Adamstown - Wexford Guide and Directory, 1885

About “Wexford County Guide and Directory,” 1885

George Henry Bassett produced 7 Irish county directories in the 1880s: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Kilkenny, Louth, Tipperary and Wexford. Each provides useful history of the respective counties as well as lists of office holders, farmers, traders, and other residents of the individual cities, towns and villages.

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  1. This online version of Bassett’s Wexford County Guide and Directory is designed primarily as a genealogical research tool and therefore the numerous advertisements in the original book, many full page, and quite a few illustrated, have been excluded.
  2. The text has been proofed with due care, but with large bodies of text typographical errors are inevitably bound to occur.
  3. Be aware that there were often inconsistencies in spelling surnames in the 19th century and also that many forenames are abbreviated in Bassett’s directories.

With respect to the last point, surnames which today begin with the “Mc” prefix, for example, were often formerly spelt as “M‘,”. For a list of some of the more common forename abbreviations used in the directory, see Forename Abbreviations.

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HAS a population of about 60, and is 10 miles S. W. from Enniscorthy, near the Aughnaglour and Mill Rivers. Salmon go up to within a short distance of the village. The nearest railway station is Chapel, 2½ miles. A fowl market is held on Tuesdays. The houses are built on rising ground, nearly surrounded by hills. There are ruins of an ancient castle in the vicinity.

Rev. N. Hore, P.P.

Rev. M. Dunne, C.C.

Rev. P. Dwyer, C.C.

Rev. J. Meade Hobson, Rector I.C., Templeshelin

Peter Chapman, postmaster

James Tector, petty sessions clerk; Court held first Friday of each month

John Jourdan, master natnl. school

Anne Meyler, mistress do. do.


P. J. White, P. Chapman, Mrs. Sheen


P. J. White


Aspel, John, Ballagh

Barron, John, Oldcourt

Barron, Mrs., Coonogue

Broadhurst, James, Camross

Dillon, P., Raheenduff

Clayton, R. C. B., Ballyshannon

Cleary, Walter, Templeshelin

Codd, Thomas, Barmoney

Colfer, James, Newbawn

Cullen, John, Raheenduff

Cummins, Patrick, Raheenduff

Delaney, Maurice, Tomgarrow

Delaney, Michael, Misterin

Devereux, John, Barmoney

Doyle, Anthony, Kellystown

Doyle, Michael, Newbawn

Doyle, Patrick, Ballybrennan

Doyle, Simon, Raheenduff

Fitzharris, Philip, Camross

French, Nicholas, Raheenvarren

Furlong, Gregory, Shanoul

Furlong, James, Rathfardin

Gibbon, W. M., jun., Templeshelin

Gorman, Patrick, Kellystown

Green, Samuel, Coleight

Heffernan, M., Ballyshannon

Hynes, Luke, Camross

Jackman, Peter, Barmoney

Jackman, Philip, Coolnagree

Kavanagh, Denis, Camross

Kean, W., Raheenvarren

Keating, James, Scullabogue

Kehoe, Patrick, Newbawn

Kelly, James, Doonooney

Kelly, John, Raheenduff

Kent, James, Coonogue

King, Henry, Tomgarrow

Lacey, M., Raheenvarren

Laffan, John, Glenour

Lett, Ben., Ballyverigan

M‘Cabe, John, Ballagh

M‘Donald, M., Templenacroa

Maher, Samuel, Shanoul

Meyler, Walter, Newbawn

Morrissy, John, Camross

Murphy, Michael, Oldcourt

Murray, N., Templenacroa

Neill, John, Kellystown

Neville, Patrick, Ballyvergin

Nolan, James, Ballagh

Parslow, S., Ballagh

Power, Jacob, Camross

Power, M., Curraghnabola

Power, T., Raheenahone

Redmond, James, Shanoul

Redmond, Mrs., Rochestown

Redmond, T., Templenacrow

Roche, Alex., Newbawn

Roche, James, Kellystown

Roche, Robert John

Shannon, Patrick, Newbawn

Whelan, James, Oldcourt

Wallace, Moses, Ballagh

Walsh, Denis, Barmoney

Walsh, Thomas, Coonogue

Whitty, James, Templenacraw

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