Monday 17 September 2018

Clare County Library: latest Local Studies additions

Clare County Library's Local Studies team has prepared and uploaded the following files to the library's website:

Chichester House List of Claims 1700

More than 160 successful claims from County Clare have been abstracted by the team from the list of claims considered by the trustees of Chichester House, Dublin, for the Williamite Confiscations.

The transcription spreadsheet is arranged, as in the List of Claims, with the following details:
  • Individual claim number
  • Name of claimant
  • Extent or nature of the claim
  • Deed on which claim is based
  • Place name of the claimed land(s)
  • County and barony of the claimed lands
  • Name of former Jacobite owner or proprietor.
Brief details of this scheme are included, together with a link to Google Books, where the full document is available to view, free of charge.

1918 Kilrush ITGWU (Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union) Contributions

Details of more than 360 contributions received by the Kilrush Branch of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union have been transcribed by the Local Studies team from the 19 October 1918 edition of the Clare Champion newspaper.

The surname and amount of contribution are included in each entry. Some additionally have a first name or initial (many are only Mr/Mrs/Miss) and about 65 entries include a street name or townland of residence. A very small number note the occupation of the contributor.

RC Baptism Records (Complete) for Quin and Clooney Parish

In addition to the above items created by the Local Studies team, transcriptions of the Catholic Baptism Registers from Quin and Clooney parish have been donated by researcher Sheila Duddy and added to the website.

The records date from 1816 to 1880 and hold details of more than 8,500 baptisms, nearly all of them revealing all of the following information:
  • Child's first name
  • Father's first name and surname
  • Mother's first name and maiden name
  • Place of residence
  • Names of sponsors.
The resulting spreadsheets are arranged in chronological order, in alphabetical order of father's surname, and in alphabetical order of mother's surname.