"Whitechurch", or Castlane, a parish, in the barony of Iverk, county of Kilkenny, and province of Leinster, 2 miles (N.E.) from Carrick-on-Suir, on the road to Kilkenny; containing 778 inhabitants. This parish is situated on the river Lingan, near its junction to the Suir, and comprises 1312 acres, as applotted under the tithe act, all arable and pasture land; there is abundance of limestone, and the system of agriculture has much improved. The seats are Castletown, Ballycaushlawne, and Anneborough. The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Ossory, and in the patronage of the Crown and the Bishop. The church is a neat building with a spire, erected by Archbishop Cox in 1766. The glebe-house was built in 1813; the glebe comprises 16 acres. In the R. C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Templeorum. The parochial school is supported by the Earl of Besborough and the rector, and two other public schools are maintained by Mrs. Cox; in these schools about 140 children are instructed: there are also a private school and a dispensary.
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837)]


Church Records

Civil Parish: Whitechurch. RC Parish: Templeorum.
Earliest Records: b. Oct 1803; m. Aug 1815; d. Sep 1803.

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

 Civil           Roman Catholic  Time            FHLC 
parish           parish           period           number 
Whitechurch     Templeorum      not available 

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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 
Whitechurch     Ballyhenebery           85      Ossory     
Whitechurch     Baungarriff             148     Ossory     
Whitechurch     Castletown              987     Ossory     
Whitechurch     Craigue                 233     Ossory     
Whitechurch     Killonerry              458     Ossory     
Whitechurch     Whitechurch             273     Ossory     
The civil parish of Whitechurch contained the townlands of:


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