13th September 1832
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DEATH NOTICES (from the Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet) during the height of the cholera pandemic in Ireland.

Cholera Epidimic Deaths

Sligo, cholera, Sunday morning last, Robert Holmes, Esq. for many years Collector of Excise.  Same day, a very advanced age, Mr Holmes’s mother-in-law Mrs Hare, relict of the late Mathew Hare, Esq. His grand daughter, Miss Gordon, and his son-in-law, Mr Kildall, Attorney. The ravages the pestilence in this highly respectable family are truly frightful, the four having occurred on the same day, and within a few hours of each other.

At Maryborough, a very advanced age, of cholera, Mr John Carroll. 

Edinburgh, cholera, the Rev. Dr Robertson.

At Ballyshannon, of cholera, the 11th inst, William Ellis Esq. Simple and unoffending in manners, and affectionate in disposition, had many friends, and never intentionally made an enemy. How few can say so ! 

Of cholera, at Ballinamore, County Leitrim, on his way from Ballisadore [Ballysadare], near Sligo, to escape the contagion. William O’Donnell, Esq. 

In Sligo, of the prevailing epidemic, on Saturday morning last, Bernard Coyne, Esq. a physician of distinguished eminence. His loss will long and deeply felt by the people of Sligo. 

In Sligo, of cholera, on Saturday last, the Rev. J. Wilson, Baptist Minister. The evening previous to his death, he preached an excellent and truly Christian sermon, and in the course of six-eight hours after, became a tenant of the grave; thus clearly shewing that “in the midst life we are in death.” He was an eminent example of Christian integrity, and his end was peace.

In Sligo, cholera, on Saturday evening last, John, second son of Henry Algeo Esq. 

Same day, of cholera, Mrs Harte, wife of Mr. P. Harte

In Sligo, of cholera, on Monday last, Mr. W. Ralph, late Serjeant major of the Sligo Staff. 

In Sligo, of cholera, on Friday last, Mr. Allen Scott. 

In Sligo, of cholera, on Tuesday morning, Mrs Crawford, wife of Ninian Crawford Esq, Brigade Major of the Mayo Veomanry. 

It is with much pain announce the death of Mr. Ekenhead [Aikenhead], which melancholy event took place on Tuesday morning, at the house of his brother-in-law, the Rev. Mr Davison, of Cookstown, alter a few hours' illness of cholera — ourselves, and the rest of his fellow-citizens, this gentleman was known an active, zealous, and unostentatious philanthropist; a generous and disinterested friend; and an indefatigable and liberal promoter of the numerous charitable and literary institutions in our town. Mr. Ekenhead was in the vigour of life, when carried away from the numerous friends who esteemed and respected him, and whom his loss will long be deeply felt – Northern Whig

OTHER DEATHS (in this notice)

In Londonderry, on the Ist instant, after a short illness, Alexander Alexander, Esq. His remains were attended the place interment at Newtown-Limavady, almost every respectable person in Derry, and an immense multitude of all ranks. 

On the ult. William Bleakley, Esq. of Downpatrick. 

At Fort Stewart, on the 31st ult. Richard Dormer Esq, aged 89 years. He was agent to Sir Ansley Stewart and the late Sir James Stewart, Bart, for upwards of 50 years. During this long period had the satisfaction to have the approbation of the Gentlemen for whom he acted, and to beloved by their tenantry. He was a man of kind and generous disposition, of genuine integrity and candour, and correct in all his transactions. He lived highly esteemed by all who knew him, and died universally lamented. 

Death of the Countess of Arran.— An express arrived in London, on Saturday evening, announcing the sudden death of the Countess of Arran; her Ladyship died at Bognor, on Friday, of a paralytic stroke, and not of cholera, at first reported. Her Ladyship was the eldest daughter and heiress the late Sir John Tyrrell, Bart, of Heron lHall, Essex, and was married to the Earl of Arran in 1787. She gave numerous parties last season and was a distinguished leader in the fashionable world. 

Burial place of Charles Stewart Parnell that was originally a cholera pit

A black and white image of the burial place of Irish politician Charles Stewart Parnell at Glasnevin cemetery, Dublin, Ireland that is covered with flowers. This burial place was originally a cholera pit where cholera victims were all buried in one place to contain the contamination.

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