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Hello. I will be visiting Ireland in July and hope to try and track down more information about my Great, Great Grandmother Anne Scott, who was married in St Anne's Shandon in Cork on 28th July 1862 to James Baker, a Bombardier based with the Royal Artillery at Cork Barracks. I believe that she was living in Bandon, in the Parish of Kilbogan at the time of her marriage. Would there be a record of her birth or baptism in the local church records?

Thank you


Monday 9th May 2022, 05:00PM

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  • The town of Bandon (aka Bandonbridge) Co. Cork was split between two civil parishes - Ballymodan and Kilbrogan, most of the town was in Ballymodan.

    Civil registration of births started in 1864, so a baptism search is the only option for your Anne. Do you know if she had any siblings born in Ireland ?

    The Church of Ireland parish for Bandon town is listed as Ballymodan or 'Ballymodan & Kilbrogan'/Bandon, and historic records for the parish are held by the RCB Library (Representative Church Body Library) in South County Dublin and cover baptisms, marriages and death/burials for the parish back to 1695. The RCBL also hold some separate records for Kilbrogan covering back to the 1750s - the National Archives of Ireland (Bishop Street, Dublin city) also hold microfilms for these parishes or at least some of the registers. .

    As far as I know neither of these parishes are covered online at the moment on any of the major websites. The RCB Library is working on a project to transcribe Church of Ireland records, see the Anglican Record Project, this should eventually cover these registers, but will take some time to complete...


    Shane Wilson, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 9th May 2022, 06:31PM
  • You may know this...

    Anne and James had a daughter, Frances Isabella Ann, who was b. 11 July 1865. Lived on Mulgrave St. in parish of Limerick no. 3 in Co. Limerick.. Father James, artilleryman; mother Anne Scott. Registered by Anne Baker.

    From civil birth record (


    Monday 9th May 2022, 06:54PM
  • In 1851, Griffith's Valuation of Cork listed these Scotts:

    Scott Robert Summer Hill (St Luke's Place) St. Annes Shandon Co. Cork
    Scott Robert Clarence Place (Clarance Cottage) St. Annes Shandon Co. Cork
    Scott & Co Robert St Patrick's Quay St. Annes Shandon Co. Cork

    I hope this is helpful.


    Monday 9th May 2022, 07:06PM
  • Thank you all for your help. I will look into this information before visiting Cork in July.


    Tuesday 10th May 2022, 01:34PM