Killinick - 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.

Read more »

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.

Show less

THE village of Killinick, with a population of 143, is six miles, English, to the south of Wexford, in the Barony of Forth. It stands on the side of a hill, and is fairly well sheltered. The lands of the surrounding country are good for pasture and tillage. Lord Maurice Fitzgerald and the Hon. Mrs. Deane-Morgan are the principal landlords. Fairs are held four times a year. Of the houses, five are slated, and the rest thatched. Ballyrane Castle, built by the Waddings, is about a quarter of a mile from the village, and Rathmacknee Castle, built by the Rossiters, a mile and a-half.


Rev. T. Cahill, P.P., Ballymore

Rev. W. Sinnott, C.C.


Rev. T. Hornick, Rector


A. Furlong


Court held first Tuesday of Month, Michael Kavanagh, Wexford.


H. Power


William Whittaker


Francis Dillon


Gerald Doherty, sergeant


Anastasia Dempsey, Mistress


Marked thus * sell Spirits.

*George Ross, James Winters

*John Sinnott


Richard Barry


Ellen Sinnott, Ellen M‘Carthy


Richard Furlong, Orristown


Thos. Murphy, Orristown

Thos. Rigley, Ballybrennan


Andrew Lennon


(Postal District.)

Armstrong, Mrs., Rathmacknee

Bennett, Nicholas, Ferney hill

Blake, Thomas, Grageen little

Brett, George, Hobbinstown

Browne, Henry, Rathgarney ville

Browne, James, Orristown

Browne, Michael, Ballysheen

Burke, John, Coddstown, great

Butler, Walter, Ballykelly

Chambers, Martin, Assaly, great

Codd, John, Ratholm

Codd, Patrick, Ballyregan

Colfer, John, Ballybeg

Devereux, John, Ballyregan

Devereux, Patrick, Ballyminaun, gt

Dunphy, Patrick, Grange

Edmonds, Henry, Ballybeg

Esmonde, John, Talbotstown

French, James, Crylough

Furlong, John, Muchrath

Furlong, Patrick, Ballycarran

Furlong, Stephen, Coddstown, gt

Furlong, Walter, Coddstown, gt

Gafford, Nicholas, Owenstown

Harpur, Nicholas, Pollrankin

Harrison, Benjamin, Owenstown

Horan, James, Bush

Kelly, P., Rathmacknee, great

Jones, R., Ballybrennan, big

Joyce, P., Assaly, little

Joyce, Robert, Coolceeran

Lambert, William, Ballyboy

Lett, Miss, Ballyrane house

Mayler, Mathew, Beake

Moran, Patrick, Ballyboy

Moran, Wm., Stephenstown

Murphy, A., Coddstown, little

Murphy, N., Coddstown, great

Murphy, William

Neville, Michael, Rathgarney

Neville, Nicholas, Owenstown

Pierce, Andrew, Ballyknockan

Rathwell, William, Loughard

Rochford, Richard, Ting

Ross, Rev. Geo., Ballyrane castle

Rossiter, Richard, Banogue

Rossiter, Patrick, Banogue

Scallan, Walter, Sanctuary

Sikes, Richard E., Grange

Sinnott, Michael, Bush

Sinnott, James, Orristown

Sinnott, Thomas, Ballyboy

Stafford, William, Ballyboher

Staples, Michael, Rathgarney

Tanner, John, Greenfield

Thomas, John, Martinstown

Timpson, James N., Walshestown

Tracey, Mathew, Ratholm

Tracy, John, Ballysheen

Wall, John, Ballysheen

Walsh, James, Walshestown

Walsh, Hugh, Paradise

Search for a copy of Bassett’s Wexford Guide and Directory, 1885