Friday 24 November 2023

FindMyPast adds three Church of Ireland parish register collections

FindMyPast added three Church of Ireland record-sets to its database a few weeks ago. For some reason, I missed them at the time. Apologies. Here are the details.

Each of the trio include transcriptions from the registers of six churches (see below), all in Dublin City, and were originally published by the Parish Register Society. They are:

Church of Ireland Baptisms, Dublin City. This record set consists of 23,914 images and transcriptions spanning 1619–1865. The entries provide the child's gender, the parents' names and the father's address.

Sample from a 1789-1790 marriage register

Church of Ireland Marriages, Dublin City. Details from the 23,101 images and transcriptions within this collection include the names and occupations of both spouses, their marriage date, the groom's residence, and the parish in which they were married. They span 1619–1800.

Church of Ireland Burials, Dublin City These 44,175 images and transcriptions span 1618–1800. Because the CoI was responsible for all of the City's official graveyards at the time, these registers record those of all denominations who were buried in the city in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

The records were transcribed from registers of the following churches:

  • St. Catherine, Dublin, 1636-1715
  • St. John the Evangelist Dublin, 1619-1699
  • St. Michan, Dublin, 1636 – 1700
  • St. Nicholas Without, Dublin, 1694-1739
  • St. Patrick, Dublin, 1677-1800
  • Saint Peter and Saint Kevin, Dublin, 1669-1791

While up to 80% of the city's residents would have been Church of Ireland in the late 17th century, by the 1760s that number had fallen to 40% following a huge influx of Catholics in search of work.