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John (#47032041)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 27 days
adam edwards
Page Lawrence Dickinson

Hello John,

Thanks for all your efforts. Did you do the Redford Cemetery based on a transcript of the cemetery records or on an actual visit? I'm looking for the wife of Page Lawrence, Joan Creagh, daughter of Augustine Fitzgerald Creagh and Diana Elizabeth Fitzgerald. I figure she must be there too since her husband and parents were buried there, but the only other Joans I find there don't match up at all. Joan Dickinson, née Creagh, was born c. 1882.


Added by adam edwards on Oct 15, 2014 10:49 AM

Tina reilly
ian roy collie
Hi John im related to the Collies and like you do geneology part time. i have found many relatives in Mount Jerome and saw Ian Roy Collie on your site can you tell me is he related to a John Collie who was born Scotland. He came to ireland with his 2 brothers William and George (my relative) around 1890.T
hey are all buried in Mount Jerome so you can look them up.
My relative had George Collie the famous artist and his brother John had John Junior born 1907 and he moved to terenure. Could Ian be his son? any information would be great
Many thanks

Added by Tina reilly on Oct 07, 2014 5:02 AM

Jim Hobbs
Fedamore / Arywee Cemetery County Limerick
HI John, just a return note, from your reply, from almost a year ago! I have now located the cemetery where my Fitzgerald family is buried: Rochestown Cemetery. I have added the cemetery, and there's a website: where you can go to for photos of the Rochestown Cemetery gravestones (154), and a number of other cemeteries. Best wishes, Jim

Added by Jim Hobbs on Oct 02, 2014 7:57 AM

Paul Canning
Grave photo
Thanks so much for this, really appreciated. At a stroke this shows 5 of the 7 siblings I've been looking for. Just need to find the other 2 now!

Added by Paul Canning on Sep 28, 2014 2:57 PM

nurse sheila Dunne
thank you so much for the photograph of nurse Dunne. It is very much appreciated

Added by TANYA BIRNIE on Sep 23, 2014 12:37 PM

Sheila Foot
Foot vault
Thank you John for putting the Foot vault in St.Matthews Irishtown online.

I am at present trying to find the burial place of my granduncle, Frederick J Foot (Geologist with the Irish Branch of the British Geologist Survey) who drowned while attempting to save life at Lough Key, Roscommon in 1867.

Sheila Foot.

Added by Sheila Foot on Sep 05, 2014 6:55 AM

Lisacul Rosie
Roscommon Graveyards

Thanks John for the recent updates.

As there is no pull down menu for Irish cemeteries you may find memorial 122021678 helpful if you are working on Roscommon Graveyards.

Added by Lisacul Rosie on Aug 27, 2014 9:28 AM

Patrick OLeary

Thank you for all your work with Drishane Cemetery. It is a great resource for my family history research.


Patrick O'Leary
Louisville, Kentucky USA

Added by Patrick OLeary on Aug 20, 2014 4:56 PM

val sun
Discovered the wonderful work you are carrying out on Graves. Delighted to find two Harveys we didnt know about and are now added to the Family Tree. The photos are also great to have and we would like to thank you

Added by val sun on Jul 29, 2014 7:22 AM

Helen Ryan
HMS Leinster
John, thanks to you I have found where my great grandfather, John William Smith, greaser on HMS Leinster is buried.

Forever grateful


Added by Helen Ryan on Jul 28, 2014 1:40 PM

Jane Byrne
Thanks John for this fantastic work-we are all in your debt.
Jane Byrne

Added by Jane Byrne on Jul 19, 2014 12:50 AM

Rita Ward
correction Polgar
Hi John,

I have edited the date of birth on the entry that you have for my brother, Laszlo Polgar, buried in Bohernabreena Cemetery. His date of birth is 24 December 1949, and not 1950 as showing currently.

Many thanks for your work.

Added by Rita Ward on Jul 04, 2014 4:47 AM

De Valera Family Gravesite
The photographs are outstanding. Outstanding. Thank You.
The script is challenging. I'll send you an email shortly.

Added by sandlotball on Jul 02, 2014 11:36 AM

Never mind the first part. I'm just now looking at the photos.
I had no idea there were separate tombstones. Thanks so much.

Added by sandlotball on Jul 02, 2014 11:17 AM

De Valera
Where are you getting the different years from ?

The ones I have come from Terry de Valera's autobiography. They're also the dates that correspond to information in a number of de Valera biographies published over the past 45 years.

Here's something you might be help with. His daughter Dr Máirín was a Professor of Botany at UCG for many decades and is buried in Galway - somewhere. Likely in a graveyard in a Gaeltacht, but I've never found the location.

Added by sandlotball on Jul 02, 2014 11:03 AM

dara morefield
Hynes: Desmond and Thurlough (Terence)
Hi John,
Thank you so much for adding the information re my two uncles, Des and Thurlough Hynes. There is another Hynes sibling, the youngest, my mother, Ita Veronica (known as I.V.) now I.V. Morefield, and at the age of 89 living in Bedford, England. Mom lost touch with uncle Thurlough (Terence) when he moved to Canada, where he later died, He had at least 4 children, my cousins, now probably grandparents themselves. I would very much like to trace them, if at all possible, while Mom is still alive. Could you help me in this??

By the way, our grandfater, Francis Hynes, was himself a stonemason at Glasnevin Cemetery, which is how the family grave comes to be there.

Many thanks again.

Added by dara morefield on Jul 01, 2014 8:46 AM

Catherine Redmond Carroll
Hi John, I see you have included census information on the record of Catherine Redmond Carroll in Templeogue. I note you have two Grand children listed by the same name (Alice). This is incorrect the last entry should read Anne age 11 years as per the 1911 census. Anne Redmond McKnight was my grandmother. Refards. Gerry McKnight

Added by Gearóid on Jul 01, 2014 5:33 AM

RE: Carroll and Redmond families
Hi John thanks for message. I didn't directly message Vern regarding the Redmonds, but I did edit the information. Will this be sufficient or do I need to make direct contact. I did many edit regarding the Redmonds as 5 of John and Margaret children are buried in Bluebell along with their spouses and children/grand children. Regards Gerry

Added by Gearóid on Jun 30, 2014 6:22 AM

warren m
herbert carroll
thank you for the photos of my grandparents grave. it allows me to see the grave from Canada


Added by warren m on Jun 26, 2014 10:00 PM

Dr Graves, Mount Jerome, Dublin
You are marvellous! and more than kind. Glad to note you did not appear to get rained on this time. =])

Added by ohSunnyOne on May 30, 2014 10:46 AM

Pvt Mark Phibbs
Hi John,

I thought you might have some knowledge of what I am seeking to find out.

Do you know where I could discover details on British soldiers of WW1? I have looked around, but I think there is little available as much of it was destroyed in WW2.

I am particularly interested in Mark Phibbs. He is a member of my family.

I appreciate any help you can offer.


Added by devanp on May 23, 2014 8:42 PM

St Georges Church cemetery,Drumcondra
Hi John,

Just to let you know i have added photographs to the graves you added. for Henry Pobjoy,Noel F Boxwell,Cpt Benjamin Poyntz young. Corp Hurst, Robert Alexander Deegan. Your are doing great work adding these graves.



Added by Michael on Apr 30, 2014 11:48 AM

Leah Stanek
Deidre McMahon Kelly
I am interested in getting more information about Deidre McMahon Kelly. I think she may be my pen pal from long ago. She is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery. The Deidre I wrote to lived in Dublin and would have been born in 1958 plus or minus a couple of years. I am just now trying to find her and hope this isn't the person I am looking for because I want to find her and finally meet her after 40+ years which would mean another trip to Ireland which I would gladly welcome because I love Ireland so. Any information you can help me with would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ever so much Leah Randall Stanek from Minnesota, USA

Added by Leah Stanek on Apr 28, 2014 2:06 PM

RE: The Cobbe family in Coolbanagher Churchyard
Hi John,

You raise a little issue in your post that is worth exploring.

My Cobbe ancestors were of French Huguenot extraction, living in Emo for a few generations since the early 1700s.

I found their deaths and burials in the Coolbabagher burial records, in the care of the RCB library in Churchtown. However, as with many of my earlier ancestors, there is no headstone, as there most likely were no funds to pay for one.

Do you think deaths or burials should be recorded on the Find A Grave website, where no physical headstone exists, to specifically mark the resting place?

Interested in your opinion.

Nigel O'Connor.

Added by Genie on Mar 10, 2014 1:07 PM

RE: Herbert Carroll
Hi John
Great work on the site and the graveyards. Yes Herbert did attend the Royal Hibernian Military School. My older siblings would remember more than I would in terms of dates etc. His father was in the British Army and died very young and his stepfather was in the BA too.

I have sent the links on the site to all my siblings and they may be able to supply more information.

Best regards


Added by Clive on Mar 05, 2014 3:37 AM


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