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