John Copeland, Kilbride, County Laois, formerly Queens county

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Whilst seeking information on grandfather Robert Copeland, I came across someone who could be his uncle, father,

John Copeland, land assessment 1842 Kilbride, Parish Lea,


If someone could/would kindly find out more about this gentleman would appreciate it/

1422 Ethel Humhreys
in Genealogy Help by Ethel Humphreys G2G2 (2.1k points)

1 Answer

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Hi Ethel,

Your best bet is to order a marriage certificate from This will give the name of Robert's father.

John Copeland of Kilbride appears to be dead by 1874 when his daughter Anne gets married - He probably died before Civil Registration started in 1864.

There is also another John Copeland, an ex-policeman who died a widower at Clonagh in Mountmellick in 1895 aged 81 -

There are also two other Copeland families in Kilbride.

GEORGE is shown as living in Kilbride in 1851-2 and he is probably the man whose death was registered at Mountmellick in 1869, his age was given as 73.

His wife Mary (Lawler) Copeland died in Kilbride in 1894 and left her estate to son George and unmarried daughters Bridget, Margaret, and Elizabeth. Some details of her will are at Her son George's marriage certificate is at -

Other children of George and Mary are:

PETER Copeland of Kilbride is named as the father of Essey when she married in 1874 - 

Happy Hunting






by John Falvey G2G6 Mach 1 (12.5k points)
edited by John Falvey

The Griffiths Survey shows a John in Kilbride in 1851-2.

John, Francis, and Thos are shown there in the 1825 Tithe Applotments


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