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Families of County Limerick

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 184 pages
Author: M. O'Laughlin
Year: 2002
Other Data: maps, sketches, appendixes, index
ISBN: 0940134314

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Families of County Limerick is a book that focuses exclusively on families of County Limerick. Part of the Irish Families Series, it includes: maps, heraldic arms, illustration, and covers Catholic and Protestant; native Irish; settler families from England, Scotland, and Wales and more. Information contained here-in dates from the earliest times to the modern era.

The Master Volume in the Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families Great and Small'. It covers thousands of families from all of Ireland. 'Families of County Limerick' greatly expands upon the coverage given in that book and adds several hundred new families. In this way both books compliment each other.

The following is taken from the introduction to this work, setting the stage for the many family history notes to follow in the bulk of the book:

"By the time of the 12th century English invasions the O'Hurleys, MacSheehys, O'Gormans, O'Collins, O'Coins, O'Scanlans and O'Hallinans are listed among the principal families according to the work of Samuel Lewis in his 'Topographical Dictionary'. Henry II granted the Kingdom of Limerick to Herebert Fitz-Herebert and subsequently to Philip de Braosa, to whom it was renewed by Richard I, (excepting the cantred of the Ostmen.) Braosa's grants were eventually forfeited and several Anglo-Norman settlements were made in Co. Limerick, (which was one of 12 counties formed in 1210 by King John). Among the settlements were those under Theobald Fitzwalter, the ancestor of the Butler family, Hamo de Valois, William Fitz-Aldelm, and Thomas, son of Maurice Fitzgerald. The four chief places in the county, namely Kilmallock, Askeaton, Rathkeale, and Newcastle became forfeited after the death of the Earl of Desmond in the reign of Elizabeth. The wars of 1641 and 1688 led to similar confiscations and an increase in English settlers. Given in Counties Limerick and Kerry in Prendergasts' 'Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland' are several baronies to be turned over to members of the army as it disbanded. These baronies include Coshlea, Small County, Coshma, Iracht-I-Connor, Clanmorris, Corkaguiny, Glanerought and Clanwilliam. Among the leaders of the disbanded companies were: Cols. Chidley and Richard Coote, Major Ormsby, Major King, Captain St. George, Captain Mould, Lt.-Col. Jones, and Capt. Eudes."

One key to research is establishing the parish of origin within an Irish county. If you establish that the parish you are looking for is in Limerick, then this book will be of interest to you for sure! Here are the specific parishes in County Limerick: Abbeyfeale, Abington, Adare, Aglishcormick, Anhid, Ardagh, Ardcanny, Ardpatrick, Askeaton, Athlacca, Athneasy, Ballinard, Ballingaddy, Ballingarry, Ballinlough, Ballybrood, Ballycahane, Ballylanders, Ballynaclogh, Ballynamona, Ballyscaddan, Bruff, Bruree, Caheravally, Caherconlish, Cahercorney, Caherelly, Cahernarry, Cappagh, Carrigparson, Castletown, Chapelrussell, Clonagh, Cloncagh, Cloncrew, Clonelty, Clonkeen, Clonshire, Colmanswell, Corcomohide, Crecora, Croagh, Croom, Darragh, Derrygalvin, Donaghmore, Doon, Doondonnell, Drehidtarsna, Dromcolliher, Dromin, Dromkeen, Dunmoylan, Dysert, Effin, Emlygreennan, Fedamore, Galbally, Glenogra, Grange, and Grean. Be sure to remember that spellings of these names can change in the records you are researching. "Galbally" can be found as "Gilbally" and "Gallbaly", etc ...

A one of a kind book. "Families of County Limerick" is 184 pages of information relating to over 1,000 families and is a must have for anyone with family in Limerick. Includes 34 illustrations, numerous maps, and is well indexed.

List of Books
Barony Map of County Limerick
Ortelius Map of Limerick 1576
Ancient Tribal Names Chart
Keatings History
Early Families
Norman Invasion
Family Locations in 1659
Palatine Settlements
To The New World
Siege of Limerick City
Limerick Sheet Music
Families of County Limerick, Ireland
 - Limerick Surname List
 - Limerick Placename List
 - Civil Survey Surname Index
 - City of Limerick, Occupiers, Lessees, Mortgagees
Index of Family Names Found in Text.

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