Name: Alicia McDonald 1
Change Date: 05 APR 2001
Birth: 1807 in Kildare, Ireland 1|
Father: Thomas McDonald
Mother: Margaret Murphey
- 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.
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
Local newspapers such as the Carlow Sentinel and the Carlow Nationalist. Local cemetary inscriptions from Pollerton, St James', Castledermot and Ballaghmoon.
Michael J. Wall