Newtownbarry Alphabetical Directory - Wexford Guide and Directory, 1885

About “Wexford County Guide and Directory,” 1885

George Henry Bassett produced 7 Irish county directories in the 1880s: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Kilkenny, Louth, Tipperary and Wexford. Each provides useful history of the respective counties as well as lists of office holders, farmers, traders, and other residents of the individual cities, towns and villages.

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The directories are naturally an invaluable resource for those tracing family history. However, there are a few points to bear in mind.

  1. This online version of Bassett’s Wexford County Guide and Directory is designed primarily as a genealogical research tool and therefore the numerous advertisements in the original book, many full page, and quite a few illustrated, have been excluded.
  2. The text has been proofed with due care, but with large bodies of text typographical errors are inevitably bound to occur.
  3. Be aware that there were often inconsistencies in spelling surnames in the 19th century and also that many forenames are abbreviated in Bassett’s directories.

With respect to the last point, surnames which today begin with the “Mc” prefix, for example, were often formerly spelt as “M‘,”. For a list of some of the more common forename abbreviations used in the directory, see Forename Abbreviations.

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See also classification of business branches, professions, etc. This list is mainly composed of landowners and farmers of the district.

Adair, John Olphert, Ballinapark

Aughney, Luke, Springvale

Beale, Humphrey, Drumderry

Breen, Laurence, Mandoran

Breen, Pat, Mandoran

Brownrigg, G., Graiguemore

Brownrigg, Wm., Graiguemore

Brownrigg, Wm., general merchant (see advt.)

Byrne, John, Abbeydown

Byrne, P., Ballinavoughlin

Coady, James, Ballyprecus

Connors, D., Castlequarter

COWAN, ROBERT ANNESLEY, auctioneer, etc. (see advt.)

Crane, John, Camtigue

Creane, Pat, Ballyphilip

Deacon, Thomas, Gurteen

Deacon, Wm., Kilbranish n

Donohoe, B., Ballyprecus

Dormer, Joseph Egerton (surgeon)

DORMER, THOMAS & SON, millers, etc. (see advt.)

DORMER, ROBERT, general merchant (see advt.)

Doyle, John, Camtigue

Doyle, Joseph, Killanure

Doyle, Moses, Ballyvoughrane

Doyle, Moses, Graiguebeg

Dunne, Patrick, Ballyprecus

Earl, R., Raheengurrin w

Fitzpatrick, Patrick, Craan

Foley, Luke, Mullawnasmere

Foley, Thomas, Killanure

Fortune, Joseph, Craan

Fortune, Moses, Gorteen

Frayne, Moses, Cloneyburn

Furlong, Thomas, Ballyprecus

Furlong, John, Ballyprecus

GUILBRIDE, F. & S., general merchants (see advt.)

Hall-Dare, R. W., Newtownbarry house

Hanlon, John, Ballyprecus

Hendrick, Moses, Mandoran

Heney, William, Ballyprecus

Kavanagh, John, Ballyprecus

Keating, John N., flour miller, etc. (see advt.)

Keoghe, Andrew, Kyle

KEHOE, JAMES, grocer, draper, etc. (see advt.)

Kehoe, James, Mullawnasmere

Kehoe, James, Rossard

Kehoe, Pat, sen., Kyle

Kennedy, Daniel, Craan

LAWLER, DENIS, grocer, provision mercht, etc. (see advt.)

Lawler, Peter P., auctioneer

Lewis, Henry, draper and grocer (see advt.)

M‘Cutchen, Wm., Newtownbarry

Macrea, Denis, Newtownbarry

Mahon, Moses, Gorteen

MOORHEAD, SAMUEL, watchmaker, jeweller, etc. (see advt.)

Morrissey, Michael, general merchant (see advt.)

Murphy, J., Ballynavoughran

Murphy, Michael, Cromogue

Murphy, Patrick, Cromogue

O’Neill, Andrew, general merchant (see advt.)

Rothwell, Samuel, Kilbranish

Sullivan, Philip, Gurteen

Timmons, Walter, Glaslacken

WALL, SAMUEL, grocer and provision mercht. (see advt.)

Whelan, Francis, Graiguemore

Whelan, Martin, Newtownbarry

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