Located in theProvince of Leinster, in the Southeast corner of Ireland, containing the towns of Wexford, Enniscorthy, New Ross and Gorey.

The county has always been known for its prosperous farmland. Most likely, this is the reason it was less affected by the Famine of 1845-47, than many other counties. In 1841 the population was 202,000-in 1851 it had fallen to 180,000. By 1891 the census counts approxiamtely 112,00. Currently the census is about 100,000.

The county is mostly in the diocese of Ferns. This information is required to research Marriage Licenses and certain types of Wills...In 1836, this Diocese had 28 parishes and in 1931 there were 41.

'Poor Law Unions' were named after a local large town. The same districts later became used as 'General Registrar's Districts'. The latter are the areas within births, deaths and marriages were collected.

My particular area of interest is Little Cullenstown (as there are 2 Cullenstowns in the County) in the barony of Shelmaliere West, Civil Parish of Horetown and PLU of New Ross. It is a mere 545 acres, unsigned region, north east of Folksmills. It is home to a holy well as well as the ruins of a humble abode, leased to Judith Ryan in Griffith's Valuation of 1853, and through the Cancelled Books, traced to its last owners, in 1954.

Graveyard InscriptionsExtracts from Brian J Cantwell's works, available at the Natl Archives (Dublin) NLI and Wexford Library. You may use the following lik to help decide which Volumes and page #s are of interest, and then order page copies from Ireland
Memorial Inscriptions Link to Pam Kehoe's fantastic site, pinpointing 300 graveyards in Co Wexford, along with all KEHOE surnames transcribed by Brian J Cantwell
Boston 'Pilot'Ads for 'missing' Irish Iimmigrants. Information re online data along with and Index 1854-60 for natives of County Wexford
Bannow Parish, WexfordComplete list of names in 'Griffith's Valuation' for the parish of Bannow 1850s
Books Family history books, emphasis on County Wexford
LDS Film Nos. Irish BMDsComplete list of microfim numbers for Irish BMD indices available through your local FHC. Information on ordering certificates from Dublin
1798List of Protestants massacred in the Rebellion of 1798
ExecutionsList of those participants of the 1798 Rebellion who were executed in the town of Wexford
Wexford FreemanPat Neil's helpful web site 'Hibernia'-Index of late 18th and early 19th century records
1817 Wexford EmigrantsIGSI member Brian O'Regan's list of 5500 emigrants from Counties Wexford and Carlow to Canda
LDS FilmsExtracts of specific surnames and townlands specific to County Wexford
Tithes-Taghmon1825 list of those who paid tithes in the town and village of Taghmon, Wexford
Wexford Memorial InsriptionsTranscriptions by Brian Cantwell, which made reference to New York
GeographyLink to Rootsweb Pages for County Wexford... Listing of Townlands, Civil and RC parish locations
Slater's DirectoryNew Ross, 1894...commercial directory
Slater's DirectoryEnniscorthy, 1894...commercial directory
LiverpoolMarriagesPatrick Neill's contribution of marriages performed in Liverpool churches from 1800-1900, of persons who listed their address as Wexford
CemeteryLink to 'Interment.net'-transcription of Calvary Cemetery, Bunclody, Wexford
Wexford TeachersExtracts of schools in the County and their teachers, 1845-1847
Agricultural Report1849 report of agricultural survey performed in various parts of County Wexford, noting occupier and townland.
Public Works1846 report of agricultural survey performed in various parts of County Wexford, noting occupier and townland.
Tithe Defaulters 1831 Some extracts from the 29,027 names collected from 232 parishes in Ireland, of those who refused to pay tithes in 1831...Wexford had over 2000 defaulters.
RYAN MemorialsSixty graveyards listed in Brian Cantwell's Memorials noting RYANs in County Wexford
BYRNELink to Kevin Byrne's site- packed with information re: the BYRNEs of South Wexford (Taghmon region)
Estate RecordsLocation finder for some estate records of Wexford, many giving 19th c tenant lists (names) and rents paid.
LDS RYAN birth indexIndex of RYAN births in County Wexford, 1864-1870, by the Church of the Latter Day Saints -Vital Records Index
LDS CLARKE birth indexIndex of Clarke births in County Wexford, 1866-1872, by the LDS-Vital Records Index.
Wexford FolkloreExtracted index of names, places and in some cases, ages, of contributors to the anthology of folklore collected throughout Ireland in the 1940s. Many contributors were born in the mid to late 1800s.
Wexford to USIn progress index of all who arrived at Ellis Island declaring their residence as being Wexford. If you find a surname of interest then go to http://www.ellisisland.org/search/index.asp? to view full details
RYAN birthsFrom the LDS British Isles #2 CD, all RYAN births in Wexford listed with affiliate names (mother's maiden name).
CLARKE birthsFrom the LDS IGI, all CLARKE births in Wexford listed with affiliate names (mother's maiden name).
Carrickbyrne Registration DistrictSpecific Parishes and Townlands within the New Ross Registration District for BMD's circa 1880
Tithes and GriffithsBallyvergin, Cullenstown, Assagart, Horetown
Wexford WW1 CasualtiesThose that hailed from county Wexford and gave their lives during the Great War

Return to homepage