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Longford Journal 1846 October 03
"....melancholy dutyof announcing demise of this truly worthy and benevolent
clegyman, which took place at his house in Monkstown, near Kingstown [he
was there in connection with duties as Vicar-General] Thursday eve. last.
The sad event was brought on by an apoplexy....Rev. Dr. Crawford will live
long in grateful recollections of the people of a large district of this
county upon whom, in the course of a long and active life his favours and
acts of kindness without number have been lavished.
The deceased was Vicar General of the Diocese of Ardagh, Rector of the
Union of Clongish and Killoe 9in which he labored indefatigably as Curate
for 22 years) and also Vicar of Clonbroney."
Rev. George, b. 1776, was the son of Samuel Crawford of Newton-Forbes and
Hessie Hagarty. His wife was Mary West, daughter of Francis West of Cloone.
He received his BA from Trinity College in 1797, MA 1822, and LLB and LLD
Besides his clerical duties Rev. George was a middleman for considerable
property in the parish, and his conduct in this capacity was one reason
he was a beloved figure.