856-1898 49 * 60-79 61  
1900-1949 69   80-95 18  
1950-1998 59 *      
2000-2006 4   Females 128  
    * Males 175  

 

Name  

Died/

Photo

 
Name  

Died/

Photo

Abwell Owen

 

H9

Andrews Maria

1909

D7

Andrews William

1909

D7

Aughey family  

 

L5

Beatty Ellen

1865

F12

Bell baby daughter

1941

B4

Bell Matthew

1910

B4

Bell Teresa

1941

B4

Bourke Charles

1879

L2

Brady F.

1915

H6

Brady John

1964

H5

Brady Katie

1976

H5

Brady Minnie

1941

H5

Brady Terrence

1791

L1

Caffrey Bridget

1818

G8

Caffrey Christopher

1834

G8

Caffrey James Joseph

1842

G8

Callaghan Mary

1876

F12

Carry Bridget

1912

C3

Carry Elizabeth

1968

C3

Carry John

1915

C3

Carry Patrick

1942

C3

Carry Nee Healy Catherine

1928

C3

Casey Angela

1998

J1

Casey Bernard

 

J1

Casey Catherine

 

J1

Casey James

 

J1

Casey Patrick

1961

J1

Casey Thomas

 

J1

Castles Andrew

1890

E6

Castles James

 

E6

Castles John

 

E6

Conaty John (Sonnie)

1974

K7

Conaty Matthew

1944

K6

Conaty Matthew

1947

K7

Connell Christepher

 

F11

Connell Eliza

 

F11

Connell Henry

1870

F11

Connell John

 

F11

Connell Patrick

 

F11

Conway Rev. Br. John

1886

D4

Corcoran Kate

1928

I5

Courtney/Keenan Elizabeth

1916

C4

Cregan Marion

1943

K5

Dalton Thomas

1762

K1

Davis Mary

1865

J6

Davis Thomas

1867

J6

Devine P.

1915

D1

Doyle Andrew

1884

E8

Dunne Joseph

 

E2

Dunne Julia

1877

L6

Dunne Patrick Joseph

1876

L6

Dunne Peter

 

E2

Eustace Michael

1804

G11

Fagan Cathrin

1820

J8

Fitzsimons Margaret

1956

L7

Flood Mary A

1940

B3

Fox Bridie

1935

K4

Fox Elizabeth

1962

K4

Fox Joan

1957

K4

Fox Josie

1932

K4

Fox Lillie

1931

K4

Fox Mary

1874

K4

Fox Richard

1937

K4

Fox Richard

 

K4

Fox Thomas

1936

K4

Fox Thomas

 

K4

Gallagher Catherine

1872

F9

Gallagher Mary

1849

F9

Gallagher Michael

1871

F9

Garvey Richard

1819

K3

Garvey Thomas

1797

K3

Garvey Thomas

1818

K3

Gerrard Mary

1867

G12

Gerrard Michael

1951

G12

Gerrard Thomas

1920

G12

Gerrard Thomas

1945

G12

Gibney Fargus

1779

G7

Glanan Denis

1773

J3

Glanan Mary

 

J3

Glanan Govern Catherine

1771

J3

Goodwin Rev. Br. Louis

1880

D4

Grace Eamonn

2000

E3a

Grace James

1970

C2

Grace Kathleen

1988

C2

Grace Theresa

 

C2

Grace Thomas

 

C2

Gregan Oliver

1819

K10

Gregan William

1805

K10

Grimes Jane

1944

I5

Grimes Patrick

1943

I5

Grimes Patrick

1972

I5

Grimes Rose

1983

I5

Grimes William

1973

I5

Hammond Rev.Br. Henry

1890

D4

Healy family William

1948

B1

Hoey Theady

1773

J7

Hoey Thomas

1772

J7

Hughes Godey Cathrine

1748

C5

Kearney family  

 

G1

Keating Anne

1783

G13

Keating Margaret

1783

G13

Keating Murray Rose

1760

G13

Keenan  Peter

1916

C4

Keenan Margaret

1931

C4

Keenan Patrick

1918

C4

Kelly Rosanna

1898

L8

Kennedy Mary

1830

D3

Keyes James

1954

A1

Keyes Jane

1948

A1

King Bernard

1988

H4a

King Bridget

2006

H4a

King Margaret

1966

H4a

King Michael

1940

H4b

Lane Mary Ann

1927

E6

Lane Peter

1927

E6

Lavery Elizabeth

1922

L7

Lavery Eugene

1896

L8

Lavery Hugh

1883

L8

Lavery James

1903

L8

Lavery James

1942

L7

Lavery John

1937

L7

Lavery Sarah

1884

L8

Lavery Teresa

1948

L7

Long Nee McGrath Lil

 

F5b

Lynch Bridgid

1974

H10

Lynch Daniel

1974

H10

Lynch Jack

1964

H10

Lynch James

 

H10

Lynch Lena

 

H10

Lynch Mary

1934

H10

Magrath John

1788

H7

Magrath Patrick

1765

H7

Magrath Ginty Honora

1781

H7

Maguire Ellen

1867

B7

Maguire James

1863

B7

Maguire Julia

1859

B7

Maguire Mary

1916

A1

Maguire Molly

 

A1

Maguire Pat

 

A1

Maguire Patrick

1941

A1

Maguire Theresa

 

A1

Maguire Thomas

1959

B5

Manning Michael

1809

I2

Marsh James Lewis

1933

G14

Marsh Kathleen

1926

G14

Marsh Margaret

1975

G14

Marsh Richard

1901

G14

Mc Cabe Bridget

 

I3

Mc Cabe Franc

1786

I3

Mc Cabe Francis

 

I3

Mc Cabe James

1803

I3

Mc Cabe John

 

J6

Mc Cabe Mary

1818

I3

Mc Cabe Mary Bridget

 

J6

 
Mc Cabe Maureen

2004

J6

Mc Cabe Patrick

1839

E1

Mc Cabe Thomas

1984

J6

Mc Cabe Gahagon Elenor

1802

I3

Mc Cabe Gregan Elizabeth

1787

I3

Mc Dermott Anne

1839

L9

Mc Dermott Bryan

1835

G2

Mc Dermott Bryan

1892

G2

Mc Dermott Elenor

1830

G2

Mc Dermott Elizabeth

1930

G2

Mc Dermott John

1961

G2

Mc Dermott Judith

1835

G2

Mc Dermott Michael

1885

G2

Mc Dermott Michael

1941

G2

Mc Dermott Patrick

1862

L9

Mc Govern Daniel Raymond

1955

F3

Mc Govern Francis

 

F4

Mc Govern George

1931

F3

Mc Govern Margret

 

F4

Mc Govern Mary Jane

 

F4

Mc Govern Michael

 

F4

Mc Grath Annie

1975

F5a

Mc Grath Dick

1998

F5a

Mc Grath Richard

1938

F5a

Mc Guinness George

1959

G10

Mc Guinness Margaret

1951

G10

Mc Guinness Thomas

1944

G10

Monaghan Hugh

1720

K12

Monaghan James

1922

K2

Monaghan James

 

K2

Monaghan John

1856

K11

Monaghan Julia

1950

K2

Monaghan Julia

 

K2

Monaghan Kate

 

J5

Monaghan Kathleen

1969

K11

Monaghan Lena

 

K11

Monaghan Margaret

1931

K11

Monaghan Margaret

 

K11

Monaghan Mary

1943

K2

Monaghan Mary

1967

K11

Monaghan Mary

 

K2

Monaghan Patrick

1985

K11

Monaghan Richard

1785

K13

Monaghan Terence

1760

K13

Monaghan Teresa

1963

K2

Monaghan Thomas

1785

K13

Monaghan Thomas

1872

K11

Monaghan Thomas

1962

K11

Monaghan wife of John

 

K11

Monaghan William

1937

K11

Monaghan Willie

1869

K11

Monaghan Dalton Mary

1797

K13

Mooney Mary

1887

H8

Mooney Patrick

1888

H8

Morton Catherine

1981

I5

Mulvany James

1814

F14

Mulvany Michael

1804

F14

Newman James

1889

H4b

Newman Thomas

1877

H4b

Newman family  

 

G1

Nolan Bridget

1935

G9

O Brian Owen

1760

E4

O Brian Peppart Mary

1788

E4

O Hare Andrew

1801

D5

O Hare Elenor

1796

D5

Phillips family  

 

L4

Plunkett George

 

E5

Power Constable John

1886

C1

Reilly Cissie

1991

H2

Reilly Edward

1934

I4

Reilly Edward

1951

H2

Reilly Edward

1951

I4

Reilly Edward

1960

L3

Reilly Hugh

1747

F8

Reilly Hugh

 

J5

Reilly Hugh Junior

1766

F8

Reilly James

1969

J4

Reilly John

1759

I1

Reilly Katie

1951

I4

Reilly Mary

1784

I1

Reilly Mary

1969

J4

Reilly Patrick

1769

I1

Reilly Patrick

1893

J5

Reilly Patrick J.

1936

D2

Reilly Richard

1752

I1

Reilly Thomas

1967

I4

Ryan family Catherine

 

E2

Ryan family Thomas

 

E2

Sherdian Farrell

 

H3

Sherdian John

1964

H3

Sherdian Kathleen

 

H3

Sherdian Michael

 

H3

Sherdian Michael

 

H3

Sherdian Nee Fox Rose

1953

H3

Smith Allice

1872

K8

Smith Ellen

1869

K8

Smith James

1806

F2

Smith Jane

1873

K8

Smith John

1840

K8

Smith Mary

1866

K8

Smith Mary Anne

1954

F7

Smith Rose

 

F10

Smith Thomas

1810

F1

Smyth Agnes

1973

G2

Smyth Bryan

1964

G2

Smyth Elizabeth

1806

F6

Smyth James

1907

G2

Smyth John

1840

K9

Smyth John

1950

F7

Smyth Margret

1903

F7

Smyth Mary

1918

J2

Smyth Mary

1949

G2

Smyth Mary

 

F7

Smyth Nicholas

1912

J2

Smyth Patrick

1791

F6

Smyth Patrick

1867

J2

Smyth Patrick

1886

F7

Smyth Patrick

1931

F7

Smyth William

1796

F6

Smyth William

1804

D6

Smyth William

1891

J2

Smyth William

1918

F7

Sweeny Annie

1986

G9

Sweeny Elizabeth

1991

G9

Sweeny James

1933

G9

Sweeny James

1970

G9

Sweeny Julia

1941

G9

Sweeny Michael

1981

G9

Taaffe Ann

1895

E7

Taaffe James

1877

E7

Taaffe Patrick

1918

E7

Taaffe Stephen

1914

E7

Tevlin Bridget

1771

G6

Tevlin Elizabeth

1883

I6

Tevlin James

1875

I6

Tevlin Mary

1772

G6

Tevlin Mary

1926

G5

Tevlin Patrick

1779

G6

Tevlin Richard

1777

I6

Tevlin Terence

1797

G3

Tevlin Thomas

1775

G4

Tevlin Bradley Margret

1838

G3

Tevlin Casey Rose

1779

G3,4

Tevlin Kieran John

1913

G5

Tinnelly Anne

1913

H4b

Tinnelly Thomas

1961

H4b

Tormay Patrick

1889

H1

Traynor family  

 

E3b

Tully Ellen

1900

G12

Tully Richard

1891

G12

Walmsley Nancy

2000

B5

Walsh  

 

B6

Ward Patrick

1956

B2

White  

 

F13

Wolfe James

1779

K1

Wolfe Thomas

1795

K1

Wolfe Dalton Jane

1753

K1

Wright Patrick

 

F4

Mother M. Ursula

1943

L7

Sister Joseph

1955

L7

Sister M. Evangelist

1952

L7

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

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