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Friday, 15 November 2013

FindMyPast serves up 2.6m more petty sessions records

FindMyPast.ie has released another whopper sized batch of records to its Petty Sessions Court Registers collection 1828-1912. This latest batch, which may be the penultimate tranche of the collection, holds 2.6million records dating from 1851 to 1912.

It features 48 new courts in 18 counties around Ireland (see below). A further 46 courts have been supplemented with records from additional years. This brings the total Petty Sessions Court Registers on findmypast.ie to over 20 million and the overall Irish family history records on the site to over 76 million.

Notable additions this time include a significant expansion to the records available for Cork, Kerry, Offaly and Tipperary. Limerick City court has also been added covering 1851-1913, which should prove a real boost for family historians with ancestors from the ‘Treaty City’.

The variety of cases heard gives a real flavour for life in Ireland at the time. Stealing heather, refusal to pay wages and owning weapons without a license are just a taste of the misdemeanors that can be found amongst the millions of registers.

Below is a list of the Petty Sessions Courts appearing in the online collection for the first time:

CLARE
Feakle 1884-1913
Tomgraney 1875-76
CORK
Ballydehob 1900-1913
Drimoleague 1900-1913
Schull 1911-13
Skibbereen 1860-61, 1908-1913
Union Hall 1912-13
DUBLIN
Swords 1872-1913
GALWAY
Derreen 1857-1878, 1884-1899, 1905-13
Headford 1851-1913
Tuam 1858, 1865-1913
KERRY
Annascaul 1895-1913
Ballylongford 1855-59, 1863-1913 
Castlegregory 1896-1913
Dingle 1901-1913
Tarbert 1860, 1873-1913
KILKENNY
Thomastown 1851-1860, 1876-77, 1886-1913
LAOIS
Stradbally 1896-1913
Timahoe 1851-1866
LIMERICK
Limerick City 1851-1913
MAYO
Foxford 1851-52, 1858-1912
Kiltimagh 1900-1913
MEATH
Kells 1851-1873, 1876-1909
MONAGHAN
Clones 1855-1913
OFFALY
Frankford 1910-11
Parsonstown 1884-1911
Philipstown 1851-1913
Portarlington 1905-09
Thomastown 1873-76, 1903-11
ROSCOMMON
Elphin 1913 
Keadue 1911
Roosky 1862-1869, 1876-1913
Strokestown 1877-79, 1882-86, 1892-1913
SLIGO
Ballydoogan 1857-60, 1869
Mullaghroe 1851-1913
Sligo Borough 1864-69, 1879, 1888, 1891-1901, 1905-06, 1910-13
Sligo County 1863-64, 1868-1913
TIPPERARY
Bansha 1851-57, 1861-1868, 1872-1881, 1884-1898, 1901-1913
Borrisoleigh 1913
Dundrum 1896-1905
Thurles 1909-1913
Tipperary 1851-1913
WATERFORD
Kilmacthomas 1913
WEXFORD
Arthurstown 1853-59
WICKLOW
Carnew 1869-1892 
Coolkenno 1869-1892
Shillelagh 1892-1913
Tinahely 1869-1913



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