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Hugh and Sarah McRandal–Tombstone Tuesday

In McRandal, My Genealogy on February 2, 2010 at 9:46 PM

A topic suggested by Geneabloggers.

Hugh & Sarah McRandal, and his grandparents, Hugh & Anne McRandal

Feystown, Antrim County, Northern Ireland

This is an older picture of the headstones put up by the local McRandal family to replace the originals.  Below is a picture I took of the same headstones in May 2006.  Notice the extreme differences in condition–the wind and rain wear stone down quickly in this region.

Transcription:

(Left tombstone)

Pray For The Souls Of

HUGH McRANDAL

DIED 2nd NOV. 1954.

HIS WIFE SARAH T. McRANDAL,

DIED 2nd FEB. 1946.  AND THEIR SON

HUGH McRANDAL, DIED 25th DEC. 1914

*ERECTED BY THEIR FAMILY*

(Right Stone)

IHS

Pray for the souls of

HUGH McRANDAL,

of Duntague who departed this Life

22nd March 1866,  Aged 61 Years.

Also of Margaret McKay his eldest

daughter who died 7th July 1861,

Aged 31 Years.

And of Martha Connolly his second

daughter who died 23rd Feby 1862,

Aged 28 Years.

Also his wife ANNE McRANDAL,

who died 13th April, 1890, aged 80 years.

R.I.P.

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  1. are they all buried at the same spot? are they memorial stones?

    • I believe they are all buried where the stones are (thus they are actual grave markers). It’s a (Catholic) church burying ground they’re at. The generation in between (ie Hugh’s parents, “Wee” Barney & Margaret) is buried in Belfast.

  2. are they stacked on top of eachother then??

  3. good lordy that’s cozy.. hope they liked eachother ;)

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