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Historical Overview

St. Michael's parish, Limerick covering 1568 acres; population 21,174 (1901 Census).[1]

History

St. Michael's civil parish was based on the ancient ecclesiastical parish of St. Michael whose church was dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel (feast day 29th September) and stood near the Limerick city walls outside the West Water Gate. The church was well established by 1200 but the church and its chancel were in ruins by 1615 and entirely destroyed by the time of Cromwell's occupation in 1651.[2]
The 1654 Civil Survey describes it thus: "a partly ruined castle and mill seat at Beall na Corrie (Ballinacurra); a few thatched cabins; the Prior's mill near the churchyard, and a few gardens belonging to the vicar and archdeacon and some city gentlemen".[3]

Localities

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Maps and gazetteers

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Records

Cemeteries


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

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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.

Voters

Limerick City Election

Web Sites

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Further Reading

References and Notes

  1. "St Michael's" in J. G. (John George) Bartholomew (ed), The Survey Gazetteer of the British Isles Topographical, Statistical and Commercial; Compiled from the 1901 Census and the Latest Official Returns; with appendices and special maps (1904, London, G. Newnes) via The Internet Archive
  2. Thomas Johnson Westropp, "A Survey of the Ancient Churches in the County of Limerick" (1904-1905) Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section C: Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Vol. 25, pp. 327-480, via {Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25502727 JSTOR] accessed 17 March 2013.
  3. Kevin Hannan "St. Michael's", (1981) The Old Limerick Journal Vol.9, pp. 19-21

 

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