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Looking for information on the family of William Nathaniel Keating/e married Elizabeth Hawkshaw 24 May 1852 at St. Mary's (COI)

William's father was William Keating/e a Bedwell Keep.  Eliza's father, Thomas Hawkshaw was a farmer.


They had 3x children, William Hawkshaw Keatinge, Sarah Keatinge and Henry Keatinge.  All baptised at St. Mary's Clonmel.

The baptism entries show William as being the Parish Clerk of Innislonnagh.

Thanks for any help.




Thursday 28th June 2012, 03:55AM

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  • Hi Barbara,

    I found this information from the 1837 Topographical Dictionary of Ireland that be of interest. It is about Innislonnagh: and here again from The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland, 1844 :

    Church of Ireland parish registers for the period up to 1870 are public records. Registers are available for about one third of the parishes, however many were destroyed in the Public Records Office in Dublin in 1922. Most are still held by the local clergy, although some are in the National Archives of Ireland and others are in the Representative Church Body Library in Dublin. A list of all surviving registers is available in the National Archives. and

    You could also try checking the land records called the Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38) or the later Griffith's Valuation (1848-64). Griffith's is freely available here: or here: Failte Romhat has lots of other useful links you could try looking at.Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38). Microfilm copies of the books for all of Ireland are available at the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) or the Church of Latter Day Saints (LDS). The Tithe Applotment List might be of use to you, or at least interesting for you. These lists constitute the only nationwide survey for the period, and are valuable because the heaviest burden of the tithes to the Established Church, the Church of Ireland, fell on the poorest, for whom few other records survive. The information in the Tithes is quite basic, typically consisting of townland name, landholder's name, area of land and tithes payable. Many Books also record the landlord's name and an assessment of the economic productivity of the land. the tax payable was based on the average price of wheat and oats over the seven years up to 1823, and was levied at a different rate depending on the quality of land. For Parishes where the registers do not begin until after 1850, this information can be useful, as they are often the only surviving early records. They can provide valuable circumstantial evidence, especially where a holding passed from father to son in the period between the Tithe survey and Griffith's Valuation.

    Civil registration records are available from the General Register Office (GRO). These start from 1864 however. You can access the website here:

    You can information about the frequency of the name in the mid-19th century and any other variant spellings of the name here:

    1838-48 Reproductive Loan Fund records. Tipperary town Loan Association. Covering parishes including those in Tipperary town. c.450 individuals. Uk National Archives T 91.

    Please make sure you link anyone else in your family who is interested in their Irish heritage to our site - and indeed anyone else you know of Irish heritage.

    Kind regards,

    Sinead Cooney

    Genealogist (Ireland XO)









    Friday 29th June 2012, 02:26PM
  • Sinead,

    I have just found your reply to my msg.

    Thank you for the information, I will certainly follow through on it.





    Thursday 31st January 2013, 05:59AM