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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)


Pat Purcell Papers

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Carlow

(Cathedral of Assumption)

Extracts from Registers

With kind permission of Michael Purcell

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8th June. 1827. Received William Kells into the Roman Catholic Church in the presence of John Byrne, James Walsh and James Mahen.(signed) William Hackett.

21st January 1828. Received John Fitzgerald alias Jacob alias Haydon in the presence of William McCormick and Maria Kilsella into the Holy Catholic Church. (signed) T. O' Donnell.

11th March 1828. Received George Nixon into the H.R.C.C. in the presence of Ellenor Nixon and Margaret Kelighan. (signed) T. O'Donnell.

15th April 1828. Received Sarah Kehoe daughter of William Kehoe, member of the Galway Militia and Letitia Harding into the Catholic Holy Roman Church. Margaret Brennan present. (signed) T. O'Donnell.

14th June 1828. Received into the Holy C. Church Anne Devoy, June 14th 1828 in the presence of John Deighan. (signed) T. O'Donell.

15th --?-- 1828. Received Sarah Carbary into the Holy C. Church in the presence of John Cadbary and Mary Kelly and Cath. Maher. (signed) T. O'Donnell. Transcribed by Jean Casey.

21st. August 1832.
Absolved Miss Maria Budds from censures she had incurred by living as a heretic and received her profession of faith in the presence of Anne Byrne and Harriet Hovendon this 21st day of August 1832. (signed) W. Hackett, C.C.
 
August 11th 1830.
Johnna Tunsted have on this day made my profession of Faith and have been received into the one H. C. and Apostolic Church in the presence of Rev. P. Nolan and Michael Gorman (signed)  her X mark , Johana Tunsted (signed) Peter Nolan, Michael Gorman.
 
25th December 1830.
I Richard Stuart have on this day made my profession of Faith and have been received into the Holy Catholic Church and have been received into the Holy Catholic Church by the Rev. Peter Nolan. Witness, William Hackett, T. O' Donnell (could be Connell?) (signed) Richard Stuart.
 
21st August, 1831.
Baptised Charles Morrisson aged 16 years in presence of Edward Curren (signed) P. Nolan.
 
9th January 1832.
Received John Goff alias Byrne into the one H.C. and Apostolic Church and administered conditionally to him the Sacrament of Baptism (signed) T. O'Donnell.
 
Omitted March 2nd 1832.
Received Mr. William Ferguson into the One H.C. Church received his profession of Faith and Administered to him Conditional Baptism by me , Witness, Michael Wholahan. (signed) T.O'Connell (Donnell ?) (signed) William Ferguson.
 
19th March, 1833.
Received Louis Smyth of Pollarton road into the Holy Catholic Church and gave him Conditional Baptism in presence of James Knox, James Farrell and Bernard Kavanagh, (signed) Wm. Hackett.
 
4th January, 1829.
Received into the Holy R.C. Church Mary Payne present Mary McDannell and Mrs. ..(signed) T.O.Donnell.
 
20th July, 1829.
Baptised George Ward, a foundling, aged about thirteen and a half years in presence of Edward Ryan and Edward Curren (signed) William Hackett.
 
Sept. 18th 1829
M---Anne Robinson a native of Londonderry and late a Protestant was baptised conditionally this day according to the rite of the R.C. Church in the presence of Andrew Haydon, Mary Dunne and Margaret Kenny.
 
1st October 1829.
Baptised Catherine Ash an adult she was living as a Protestant for some time and Present, Edward Curren.
 
29th ? 1829.
Received Ellen Brogan alias Richards into the one Holy Catholic Church and absolved her from all censures, Present, Rev. Mr. Fogarthy (signed) T. O.Donnell ~~Ellan Brogan.
 
November 9th 1829.
Baptised Hariet Davis aged eighteen according to the Rite of the R.C. Church in the presence of Eliza Keefe and Edward Ryan.
 
15th Dec. 1829.
Received into the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church --Richard Woodison after making a profession of Faith and --?-- his character in the presence of Peter Brogan, (signed) T. O'Donnell (signed) Peter Brogan.
 
January 1st 1829.
Received Elizabeth Holmes aged 60 years into the Church gave her conditional
Baptism after having made a Profession of Faith in the presence of Mary Ward
and Anne Brennan , Pollerton Road.
 
September 15th 1830.
I have administered conditional Baptism to Richard Joseph Hopkins --received his profession of Faith and introduced him into the one H.C. Church in the presence of Phil Kelly and Edward Curren and Alice Graves (Grovis) --Burrin Street. (signed) T.O' Donnell (signed) Joseph Richard Hopkins.
 
Baptised Anne Moffit, aged 16 years, Sponsor E. Curren, she is of the Parish of Castledermot. (signed) T. O' Donnell.

This completes "Converts" Baptisms from Carlow Cathedral Register. 1820 / 1830s. Baptism.

Transcribed by Jean Casey


Two unusual entries from Carlow Cathedral (St. Marys) RC baptism register: Baptised September 1st 1849. Protestants - [Note added by M. Purcell 2010, they were in fact Presbyterians]

John, Parents: Samuel Snoddy and Sera Barbour, Pollerton Rd, Carlow. (Witness: John Ryan and Margaret Currin)

Anne, Parents: Samuel Snoddy and Sera Barbour, Pollerton Rd. Carlow. (Witness: Robert Reddy and Sera Kennedy)

Sera Snoddy, mother to the above children, conformed to the catholic church in her last illness and received the rites of this Church.

[Note added by M. Purcell 2010. - Early that morning Samuel Snoddy said goodbye to his wife and children and left his home to work on the railway line, when he returned that night his wife and two children were dead and buried and had also been baptised into the Roman Catholic Church in their last hours by a "well-meaning" Father. G.F. Kearns. The family had contracted Cholera and died the same day and as a precaution they were immediately buried in Pollerton Little graveyard known as Cnocaunarelic].

Baptised. September 30th 1849. Samuel Snoddy received into the catholic church this day and Baptized conditionally in the presence of John Shortall and John Holden.

(signed ) G.F. Kearns.

[Note added by M. Purcell 2010. - Samuel Snoddy, formerly a loyal Ulster Presbyterian and staunch Orangeman from Ballymena, county Antrim later remarried and went on to become my great Grandfather!]

Transcribed by Michael Purcell


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