Where is Neutown?

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My ancestor is listed as being born in Neutown,  County Cork, Ireland. I think it was a Census town(he was born in 1821) but I can't find it anywhere. What it's real name was if anything. Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

His name is Stephen Walsh and his parents are Patrick Walsh and Catherine McNoughton.
asked in Genealogy Help by H Maloney G2G1 (1.8k points)

Currently, the only towns and villages in County Cork beginning with "n" are:

Don't know if one of those morphed from Neutown, though. Maybe one of our Irish members can help out.

Thank you :)

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Newtown is in fact a census town. The last census record in 2011 showed it had a population of 405 people. I did a search on Google earth, and found its coordinates to be 52.307735, -8.653955, although all that appeared was a single road. There is not much more I could find on that specific name. However, I found a small village called "Newtownshandrum" in the same county, which was identified as Newtown at one point. Maybe this is the place your Stephen Walsh is born? Good luck on your search, and sorry I couldn't be of much help.
answered by J C G2G Crew (960 points)
It's very helpful, thank you :) I really appreciate it. This gives me an area to look at.
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Apparently there was a civil parish, which doesn't seem to be in this list, and several townlands and a subtownland.

https://www.townlands.ie/search/?q=newtown

answered by RJ Horace G2G6 Pilot (391k points)
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Hi there is no such place as Neutown in county Cork but there is a Newtownshandrum often called Newtown for short.
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Many of the Ulster Irish lived in towns with the name Newton once they immigrated to the US. Many of them also had Newton in their names, first middle and last. You might look in your tree for the Newton surname since many of the Scottish took place names as their surnames. Also, often a birth place is often confused with a place of embarkation, or, where they caught the ship.
answered by Karen Sowell G2G Crew (330 points)

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