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The Flewellin family of Gurteen, Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Ireland

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Re: The Flewellin family of Gurteen, Castlecomer, Kilkenny, Ireland

Posted: 1351263377000
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The majority of Church of Ireland residents of Ireland were originally from England, coming to Ireland to farm after
the Cromwell invasion (1600). Land was given to aristocratic families and 'plantations' of Scot and English farmers started arriving soon after. Some of these Earls, Lords, etc. would even bring from their own estates in England.

There is very little in Irelnd for this family in the form of census or census substitutes. The Tithe's of the 1820-30's are the earliest source and then the Griffith Valuation.

The spelling Flewellin was used in the Griffith Valuation
of 1849. The resource I use will bring up variations in spellings as well.

You probably have these. 8 surnames of Flewellin, living on the Wandesford Est. as mentioned, these are the only Flewellin's in Ireland during the Griffith Valuation.

Few other sources mentioned.

Philmore & Thrift Index to Irish Wills 1536-1858
Anastace Flewellin, Limerick
Hannah Flewellin, Waterford & Lismore

1911 Irish Census:

Catherine Ann Flewellen #42 Gorteen (Moneeroe) Kilkenny
Church of Ireland, farmer, widow, born Kilkenny
Margaret Miller 49, sister, born Kilkenny
These are the only Flewellen's in all of Ireland in 1911.
(this maybe a matter of spelling)

1894 Directory has a James Flewellin in Carlow Town, Carlow but although I went over it twice I could find the reference.

The program I use does variations on names but none of the other spellings came up.

Search of England:

11 in the 1841, 25 in 1861, 21 in 1871 UK Cencus

A Somerset Election Registry

Charles I Chancery Index (Court) 1625-1649

Flewellin vs. Cooper (no details)

Some marriages Dorset, Surrey, London & Middlesex.

I tried the Irish telephone book (its spelling specific)

and only found 1 listing in Fermoy, Cork.

I can look up births between 1864-1875 in Ireland and CofI marriages 1845-1962 as I have them on CD at home. will have birth, marriages and deaths from 1864

Prior to 1864 only Parish records in Ireland but Kilkenny belongs to a not for profit but fee paying Irish History
Foundation. Castlecomer St. Mary's has baptism records from 1799-1900, marriages 1808-1900 and deaths 1799-1900
Colliery-Castlecomer records start 1839-1900.

Another place to look for information would be perhaps the library in Kilkenny for Journals by a Heritage and Museum Society which may contain memorial inscriptions from gravestones. It is also possible that the Wandesford Estate records may be listed there. They may also have been
donated to the National Library in Dublin. You can look up records on their website but in person research would be

The Church of Ireland parish registers to 1899 are held at the churches Representative Library in Dublin, personal research only. Their website will tell you what records
are available there.

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