Information about Parsons Island
Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Parsons Island Sketch Map
All these islands are the property of Lord Viscount Gort, Lough Cooter Castle.
In Lough Cooter, Parish Kilbeakanty.
Information From Griffith's Valution
Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:
What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Parsons Island is a townland.
Population and Census Information
People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
The Tithe Applotment Books
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Parsons Island is in the civil parish of Kilbeacanty.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.
If you notice any inaccuracies with any of the above, please e-mail
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