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

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Historical Overview

History

Lurgan is a parish in the barony of Castlerahan, county of Cavan, and province of Ulster. It is located on the road from Kells to Cavan and contains the post-town of Virginia. In 1831, two townlands were separated from this parish to form part of the district parish, or perpetual cure, of Ballyjamesduff. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Kilmore, united by act of council to the rectory and vicarage of Munterconnaught, together constituting the union of Lurgan, in the patronage of the Bishop.

In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish forms the head of a union or district, comprising also part of the parish of Loghan, in the diocese and county of Meath, and containing the chapels of Lurgan and Maghera.

Localities

The parish of Lurgan is surrounded by the parishes of Castlerahan, Denn, Killinkere, Loughan or Castlekeeran, Mullagh, and Munterconnaught. It is located in the poor law union of Oldcastle.

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Census

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Presbyterian

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Methodist

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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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