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Small Sources No. 68.     This is a significant blog as it sets out the Catholic Church records of Rathangan, Co. Wexford for the period from December 1807 to September 1811.  The records for this parish which are already known to exist start in 1803,  but there are none between June 1806 and 1813.  These ...
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50 Posts
We have just published our 50th ‘small sources’ blog.   The original idea for these arose because  occasionally in our research projects for clients we come across lists of names that are too small for the big indexing companies to put on line.   Yet these lists could be vital to someone’s research.   So we publish them ...
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Small Sources 37:  This document is formally titled a ‘List of the tenants of H.K. Grogan Morgan Esq. who were supplied with turnip seed etc and the quantity given to each’.  It lists 32 tenants in 17 townlands in south Wexford, particularly in the civil parishes of Newbawn, Horetown and Kilturk.    The year 1846 ...
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Small Sources 32:   Below is a list of 18 tenants of the Colclough estate in the townlands of Curraduff  (probably the townland now spelt Coorduff) and Ballycreen (also called Boolycreen or Boolygreen)   in the parish of St Mary’s Newtownbarry, Co. Wexford.     
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Small Sources No. 31:   This is a list of  144 Catholic marriages from 1800-1807 in the Parish of Kilanerin, co. Wexford  that have survived in a priest’s notebook found in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Co.Dublin (Reference Ms.C104 – Marriages).    The Catholic records of Wexford in the early 1800s are particularly poor, mainly due to ...
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Celestine Murphy of Wexford Library has kindly provided an analysis of the place names listed in the Gorey baptisms in our last post.   This confirms that the records are all for the Gorey area.  the analysis below shows the place-name as it occurs in the record;  the modern spelling; and the modern parish in ...
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Baptism Gorey
Small Sources 20: This is a list of 126 Catholic baptisms that took place in Wexford (probably in the Gorey area) between 1783 and 1790.    The originals are in a priest’s notebook fond in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Co. Dublin (Ms. C 104 – Baptisms) during research by Ancestor Network.    We thank the ...
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Small Sources 10:  This is a list of payments made by the Church of Ireland to the poor  in the parish register of Killinick, Co. Wexford.  The list is in the Register of Killinick Parish which is in the National Archives of Ireland (ref M 5063). The lists are for Killinick and the neighbouring parishes ...
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Small Sources No. 6:  This is another list we found in the course of our family history research.    This list is from a single-sheet rental of part of the estate of Abel Ram Esq. in county Wexford for 1826.  It shows tenant’s names, location, acres held, and yearly rent.   You can see a full description ...
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Small Sources 5:  This is a small list we found in research for a planned guide to tracing ancestors in County Wexford. It shows 37  labourers or workmen on the Thomas Meyler Estate in the townland of Harristown, Parish of Kilcavan, Wexford in 1850.  It is in a Workmen’s account book which shows the dates ...
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