Descendants of Thomas Shaw and Sarah Maher, Knocknagee, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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  • ID: I3600
  • Name: Thomas McDonald
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 04 FEB 2005
  • Residence: 1826 Gurteen, Kildare, Ireland 1
  • Death: BET 1826 AND 1840 in Gurteen, Kildare, Ireland 1

    Father: McDonald

    Marriage 1 Margaret Murphey
    • Married: 1
    1. Has No Children Alicia McDonald b: 1807 in Kildare, Ireland
    2. Has No Children Laurance McDonald b: 1809 in Kildare, Ireland
    3. Has No Children Andrew McDonald b: 1811 in Kildare, Ireland
    4. Has No Children Anne McDonald b: 1814 in Kildare, Ireland
    5. Has No Children Mary McDonald b: 1816 in Kildare, Ireland
    6. Has Children Ellen McDonald c: 1818 in Gurteen, Kildare, Ireland
    7. Has No Children Catherine McDonald b: AFT 1818 in Kildare, Ireland

    1. Title: A Genealogy of the Shaws of Castledermot
      Abbrev: Shaw Genealogy
      Author: Compiler: Michael Wall
      Publication: Michael Wall, Iona Drive, Carlow, Ireland, 2001

      The information used to construct the above family trees has been gathered from various sources such as:- The Castledermot Parish Registers, The Tithe Applotment Books, Scully's Census, Griffiths Valuation, Headstone inscriptions, Electoral Registers and traditional folklore from old residents/relations in the locality.

      Parish Records
      The catholic church records for the parishes of Castledermot and Moone date from 1789 when Fr. Lennon became P.P. In the early records there are many gaps and omissions.

      Tithe Composition Records
      The tithes were a charge on income designed for the upkeep of the established church. In 1823 and 1824 Tithe Composition Acts were passed which made provision for special vestries to negotiate a composition for tithes for the entire parish with the tithe owners. The tithe applotment books, sometimes with accompanying maps, registered and recorded the results. The tithe books are generally to be found for the years 1826 to 1834.
      The areas of land holdings are given in Irish Acres where 1 Irish Acre = 1.62 Statute Acres.

      Scully's Census of 1840
      The Rev Laurence Dunne P.P. Castledermot employed Edward Scully in 1840 to collect this census in order to 'fill in the gaps' of the parish registers which were incomplete. The shaded area in this example is similar to what one would find in Scully's census.
      Legend for Scully's Census of 1840
      a or a1emigrated to America between 1840 and 1849.
      g gone from the district between 1840 and 1849.
      d or d1died between 1840 and 1849.
      x or x1under 8 years of age in 1840.
      mgot married between 1840 and 1849.
      -left home or got married between 1840 and 1849
      Edward Learya Son John- Wife JudydDrs Margaretx a, Maryx a, Annex dDenis Finnb, Ellen Kellyg.

      In the above example, Scully has listed the family of Edward Leary. Note the following:
      Edward Leary went to America (a) sometime between 1840 and 1849.
      His son John married (-) between 1840 and 1849.
      His wife Judy died (d) between 1840 and 1849.
      His daughter Margaret who was under 8 years of age in 1840 (x) went to America (a) between 1840 and 1849.
      His daughter Mary who was under 8 years of age in 1840 (x) went to America (a) between 1840 and 1849.
      His daughter Anne who was under 8 years of age in 1840 (x) died (d) between 1840 and 1849.
      Denis Finn who worked in Learys was illegimate (b).
      Ellen Kelly who worked in Learys left the area (g) between 1840 and 1849.

      Griffiths Land Valuation from 1852
      Griffiths valuation is a complete listing for the entire country of all householders with their appropriate valuations. It was published in 1852 and updated regularly to the present day to show the various changes in land and house ownership.
      The areas of land holdings are given in Statute Acres (4,840 square yards).
      Under the heading - Description of Tenement

      Other Sources
      Local newspapers such as the Carlow Sentinel and the Carlow Nationalist. Local cemetary inscriptions from Pollerton, St James', Castledermot and Ballaghmoon.
      Michael J. Wall
      Iona Drive
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