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aim of this search was to identify the place and family of origin of Anne
Carty. There are various difficulties associated with this search. As the
name of Anne’s parents and siblings are not known it would be difficult
to distinguish between several persons of the same name. Also few parish
registers date from before 1810 and many registers from well after this
date. Hence it is unlikely that there is any surviving record of the birth
of Anne Carty. However as marriages normally took place in the parish of
the bride, it is likely that Anne was from the parish of Kildalkey. As
such this search concentrated on this area.
order to produce accurate information necessary for local taxation, a
great survey, the Primary Valuation of Ireland or Griffith’s valuation
as it is known was carried out between 1848 and 1864. It provided for a
uniform valuation of all property in Ireland to be based on the productive
capacity of the land and the potential rent of buildings. The Valuation is
arranged by county, barony, poor law union, civil parish and townland, and
lists every landholder and every householder in the country. County Meath
was surveyed in 1855.
Catholic parish of Kildalkey is a much larger area than the civil parish
of the same name. The Catholic parish contains the following civil
basic Index to Griffith’s Valuation, the Index of Surnames has been
produced which records the surnames that appear in each parish.
Index of Surnames records a total of thirty seven entries for the name
Carty/Carthy in Griffith’s Valuation for County Meath. Of these, six
occur in the barony of Lune and within this area three in the civil parish
of Kildalkey. There are no Carty entries for the other civil parishes of
Killaconnigan, Killyon and Castlerickard.
three entries for the name Carty in the parish of Kildalkey were
identified. All of these entries appear in the townland of Ballynadrimna
and relate to the following names:
Ordinance Survey Map
first detailed mapping of Ireland was carried out in the 1830s. These
maps, produced on a scale of six inches to one mile, show each townland
and the plots contained therein.
Ballynadrimna and Corballis were situated relatively close to each other and it is
quite possible that a marriage could have taken place between the Carty
and Clonan families. The absence of other Carty families from any other
part of the large Catholic parish of Kilkdalkey also suggests a connection
between these two families.
Valuation Office records it would be possible to identify the specific
plots within each townland held by each family. However this Office is
closed for two to three months while it moves to new premises.)
Catholic Parish Register
parish register of the Catholic parish of Kildalkey only dates from 1837
for baptisms, marriages and deaths and as such would not record the
baptism of Anne Carty. The baptism register for the years 1837 to 1845
was searched for any entry which might relate to other members of the
Carty family of Ballydrimna. However no such entry was identified within
might be worthwhile pursuing marriages and deaths in this register.
However any entries located would not confirm the relationship of Anne
Carty to Ballynadrimna.
of 1901 and 1911
only census which have survived intact for the entire country are those of
1901 and 1911.
census were searched for the townland of Ballynadrimna. At these times
there were no persons named Carty living in this townland.
is a large amount of earlier census material for parts of County Meath but
none of this relates to the parish of Kildalkey.
evidence suggests that Anne Carty was from the townland of Ballynadrimna
which is situated close to the townland of Corballis where her husband
lived. It is unlikely that this connection can be positively proved.
to the relatively late starting date of the parish register for Kildalkey
it has not proved possible to confirm the connection between Anne Carty
and Ballynadrimna. A search for further local sources failed to locate any
record which might confirm such a connection.
the name Carty is quite rare in this part of County Meath and there are no
other Carty entries in Griffith’s Valuation for the parish of Kildalkey
outside Ballynadrimna. There is no record in the parish register of Carty
children for this period.
1901 there is no record of the Carty family in the townland of
possibilities for further research into the Carty and Clonan family are
quite limited. When the Valuation Office reopens it would be possible to
identify the specific plots held by the Carty and Clonan families in
Ballynadrimna and Corballis respectively.
Index of Surnames, County Meath
Valuation, Parish of Kildalkey
Survey Map, Kildalkey
of 1901 and 1911, Ballynadrimna.
Source: Information furnished by Joe Freeman - obtained from Hibernian Research Co Ltd, P.O. Box 3097, Dublin 6 Ireland.
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