Sources For Cork Local History
Census and Census Substitutes


Census and Census Substitutes

(Abbreviations: NAI - National Archives Ireland, NLI - National Library Ireland, MS - Manuscript, JCHAS-Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, )

1641 Survey of houses in Cork city, Quit Rent Office Papers NAI

1641 Book of Survey and Distribution NLI MS 966-967

1654 Civil Survey volume 6, parishes of Aghabulloge, Aghina, Aglish, Ballinaboy, Ballyvourney, Carnaway, Carrigrohanbeg, Clondrohid, Currykippane, Desertmore, Donoughmore, Drishane, Garrycloyne, Granagh, Inchigeelagh, Inniscarra, Kilbonane, Kilcolman, Kilcorney, Kilmihil, Kilmurry, Kilnamartyra, Knockavilly, Mocloneigh, Macroom, Matehy, Moviddy, Templemichael, Whitechurch .

1662 - 1667 Subsidy Rolls, extracts from baronies of Condons and Clangibbons NAI M.4968

1700 - 1752 Freemen of Cork city NAI M.4693

1753 St. Nicholas parish householders, Church of Ireland registers

1756 - 1827 Biographical notices from Cork newspapers NLI MS 19,172 - 19,175

1757 List of able bodied male protestants from the parishes of Brigown, Castletown Roche, Clonmeen, Farrihy, Glanworth, Kilshannig, Marshallstown, Roskeen, (An Anglo-Irish Miscellany, M.D. Jephson, 1964)

1766 Religious census for parishes of Aghabullog,Aghada, Ardagh and Clonpriest, Ballyhea, Carrigdownane, Castlelyons, Castlemartyr, Castletown Roche, Churchtown, Clenor, Clondrohid, Clondullane, Clonfert, Clonmee, Clonmult and Kilmahon, Cloyne and Ballintemple, Coole, Farrihy, Garrycloyne, Glanworth, Ightermurragh, Imphrick, Inniscarra and Matehy, Kildorrery, Killogrohanebeg, Kilnamartyra, Kilshannaig, Kilworth and Macroney, Knockmourne and Ballynoe, Lisgoold and Ballykeary, Litter, Macroom, Magourney and Kilcolman, Mallow, Marshalstown, Middleton, Mourne Abbey, Nathlash and Carrigdownane, Ruskeen and Kilcummy, Templemolaga, Shandrum, Whitechurch and Grenagh, Youghal NA1A 41 67. Rathbarry, Ringrone NA 1A 46 49. Dunbulloge JCHAS Vol.51. Kilmichael JCHAS Vol.26.

1783 Freemen and freeholders who voted in the city of Cork election,  NL P 2054

1793 Householders in the parish od St. Anne's Shandon JCHAS Vol. 47 , 87-111

1814 Jurors, Co. Cork, Grove White Abstracts, NA M2637

1817 Freemen Cork city NL P722

1820s/30s Tithe books

1830 House owners St. Mary's Shandon JCHAS Vol. 49

1830-37 Registered householders in Cork city NL Report from committee, Parliamentary Papers 1837/38 Vol 13 (2), 554-557

1832-37 Voters in Cork city NL reports from Parliamentary Papers 1837/38 Vol. 13 (1) 320/321

1834-37 Valuation of houses over £5 at Bandonbridge, Kinsale, Youghal NL  Report from committee Parliamentary Papers 1837 Vol. II (1) Appendix G

1834 Protestant parishioners in Ballymodan, Bandon NL MS 675

1834 Protestant families in Magourney NA M5118

1837 Illiterate voters in Bandonbridge, Kinsale Youghal, NL Report from committee Parliamentary Papers 1837 Vol. II (1) Appendix A

1837 Cork city parishes list of wasre and poor NL Report from committee Parliamentary Papers 1837/38 Vol. 13 (1) 324-334

1842 Voters list for Cork West Riding NA 1842/26 and Cork East Riding NA 1842/23

1843-50 List of Christmas and Easter dues with names of parishioners and children for Ballyclough NL Pos 5717

1851 Census for parishes of Kilcrumper (partial), Kilworth, Leitrim (partial), Macrony (partial) NA m4685

1851/53 Griffith Valuation NA

1901 Census NAI

1911 Census NAI

Richard Lucas, Cork Directory, reprinted JCHAS 1967

1788 Richard Lucas, General directory of the Kingdom of Ireland

1797 John Nixon, Cork Almanack

1809 Holden's Triennal Directory

1810 William West, Directory of Cork

1812 John Connor, Cork Directory

1817 John Connor, Cork Directory

1820 J. Pigot, Commercial Directory of Ireland

1824 Pigot & Co., City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory

1826 John Connor, Cork Directory

1828 John Connor, Cork Directory

1846 Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland

1856 Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland

1870 Slater's Directory of Ireland

1875 Francis Guy, Directory of the County and City of Cork

1881 Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Ireland

1886 Francis Guy, Postal Directory of Munster

1889 Francis Guy, City and County Cork Almanack and Directory (issued annually from this date)

1894 Slater's Royal Commercial Directory of Ireland

Title Other Titles Publication Dates Place of Publication
Cork Constitution Cork Morning Post (pre 1873) 1823 - 1924 Cork
Cork Advertiser Constitution (post 1823) 1799 - 1824 Cork
Cork Examiner Irish Examiner 1841 - current Cork
Cork Herald Cork Daily Herald (post1860) 1856 - 1901 Cork
Hibernian Chronicle Cork Mercantile Chronicle 1769 - 1818 Cork
Munster Advertiser none 1839 - 1841 Cork
Peoples Press & Cork Weekly Register none 1834 - 1836 Cork
Skibbereen & West Carbery Eagle none 1857 - 1929 Skibbereen
Southern Reporter Irish Daily & Southern Reporter (post 1871) 1807 - 1873 Cork
Southern Star none 1864 - current Skibbereen


Deasy, Liam, Towards Ireland Free, Mercier Press, Cork 1973

Grenham, John, Tracing your Irish Ancestors, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin 1992

O'Mahony, Colman, In the Shadows, Life in Cork 1750-1930, Tower Books, Cork 1997.

Pochin Mould, Daphne D.C., Discovering Cork, Brandon, Dingle 1991.

Ryan, James G. Irish Records, Sources for family and local history, Ancestry, USA 1997


Cork Historical and Archaeological Society Journal

Bandon Historical Journal 1