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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 10:41 am 
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Here attached is my transcription of St. Senan’s parish (Kilrush) baptisms 1827 - 1863: https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls ... 1/mode/1up

The mother’s surname is often her married name (not her own name), especially during the 1850s.
There will be mistakes – I’m sure I have mixed up Brew, Bran and Breen; Corry, Casey, Carey and Coony; Hallinan and Halloran - always check the original.

It looks as if St. Senan’s parish covered more area in the early years – there are records here for townlands that were later included in nearby Killimer I think.

Now I will make a start on transcribing the marriages 1829 – 1881. I've given myself a month. By the way, I am not in the least possessive of these parish registers - if anyone wants to transcribe the later batch of St. Senan's baptisms, I will be only delighted.

In the meantime, let me know of mistakes. I can easily correct them by editing.

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 12:59 pm 
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Here is my transcription of St. Senan’s marriages 1829 – 1881: https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls ... 1/mode/1up

There are no entries from July 1840 to January 1842.
My entry numbers are out by about 30 from those made by the priest – sometimes he skipped a number by mistake.
The early entries usually give the names of the fathers of bride and bridegroom plus other bits of useful information. The marriages often took place at the bride’s father’s house, or at the priest’s, or some other house.
Now I will start on St. Senan’s (Kilrush) baptisms 1863 – 1881 and hope to have it ready at end of June.

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Here is my transcription of St. Senan’s (Kilrush) baptisms 1863 – 1881: https://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls ... 1/mode/1up

Pender and Prendergast are the same name. Singen is St. John. And it seems that McConoughty is a version of McDonagh.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:13 pm 
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Great work, Sheila.

My article on parish boundaries explains how and when Kilrush and Killimer parishes were united and then separated again:
http://pwaldron.info/ClareAssociation/KilrushPLU.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:55 am 
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Yes, great work Sheila on all the baptism registers.

Thanks also Paddy for the link that provides a nice explanation on parish boundaries. This reminded me that I have a question on an explanation on baptisms that Sheila provided (excerpt below) on the missing Thomas McNamara of Glandree thread. While this relates to Tulla parish and not Kilrush parish, it makes more sense to ask here as my question applies to any parish that contains more than one church:
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I was looking for a possible explanation for the lack of suitable baptisms [in the Tulla baptism register], and looked at this 1842 map, http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,552888,684419,7,7, and it occurred to me that it maybe it was more convenient to go east to Feakle chapel than to go down to Tulla. One set of my relatives, who were living a bit closer to the chapel in the next parish, went there for their baptisms, so it’s not unheard of – also that’s where the mother’s relatives lived. The records for Feakle don’t begin until 1860, though, so we have no way of knowing if this is what happened here.

As Paddy mentioned: "As new Catholic churches were built after the end of the Penal Laws and the introduction of Catholic Emancipation in 1829, usually more than one church per parish, it often made sense to redraw parish borders so that people lived in the same parish as their most convenient church"

See attached screenprint of the northern section of Tulla parish from the 1842 map (Tulla is further south and not shown). Wouldn't the McNamara's of Glendree just as likely travel southwest to the Catholic Church at Afflick or southeast to the Catholic Church at Drumcharley? Both of these churches are closer to Glendree than either Tulla or Feakle.

Assuming it was possible to have a baptism at the churches at Afflick and Drumcharley, does the Tulla baptism register reflect all three churches? Curious about the process flow. Did the local priest at the two smaller churches just make notes on a scrappy bit of paper, then at some point transfer the records to the official baptism register at the larger parish church?

Seems like even when you find a parish baptism record, that when there are multiple churches in one parish, that it is difficult to really know what physical church a child was baptized in.

Also, I am assuming that in the mid 19th century baptisms were typically performed at the church, is this accurate? Or would priests also perform baptisms at someone's home?

Appreciate any thoughts!


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