Inch - 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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The directories are naturally an invaluable resource for those tracing family history. However, there are a few points to bear in mind.

  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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THE parish of Inch is five miles English from Gorey, on the Inch or Owengorman river, which abounds in trout and salmon. The principal occupation of the inhabitants is dairy-farming. The houses in the immediate vicinity of the post office include the rectory, schools, and church. Several handsome private residences are in the district, as are also the ruins of Kilgorman and Kilcavan churches. A battle was fought in Inch by the armies of King William and James II., on the retreat of the latter from the Boyne.

Rev. Gibson Black, Rector (I.C.)

Lucy Byrne, Postmistress

James Palmer, R.O.

W. Willis, Sergeant R.I.C.

Michael Bowes, master National School, Castletown

E. R. Bowes, mistress National School, Castletown

John Brown, master Protestant School, Inch


Beaky, Edward, Kilpatrick

Bergen, Edward, Moneyribbon

Boland, Denis, Pallis lower

Brazil, Thomas, Whitepark

Brennan, Patrick, Clonranny

Browne, John, Clones upper

Bushe, Henry, Tomcoyle hill

Bushe, Myles, Mullawn

Butler, John, Rathpierce lower

Byrne, John Butler, Ballylarkin

Condron, Laurence, Mongarrow

Condron, Michael, Killybegs

Cooke, John, Bolabreda

Cullen, James, Tinneban

Doyle, Laurence, Mongarrow up.

Dunne, Thomas, Barraghcurragh

Ellis, Thomas Cupples, St. Austin

Erratty, J., Ballynestragh demesne

Finn, Denis, Tinneban

Fitzwilliam, Denis, Killowen lr.

Freeman, George, Newtown

Garvey, James, Monareagh

Gilbert, Joseph, Ahare

Graham, George, Croghan upper

Grannell, Thomas, Scarnagh lr.

Hackett, Thomas, Coolroo great

Hall, Henry, Ballylarkin

Hall, John, Kilbegnet

Hanlon, David, Castletown

Hayden, Mathew, sen., Aske

Hegan, Mathew, Ballywilliam

Hempenstall, Chas., Ballyellin up.

Hempenstall, George, Ashwood lr.

Hughes, John, Forchester lower.

Jackson, Thomas, Ballyellin lower

Jones, James, Pallis upper

Kerr, Rev. W., Borleigh demesne

Kilbride, Rev. Henry N., Glebe

Kinch, Mathew, Ballyellin upper

Kinsellah, Andrew, Tomnahely

Kinsellah, John, Kilgorman

Kinsellah, Martin, Ballyconlore

Kinsella, Martin, Newtown lower

Kinsellah, Michael, Kilmichael

Lacy, Arthur, Boleybawn

McCarthy, Peter, Askinch lower

M‘Dermott, Patrick, Tinnock up.

M‘Donald, Thomas, Clones upper

Manifold, John, sen., Clonranny

Manning, Anthony, Newtown lr.

Metge, Cusack, Larch hill

Metge, John, Larch hill

Moore, William, Knockbawn

Morris, Robert T., Rathpierce up.

Reilly, John, Cullinogue

Sharp, Robert, Ashwood upper

Stafford, James, Ashwood lower

Toole, Terence, Forchester lower

Ward, Bryan, Inch

Whitmore, Robert, Ahare

Whitmore, Robert, Macoyle up.

Woodburne, John, Pallis hill

Woodroofe, Abel H., Killowen up

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