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From: "Lewis Gregory Jr." <>
Subject: Antrim County Gravestone Inscriptions
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 1998 17:03:42 -0800
7th part in this series:
THE OLD CHURCHYARDS OF GLENARM CONT:
To the family of Randel or McRandel are several old stones. This
name appears to be quite extinct in the district. It seems suggestive of
a bastard line of McDonnells. They are:
Here lyeth the body of Hugh Randel, who departed the 28 of June, 1721.
Here lyeth the body of James Randles who died the 2nd day of July 1797
aged 72 years.
Here lyeth the body of James Randell who died ye 21 Nov 1724.
Here lyeth the body of Hugh Randell who dyed the 17 Nov 1729.
John Randell who dyed the 20 Septem. 1781.
Here lyeth the body of Mary, wife to James Randles who departed this
Erected to the memory of Hugh McRandle, late of Duntague, who departed
this life on the 2nd day of March 1805 aged 92 years.
In the Abbey Churchyard, so far as I can see, the Roman Catholics
seem to have been buried only in the portion once occupied by the site
of the old Abbey, west and north of the modern church. In this portion
lie the remains of a once much-beloved parish priest of the united
parishes of Belfast, Derriaghy, the Drums, and Falls, the Rev. Hugh
O'Donnell, P.P. He was a native of Glenarm, and came of a family held in
high respect. It is now, I believe, extinct, and were it not for the act
of a real good Samaritan, who recently had the family tombstones cleaned
and done up, the stone would soon have become undecipherable. The
inscription is as follows:
(has a drawing of Armorial Bearing)
Here lieth the body of Bernard O'Donnell, who departed this life 11th
Feb. 1790, aged 48 years. Also the body of Roger O'Donnell, who departed
this life 3 July 1784, aged 87 years. Also the body of his spouse
Eleanor O'Donnell, alias Magill, who departed this life 17th July 1785
aged 69 years. Also on the 1st Jan. 1814, the body of Rev Hugh O'Donnell
aged 75 years. who was Parish Priest of Belfast during 44 years Closed
is the hand that often gave relief and cold the heart that bled to each
man's grief. And the body of Hugh O'Donnell Junr. died the 14th July
1817 aged 18 years. Also his father Rodger O'Donnell who died the 16th
March 1820, aged 68 years. Rosella O'Donnell wife to Roger O'Donnell who
departed this life 11th May 1848 aged 85 years.
There are three stones dedicated to the memory of the family of
McKillop, two in the Abbey churchyard, and one in the old churchyard of
Tickmacrevan. They are as follows:
Here lyeth the body of Neal McKillop who departed this life 5th day of
October 1784, aged 61 years. At his left side lieth his wife aged 55
year, and at the right his mother.
Erected to the memory of James McKillop of Unchenaugh who departed this
life the 15th of March 1826 aged 65 years.
Glenarm cont. next time with the McKillop's.
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