Cootehill circa 1835
By permission of the
Royal Irish Academy
"Cootehill or Moybologue (formerly the name of the
parish) is a market town and a parish, partly in the barony of Lower Kells,
county of Meath, province of Leinster, partly in that of Castlerahan, but
chiefly in Clankee barony, county of Cavan, about 54 miles NW from Dublin, 7.5
NE from Virginia, 14 NW by N from Kells, and 12.5 S from Cootehill; situated in
a valley on the road between the two last named towns. It consists of one
principal street and two diverging lanes. There is no particular branch of
trade flourishing here, the business enjoyed being of a general and local
nature, carried on by the shopkeepers."
[From Slater's Directory
- Cootehill Church, Journal of the Association for the Preservation
of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland, v.6, p.13.
- Sacred to the memory of the Revd Phillip [sic] R. Brabazon, for eight years
curate of this parish Unwearied devotion to his Master's cause, and an earnest
solicitude for those over whose souls he loved to watch, gained for him an
enduring influence over their hearts and minds and "by it he being dead yet
speaketh" - This tablet has been erected by his sorrowing flock, a tribute to
his memory, a solace to his grief. He entered into his rest on the 19th
day of July 1848 in the 40th year of his age.
- In this Vault rest the remains of Brampton Phillip [sic]
Gurdon Esqr eldest son of the Revd Phillip Gurdon and Sarah his wife of Assington
Hall, Suffolk, in England. Cornet in the 6th
Regiment of Dragoon Guards - His friends who loved him felt his loss on the
22nd day of March 1804.
Church of Ireland Graveyard
- Kilsherdany Chapel Cemetery (St.
Brigid's Roman Catholic)
- Masterson, J. Ireland: 1841/1851 Census Abstracts (Republic of
Ireland), Genealogical Publishing Co., MD, 1999, p. 82
- 1851 Census, Bridge St.
- Barnard McKERNAN, head, na
- Mary Ann McKERNAN, wife, na
- Ellen McKERNAN, dau, 21
- Mary McKERNAN, dau, 19
- Ann McKERNAN, dau, 16
- William McKERNAN, son, 14
- Jane McKERNAN, dau, 10
- Bernard McKERNAN, son, 3
Description and Travel
- Hall, J.A. The John Hall family : From Cootehill, Cavan County,
Ireland, Baltimore (1001 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21202) : Gateway Press,
- Bradshaw, H. "A Hiring Fair in Cootehill", Heart of Breifne,
1985, pp. 9-16.
- Crowe, C. Sister, The Sisters of Mercy Kilmore Ireland
1868-1994, Belturbet, Sisters of Mercy, 1994.
- Day, A. and McWilliams, P. (Editors)
Survey Memoirs of Ireland, v40, Counties of South Ulster, 1834-38, The
Institute of Irish Studies, The Queens University of Belfast, 1998.
- Some Church Facts
- 1826 Erected
- 1835 Very Revd Dr. Brown
- Meeting House
- 1728 Erected
- 1835 Revd James Bones
- Seceding Meeting House
- 1797 Erected
- 1835 Revd William Little
- 1639 Old Church Erected
- 1819 New Church Erected
- 1835 Revds A Douglas & William Tomlinson
- 1752 Founded
- 1755 Church Erected
- 1765 Revd John Frederick Landen
- 1835 Revd John Willey
- O'Brien, H., St. Michael's, Cootehill : A Brief History of the
Church, Its Buildings, Its people, Monaghan : Printed by R. & S.
- O'Brien, H., The Celtics, 1894-1994. A Centenary History of the
G.A.A. in Cootehill, Cootehill, Co.Cavan, 1994
Land and Property
- Snodaigh, P.O. Irish Volunteers 1715-1793, Irish Academic
Press, Dublin, 1995
- Coothill Infantry - 1783, 1784
- Cottehill, Cootehill Infantry Volunteers
- Adams Of Drumelton House
- William ADAMS, of Drumelton House, Cootehill, Co Cavan, JP, High
Sheriff 1887; b 18 March, 1837; m 15 Nov 1870, Sarah (d 1929), 3rd dau of the
late George CHATTERTON, JP, of Ballynamote House, Co Cork, by Sarah Georgina,
his wife, 3rd dau of James HILL, of Craig, Co Cork, and d. 1908.
- Lineage-William ADAMS, of Erne View, Co Cavan; b 1763 ; m 1st, -,
dau of George FORBES; and 2nd, Rosa Ann KYTELE (d 1846); d 1817.
- Cassidy, P., The Cootes of Cootehill, Breifne, v. 10, No. 37,
2001, p. 344
- The Coote
Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.
[Last updated: 12 February 2003 - Colin Ferguson
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