Thanks for that, Kevin.
I did not know that the Catholic parish boundary and the civil parish boundary are different.
Are Doonsallagh East and West the only townlands concerned, or are there others?
You have alerted me to yet another anomaly in Irish administrative divisions!
There are eight townlands in Kilmurry Ibrickan civil parish which lie in Ennistimon Poor Law Union, with the remainder of the civil parish in Kilrush PLU:
Townland AKA Acres County Barony Civil Parish PLU Province
Carrowduff 604 Clare Ibrickan Kilmurry Ennistimon Munster
Doonsallagh East 919 Clare Ibrickan Kilmurry Ennistimon Munster
Doonsallagh West 454 Clare Ibrickan Kilmurry Ennistimon Munster
Killernan 668 Clare Ibrickan Kilmurry Ennistimon Munster
Knockanalban 939 Clare Ibrickan Kilmurry Ennistimon Munster
Knockloskeraun 780 Clare Ibrickan Kilmurry Ennistimon Munster
Shanavogh East 868 Clare Ibrickan Kilmurry Ennistimon Munster
Shanavogh West 432 Clare Ibrickan Kilmurry Ennistimon Munster
(These are all in Annagh DED, apart from Knockloskeraun, which is in Miltownmalbay DED!)
As far as I recall, there are two Catholic churches in Kilmurry Ibrickan parish, at Mullagh and Coor, both in Kilrush PLU.
Does this imply that for residents of the above eight townlands, births and deaths which took place at home appear in the civil registration indexes under Ennistimon, but marriages which took place in Coor or Mullagh appear in the civil registration indexes under Kilrush? Or are all eight of these townlands part of Miltown Malbay Catholic parish?
Are there other examples of boundary anomalies which result in families being born and dying in one PLU but marrying in an adjoining PLU?
Kevin, do you have access to the marriage registers for either of the Catholic parishes?
I presume that I will find that the 1884 Pilkington-Burke marriage above took place in Miltown Malbay.
I would expect two sisters to be married in the same church, so I am puzzled as to why the 1892 Moloney-Burke marriage took place in Ennis PLU.
The photocopies will reveal all.
John Mayer's information alerted me to further records of the Pilkington family.
In 1911, the household in Ailldavare comprised Delia Pilkington née Hehir (32), her son Patrick Joseph (6) and her brothers James (25) and Denis (21); see
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... re/355063/
Their gravestone is here:
http://foto.clarelibrary.ie/fotoweb/Gri ... iveId=5000
I have not yet been able to figure out whether Delia and Patrick Joseph are the widow and son of the John Thomas Pilkington who was born or baptised on 10 June 1885, or his stepmother and half-brother. There are conflicting signals from the BMD indexes, so I will have to order more photocopies.