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the lost - Robert Morrow

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Robert Morrow - Lord Farnham

Ballyjamesduff

writings from the 'Family Altar' belonging to Robert Morrow of Ballyjamesduff

 

inside front cover :-
Robert Morrow
The Park
Ballyjamesduff
Co. Cavan

next:-
died of  __  Anne Morrow died on the 19 April 1875 aged 55

 

next:-
He died at Rockwell, Ballyjamesduff on the 10th January 1872 aged 86. He died on the 53rd Anniversary of the noble defence
which he and Mrs. Morrow made against a party of robbers who attacked his home at The Park, Ballyjamesduff & shot Mr. Morrow
by which he lost his right arm and might have lost his life but for the great kindness and attention of John James, Earl of Farnham,
(Lord Farnham), he was buried in the Park grave yard beside his wife on 12th January & there is an account of his life all cut out on
the Flat tomb stone where the graves are.

 

back inside of book, a news paper clipping:-
DIED
On the 10th inst. at Rockville, Ballyjamesduff, Mr. Robert Morrow, in the 86th year of his age.
Mr. Morrow will long be remembered by those who knew him as a man of sterling worth. He
was charactised by truthfulness, energy and courage, and, singular to say, died on the 53rd
anniversary of the noble defence which he and Mrs. Morrow made against a party of robbers
who attacked his house in the Park, and shot Mr. Morrow, by which he lost his right arm and
might have lost his life, but for the great kindness and attention of John James, Earl of Farnham.
In religious matters, as well as temporal, Mr. Morrow was a man of earnestness: he loved God's
word and revered His Holy day. In his declining hours he felt the God whom he served through a
long life, to be "a very present help." On the day before his death (Sunday), he was able to sit up
with his family and talk over the mercies of God; he asked one of his sons to sing "My God the
spring of all my joys." and joined in the verse -
"In darkest shades if Thou appear,
My dawning is begun,
Thou art my soul's bright morning star,
And Thou my rising sun."
Sunday night he suffered from extreme weakness, and on Monday remarked to his son, "I am
nearing the end, but I have a good hope through the merits of Jesus," and added
"No other help is found,
No other name is given,
By which we can salvation have,
But Jesus came the world to save."
He remained quite conscious and calm till about half-past 1 o'clock on Monday, and then, with-out
a struggle, his spirit passed away in joyful hope of eternal life. His remains were committed to the
grave in the Park burying ground on Wednesday, 12th inst., in the presence of a large concourse of
people who were anxious to pay a last tribute of respect to their departed friend.- Communicated.

on a piece of note paper :-
Amongt the relics is a flag which belonged to Grandfather, Robert Morrow, who was Quarter Master
Sergeant of No.1 Corps, Ballyjamesduff Yeomanry, composed of one hundred well-to-do farmers.
Grandfather was in full command of the Corps & his Captain was Lord Farnham.
The Yeomanry were disbanded when Sir Robert Peel introduced the Police, often called Robert, Bobby
& Peelers after him
The flag was in my Uncles possession for many years & was then missed but finally came into the
possession of my cousin, Dr. Robert Morrow while in South Africe, Grandfather was of purely Celtic
stock & of a very ancient Irish Family his real name was :-
Robin Mac Morcada - Celtic
Robin Mac Morcada - English the c & d being ellipsed. The name became changed & abbreviated
in the English tongue to Robin Mac Murra, Murran or Murragh & lastly Morrow. The name descends
from the ancient House of Munster. It probably travelled to ___? in Leinster & then to Ballyjamesduff in Ulster

on the same piece of paper in different hand writing:-
The flag was sent by Dr. Robt. Morrow from Africa to his cousin, John Morrow, Rockville, Ballyjamesduff,
Co. Cavan, to keep for his older son, Robert (Bob) when he would know the value of it, so he has it now
at "Dovecote" Drain's Bay, Larne, Co. Antrim, also a letter.