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Graveyard Information

Greyabbey Graveyard

County : Down

Denomination :

Graveyard Name : Greyabbey Graveyard

Civil Parish : Greyabbey

Town / Townland : Rosemount

OS Reference : J582681

Other Information : This is just outside (east) of the present abbey grounds It is densely packed with headstones and contains a large number of eighteenth century stones The parish registers (Church of Ireland) all date from 1807 Presbyterian registers date from 1875 (baptismal) and 1845 (marriage) The graveyard is very uneven with many broken stones and some lying face downwards Several of those recorded required extensive digging before they could be read and others may be still undiscovered In the summer the graveyard is a wilderness of nettles and other weeds All stones with dates of death prior to 1865 have been copied completely There are no monuments in the parish church dating prior to 1865.


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