A Searchable Index of the Historical Records of THE COUNTY AND CITY OF CORK, IRELAND

Spanning the years 1640 - 1840.



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Records included in the database:
  • St Peter's Church, City of Cork, Burial records from the Parish Register covering the period March 1745 to December 1808 using the 1876 transcription by Richard Caulfield L.L.D. The original of these transcriptions are available at the RCBL in Dublin. There is a large gap in the Caulfield's records between May 1789 - Dec 1793.


  • Church Wardens of St Peters from 'Annals of St Peters', transcribed by Richard Caulfield.


  • Holy Trinity (Christ church), City of Cork. Account Book 1664 - 1680. From the orginal seen at RCBL, Dublin.


  • Holy Trinity (Christ church), City of Cork, Burial records from the Parish Registers: 1732 - 1748; 1764 - 1775; 1775 - 1786. From the orginals seen at RCBL, Dublin.
    Note: Burials from 1786 - 1846 were mostly left out because the handwriting was poor, faded and squashed.


  • Valuations of the houses in the Parish of St Nicholas, City of Cork for the years 1853, 1770, 1791, 1826 from the Parish Registers of St Nicholas seen at RCBL, Dublin.
    A summary of the Valuation Records for St Nicholas Parish by Dr Evan Lewis.


  • Annals of St Mary Shandon compiled by Richard Caulfield. Available from RCBL, Dublin.


  • The Cork Remembrancer by Anthony Edwards 1792


  • The History of the County and City of Cork" by Rev. C. B. Gibson M.R.I.A. Volume II, 1861.


  • The New Cork Evening Post. Miscellaneous records.


  • The Constitution or Cork Advertiser. Miscellaneous records.


  • Cork Doctors indexed from 'Some Chapters of Cork Medical History' by N.Marshall Cummins M.D. C.U.P. 1957 and 'In the Shadows, Life in Cork 1750-1930' by Colman O Mahony. Tower Books, 1997.


  • Apothecaries of Cork, Apothecarie's Hall, Dublin 1791-1829. Transcribed from Ms No 648, Genealogical Ofice of Ireland, LDS Film 100228 Item 7.


Information about this database

  • Always try alternate spellings and use the wildcard facility to look for parts of the name.
    There are some wierd and wonderful ways of spelling names in this database. For instance: Savage is seen spelled as Savig or Savige; Busteed as Busted so if you put Busteed in the box, you will only get about half the names.


  • Much of the information in this index is based on 17th and 18th century handwriting, and in some cases, a further handwritten transcription done in the 19th century. Others are based on old battered and blurry films. There are going to be some errors where, as with all old handwriting, it is often open to interpretation. When the handwriting was unreadable without guessing, the record was ommitted.This databse cannot be used as a substitute for looking at the original records and making up your own mind what it says.


  • The calendar changed in Ireland between 2 September 1752 and September 14 1752, with these days disappearing. Up until this time, New Year's Day was 25th March. For this reason, for the months of 1 January to 25 March before 1752, I have used the convention 1748/9 to indicate that using the old calendar the year had not changed but by the new calander it had. After 1752, New Year's Day was 1 January.


Links:

The Representative Church Body Library in Dublin.

The Life of Dr Richard Caulfield: Antiquarian, Scholar and Academic Librarian.


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