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From: "Frank Kehoe" <>
Subject: [IRL-WICKLOW] correction
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 12:58:26 +0100
I may have mistaken Wichman for Wakeman. This is a link to the work.
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From: "Frank Kehoe" <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:03 PM
Subject: [IRL-WICKLOW] Edward Johnson of Ballinaclash
> Thanks to Joyce Tunstead and Yvonne Russell
> with interest to the text of headstone No.85 is I am sure the resting
> place of Edward Johnson
> Surveyor and Valour for Lord Meath, Lord Wicklow, Mr. Gunn-Cunningham and
> occasionally Lord FitzWilliam. And father of Daniel Johnson.
> Should anyone have any details regarding his birth c.1791 and/or his
> marriage (date unknown) to Elizabeth (surname unknown) 1797-1880 I would
> In the same spirit as Cara's stories, I offer the following entry by the
> minister which I noted when
> searching the Killiskey C of I records at the National Archives.
> "In May 1897 Robert Sutton of Black Ditches was having a field known as
> Casey's field ploughed. The slice? struck a rock. He gave orders to have
> rock blasted and when the hole was being made a hollow sound being
> the men began to investigate and finally discovered a perfect cist ? ? the
> rock they were trying to blast was the covering stone.
> Next day I saw it. It contained a large skeleton the bones were quite hard
> and teeth still remained in jaw. The femur measures 19 inches. A fragment
> a bowl was also found and I examined it. It was of baked clay with a
> ribbon pattern.
> The pattern was exactly the same [can't decipher next four words] bowl
> at Ballym?t in Sligo, of which there is an illustration in Wichemans Irish
> I heard that 60 years ago another similar cist was found at Cullen's farm
> but they were so frightened at the discovery that they covered it up. Also
> that one had been found at Broomhall.
> The Cist was this shape - [oblong drawing].
> measures inside [crossed out] 6ft.6" long 2ft.6 wide and was about 2ft.
> On the opposite page he has drawn a elevation sketch of the cap stone
> supported by two pillars. He notes ;" The covering stone has curious
> like a roof".
> Frank Kehoe
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