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

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Historical Overview

History

Wells is a parish partly in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, but chiefly in that of Idrone West, county of Carlow, and province of Leinster. It is located on the south side of the River Barrow about two miles southwest of Leighlin-bridge, on the road to Gowran.

The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Leighlin, constituting, with the chapelry of Ballynochen, the corps of the deanery of Leighlin. In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish is part of the union or district of Leighlin-bridge.

Localities

The parish of Wells is divided into two seperate areas and is surrounded by the parishes of Agha, Killinane, Oldleighlin, and Sliguff, as well as the county of Kilkenny. It is located in the poor law union of Carlow.

To discover the townlands that are within the parish boundaries go to the following

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_townlands_of_County_Carlow

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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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The Catholic parish of Leighlinbridge includes the civil parishes of Cloydagh, Tullowcreen, Old Leighlin, Wells, Killinane, Killerrig, and part of Clonmelsh and Agha.

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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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Abstract of Wills.  List of heirs of Richard Kealy of Wells, Co. Carlow dated 6 Nov. 1697, Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. VIII, no.1, 1976, page 50 and 51, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i v7-8.

School records

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Tax records

The valuation of property for tax purposes was started in the 1840s by Richard Griffith. A tax paid to the church, call Tithe Applotments, began in the 1820s. Read about these records in the Ireland Taxation and Ireland Land and Property articles. Add records for this parish that you know about.

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