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

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Historical Overview

History

Newry is a seaport, borough, market, post town, and a parish as well as the head of a union. It is partly in the barony of O'Nielland West and partly in the barony of Upper Orior, county Armagh, but mostly constituting the lordship of Newry in the county Down, province of Ulster.

The peculiarities of the ecclesiastical arrangements of the lordship: the Lordship of Newry gave episcopal jurisdiction to the Earl of Kilmorey. He operates as a lay abbot, appointing spiritual officers, holding ecclesiastical courts, granting probates of wills and licences of marriage and performing every other episcopal act with as much power as any bishop. The living is a donative in the patronage of the Earl of Kilmorey, as lay abbot.

In the Roman Catholic arrangements the parish is the head of the diocese of Dromore, being the bishop's parish and is co-extensive with that of the Church of Ireland.

Localities

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Cemeteries

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Census

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Church records

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Catholic

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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

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.

Administrations from the Peculiar of Newry and Mourne, covers the years 1811-1857 provides name of individual, address, description and date. This information found in the publication The Irish Ancestor, Volume 1 no. 1 page 41. This periodical available at many major libraries, museums, etc.

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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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