Religious Census 1766

Section 1. 1766 Religious Census

Below are some excerpts from the Religious Census taken on March 28, 1766 for some parishes in the baronies of Keenaught and Loughinsholin. This is some of the oldest information we have and could be the link to finding James McTeague’s (1797) father and siblings. We welcome any information about these families.

Note: In earlier chapters we explained the governmental hierarchy but we should note here that the townland is often just a street name. There is a higher probability of our “closer” relatives coming from the counties in Ulster with the highest probability in Derry (Londonderry), Fermanagh, and Tyrone. As such, we show only those census information for those 3 counties and statistical information for the other counties. There are 9 counties in Ulster: Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Derry, Donegal, Down, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.