IRELAND

Gillespies originated in the British Isles.  Click on the green or blue links to find records that are ready. More records will be added to some of these links already posted. If no records are listed beside a county, it only means it has yet to be developed here.

PRONI – The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland – 121  Gillespies listed

The National Archives of Ireland – census records

 

History

“Politically, the island is divided between The Republic of Ireland, called ‘Ireland’, an independent state of 26 counties,  and Northern Ireland (a constituent country of the United Kingdom). They share an open border and both are part of the common travel area.

Northern Ireland consisted of six counties:  Antrim, Armagh, DownFermanaghLondonderry and Tyrone. These form two-thirds of the historical province of Ulster, and perhaps why Irish- born Scots from there are called Ulster Scots in North America.

Many Presbyterian Scots, mainly from Stirlingshire and Ayshire,  moved to Northern Ireland in  two immigration schemes during 1600s to take over Catholic estates, whose land owners and tenants were forced to move south. Many people were killed during these years. During a same period,  English settlers moved into County Londonderry and also south into County Fermanagh.

 

Understanding Ireland’s Administrative Districts

Grifith’s Valuation Records Explained 1847-1865

Immigration

Advertisements for Lost Irish Relatives

Births – location not given

Marriagescivil registration

 

 RECORDS BY COUNTY

CO ANTRIM

              Map of Co Antrim Parishes

             Tithe Applotment Books – 1824 to 1834

              Vital Statistics: Births,    Marriages,  Deaths    

               Antrim 1851 census

              Griffith’s Valuation 1861-62

              Antrim 1901 Census

              Ulster Town Directory for Antrim, 1910

              Antrim 1911 Census

CO ARMAGH

              Map of Co Armagh Parishes

              Vital Statistics:  Births,    Marriages,    Deaths

               Flax Growers in Co Armagh 1796

               Registered Freeholders 1828

               Tithe Applotment Records 1828-1834

               Griffiths Valuation Records 1864

                Landowners Co Armagh 1876

               City of Armagh Farmers & Residents, and                             Businesses, 1888

               Armagh 1901 Census

               Armagh 1911 Census

BELFAST – CITY OF

               Tithe Applotment Books 1814-1855

                Vital Statistics:   Births,      Marriages,    Deaths

               1901 Census

              1911 Census – See Co Antrim

CO CARLOW

                Map of Parishes

                Tithe Applotment records 1814-1855

               Census 1901 – no results says National Archives indicating no Gillespies in that County

Census 1911– no results says National Archives

CO CAVAN

                                Marriages

              Parish Map

              Tithe Applotment Books 1814-1855

              Griffiths Valuation Record, 1855-56

             1901 Census

             1911 Census

CO CLARE

               Parish Map

              Tithe Applotment Books 1814-1855

              Griffith’s Valuation Records, 1855

              1901 Census

             1911 Census

CO CORK

            Maps:  County Cork Overview    West Parishes                                     Middle Parishes            East Parishes

            Census 1766 Diocese of Cloyne

            Vital Statistics:   Births          Marriages

             Tithe Applotment Books

             Griffiths Valuation 1814-1855

             1901 census

            1911 Census

CO. DONEGAL

             Map Co Donegal Parishes

             Donegal Hearth Money Rolls of 1665

             Tithe Applotment Books 1814-1855

              Census 1821-1851 – Killymard Parish

              Griffiths Valuation Records 1857

              Vital Statistics:  Births      Marriages      Deaths

              1901 Census

              1911 Census

CO DOWN

              Map of Parishes

              Gillespie Monument, Comber, Co Down

               Gillespie Down Records by Ros Davies

              Vital Statistics:  Births       Marriages     Deaths                        Wills

             Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1838

              Giffiths Valuation Records 1863-64

                Census 1901

                 Census 1911  

DUBLIN  – City & Area 

             Map of Parishes

              Vital Statistics:  Births      Marriages,   Deaths

              1901 Census

              1911 Census

CO FERMANAGH

              Map of Parishes

              Vital Statistics:  Births,      Marriages,      Deaths

              Tithe Applotment Books 1827 -1835

              Census Records

               Pole of Electors 1747-1788

              Griffiths Valuation Records  1862

              1901 Census

              1911 Census

CO GALWAY

              Map of Parishes

             Vital Statistics:   Births,      Marriages      Deaths

               1901 Census

               1911 Census

CO KERRY

Births            Marriages                  Deaths      

               Census 1901 – no records for Gillespie says National Archives of Ireland.

                Census 1911 –no records at National Archives of Ireland for Gillespie

 

CO KILDARE    

Vital Statistics:    Births       Marriages

                       Map of Parishes

                       1901 Census

                        1911 Census

CO KILKENNY

                       Map of Parishes

                       Census 1901 – no Gillespies says National Archives of Ireland

                       Census 1911

KINGS CO (now OFALY)

Census 1901 – no Gillespie records at Archives of Ireland

Census 1911 – no Gillespie records at Archives of Ireland

CO LAOIS  

            Vital Statistics:   Births        Marriages     Deaths 

1901 Census – not listed in index at Archives of Ireland

1911 Census – not listed in index at Archives of Ireland

CO LEITRIM

              Map of Parishes

               Tithe Applotments Records 1814-1855

                Vital Statistics:   Births      Marriages         Deaths

                Census 1911          Census 1901

CO LIMERICK

                        Map of Parishes

                        Vital Statistics: Births    Marriages     Deaths

1901 Census – No Gillespie listed in census at Archives of Ireland for this county

1911 Census – National Archives does not give records for a Gillespie

CO LONDONDERRY (also called Derry)

              Map of Parishes

             Vital Statistics:  Births,      Marriages,      Deaths

1901 Census

1911 Census

CO LONGFORD

Census 1901

Census 1911

CO LOUTH

               Vital Statistics:   Births     Marriages    Deaths

Census 1901

Census 1911

CO MAYO

               Map of Co Mayo Parishes

              Vital Statistics:   Births    Marriages   Deaths

1901 Census

               1911 Census

CO MEATH

               Vital Statistics:  Births     Marriages    Deaths

Census 1901

Census 1911

CO MONAGHAN

               Map of Co Monaghan Parishes

               Vital Statistics:  Births,      Marriages,     Deaths

Census 1901

Census 1911

QUEENS CO

Census 1901

Census 1911

CO ROSCOMMON

                Vital Statistics:  Births,     Marriages,   Deaths

Census 1901

Census 1911

CO SLIGO

                Vital Statistics:  Births    Marriages    Deaths

   1901 Census

                 1911 Census 

TIPPERARY CO

Census 1901

Census 1911

CO TYRONE

              Map of Co Tyrone Parishes

             Vital Statistics: Births      Marriages       Deaths

              Earliest Gillespies in county

              Inhabitants of Fivemiletown 1908

1901 Census

              1911 Census Co Tyrone

CO WATERFORD

Census 1901

Census 1911 – No Gillespies listed at Archives of Ireland

CO WESTMEATH

             Vital Statistics:   Births              Marriages

Census 1901 – No Gillespies

Census 1911

CO WEXFORD

1901 Census

1911 Census

CO WICKLOW

             Vital Statistics:  Births   Marriages     Deaths

 1901 Census

1911 Census

Interesting Discoveries

Genetic Discoveries:  “In 2012, research was published showing that occurrence of genetic markers for the earliest farmers was almost wiped out by Beaker-culture immigrants to Ireland: they carried what was then a new Y-chromosome R1b marker, believed to have originated in Iberia about 2500 BC. The prevalence amongst modern Irish men for this mutation is a remarkable 84%, the highest in the World, and closely matched in other populations along the Atlantic fringes down to Spain. A similar genetic replacement happened with lineages in mitochondrial DNA. The implication of this evidence is a series of migrations and the arrival of the early Irish language,

Source: Wikipedia

                 

               

 

 

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