J4795 : Robert Brynan headstone, Ballykeel graveyard, Islandmagee (June 2016)

taken 6 years ago, near to Gransha, Northern Ireland

Robert Brynan headstone, Ballykeel graveyard, Islandmagee (June 2016)
Robert Brynan headstone, Ballykeel graveyard, Islandmagee (June 2016)
Part of one of the best-preserved headstones in the graveyard with inscriptions (apparently) carved by more than one mason. Also interesting because of the use of three different spellings, for members of the same family, over a short period of 43 years. The visible inscription reads:
“Here lyeth the body of Robert Brynan who departed this life April 3d 1802 aged 73 years.
Also [long ”s”] Margaret Brynnan his wife who departed this life the 16th of Octobr 1807 aged 78 years.
Also his son Henry Brenan who departed this life 17th Feby 1845.”
For the record I checked the 1901 census returns and was unable to find any trace of the three names resident in Islandmagee.
Ballykeel graveyard, Islandmagee

A small graveyard, on the eastern side of the Low Road, to the north of Ballystrudder J4794 : Ballystrudder, Islandmagee. It sits beside the ruins of what is thought to be an early 17th century Presbyterian church. More information available here LinkExternal link. I cannot enter into correspondence or search for graves.

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Thursday, 30 June, 2016   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 30 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gravestone 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 470 954 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:47.1224N 5:42.8874W
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Irish: geotagged! J 470 954
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