Re: Re: wexford edermine pounder mausoleum
I don’t know the mausoleum, but from a quick rummage around the internet it seems the name Pounder was present in Wexford in the 19th century.
This page has a description of Edermine in Co Wexford from Lewis’s Topographical Dictionary (1837). Further down the same page there’s an entry for Enniscorthy – a town 2.5 miles from Edermine – that says:
In the town are a distillery, three breweries, two flour-mills, three tanyards, and a rope-factory. Flour-mills are also being erected by Mr. Pounder on the site of an extensive iron-foundry long since discontinued; and at Fairfield, about a mile and a half distant, on the road to Killan, is an extensive distillery, belonging to Mr. A. Jameson, the working of which has been suspended for the last few years.
This page has another mention of Pounder (near the bottom of the page), though in a more tragic context. It seems that during the 1798 rebellion John Pounder, a Protestant farmer from the parish of Ferns, was murdered on Vinegar Hill.
Despite the other typos in the Wexford RPS, I suspect that the mausoleum is correctly named. Is it too much to suggest that it might be related to the man killed at Vinegar Hill…?
If I’d known this a week ago I could have checked it in person as I passed right through Enniscorthy.:)
The book ‘Mausolea Hibernica’ by Maurice and Michael Craig might have something, although the range of mausolea it illustrates is only a selection, to the best of my knowledge. I don’t own a copy to check.
EDIT: I’ve just seen here that a Thomas Pounder of Enniscorthy was a subscriber to Lewis’s Dictionary- quite possibly the same man who had the flour mills (for what better way to get a mention than to fund the enterprise?;) )