"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 

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The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.


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     
The civil parish of Blanchvilleskill contained the townlands of:


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