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Graveyard Information

Downpatrick Pres

County : Down

Denomination : Presbyterian

Graveyard Name : Downpatrick Pres

Civil Parish : Down

Town / Townland : Downpatrick

OS Reference : J490446

Other Information : This is the second presbyterian church, having been built in 1826 after the separation from the non - subscribers It is in Fountain Street and the graveyard behind the Church extends steeply up to the 200 foot contour The Church has the following inscription on the west wall "To the Glory of God this foundation stone was laid on 25th March 1954 by Mary J Beatty to record the date of the re-building of this Church Original Church was built in 1826 " The oldest date of death is 1828 and the first interment in this graveyard was Young (q v ) All stones with deaths before 1865 have been copied Baptismal and Marriage registers date from 1827.


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