Youghal Churchyard


Youghal Churchyard



In September 2019, Jenet Peers (née Copinger) visited St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Youghal, Co Cork and met a gentleman,
Wayne Ruxton, who sent her these pages consisting of pictures of gravestones in the church yard.

Edward Coppinger who died in 1624

Coppinger, Edward:



Hic jacet Edvardvs.....ger Ville de Yoghil
mercantor qvi obit 12 IVLII Anno Domini 1624.
Helena Ronane vxor ujvs posvit.”

This tomb was recorded in Dineley’s history as Edvardvs Coppinger,
with an original location under the rubble of
the dismantled Portingall Chapel at the Western extremity of the South aisle.
In 1814, during excavation of this tomb, was found a pectoral cross,
(“similar to those worn by Roman Catholic prelates”)
lying deep, with a human skeleton beneath it.



Section 5, number 1.Photographed 3/8/2012

W. A. D. Coppinger who died in September 1642

COPPINGER, W.A.D:



Here lyeth in....he body of....... enth day of
 September A...D
ni 1642.”



Section 5, number 2, in front of coffin recess.

Photographed 3/8/2012

Frances Margaret Coppinger who died in October 1915

COPPINGER, FRANCES MARGARET:



In loving memory of Frances Margaret Coppinger, dearly loved wife of Robert Griffith
who died at Youghal, 20
th October 1915, also Robert Griffith,
started the Munster and Leinster Bank in Bandon in the year 1864, 57 years manager.
Died at Castlebar 23
rd May 1927.

We do not lay you down so deep but we ourselves shall overtake you soon.
We dream a little long while you sleep and sleep.”



Section 2, number 25.

Photographed 23/7/2012



BOTTOM RIBBON UNDER COAT OF ARMS READS “VIRTUTE ET FIDELITIATE”



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