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Byrne from Chapel, Wexford

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Re: Byrne from Chapel, Wexford

Posted: 1359041293000
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Thank goodness his wife's name is Barron.

In the 1853 Griffith Valuation there is just one Barron:

Patrick Barron, Parish of Chapel, Townland Clonroche, Poor Law Union of Enniscorthy, tenant of James Robinson

#17 Bd - a house -

There are 4 Byrne's in 1853, all in the Parish of Chapel and Townland of Chapel, tenants of Lord Carew, names
are Lawrence, John, Catherine, Patrick. You can see these

Tithe Applotment's 1820-1839


Patrick Byrne, Parish of Chapel, Townland Tomfarny
Patrick Byrne, Parish of Chapel, Townland Chapple

John x 2 Parish of Chapel, Townland Chapple

Edward, Parish of Chapel, Townland Chapple
James, Parish of Chapel, Townland Chapple

No Barron's in the Parish of Chapel in 1826 but 24 Barron's in Wexford.

The above maybe 2 Patrick's or 1 Patrick with two properties. If your Patrick was old enough to be occupying/leasing his own land the above could be him or
father and son. Usually at marriage a son moves from home.

Without a complete Tithe document where details are shown like size of property and you can count the number of houses, then it is difficult to tell. The original copies of the Tithe's have landlord, size of holding, whether there is a house, a house and land or just land. They look like the Griffith Valuation.

The current Wexford telephone books shows 158 Barron's in Wexford, however, as the phone book includes all surnames starting with B, the numbers are inflated. There are 9 in the area of Enniscorthy.

The same applies for the Byrne's 462 but 141 in Enniscorthy (which won't be 141) I did go through a few pages and
found one a Moses Byrne's in Clonroche which was a townland in the Parish of Chapel but further research needs to be done. If you can get it down to 10 people you can write to them and perhaps they can help you with family history.

The place name Chapel:
Village of River Chapel, Town of Chapel, Parish of
Chapel, Townland of Chapel. A townland of Chapel also in the Parish of Kilmore.
These are all in the Poor Law Union of Enniscorthy later
the Civil Registration District. Under its jurisdiction of a 12 mi. radius would be all parish's, townlands, villages and towns.

Wexford's Parish records (prior to 1864) are being slowly put onto the data base of an Irish History Foundation. However, in about 18 mo. only 4 Parish's have made it online. Eventually they will have all 36 Wexford Parish's and you should be able to find your particular Patrick
Byrne if you have an approximate birth year that is fairly accurate. There would be hundreds of Patrick Byrne's.

There is always the Cantwell Memorial Inscriptions from gravestones, but there are hundreds of Byrne's. A search for Chapel gives these as Churches that would service the area, Grange; Adamstown, St. Abban's, R.C; Ballybrennan (Bree) R.C.; Cloughbaun St. Clements, RC; Rossdroit St. Peter, RC & CofI, Tempieudrigan St. Peter's graveyard.
There are Byrne's buried in all but Cloughbaun.

There are 8 locations for Barron's in Wexford Adamstown, St. Abban's C being the common one between the two names.

This would be a major research job that I won't do but you can purchase the CD from Eneclann, the genealogy division of Trinity College or get a subscription to membership programs that carry the memorials. You could get a monthly subscription for less than buying the CD.

The names are common, no mention of Chapel as a place, one interesting one where the Rev. Matthew Byrne(Canon PP) was killed by Dr. Wadden after being invited for dinner!

That's the best I can do.

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