The following grave inscription appears in St. Mary’s Graveyard Thurles, Co.Tipperary
Stone is barely readable.
“Here lieth the body of Mrs Rebecca Ardagh wife of Mr Arthur Ardagh of Thurles
who departed this life March the 1st 1774 aged …. 39 [59?] Also the body
of Arthur Ardagh who departed this life the 18th Feb 17?5 in the 76th year
of his age. Also the body of Arthure Ardagh son of Edward Ardagh who died May
the 22nd 1834 aged ?3 yrs (appears to be 33 or 53)”
Protestant Marriages Thurles Registrar District – 1845-1863
Line one is Date. Place. Whether married by banns or license.
Line two is groom, occupation, residence, father of groom. His occupation.
Line three is bride, occupation, residence, father of bride, his occupation.
The x after the name means that they signed their name with an x and were presumably illiterate.
8. Feb. 15th Thurles – Licence.
John Jackson 23 – x – Servant — Templemore – John Jackson Bricklayer
Maria Ardagh 23 Thurles — Edward Ardagh Shoemaker
10. Feb. Thurles – Licence.
Charles Mitchell – Burris – Clerk – Two-mile-Borris – James Burris Farmer
Anne Ardagh Thurles – Andrew Ardagh – Brick layer
Trusting this is of some help to you.