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"Blanchvilleskill", or Blanchfieldstown, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (W. by S.) from Gowran; containing 224 inhabitants. This small parish is situated on the mail coach from Dublin to Cork, by way of Kilkenny, and comprises 660 statute acres: the land is good and is principally under tillage, and there is plenty of limestone. Blanchvillestown, situated in a very neat demesne containing some fine timber, is the property of Major-Gen. Sir J. Kearney, and is held on lease by the Rev. Theobald Butler. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and forms part of the union of Kilfane and corps of the archdeaconry; the rectory is appropriate to the vicars choral of Christ church, Dublin. In the R. C. divisions it is included in the union or district of Gowran. There are some remains of the old church at Blanchvilleskill.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]

Church Records

Civil Parish: Blanchvilleskill. RC Parish: Gowran.
Gowran and Clara - Earliest Records: b. Jan 1809; m. Jan 1810.

Cross reference to Family History Library microfilm (double-check with the Library)

Civil 		  Roman Catholic	Time 		FHLC
parish		  parish		period		number
Blanchvilleskill  Clara			1809-1828	0926194
Blanchvilleskill  Gowran		1809-1880	0926194
Note: The northern part of the R. C. parish of Gowran became Clara

Historical Geography

Townlands (1851)
Parish		Townland		Acres	Diocese
Blanchvilleskill Abbeygrove		59	Ossory    
Blanchvilleskill Blanchville Demesne  	179	Ossory    
Blanchvilleskill Blanchvillestown  	396	Ossory    
Blanchvilleskill Grove         		101	Ossory    
Blanchvilleskill Rathcash		36	Ossory    
Blanchvilleskill Roughfield		80	Ossory    
Edited by Dennis Walsh, last updated 10 Apr 1999

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