James Henry Monahan died 1878

He was called to the Bar in 1828. He was Solicitor and Attorney General from 1847-1850 and prosecuted such people as Smith O'Brien, MacManus, Mitchel, Duffy and others. He was against jury packing although he was a strong supporter of the Whigs.

Fitzpatrick in his History of Dublin Catholic Cemeteries quoted the sexton of the cemetery who stated that every week the Chief Justice visited the grave of his wife; and within the little chapel which he raised over her remains, would pour forth his soul in lamentation and prayer. He is buried in Dublin.