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The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Aghabog. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.

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Historical Overview

History

Aghabog is a parish, in the union of Cootehill, barony of Dartry, in the county of Monaghan, and province of Ulster. This locality is 1 mile east by south-east from Newbliss, on the road from Clones to Ballybay. Aghabog contained in 1846, 7530 inhabitants and covers 11,543 1/2 statute acres, 222 1/2 acres are covered with water, 16 to 20 acres are woodland and about 245 acres are bog, the rest is arable and pasture land.

The inhabitants are nearly all involved in the manufacture of linen. Within the limits of the parish are five lakes of which the largest is located near Leysborough demesne. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Clogher. The church is a plain ediface built in 1775. There is a glebe - house, with a glebe of 40 acres. In the Roman Catholic divisions this parish forms part of the union of Killeevan; the chapel is a neat modern building, situated on the townland of Lathnamard. At Drumkeen is a Presbyterian meeting house.

Localities

Townlands can be located at the following website: http://www.thecore.com/seanruad/

The surrounding civil parishes consist of Killeevan, Currin, Ematris, Kilmore, and Drumsnat.

Aghabog is part of the barony of Dartree and is in the Monaghan Poor Law Union.

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Records

Cemeteries

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Census

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Church records

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Catholic

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"Irish Records : Sources for family and local history" by James G. Ryan, Ph.D. shows the names of the Catholic as, Aghabog and Killeevan. This Catholic parish covers the civil parishes of Aghabog, Killeevan, and Currin.

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Also check Catholic parish of Kilskerry (also spelled Kilskery and Kelskerry) is co-extensive with the civil parish of Kilskerry. The Catholic parish was formerly called Trillick.

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Church of Ireland

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Presbyterian

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Methodist

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Society of Friends

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Others

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Civil Registration

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of Protestant marriages began in 1845, with all marriages being registered by 1864. Go to the Ireland Civil Registration article to read more about these records.

Land records

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Probate records

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School records

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Tax records

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