Poole Family Settlement Locations in Wexford

Posted by on September 27, 2016 in Community & Family History, Featured Flag | 2 comments

Poole

Research notes

Where did the Poole family settle in Wexford?

On June 30 1922, during the Irish Civil War, the Public Records Office of Ireland, located at the historic Four Courts in Dublin, was severely damaged by fire resulting in the loss of a huge number of records. The 1881 and 1891 census were pulped during the First World War, probably because of the paper shortage. These are just a couple of the reasons why tracking Irish ancestry has been so difficult. Today copies of original documents are slowly emerging from the vaults of local churches and communities and the information is often deposited or shared with the National Library.

So far, this is what I have learned about the Pooles.

Via another family researcher (original information not yet located by me):

• In a notation dated 1818 – John Pool of Old Ross had a lease dated 14 September 1787 for 7 acres, 2 roods and 8 perches for the duration of the lives of the lessee (age 70, born 1717), his wife (age 60, born 1727) and their son William Poole (age 30, born 1750) who is the only life of any value.
• Purchased land:

o Matthew Poole 1750;
o John Poole 1758;
o Matthew Poole and John Poole 1761. Matthew Poole and John Poole are listed as receiving major compensation for losses following the 1798 rebellion.

Via my personal research:

• From the tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837, dated 1826 – There were three John Pooles – John Poole Sr., John Poole, and John Poole Jr. listed
• 1845 Census – lists William Poole and Thomas Poole located on the Townland of Plattinstown.
• Griffith’s Evaluation 1853 – John Poole (no identifying link to one of the John Pooles above) all of County Wexford.

o Landlord, tenant – James Francis, Barony – Gorey, Union – Gorey, Parish – Kilnahue, Townland – Ballyowen
o tenant, Landlord – Stephen Ram, Barony – Gorey, Union – Gorey, Parish – Kilnahue, Townland – Ballyowen
o Landlord, tenant – unoccupied, Barony – Bantry, Union – New Ross, Parish – Old Ross, Townland – Spring Park
o tenant, Landlord – Lord Carew, Barony – Bantry, Union – New Ross, Parish – Old Ross, Townland – Spring Park
o tenant, Landlord – Lord Carew, Barony – Bantry, Union – New Ross, Parish – Old Ross, Townland – Mill Quarter
o tenant, Landlord – Stephen Ram, Barony – Gorey, Union – Gorey, Parish – Killmakillage, Townland – Gorey Corporation Lands, Place name – Main St.

• Griffith’s Evaluation 1853 – Jacob Poole

o Tenant, Landlord – Lord Carew, Barony – Bantry, Union – New Ross, Parish – Old Ross, Townland – Moorfields

o Also listed as trustee for the Society of Friends, called Quakers, regarding 999 year lease of land, part of the lands of Corlican, called Raniska Burial Grounds or Rath.

• Griffith’s Evaluation 1853 – William Poole

o Tenant, Landlord – Charles Tottenham, Barony – Bantry, Union – New Ross, Parish – St. Mary’s, Place name – St. Mary’s

• Griffith’s Evaluation 1853 – Matthew Poole

o Tenant, Landlord – Lord Carew, Barony – Bantry, Union – New Ross, Parish – Old Ross, Townland – Mill Quarter

(to be continued)

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  1. Thank you for being part of the blog challenge!

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