County Cork Genealogy
NOTES and Coats of Arms
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This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County Cork, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction to research and sources in Cork. The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather rare Cork families found in heraldic records. Included you will find a full page county map from the Atlas of Ireland, along with a listing of modern parishes and old townlands, along with the address and location of records for more research. Published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation, this book was originally made for members researching in Cork.
What this book does
This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), from the IGF Library. It also includes rough sketches of family coats of arms and notes from centuries past - seldom found elsewhere. The resources provided here will help research any family in the county, including old Irish families, and settler families from England, Scotland, Wales and the continent. This book is a hands on guide for finding your family in Cork - some family history is included - but it is not a gigantic collection of family histories . (For that see 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small', the first book in the Irish Families series by O'Laughlin.)
The Irish Families Project for Cork
The Master book to the 29 volume Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small'. That book gives hundreds of family histories from County Cork and the surrounding areas. "County Cork Genealogy and Family History Notes" , volume 12 in the series, expands upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Cork. (In this way both books can work together as a set if desired, or they may be used independently for research.)
( This book is also a companion volume to the larger work "Families of County Cork, Ireland"). This book includes the census of 1659 complete for Cork, County Map, listing of modern parishes, plus coats of arms of families in Cork taken from the Irish Book of Arms.
The Most Numerous Families
Among the families given as most numerous in the 19th century in County Cork are Sullivan, Murphy, McCarthy, Mahoney, Donovan, Walsh, O'Brien, Callaghan (Callahan), Leary, Crowley, Collins, Driscoll, Connell and Barry. Among other numerous families in the 19th century birth index in Cork are: Cronin, Buckley, Daly (Daily), Sheehan, Riordan (Reardon), Kelleher (Kelliher), O'Connor, Hurley, Regan (Reagan), O'Keefe, Harrington, Fitzgerald and O'Neill.
Includes the previous "A Census of Co. Cork, Ireland, with family notes and coats of arms of her families 1700-1900 a.d." .......... ' which was the first edition of this work. Additionally, extracts on specific family history from O'Harts work on Irish pedigrees are included, along with local and national resources for researching Cork ancestors.
A Census and More.....
The first part of this work contains the 'complete returns of the census of 1659 for Co. Cork' including townlands, tituladoes, first and last names, and principal names of eacy area within the county. ...The second section of this work is a selection of illustrated coats of arms (as they appear in more ancient works) of the leading families of Cork, with the many settler families of the day and it is entitled 'Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes of Cork Families 1700 A.D.- 1900 A.D.. A supporting book to the hardbound 'Families of Co. Cork, Ireland." This can be considered a valuable source for researchers in Cork, including all the place names and location details from the census.
68 pages in all. Heavier parchment type cover.
Many families can be pinpointed as to location, some are mentioned in passing. Table of Contents
List of Books, ISBN data
P a r t O n e
National Resource List ................................
Introduction to Sources; Birth Index.................
Local Resources in Cork..............................
Names in Cork as found in Irish Families........
Member searches in County Cork...................
Map of Cork, denoting baronies.....................
P a r t T w o
The complete existing returns from the 'census' of 1659, also showing the methods of spelling family names and place names at that time in history. This census is organized by barony, townland and parish. The baronies included are Cork city; Soldiers in Cork; The Town of Kinsale; Towne of Bandon Bridge; Youghal; Town of Moyalle; Kierycurrihy; Kinalmeaky; Ibawne and Barymore; Coursies; Kibrittaine; Carberry; Beere and Bantry; Barretts; Kilnatalloone; Condon and Clangibbon; and Orrery and Kilmore. The full names of tituladoes are given, such as John Rowell, Philip Barry; Morrish O Agherns; Wm. Fitzgerald, and so on. These tituladoes are tied to specific townlands.
Furthermore, at the end of each barony there is a list of 'Principall Irish Names and Their Number'. In one barony the names of Aulife, Brennagh, O Brien, O Connor, Carthy, O Connell, Walsh, O'Shea, and so on are listed. Each barony repeats the process. Different surnames appear in different baronies, thus providing a clue for researchers. The researcher should be aware that these place names and family names changed over time, so the spelling might not be an exact match to todays spellings.
P a r t T h r e e
Coats of Arms and Genealogical Notes.
Arms connected in some way to the county, as taken from the Irish Book of Arms. The original listings provide specific locations for families, and clues for future research. Among the families with arms illustrated in this section are King of Kingston and Mitchelstown; Moore; Meade; Brodrick of Midleton; Browne bishop of Cork; DeCourcy, Lord of Kinsale; Evans of Carbury; Bernard of Bandon; Cavendish of Waterpark; Dean, baron Muskerry; George Evans, Baron Carbery; Meade of Clanwilliam; Richard White, baron of Bantry; and Charles-George Percival of Lohort Castle, along with several others.
P a r t F o u r
A 19th century map of Cork with a selection
of place names for examination. Includes many townland names from the 17th century.
Old Townland Names in Cork
The Townland is an important subdivision of the county. Townland records can be vital when researching your family. The following old townlands are listed as in Cork in this work, along with several hundred others: Addrenall, tl.
Aghigohelle, Aghilbeg, tl.
Ballin Garragh, tl.
Ballincurry, pl tl
Ballintemple, tl pl
Ballishoneene, tl., and
Ballivacadane, tl.. These townland names often change slightly in spelling overtime, and sometimes change to an entirely different name ! Keep these spelling changes in mind when researching your family in County Cork.
The second half of the townlands given in Cork are as follows:
Bally Burdonbegg, tl.
Bally Gromuny, tl.
Bally McKeane, tl.
Bally McOwen, tl.
Bally McPatrick, tl.
Bally McPhillip, tl.
Bally McRedmond pl tl
Bally McSemon, tl.
Bally Phehane tl
Ballyknock, Ballylagane, Ballylagh,
Ballymouten, Ballymullin, Ballymurphy.
Ballynemaule, Ballynimilogh Ballyniren,
Ballysallagh, Ballyshoneene, Ballysurloge, Ballytemple,
Ballyvilleene, Ballyvirane, Ballyvoige,
Ballywilliam, and Ballywooskey.
Be sure to keep in mind that the spelling of place names and townlands can change over time. Be flexible in your research when looking for these names.
Family History Notes from Irish Pedigrees........
Among the families in this section are O'Connell of Desmond; Haly of Ballyhaly; MacAuliffe of Duhallow; MacCarthy of Dunmanway and Minnesota; O'Kelleher; O'Callaghan of Duhallow; O'Cotter of Rockforest; O'Hea of Muscry-Luachra; O'Sullivan Beara; O'Hurley of Ballinacarriga; O'Keeffe of Ballymacquirk; Barry of Buttevant; and Healy of Pobal O'Healy along with O Murphy of Muscry and MacSweeney of Castlemore ......
Illustrations and Extracts
19th century barony map of Cork
A list of Nobles from the 18th & 19th centuries
Families on the 4 Masters Map
What families were in the county in earlier days ? This might provide a clue to the locations of your family today. Here are some of the families given on the Map in the History of Ireland by the 4 Masters (Connellan translation. 2003, I.G.F.) E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain: Barnwall
de Cogan, L.
de Courcy, E.
Fitzgerald(Fitzgibbon) . the White Knight
Fitzgibbon(Fitzgerald) . the White Knight
Mac Auliffe, Chief
Mac Carthy, King
Mac Carthy, P.
Mac Carthy Reagh, P.
Mac Clancy, C.
Mac Donough, L.
O Ahern (Ahearn)
O' Brien, C.
O' Callaghan, L.
Mac Sheehy, C.
Mac Sweeney, C.
O' Cowley, C.
O' Crowley, C.
O' Cullenan, C.
O' Dea, C.
O' Donovan, L.
O' Driscoll, L.
O' Dugan, C.
O' Flynn, C.
O' Hea, C.
O' Keefe, L.
O' Leary, L.
O' Lehan (Lyons) L.
O' Mahony, L.
O' Noonan, C.
O' Riordan, C.
O' Sullivan Beare, P.
O' Sullivan, P.
The Final Word
A hands on guide to find your family in county Cork . New; Full size 8 1/2 x 11; 68 pages; heavier parchment type cover; lay flat binding; illustrations, some of which may appear faded with age as in the originals; County Map; Local Sources; Coats of Arms; and record extracts. Many families are given with family history notes, specific locations; coat of arms; and seats of power. Some are only mentioned. A must for any researcher. ( For a large collection of family histories within the county we also recommend "The Book of Irish Families, great & small", by O'Laughlin.)
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