CLOUGHJORDAN BAPTISMAL REGISTER (1877-78)
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The parish priest sometimes recorded the details of the marriage of one of his congregation (including those who emigrated) beside their baptismal entry.
The address of the family is sometimes recorded at the end of the baptismal entry.
Names of parish priests
The names of the parish priests who conducted the baptism, D Moloney and M Hare, are recorded after each entry.
The sponsors are Godparents, often siblings or cousins of the parents. In this entry the parish priest has recorded the maiden name of a married sponsor, indicating that she was probably an aunt of the child.
In some registers, the parish priest underlined the family surname, making it easier to search the register for a specific individual.
Here we see the baptismal entry for Thomas McDonagh, one of the leaders of the 1916 Rising, recording the fact that he was executed in 1916.