- Carlow Cathedral Register. (Today, the
Register is called Carlow Cathedral Register but there was not a
Cathedral in Carlow in 1777).
- 18th December 1777
- James Fitzgerald and Judith Bernard who renounced
Protestantism and its tenets. Admitted her being a Catholick,
avowed Catholicity in the presence of Andrew Fitzgerald. (no
- 24th Dec. 1777.
- Married, John Curren and Catherine Brahony,
Sponsors, Dan Hennesy and Cath. Shiky.
- 24th October 1783. Danial Murphy and Brigit Warren, Sponsor.
- There are many Currens and Cummins recorded.
Jean has extracted the following from Carlow
Cathedral Registers, may be of interest to various Listers:
Rev. William Fitzgerald, Parish Priest
Registry of St. Mary's Parish of Carlow during the year of our Lord
1820, (today we call the registers "Carlow Cathedral Registers")
- May 26th, 1830.Jane a Deserted Child with Red hair, Sponsor
- 25th May, 1830. Jane, daughter of Pat Lancaster and Honor Warrin
- 27th March, 1833. Mary daughter of Thomas Nolan, Braulstown,
parish of Rathvilly and Mary Caning (?). Sponsor;
( in comment section, priest has entered ) "Spurious".
30th April, 1836. Thomas Cummins from Grange, Rathoe to
Ellen Hendrecken from NewGarden. Sponsors ; Patrick Cummins
and Anne Grant.
7th July, 1844. Patrick Cummins to Margaret Neill, Sponsors;
Levoy Cox and Margaret Breen, Patrick Cummins is a private
in the 90th Light Infantry Stationed here in Carlow - the
girl resides in Pollerton Road.
19th August, 1834. Patrick Edward Cuddy of Tullow Street to
Brigit Johnson. Sponsors; Thomas Brophy and Mary Hennesy.
5th July 1840. By permission of Major Boileau.
to Catherine Carroll, John is with 22nd Regt. Stationed in
6th July, 1840. Luke Franklin to Anna Bunbury, Sponsors;
William Bunbury and Mary Bunbury. Castle Street, Carlow.
26th August 1839. By permission of the Bishop Dr. Doyle.
Maurice Nolan, a Catholic to Clare Acheson, a Protestant.
Sponsors' Luke Franklin, William Bunbury, Mary Bunbury.
22nd Feb. 1841. Garrett Hearns to Mary Meyers, Sponsors;
John King and Mrs Shallow. Coal Market, Carlow.
3rd August, 1839. Michael Grimes, a Vagabond Soldier, to
14th Feb. 1833. William Smyth to Ann Wall, Dispensed with as
being members of the C. Society. Coal Market, Carlow.
4th October, 1821. By a Verbal Dispensation of The Right
Rev. James, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, in Consequence
of the Forbidden Time ~ Married John Materson to Mary Lyng.
Sponsors, Michael and Catherine Brophy. By Rev.
April 7th 1833. James McWilliams, a Lance Sergeant in the
18th Foot Guards to Frances Dempsey.
October 4th 1821. Married John Whelan to Anne Murphy, Alias,
Helligan. Both of Green Lane. Witnesses
John Strahan and
Mary Cullen. These Persons were Authorised to Marry by a
dispensation Granted to them by The Right Rev. James Doyle,
Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin ~ Anne Murphy's deceased
Husband having been cousin --?-- of above mentioned John
Whelan. By Rev. William Fitzgerald.
- Number of Marriages recorded 1820 to 1845. in St. Mary's
- (Carlow R.C. Cathedral Parish).
Carlow Cathedral 1774-1811
The Carlow Cathedral Registers dating from
1811 to 1820 for St. Mary's
Parish, are missing.
I was told by the Cathedral sacristan that
Father Peader McSwayne (Peadar Mac Suibhne) borrowed them many years
ago, they have not been seen since.
- In the 1980s we undertook a through search of the Library in
St. Patrick's College but there was no sign of them.
- They were not available to be microfilmed in the 1950s.
Carlow Cathedral Register.
July 26th 1828
Received Thomas Reily of the 24th Regiment
of Foot into the R.C. Church --- on the same day and at the same
time Esther Mary Webb of the 61st Regiment of Foot was also received
and Baptised in the presence of Thomas Kelly of the 12th Light
Dragoons and Mary Kelly his wife and Mary Reily.
(signed) T. O' Donnell.
Carlow Cathedral Register (St. Mary's
December, 19th 1831.
- Christopher Riggs, a private Soldier in the 65th Regiment of
Foot was this day Absolved by me from the excommunication which
he incurred from living as a Protestant, And was by me restored
to the Unity of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
- (signed) his X mark.
- (signed) William Hackett C.C.
- In the presence of Gerald McDonald.
Tom, you may have seen the following entries
from Carlow Cathedral Register.
- Ann Bowls -father, William--Mother, Ann Byrne- bapt. 1837,
- Harriet Bowls--Father Richard--Mother, Mary Donnelly.- bapt.
1863, Dublin Road. (elsewhere this is entered as Bowe and
- Harriet Bowls, death, October 1886. Dublin road, Carlow.
Aged 22 years.
- Shoemakers daughter.
- James Bowls, Father William--Mother,
Ann Byrne, 1841,
- James Bowels, Father William, Mother
Eliza Smith, Castle
Hill. bapt. 17th July 1831.sponsors; William Smith,
- Mary Bowls, father Richard, mother, Mary Donnelly, bapt.
1868. Dublin road. (Bowe?)
- Richard Bowles, death, aged 31 years, shoemaker, April,
1869. Dublin road.
- William Bowels, bapt. 1844, mother, Anne Byrne. Dublin Road.
- Richard Bowls married Maria Donnelly, Dublin Road. Father
William Bowls. 1863, Dublin Road.
CONRAN family name
- Father James Conran was Parish Priest in Ballon 1802 -1825.
- Prior to that he was P.P. in Rosenallis, Queen's County (Co.
- Following the death of Bishop Corcoran in 1819, James was
appointed Vicar-Capitular of the Diocese of Kildare and
Transcribed by Jean