Poor list in Killinick, Co. Wexford in 1813-20

Small Sources 10:  This is a list of payments made by the Church of Ireland to the poor  in the parish register of Killinick, Co. Wexford.  The list is in the Register of Killinick Parish which is in the National Archives of Ireland (ref M 5063). The lists are for Killinick and the neighbouring parishes of Maglass/Mayglass, St Iberius, and Kilmacree. The register covers the period 1804 to 1820, but the poor list is for the years 1813, 1817 and 1820 only.

The register is somewhat eccentric in that the payments for 1813 are indicated on the right side;  payments (or notes)  for 1817 on the immediate right of the person’s name;  and the payments for 1820 on the left of the page.  See Figure 1 below for an examples. The clerk was clearly making the most of the space available.   The payments range from 10 shillings  to  1 shilling  and 8 pence for each person. The years in which payments are made is indicated in the list below – e.g. (1817, 1820) means that payments were made in both of these years. Other notes are also indicated with the date.  Note that some of these recipients were probably Catholic as the Church of Ireland commonly assisted all poor in the parish.  Further information on the record-keeping practices of the Church of Ireland (and all of the other major Irish religious denominations) is in our publication ‘Irish Church Records‘.
The names include some that are associated with Wexford, such as Stafford, Furlong, Roche, Codd and Doran,  but also some more unusual names such as Winter, Bath, Stocker and Austen.  Further information on some of these families may be available through our e-book title ‘Sources for Irish Family History 2021‘.  It   lists 6,500 books and articles written  about specific Irish families.  It provides access to a wealth of published information on about 2,500 Irish families.
Fig 1: A sample extract from the list for St. Iberius

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The names of those receiving aid are listed below within their parish,  and showing the dates on which they received aid.

Widow Neil (1813, 1817, 1820)
Mary Brien (1813, 1820)
Mary Boyne (1813, 1820)
Furlong children (1813, 1817)
Mary Roach (1813, 1817, 1820)
Judith Doran (1813, 1817, 1820)
Bridget Tyrrell (1813, 1817, 1820)
Catherine Vargus? (1813; 1817 ‘not in parish’)
Margaret Blake (1813)
Anstys Murphy (1813, 1817, 1820)
Johanna Breen (1813; 1817 ‘not in parish’)
Anne Winter (1813, 1817 ‘dead’)
Catherine Cardiff (1813, 1820)
Alley King (1813, 1817, 1820)
Mary Hudson (1813, 1817, 1820)
Nancy Whitty (1817, 1820)
Mary Bath (1817, 1820)
Jane Douglas (1820)
Catherine Danby (Darby?) (1820)
Elizabeth Ennis (1820)
Catherine Keating (1820)
Harry Neil – an idiot (1817)
Bridget Shea (1820)
Mary Bulger (1820)
Mary Stocker? (1820)
James Shipley and mother (1820)
Margt. Mourne?? (1820)
St Iberius
Ally Cahill (1813)
Jenny Conner (1813, 1817, 1820)
Mary Boylan (1813, 1817, 1820)
Widow Johnson (1813, 1817 ‘dead’)
Mary Donovan (1813, 1817, 1820)
Mary Hayes (1813, 1817 ‘dead’)
Alley Roach (1813, 1817 ‘dead’)
Mary Codd (1813, 1820)
Alley Shea (1813, 1817 ‘dead’)
Sally Merriman (1813)
Susan Green (1817, 1820)
Nicholas Murphy (1813, 1817, 1820)
Tho. Day (1813, 1817, 1820)
Widow Browne (1813)
Catherine Roach (1813, 1817)
Margaret Lambert (1813, 1817)
Margaret Blake (1813, 1817)
Catherine Furlong (1817)
Mary Blake (1817)
James Dogo… ? (1820

Katherine Murphy (1820)
Kilmacree and Killaine
Mary Murphy (1813)
John Bryan and cripple (entry for 1813 and other notes crossed out)
Mary Bolton (1813, 1817, 1820)
Patrick Butler (1813, 1817 also note ‘dead’)
Cicily ? Brownrigg (1813, 1817, 1820)
Mary Austen & 3 children (1813, 1820)
Catherine Stafford (1813, 1820)


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