County Wicklow

Share This:
St. Nicholas Church of Ireland, Dunlavin
St. Nicholas Church of Ireland, Dunlavin

"The deed of conveyance for the new church and churchyard was signed on 21 July 1815 by the Rector Rev. W. Moore Morgan and the churchwardens James Critchley and J. Virtue. The new church was officially consecrated by the Archbishop of Cashel on 24 October 1817. In 1823 the rectory had an adjoining glebe of three acres, two roods and thirty perches. Evidently a new glebe house was built at this time, or an old one remodelled, as an estimate for a not insignificant sum of 927 (Pounds).7s 1d for Dunlavin glebe house and offices is preserved in the parish tithe applotment book."

Source: "An Irish Village Dunlavin County Wicklow" by Chris Lawlor.

The Rev. Moore Morgan was my 4 x great grandfather. He and his wife are buried in the churchyard and inside the church there are memorial tablets to him and his wife Margaret Morgan, nee Conway. Inside the church vestry are photographs of  past rectors as well as a list of them.

His daughter Sarah married William Watson in this church, and it is thought that his sons Owen and John Morgan were both baptised here.

 

The glebe house mentioned above is in private ownership (2020)

Communities Associated with this Building