1st March 1766
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In March 1766, the Irish House of Lords instructed Church of Ireland parish clergy to compile ‘a list of the several families in their parishes’ – to record the religion of the householders and to identify any Roman Catholic priests and friars living in their area. Although most of the original 1766 religious census returns were destroyed Dublin's Public Records Office fire of 1922, a few fragments survived.

The 1766 religious census return for Clooncraff and Killummod parishes was signed by Revd George Blackburne (undated).  Blackburne's return for Clooncraff and Killummod provided a list of householders' names, as was required by the resolution of the House of Lords. The names were grouped by townland and included details on occupations.

No Census household figures survived the PRO fire in 1922.  However,  the following entries are available (NAI PRIV/T/20480/338/10, pp 38-9). Bundle 78, no. 810.



Thady Hanly, farmer, Cansaver. (Carrowmore)

Laughlen Ford, farmer, Cansaver. (Carrowmore)

Michael Jones, cottager, Cartron.

Michael Jones, cottager, Cartron.

Patrick Morris, weaver, Killapoge (Killappoge).

Patt Hanly, cottager, Canbo.

James Morris, farmer, Knockroe.

Hugh Reily, cottager, Knockroe.

Michael Morris, farmer, Lorgan. (Finnor)

John Morris, farmer, Lorgan. (Finnor)


SOURCE Virtual Treasury Ireland 

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