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of Killsherdeny Parish, Co Cavan

also known as Parish of Kill or Kildrumsherdan

1609 parish map

1820 map of Clements Estate

1833 Estate owners on 1836 map


Kilsherdany is a difficult parish to administer. The southern end of the parish has more contact with Carrickallen church area than Kill. (St. Bridget's is at Kill) The people of the north-western end tend to go to Bunnoe, or Corrinshigo (in the Clogher diocese), while townlands such as Corbeagh, Lislea and Errigal would appear to be really part of Drumgoon. This is not a feature peculiar to Kill. In general, most parochial boundaries have been established for many centuries and have not been altered to fit in with the growth of new centres of population. http://cavan.local.ie/content/9708.shtml/kill

I am interested in researching my ancestors in Kildrumsherdan (Kill) Parish. Family names include:McFADDEN, SIMONS, DRURY, HICKS, ROWAN(TREE). Especially interested in McFADDEN/SIMONS connection. Also interested in families that attended Kilmount Presbyterian and Kilsherdany Ch of Ireland in 1800's. I have traced McFADDEN's from Kildrumsherdan all over the world; but, always looking for more! Patricia Lee Kostelnik sfqsme@scfn.thpl.lib.fl.us

1731 Birth year of "Erected by Cath Boylan of Drumro Hil/in memory of her husband Constantine Boylan who departed this life 5th Aug. 1813? aged 82 years" Old cemetary of St. Bridget's in Kil recorded by me June 24, 2000

March 22, 1764 "Registered 22nd day of March 1764 at ---- past 11 O'Clock in the fore noon

 Donnerayle Joseph Ash of Ashfield in the county of Meath Esq. & Richd Ash Esq the oldest son & heir apparant of The sd Joseph of the one part & the right Honble Nathanl Clements of the city of Dublin Esq of the other part the release made between the Righ Honble James Earl of Clanbrafaill Chief Remambraineer of his Majistys Court of Exchequer in Ireland of the first part the said ------ --- Viscount Donerayle Thomas Tyrrell of Garngein in the County of Kildare Gent & John Burhoe of Palmertown in the County of Kildare Esq of the second part he & Joseph Ashe & Susanna Ashe his wife & heir & Richd Ashe of the third part the sd Nathaniel Clements of the fourth part and Patk Brady of the city of Dublin Gentl of the fifth part by which deed of release the sd ------ --- Vicount Donerayle Thomas Tyrrell John Burke Joseph Ashe and Richd Ashe in presence of a decree of the said court and beg the direction & Approbation of the sd Earl of Conforandun to the said Nathaniel Clements all that & those The Manour or -------- Manor of Ashfield otherwise Drumsheel & also all that and those the town and landes of Ashfield Cortober Corrabegh Carlaquilll Carrickgalway, Tonaghbane Corweelis Drumlaghan Drumery Killcreeny Duharrick Birragh Poorton Drumsheel Largy Lisngeer Lillermore Derrynahad --ullaghbog? --------- ----------- of ther-- Manor of Ashfield called or known by the names of Denominations of Corglafs Dromeen Cullagh & Lugaigg otherwise -unamalagh situate lying and being in the county of Cavan to hold the said lands & --- ----- with the appurtances to the Nathaniel Clements his heir and assigns forever which said deed of same was duly executed by the said ---- Viscount Lord Donerayle in the presense Adam William of the city of Dublin gent and Gilbert Allavon of the same Pubk Notary & by --- - ------ ----- Richd Ashe in the presense of Saml Charlton of the said city gent & ----- Gilbert Allavon & the ---- was duly executed. THA

Nov. 30, 1774 Lucam Moor of Kill wed Annam Lee of this place. Wit. Thadeo Lee & Elisabeth Moor. Catholic marriages in Lurgan parish (LDS film 926134)

1796 The following Beagans are the only of record in the Spinning Wheel premium entitlement list of Ireland;

  -County Parish or Barony

  Andrew Beagan, Monaghan ; Aughnamamullin

  Felix Beagan, Monaghan ; Dunnamine

  Henry Beagan, Monaghan ; Dunnamine

  Peter Beagan, Monaghan ; Dunnamine

  Peter Beaghan, Kings ; Gallen

  Daniel Beggan, Monaghan ; Kilmore

  Felix Beggan, Fermanagh ; Cloness

  Thomas Beggan, Fermanagh ; Drummully

  Widow Beggan,Cavan ; Kilsherdney

  James Beghan, West Meath ; Street

July 15, 1805 "B. Marion of Jacob Smith and Susanna Conoly. Sponsors were Patritus Finly and Bregid Beggin. Book of St. Bridget's, Kill

Aug. 15, 1805 Birth year of " CAPT. GEORGE LA NAUZE, of the British Army, b. 15th August, 1805, at Kill, in County Cavan, Ireland; d. 17th January, 1841, at Aurungabad, India; m. September, 1830, in Madras, India, Christiana PARRY, b. there, April, 1815; d. in Dublin, 19th January, 1854; she, dau. of Capt. George PARRY, Royal Navy, Commander of His Majesty's Ship “Quail”; he b. in Wales circa 1780; d. in Calcutta, India, 1820; m. in South Leith, Scotland, 11th April, 1810, Agnes NICOL, b. 1792; d. 27th April, 1877, in Edinburgh, Scotland; she, dau. of Robert NICOL, of Bo'ness, Scotland, and his wife, Christian ERSKINE. " Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 6 ISSUE

Jan.20,1805 James Beggan is born to James Beggan and Catherine Roe of Curraheny townlands, recorded in St Bridget's Church register, Kilsherdany Parish, Co. Cavan. Co. Cavan Genealogical Research Centre

The townland is CURNEBEHY which, I believe, is in fact CORNABEAGH - it is a small townland near the centre of the Parish of Kilsherdany - I did not locate any entry for the name Beggan in the Tithe Applotment book in the townland of Cornabeagh. - I did not locate any entry for the name Beggan in the Tithe Applotment book in the townland of Cornabeagh. Catherine McNally

May 22,1807 Patrick Beggan is born to Hugh Beggan and Anne Cusack of Drumgill townlands, recorded in St Bridget's Church register, Kilsherdany Parish, Co. Cavan. Co. Cavan Genealogical Research Centre

Jan.1,1808 Peter Beggan is born to Eugene Beggan and Bridget Sweeney of Drumerkillew townlands, recorded in St Bridget's Church register, Kilsherdany Parish, Co. Cavan. Co. Cavan Genealogical Research Centre

April 15, 1815 Birth year of "Capt. George LA NAUZE, of the British Army, b. 15th August, 1805, at Kill, County Cavan, Ireland, d. 17th January, 1841, at Aurungabad, India, m. in Madras, India, Chirstiana PARRY, she b. there 15th April, 1815, d. 19th January, 1854, in Dublin, Ireland. Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 6 ISSUE

Dec. 26, 1816 Birth year of " McGoveren, Patrick Native of the parish of Kill, Cavan County Ire. 26 Dec 1816 - 28 Aug 1885" St Josephs Bloomfield Cemetery: Many of the people of Bloomfield, Illinois were from the Cavan area. Almost all of the people it seems followed a priest from Cavan a father McGirr. Many more but there stones are not marked. I will list some of the information on the Grave yard at what is left of old Bloomfield. Also a few that were buried in Quincy. If you see a name you are wondering about here is the Home page for the Great River Genealogical Society. It is very much alive and there home page can tell you who to contact to search for any questions you might have. http://www.outfitters.com/~grgs/ Contributed by John D. Daugherty Ardmire@worldnet.att.net

Sept. 1820 " 1820 map of Clements Estate A map and survey of part of the lands of Killicreenay, Barragh, Corberr ighill, Corrn??e, Dooharrick and Lissnageer; being part of the estate belonging to Col. Henry John Clements situate in the Parish of Killshirdannay, Barony of Tulligarvey in the Co. of Cavan, surveyed Sept. 1820 by Robert Reilly.

In Killicreenay;

1. James Simmons - Arable pasture ---------- 22-2-00

2. Philip Reilly - " " 4-34 -------

3. ditto Meadow - 1 - 18

4. Ditto part of mill holding ar?past 4 - 2 - 06

5. Ditto small meadow joining old road - 2 - 9 - 2 - 18

6. James Short; arable and pasture 2 - 2 - 24

7. John Biggin; arable and pasture 4 - 2 - 24

8. ditto Meadow

9. Patrick Cassidy

10. Ditto Arable and pasture

11. Ditto Meadow

12. Bernard and Philip Martin

13. Meadow held by Martin

14. Edw McAul house & garden

Townalnd of Barragh

15 Joseph & Robert Kemp?

16 James Hall

17 Robert Benjamin & Joseph Simpson

18 ditto Meadow

19 ? bog

Towlnland Corberrignill

Robert McCaddan

Townland of Cortobber

Patrick Hanninan

Townland of Dooharrick

22 George Hutchesson

23 James Niale?

Townland of Lisnageer

24 James Musk

25 John Atcheson

26 Henry Slator

27 Ditto Meado" " Clements Estates, Manuscript 15 B 24, National Lib. of Ireland

Oct.11,1823 John Beggan is recorded in the Tithes Applotment books renting 5-01-4 acres of land in the townlands of Kilairuney (Killaire [oru] ney) , parish of Kildrumsherdan, Co Cavan. Janet Ruddy

The other townland where you located the name John Beggan in the townland of Kilairuney - this is the townland of KILLACREENY -it is situated on the northeast of the Parish of Kilsherdany. I did locate the entry in the Tithe Applotment Books for John Began (spelt thus). Catherine McNally, Cavan Genealogy Center

1825 "Looking for the McCullen family members in Kilsherdany Parish or surrounding area. My direct ancestors are J. McCullen and wife Mary. Their Children are: Andrew, born abt. 1825 Owen, born abt. 1827 James, born abt. 1830 Hugh, born abt. 1834 Bernard, born abt. 1840 Owen McCullen immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio, USA around 1845. Remaining brothers, sister and mother joined Owen around 1850. Father died in Ireland sometime late 1840s. I have seen the McCullen surname listed in other records in this Parish but I have not found specific references to individual family members.

Any information on the McCullen family or suggestions for my continued research would be greatly appreciated. Guy Freese St. Louis, MO, USA gfreese1@mindspring.com

 Aug. 10, 1829 "MS33834.3 Clements Papers / In Collection report 49 this document is stated to be from the Ashfield Estate, Co. Cavan, which is near Killincreenay. However the manuscript documents has no such identifying tags in them.

Colonel Clements to John Boyd

Included in an account above dated Aug 10, 1829 totalling £910.14.5 is the following line –

Hu Biggan out of McGlone’s old acct. re Boyd - £5. 0. 0. *

* My expanation for this line is that Biggin may have taken over as tenant from McGlone and inherited a debt of £5 to be settled by Boyd, whom may have been Clement’s agent /overseer.

One item in above total was a payment to John Boyd of £323.3.7½

This payment was broken down on a separate sheet entitled – Labourers’ Acct. by John Boyd.

There are some thirty/forty names on the list of labourers, including the following line –

Hugh Biggin my note to Norris p 323 - 7s. 4d." MS33834.3 Clements Papers

1830 John Beaghan, of Crush Townlands, Parish of Killsherdeny, Diocese of Kilmore, County Cavan, Ireland pays tithes on 7 acres of land. County Cavan Tithes Applotment Book p9. Dingnavanty?

Jan. 5, 1830 "James (Jacob) McCullen is born and bap to John (Joannis) McCullen and Rosa (Ro) Beggan of Drumalage. The sponsors were Bernard (Berd) Coyle and Brigid (Briga) Beggan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, St Bridget's Church register Kilsherdany Register page 228.

Aug. 28, 1830 "Bernard (Brd) Beggan is born and baptised to Bernard (Bernardi) Beggan and Mary (Maria) Lannen of Lurton. The sponsors were Pat Bernard (Berd) (no surname) and Anna McKernan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 233. St Bridget's Church register

 April 12, 1831 "MS33834(4) – Clements Papers in National Library, Ireland

There is nothing on the document to indicate to which of Clement’s various estates in Ireland these emigrants hailed from. It would be possible to make suggestions; archivist Clesham suggests Co. Cavan with a question mark in her Report 49. An examination of the tithes for Killersherdiny parish would enable you to compare surnames with names in the list and would be a useful guide if unusual names like Huich are found in Killersherdiny Tithes.

An account of Emegrants

 1831 April 12th Paid Garret Darcy an allowance on going to America 1 -5-

15th Paid Dennis Gahan and Michl. Cosaker? In advance on going to America 10- -

Paid Geo Driver and additional allowance on going etc. 2- -

Paid John Byrne a donation on going to America 1- -

Paid Messrs. Watson and Graves for this purpose a/c of emigrants 30- -

Paid do for passage of Ralph Barker and family on going to America 32 -10 -

Paid Mr. Dempsey to pay the passage of John James and family to America 39 - -

Paid Michl. Ayles and for passage and provisions on he emigrating to America 5 - -

Paid Wm Armstrong and family for like purpose 20 - -

Paid Thomas brown do do 10 - -

Paid Geo Codd do do 6 - -

Paid Peter Nowlan do do 9 - -

Paid Clizov? Huich do do 20 - -

Paid Wm Evans do do 20 - -

Paid John Huich do do 20 - -

Paid Thos Huich do do 33 - -

Paid Joseph Dunne do do 35 - -

Paid Peter Twamley do do 5 - -

Paid Wm Driver do do 10 - -

Paid Michl James? do do 10 - -

Paid John Bayley do do 25 - -

Paid Pat Tompkin do do 9 - -

Paid Junr Murphy do do 9 - -

Paid Michl Keoghoe do do 34-10 -

Paid John Gahan do do 20-15

Paid Michl Byrne do do 12 - -

Paid Pat Byrne do do 23 - -

Paid James Whelan do do 31 -15 -

1832 March 25th Paid Edwd Murry and family for passage and provisions on emigrating to America 18 - -

Paid Michl Cosgrave do do 20 -10 -

Paid John Byrne do do 20 -15 -

Paid George Driver do do 12- 15 -

Paid Wm Bunbury do do 5- -

Paid Mr Wm Dempsey for passage of letters about emigrant business 7 -6 -

£568 -2 -6

Jan. 25, 1831 "Elizabeth Hopkins is born and bap to Edward (Edwd) Hopkins and Brigid (Brd) Beggan of Lislea. The sponsors were P. Ramsey and Susanna Beggan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 237. St Bridget's Church register

Jan. 14, 1832 "Bily McCullen is born and bap to John McCullen and Rosa Beggan of Drumleag. The sponsors were Michael Fitzsimons and Mary Clarke." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 245. St Bridget's Church register

April 29, 1832 "William (Guilim) Joy is born and baptised to John (Johanis) Joy and Bridget Clerken of Drumman (Drumin). The sponsors were John Clerkin and Catherine (Cath) Beggan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 247. St Bridget's Church register

May 7, 1832 "Rose (Rosam) Beggan is born and bap to Michael (Michis) Beggan and Maria King of Drumgill. The sponsors were Michael Beggan and Brigid McCabe. Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 247. St Bridget's Church register

Oct.30,1832 is the date on one film. There is another film here with some name differences and no page number

Parish of Killsherdeny, Diocese of Kilmore, County Cavan

Townland

Occupier's Names

1st Quality

A. R. P.

2nd Quality

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3rd. Quality A. R. P.

4th Quality A. R. P.

Total Acres  A. R. P.

Rector's Part £. s. d.

Earl's Part £. s. d.

Total Amount £. s. d.

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Oct.30,1832 Patt Began or Regan pays tithes on 10 acres in the townland of Lisnageen, Parish of Killsherdeny, diocese of Kilmore. Copy from Janet Ruddy

Oct.30,1832 (Oct. 15, 1833 on another sheet) Hugh & Widow Beggan are recorded living on 19 acres in Drumgill townlands, parish of Killsherdeny, Co. Cavan. The Tithes Applotment Books, p. 47, CS484, I74, film 5.

Nov. 13, 1832 "Pat Maguire is born and bap to Edward (Edw) Maguire and Catherine (Cath) Brady of Drumgill. The sponsors were Thomas (Thos) Maguire and Margaret (Marga) Beggan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 252. St Bridget's Church register

Dec. 17, 1832 "Thomas (Thos) Masterson is born and baptised to Francis Masterson and R. O'Reilly of Potilboy. The sponsors were Bernard (Berdi) Tierney and Rosa Beggan. Fil Iligit" Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 252. St Bridget's Church register

1832 "I have my SIMONS family living in Killacreeny before and up to 1832. In 1833, the property was transferred to my McFADDEN family, but I have no Deeds/Leases to document this. My main interest is to find the exact piece of property that they occupied during this time period. I have several maps, but none with the identifying numbers. I know that such maps exist, but have not been fortunate enough to obtain one. Do you have a map that has the numbers that correspond with the names on the Tithe Applotment or the Griffith's Valuation? If so, would you please help me identify the property.Patricia Kostelnik PKostelnik@ij.net

 1832 "The last census of the parish, taken in the year 1832, give the following proportions: Roman Catholics 7,564, Protestants 1,835, Presbyterians 760, Disssenters 2, total 10,170." Ordance Survey

Oct. 27, 1833 "Ann Hopkins is born and bap to Edward Hopkins and (unclear christian name) Beggan of Lislea. The sponsors were John (Johanis) McDermott and Billy McClallen." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 260. St Bridget's Church register

1833 Landlords of Kill; Maxwell Boyle (of Tullyvin) (originally the More estate): Aghatotan

Feb. 19, 1834 "Mary (Maria) McCullen is born and bap to John (Joannis) McCullen and Rosa Beggan of Drumlegue. the sponsors were Michael (Mich) McDonnell and Catherine (Cath) McEnroe." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 264. St Bridget's Church register

Sept. 30, 1834 "Mary (Marian) Drum is born and bap to Edward (Edr) Drum and Brigid (Brg) Beggan of Killacreeny. The sponsors were John Fannon and Anna McBrien." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 268. St Bridget's Church register

1835 ....In the townland of Killcreeny, a small cornmill and a flax mill with a breast-wheel power are wrought by a wheel 13 feet in diameter, breadth, 2 feet 6 inches." Ordance Survey, late 1835

March 2, 1835 "Patrick (Patritium) McBride is born and bap to Peter (Petri) McBride and Catherine (Catho) Lee of Corfad. The sponsors were Francis (Franciscus) Lee and Anna Beggan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 272. St Bridget's Church register

School in Corfad, 40 Catholics, 30 males, 10 females, total 40: supported by the scholars' fees, established in 1830" Ordance Survey

March 31, 1835 "Catherine (Catherina) McCabe is born and bap to Bernard (Bernardi) McCabe and Nora McEntee of Drumgill. the sponsors were Michael (Michel) Beggan and Margaret (Margret) Beggan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 273. St Bridget's Church register

Late, 1835 "One of the greatest miseries of human life, the deprivation of fuel, oppresses the peasantry of Kill. Tubary is quite exhausted over a very large extant of the parish . The tenantry located in its central and Northern sections are obliged to carry their turf 5 and 6 miles without any hope of ever ameliorating their unfortunate condition. ..The faintest trace of natural woods nowhere exists within the parish. .... the surface of the parish presents a very naked and cheerless landscape. ......The general appearence of the scenery of the parish, like many others of the surrounding district, is bleak and dreary. Very few trees appear upon its surface. The cabins of the tenantry are wretched in the extreme....The tenantry of the parish attend the petty sessions of Coothill every wednesday for the redress of grievances. Colonel Clements of Ashfield and Maxwell Boyle Esquire of Tullyvin, both resident within the parish, supported by the magistrates of Drumgoon, comprise the bench. The character of the parish is quiet and orderly. Illicit distillation is carried on when the price of corn is much reduced but not otherwise. ....In several localities where slate rock abound, the cottages are built of stone, with glass windows, devided into 2 and 3 apartments: but when the grauwacke rock prevail, which are exceedingly irregular in cleavage, the cabins are formed of mud and seldom exceed the ground floor. .....Potatoes and buttermilk constitute the chief and almost only diet of the people. Very coarse friezes and corduroys with home-spun woolens and fancy cottons form their attire. One striking peculiarity in the dress of the males is their never wearing a neck cloth: and the females, in the hottest days of summer, wear their cloaks and feel undressed without them. ....A few families dispose of the interest in their leses and emigrate annually to the Canadas, and vast numbers would follow their example if furnished with the means of paying their passage. None return, nor does any depart from hence during the harvest season. ....the great landed proprietors of the parish are Colonel Clements of Ashfield, Major Burrows of Stradone, Maxwell Boyle Esquire of Tullyvin, Charles Coote Esquire of Bellamont Forest, Charles Adams Esquire of retreat and the bishop of the diocese. ......The same destructive influnce which cramps the energies and paralyses the physical powers of the occupying tenantry, the subletting and subdivisions of the soil into small holdings, is equally operative in all its ruinous consequences on the prosperity of the parish of Kill as it is in every other paarish of the surrounding district: " Ordnance Survey

"There are two Roman catholic chapels within the parish, 1 in the townland of Drumhart erected by the Revd Felix McCabe, the Roman Catholic clergyman, in the year 1826, in close proximity with the parochial church, accommadates 750 members. ....Drumhart schools: 111 protestants, 1 Catholic, 64 males, 48 females, total 112: supported by scholars and the National Board of Education, established in 1830. Also 50 Protestants, 67 Catholics, 70 males, 47 females, total 117: supported by rector 5 pounds and the London Hibernian Society 8 pounds, established in 1826." Ordance Survey in late 1835

March 8, 1836 "Rose (Rosom) McCullen is born and bap to John (Joannis) McCullen and Rosa Beggan of Drumlegue. the sponsors were Michael (Mich) Coyle and Mary Coyle." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 283. St Bridget's Church register

May 16, 1837 "Mary Higgins is born and bap to Philip (Philipi) Higgins and Maria Beggan of Killacreeny. The sponsors were John (Joannis) Higgins and Maria Drum." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 297. St Bridget's Church register

May 22, 1837 "Catherine (Cath) Drum is born and bap to Edward (Edwardi) Drum and Brigid (Brga) Beggan of Drumhurt. the sponsors were John (Joannes) Hall and Lena McBrien." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 297. St Bridget's Church register

 May 9, 1837 "Field Books Data - Killycreevy Townland in Killersherdiny Parish, Co. Cavan. Extracted by Bruce Chandler

No Subdenominations and Observations Quantity A R P Rate s. d. Amount of Land £ s. d. Amount of Houses, one third being Deducted £ s. d.

1 Deep even friable loam on a clay subsoil. Lies well and near to road Also cold arable and pastureAlso pasture along mill race Also half river 24.1.30 0.2.00 0.1.00 0.3.00 17.00 08.06 01.00 0 20.15.05 0.04.03 0.00.03 0

2 Arable a medium clayey loam lies well on a clay subsoil Also waste at house

 12.2.24 0 15.06 0 9.16.00 0

3 Steep arable lies high and exposed a good clayey soil Also furzy pastures Also rocky wet pasture

 19.1.09 0.3.00 0.1.00 13.00 06.09 04.03 12.10.00 0.05.00 0.01.00

4 Good deep clayey arable part a medium depth lies well and near to roads on a clay subsoil Also rocky pasture Also waste at house

23.2.23 0.1.00 0.0.30 17.06 04.03 0 20.13.09 0.01.00 0

5 Mixed arable and meadow lies well and near to road Also moory arable and meadow Also boggy arable Also pasture Also cut out bog

  9.1.03 1.0.00 0.2.00 1.0.00 3.0.00 15.00 10.00 07.06 02.09 00.01 6.19.11 0.10.00 0.03.09 0.02.09 0.00.03

6 Flat gravelly arable Also half river 16.2.32 1.2.00 15.00 0 12.10.06 0

7 Medium clayey arable and meadow lies well and is well fenced and fielded Also boggy arable Also water in bog holes Also waste at houses

24.1.14 0.2.00 0.0.30 0.0.20 16.00 08.06 0 0 19.09.04 0.04.03 0 0

8 Steep shallow friable clay part lies well

24.3.24 13.00 16.03.08

9 Medium clayey arable lies well but rather inconvenient to roads Also pastures at bog edge

12.0.34 0.1.00 13.09 02.03 8.07.10 0.00.06

10 Arable mixed medium clay lies well and near to roads and house Also waste at house Also half river

16.0.34 0.1.00 0.1.20 17.00 0 0 13.15.07 0 0

11 Steep shallow arable Also pasture Also half river

  7.3.31 0.1.00 0.2.20 12.06 04.03 0 4.19.03 0.01.00 0

Houses; Charles Foy, House, Corn Mill, Kiln, Miller & Kilnman’s House & Offices George Brady, House, Office & Flax Mill

Joseph McFadden, House & Office

  5.00.00 8.00.00 3.10.00

9th May 1837, John Hill, Valuator

 1837 Extracts from Field Books - Killersherdiny Parish, Co. Cavan by Bruce Chandler

Townland Houses & rateable values in £. s. d.

Aghaglogh No houses worth £5

Aghatubah - Village of Tullyvin James Martin £8.08.00, Police Barracks £4.06.00, George Porter £4.12.00, Fair Green -

Annaghlee J. S. Elliott £11.15.00

Baragh No houses worth £5

Binbane No houses worth £5

Bindo No houses worth £5

Cabragh Adam Boyle £5.10.00

Campstown No houses worth £5

Carbeagh Rev. Philip Brabazon £4.00.00, John Boyd £11.10.00, Charles Whitely £4.04.00

Carrickalwy Rev. John Harris £9.02.00, Robert Graham £3.18.00	

Claragh No houses worth £5

Coppanagh David Hall, Corn Mill, Kiln, Kilnman’s House & Office £9.06.00

Corballyquill Schoolhouse, Teacher’s house £3.14.00

Cordoagh Glebe Upper Rev. Samuel Roberts £15.00.00

Cordoagh Upper Andrew Dean £3.17.00

Corfad No houses worth £5

Corick Maxwell Boyle £6.10.00

Cornabeagh Schoolhouse, Teacher’s House £4.13.00

Cornabrahur Rev. H. Adams £3.07.00

Cornacarrow No houses worth £5

Cornamucklagh No houses worth £5

Cornanurney No houses worth £5

Cornasaus No houses worth £5

Corravoggy Schoolhouse, Teacher’s House £12.12.00, Rev. Felix McCabe £3.08.00

Cortober No houses worth £5

Corwellis No houses worth £5

Cullin John Adams £3.10.00

Dernaskeagh No houses worth £5

Dinginvany No houses worth £5

Doocarrick No houses worth £5

Drumelton George Cooney

Drumerkillew No houses worth £5

Drumgill No houses worth £5

Drumhirk No houses worth £5

Drumhurt Church £5.02.00

Roman Catholic Chapel & Vestry Room £18.00.00

Drumleague No houses worth £5

Drumloaghan Col. H. I. Clements £48.00.00

Drummartin No houses worth £5

Drummury No houses worth £5

Drumnagran Charles Adams £20.00.00

John Townley, Corn Mill, Kiln, Stores, Miller’s Stores, House & Office £42.00.00

Drumnagress No houses worth £5

Drumnatread No houses worth £5

Drumsheil Edward Carleton £8.12.00

Drumsillagh Maxwell Boyle, Corn Mill, Kiln, Stores, Miller’s House & Offices £9.10.00

Drumsivney Garrett Leadbeater £5.05.00

Dumhose No houses worth £5

Enagh No houses worth £5

Errigal Pinchom £4.16.00

Thomas Coote £16.00.00

Gortin Owen Smith (unfinished house) £3.08.00

Greaghacross No houses worth £5

Keeghan James Jameson £6.00.00

Killyahan No houses worth £5

Killycreevy Charles Foy, House, Corn Mill, Kiln, Miller & Kilnman’s House & Offices £5.00.00

George Brady, House, Office & Flax Mill £8.00.00

Joseph McFadden, House & Office £3.10.00

Labinlee No houses worth £5

Largy or Forthenry Rev. James Thompson £10.00.00

Leaghlin James McQuaid, House, Corn Mill,, Kiln, Offices & Miller’s House £3.17.00

Leamgelton No houses worth £5

Lettermore No houses worth £5

Lisageer No houses worth £5

Lislea Henry Young £5.16.00

Long No houses worth £5

Muff No houses worth £5

Mullaghboy James Wallace £3.14.0

Pottleboy No houses worth £5

Rakane George Adams £7.00.00

Raludah No houses worth £5

Rathrussan No houses worth £5

Tievenanass No houses worth £5

Tonaghbane Church £12.00.00

Tonyin Terence McEntee - House, Corn Mill, Kiln, Miller’s House, Tannery £9.06.00

Tonymacgilduff No houses worth £5

Tullyard No houses worth £5

Tullyvin Maxwell Boyle £35.00.00, Graveyard -

March 8, 1839 "Patrick (Patri) Lee is born and bap to Patrick (Patrii) Lee and Maria McBride (McCabe) of Corfad. The sponsors were Francis Lee (Franciscus) and Anna Beggan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Registe page 319. St Bridget's Church register

March 9, 1839 "Pat Higgins is born and bap to John (Joannis) Higgins (Higgans) and Mary McBreen of Drumlague. The sponsors were Philip (Phillipus) Higgins (Higgans) and Maria Beggan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 319. St Bridget's Church register

Sept. 15, 1839 "James (Jacob) Higgins is born and bap to Philip (Philipi) Higgins and Maria Beggan of Killacrany. The sponsors were Peter (Petrus) Drum and Maria Drum." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 325. St Bridget's Church register

Sept. 15, 1839 "Pat Drum is born and bap to Edward (Edwardi) Drum and Brigid (Brigida) Beggan of Drumsheel. The sponsors were John (Joannis) Hall and Lena Fannon." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 325. St Bridget's Church register

Dec. 20, 1839 "Patrick (Patricium) Lee is born and bap to Francis Lee (Francisci) and Anna Beggan of Lislea. The sponsors were Michael Lee and Anna Beggan." Cavan Genealogical Research Center, Kilsherdany Register page 328. St Bridget's Church register

Feb. 12, 1847 "In the parish of Kilsherdiny, near Cootehill, Cavan county, the last three days, three individuals have died of starvation, making in all seven persons inthe last fortnight" Brooklyn Daily Eagle

1854 Griffin's Valuation records the Beggans living in Drumgill townlands, Parish of Kildrumsherdan, Co. Cavan. Michael Beggan Jun., Michael Beggan ,sen., Patrick Beggan, Michael Beggan, sen., and Margaret Beggan. See valuation sheet.

  1854 Griffin's Valuation records there are no Beagans left residing in The townlands of Drumerkillew, parish of Kildrumsherdan, Co. Cavan.

Oct. 25, 1862 "CAVAN ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH--The dedication of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church in this town took place on Sunday last, on which occasion a sermon was preached by the Right Rev. Dr. LEAHY, Bishop of Dromer...After the sermon, the Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE, Roman Catholic Bishop of Kilmore, announced that the proceeds from the sale of tickets and private donations amount to £700, a sum which seemed to realize the expectations of those who were instrumental in organizing the proceedings..... The following were amongst those who were present at the ceremony:

The Very Rev. Canon ROCHE, Wexford; the Very Rev. P. O'REILLY, Mullahoran; the Very Rev. N. CONATY, P.P., Castleraghan; the Very Rev. P.O'REILLY, P.P., Drumlane; the Very Rev. J. MAGUIRE, P.P., Kinlough; the Rev. John O'REILLY, P.P., Virginia; the Rev. F. O'REILLY, P.P., Bailieborough; the Very Rev. P. CURRAN, P.P., Ballinamore; the Venerable Archdeacon O'REILLY; the Very Rev. C. O'REILLY, P.P., Carrigalle; the Rev. P. GILROY, P.P., Annagh West; the Rev. W. M'AULEY, Annagh East; the Very Rev. P. O'CONNELL, President of Kilmore Academy; Rev. P. MAGINNESS, Rev. B. FINNIGAN, Rev. T. BRADY, Adm. Castletarra; the Rev. T. MURRAY, P.P., Drumreilly; the Rev. P. SMYTH, P.P., Kilsherderry; the Rev. H. CASSIDY, P.P., Knocknimy; the Rev. J. MATTHEWS, Stradone; the Rev. T. MULVANY, Adm.; the Rev. C. M. M'SHERRY, C.C.; the Rev. J. M'ENROE, C.C.; the Rev. J. BRADY, C. C.; the Rev. M. O'REILLY, the Rev. T. CORCORAN, C.C.; the Rev. John GAFFNEY, C.C.; the Rev. N. FITZSIMONS, C.C., the Rev. F! . M'CABE, C.C.; the Rev. J. SMITH, C.C.; the Rev. John O'CONNOR, &c." County Cavan Newspaper Transcription Project

 Oct. 11, 1873 "James Lockington and Mary Ann Wright married immediately before their departure to N.Z. and the voyage out was their honeymoon. They married on 11th October 1873 in the Church of Ireland, Dernakesh Chapel. Parish of Drumgoon, County Cavan, Ireland. James gave his age as 25, that he was a bachelor and farmer and the son of Charles Lockington, Farmer. His residence was Drumerkillew, Parish of Killsherdeny. Mary Ann gave her age as 24, that she was a spinster, and the daughter of William Wright, Farmer. Her residence was Drumnagress in the Parish of Killsherdeny. These names would be of townlands, a group of which makes a parish. They were signed out by licenses, by Jno Moore. Witnesses were Henry Wright and Thomas Lockington. (Thomas was the younger brother of James. He was said to be born 18th March 1854 in Cootehill). There is a photo copy of the civil marriage record (No: 100 of 1873) in my records. It, in turn, is a copy of the register, which was hand written and hard to read. Place names were mis-spelt. mailto:noelmann@bigpond.net.au

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