The Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead 1888-1938

The Association for the Preservation of Memorials of the Dead 1888-1938



This publication was born out of Philip D. Vigors desire to preserve the tomb and headstone memorials that marked the place of burial of the Irish and record these in a printed volumes for posterity. Vigors enlisted the help of many willing participants from every county in Ireland to transcribe and record headstones in their locality that they would then send in for annual publication. The volumes were published from 1888 to 1934.

The volume of transcriptions contain details of many early headstones that are now no longer readable. The volumes are as Vigors wrote, ‘a record of those who have gone before us’. These volumes are undoubtedly an invaluable resource for those who are carrying out family history research. 

An example of the utility of this source can be found in the publication of headstone and memorial inscriptions for St Columb's Cathedral Church of Ireland graveyard in the city of L'Derry. The survey seems remarkably complete and was originally attributed as the work of the Rev G Galbraith, Dean of Derry. But in a subsequent volume an apology was issued and a correction given that the transcriptions were the work of the Rev Richard Hailes, Dean of Derry 1911-1921.

Memorials of the Dead -- Derry Cathedral Inscriptions
Volume III
p583-594
Volume IV
p122-139
p308-328
Volume VI
p526-531
Volume IX
p109-116
Volume X
p109-116
p221-229
p357-362
Vol XI
p61-64
p206-209

Below is a list of the surnames that are recorded for Derry Cathedral Graveyard
Surname
Other
Abbott

Abrahams

Acheson
see Lyle
Acheson

Adams

Adamson

Adems

Agnew

Aitken

Alcock
see Knox
Alcock

Allingham
see Watt
Armstrong
see Hamilton
Armstrong

Babington

Baillee

Barr

Bartholomew

Battersby

Batty

Benson

Beresford

Black

Blackall

Blair

Boggs

Bolger

Bowen
see Ferguson
Bradley

Bredin

Brooke

Brooke
see Hood
Brooke
see Fairley
Brooke
see Vans
Brookes

Brown

Bryson
see Shaw
Bryson

Buchan

Buchanan

Buckley

Cadman

Caldwell
see Clark
Caldwell

Campbell

Campbell
see Brown
Campbell
see Kelly
Canning

Canning
see Gallagher
Carter

Cary

Caufield

Cennan

Chambers

Charleton

Christen

Clark

Clarke

Cliff
see Abbott
Cochrane
see Thompson
Colhoun

Colhoun
see McElwee
Coningham
see Scott
Coningham

Coningham
see Leslie
Conyngham

Cooke

Corbett

Cowan

Coward

Cowdon

Coyle

Craig
see Wilson
Crawford

Creighton

Crompton

Crossley

Cunningham
see Gilmour
Cuthbert

Daglesh

Davenport

Davis

Davison
see Clark
Dawson

Dennison

Dickson
see Scott
Doak

Donaldson

Dougherty

Dunlap
see Adems
Dysart

Eadie

Edgar

Egerton
see Hall
Elder
see Davenport
Ellis

Elvers

Ewing

Ewing
see Davis
Fairley

Fawcett
see Johnston
Ferguson
see Scott
Ferguson

Fleming

Floyd
see Forrest
Forrest

Forsyth

Foster

Foy

Franks

Galbraith
of Camplestown
Galbraith

Gallagher

Garvey
see Johnston
Gilkey

Gillespie
see Lecky
Gilmour

Gilmpur
see Cowan
Glass

Glassen

Glen

Glenn

Goodinge

Gore

Gough

Graham

Gray
see Millar
Grayson

Greco

Guy
see Ferguson
Hall

Hamilton

Hamilton
see Davis
Hamilton
see McConn
Hanlen

Hart
see Fairley
Harvey

Harward

Haslett
see Brown
Hastings

Hatrick

Hay

Hayton

Hazlett

Hazlett
see Mitchael
Hempton

Henderson

Hill

Hill
see Scott
Hogg

Holland

Holt
see Masaroon
Hood

Hope
see Glen
Hope

Houstoun
see Leeson
Huffington

Hume

Hunter

Hyndman
see Peoples
Irwin

Jameison

Johnston

Jones

Kane

Keeler

Kelly

Kernahan

Kerr
see McClintock
Kerr

Kerr
Macky
Kilgore

Kirk

Kirkpatrick
see Clark
Kitchin

Knox

Law
see Crawford
Law
see McCrea
Leake

Leathem

Lecky
see Hogg
Lecky

Lecky
see Scott
Lecky
see Caldwell
Ledlie

Leeson
see Moncrieffe
Leeson

Lennox

Leslie

Little
see Twaddell
Lloyd

Lowry
see Patterson
Lyle

Lyle
see Acheson
Lyons

MaCaulay
see Gallagher
Mackenzie

Mackey

Macky

Maclellan
see Edgar
Magill

Maginnis

Major
see McDonagh
Mansfield

Manson

Marchel

Martin

Masaroon

Mathews

Maughan

Mauleverer

Maxwell

McCandless

McCarter
see Pollock
McCarter

McCartney
see Macky
McCausland

McCausland
see Hogg
McClintock

McClure

McColgan

McColley

McConn
see Stewart
McConn

McCorkell
see McLarren
McCorkell
see Walker
McCorkell

McCrea

McCree

McCullough

McDevitt

McDonagh

McDonald

McElvenny

McElwee

McGowan

McIntyre
see Clarke
McIntyre

McLarren

McLean
see Gilmour
McMaster

McMenamy

McMonagle

McNaughten
see Gallagher
McNeely

McNeill

McSparran

Merry
of New York
Miles

Millar

Miller

Milligan

Mitchael

Mitchell

Moncrieffe

Moore

Morrison

Morrison
see Foy
Morrison
see Gallagher
Morrison
see Kerr
Morton

Mulherin
see McIntyre
Munn

Murphy

Murray

Murren

Neilson
see Kernahan
Nelis

Newburgh

Nicholson
see Mauleverer
Nicholson
see Scott
Nicholson

Oakes

Orr

Osborn
see Eadie
Oyden

Paterton

Patterson

Pegley

Peoples

Perois

Philson

Phipps

Playfair
see Cowdon
Pollitt

Pollock

Poyntz

Presdee

Preston
see Shaw
Preston

Price

Priestley

Radcliffe

Raines

Ramsay

Rea

Reed

Richards

Ried

Robinson

Rolleston

Rose

Ross

Schoales
see Knox
Schoales
see Alcock
Schoales

Scott

Scott
see Harvey
Shannon

Sharkey

Shaw

Shaw
see McElwee
Sheppard
see Abbott
Sherwood

Shine

Sidley

Smiley

Smith
see McMonagle
Smith
see Thistle
Smith

Smyth

Sparrow

Squire
see Lecky
Stacke
see Cary
Stafford

Steel

Stephenson

Stevenson
see Eadie
Stewart

Stirling
see Campbell
Stirling

Story

Tharp

Thistle

Thompson

Tomkins

Townley

Toy

Trails

Twaddell

Vance

Vans

Waddy
see Manosn
Waddy
see Maxwell
Walker

Walker
see McCarter
Wallen
see Johnston
Walsh

Warren
see Stewart
Watson

Watt

Watt
see Cowdon
Wells
see Lloyd
West

Whyte

William

Wilson

Wilson
see McCarter
Wylie

Young
see McMaster
Young

Young
see Caldwell
Young
see Millar

Some volumes are now available online

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