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What does this date mean?
« 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?

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England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: What does this date mean?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 26 January 19 07:22 GMT (UK) »
I make it to be 54 not 34....

Aged 54??

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Re: What does this date mean?
« Reply #2 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 ...
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: What does this date mean?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 26 January 19 08:44 GMT (UK) »
1847 looks about right for age of stone....

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Re: What does this date mean?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 26 January 19 09:05 GMT (UK) »
I think died 1847 age 34.

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Re: What does this date mean?
« Reply #5 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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Re: What does this date mean?
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Re: What does this date mean?
« Reply #8 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 :-)
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, KIRBY, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk