Churchtown Residents in 1851
When Sir Richard Griffith set about the task of putting a rate on every household, a team of valuers were sent to every house in Ireland. They came to Churchtown in the month of February 1851. I have here before me a list of the names of every householder who lived in Churchtown village at that time.
Rev Lucius George, Garrett Barry, Honora Lynch, Francis Flannery, Garrett Roche, John Dunne, James Smith, John Cream, Patrick Meagher, Kennedy O’Callaghan, John Power, William Buckley, Michael Donegan, John Clarkson, Edward Roche, Humphrey Winters, Constabulary Force, James Cleary, John McAulliffe, Daniel Cowley, John McAulliffe, Edward Howard, Owen Binchy.
William Lee, whose address is given at the school, John Desmond, Amelia Kent, John Laffan, Anne Cullen, Johanna Rogers, James Dennehy ( who built Dennehy’s bridge ), Sarah Webb, Daniel Buckley, Edmunde Byrne, John Crean.
BUTTEVANT ROAD OR CHAPEL LANE
John Hannan, Mary O’Leary, John Noonan, John Leary, John Leahy, Denis O’Sullivan, Denis McCarthy, John Callaghan, Edmond De Courcey, Michael De Courcey, Denis Callaghan.
Rev David O’Leary, Parish Priest, Rev David Sheehan, Curate ( Fr Sheehan died PP Coachford in 1880 ), Nataniel Simcox.