Ballymitty - 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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(Good Trout Fishing.)

BALLYMITTY is a prettily situated rural village, three miles from Carrig-on-Bannow, and eleven, English, from Wexford, four from Taghmon, and eighteen from New Ross. The surrounding lands are better adapted to tillage than pasture, but some are good for both. The village is partly on an eminence, and in its neighbourhood are the ruins of the Castle of Kilcavin, built by Fitzhenry, and several handsome private residences. The Coragh stream affords good trout fishing.

Rev. James Boggan, C.C.

J. Donnelly, Post Master, grocer, etc.

Mary Hore, mistress, Nat. School


Wm. H. Lett


R. Corish, Ballyowen


M. Keenan, E. Richards, J. Roche


R. Fardy, W. H. Lett (and seed merchant), J. Murphy, J. Roche


R. Devereux, J. Roche


Byrne, C., Rock of Ballingly

Byrne, Michael, Ballynock

Byrne, William, Aughermon

Cleary, Martin, Maxboley

Cleary, Mrs., Maxboley

Codd, Thomas, Kilderry

Coghlan, R., Moortown great

Connors, Michael, Tullicanna

Cooper, Henry, Tullicanna

Cormack, John, Arnestown

Crane, Martin, Knocktartin

Crane, Philip, Marshalstown

Crosbie, James, Ballingly

Crosbie, P., Rock of Ballingly

Cullen, Thomas, Knockbine

Deigan, E., Tullecanna

Devereux, Andrew, Ambrosetown

Donohoe, James, Kilderry

Doran, John, Knocktartin

Ennis, John, Tullicanna

Ennis, Moses, Knocktartin

Gore, A., Quitchery great

Gorman, J., Walshgraigue

Handcook, John S., Coolbrook

Harpur, Walter, Busherstown

Keenan, Mrs., Tullicana

Laffan, J., Moortown

Long, Luke, Ballingly

M‘Grath, James, Knocktartin

Mayler, James E., Harristown

Meany, Denis, Moortown

Neville, J., Kilcavan

Pender, Jasper, Ballymitty

Pender, Laurence, Tullicanna

Redmond, Moses, Ballingly

Roche, P., Moortown

Ryan, James, Knockbine

Walsh, O’H. N., Ballymitty

White, Nicholas, Knockbine

White, Thomas, Kilcavan old mill

Whitty, John, Moortown great

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