Author Topic: Killucan, Kinnegad and Coralstown  (Read 982 times)

Offline Alison55

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Killucan, Kinnegad and Coralstown
« on: Tuesday 03 November 15 02:29 GMT (UK) »
The Catholic parish of Killucan was evidently divided into two parishes about 1825.  The northern half kept the name Killucan. The southern half became the parish of Kinnegad after, I believe, a tussle between the towns of Kinnegad and Coralstown over which would be the head church of the new parish.

The new parish of Kinnegad included Kinnegad and Coralstown in Westmeath and parts of the civil parish of Clonard in Co. Meath. 

Does anyone know more about all this?  I am most interested in the exact year when the division of the old Killucan parish into two parishes of Killucan and Kinnegad took place.  It matters in searching baptism and marriage records.

I have multiple ancestors in this area and it would be a big help to understand all this.


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Re: Killucan, Kinnegad and Coralstown
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 November 16 00:22 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for this post. I have no further info for you but it does mean that when I next get near broadband wifi  I will need to wade thru the Killucan parish Registers from 1821 to 1827, when the Kinnegad ones start  :P ;D

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Re: Killucan, Kinnegad and Coralstown
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 November 16 10:57 GMT (UK) »
Alison had an earlier topic in 2012 which shanew147 replied to-
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=600289.0
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Re: Killucan, Kinnegad and Coralstown
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 November 16 14:58 GMT (UK) »
Thanks aghadowey