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Title: What does this date mean?
Post by: Jang on Saturday 26 January 19 06:49 GMT (UK)
A headstone in Cahircarcorney Cemetery, Limerick has a strange death date. https://historicgraves.com/cahercorney/li-chcy-100/grave

The transcription reads:
Erected by Margret Kirby in memory of her husband Patrick Kirby who departed this life on the 4 of May 47 AD 34 also his three children. May they rest in peace Amen.

The photo of the actual headstone doesn't show the 47 before AD - perhaps covered by vegetation.

Does anyone know what this date means?

Jan

Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: hallmark on Saturday 26 January 19 07:22 GMT (UK)
I make it to be 54 not 34....

Aged 54??
Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: Jang on Saturday 26 January 19 08:34 GMT (UK)
Thanks hallmark, I didn't think of "aged". But the year is a mystery - maybe 1847 ...
Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: hallmark on Saturday 26 January 19 08:44 GMT (UK)
1847 looks about right for age of stone....
Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: solidrock on Saturday 26 January 19 09:05 GMT (UK)
I think died 1847 age 34.
Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: MaureeninNY on Saturday 26 January 19 11:55 GMT (UK)
There's this:(from Irish newspapers on FMPast)
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... deservedly regretted, and to the inexpressible grief of an amiable wife and interesting young family of three children. Patrick Kirby. Esq., warehouse keeper in the Customs* department of this city for some time, which situation filled with ample satisfaction ...
 
May 4, 1847 - Limerick Reporter - Limerick, Limerick, Republic of Ireland
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Seems he died of "fever"


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Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: hallmark on Saturday 26 January 19 12:37 GMT (UK)


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Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: hallmark on Saturday 26 January 19 12:46 GMT (UK)



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Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: Jang on Saturday 26 January 19 22:56 GMT (UK)
MaureeninNY and hallmark, thanks for the great finds. Certainly worth following up to see if he had a wife Margaret. The headstone was in Cahircarcorney Cemetery, Frederickstown, which is a fair distance from Limerick City, but you never know :-)
Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: Jang on Sunday 27 January 19 00:13 GMT (UK)
I found a Mary Kerby bapt 1836 St Margaret's Limerick City to Patrick Kerby and Margaret Barry, which seems to fit :-)
Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: BallyaltikilliganG on Monday 28 January 19 14:01 GMT (UK)
have you compared to:-
 73 Kerby on
http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/results.jsp?surname=kerby&firstname=&county=Limerick&townland=&parish=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=&pager.offset=50
and 55 Kirby on http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/search/tab/results.jsp?surname=kirby&firstname=&county=Limerick&townland=&parish=&search=Search&sort=&pageSize=&pager.offset=50
from above I singled out
   
Kerby   Maurice   Cahercorny   Cahercorney   Limerick   1833
   its 12 miles away from limerick likely the family home rather than the city address Rutland st for the custom office

check the Barrys out
Barry   Michl   Cahercorny   Cahercorney   Limerick   1833


Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: Jang on Wednesday 30 January 19 08:56 GMT (UK)
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm trying to connect him to the Kirbys at Ballyhudane - Maurice born 1791 and Jeremiah born1797 (sons of Patrick Kirby). Maurice has a memorial in the Cahercorney Cemetery. I suspect that Patrick might be his son.

Thanks for the Barry reference. I hadn't looked at that side of the family yet.
Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: hallmark on Wednesday 30 January 19 09:10 GMT (UK)
Have you searched other boards for clues?

w.g.  https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?m=211&p=localities.britisles.ireland.lim.general&dc=50




The Waterford News 
Issue Date:   Friday, November 16, 1855
Page:    Page 4

 Misa Anne Kirby, daughter of Maurice,Kirby, Esq., Ballyhudane, county Limerick called in ...  (Religion?)


Your other thread
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=805616.0
Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: hallmark on Wednesday 30 January 19 09:13 GMT (UK)
Thomas Fitzgerald 1819 - 1886 b in Towlerton, Ballysimon, Limerick, Ireland d in Dromela, Abington, (Dromela), Co. Limerick

........................... +Mary Kirby 1831 - 1920 b in Ballyhudane, Caherconlish, Co. Limerick m: 10 February 1852 in Cahirconlish, Limerick, Ireland Maurice Kirby


http://freepages.rootsweb.com/~mccarthykathryn/genealogy/fitzgerald_descendents.htm
Title: Re: What does this date mean?
Post by: Jang on Thursday 31 January 19 00:37 GMT (UK)
Thanks, hallmark, yes I did have those two items. It's the baptism of Patrick Kirby ca 1813 that's proving elusive.