"Famma", or Famagh Church, a parish, in the barony of Gowran, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 1 mile (S. S. E.) from Thomastown, on the road to Innistiogue; containing 128 inhabitants, and comprising 623 statute acres, It is a vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, forming part of the union of Thomastown; the rectory is impropriate in the Marquess of Ormonde. In the R. C. divisions the parish also it is part of the union or district of Thomastown. Brownsbarn is the residence of John Nixon, Esq.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]
Civil Parish: Famma. RC Parish: Thomastown.
Earliest Records: b. Jun 1782; m. Jan 1786.
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Civil Roman Catholic Time FHLC parish parish period number Famma Thomastown 1782-1833 0926202 1834-1880 0926203
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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