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Ireland Gotoarrow.png County Down Gotoarrow.png Newry Civil Parish

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.

Contents

Historical Overview

History

Newry is a sea-port, borough, market, and post-town, a parish and the head of of union partly in the barony of O'Neilland West and partly in the barony of Upper Orior, county Armagh, but chiefly constituting the lordship of Newry, in the county of Down, and province of Ulster. The living is a chaplaincy or donative.

In the Roman Catholic Church the parish is the head of the diocese of Dromore and is co-extensive with that of the Church of Ireland; contains three chapels.

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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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Church of Ireland

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Presbyterian

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contributor, Ffolliott, Rosemary.  Registers of the First Presbyterian Church of Newry, Co. Down. 1779-1796.  Article has baptisms from 1779, marriages from 1781.  Years covered 1779-1797, Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XI, no.1. 1979, pages 45-54, Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i vol.10-11. Also continues in  vol.XI, no.2. 1979, pages 121-137, covering years 1809-1822.  Copy of Baptisms for 1809-1822 for the above parish are held in the Nat. Library of Ireland. Ms2233.

Ffolliott, Rosemary.  Registers of the First Presbyterian Church of Newry, Co. Down.  Transcript of parish registers of the First Presbyterian Church of Newry, Co. Down - baptisms 1824-1829, and marriages 1809-1819. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XII, 1-2 pages 67-82. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i Vol. X11, 1-2. also Marriages performed 1820-1829, gives date, groom and bride names, and name of witnesses. vol. XIII. no.1. pages 42-51. 1981FHL Ref. 941.5 B2i vol XIII no.1.

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.

Genealogy

Emigration

Passengers Aboard the "Buchanan", Newry to New York, August 1765.  A list of 43 passengers who travelled from Nowry, Co. Down to New York in August 1765, aboard the ship "Buchannon".  Article in The Irish Ancestor, Vol. XII no. 2, 1980. page 52. Family History Library Ref. 941.5 B2i.

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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Abstract of Wills.  Abstract of Wills for Beatly, Brock, Geoghegan, Gordon, Kirwin, O'Neil, Phaire, Rakestrow, Sarsfield, Slator, Weekes, and Wolfe written and proved in various Counties. covering years 1686-1837. Article in The Irish Ancestor, vol. XIII no. 1. 1981. pages 63-72.  FHL Ref. 941.5 B2i vol. XIII 1.

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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