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Death of Samuel Perry, Cloughfin, Urney Parish, October 1900
Derry Journal

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia

DERRY JOURNAL November 2 1900

PERRY: [Death] October 31, at his residence, Cloughfin, Urney, SAMUEL PERRY, aged 85 years. His remains will be removed for interment in Urney Burying-ground to-day (Friday), 2nd November, at eleven o’clock a.m.

OBITUARY: The funeral takes place to-day of the late Mr. SAMUEL PERRY, Cloughfin, Urney, who had reached the advanced age of 85 years. He was for a very lengthy period postmaster of Clady [Co. Tyrone], and was held in general respect.


Some days later this interesting obituary was published in the CATHOLIC JOURNAL, Rochester, New York, U.S.A.


A few days ago the remains of Mr. SAMUEL PERRY, Urney, were laid to rest inside the ruins of St. Patrick’s Church, Urney. He was one of the old residents, being the son of the late WALTER PERRY, and by his mother and father, was connected with many of the leading families of Strabane and surrounding country. His father and grandfather were merchants in Strabane, the latter coming from Co. Westmeath 150 years ago. He was a brother of the late of the late Mr. WALTER PERRY, Branon House, Meath. Mr. Perry was a brother of the late Mr. ANDREW PERRY, Cloughfin, and first cousin to the late DR. THOMAS NELSON, of Trinidad; the Right Hon. ROBERT NELSON, Judge of Senate, New York; and also of Miss MARGARET NELSON, who was married to the Hon. FREDERICK UNDERWOOD. He was father also to the late THOMAS NELSON UNDERWOOD, B.L., of the Inner Temple, London.

It is unexplained why this obituary was published in the CATHOLIC JOURNAL, as the Perrys were a prominent Church of Ireland family.

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