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

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Historical Overview

History

Clonmelsh is a parish in the barony of Carlow, county of Carlow, and province of Leinster.

Localities

The parish of Clonmelsh is surrounded by the parishes of Ballinacarrig, Cloydagh, Killerrig, Nurney, Painstwon, Tullowcreen, and Urglin. It is located in the poor law union of Carlow.

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Maps and gazetteers

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Records

Cemeteries

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Census

The purpose of a census was to gather information about people who lived in an area. While the government began census taking in 1821, only fragments exist before 1901. Censuses for 1901 and 1911 are available. Read more about the records in the Ireland Census article.

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Church records

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Catholic

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The Catholic parish of Carlow contains the civil parishes of Painestown, Carlow and part of Clonmelsh. The main chapel now serves as the cathedral church for the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Cathedral of the Assumption. There are at least two other chapels in the parish.

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Baptisms 1774-1889
Marriages  1769-1786; 1845-1881


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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Baptisms 1781-1880
Marriages   1781-1880


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

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708. Land transactions were recorded, including immovable property passed on in a will and property given to a daughter at her marriage. Read more about these records in the Ireland Land and Property article.

Probate records

Probate dealt with the property of a deceased person. Read more about these records in the Ireland Probate Records article.

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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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Further Reading

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