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Limerick Directory

Pigot & Co’s Provincial Directory of Ireland 1824:

Page 289

Sadlers and Harness makers

Margaret Sheehan – 5 Patrick Street, Limerick

Page 290

Tallow Chandlers and Soap boilers

Patrick Sheahan – 124 George’s Street, Limerick

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Slater’s Commercial Directory of Ireland 1846

Butchers:

John Sheehan, Upper William Street

Soap & candle manufr:

Patrick Sheahan  , 124 George st

Linen & woollen drapers and haberdashers:

William Sheehan  – William street

 

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Flax Growers 1796

Irish Linen Board published a list of nearly 60,000 individuals in 1796

Extract from the list of Flax growers of County Limerick 1796:

Sheehan          Daniel              Ballynamona           Limerick

Sheehan          John                Kilcullane            Limerick

 

Limerick Surnames

In a Top 100 league table of Surnames of 19th Century Limerick:  The top three were Ryan, O’Brien, and Fitzgerald.

Sheehan came in 14th with 321 households !

http://www.limerickgenealogy.com/downloads/Top-100-Surnames-in-Nineteenth-Century-Limerick(N).pdf

Source:  Compiled for article ‘The Surnames of County Limerick’ by Chris O’Mahony in Irish Roots, 1998, No. 4. Based on the Index to Griffith’s Primary Valuation for Limerick 1850 to 1852.

 

Irish Genealogy

October 29, 2012 1 comment

A source of Irish Genealogy – you can search online church records for free !

http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html

There are not records for all counties yet but details are available for Carlow, Cork, Dublin, and Kerry…

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The earliest online marriage record for a Sheehan I could find in was A.D. 1695 !
Area –  DUBLIN (COI) , Parish/Church/Congregation –  ST. AUDOEN
Marriage of  DENESS SHEEHAN of  N/R and         ELISABETH LEE of  N/R on         8   July    1695
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Earliest Baptism:

Area –  DUBLIN (COI) , Parish/Church/Congregation –  ST. MARY

Baptism of  ROB SHEEN of  N/R        on  2  November    1719

http://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/details/84b6b60123847

Academia

Thomas Sheehan has been Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford since 1999