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Wards of Kidlawn

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Location: KIdlawn, Curraghagower, County Roscommon, Irelandmap
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Catherine Ward is my great-great-grandmother but is she from Kidlawn? This page is to collate all information about Wards of Kidlawn and then see if a DNA connection can be established.

Kidlawn is in the townland of Curraghagower

1828 Tithe Applotment names the following Wards in Curraghagower[1]:

  • John Ward
  • Patt Ward
  • Michael Ward
  • William Ward
  • Michael Ward Jr

1850's Griffiths Valuation names[2]:

  • John Ward - 5a land only, letter William C Kyle
  • Michael Ward sen - 6a house and land
  • Stephen Ward (abt.1808-1883)- 7 a&b, land, house & land
  • Michael Ward jun - 11 A&B, land, house officer & land, unoccupied house
  • Patrick Ward - 12a house, office and land
  • John Ward - 13a house, office and land
  • Mary Ward - land, rented from Michael Ward jun

1841-1851 indirect census from pension applications

  • Eleanor Ward (abt.1847-) daughter of Stephen Ward & Bridget Caulfield[3] (only one application found for the townland of Curraghagower)

1852 Sale of the estate of Thomas Baldwin St. George, 15th June 1852, tenants of Curragour recorded as:

  • Edmond Duffy
  • Michael Ward (Peter)
  • Thomas Ryan
  • widow Peter Ryan
  • John Ward (Peter)
  • Michael Ward junr
  • Michael Ward (late James)
  • widow Mary Kenny
  • Kiernan Kenny
  • William Ward Junr
  • Thomas Ryan
  • Stephen Ward (late Glynn)
  • John and James Ryan

1866 Bridget Ward, daughter of Patrick Ward of Kidlawn, marries Patrick Connaughton[4]. Witnessed by Ellen Ward.

1901 Irish Census, townland of Curraghagower[5]:

1911 Irish Census for townland of Curraghagower[6]

  • House 4 - John Ward & Bridget (House 4 1901)
  • House 5 - Patrick Ward & Catherine (House 6 1901)
  • House 6 - John Ward & Margaret (House 7 1901)
  • House 7 - Kate Ward (House 8 1901)
  • House 8 - Mary Ward (House 3 1901)

Add information from Cemeteries Kilbegley:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Kilbegley_Cemetery%2C_Kilbegley%2C_Roscommon

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  1. http://titheapplotmentbooks.nationalarchives.ie/reels/tab//004625700/004625700_00055.pdf
  2. http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/z/zoomifyDynamicViewer.php?file=245037&path=./pix/245/&rs=32&showpage=1&mysession=2732818141564&width=&height=
  3. http://censussearchforms.nationalarchives.ie/reels/c19/007246699/007246699_01027.pdf
  4. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1866/11526/8238771.pdf
  5. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Roscommon/Ballydangan/Curraghagower/
  6. http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Roscommon/Ballydangan/Curraghagower/

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