Counting the Faithful on Both Sides
Full title: Three Eighteenth-Century Surveys of County Wicklow
Creator / Author: Brian F. Gurrin
Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 55pp
Journal Information: Analecta Hibernica, No. 39, pp. 79-134
When Published: 2006
Publisher / Place of Publication: The Irish Manuscripts Commission Ltd. / 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
About: A major article which looks at 3 different surveys which were carried out in County Wicklow in the eighteenth-century. The author explains the historical background and the political reasons for the surveys which mainly tried to tally the numbers of Protestants and Catholics in the county. Most of the information that was collected no longer survives, but the author includes whatever names, numbers and other details that are still available to us. The area covered by Aghowle Union is specially well served in this regard, but there is also information on several other locations in West Wicklow which will be of interest. This is
particularly true of the Hibernian Society surveys which are more gazetteer than census.
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Contents: [Text] Introduction — The Censuses of 1732 and 1766 — The Hibernia Society Survey of County Wicklow — Acknowledgements – [Data] Survey 1: The 1732 Religious Census. Number of Protestant and Papist Families in each Barony — Survey 2: The 1766 Religious Census. Summary figures. Detailed data. – Survey 3: The Hibernian Society Surveys of County Wicklow. The First survey. The Second survey. The Leinster survey –Wicklow.
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