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Ireland Gotoarrow.png County Carlow Gotoarrow.png Myshall Civil Parish

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

Contents

Historical Overview

History

Myshall is a parish located partly in the barony of Idrone East, but chiefly in that of Forth, county of Carlow, and province of Leinster. The parish is situated eight miles southeast of Leighlin-bridge, on the road from Newtown-Barry to Bagnalstown, and on the north side of the river Burren.

The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Leighlin. In the Roman Catholic divisions the parish is the head of a union or district, comprising the parishes of Myshall and Fennagh, in each of which there was a chapel.

A useful link about local history, and general information about this locality is

http://www.myshalldrumphea.com/

Localities

The parish of Myshall is surrounded by the parishes of Ballon, Ballyellin, Barragh, Dunleckny, Fennagh, Gilbertstown, and Kiltennell. 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://www.seanruad.com


Maps and gazetteers

 http://www.myshalldrumphea.com/

Shows a map of the Myshall area in 1685, as well as a townlands map and list, with original Irish names and meanings.

Records

Cemeteries

The main cemetery for this parish is found in Drumphea, with graves dating back to the mid 1700's, also there are cemeteries located in Myshall town itself and also in Fennagh town.

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

Read general information about church records.

Catholic

Fennagh and Myshall parish records are available at the National Library of Ireland, reel number is p4168 and covers births and marriages from 1822 up to 1881. The unfortunate thing about the information to view is that alot of the pages are damaged and a combination of sometimes illegible handwriting and curled up rotting pages can prove to be quite the challenge!

Some transcriptions have been put online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlcar2/Records_index.htm

Church of Ireland

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Presbyterian

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Methodist

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Society of Friends

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

Others

Name(s) of ecclesiastical parish, records, availability, archive, online indexes, notes.

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

Read more about these records in the Ireland Schools article. Add records for this parish.

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.

Web Sites

http://www.igp-web.com/carlow/

alot of information about Myshall parish can be gathered from this site.

Further Reading

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