Pump Lane Graveyard – Society of Friends (Quakers) 1823 – 1833

The 1812-1822 burials

The following are extracts from the burial records for the Limerick Society of Friends, covering those buried in Pump Lane Graveyard which was once situated at the end of Pump Lane in English Town. You can read the original registers for this graveyard at Society of Friends Burial Papers. Following the death of Rebecca Mark Harvey on Christmas Day 1831, Joseph Massey Harvey her husband donated a portion of his land in Ballinacurra as a burial ground for the Society of Friends. Rebecca was the first to be interred there on the 8th of July 1833, this would become the main graveyard for the Society of Friends from 1834 onwards.

Pump Lane is now known as St. Francis Place and the graveyard is located under St. Mary’s Girls Primary School.

Pumplane Graveyard

Pump Lane Graveyard marked by red X.

*not a member of the Society but asked permission to be buried in the Pump Lane Graveyard

#previous member disowned mostly due to marrying outside the faith.

Name Age Address Died Buried
Sarah Cantsile 36 Clare Street 26 Apr 1823 26 Apr 1823
Amelia Taverner 74 New Barrack Road 31 May 1823 1 Jun  1823
Abraham Abell * 55 Pennywell 10 Jan 1824 12 Jan 1824
Mary Hannah Phelps (dau. of James & Annie Phelps) 1y 3m Upper Cecil Street 27 May 1824 28 May 1824
Hannah Newsom (dau. Thomas & Mary Newsom)* 10m Cornmarket Row 14 Dec 1824 14 Dec 1824
George Sheppard (George & Sarah Sheppard)* 10m Mary Street 11 Jan 1825 12 Jan 1825
Francis Evans Quin* 43 North Strand 05 May 1825 06 May 1825
Susanna Peet 63 George Street 07 May 1825 09 May 1825
Rebecca Harvey (dau. Reuben & Hannah Harvey)* 2y 1m Francis Street 13 Jun 1825 16 Jun 1825
Deborah Alexander (dau. Samuel & Deborah Alexander) 22 1/2 George Street 30 Jun 1825 03 Jul 1825
Sarah Fisher (widow James Fisher) 71 Richmond 03 Dec 1825 06 Dec 1825
John Taverner (son. Thomas & Deborah Tavener)* 18 Glentworth Street 01 Dec 1825 04 Dec 1825
Thomas Christy (son. James & Sarah Christy)* 11m James Street 07 Apr 1826 09 Apr 1826
Mary Newsom (wife. Thomas Newsom) 36 Cornmarket Row 17 Apr 1826 20 Apr 1826
Denis Newsom (son. Thomas Newsom) 11m Cornmarket Row 13 May 1826 14 May 1826
Samuel Alexander 64 George’s Street 28 May 1826 31 May 1826
Edward Henry Hill (son. James & Elizabeth Hill)* 5y George Street 25 Feb 1827 27 Feb 1827
Thomas Taverner* 51 Glentworth Street 26 Jul 1827 29 Jul 1827
Francis Evans* 71 Broad Street 27 Nov 1827 30 Nov 1827
Samuel Banks* 51 Old Clare Street 31 Jan 1828 03 Feb 1828
Eleanor Sheppard 83 Upper William Street 24 Apr 1828 26 Apr 1828
Thomas Mark Harvey 28 Summerville 14 Aug 1828 16 Aug 1828
Alphra Constance Fisher* 11m Clareville 02 Oct 1828 04 Oct 1828
Thomas Seymour* 61 St. Michael’s Parish 11 Nov 1828 12 Nov 1828
James Fisher* 45 Clareville 16 Nov 1828 19 Nov 1828
Peter Moore (son. William & Maria Moore)* 12m Roches Street 16 Dec 1828 18 Dec 1828
Joseph Fisher 55 Richmond 08 Jun 1830 11 Jun 1830
Mary Hill 76 William Street 10 Jan 1830 15 Jan 1830
George Fitt* 32 Limerick 07 Feb 1831 10 Feb 1831
Frances Evans 87 St. Michael’s Parish 12 Feb 1831 15 Feb 1831
John Alexander 76 George Street 30 Aug 1831 01 Sep 1831
Mary Cullinne 65 William Street 28 Oct 1831 01 Nov 1831
Sarah Fitt 45 Newgate 05 Jun 1832 06 Jun 1832
Jane Seymour* 45 George Street 18 Aug 1832 18 Aug 1832
George Sheppard* 68 St. Mary’s Parish 22 Oct 1832 24 Oct 1832
William Sheppard 60 St. Michael’s Parish 17 Jun 1833 19 Jun 1833
William McAllister 89 Glentworth Street 15 Aug 1833 18 Aug 1833
John Hill 57 St. Michael’s Parish 19 Oct 1833 22 Oct 1833
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