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I am reseaching the birthplace of Robert Paddock (1584 - 1646). b. Stephenstown, Balrothery Parish, County Dublin, Ireland.


Wednesday 5th March 2014, 06:07PM

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  • Good Afternoon

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out and apologies for the delay in replying to your message. 

    As you can see from the link below, Balrothery is a Civil Parish in Co. Dublin:

    Church of Ireland records begin in 1839. Records for the corresponding Roman Catholic Parish of Balrothery and Balbriggin begin in 1816. As I am sure you are aware, there are a lot of difficulties associated with a family history search in periods before parish records begin.

    I assume you have searched for your ancestor?s name in message boards and family trees posted there and that you are aware of this site?

    See what you think and let us know if you find any further information.

    Best of luck with your search

    Clare Doyle

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    Clare Doyle

    Friday 28th March 2014, 03:11PM
  • Hi there,

    There's no mention of any Paddocks, or what look like variants of the name, in Stephenstown, Balrothery in either the Tithe Applotment books (1823-1837) or Griffiths Valuation (1846-1864).

    The area is a townland within Balrothery which is shown here on the Ordinance Survey Ireland map:,719482,762501,6,7

    Here's the link from the Placenames Database of Ireland:

    I've also checked Lewis' Topology, which was published in 1837 - I think it was written from about 1831 on.  There's no mention of Stephenstown in the Balrothery listing, though he does mention the "White Hart Inn" where King James II was meant to have stayed, which is located in Stephenstown.

    As Clare mentioned above, Robert Paddock (1584 - 1646) predates the extant church records.

    I don't see any abstracts to deeds for any PADDOCKs  in the Registry of Deeds Project.  I think that if there is any evidence to be found of this man, it will be in Wills/Deeds/Land Records, which are not online.   

    Have you read Robert Joseph Curfman, The Paddock genealogy : descendants of Robert Paddock of Plymouth Colony, blacksmith and constable, 1646

    There seems to be a lot of information online, however pretty much all of it is post his emmigration to America.

    I hope this helps,



    Balrothery Dublin

    Saturday 26th April 2014, 11:13AM
  • Thaks for that Aileen. Hope this proves useful

    Best wishes


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    Clare Doyle

    Monday 28th April 2014, 07:43AM