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Joseph McGaffin Grave
« on: Thursday 15 March 18 19:34 GMT (UK) »
I have a Joseph McGaffin who was born on 14th August 1847 to James McGaffin and Matilda McGaffin in Newry and died 16th June 1893 in Sheeptown. He married a Jane Bradford on 20th August 1879 in Newry (Methodist Church). I was wondering would there be a certain cemetery he would be buried in. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Joseph McGaffin Grave
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 15 March 18 20:01 GMT (UK) »
Place of burial often depends on religion. Was he also Methodist? if so, does the local Methodist church (or church he attended) have burial ground?

Sheeptown is on the outskirts of Newry. There's a Monks Hill Municipal Cemetery in Newry but I'm not sure when it opened.
https://www.townlands.ie/down/lordship-of-newry/newry-down-portion/sheeptown/
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Re: Joseph McGaffin Grave
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 March 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
On the 1901 and 1911 (surname misspelt as McGuffin in 1911) Irish Census records Jane McGaffin and her children are Presbyterian

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Re: Joseph McGaffin Grave
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 March 18 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Have a look at this graveyard map for ideas of local church graveyards (you can filter by denomination)-
http://www.historyfromheadstones.com/index.php?down
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Re: Joseph McGaffin Grave
« Reply #4 on: Friday 16 March 18 09:20 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for this, I do believe he was Presbyterian his brothers were too. There are so many but I would look in the Old Meetinghouse Green because it is on Church Street and Josephís father had a house on Church Street. It might not have any relevance to what Iím looking for but itís a place to start.

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Re: Joseph McGaffin Grave
« Reply #5 on: Friday 16 March 18 12:31 GMT (UK) »
If they lived on Church Street and were Presbyterians it would be worth checking St. Patrick's Church of Ireland-
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