St. Peter's Civil Parish, County Louth Genealogy

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Ireland Gotoarrow.png County Louth Gotoarrow.png St. Peter's Civil Parish

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

Historical Overview


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Maps and gazetteers

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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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St. Peter's chapel is in the town of Drogheda.

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Baptisms 1744-1804, 1815-1880
Marriages 1815- Jan. 4,1866
Church of Ireland

St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda parish registers date back to 1653/4 for baptisms, marriages and burials. They are available on microfilm at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Mic.1/207) for Baptisms, 1654-1886; marriages, 1654-1956; and burials 1653-1864.  The original registers are deposited at the Representative Church Body Library, Dublin.

St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Drogheda parish registers for the time period 1702-1899 have been transcribed and are available for free online from the Representative Church Body Library, Dublin. 

Baptismal Register 1702-1899

Marriage Register 1702-1899 (Sorted by Husband's Names)

Marriage Register 1702-1899 (Sorted by Wife's Names)

Burial Register 1702-1899


A Presbyterian Congregation was located in Drogheda as early as 1652, although there are no known registers dating to that early period. The known registers of baptisms begin in 1822 and the register of marriages begins in 1823. The congregation was moved under the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Dublin in 1745.


The Methodist Congregation in Drogheda has a register of baptisms. A copy of the register of baptisms for the years 1829-1850 is held on microfilm by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast on microfilm (Mic.429/1/1).

Society of Friends

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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.

Web Sites

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Further Reading

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