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Gerald Griffin, 1803-40

Extracted from Irish Literary Figures: William J. Maguire published 1945 – out of print.

Gerald Griffin, Irish Novelist, Poet and Dramatic writer, was born in Limerick. He received his early education at the School then conducted by Richard McElligott.

He made the acquaintance of John Banim (1798- I842), then working as a journalist in Limerick. This acquaintance ripened into a life-long friendship, and had a profound influence in shaping the subsequent course of Griffin’s life.

He developed a love of the great Roman poets, Virgil, Ovid and Horace, and of these, it was very natural that Virgil became an especial favourite.

In 1826 he became a Parliamentary reporter, and later obtained more or less permanent employment for such journals as the Literary Gazette, the News of Literature, the London Magazine, and the European Magazine.

In 1827 appeared Holland-.Tide Tales, a series of eight short stories and sketches, followed by Tales of the Munster Festivals (1827) ; The Collegians (1829), which Dion Boucicault adapted for the stage under the title of The Colleen Bawn, and the plot of which was suggested by a murder trial which he reported in 1820 ; The Invasion (1832) ; Tales of my Neighbourhood, The Duke.of Monmouth (1836) ; and Talis Qualis (1842).

The Collegians and the series of Tales of the Munster Festivals, acquired a widespread popularity in their day, and the author was placed, by general consent, as an Irish Novelist, by the side of Banim and Carleton.

His experiences as a journalist enabled him to write “with quickness and without much study,” and also supplied him with materials for some of his stories. He attached a great deal of importance to the experience which he gained as a reporter in the Courts. Here are his own words:

“By constantly attending the Courts, I acquired a considerable.facility in reporting, which is a very useful attainment in any situation almost, and the short time which I had spent to prepare an original article, obliged me to write with quickness and without much study.”

Describing, in The Collegians, a particular type of country witness, he writes: The peasantry of Ireland have for centuries been at war with the laws by which they are governed and watch their operation in every instance with a jealous eye. Even guilt itself, however naturally atrocious, obtains a commiseration in their regard, from the mere spirit of opposition to a system of government which they consider un-friendly. There is scarcely a cottage in the South of Ireland where the very circumstance of legal denunciation would not afford even to a murderer a certain passport to concealment and protection. To the same cause may be traced, in all likelihood, the shrewdness of disguise, the closeness, the affected dullness, the assumed simplicity, and all the inimitable subtleties of evasion and a wile which an Irish peasant can display when he is made to under-go a scene of judicial scrutiny, in which he will display a degree of gladiatorial dexterity which would throw the spirit of Machiavelli into ecstasies.

The plot of The Collegians is based on a horrible and brutal murder which shocked the citizens of Limerick in 1819. The facts are set forth in a pamphlet entitled ‘Ellen Hanly,’ or ‘The True Story of the Colleen Bawn’, published in Dublin in 1910. Súil Dhuv is admirable in its truthful portraiture of Irish life.

“Some passages in The Collegians and The Invasion,” observes one of his critics, “can hardly be surpassed in simple beauty; and where the style does not attain to absolute beauty, or even falls short of absolute correctness, it is never disfigured by fustian, it is always simple and of a crystalline clearness. The directness and simplicity of his narrative is one of the traits in which he most resembles Scott. There is quiet consciousness of power in his unpretending manner of telling a story, which at once lifts Gerald Griffin above the crowd of novel-writers to the dignity of a classic.”

During Griffin’s stay in Adare, with two sisters and an elder brother who was practising there as a Physician – his father and mother, with some others of the family, having emigrated and settled in Pennsylvania in 1820 – he often visited Limerick to witness the performances of the Thespian Society, a band of amateur players who produced pieces in the City theatre two or three times a week.

Influenced by their displays, he began to write Plays himself. He wrote a tragedy, ‘Aguire,’ founded upon an old Spanish story, but it was never produced. A second effort failed to produce results. ‘Gisippus, or the Forgotten Friend’, was his last attempt at Drama. It was evidently successful, but its success came too late to afford him any satisfaction.

In 1842, two years after Griffin’s death, Macready produced it at Drury Lane, London, where it drew crowded houses during its performance. The plot is founded on a popular version of a story by Boccaccio, which is. related in one of Goldsmith’s Essays. It bore little chance, however, of survival, because one considers ‘Gisippus’ as a Play suitable to be acted on the stage, or a literary Drama that satisfies when read in the study ; it fails to satisfy either test.

‘Aguire’ does not appear amongst his collected writings, nor do his other unsuccessful Dramas, nor the one or more Librettos which he wrote for Operas. In ‘Eileen Aroon’ and the ‘Sister of Charity’ he had sung the praises of Truth and Renunciation.

After the publication of ‘Tales of the jury Room, Rivals’, ‘Tracy’s Ambition,’ and ‘The Christian Physiologist’ , or ‘ Tales of the Five Senses’ ,Gerald Griffin’s enthusiasm for literature abated and his thoughts became more fixed on ending his life in the service of the Church. At first his thoughts turned to the Priesthood, and he wrote to his father “To say nothing of the arguments of faith, I do not know any station of life in which a man can do so much good to others and to himself as in that of a Catholic Priest.”

In August, 1838, he told his brother that he had made up his.mind to join the Congregation of Christian Brothers – a Society which, besides fulfilling all the pious exercises of the monastic state, devotes its best energies to the religious and moral instruction of the children of the poor.

He became a Brother in the following September. On entering the Order he wrote: “I have entered this house at the gracious call of God, to die to the world and to live to Him ; all is to be changed ; all my own pursuits hence- forward to be laid aside and those only embraced which He points out to me. Give me Grace, O my God, to close my mind against all that has been, or may be, in which Thou hast no part ; that it he not like a roofless building, where all kinds of birds, clean and unclean, fly in and but without hindrance ; but, like an enclosed tabernacle, devoted solely to Thy use and to Thy love.”

In his new life, he devoted himself zealously to all its duties. He says : “The more I see of the religious life, the more I feel the truth of what is said by one of the spiritual writers : “that if God did not please to keep its happiness secret the whole world would be running to it.”

He was transferred from Dublin to the North Monastery in Cork, in June, 1839. He wrote of his new borne as : “A very nice house, delightfully situated on the top of a hill, with the city lying in a valley at its foot, and Shandon steeple rising in front about to the level of our feet ; so that in returning from Mass or from school we can look down on the world in one of its busiest scenes, from a physical, if not from a moral or religious eminence. Between us and the city, at the foot of a lawn sloping down from the house, stands our school, a fine large building; and a nicely gravelled walk, winding between a close shorn hedge, and a line of trees that completely overshadows it, conducts us to the school. About half way down, on one side, close by the walk, stands a little burying ground, where the headstones of a few Brothers invite us to a de Profundis, and a thought or two on the end of all things as we are passing. ”

In a letter to America, Gerald Griffin wrote: “The holy end of the Institution I have embraced is the Christian education of the male children of the poor, in which charitable work, if the Almighty spare me health and life, I shall have an abundant opportunity of sending far better deeds before me, than I fear it would ever be my lot to perform amid the distractions and temptations of the world.

His brother visited him at the North Monastery in September, 1839. He was in excellent health and spirits. On the 31st May, 1840, he contracted what was thought at first to be a slight cold. It was found a week later that he had developed the symptoms of typhus fever, and he died on Friday, 12th June, 1840.

Sir Aubrey de Vere, a Limerick Poet and Dramatist, paid one of the noblest tributes to his memory soon after his death. He writes: “Neither can I forget Gerald Griffin whose writings illustrate so well that national character and scenery of our country ; too soon withdrawn from those literary labours which won a reputation beyond the limits of our own land, and destined to endure; a man of a most winning modesty, shrinking from praise, dreading his own gifts, lest they should not sufficiently conduce to his virtuous designs, and finally turning with conscientious firmness from the open path of fame, to that better retirement wherein he might dedicate his whole heart to God.

Baptism Records, Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, 1838

The following is indexed according to the surname of the Child. All spellings are as on the parish register. Where a name was difficult to read, there are question marks

Name Abbreviations found in registers:
Wm = William Jas/Js. = James ; Mich/Mick. = Michael ; Margt. = Margaret ; Jn/Jno. = John or Jonathan; Ally = Anastasia (sometimes) ; Anty = Anastasia/Anastatia ; Lau. = Laurence ; pat/patt = patrick ; May = Mary ; Jos. = Joseph ; Matt. = Matthew ; Onny = Winifred ; Cath. = Catherine ; Danl., Dan = Daniel; Hanna = Hanora or Anne ; Jer. = Jeremiah ; Sally = Sarah ; Bess = Elizabeth, Eliza ; Biddy/bridgt. = bridget ; Fanton = Finton. Nics./Nich = Nicholas ; Thos. = Thomas ; Nelly = Eleanor or Ellen ; Fanny = Frances

Name Father Mother Date
Edward Bailey Thomas Catherine Bailey 24-Jun 1838
Pierce Blanch William Bridget Walsh 09-Oct 1838
Mary Brady John Mary Nichol 14-Dec 1838
?Suly Bray Wm Anne Quinn 18-Nov 1838
Catherine Bray Pat Bridget Doyle 20-Jul 1838
Margt Bray Thomas Catherine Canning 14-Nov 1838
James Brien Thos Bridget Corcoran 28-Dec 1838
James Brien Thomas Catherine Murphy 26-Jul 1838
Anty Brophy James Mary Doyle 24-Oct 1838
Thomas Brophy Pat Judith Morrisy 05-May 1838
Thomas Brophy Pat Judy Morrisy 07-May 1838
El?iza Bryan John Catherine Canning 07-Oct 1838
Anne Butler John Mary Ryan 03-Sep 1838
Sally Byrne Pat Bridget Norris 15-Jul 1838
Bridget C?(o)ll?ins John Anty Ryan 04-Dec 1838
Henry C?(o)ll?ins John Anty Ryan 04-Dec 1838
Cath C?ury Martin Cath n.g. 28-Dec 1838
Pat Ca(?g)an John Mary Cannon 13-Oct 1838
Catherine Campion Edward Ellen Flanery 21-Oct 1838
Anne Carroll John Mary Farrell 29-Sep 1838
Margaret Casey Michl Bridget Casey 24-Jun 1838
John Cleere Michael Mary Baker 19-Aug 1838
Mary Cleere James Mary Long 12-Aug 1838
Cath Cody Pat Nancey 18-Dec 1838
John Cody Pat Catherine Cody 24-Jun 1838
Mary Cody Michl Mary Shea 22-Aug 1838
Mary Cody Michl Bridget Whelan 30-Dec 1838
William Cody Pat Ellen Ryan 27-Jul 1838
Anne Cogan Thos Mary Ann Loftus 28-Dec 1838
Ally Collins John Judy n.g. 23-Oct 1838
Eliza Conigan Ned Mary Walsh 31-Dec 1838
Luke Connolly Wm Mary n.g. 30-Sep 1838
Michael Connolly John Bridget Dempsey 26-Nov 1838
Anne Corcoran Maurice Peggy Murphy 11-Nov 1838
Bridget Corcoran Thomas Betty Handrick 07-May 1838
James Corcoran James Honor Dailey 13-Sep 1838
James Corcoran James Mary Grace 25-Jul 1838
William Cotteral Pat Kitty Cotteral 21-May 1838
Catherine Cregg John Mary Lanigan 09-Dec 1838
Peter Cullen Michl Bridget Kavanagh 14-Oct 1838
Thos Culliton Matthew Betty Brennan 23-Dec 1838
Catherine Cunan Jas Catherine Murphy 08-Dec 1838
Mary Cunningham Michl Bridget Shea 20-Aug 1838
Judy Curran Pat Ellen Doyle 19-Dec 1838
Mary Curran John Anty Delany 08-Jun 1838
Catherine Dalton Martin Ann Corcoran 10-Jul 1838
James Dalton Andrew Mary Foley 20-Nov 1838
Edmd Dempsey ?Tim Betty Shea 22-Aug 1838
Thomas Dillon John Anne n.g. 28-Oct 1838
Mary Doogan James Mary Darcy 17-Aug 1838
Ellen Doolan Michael Mary Fenlon 21-Oct 1838
Pat Doran Pat Catherine Murphy 05-Nov 1838
Catherine Doyle Charly Betty Tracy 04-Nov 1838
Edmd Doyle John Bridget Mathias 18-Nov 1838
Margaret Doyle Thomas Mary Doyle 04-Dec 1838
Mary Doyle Charles Mary Blanch 07-Oct 1838
Pat Doyle Pat Mary Brennan 28-Dec 1838
John Doyle? Patrick Bridget Browne 10-Dec 1838
Martin Dulahanty Edward Mary Whelan 28-Oct 1838
Bridget Farrell John Judy Shee 28-Jun 1838
Honor Finlan Patrick Mary Kealy 28-May 1838
Mary Finlan James Judy Ryan 22-May 1838
Mary Fitzhenry Martin Judith Doyle 08-Dec 1838
Anty Fitzpatrick John Ellen Currin 21-Oct 1838
Catherine Foley Pat Catherine Murphy 18-Jul 1838
Michl Freeman Thomas Bridget Murigan 23-Sep 1838
Mary Gahan James Mary Mulligan 27-Oct 1838
Morgan Gahan James Mary Mulligan 28-Oct 1838
John Gardiner Thos Margt Ca?rroll 26-Nov 1838
James Gardner Laurence Margaret Doyle 07-May 1838
Joseph Gishin Joseph Mary Kelly 14-Oct 1838
John Gorey John Judy Murphy 24-Jun 1838
Bridget Grace John Kitty Murphy 21-Oct 1838
Margaret Grace Pierce Bridget Calahan 06-May 1838
Mary Grady Pat Anne Brennan 13-Nov 1838
Michael Gregory Neill Cath n.g. 10-Nov 1838
John Griffin John Cath White 26-Dec 1838
Mary Griffin Pat Anne Ryan 14-Oct 1838
Pat Griffin Larry Sally Summers 22-Jul 1838
Anne Gynell John Bridget Dooley 25-Sep 1838
Mary Ha?don Martin Ann Currin 24-Jul 1838
William Hammond Patt Sally Morrisy 03-May 1838
John Harding John Bridget Kealy 22-Apr 1838
Ally Haydon Thomas Bridget Corcoran 07-May 1838
Martin Haydon ?Thos Mary n.g. 28-Oct 1838
Anne Headen Maurice Mary Walker 02-Nov 1838
Ellen Healy Pat Anne Henesy 30-Oct 1838
Mathew Hickey Michl Mary Long 05-May 1838
Catherine Hunt William Judy Murphy 12-Jun 1838
Elenor Johnson Thomas Bridget Roach 27-Jul 1838
Mary Jordan William Catherine Kenny 06-Nov 1838
John Joyce Luke Mary Bryan 19-Jun 1838
Judy Kavanagh Morgan Judy Sweeney 19-Oct 1838
Patrick Kavanagh Chars Ellen n.g. 29-Nov 1838
Maurice Keating Maurice Margt Lee 29-Aug 1838
Mary Kelly John Bridget Key 02-Oct 1838
Michl Kelly Ned Betty n.g. 11-Oct 1838
Thos Kelly John Margt Dunning? 13-Oct 1838
Pat Kenna Michl Catherine Brien 09-Sep 1838
William Kincella James Mary Currin 30-Nov 1838
Ellen Laffan John Mary Murphy 18-Nov 1838
Joseph Lang?fry Joseph Margt Martin 01-Oct 1838
John Lawlor Laurence Sally Murphy 29-Sep 1838
John Lee Michl Catherine Scullt 02-May 1838
Margt M?ucary James Ellen Corrigan 10-Nov 1838
Judy M?ucary? James Ellen Corrigan 10-Nov 1838
Michael Mahon Michael Bridget Mahon 04-Oct 1838
Ellen Mahoney Jno Cath. n.g. 06-Aug 1838
Martin McEvoy Suly Johannah Doyle 14-Oct 1838
Mary McGee Michl Catherine Byrne 09-Sep 1838
Mary McGrath James Elleanor Cain 08-Sep 1838
Roderick McGuigan James not named n.g. 15-Dec 1838
?Thos McGuire John Catherine Murphy 27-Oct 1838
Mary McNamara John Bridget Murphy 28-May 1838
Catherine Meany William Catherine Ryan 21-Jun 1838
Dan Meany Pat Bridget Navin 26-Nov 1838
James Monahan Thos Bridget Dulahenty 09-Dec 1838
Cath Moran Martin Mary Curran 19-Dec 1838
James Morrisy Ned Judy Fitzgerald 24-Jul 1838
John Moylan Thos Honor Doran 20-Oct 1838
Betty Murphy John Mary Barry 07-Dec 1838
Bridget Murphy James Catherine Doyle 28-Sep 1838
Cath. Murphy James Bridget Kavanagh 05-Oct 1838
Edmd Murphy Larry Bridget Hynes 14-Aug 1838
Ellen Murphy James Bridget Murphy 24-Jun 1838
Honor Murphy Mathew Mary Farrell 01-Jul 1838
John Murphy Pat Mary Byrne 08-Jul 1838
Mary Murphy Michl Mary Doogan 18-Jul 1838
Michael Murphy Patrick Anne Pinder 12-Dec 1838
Michl Murphy Patk Mary (?F)raney 29-Sep 1838
Michl Murphy Michl Ellen Maher 30-May 1838
Pat Murphy Pierce Mary Griffin 11-Nov 1838
Pat Murphy James Betty Neill 19-Sep 1838
Pat Murphy Michael Ally Whealan 01-Nov 1838
Teresa Naddy Pierce Mary Doyle 16-Sep 1838
Arthur Neil William Biddy Murphy 04-Jul 1838
Mary Neile Laurence Judy Aylward 05-Sep 1838
Bridget Neill James Margt Cody 15-Nov 1838
Bridget Nolan William Peggy Grace 08-Jun 1838
James Nolan John Mary Cudihy 01-Nov 1838
Mary Nolan Michael Margt Doyle 17-Dec 1838
Edward Nowlan Thomas Mary Murray 01-Jul 1838
Alexander Patrick Phayer John Cath Murphy 24-Sep 1838
Bridget Pinder Michael Mary Joyce 04-Dec 1838
Judy Prindergast Pierce Mary Mahon 19-Sep 1838
James Quinn Peter Catherine Rogers 03-Aug 1838
Judith Redmonds George Bridget Byrne 15-Nov 1838
William Rourk Matthew Honor Murphy 25-Aug 1838
Mary Ruth Michl Catherine Freeman 25-May 1838
Catherine Ryan Tim Cath n.g. 23-Nov 1838
James Ryan James Mary Griffin 27-Oct 1838
Margaret Ryan Timothy Anne Norris 23-Dec 1838
Mary Ryan Malachy Judy Callahan 06-Sep 1838
Mary Ryan James Judy Joyce 28-Oct 1838
Mary Ryan Thomas Mary Kean 29-Apr 1838
Nessy Ryan Daniel Judith Ryan 20-May 1838
Cath Shea Henry Mary Haydon 11-Oct 1838
Pat Shea John Bridget Tobin 27-Nov 1838
Johanna Shortell Edward Bridget Murphy 07-May 1838
Nicholas Signal David Margaret Hogan 21-Dec 1838
Mary Tobin Joseph Mary Haydon 04-Dec 1838
Ellen True? James Mary n.g. 16-Oct 1838
Matthew Walker Thos Sally Corcoran 19-Sep 1838
Bridget Walsh James Catherine Doyle 23-Sep 1838
Mary Walsh Thos Judy Haydon 26-Dec 1838
Andrew Wilson Patrick Mary Conway 05-Aug 1838

Census Strays, Co. Kilkenny

Published in : Irish Family History.
Journal of the Irish Family History Society
Vol. 9, 1993, pp. 20-24
ISSN: 0790-7060

Jamaican Memorials of Irish Interest.
pre 1881
Richard Flatman (Member no.176)
LINSTEAD ST. THOMAS-IN-THE-VALE CHURCH
1292. GEORGE PRICE Esq., formerly of Bennetts Bridge, Kilkenny, Ireland,
died at Tulloch Estate in this Parish 15 Apr 1848 aged 46.
*****************

Published in Irish Family History
Journal of the Irish Family History Society
Vol. 9, 1993. pp. 39-54

St. David’s Church Naas. Co. Kildare
THOMAS
Sacred to the memory of Major General Lewis Thomas C.B. Colonel of the 3rd Regt. of Foot Bengal Army E.I.C.S son of Lewis Thomas esqr. Brookhill Co Kilkenny & Grandson of tile Rt. Honble Sir Edward Lovett Pearce. He entered the service in 1788 & distinguishing himself received the public thanks of the Government twice & of the commanders in chief on the field. He died the 3rd May 1824 at Cawnpore in command & in humble & devout gratitude to Almighty God for the manifold blessings enjoyed by him thr’o life Bequeathed for the benefit of the poor of the parish church of NAAS £20 per annum for ever to the Ministers and Churchwardens trustees.

Baptism Records, Owning and Piltown, Co. Kilkenny, 1803-04

Oning (Owning) &Templeorum (Piltown), Ossory. Baptismal Index 1803-1804

NAI Film ref. Pos #5019: Baptisms Oct 7th 1803 – June 21st 1815.

1803 only a few entries. 1804 indexed completely. Late 1805 some entries in Latin & writing gets more difficult to read. Entries numbered.

The following is indexed according to the surname of the Child. All spellings are as on the parish register. Where a name was difficult to read, there are question marks.

Piltown is given as above in brackets in the title for this set of parish registers on the microfilm. There is no official listing as such indicating that there are parish registers in existance for the parish of Piltown.

Name Abbreviations found in registers:
Wm = William Jas/Js. = James ; Mich/Mick. = Michael ; Margt. = Margaret ; Jn/Jno. = John or Jonathan; Ally = Anastasia (sometimes) ; Anty = Anastasia/Anastatia ; Lau. = Laurence ; pat/patt = patrick ; May = Mary ; Jos. = Joseph ; Matt. = Matthew ; Onny = Winifred ; Cath. = Catherine ; Danl., Dan = Daniel; Hanna = Hanora or Anne ; Jer. = Jeremiah ; Sally = Sarah ; Bess = Elizabeth, Eliza ; Biddy/bridgt. = bridget ; Fanton = Finton. Nics./Nich = Nicholas ; Thos. = Thomas ; Nelly = Eleanor or Ellen ; Fanny = Frances

Note: Symon Conelly has been incorrectly placed in this index with Symon as surname.

Name Father Mother Date
Edmd Aylward Willi Margt Knox 17-Oct 1803
John Aylward Edmd Anstice Connelly 02-Sep 1804
Aloysius Barry Michl Mary Walsh 02-Jul 1804
Mary Barry Richd Ellen Dumphy 15-Aug 1804
Margaret Barry?? Michl Margaret Walsh 16-May 1804
Eliza Blackmore Symon Biddy Connel 07-May 1804
Eliza Blackmore Symon Biddy Connor 01-May 1804
James Blackmore Henery Margt Lanagan 02-Jun 1804
Allever Brenen Edmd Judy McDaniel 18-May 1804
Edmd Brenen Michl Mary Meighen 14-Jan 1804
Elizabeth Brenen Nichs Mary Walsh 06-Jul 1804
Mary Brenen Richd Biddy Meigher 05-May 1804
Michl Brenen John Ellen Kenely 07-Oct 1804
Judy Broderick Maurce Honor Mull?n 04-Jun 1804
John Brophy James Cathy Phelan 20-Sep 1804
Mary Brown ?Harry Biddy Doherty 10-Oct 1803
Nancy Brown John Margaret Morris 21-Oct 1804
Jas Butler Jas Ellen Lynch 11-Oct 1803
Johana Butler James Mary Brenen 06-Jul 1804
John Butler Willi Nelly Shea 05-Aug 1804
Mary Butler Thos Betty Lewis or Lowes?? 10-Apr 1804
Richd Byrn Michl Mary Walsh 07-Jan 1804
John Carey John Biddy Walsh 18-Jun 1804
Philip Carey Michl Margaret n.g. 28-May 1804
Margt Carragan James Ellen Walsh 19-Nov 1804
Else Carrol James Cathy Walsh 14-Mar 1804
Mary Carrol Nicholas Cathorine Lee 21-Oct 1804
Elizabeth Casey Maurce Biddy McGrath 07-Oct 1804
John Casey Willi Alley Dooley 19-May 1804
Mary Cashin John Mary Coany 23-Jul 1804
Biddy Clancy John mAry Keefe 22-Oct 1803
Thomas Clancy James Elizabeth Forastal 16-Mar 1804
Cathy Clynn or Lynn?? John Anstice Kenny 26-Dec 1804
Mary Coady Patrick Cathy Londergan 01-Jun 1804
Richd Coady Thos Ellen Aylward 02-Mar 1804
Michl Coany Willi Cathy Brisco?? 03-May 1804
Joseph Commins James Mary Gawle 25-Mar 1804
Mary Commins Michl Nancy Mangan 03-Nov 1804
Elizabeth Connelly Michl Elizabeth Kiervan 29-Jan 1804
John Connelly Michl Anstice Flynn 25-Jan 1804
Johana Conway James Margaret Henebry 18-Nov 1804
John Conway John Cathy Kelly 14-May 1804
Ellen Corcoran Michl Judy Lonergan 24-Dec 1803
Ellen Corcoran Philip Mary Power 12-Oct 1804
James Cormick James Ellen Commins 18-Dec 1804
Richd Cormick James Salley Walsh 28-Nov 1804
Cathy Coughlan Jas Honor Cos?tily 12-Jul 1804
Johana Dalton Walter Mary Reade 04-Jul 1804
John Dalton William Cathy Commins 11-Feb 1804
Margt Dalton William Honor Ryan 05-Jul 1804
Patrick Dalton John Biddy Clancy 21-Oct 1804
Richd Dalton Patt Mary Killon?? 19-May 1804
?Tidileming Daniel John Mary Aylwort 05-Mar 1804
Ellen Daniel Thos Cathy Byrne 16-Jul 1804
Honor Daniel John Mary Phelan 25-Mar 1804
Jas Daniel Edmd Cathorine Moor 26-May 1804
John Daniel Jas Mary Foley 31-Jan 1804
Mary Daniel Laur Nelly Dowling 19-Mar 1804
Michl Daniel John Betty Shea 18-Dec 1803
n.g. Daniel Patrick Mary Conway 22-Jul 1804
Michl Deleany James Mary Dalton 13-Feb 1804
Mary Dempsy Joseph Else Walsh 20-Mar 1804
Michl Doherty Thos Mary Madden 09-Feb 1804
Mary Dolenty Patrick Cathy Carol 16-Aug 1804
Mary Dolenty Pat Margt Grace 24-Jun 1804
Johana Dolert James Margt Prendergast 13-Dec 1803
Anstui Dollert John Margaret Walsh ? 1803
John Dollert Willi Cathy Hogan 19-Dec 1803
Edmd Doogan ?Thos Cathy Dollert 07-Jun 1804
Honor Doogan Edmd Ellen Corcoran 03-Dec 1804
Thos Doogan James Mary Coady 04-May 1804
John Dooling Martin Cathy Butler 29-May 1804
Mary Dooling Jas Else Scallon?? 14-Jan 1804
Thos Downes James Margt Purcil 25-Sep 1804
Mary Dumphy James n.g. n.g. 11-Mar 1804
Honor Dunn Patrick Mary Deady 02-Dec 1804
Margt Dunn Richd Johanna Hearn 10-Apr 1804
Cathy Dwyre Thos Margt McGrath 16-May 1804
Ellen Dwyre John Mary Mooney 26-Mar 1804
Richd Ederson?? Thos Betty Fitzpatrick 17-Mar 1804
Martin Eoens Hugh Ellen Dalton 18-Nov 1804
Thos Evens Hugh Ellen Dillon ? 1803
Patrick Fahy John Mary Dalton 15-Jan 1804
Thos Farrol or Carrol?? Edmd Ann Phelan 03-Jul 1804
Mary Fitzeralg Michl Mary Knox 10-Aug 1804
Ellen Fitzgerd Jas Biddy Lewis?? 06-Jul 1804
Margt Fitzgerd John Abbey Moore 25-Mar 1804
Mary Fitzpatrick Denis Margt Durney 29-Jan 1804
Susan Fitzpatrick Timothy Cathy Kirk 13-Feb 1804
Alley Flaherty John Mary Coany 15-Apr 1804
Honora Flood?? ?Harid n.g. n.g. 23-Feb 1804
Anstui Foley Michl Anstice Dwyer 10-Oct 1804
Biddy Foley Jas Ellen Dunphy 10-Jun 1804
Mary Foley Edmd Anty Keef 16-Oct 1804
Ann Furnis or Turnis?? Michl Mary Bohen?? 16-Dec 1804
Patrick Gorman Cornelig Cathy Malay 11-Mar 1804
Ellen Grace Thos Mary Grace 07-Oct 1804
John Grace Thos Margaret Maleny?? 19-Nov 1804
Patrick Grady James Pol Daniel 07-Nov 1804
Anstice Grant Thos Cathy Kiervan 30-Dec 1804
Laurce Grant John Cathy Brenen 14-Dec 1804
Pat Green Jas Peggy Ryan 15-May 1804
Patt Griffin Joseph Ellen Kenedy 27-Dec 1803

The Plantation Era, Donaghmore Parish, Co. Tyrone

Published in Seanchas Ardmhaca – Journal of the Armagh Dioscescan Society, 1958, Vol. 3, No. 1

Under the first of the Plantation Commissions issued on 19th july, 1608, Chichester and the other members of the Irish Council conducted a survey of the six Counties of Ulster destined to be planted (Cal. S.P.I., 1608-10: An. Hib. 3, pp. 151-218). Based on this survey the scheme for Plantation was completed in 1609. In that same year a second Commission was issued authorizing Chichester and his colleagues to carry out a new survey of the escheated counties, divide the counties into proportions, make maps illustrating the divisions, and generally to take all necessary measures for furthering the Plantation. By the spring of 1610 the work was completed, and then a further commission enabled Chichester and the others to give possession to the successful applicants of the proportions of land assigned to them. The Plantation proper began in the summer and autumn of 1610.

The scheme was complete in all its parts, and if it was not to be completely successful in its object of wiping out the native stock in large tracts of the escheated counties, it was not the fault of the planners. With wonderful magnanimity they decreed that the old inhabitants be allowed to stay on their lands “till May next 1611″ so that they might plough and sow the land for the next year, “and for such corn as they shall sow from henceforth until May next, they are to sell the same to the undertaker at that time or sooner, if the undertaker shall so require, at such rates as by two indifferent men agreed upon. And thereupon they shall depart immediately from the said lands.”

It all looked beautifully simple on paper but many snags were to present themselves. In the original version of Chichester’s Notes of Remembrance we read that, “many of the natives claim to be freeholders, and albeit their demands are not justifiable in law, yet you know how hard it is, and almost impossible to displant them, wherefore I wish that a consideration be made for some few of them albeit they were all in the late rebellion, and have now hearts and minds alike, and the rest of the lands to go to well-
chosen Undertakers and Servitors.”

Furthermore, provision had to be made for the Bishops and clergy of the now established Church, and hence Chichester recommends the establishing of lands for these. No more simple solution could be found than to appropriate for them the lands anciently held by the now dispossessed Catholic Church. When this is done, Chichester said, “no great care need be taken of the inferior natives, for they will all settle themselves and their dependancie either upon the Bishops Undertakers, or on the Irish who shall be established by His Majesty’s gracious favour, for most
of them are by nature inclined rather to be followers and tenants to others than lords and freeholders themselves.”

DONAGHMORE IN 1609
From the inquisition taken at Dungannon, 23 Aug., 7th James I (1609) before a jury of twenty four, twenty two of whom were of old gaelic stock, and at least two of whom, James O Shele and Edmond Oge O Hagan, were to become possessed of land in the parish, we learn that the Barony of Dungannon contains the Parish of Donaghmore, which contains.:-
Donaghmore – one ballibetagh
Ballimacahill – one ballibetagh
Clonivertie – one ballibetagh and 14 balliboes
Ballydonnelly – 24 balliboes
Ballymagullaght – 7 balliboes
Dungannon – 4 balliboes
Ballisallagh – one sessiogh
Ballygowen – 3 balliboes
The Carra – 8 balliboes
Ballydonnellyetra – 4 balliboes.

It is a sad reflection that the native jurors who gave this information, attended the Dungannon Inquisition because of their hostility to Hugh O’Neill. John Leigh, whose brother Daniel was one of the two non-native jurors, was Sheriff of Tyrone in 1608. He has left a short account which is preserved in the Carew MSS., and which tells us that he had noticed several kindred septs of the O Neills who were bitterly opposed to Tyrone.
“All that sept of the O Neales called the Sleughte Artes do deadly hate Tyrone’s sept.” In Clogher are two distinct septs, one of which are the sons of Shane, and their followers, who hate Tyrone.” The first juror on the list is Shane’s son, Henry; the second Sir Arthur’s eldest son, Turlough. We can take it that the other native jurors on the list were followers of these and friendly to the English party.

On the authority of these well-informed native jurors we have listed the old Celtic territorial divisions of land that made up the parish of Donaghmore in 1609. To set them down in this way, however, does not take us very far, for all but two of them – Donaghmore and Dungannon – are unknown in present-day nomenclature. Reference to the maps of the escheated counties for the Barony of Dungannon will show the letter press of most of these names, stretching in a rough and ready way over the balliboes and ballibetaghs they are intended to represent. The spelling in the documents and on the maps follows many vagaries. It is the work of English scribes and cartographers, and Irish official tradition is represented only by the oral testimony of the old inhabitants taken at the various Inquisitions.

Ballimacahill, though an extensive territory, is not marked on the 1609 map. It lay along the Donaghmore-Pomeroy road, and still remains as Ballymacaul. On Plate 3, 11, there is a townland in this district called Mallateecahell, which represents the Ballymacaul of to-day, but the Ballimacahill of the above list was a much more extensive territory. It is fairly certain that like Clonivertie, and Ballymagullagh, it contains some very ancient name.

Clonivertie, the next name on the list, is a very interesting one. The 1608 Inquisition gives it as Clonevarty; the 1609 one, Clonivertie. Dr. S. Ó Ceallaigh, in the Bulletin of the Ulster Placename Society, Vol. I. part 3, identifies it correctly as Clann Fhoghartaigh, and this identification brings us back to the Topographical Poems of Ó Dubhagain c. 1372 where we read :- .
“O Maoil Fhothartaigh, agus O hEodhosa, et O hOgain ar Chenel Tighearnaigh,”
or if you prefer it in verse :

“Ar Ceinel Tighearnaigh dteann
O Maoil Fhothartaigh airmheam
Maith a n-eolas-(s)a is a n-agh
Ui Eodhosa is Ui Ogain.”

The letterpress “Clonivertie” on Plate 3 ,II, covers much of what is now called the Gallbally district of Donaghmore Parish, but the exact location of the Clann Fhoghartaigh, or at least the strongpoint of their territory, is probably to be found in the placename “Lisferty.”

The Ballymagullagh of the above list enshrines a very ancient piece of nomenclature. It is represented on Plate 3, II, by the remarkable letterpress mac-eu-illah, and covers a number of townlands between Dungannon and Donaghmore. A 17th century scribe of the “Martial Career of Conghal Clairingheach” (Irish Texts Soc.) tells us that Conghal came to “Carn Maccu Buachalla in the centre of Ulster which is today called Ballydonnelly.” The editor of this tale, from an examination of the language, the writing, and the paper comes to the conclusion that his text is to be dated about 1650, and this opinion is endorsed by Thurneysen. The latter also tells us in Die irische Heldensage that the identifications of this text are very unreliable. But this much we have learned – that an unnamed 17th century scribe knew of a Cam Maccu Buachalla in Baile Ui Dhonnghaile. We do not know if the unknown scribe’s identification is correct, but it is exciting to find the place he refers to, in this piece of letterpress on Plate 3, 11. If we put the ‘béim’ on the second element, we can even hear the ring of the northern Irish as it was repeated by some Donaghmore ‘seanchaidhe’ for the English cartographer. It should be emphasized, too, that a mid-17th century scribe regarded Cam Maccu Buachalla, the Ballymagullagh of the above list, as being part of Ballydonnelly. The name still survives in a mangled form. The mangling process had begun as early as 1608. In the Inquisition of that year (Rawlinson A 237) we find it as Bally McWillagh containing ‘vi balliboes.’ The 1609 Inquisition, quoted above, gives it as Ballymagullaght, and it still lives in local speech as Ballymaquillagh, the name of the bridge on the railway-line between Dungannon and Donaghmore, on the title deeds of a number of farms in the district, and as the name of the Fort on the farm of Mr . Joseph Donaghy. With this Fort we reach the actual Carn of the Maccu Buachalla that is mentioned in the “Martial Career of Conghal Clairingheach” and the Táin. It is surprising to find a piece of Tain nomenclature so deep in the centre of Ulster .

Ballisallagh no longer exists as a placename, but then it was only one sessiogh or twenty acres. It is remarkable to find it listed at all, but at the time it must have been considered a place of importance.

Ballygowen, too, has disappeared but at least we can trace it. In the Inquisitions we find that it contains three balliboes that are named, Lissagoan, Mullachacrevey and Gallanagh. Lissagoan and Gallanagh have disappeared, and would seem to be absorbed in the large present-day townland of Mullaghcreavy.

Perhaps the most fascinating name on this list of fascinating names is “the Carra.” In this form which looks like an Irish nominative plural, it is now completely lost. We shall see a further reference to it later and show how it survives to the present time.,

Sufficient has been said already of the two Ballydonnellys. The last name on the list still survives in the rarely-used Clagganballydonnelly, now simply called Claggan, near the Rock.

An ancient territorial division of land in the Parish of Donaghmore, Ballymakaur, by accident or design was omitted from the above list. We shall meet with it again in the lands granted to Sir William Parsons, the Surveyor General of the Plantation.

The Parish of Donaghmore, then, according to the Old Irish jurors who attended the Dungannon Inquisition of 1609, and who must surely have attended in hope of getting some of the spoils, was an extensive place indeed. Embracing all the present parish, it included a number of townlands now in Dungannon, extended as far as. Baile na Carraige or the present Rock, took in nearly all the parish of Pomeroy, and ten or twelve townlands now in Killishell. It was therefore an extensive place, which, however, the Jury notes, has only a Vicar, the parish being impropriate, belonging to the Prior and Vicars Choral of Armagh, and 2/3 part of the tithe being the right of the parson, and 1/3 of the Vicar. It has a house, garden, and six acres of glebe land called Farrensagirt.

These Old Irish jurors were certainly well informed on ecclesiastical affairs. We have already shown how the rectory of Donaghmore became impropriate to the College of the Culdees, now with the Plantation called the Prior and Vicars Choral of Armagh. We must marvel at the audacity of the new lords who thus took over the old Catholic scheme of things and used it for their purpose. This audacity is all the more remarkable when we remember that in the parish of Donaghmore in 1609, there was scarcely a single Protestant. More than a year would pass before the first batch of tenants for the new landlords would arrive.

THE ERENACH LAND OF DONAGHMORE
An extensive pre-Reformation parish like Donaghmore might well be expected to have extensive Church or erenagh lands. The jurors of the 1609 Inquisition knew very well what these were, and falling in line with the Plantation scheme found that the protestant Archbishop of Armagh, “is seized in his demesne, as of fee, in right of his see, of the following rents, custom, and services out of the erenagh lands in Dungannon Barony :-i.e. out of the erenagh lands of Donaghmore, containing 13 tullaghs, every tullagh containing one balliboe and one sessiogh, every sessiogh containing 1 of a balliboe, a yearly rent of £2, with 6s. 8d. Irish for every bloodshed, with a cosherie on the Archbishop’s visitation if he comes in person,” etc. Thus, by statute, the ancient church lands of Donaghmore were passed to the Protestant Archbishop of Armagh, and when we remember that all the erenagh lands of all the ancient parishes were given to him, we can realise what a wealthy potentate he became.

When we come to define the exact lands that were granted to him, we must quote from a later Inquisition, for the account of the termon and erenagh lands of the 1609 Inquisition is amplified by a more explicit list given in Pat. Rolls 18 Jas. I (Mar. 1620-Mar. 1621). This grant was made to Christopher, Lord Archbishop of Armagh, and it lists “the following erenagh lands in the parish of Donaghmore :-
Mullarewe Drombarne
Agharanny Tullydergaigh
Lehardan Ballybreagh
Mullamore Gavagh
Tullynure Tullaleagh
Rathlough Tullneegall
Tannagh Knocktemple,
excepting thereout one house, one garden and three acres of glebe land for the Vicar.

It seems likely that the Vicar’s glebe, the Farrensagirt of 1609, was in Knocktemple where the church was. There is however no trace of the name to-day. The name Knocktemple is now also unknown, though it remained in its native dress as Cnoc an Teampaill till recent times. Lehardan (Leath-Ardan) though marked on the O.S. is no longer used. All the other balliboes of erenagh land still remain and surround the ancient church on the hill. From time immemorial they had been farmed by the O Loughrans and even as late as the Hearth Money Rolls 1666, the chief tenant in each was a member of this ancient family.

“THE CARRA”
We have already seen that one of the territories that made up the parish of Donaghmore in 1609 was “The Carra” containing eight balliboes.

It is exciting to find in the Inquisition of 1618 (Pat. Rolls Jas. I, Part II) that Christopher, Lord Archbishop of Armagh got a grant of the erenagh lands of Donaghcarr, containing the following :-
Lisgawan Mullyrudden
Agherahin Kilgawne
Drumconner Newhahill
Creve Fallerla
All these townlands are within the present parish and are in fact contiguous with the erenagh lands of Donaghmore already listed. Donaghcair it is fairly clear, gives under another form the Carra .of the 1609 Inquisition. We can go further and say that the name is still preserved in “Carland,” an indeterminate district, and the centre of a small, but proud and loyal Catholic community in the parish of Donaghmore.

Here then we have a lost Domhnach that at some stage had a proper parochia of its own. It is not mentioned in the medieval Episcopal Registers, nor is it noted in the Papal Taxation of 1302, and must therefore have been absorbed in Donaghmore at a very early stage. The Domhnach element points to a very early and even a Patrician foundation. It seems fairly safe to conclude that this was the place where the Fir Gabrae of the Vita Tripartita rejected St. Patrick, but St. Patrick predicted that they would come after a time, to his church, presumably Donaghmore, with their cíos and in winter. “Quod impletum est”

A piece of corroborative evidence for this conclusion might be forth-coming from an entirely independent source. It must be remembered that we are dealing with a time well before the advent of Cineal Eoghain or surnames. We are dealing with people-groups like Ui Tuirtre, Ui Niallain etc., groups that were pushed about in the subsequent centuries, but that nevertheless left their marks on the territories they inhabited.

If we turn to the list of Coarbs of St. Patrick (Bk. Lein., Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies 1954, p. 199) we find that the 13th entry on the list gives us a piece of remarkable information. It states :-
“Caurlan iiii o Domnuch meic hu Garba d’Uib Niallain.” In other words, Caurlan, the 13th Coarb of St. Patrick ruled in Armagh for four years. He was from the Domhnach of the “Meic hu Garba” in Ui Niallain. Could the Mic Ui Garba of the list of Coarbs be the same as the Fir Gabrae of the Tripartite, the men, who at first rejected St. Patrick but soon came to the fold? It might be objected that the Ui Niallain, which we have come to associate with the Kilmore-Loughgall district, did not extend so far north as to include the present parish of Donaghmore, yet no one has ever suggested a people-group to fill the gap between the Ui Niallain and the Ui Tuirtre in these early Christian centuries. In these early times the Ui Niallain and the Ui Tuirtre must have been contiguous, and one is tempted to suggest that “Carland” of today derives its
name from Caurlan, the 13th Coarb of St. Patrick. Formerly called Domnach Meic hu Garba, we can readily understand how it would change its name in honour of a distinguished member of that sept who reached the very highest position in the Irish Church. The Domhnach Meic hu Garba had its adjacent ,: Claggan, “the Clagganbally-donnelly already mentioned, and a relic of the ancient sept would seem to be preserved in the town land name, Mullnagore, which as late as Plantation times was called Mollagh Gaura. The fantastic etymology that talks of goats must be discarded.

There is nothing unusual in finding a member of the Mic Ui Garba reaching this position. Many of the Coarbs of St. Patrick about this time came from these two peoples of Ui Niallain and Ui Tuirtre. The man who succeeded Caurlan was Ecchaid Mac Diarmata of Domnuch Rigdruing, which may be one of the seven churches mentioned in the Tripartite Life as having been founded by St. Patrick in Ui Tuirtre. Several too were of the Ui Niallain.

This suggestion, put forward tentatively, may not be acceptable, and, coming back to the Inquisition of 1609, it does not explain “The Carra” or the second element of Donaghcarr. Perhaps the true explanation of the word is to be found in Cormac’s Glossary which gives the following :-
Carr 1. cam donither fair agus dichned derid fuil ann (a heap, carn, is made on it and there is an apocope, scil. of n, there). What makes the equiparation so cogent in the present case is the existence of a well-preserved “Carn” in Carland topped by a remarkable standing stone called “cloch corr” which gave its name to a subdivision of the townland of Lisnagleer.

SUB-DENOMINATIONS OF THE ERENAGH LANDS
So far we have dealt with the two parcels of erenagh lands, of Donaghmore and Donaghcarr , all of which are contained in the modern parish. In the Inquisition taken at Dungannon 16 Sept. 9 Car. I. (1633) the sub-denominations of these towns of erenagh land are given, fascinating place-names, almost all of which have completely disappeared, but all of which were well known when Chichester was implementing his iniquitous scheme of Plantation. That so many ancient placenames in Ireland have been preserved is indeed remarkable, but more remarkable still is the extermination from the local memory over the past three hundred years of so many interesting placenames. Out of his own mouth Chichester stands refuted, for even the findings of one of his own inquisitions rebut the notion that civil administration under the Gaelic Chiefs was at a low ebb. “Natives running up and down the country with their creaghts” could never have retained the memory of the identification and boundaries of so many minute parcels of land. And what names they are, ‘ag teacht chugainn aniar as óige an tsaoil!’ Now they are completely forgotten by the people who were reduced by Chichester and his successors “to a state of civility.”

“The territorie of Donaghcarre doth contain eight balliboes of land and is in the possession of the said Archbishop and his tenants, and doth lie in the said barony of Dungannon and county of Tyrone and is called by the several names of :

Mullaghruddon being one balliboe conteyning in parcells Coleleene, Knocknesparran, Mullaghneloghoge and Cavannecroe ;
Chrewe, 1 bb. conteyning in parcells (-) Dreemenoer and Dormdevenaghe;
Dromconnor, 1 bb. conteyning in parcells Aghnameghinmyneith, Rossenemee, Crewgort;
Coghfye al’Neheleylee, al’Lysnegleere, 1 bb. conteyning Mennerfeaghe and Cloghcorre ;
Aghcany conteyning in parcels Agheranbegge, Agheranmore, and Knockycackey;
Fallerea at’ Fautrey conteyning in parcels Tawnaghcantyn, Knockycanhvey, and Tawnavally;
Lysboy al’ Killagawragh conteyning Cavannasmeddyn, Cooleshannagh, Lysadowne and Achytyrconnell;
Lysgowe al’ Lysgawne 1 bb. conteyning in parcels Cavannebrannan, Knockydehalye, and Lysnesheeragh.

The said Archbishop and his tenants are possessed of the territorie of Donaghmore lying in the barony and county aforesaid and called by the several names of :-
Mullaghrea al’ Mullaghcrewe, 1 bb. conteyning in parcels Lysagoan and Gallanagh;
Laorton al’ Leaghhardan, 1 bb. conteyning Coolenacranaghan, Cavannaghcuran and Tawnaghleeve;
Ballenewre, 1 bb. conteyning Seleredan and Knockyquill;
Drombarne, 1 bb. conteyning Mullan and Karrerun;
Tullaghleege, 1 bb. conteyning Tullaghleaghe, Teenagh, Dromnedarogh, Mullon and Feagnagh ;
Recloghe al’ Rathelough, 1 bb. conteyning Aghencloghan, and Knock-macmahon;
Monneycronnatt, 1 bb. conteyning Knocksdarron and Mullaghanekege;
Tullaghnagall, 1 bb. conteyning Freaghbegge and Mullanbrack;
Garvaghye, 1 bb. conteyning Aughtenkilliagh and Mannadoone;
Ballebragh at’ Ballereagh, 1 bb. conteyning Ardoslogh, Lysnesky and Nalsky;
Tullaghedera al’ Tullagheddergeaghe, 1 bb. conteyning Cavannecarre and Aghennemanie;
Annagh al’ Enagh al’ Tannagh, 1 bb. conteyning Reaske-bullye and part of Tullylustre;
Agheranye, 1 bb. conteyning part of Tullylustre and Mullaghmore, is in the Lord Primate’s patent but in whose possession it is the Jury know not. There is a parcell of land called Knocktempell called Clagganlands about the Church of Donaghmore in the Archbishop and his Tenants’ possession.

The most diligent investigation has revealed the survival of only a few of these subdenominations. Cloghcorr, as already mentioned, still survives. A green hillock in the bog along the Donaghmore-Pomeroy road is still known as Knockstarn and is remembered in local tradition (recorded by Alfred McLean) as the place where the men of ’98 did their drilling.

Reaske-bullye may find an echo in the inelegant Bull’s Bray. Of the rest only a trace or two can be found. The spelling of these names in the Inquisition is helpful for anyone who tries to restore them-to their original gaelic forms. Tullydraw, for example, might baffle re-gaelicization but for its alias as given above, Tullagheddergeaghe, which gives us immediately Tulach-idir-dha-ath, a perfect description of this hill between two fords. Some of these names like Aghnameghinmyneigh, for which we would suggest Achadh-Cheim-an-Fhiaidh, have a very ancient appearance; others, like Achennemainie, Achadadh-na-Manach would seem to have an ecclesiastical origin. Has Achadh na Manach some connection with the Cross we have seen in this townland in pre-Plantation times?

The alias for Lisboy, i.e. Killagawragh pins down for ever the elusive Fir Gabrae of the Tripartite Life and it is surely a legitimate speculation that in Lysadowne (Lios a’ Domhnaigh) a subdivision of Lysboy we have the exact site of Donaghcarr, thus showing that Toponymy is indeed the handmaid of History. Chichester’s scheme not merely robbed us of our property; it eventually succeeded in corroding our minds.
References:The sources of this history are numerous and abound in information, and the principal ones may be listed as follows :-
1. The Ulster Plantation Papers 1610.
2. Maps made for the purpose of Plantation.
3. The various Inquisitions taken at Dungannon.
4. The Manor Court Rolls (1625-1627).
5. Leabhar Cinn Lae Uí Mheallain, 1641-1653.
6. The Armagh and Tyrone Depositions (same period as 5).
7. The Civil Survey, 1653.
8. The Down Survey, 1655-7.
9. The Books of Survey and Distribution.
10. The Hearth Money Rolls, 1666.

Roman Catholic Parish Records On Microfilm, Co. Tyrone

Irish Parish register copies/films held by the Society of Genealogists in London
Catalogue film numbers – Australian Society of Genealogists

NLI = National Library of Ireland.

PRONI = Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

LDS = Latter Day Saints Library

Parish records do not all contain the same information – some list only the names of those directly involved in the event – some list the townlands or addresses of these people – some marriage records will list the names of the parents of those being married and the towland that they came from – while, then there are parish records that list only the names of the people inivolved in the event giving no indcation as to where they lived.

Where anything is known as to the state of the film – i.e. whether the script is eay to read, the ink faded, the entries clearly defined, then this information is listd on these pages – it will be added to as time goes by. Some indication is also give as to the information contained on the film, however, this can only be taken to refer to the time frame that the extracts cover as different Priests changed the format of their entries.

Please note, that while it may be very exciting to discover that records exist for the parish you are interested in, continuously from the mid-1700′s to 1880 – do not place too much emphasis on that fact, records that are so old tend to be in bad condition, sometimes so faded as to be illegible. Unfortunately, the same, unfortunately can also be said for some records that were created in the mid-1800′s.

Aughintaine R.C. parish – see Clogher

Diocese of Armagh

Aghaloo – Ardboe – Ardtrea & Desertcreight – Ballinderry – Ballintacker – Clonfeacle – Clonoe Coagh – Coalisland & Stewartstown – Desertcreightt – Donaghenry – Donaghmore – Dungannon – Errigal Kieran – Kildress – Killeeshil – Tullyallen – Lissan – Pomeroy – Termonmaguirk -

Diocese of Clogher
Aghalurcher – Clogher – Donagheavey – Dromore – Errigal Truagh – Fivemiletown – Kilskeery-

Diocese of Derry
Ardstraw East – Ardstraw West – Badoney Lower & Greencastle – Badoney Upper – Camus (Strabane/Clonleigh) – Cappagh – Donaghedy – Drumragh – Langfield – Learmount (Cumber Upper) – Leckpatrick – Mourne – Termonamongan

DIOCESE OF ARMAGH
Aghaloo (Caledon)– also includes details for the chapel at Aughnacloy in Carnteel parish)
Baptisms: Jan 1st, 1846 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages: Jan 2nd, 1832 – May 29th, 1834
Oct 2nd, 1837 – Nov 21st, 1880
National Library Ireland (NLI) Pos. 5585
PRONI MIC.1D/36

Aughaloe (Aughaloo, Aughnacloy) R.C. Parish records – Index to all children baptised 1846

Arboe (Ardboe) Londonderry & Tyrone
Baptisms Nov 9th, 1827 – Dec 30th, 1860 & Jan 1st, 1861 – Dec 10th 1880
Marriages: Nov 12th, 1827 – Dec 12th, 1861 & Jan 5th, 1862 – Dec 27th, 1880
Burials – None
National Library of Ireland (NLI) Pos. 5583
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.1D/34
Ladder Day Saints Library : BFA 0926029 ??0979709

Arboe R.C. Baptismal Extracts on the County Tyrone

Ardtrea & Desertcreat (Artrea – Artrea & Derertlin – Moneymore) (Magherafelt)
Baptisms: July 1st, 1832 – March 28th, 1834
Jan 20th, 1838 – Feb 16th, 1843
Nov 1st, 1854 – Feb 21st, 1869
Jan 18th, 1864 – June 14th, 1880
Marriages: April 14th, 1830 – July 12th, 1843
Nov 12th, 1854 – Feb 6th, 1869
NLI Pos. 5584
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LDS BFA 0926030

Ballinderry – Co’s. Tyrone & Londonderry
Baptisms: Dec 19th, 1826 – Oct 30th, 1838 & Sept 25th, 1841 – Dec 18th, 1880
Marriages: Jan 10th, 1827 – Nov 7th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5581
PRONI MIC.1D/32

Ballintacker
Baptisms: Sept 26th, 1822 – Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages: July 11th, 1834 – Dec 3rd, 1880
NLI Pos. 5584
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Clonfeacle (Moy)
Baptisms: Oct 16th, 1814 – March 22nd, 1840
Aug 25th, 1840 – Dec 26th, 1880
Marriages: Nov 9th, 1814 – March 19th, 1840
April 23rd, 1840 – Oct 14th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5580
PRONI MIC.1D/31
LDS BFA 0979708 items 2-3

Clonoe
Baptisms: Feb 15th, 1810 – May 23rd, 1816
July 21st, 1810 – Feb 13th, 1812
Oct 2nd, 1822 – April 16th, 1850
April 14th, 1850 – Dec 21st, 1880
Marriages: Dec 3rd, 1806 – June 25th, 1816
Jan 6th, 1823 – Jan 11th, 1850
April 26th, 1850 – Nov 27th, 1880
Burials: Dec 11th, 1806 – May 31st, 1816
NLI Pos. 5579
PRONI MIC.1D/33

Coagh
Baptisms: Dec 21st, 1865 – Oct 17th, 1880
Marriages: Dec 25th, 1865 – Nov 26th, 1879
NLI Pos. 5582
PRONI MIC.1D/ 33

Coagh R.C. Baptismal Extracts – on the County Tyrone

Coalisland & Stewartstown
Baptisms: Dec 24th, 1861 – Aug 18th, 1880
Marriages: May 9th, 1862 – Feb 6th, 1879
Burials: Nov 15th, 1861 – March 4th, 1868
NLI Pos. 5583
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LDS BFA 0979709 item 3
Coalisland – see also Donaghhenry

Cookstown (Desertcreight/Desertcreat) – Co’s. Tyrone & Londonderry
Baptisms: Jan 2nd 1827 – Dec 28th, 1851
Jan 1st 1852 – Sept 10th, 1858
Oct 17th, 1858 – Dec 19th, 1880
Marriages: Jan 23rd, 1827 – Sept 8th, 1858
Jan 23rd, 1859 -Dec 4t, 1880
NLI Pos. 5585
PRONI MIC.1D/36

Notes on these records & Extracts Baptisms 1852-

Donaghenry (R.C. Parish Stewartstown – Ballyclog; Ballyclug)
Baptisms: Jan 1st, 1822 – Dec 22nd, 1840
Feb 16th, 1849 – Dec 23rd, 1880
Marriages: Jan 1st, 1822 – Dec 26th, 1840
May 28th, 1853 – Nov 16th, 1880
Burials: Jan 1st, 1822 – Jan 27th, 1839
Jan 15th, 1854 – May 18th, 1868
NLI Pos. 5583
PRONI MIC.1D/8, 34
LDS BFA 0979709 item 2

Donaghmore (see Killeeshill)
Baptisms: Feb 24th, 1837 – Dec 24th, 1870
Jan 11th, 1871 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages: March 7th, 1837 – July 30th, 1868
NLI Pos. 5582
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LDS BFA 0979709 item 1

Dungannon – Tyrone & Armagh
Baptisms: Oct 14th, 1821 – Oct 30th, 1826
Oct 25th, 1826 – Dec 2nd, 1829
April 24th, 1830 – July 9th, 1833
Aug 11th, 1833 – June 10th, 1834
Aug 3rd, 1834 – Dec 30th, 1851
Jan 4th, 1852 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages: Oct 6th, 1821 – Oct 30th, 1826
Oct 30th, 1826 – Dec 10th, 1829
May 2nd, 1831 – May 26th, 1833
Aug 23rd, 1833 – Nov 12th, 1834
June 16th, 1834 – Dec 29th, 1851
Jan 3rd, 1854 – Nov 20th, 1880
Burials: Oct 11th, 1821 – June 7th, 1826
Nov 7th, 1826 – Nov 24th, 1829
April 26th, 1831 – May 30th, 1833
Aug 13th, 1833 – June 1st, 1834
July 3rd, 1834 – Dec 29th, 1854
Jan 4th, 1852 – Dec 31st, 1880
NLI Pos. 5580 and Pos. 5581
PRONI MIC.1D/31-32
LDS BFA 0926038 items 1-3

Errigal Kieran
Baptisms: Jan 3rd, 1847 – Dec 28th, 1880
Marriages: Jan 14th 1864 – Dec 16th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5584
PRONI MIC.1D/35

Kildress
Baptisms: Jan 4th, 1835 – Dec 6th, 1852
Jan 11th, 1857 – Aug 10th, 1859
Jan 6th, 1861 – Feb 17th, 1865
Jan 2nd, 1878 – Dec 6th, 1880
Marriages: March 15th, 1835 – Jan 29th, 1876
Jan 7th, 1840 – Feb 19th, 1851
Jan 10th, 1878 – Dec 4th, 1880
Burials: March 6th, 1835 – Dec 24th, 1842
NLI Pos. 5586
PRONI MIC.1D/37

Killeeshil
Baptisms: August 10th, 1845 – Dec 27th, 1856
Jan 14th, 1857 – Dec 21st, 1880
Marriages: Sept 3rd, 1845 – Dec 31st, 1856
Jan 14th, 1857 – Dec 14th, 1880
Burials: Aug 13th, 1845 – Dec 16th, 1856
Jan 14th, 1857 – Jan 27th, 1875
Nov 4th 1880 – Dec 1880
NLI Pos. 5582
PRONI MIC.???????

Tullyallen
Baptisms: Jan 1st, 1816 – Jan 2nd, 1834
March 2nd, 1837 – Aug 24th 1844
Jan 14th 1849 – Dec 25th, 1880
Marriages: Jan 3rd, 1816 – Jan 2nd, 1834
April 3rd, 1837 – July 29th, 1844
Jan 9th, 1849 – Nov 14th, 1880
Burials: Jan 2nd, 1816 – May 29th, 1834
March 5th, 1837 – Aug 22nd, 1844
NLI Pos. 5582 and Pos. 5599
PRONI MIC.1D/33

Lissan
Baptisms: July 22nd, 1823 – Dec 30th, 1880
Marriages: Sept 1st, 1839 – Nov 20th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5585
PRONI MIC.1D/36

Pomeroy
Baptisms: Feb 26th, 1837 – Nov 24th, 1840
Dec 5th, 1841 – May 2nd, 1852
April 21st, 1857 – Aug 3rd, 1865
Feb 1st, 1869 – Dec 9th, 1880
Marriages: March 5th, 1837 – Dec 11th 1840
Dec 5th, 1841 – June 10th, 1865
July 11th, 1869 – Dec 25th, 1880
Burials: March 7th, 1837 – Dec 5th, 1840
April 20th, 1857 – April 12th, 1861
July 27th, 1871 – Dec 30th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5585
PRONI MIC.1D/36

Notes on this film and record extracts Baptisms 1869; Marriages 1869; Burials 1871 & 1872

Termonmaguirk
Baptisms: Dec 7th, 1834 – Feb 9th, 1857
Marriages: Oct 23rd, 1834 – Dec 31st, 1857
NLI Pos. 5584
PRONI MIC.1D/35

DIOCESE OF CLOGHER
Aughalurcher (Lisnaskea & Maguiresbridge) Fermanagh & Tyrone
Baptisms: Oct 19th, 1835 – Dec 28th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5569
PRONI MIC.1D/12
Latter Day Saints Library (LDS) BFA 979704 item 6

Clogher parishes, 1836 – Clogher parishes, 1846

Clogher (Aughintaine records)
Baptisms: April 12th, 1856 – April 13th, 1857
April 18th, 1857 – Dec 23rd, 1880
Marriages: Sept 28th, 1825 – Nov 10th, 1835
March 1840 – Feb 19th, 1857
April 22nd, 1857 – Oct 21st, 1880
NLI Pos. 5567
PRONI MIC.1D/10

Donaghcavey
Baptisms: Nov 24th, 1857 – Dec 14th, 1880
Marriages: Oct 26th, 1857 – Nov 25th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5571
PRONI MIC.1D/14
LDS BFA 0926051 items 1-2

Dromore
Baptisms: Nov 1st, 1835 – Dec 30th, 1864
Jan 1st, 1865 – Dec 19th, 1880
Marriages: Oct 21st, 1833 – Nov 23rd, 1864
Jan10th, 1865 – Nov 23rd, 1880
NLI Pos. 5568
PRONI MIC.1D/11
LDS BFA 0926052 items 1-2

Errigal Truagh
Baptisms: Nov 1st 1835 – June 20th, 1852
March 24th, 1861 – Dec 29th, 1880
Marrriages: Dec 1st, 1837 – July 28th, 1849
Jan 28th, 1862 – May 27th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5576
PRONI MIC.1D/19

Fivemiletown
Baptisms: Nov 14th, 1870 – Dec 28th, 1880
Marriages: Nov 18th, 1870 – Jan 13th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5569
PRONI MIC.1D/12
LDS BFA 0979704 items 1-2

Kilskeery
Oct 3rd, 1840 – June 15th, 1862
June 19th, 1862 – Feb 18th, 1870
Jan 27th, 1870 – Dec 24th, 1880
Marriages: Aug 30th, 1840 – May 27th, 1862
July 17th, 1862 – Feb 27th, 1870
Feb 3rd, 1870 – March 1st, 1880
NLI Pos. 5568
PRONI MIC.1D/11
LDS BFA 0926054 items 1-4

DIOCESE OF DERRY
Ardstraw East (Newtownstewart)
Baptisms: Dec 18th, 1861 – Dec 24th, 1880
Marriages: Dec 1860 – Oct 13th, 1880
NLI po. 5765
PRONI MIC.1D/60

Ardstraw West
Baptisms: June 3rd, 1846 – March 10th, 1850
Jan 18th, 1852 – Jan 30th, 1877
Nov 23rd, 1873 – Dec 19th, 1880
Dec 25th, 1877 – Dec 25th, 1880
Marriages: May 15th, 1843 – April 7th, 1878
Feb 10th 1880 – Oct 27th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5767
PRONI MIC.1D/ 62

Marriages: Feb 10th – Oct 27th 1880 – One faded page

Marriages – May 15th 1843-April 7th 1878
63 pages, mixed bag re quality. Writing generally bad

Baptisms: Dec 25th 1877-Dec 26th 1880 – 6 pages, not great quality
Baptisms: nov 23rd 1873-Dec 19th 1880 – 28 pages, not great, faded.
Baptisms: June 3rd 1846-March 10th 1850 – Jan 18th 1852-Jan 30th 1887
BAD quality. 64 pages.
Badoney Lower & Greencastle
Baptisms: Oct 31st, 1866 – Dec 24th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5765
PRONI MIC.1D/60

Badoney Upper
Baptisms: Oct 31st, 1866 (Plumbridge)
NLI Pos. 5765
PRONI MIC.1D/60

Camus(Strabane/Clonleigh)
Baptisms: April 1st, 1773 – Feb 22nd, 1795
Jan 10th, 1836 – May 18th, 1837
March 3rd, 1853 – Sept 7th, 1879
March 12th, 1853 – March 25th, 1870
May 1st, 1864 – Dec 31st, 1880
Marriages: August 1788 – Sept 14th, 178??? (1781 on film)
1843 – 1879
Nov 14th, 1853 – April 20th, 1870
Sept 16th, 1879 – Nov 13th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5766
PRONI MIC.1D/ 61

Cappagh
Baptisms: July 16th, 1843 – Dec 6th, 1880
June 12t, 1846 – Oct 1863 (1 page only)
Marriages: July 24th, 1843 – Nov 20th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5766 & pos. 5765
PRONI MIC.1D/ 60-61

Donaghedy
Baptisms: April 1st, 1854 – June 28th, 1863 (Dunamanagh)
Sept 1st, 1853 – Dec 11th, 1880
Marriages: Nov 11th, 1857 – July 11th, 1859 (Dunamanagh)
?Dec 1862 – May 1863
Burials: Dec 4th, 1857 – July 15th, 1859
NLI Pos. 5761
PRONI MIC.1D/ 55-56

Drumragh
Baptisms: May 1846 – Nov 1846
Nov 13th, 1853 – Dec 22nd, 1880 – indexed
Marriages: June 1846 – August 1846
Nov 7th, 1853 – Dec 26th, 1880
Burials : May 1846 – Sept 1846
Nnov 23rd, 1853 – Dec 11th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5765
PRONI MIC.1D/ 60

Langfield
Baptisms: Sept 6th, 1846 – Dec 18th, 1880
Marriages: Sept 17th, 1846 – Oct 18th, 1880
Burials: July 18th, 1853 – Feb 2nd, 1856
NLI Pos. 5765
PRONI MIC.1D/ 60

Learmount (Cumber Upper)
BaptismsMay 18th, 1863 – Dec 27th, 1880
Marriages: Sept 20th, 1863 – Dec 28th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5762
PRONI MIC.1D/ 57

Leckpatrick
Baptisms: Sept 13th, 1863 – Dec 12th, 1880 (Strabane)
Marriages: Oct 25th, 1863 – Nov 16th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5767
PRONI MIC.1D/ 62
Leckpatrick (Strabane)
Marriages Oct 25th 1863-Nov 16th 1880
About 7 pages of records, faded, some ok to read.

Baptisms: Poor Quality – about 32 pages in all.
Mourne
Baptisms: Jan 6th, 1866 – Dec 29th, 1880
Marriages: April 1st, 1866 – Dec 3rd, 1880 – transcript
NLI Pos. 5766 note: Mourne is also mentioned on Pos. 5767
PRONI MIC.1D/ 62

Termonamongan
Baptisms: March 28th, 1863 – Dec 29th, 1880
Marriages: Sept 12th, 1863 – Nov 13th, 1880
NLI Pos. 5765
PRONI MIC.1D/ 60

Lisnaskea District Marriage Records, Co. Fermanagh

This page features civil Marriage Records for the district of Lisnaskea in Co. Fermanagh and includes full names (where possible), the year of marriage, and the quarter in which the marriage occurred. A searchable index of all available marriage records is available here.

Name Year Quarter
Alice Howe 1915 2nd
Andrew Kenny 1869
Ann Steen 1855
Anne Connolly ors Elliott 1860
Anne Mulloy 1865
Arthur Brannigan 1916 1st
Catherine Adams 1861
Catherine Kenny 1865
Catherine Murray 1865
Catherine Pogue 1856
Charlotte Hoey 1917 1st
Charlotte Hoey 1915 4th
Edward Cleary 1864
Eliza Jane Vance 1846
Eliza McWilliams 1846
Eliza Perry 1864
Eliza Steen 1857
Elizabeth Kenny 1871
Franics Porter 1860
George Whitely 1863
Hannah Hoey 1864
Henry Dennett 1855
Isabella Aud 1899 3rd
Isabella Hoey 1917 2nd
James Anderson 1845
James Ferris 1860
James McQuaid 1896 2nd
James McQuaide 1897 4th
James Worrall 1865
Jane Anne Adams 1861
Jane Hoey 1864
Jane Steene 1857
Jane Taylor 1849
Jason Taylor 1849
John Breslin 1876
John Hasard 1848
John Hillock 1876
John Kelly 1845
Margaret Gillece 1892 2nd
Margaret McQuaid 1896 1st
Margaret McQuaid 1896 2nd
Mary Anderson 1845
Mary Ann Foster 1870
Mary Anne Haire 1895 4th
Mary Dunlop 1879 2nd
Mary McQuaid 1894 1st
Mary Slowey 1867
Mary Slowey 1867
Minna Keys 1878 1st
Nathaniel Wilson 1847
Patrick Cassidy 1873
Rebecca Hoey 1921 4th
Robert Abraham 1861
Robert Toombs 1863
Robert Whitley 1894 1st
Robert Wilson 1851
Thomas Emerson 1857
Thomas Howe 1915 3rd
Thomas Knox 1879 3rd
William Allen 1861
William Fyfe 1873
William Irvine Emerson 1910 3rd
William Murphy 1896 2nd
William Phair 1896 1st
William Strong 1896 4th

Civil Registration Records

Irvinestown District Marriage Records, Co. Fermanagh

This page features civil Marriage Records for the district Irvinestown in Co. Fermanagh and includes full names (where possible), the year of marriage, and the quarter in which the marriage occurred. A searchable index of all available marriage records is available here.

Name Year Quarter
Alice Gallagher 1865
Annabella Spear 1898 2nd
Annabella Speer 1898 2nd
Anne Gallagher 1865
Anne Kennedy 1864
Anne McQuoid 1865
Archibald McGaghy 1864
Catherine Branden 1865
Catherine J. Speer 1909 2nd
Catherine Murray 1865
Charles Finn 1867
David Goan 1865
Edward Kerr 1879 1st
Edward McQuade 1894 2nd
Elizabeth Galbraith 1865
Elizabeth Mary Spear 1898 4th
Elizabeth Mary Speer 1898 4th
Elizabeth Whitley 1864
Francis McQuaid 1895 1st
George Allen 1861
George Gallagher 1865
George Kennedy 1864
Hugh Gallagher 1865
Hugh Porter 1849
James Connolly 1895 3rd
James Emery 1866
James McKeraghan 1889 2nd
James McKerihan 1889 2nd
James Mills 1883 2nd
Jane Funston 1871
John Adams 1846
John Aiken 1861
John Gallagher 1865
John Gallagher 1865
John Gallogly 1865
John Goodfellow 1865
Margaret McQuade 1896 1st
Margaret McQuaid 1896 1st
Margaret Newet 1880 3rd
Mary Adams 1846
Mary Anne Emery 1863
Mary Anne Keown 1879 1st
Mary Gallagher 1865
Mary Jane Brimstone 1876
Mary Jane Cassiday 1876
Mary Jane Funston 1871
Mary Jane McQuaid 1897 2nd
Mary Martin 1860
Mary McQuaid 1895 1st
Michael Gallagher 1865
Michael Gallagher 1872
Oliver Emery 1864
Owen Connolly 1896 1st
Peter Gallagher 1873
Rebecca Acheson 1861
Robert Achison 1855
Robert Whitely 1867
Sidney Porter 1849
Susan Kidney 1879 4th
Thomas Gallagher 1865
Thomas Gollogher 1865
Thomas Kennedy 1866
Thomas Porter 1860
William Anderson 1845
William Callaghan 1856
William Mackey 1860
William McQuade 1897 1st
William McQuade 1894 4th
William Porter 1860
William Spear 1898 2nd

Civil Registration Records

Enniskillen District Marriage Records, Co. Fermanagh

This page features civil Marriage Records for the district of Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh and includes full names (where possible), the year of marriage, and the quarter in which the marriage occurred. A searchable index of all available marriage records is available here.

Name Year Quarter
Abraham Wilson 1847
Alexander Elliott 1853
Alexander Elliott 1853
Alexander Howe 1915 1st
Alexander Steen 1855
Alexander Wilson 1846
Alexander Wilson 1846
Alice Cassidy 1873
Alice Kenny 1866
Andrew Elliott 1853
Anne Aiken 1861
Anne Dawson ors Shea 1853
Anne Earls ors Elliott 1851
Anne Fausset 1854
Anne Ferris 1860
Anne Fitzpatrick ors Harris 1854
Anne Frazer 1854
Anne Gallagher 1873
Anne Jane Wilson 1851
Anne Nolan 1894 3rd
Anne Vance 1850
Annie Elizabeth Howe 1916 1st
Bessy Thompson 1847
Bridget Kenigan 1865
Bridget Kilroy 1865
Bridget Lyons 1890 1st
Catherine Brown 1849
Catherine Hoe 1876
Catherine Keyes 1878 1st
Catherine McKernan 1890 1st
Catherine Neely 1846
Charles Cleary 1876
Charles Fox 1849
Christian Brown 1849
Christopher Brown 1849
Christopher Porter 1845
Edward Elliott 1852
Edward Kerr 1879 4th
Eleanor Blair 1849
Eliza Elkins 1852
Eliza Elliott 1853
Eliza Wilson 1847
ELizabeth Alexander 1861
Elizabeth Bacon Hassard 1855
Elizabeth Elliott 1852
Elizabeth Elliott 1852
Elizabeth Hassard 1855
Elizabeth Hinds 1870
Elizabeth McGahy 1865
Elizabeth Phoebe Howe 1918 2nd
Elizabeth Porter 1876
Elizabeth Wilson 1851
Frances Toland 1846
Frances Wilson ors Bell 1851
George Brown 1860
George Dixon 1853
Hassard 1855
Henery Lewis Wheatley 1868
Henry Lewis Wheatley 1868
Hester Brownlee 1849
Honor Nolan 1894 3rd
Hugh Acheson 1851
Hugh Cassidy 1873
Hugh Flanigan 1854
Hugh Lynch 1848
Isaac Emerson 1852
Isaac Haddock 1853
Isabella Blackburne 1870
Isabella Earls 1851
Isabella Howe 1915 3rd
Isaih Haire 1896 1st
James Acheson 1846
James Eklin 1853
James Elliott 1851
James Gillece 1892 1st
James Hinds 1868
James Hoey 1864
James Hoy 1921 2nd
James J. McCormack 1906 2nd
James King 1870
James Kirkpatrick 1869
James Rice 1909 3rd
James Robertson 1909 3rd
James Whitley 1898 2nd
James Wilson 1849
James Wilson 1849
Jane Adams 1846
Jane Cleary 1846
Jane Elliott 1853
Jane Hilliard 1876
Jane Hillyard 1876
Jane Hursh ors Burgess 1851
Jane Porter 1849
Jane Whitley 1867
Jane Wilson 1846
Jane Wilson 1847
John C. Dunlop 1879 4th
John Cassidy 1873
John Cleary 1854
John Dane 1853
John Dunlop 1883 3rd
John Earls 1853
John Elliott 1851
John Elliott 1853
John Emery 1863
John Fitzsimons 1854
John Henry Lucas 1908 3rd
John Higgins 1884 1st
John Howe 1919 4th
John Hoy 1857
John Kirk 1869
John McGarry 1893 2nd
John Noble 1894 3rd
john Vance 1847
John Vance 1847
John William Ellison 1851
John Wilson 1851
Joseph Hodgens 1876
Joseph Kilpatrick 1870
Joseph Vance 1847
Lizzie Dunlop 1880 4th
Margaret Aiken 1861
Margaret Aiken 1861
Margaret Crooks 1868
Margaret Donnelly 1853
Margaret Earles 1852
Margaret Frazier 1849
Margaret Howe 1915 4th
Margaret Jane Emmerson 1910 2nd
Margaret Nolan 1891 1st
Margaret Ryan 1887 3rd
Margaret Taylor 1846
Margaret Ternan 1849
Margaret Whitely 1864
Margaret Willy ors Collins 1847
Martin Kimmage 1864
Martin McNamara 1854
Mary A. Rogers 1909 1st
Mary Anne Abercromie 1845
Mary Anne Browne 1849
Mary Anne Cassidy 1873
Mary Anne Wilson 1847
Mary Anne Wilson 1849
Mary Brownlee 1849
Mary Brunt 1849
Mary Cahil 1895 4th
Mary Farlow 1854
Mary Howe 1917 1st
Mary J. Wilson 1849
Mary Jane Fair 1854
Mary Jane Hoey 1915 1st
Mary McGahey 1864
Mary Wilson 1851
Matilda Elliott 1853
Michael Cassidy 1873
Michael King 1879 3rd
Michael McKernan 1889 2nd
Michael McPartland 1865
Noah Dundass 1885 3rd
Noble Hilliard 1865
Patrick Breen 1849
PAtrick Harren 1884 4th
Patrick Lynch 1898 3rd
Patt Fairey 1854
Patt Farrey 1854
Ralph Brown 1849
Rebecca Sadlier 1894 3rd
Robert Brown 1860
Robert Elliott 1851
Robert Foster 1854
Robert Whitley 1893 4th
Rose Cleary 1849
Rose Cleary 1850
Rose Howe 1920 4th
Samuel Grey 1849
Samuel Porter 1884 3rd
Sarah Elliott 1853
Sarah Gilleece 1889 2nd
Sarah Taylor 1847
Sarah Whitley 1864
Susan Elliott 1852
Susanne Elliott 1851
Sydney Curtis 1864
Thomas Anderson 1866
Thomas Burns 1849
Thomas Clarke 1847
Thomas Douglas 1853
Thomas Easton 1853
Thomas Elliott 1852
Thomas Ewart 1851
Thomas Gallagher 1873
Thomas Heron 1882 2nd
Thomas Heron 1882 2nd
Thomas Howe 1915 4th
Thomas Kennedy 1873
Thomas Kenny 1879 3rd
Thomas Made 1849
Thomas Wilson 1847
William Albert 1861
William Elliott 1851
William Elliott 1852
William Elliott 1853
William H. H. Howe 1916 4th
William Hillard 1867
William Hodgson 1865
William J. Emerson 1910 2nd
William John Warrington 1890 2nd
William Mills 1884 1st
William Wilson 1847

Civil Registration Records

Marriage Records, Armagh People, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1818-40

This page features 11 free records for people of Armagh who were married in Halifax, Nova Scotia between the years of 1818 and 1840.

Surname Name Year Address
Carr Mary 1823 Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh
Coney Julia 1839 Co. Armagh
Magee Ellen 1835 Co. Armagh
McCann Sarah 1823 Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh
McGee Thomas 1839 Co. Armagh
Mulholland Patrick 1840 Co. Armagh
Murphy Mary 1840 Co. Armagh
Murrough Judith 1835 Co. Armagh
Shortt Joanna 1840 Co. Armagh
Thompson Eleanor 1840 Co. Armagh
Rice Rosana 1827 Armagh Town (born in Limerick)

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