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St. Bridget's Catholic Church Cemetery - Old Section

12 St. Bridget's Drive, Renous, Northumberland County, New Brunswick

Up until the construction of St. Bridget's Church in Renous, the closest Catholic Church was St. Patrick's, located down and across the river at Nelson-Miramichi. Otherwise, travelling priests would celebrate Mass in private homes. In 1946, a group of Catholic residents of the Renous area requested a chapel be built, and on Sept. 15, 1851, construction was begun. This church served the area until destroyed by a severe winds in a storm on Aug. 14, 1911. Ground was broken for a new church the following year, with the corner stone being laid Sept. 6, 1916. Church services and events were held in the basement, as the main and upper floors were not opened for use until 1952, and not completed until 1960.

There are more details on the early history of the Catholic Church in this area at the website of the local branch of the Knights of Columbus: St. Bridget's Parish, Renous, N.B.: A Brief History.

The cemetery is located across the parking lot from the current church. It is relatively small and fairly sad looking. The day we visited, and took these pictures, was sunless and damp - it's possible the feeling of the place may improve with a little sunshine.

St. Bridget's Old Cemetery

St. Bridget's Church, destroyed by storm in 1911

St. Bridget's Catholic Church, Renous, 2003

NW corner, St. Bridget's Old Cemetery

This photo shows the northwest corner of the cemetery a bit closer. There is a stone for five of the eight children of Peter Kelly and Ellen Fitzpatrick, who predeceased their parents. In his book Pioneers of Colonial America, John Doty says that Philip and Katherine are buried here, too, as well as a number of other family members. If this can be verified (I don't know if cemetery records still exist), I would someday like to place a stone here, to remember them all.

This cemetery transcript includes the following surnames:

BROPHY, BUGGIE, BUGGY, BURNS, BUTLER, CASEY, CLOSE, COLEPAUGH, DALTON, DONOGHUE, DONOVAN, DOOLAN, DORAN, DOYLE, DUFFY, DUNN, DUTHIE, FEARN, FURLONG, GILLIS, GLYNN, GRATZ, HALL, HALLAHAN, HALLIHAN, HAY, HAYES, HOGAN, HOLLAHAN, JARDINE, KANA, KEAHO, KEARY, KEHOE, KELLEY, KELLY, MAHONEY, MARONEY, MCAVOY, MCCARTHY, MCCORMICK, MCEVOY, MCKINIRY, MCKINZIE, MCLAUGHLAN, MURPHY, NASH, NELEGAN, O'BRIEN, O'NEILL, POWER, QUINN, ROGERS, SPARROW, SULLIVAN, TALLEN, TOBIN, TURNER, VICKERS, WALSH, WELCH, WHELAN

  Row Grave Person Surname Givens Dates Age Remarks
                 
  12 3 1 -- -- d. June 15, ---- 70 Erected by wife
                 
  14 3 1 BROPHY Anorah d. Nov. 30, 1859 27 Daughter of Fintin & Nancy
                 
  15 8 1 BUGGIE Mary Ann 1879 - 1882    
  15 8 2 BUGGIE Patrick J. 1885 - 1889    
  15 8 3 BUGGIE Lillian T. 1898 - ----    
                 
  15 7 1 BUGGIE Patrick d. Oct. 4, 1893 100  
  15 7 2 BUGGIE Johanna d. Nov. 15, 1893 80 Wife
                 
  15 6 1 BUGGY John d. Apr. 30, 1877 34 Erected by James BUGGY
                 
  19 5 1 BURNS Edward d. May 4, 1887 38 Husband of Alice WALLS
                 
  20 7 1 BURNS Frances APPLEBY d. Feb. 14, 1896 84 Wife of Peter BURNS
                 
  20 6 1 BURNS Peter d. Feb. 16, 1880 72  
                 
  20 8 1 BURNS Peter d. May 4, 1881 3 yrs, 10 mos Child of Edward & Alice
                 
  10 2 1 BUTLER Patrick d. Feb. 15, 1874 32 Killed by a tree; Erected by his wife
                 
  18 6 1 CASEY William d. Oct. 1877 77 Erected by son John
  18 6 2 CASEY Annie d. 1850 62 Wife
                 
  4 1 1 CLOSE Mary A. VICKERS d. Apr. 15, 1916 32 Wife of Michael CLOSE
  4 1 2 CLOSE Michael W.     Infant son of Michael & Mary CLOSE
                 
  7 1 1 CLOSE John J. d. May 12, 1901 21  
  7 1 2 CLOSE Philomena L. d. Sept. 8, 1896 21 days  
                 
  7 2 1 CLOSE James 1826 - 1917    
  7 2 2 CLOSE Ellen DONOVAN 1854 - 1917    
                 
  8 1 1 CLOSE Patrick P. d. Nov. 15, 1918   4062044 NB Regt CEF
                 
12 2 1 COLEPAUGH Charles E. d. Mar. 3, 1914 25  
                 
13 2 1 COLEPAUGH Thomas d. Feb. 11, 1916 71  
  13 2 2 COLEPAUGH Catherine DONOVAN 1851 - 1936   Wife
                 
  18 3 1 DALTON Edward d. Feb. 26, 1886 74 Husband & father
                 
  6 1 1 DONOGHUE John d. Apr. 17, 1890 44  
  6 1 2 DONOGHUE Catherine WALSH d. Sept. 27, 1891 43  
                 
  11 1 1 DONOVAN John G. d. May 21, 1890 63  
  11 1 2 DONOVAN Ann 1835 - 1909   Wife
  11 1 3 DONOVAN Katie d. July 15, 1863 4  
  11 1 4 DONOVAN Neil d. Aug. 15, ---- 3  
                 
  11 2 1 DONOVAN Michael C. d. June 22, 1891 68  
  11 2 2 DONOVAN Joanna d. Mar. 14, 1887 58 Wife
  11 2 3 DONOVAN Jeremiah d. Sept. 12, 1860 8 Son
                 
  11 3 1 DONOVAN Cornelius d. Dec. 7, 1854 25 Erected by father Cornelius
                 
  11 4 1 DONOVAN Cornelius d. Nov. 14, 1867 74  
  11 4 2 DONOVAN Joanna d. Feb. 5, 1875 77 Wife
                 
  15 10 1 DONOVAN Michael d. Oct. 31, 1883 84 Erected by wife Ellen
                 
  15 9 1 DONOVAN Cornelius d. Oct. 5, 1909 68  
                 
12 1 1 DONOVAN Mary Ellen d. Sept. 29, 1901 87 Wife of James BALDWIN
                 
  16 7 1 DONOVAN Michael T. d. Aug. 15, 1884 68 Erected by Jeremiah DONOVAN
                 
  20 10 1 DONOVAN John d. Oct. 7, 1912 76 Erected by wife
                 
  9 1 1 DONOVAN Elizabeth d. July 8, 1898 25 Wife of P. E. DONOVAN
                 
  18 2 1 DOOLAN Jane d. May 4, 1903 11 mos Child of John & Eliza DOOLAN
  18 2 2 DOOLAN John d. June 20, 1910 11 Child of John & Eliza DOOLAN
  18 2 3 DOOLAN John d. Sept. 10, 1914 54  
                 
  1 1 1 DORAN James T. d. Mar. 9, 1898 23 Son of John & Mary DORAN
  1 1 2 DORAN Ida May d. Aug. 4, 1904 23 Daughter of John & Mary DORAN
                 
  12 4 1 DOYLE Michael d. May 8, 1877 28 Erected by widow Ellen DOYLE
                 
  12 5 1 DOYLE Maurice d. Apr. 12, 1862 55  
  12 5 2 DOYLE Maurice d. Oct. 16, 1856 21 mos Son
                 
  12 6 1 DOYLE -- d. Dec. 31, 1873 84 Erected in memory of uncle
                 
  17 1 1 DUFFY Rosann d. July 13, 1865 55 Erected by son James
                 
  12 10 1 DUNN Catherine d. June 15, 1913 75 Wife of Martin DUNN
                 
  12 9 1 DUNN John, Jr. d. June 30, 1860 40  
                 
  6 2 1 DUNN Patrick d. Apr. 7, 1870 27 Erected by father Daniel
                 
  13 6 1 DUTHIE Bridget 1845 - 1885   Wife of Stephen DUTHIE
                 
  10 1 1 FEARN Mary d. Sept. 17, 1881 81 Wife of John FEARN
  10 1 2 FEARN Maggie d. Aug. 5, 1880 38 Daughter of John & Mary FEARN
                 
  7 3 1 FEARN Alexander d. Feb. 28, 1908 84  
                 
  7 5 1 FEARN Sarah d. Sept. 15, 1903 70  
  7 5 2 FEARN Mary Jane d. Nov. 6, 1905 76  
                 
  8 4 1 FEARN Thomas d. Oct. 13, 1856   Son of John & Mary FEARN
                 
  8 5 1 FEARN John d. Mar. 12, 1863 35 Son of John & Mary FEARN
                 
  8 6 1 FEARN John d. Feb. 14, 1873 78  
  8 6 2 FEARN George d. May 18, 1868 28 Son
                 
  6 4 1 FURLONG Patrick d. Mar. 6, 1890 34  
                 
  6 5 1 FURLONG Richard 1835 - 1921    
  6 5 2 FURLONG Hanora 1837 - 1923    
                 
  3 2 1 GILLIS Johanna 1850 - 1917    
                 
  16 3 1 GLYNN John d. Feb. 19, 1861 35 Erected by son
                 
  15 1 1 GRATZ Andrew R. d. Oct. 3, 1889 1 yr, 9 mos Child of Rainsford & Annie
                 
  20 9 1 HALL Joseph d. Feb. 21, 1868 7 yrs, 1 mo Son of Henry & Elizabeth
                 
  15 4 1 HALLAHAN Jeremiah d. Apr. 30, 1875 88 Native of Bandon, Parish Desert, Co. Cork, Ireland
  15 5 1 HALLAHAN Johannah d. Aug. 31, 1881 19  
  15 5 2 HALLAHAN Mary Ann Teresa d. Dec. 25, 1881 26  
                 
  14 6 1 HALLIHAN John 1811 - 1909    
  14 6 2 HALLIHAN Catherine 1828 - 1883   Wife
  14 6 3 HALLIHAN William 1866 - 1906   Son
                 
  15 3 1 HALLIHAN Joanna d. Dec. 5, 1867 60 Widow of Jeremiah HALLIHAN
                 
  18 5 1 HALLIHAN John d. Dec. 6, 1908 19  
  18 5 2 HALLIHAN Annie d. Dec. 20, 1908 19  
                 
  19 3 1 HALLIHAN John 1844 - 1906    
                 
  20 1 1 HAY Ellen M. HAY Mar. 8, 1885 - Jan. 10, 1907   Daughter of Edward & Ellen HAY
                 
  13 1 1 HAYES Michael E. d. Oct. 20, 1918   4061828 NB Regt CEF
                 
  16 1 1 HAYES Michael d. Apr. 5, 1890 69 Native of Co. Tipperary, Ireland
                 
  18 1 1 HAYES Edward d. Dec. 26, 1853 57 Erected by son Morgan
  18 1 2 HAYES Julia Ann d. Nov. 2, 1874    
                 
  18 4 1 HAYES Margaret DALTON 1849 - 1888   Wife of Edward HAYES
  18 4 2 HAYES Ellen MURPHY     Wife of Edward HAYES; Erected by Daniel C. HAYES
                 
  20 2 1 HAYES Morgan d. Oct. 26, 1911 78  
  20 2 2 HAYES Jane ROGERS d. Sept. 12, 1927    
                 
  13 3 1 HOGAN Patrick W. d. May 14, 1910 82  
  13 3 2 HOGAN Anna d. Jan. 25, 1912 82 Wife
                 
  14 9 1 HOGAN William 1826 - 1904    
  14 9 2 HOGAN Rose Jane O'NEILL 1837 - 1890   Wife
                 
  8 2 1 HOGAN Mary Jane d. Mar. 29, 1884 14 mos Child of John & Ellen HOGAN
                 
  8 3 1 HOGAN Denis d. Sept. 2, 1891 77 Erected by wife
                 
  14 5 1 HOLLAHAN John d. Apr. 14, 1876 25 Erected by father John
                 
  16 2 1 HOLLAHAN Tomas d. Sept. 1852 50  
  16 2 2 HOLLAHAN Honora d. Apr. 8, 1891 74 Wife
                 
  15 11 1 JARDINE Mary Jane WALSH d. May 25, 1907 32 Wife of Benjamin R. JARDINE
  15 11 2 JARDINE Annie     Infant daughter
                 
  19 2 1 JARDINE John d. Aug. 17, 1881 63 Native of Co. Cork, Ireland
                 
  16 6 1 KANA James d. Jan. 20, 1864 63  
                 
  5 2 1 KEAHO Michael d. Aug. 6, 1859 71  
                 
  9 5 1 KEARY-WHELAN William KEARY d. May 2, 1869 68  
  9 5 2 KEARY-WHELAN William WHELAN d. Sept. 16, 1879 65  
  9 5 3 KEARY-WHELAN Ellen d. Mar. 7, 1865 45 Wife of William WHELAN
                 
  19 1 1 KEHOE Eliza d. Mar. 27, 1885 34  
  19 1 2 KEHOE Joseph Michael d. Jan. 21, 1879 10 mos  
  19 1 3 KEHOE Mary Genevieve d. Jan. 25, 1910 27  
                 
3 1 1 KELLEY Agnes J. d. Apr. 6, 1901 24  
  3 1 2 KELLEY Mary Ann d. Sept. 13, 1909 29  
                 
3 1 1 KELLY Patrick d. Apr. 16, 1903 67 Erected by daughter Martha
                 
3 3 1 KELLY Mary Jane d. Aug. 4, 1885 17 Daughter of Peter & Ellen KELLY
  3 3 2 KELLY Lucy A. d. May 12, 1886 5 Daughter of Peter & Ellen KELLY
  3 3 3 KELLY Emely T. d. Aug. 17, 1886 3 Daughter of Peter & Ellen KELLY
  3 3 4 KELLY Laura A. d. Apr. 18, 1875 6 wks Daughter of Peter & Ellen KELLY
  3 3 5 KELLY Arthur V. d. Mar. 14, 1880 6 wks Son of Peter & Ellen KELLY
                 
  19 7 1 MAHONEY Dinnes d. Apr. 11, 1869 76 Native of Co. Cork, Ireland; Erected by son Florence
                 
  20 3 1 MAHONEY Mary d. July 27, 1870 39 Wife of Daniel MAHONEY
  20 3 2 MAHONEY Joseph d. Dec. 26, 1868   Son
                 
  20 4 1 MAHONEY William H. 1912 - 1944    
  20 4 2 MAHONEY Elizabeth M. 1898 - 1986   Sister
                 
  5 1 1 MAHONEY Patrick d. June 5, 1882 82 Erected by Cornelius & Michael MAHONEY
  5 1 2 MAHONEY Ellen d. Apr. 18, 1886 44  
  5 1 3 MAHONEY Catherine d. Mar. 30, 1890 72 Relict of Patrick MAHONEY
                 
  14 1 1 MARONEY Judith d. Sept. 10, 1896 56 Wife of James MARONEY
                 
  19 6 1 MCAVOY Simon 1882 - 1904    
  19 6 2 MCAVOY Charlie 1884 - 1901    
                 
  18 7 1 MCCARTHY Esther E. d. July 17, 1887 13  
                 
  12 7 1 MCCORMICK Ann d. Mar. 22, 1863 63 Erected by husband Bernard
                 
  14 2 1 MCCORMICK Andrew d. Feb. 23, 1886 63 Erected by son Bernard
                 
  20 5 1 MCEVOY Thomas d. July 4, 1919 15  
                 
  7 4 1 MCEVOY John d. Mar. 25, 1886 38  
  7 4 2 MCEVOY Alice C.   3 yrs, 7 mos Infant daughter of John MCEVOY
                 
  16 5 1 MCKINIRY Thomas d. June 29, 1856 58 Erected by family
                 
  9 2 1 MCKINZIE Catherine MCLAUGHLIN d. Feb. 17, 1896 72 Wife of William MCKINZIE
                 
  14 8 1 MCLAUGHLAN Margaret TALLEN d. Apr. 30, 1875 37 Wife of Patrick MCLAUGHLAN
                 
  9 4 1 MCLAUGHLAN Julia Ann d. July 15, 1864 2 yrs, 6 mos Child of Daniel & Hannah
  9 4 2 MCLAUGHLAN William d. Aug. 28, 1873 1 yr, 6 mos Child of Daniel & Hannah
  9 4 3 MCLAUGHLAN Hannah d. May 1, 1874 2 Child of Daniel & Hannah
  9 4 4 MCLAUGHLAN James E. d. Aug. 17, 1879 13 yrs, 4 days Child of Daniel & Hannah
  9 4 5 MCLAUGHLAN Willie d. Nov. 17, 1880 2 yrs, 9 mos Child of Daniel & Hannah
  9 4 6 MCLAUGHLAN Richard d. Jan. 8, 1859 68  
  9 4 7 MCLAUGHLAN Mary d. Dec. 29, 1879 84 Wife of Richard MCLAUGHLAN
                 
  14 7 1 MCLAUGHLIN Elizabeth J. MCCORMICK d. Nov. 28, 1902 30 Wife of James MCLAUGHLIN
                 
  9 3 1 MCLAUGHLIN John d. Feb. 20, 1857 29 Son of Richard & Mary
                 
  14 4 1 MURPHY William      
                 
  16 4 1 NASH Mary     Erected by husband John NASH
                 
  1 2 1 O'BRIEN Peter 1862 - 1924    
                 
  5 10 1 O'BRIEN Michael J. d. Mar. 5, 1914 34 yrs, 3 mos Erected by sister Lena
                 
5 3 1 O'BRIEN James d. Apr. 14, 1908 72  
                 
5 4 1 O'BRIEN Herman d. Aug. 16, 1907 23 yrs 3 mos Son of John & Mary O'BRIEN
  5 4 2 O'BRIEN Herman d. Oct. 12, 1908   Baby
                 
5 5 1 O'BRIEN Catherine d. Nov. 18, 1884 67 Wife of Patrick O'BRIEN
  5 5 2 O'BRIEN Catherine d. Nov. 22, 1903 46 Daughter of Patrick & Catherine O'BRIEN
                 
  5 6 1 O'BRIEN William 1798 - Jan. 26, 1872   Born near Kindale, Cork, Ireland
  5 6 2 O'BRIEN William, Jr. d. Dec. 15, 1911 86  
  5 6 3 O'BRIEN Bridget d. May 15, 1901 79 Wife of William O'BRIEN, Jr.
  5 6 4 O'BRIEN Patrick d. 1877 9 Son of William & Bridget O'BRIEN
  5 6 5 O'BRIEN Ellen d. May 1875   Daughter of William O'BRIEN, Sr.
                 
  12 8 1 POWER Martin d. Jan. 14, 1860 67  
                 
  15 2 1 POWER Morris d. July 1, 1854 56 Erected by wife Mary
                 
  19 4 1 QUINN Mary NELEGAN d. Sept. 25, 1864 23 Erected by mother, Mrs. QUINN
                 
  6 3 1 SPARROW Margaret d. July 4, 1873 62 Erected by son Michael
  6 3 2 SPARROW ___ick     Son
                 
  11 5 1 SULLIVAN Honora d. Dec. 10, 1863 66 Erected by sons Daniel & Dennis
  11 5 2 SULLIVAN Daniel d. June 12, 1872 88 Husband
                 
  11 6 1 SULLIVAN Catherine d. May 16, 1912 72  
  11 6 2 SULLIVAN Daniel d. Dec. 17, 1917 85 Husband
                 
  14 10 1 SULLIVAN Mary Bernadetta Feb. 6, 1903 - July 6, 1918    
                 
  5 7 1 TOBIN Patrick d. July 26, 1918 75  
                 
  5 8 1 TOBIN Mary d. Nov. 12, 1887 85 Wife of Thomas TOBIN
  5 8 2 TOBIN James d. Oct. 8, 1884 44 Son of Mary TOBIN
                 
  5 9 1 TOBIN Thomas, Sr. d. Jan. 8, 1873 79 Erected by Patrick & James TOBIN
  5 9 2 TOBIN Thomas, Jr. d. June 28, 1872 22 Son of Thomas TOBIN, Sr.
                 
  2 1 1 TURNER John d. July 17, 1889 96  
  2 2 1 TURNER Catherine F. d. July 29, 1915    
                 
  10 3 1 VICKERS John d. Mar. 1, 1856 26  
                 
  13 5 1 WALSH Rachael d. Jan. 29, 1890 28 Wife of Michael WALSH
                 
  13 4 1 WELCH John, Sr. Dec. 25, 1798 - Dec. 30, 1868   Born Dublin, Ireland
  13 4 2 WELCH Bridget d. Dec. 22, 1873 72  

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