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The Church of Ireland Parish of Aghaboe is listed under is alternate name of Aghavoe on the latest RCB Parish list (Sept. 2019), unfortunately it appears that the historic registers were among those lost during the event of the Civil War - the details noted are as follows : "..2 volumes of parish registers, comprising baptiems 1816-1877, marriages 1817-1844 and burials 1816-1876, were destroyed in the fire in the Public Record Office in 1922...."
The Primary Valuation for Aghaboe was dated 26th October 1850, so likely the associated final valuation would have taken place within a few months of this date. The entiies for the townland also show an Edward Richardson leasing a similar property to Joseph.
Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘
Thanks. That would explain my brickwall.
Attached FilesDisney Walt Kilkenny People 23-11-2018.pdf (426.2 KB)
I have checked a record known as the Tithe Applotments Books. These record were compiled in the 1820s. They were used to levy tax on certain types of farmland. I found a Robert Richardson listed as having two portions of land in the townlands of Grangebeg and Maghernaskeagh (Bushfield) in Parish of Aghaboe.. When Griffith's Valuation for these townlands is checked, the name has disappeared, which ties in with your story that they had emigrated by the time of the Valuation. In all probability this may be your Robert Richardson.
The above article about Walt Disney is from the local paper -The Kilkenny People- as you can see It mentions the Richardson connection.
Thanks. I will look into the Tithe Applotment Books.