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19th-Century Catholic Ancestors from Dunlavin Parish

 

 

 

 

Full title: Dunlavin, Archdiocese of Dublin, County of Wicklow

Creator / Author: The National Library of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage URL: http://registers.nli.ie/

When Viewed: Contents described are those showing when viewed in December 2015.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Library of Ireland / Kildare Street, Dublin 8.

About: The National Library of Ireland holds microfilm copies of over 3500 church registers from parishes in Ireland. The library has now digitised these registers as images which provide records of baptisms and marriages from the majority of Catholic parishes in Ireland and Northern Ireland up to around 1880. The available registers are not searchable by individual’s names. Instead, they are browseable by diocese, parish and date, searchable by parish and it is possible to zoom from a country map to parish level. This blog entry relates to the parish of Dunlavin in West Wicklow.

Contents:  These registers cover baptisms and marriages from 1839 to 1881. This date range is indicative only and coverage may be incomplete. Please refer to the NLI site for specific coverage.

Extra #1: Browse the Catholic Parish Registers for Dunlavin Parish

Hat-Tip: To The National Library of Ireland who have arranged for the digitisation of these records and their free accessibility online.

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Households in Freynestown Parish in middle of 19th century

Book cover image Full title: Parish of Freynestown

Creator / Author: Richard Griffith

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / eDoc / 2p

When Published: 1854

Publisher / Place of Publication: Alexander Thom and Sons for Her Majesty’s Stationary Office / 87 Abbey Street, Dublin.

Parent Publication [book]: County of Wicklow: valuation of the several tenements comprising that portion of the Union of Baltinglass situate in the county above named / Richard Griffith, General Valuation Office / 106pp

About: The property tax system of 1850’s Ireland. It was the first major attempt at valuing property. This section lists householders in the Parish of Freynestown, part of the area covered by the Poor Law Union of Baltinglass in West Wicklow.

ID number(s): None

Contents: Byrneshill — Freynestown Hill — Freynestown Lower– Freynestown Upper — Knockbawn — Moanvawn — Shepherdshill — Toolestown.

Extra #1: Read the entries for  GV Freynestown Parish (pdf file).

Extra #2: Search Griffiths Valuation and link to contemporary maps at AskAboutIreland.ie

Extra #3: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #4: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide

The Schools Around the County

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Full title: Education in Wicklow: from parish schools to national schools

Creator / Author: Michael Seery

Item Type / Page count: Book / 189p

When Published: 2014

Publisher / Place of Publication: Creathach Press / Wicklow [?]

About: A meticulously researched and well-presented work which traces the history of purpose-built schoolhouses in Wicklow up to around the middle of the nineteenth-century. Written by someone who has an obvious passion both for education and for local history, it is hard to believe that a book of this size could contain so much information.

ID number(s): 9780992823306

Chapters: [Introduction] Education in Ireland – Penal Laws – The lay of the land – Sources for this study – Overview of book.
[Education in Ireland before and under the Penal Laws] Royal schools – Charter schools – Other schools.
[Landlord educators and the Wicklow Education Society] The Kildare Place Society — The Wicklow Education Society – The Fitzwilliam Estate – Arklow  Barony – Talbotstown Barony – North-east Wicklow – Conclusion.
[The emergence of a National School system] The decline of the Kildare Place Society – National Schools in County Wicklow — Conclusions.
[Appendices] Extracts from the reports of the Kildare Place Society training records for Wicklow (1814-1825) — Extracts from the records of the Kildare Place Society:  gratuities awarded to teachers to 1824 — Extracts from the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for County Wicklow – Wicklow returns to the Second Report of the Commissioners of Irish Education Inquiry (abridged) – Brief biographical details of those with an interest in Wicklow education – Schools marked on Ordnance Survey of Ireland Map (1838-1840), with web link to OSI map, Google Map, Google image (where school building is still in existence) and notes on the location of school – Bibliography – Endnotes.

Extra #1: Includes several black & white photographs, maps, plans and tables of data.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

STOP PRESS: The author’s website (viewed March 2015) states: “Education in Wicklow is now sold out but is available for free on Google Books.” Click here for Google Books link.

 

Statistical Snapshot of West Wicklow in 1851

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Full title: The Census of Ireland for the year 1851: Part I showing the area, population, and number of houses, by townlands and electoral divisions: County of Wicklow

Creator / Author: House of Commons, Great Britain

Item Type / Page count: Book / 32p

When Published: 1852

Publisher / Place of Publication: Alexander Thom and Sons for Her Majesty’s Stationary Office / 87 Abbey Street, Dublin.

About: A statistical return of the extent of townlands and towns, their Poor Law valuation, the number of males/females and the number of houses in County Wicklow. The number of persons and houses for 1841 are included for comparison purposes. This allows for a quick check on the effect that the Great Famine had on the demographics of West Wicklow.

ID number(s): HC 1852-53, (1544), XCI.347

Contents: [West Wicklow Parishes Only] Aghowle — Ardoyne — Ballynure — Baltinglass — Blessington — Boystown — Burgage — Carnew — Crecrin — Crehelp  — Donaghmore — Donard — Dunlavin — Freynestown — Hacketstown — Hollywood — Kilbride — Kilcommon — Kilranelagh — Kiltegan — Liscolman — Rathbran — Rathsallagh — Rathtoole — Tober

Extra #1: Read this publication online  (pdf file) courtesy of  the Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland website.

Hat-Tip: Thanks to the EPPI website which contains a complete set of British Parliamentary Papers relating to Ireland and Irish affairs published during the period of the Act of Union (1801-1922).

Census of Rathsallagh

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Full title: Townlands / Streets in Rathsallagh (Wicklow)

Creator / Author: National Archives of Ireland

Item Type: Website / Publicly Accessible

Homepage  URL: http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/

When Viewed: Contents correct as of April 2012.

Publisher / Place of Publication: National Archives of Ireland / Bishop Street, Dublin 8.

About: The Census returns for the Rathsallagh District Electoral Division arranged alphabetically by townland. The 1901 census was taken on 31st March 1901. The 1911 census was taken on 2nd April 1911.

Contents:  Ballyburtin (1911 only) — Ballylaffin — Ballylea — Byrneshill — Coonanstown — Crossoge — Freynestown Lower — Freynestown Upper — Freynestownhill — Griffinstown Glen — Knockbaun — Moantown/Moanvawn — Mullans — Oldcourt — Rathsallagh — Rathsallagh Demesne — Rottenhill — Shepherdshill — Toolestown.

Extra #1: Browse the 1901 Census for Rathsallagh DED

Extra #2: Browse the 1911 Census for Rathsallagh DED

 

From Aghfarrell to Yellow Lough (2)

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Full title: The place-names of Co. Wicklow : III – The barony of Talbotstown Upper

Creator / Author: Liam Price

Item Type / Page count: Book / 184p

When Published: 1949

Publisher / Place of Publication: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies / Merrion Square, Dublin

About: This is the third volume of the definitive seven-volume series which covers the placenames in all the parishes of County Wicklow. The author was a judge in the district courts of Wicklow and his travels throughout the county presented the opportunity to research the history behind local placemanes.

ID number(s): None

Chapters: Kiltegan Parish (part) — Kilranelagh Parish — Baltinglass Parish — Rathbran Parish — Ballynure Parish — Rathtoole Parish — Rathsallagh Parish — Freynestown Parish — Donaghmore Parish — Dunlavin Parish (part).

Extra #1: includes map.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

 

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