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Subject: Re: Newry in Armagh
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 23:19:42 -0800
Hi, I'm home now. Here's what Ryan "Irish Records" (second edition)
has. He ID's all the census and census substitutes he knows of:
1602 a census of "the Fews", 1612 -- Survey of Undertakers Planted in
Armagh....next in 1630, muster roll from 1631, subsidy roll in 1634,
etc, with poll taxes, hearth money rolls, a list of Protestants
attained by James II in 1689 (on LDS film 1279332). There are actually
a lot of these for Armagh. Not mentioned, but many of the testimonials
of Protestants injured in the 1641 Uprising survive. They've been
typed up and filmed and are in LDS. Make for interesting reading.
He does not have a Presbyterian church in Newry, though I am sure
there is one but listed more specificially. One in Armagh starts
with baptisms in 1707. This is Indexed by Armagh Ancestry and also
filmed and in PRONI. Others start much later: Belville 1863, Ahorey
in 1834., Caldymore 1848. Portadown starts in 1839. It looks like they are largely indexed by Armagh Ancestry. Not Creggan, starts 1835
and still locally held.
He lists family pedigress: Atkinson, Beck, Chambers, Cole, Jackson,
and Pilleys or Pillows on LDS film 1279354 (I am intersted in
PILLOW myself -- intermarried with my ANDERSONs in Western PA
a couple times. Still a prominant Armagh family.)
LDS film 1279327 has Anderson, Burleigh, Hollingsworth, McAlindon,
McBride, Peebles, WHaley, Woodhouse, and Smith. He id's sources for
BLANEY, McCann, Monyneux, Obins, O'Neil, Hovenden, Stronge.
He id's sources for Gravestone Inscriptions, newspapers, wills,
marriage license indexes (from 1721 to 1844 on LDS film 100867),
provides some miscellaneous sources-- mostly articles, as well as a
history by John J Marshall of the parish of Tynan.
This is the icing on the cake -- the easy things to get at. You
can find other records as well. See
www.rootsweb.com/~bifhsusa -- the British Isles Family History
Society USA website.
When I was in Northern Ireland in September/October, I went through
Portadown to Armagh and then to Navan Fort, thanks to Ella, on
the list here. It was incredibly beautiful and in a different way
from Down and Antrim. A unique beauty all its own.