Templeshambo - 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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A WELL-BUILT village, surrounded by hills and plantations, six miles from Enniscorthy and seven from Ferns. Mr. Humphreys of Cavan, and Sir Clement Wolsley, Bart., Tullow, are the landlords. Within a mile or so are several handsome private residences.

Rev. Wm. Sinnott, P.P.

Rev. F. Finn, C.C.

Rev. J. W. Stenson, Rector (I.C.)

A. G. Hewitt, Postmaster

R. French, Dispensary Doctor

P. O’Brien, master, Nat. School

C. Lacy, mistress, Nat. School

A. G. Hewitt, master, Erasmus Smith School

Miss Hewitt, mistress, Erasmus Smith School


Margaret Roche, Michael Doyle, Mary Doyle


Margaret Roche, Thomas Nolan


Leary, James, Mowhurry

Murphy, Jas., Templeshambo

Sheill, James, Ballyminaun


Atkinson, Wm., Gurteen

Barber Sam, Mowhurry east

Breen, C., Curragraigue

Breen, Michael, Mangan

Brien, Michael, Cromogue

Browne, Edward, Coolree

Murphy, Bridget, Boolamore

Carroll, James, Boladorragh

Carton, James, Curragraigue

Cowman, Michael, Rossard

Donohoe, Patrick, Coorduff

Doyle, Edward, Curragraigue

Doyle, Joseph, Ballinacoola

Doyle, Morgan, Mangan

Farrell, G., Scroughmore

Foley, John, Cloroguebeg

Hatton, Henry, Monalee

Jordan, Richard, Clonjordan

Kavanagh, Moses, Coorduff

Kearns, Martin, Ballycristal

Keatinge, Andrew, Coolree

Kennedy, Martin, Coolgarrow

Keogh, P., Boladorragh

Leech, Richard, Clonjordan

Leech, Sam, Knockduff

Murphy, Arthur, Kilcullen

Murphy, C. H., Kilcullen house

Murphy, Hugh, Kilcullen

Murphy, Mrs., Mohurry

Murphy, Mrs., Wheelagour

Nolan, Moses, Ballyminane

O’Brien, Owen, Cromogue

Prandy, Wm., Gorteen

Rapple, Henry, Ballynahillen

Redmond, John, Ballinacoola

Roche, Peter, Clonjordan

Syan, John, Carrenroe

Shea, John, Mohurry

Sinnott, Thomas, Ballybreen

Sly, Joseph, Wheelagour

Sutton, Justin, Wheelagour

Thorpe, Wm., Thomonia

Tyrrell, Thomas, Rossard

Warren, Edward, Rossard

Wilson, Thomas, Ballinacoola

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