Memorial Stone of John Blachford abt 1598 - aft 1661
and his family

John Blachford was born about 1598 in Dorset, England. He married Mary Renaud of Devon. They had six children - John, Ambrose, Thomas, Mary, William and Frances.

This memorial stone is in St Peter's Church, Templeport. St Peter's Church is part of the Parish of Templeport, Swanlinbar and Kinawley in the Kilmore Diocese of the Church of Ireland.

St Peters Church, Templeport

John Blachford is our 10th Great Granduncle


This Monument was Erected by Majr. William
Blachford of Lisnover in 1721 to the Memory of
his Father John Blachford Late of the same Esqr. but
from Dorchester in Dorsetshire the place of his
nativity, who in his life time chose this for a Buriing
place, for him selfe and famely, but dyed in Dublin
was Buried in St. Orvlns Church but his wife Mary
Renald of a Devonsheire famely lies Buried here
As also three sons. and two daughters. viz John
Ambrose. and Thomas. Mary. and Frances.

Here likewise lies Buried two wifes of Majr. William
Blachford, Son to the said John Blashford. viz
Mary Maghee. of an ancient Famely in Scotland.
and Ann Nethercots, of an ancient famely in Lincolnsheire

Cornet Chidley Blachford Son to Majr. Wm.
Blachford Leys buried here who dyed
August Ye. 29. 1722

This above Major William Blachford.
That erected This Monument died the
28th of March 1727 Aged 69 years.

The Blachford Font

This font was given by Major William Blachford of Lissnouer to the Parish Church of Templeport, in the Year of Our Lord 1721 ...I A . Fecit

William Blachford was born Abt. 1638 the son of John Blachford. He died on 28 Mar 1727.