furnished by Hibernian Research Co. Ltd, Ref - K - 281/FD, 28 October 1997
civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths in Ireland dates from
1864. In the period prior to civil registration, it is necessary to rely on
the registers of baptisms and marriages maintained by the various
County Meath is thought to be the more likely place of origin of the
Clonan family, the search was initiated in this county.
Valuation - County Meath
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. Griffith’s
Valuation for County Meath was published in 1855.
name Clonan/Cloonan is quite rare in County Meath occurring only four times.
The entries occurs in the following parishes:
Registers - County Meath
A search of even one parish register can be quite time consuming; however, the registers of County Meath have been indexed. Hence a search was carried out of all the parish registers of County Meath with particular emphasis on the parishes noted in Griffith’s Valuation. The following entries were noted in the Roman Catholic parish of Kildalkey:
Parish Register - Kildalkey
Parish Register - Kildalkey - Baptismal Dates:
on the names of the children, there is no doubt that this family is
relevant to this search.
Few Catholic registers records burials; however, the following record was noted in the Kildalkey register:
townland of Corballis is situated in the barony of Lune, the civil parish
of Kildalkey and the registration district/poor law union of Trim. In
terms of Roman Catholic divisions, it is situated in the Catholic parish of
Kildalkey. The townland was the basic ‘address’ of a family and
normally consisted of only ten to twenty families.
Valuation - townland of Corballis
already noted, there is only one entry in Griffith’s Valuation for the
parish of Kildalkey. This entry occurs in the townland of Corballis as
5 b –
Anne Clonan – rented from Charles Gasteen – house and garden
– 0.0.20 acre – valued at 0.8.0.
already noted, Griffith’s Valuation for County Meath was published in
1855; however, the actual survey probably dates from one to two years
before this. The recording of Anne Clonan indicates that the
family left Ireland later than originally thought.
Book - Townland of Corballis
Tithe was a form of tax which was paid by people of all denominations for
the purpose of maintaining the Church of Ireland which was the official
Church of the state. Originally the tithe was paid ‘in kind’ but an
Act of parliament in 1823 required it to be paid in cash. The amount
set at ten percent of the produce for one year. To facilitate this, all
agricultural land was surveyed and valued between 1823–37. Naturally
these tithes were fiercely resented by non-members of this church, the
vast majority of the population and resulted in much conflict and an
eventual Tithe War.
no record of the name Clonan in this townland. (the name ‘Mathew Conlan’
is recorded and this may be a misspelling of the name Clonan.) In many
cases the Tithe Book for the parish of Kildalkey only records major
of 1901 - Townland of Corballis
only census records which have survived intact for the entire country are
those of 1901 and 1911.
census of 1901 was searched for the townland of Corballis. As expected,
however, there was no record of the name Clonan at this time.
neighboring townlands were also searched. There were two Clonan families
recorded in the neighboring townland of Coolronon.
Valuation for the Surname Carty/Carthy
name Carty/Carthy occurs thirty three times in County Meath. As the
marriage of Mathew Clonan and Anne Carty took place in the parish of
Kildalkey, it is likely that the Carty family was from this parish.
Catholic parish of Kildalkey includes all or part of the civil parishes of
Kildalkey, Killaconnigan, Killyon and Castlerickard. Within these parishes,
the name Clonan occurs three times, all in the civil parish of Kildalkey.
One or more of these entries are relevant to the family of Anne Carty.
Source: Information furnished by Joe Freeman - obtained from Hibernian Research Co Ltd, P.O. Box 3097, Dublin 6 Ireland.
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