FAMILY BURIAL PLACE OF WILLIAM LANE JOYNT – ST. JOHN’S GRAVEYARD IN LIMERICK CITY
The Family Burial place of William Lane Joynt (1825) who died 3rd January 1895. Janet Russell Joynt his wife died 25th July 1875. Richard Lane Joynt, M.D. Easter Day 1928. With Christ to Rise.
William Lane-Joynt (1824-1895) served as Mayor of Limerick (1862) and Lord Mayor of Dublin (1867), he was the father of William Russell Lane-Joynt the philatelist and Olympic shooter.
William Lane-Joint is the only person to have been mayor of both Limerick and Dublin. From a Huguenot family who had settled in Limerick, he was the son of William Joynt of Limerick and Arabella Lane. William Lane Joynt(of Clareville) married Jane Russell of Limerick in 1854, he owned land in Limerick and County Clare.
He was a Liberal he served as election agent for a number of candidates for parliamentary elections, he was elected to Limerick Corporation for the Abbey Ward prior to being elected mayor and in 1863 he moved to Dublin elected to the Corporation of Dublin for the Rotunda ward. He died in 1895 at his residence in Merrion Square East, Dublin.