Ann, I am delighted that the tombstone inscriptions from Eastersnow Parish Church have been of assistance to you in your research on James Acheson.Regrettably, I have no information on gravestones for a “female by the married name of Holmes”.All of my efforts were directed at Cuttles, Purdues, Ekins and Achesons, the latter group being by far the most abundant.I have also checked the partial record of gravestone inscriptions from the Eastersnow Parish Church, available at http://www.interment.net/data/ireland/roscommon/estersnow/estersnow.htmhttp://www.interment.net/data/ireland/roscommon/estersnow/estersnow.htm, and this does not have any records for Holmes.
Referring back to your posting of 9 February 2003, I have located one reference that may be of interest in connection with your wish to trace the Irish ancestors of Margaret McClellan the wife of James Acheson’s brother George Acheson.The 1901 Census of County Roscommon has an entry for George R Acheson, age 48, farmer of the Townland of Ardlougher, Parish of Aughrim, County Roscommon.The following people are listed as residing with him:
Sarah (40), William (14), Tim? (11), Hilda? (10), Violet (9), Louis (7), son (possibly Dan) (2), Florence McClellan (23) governess/born Co. Armagh, Agnes McCora (19) servant/born Belfast, Patt Kilroy (37) farm servant/not married/born Co. Leitrim.