"Ballygurrim", Ballygurrum, or Ballygorum, a parish, in the barony of Ida, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 4 1/4 miles (W. S. W.) from New Ross; containing 693 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the river Barrow, and comprises 1827 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act. The village is pleasantly situated near the confluence of the Suir and Barrow. Here is a square tower or castle, built at an early period by the Fforstall or Forestall family, which afterward belonged to the Aylwards, whose name is perpetuated in the that of Aylwardstown, the adjacent property of the Earl of Bessborough, and now the seat of the family of Strange. It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and forms part of the union of Rossbercon; the rectory is impropriate in the Corporation of Waterford. In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Slieruagh. There is a pay school, in which are about 50 children.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Ballygurrin. RC Parish: Slieverue
Earliest Records: b. Nov 1766; m. Feb 1766; d. Dec 1766.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Ballygurrim Glenmore not available Note: The northern part of the R. C. parish of Slieverue became Glenmore.
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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Townlands (1851)Parish Townland Acres Diocese Ballygurrim Ballycrony 498 Ossory Ballygurrim Ballyverneen 273 Ossory Ballygurrim Busherstown 344 Ossory Ballygurrim Forestalstown 318 Ossory Ballygurrim Jamestown 294 Ossory Ballygurrim Milltown 195 Ossory
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