The Ferguson Family
Iris May K (Ferguson) Lipoczy
14 December 1916 in Drogheda
district, county Louth, Ireland
Essie (Kilroy) Ferguson
Istvan Balent Lipoczy in 1946,
Ennis district, county Clare, Ireland
In her poem
"Lipoczi", Jean Andrews states that Istvan was a Polish Second World
12 August 1977, in Kilnasoolagh
churchyard, county Clare, Ireland, aged 70. The parish register states her
to be of Shannon Airport.
Poems by Jean Andrews
an alien name
in a Church of Ireland graveyard,
in the walled, portcullised portion
at the back of the church.
Shouldn’t it be with the Catholic brethren
on the sunny slope at the front?
He was a Polish Second World War pilot
But Iris was the wife of Lipoczi
and she had the right to be buried there,
even if her workmates couldn’t come in for the funeral
but huddled on the steps instead,
furtive, grieving, defiant,
half in, half beyond
My grandparents lie behind the lych gate
and my uncles who died before the First World War,
also my aunt, their sister,
who lived to see the American bombardment of Kandahar.
Oh, and my mother was one who mourned from the threshold
with her comrades, all those years before.
Sherard Freeman Statham Ferguson
8 June 1893 in The Mall, Downpatrick,
county Down, Ireland
Sherard Freeman Staham was born on Eighth June 1893 at The Mall Downpatrick,
son of James Ferguson, Clerk in Holy orders, of The Mall, Downpatrick, and
Annie Ellen Swonell Ferguson formerly Statham.
Annie Ellen Swonell (Statham)
Trinity College Dublin graduating
B.A in 1919 and M.A. in 1929
Essie Kilroy on 7 April 1915, in the parish church, Munterconnaught,
county Cavan, Ireland
Sherard F. S. Ferguson is recorded as a bachelor, aged 21 years, the son of
James Ferguson, clerk in holy orders. Sherard is a bank clerk, resident in
Virginia, Virginia parish, county Cavan. Ethel E. Kilroy is recorded as a
spinster, aged 21 years. She is resident at Ryefield House, Munterconnaught
parish. The marriage was witnessed by Percival J. Porter and Eileen M.
Bank clerk (1915) and then a
Sherard was ordained deacon in 1929, and appointed curate of Drogheda,
county Louth in the same year. Sherard held the post of vicar of the parish
of Kilnasoolagh, county Clare from 1948 until 1961 (Kilnasoolagh Church Newmarket on Fergus An
Appreciation p35 (Edwin R. Bailey, 1992))
Crockford's Clerical Directory p2025
FERGUSON, Sherard Freeman Statham.—
T.C.D. B.A. 1919, M.A. 1922. d 1929 Arm., C. of Drogheda, Dio. Arm. from
1929. Grammar School, Drogheda, Louth.
27 February 1968, in Limerick,
1 March 1968, in Kilnasoolagh
churchyard, county Clare, Ireland. The parish register states him to be of
Ballydock Upper, Dunsfort, county Down
Kings Hospital school, Blackhall Place, Dublin St Paul, county Dublin
1930: Grammar School, Drogheda, county Louth (Crockford's
Clerical Directory 1930 p2025)
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