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Religious Census of the Population of the Parish of Desertcreat 1834

Census of the Parish of Desertcreat 1834

Transcribed by Bruce Briers


This is a source that I came across at PRONI and I have not seen it listed on any website anywhere.

It lists Heads of Households only but lists the number of occupants of the household, their religion and sex. It does not list children under a certain age but what the age cut-off was I don't know.

Despite the shortcomings it can be a valuable guide to people seeking ancestors in the Parish of Desertcreat during a period from which very few records survive. I only transcribed some of the details of the townlands where I thought my Bryars surname would be mentioned, which was 3 only and it is noticeable that local townland names were used and they do not match the Tithe Applotment Books or Griffith's Valuation townland names. In addition to the Annagh Johnston and Annagh Quinn that I partly transcribed there was also an Annagh Ferguson and an Annagh Leslie and I have shown some notes on those that may be of interest.

Abbreviations - C.I. = Church of Ireland
R.C. = Roman Catholic
Presb. = Presbyterian
Sec. = Seceders

Explanation - Seceders were congregations that split from the Presbyterian Church during the Reformation. In Northern Ireland they formed their own Secession Synod but in 1840 they re-united with the Presbyterian Synod of Ulster to form the Supreme Court of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland that exists today.

BALLYCROY (sic. should be BALLYNACROY)
HILL,John
REID,John 6 Seceders 1 R.C.
REID,Joseph 4 Sec. 1 R.C.
HILL,Widow 6 Sec.
MAGILL,Robert 8 Sec.
BLACK,Widow 6 Sec.
BRYARS,James 4 Sec. ( 3 Male 1 Female)
WILSON,William 9 Sec.
QUINN,John 5 C.I.
WALKER,Mary 1 C.I.
SWAN,John 5 C.I.
GREENWAY,Walter 1 C.I.
McCLELLAND,William 1 C.I
LODGERS 2 R.C.
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ANNAGH JOHNSTON
McWAIN,William Presb.
KINGBOROUGH,Robert Sec.
MOFFAT,George Sec.
KENNEDY,William Presb.
KENNEDY,Robert Presb.
FORSYTHE,Samuel Sec.
FORSYTHE,Widow Sec.
STEWART,William Presb.
GEDDES,Joseph Presb.
McILREE,William C.I.
FERGUSON,Samuel Sec.
FLEMMING,George Presb.
BRYARS,Robert 2 Sec. ( 1 Male 1 Female)
HOGAN,John R.C.
HAUGHEY,John R.C.
McGLONE,John R.C.
HUTTON,Richard 2 C.I. 2 R.C.
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ANNAGH QUINN
O'NEILL,Francis R.C.
O'NEILL,Bernard R.C.
O'NEILL,Daniel R.C.
McGLONE,James R.C.
MULLEN,Hugh R.C.
HOGAN,John R.C.
McALIECE,Thomas R.C.
TANNY,Thomas R.C.
McGLONE,Arthur R.C.
QUINN,Hugh R.C.
QUINN,Francis R.C.
McCRYSTAL,Bernard R.C.
BRENNAN,Patrick R.C.
McMAHON,Catherine R.C.
HENRY,Robert Sec.
O'NEILL,Margaret Sec.
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ANNAGH FERGUSON
Nil BRYARS. 15 On list. 3 JOHNSTONs also LINDSAY, GREER, McCORD.
Mostly Seceders but some other denominations.
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ANNAGH LESLIE
Nil BRYARS. 16 on list. JOHNSTON, WILSON, FERGUSON mentioned.
7 Households - Seceders, 6 C.I., 3 R.C.
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This is a personal transcription and no responsibility is taken for it's accuracy.
A wise person will check the Source Documents. PRONI T/1378

Regards,
Bruce Briers



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