Lundy Foot


Lundy Foot

County Dublin, Ireland
Death 2 Jan 1835 (aged 70–71)
County Kilkenny, Ireland
Burial Irishtown, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID 87338182 View Source
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son of Lundy Foot [1735-1805], the noted Dublin Tobacconist/Snuff manufacturer, of Parliament Street, Dublin.

A barrister.

He was killed following the eviction of a tenant, following the recent acquisition of the lands.

He was buried elsewhere initially, his remains being transferred to St. Matthews some years later.

Lundy Foot, barrister-at-law, of Clogarret Lodge, Rosbercon, Co. Kilkenny, aged 71, was buried at St. Matthew's on 20 April 1838.

Taken from a website, which concerned the area of Orlagh, Rathfarnham, in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.

Half a mile to the north-east is Orlagh College, formerly Footmount, now owned by the Augustinian Fathers, and easily identified by its spire peeping above the surrounding woods. This house was built about 1790 by Mr. Lundy Foot, the celebrated snuff manufacturer, of Westmoreland Street and Essex Street, who subsequently altered the name to Orlagh. He was an active magistrate, and as such was instrumental in bringing to justice the three Kearneys, who were hanged at Bohernabreena in 1816 for the murder of the gamekeeper of Friarstown. He was afterwards fired at, receiving desperate injuries, from which, however, he recovered, and ultimately was murdered in 1835 on his estate at Rosbercon, in the County Kilkenny, it was supposed by some relatives of the Kearneys, although this was only surmise, as the murderers were never discovered. His remains were some years afterwards removed to St. Matthew's Church, Irishtown, where a tombstone records the manner of his death.

The reference to Lundy Foot above is incorrect. The murdered Lundy Foot was a barrister, son of the snuff manufacturer.


To the Memory of
JANE FOOT who died [?] Nov
[?] aged 32 years
also the remains of JAMES
LUNDY of Ringsend Father of the
Above who died Aug
aged 66 years
Here also Lieth the Body of
GEOFFREY FOOT Gentleman of
College Street Dublin who died
March [?] 1773 aged 69 years
Also His son LUNDY FOOT Alderman
of the City of Dublin who departed
this life Janry [?] Aged years
also Mrs CATHERINE FOOT his wife
who departed this Life March [?] 1816
Aged 70

Also JEOFFREY FOOT Esq of Holly Park
in this County an Alderman of the City
of Dublin son of the said Lundy and
Catherine who died September
[?] aged [?] years

Also the body of LUNDY FOOT Esq
The second son of the above barbarously
murdered on the 2nd January 1835
in the 81st year of his age

northern edge: the family vault of Lundy Foot
western edge: entrance at this end

Please note that the headstone is very worn and is almost illegible in many places

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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 25 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 87338182
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lundy Foot (1764–2 Jan 1835), Find a Grave Memorial ID 87338182, citing St. Matthew's Churchyard, Irishtown, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .