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 – for 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 Ayrshire,  Scotland moved to Northern Ireland in  two immigration schemes during 1600s to take over Catholic estates, whose land owners and tenants were forced to flee south or elsewhere. Many people were killed during these years. During the  same period, English settlers moved into County Londonderry and also south into County Fermanagh, while dominating in Derry.

The earliest Gillespie records in Ireland from these pages are:

  • Co Donegal      1665  living
  • Co Tyrone          1666  burial
  • Co Louth             1676  birth
  • Co Fermanagh 1702
  • Co Down             1713
  • Co Cork               1766
  • Co Antrim          1791 Burial
  • Co Armagh        1796
  • Belfast                 1813

 

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 

(Earliest record a marriage 1819)

Antrim 1851 census

Griffith’s Valuation 1861-62

 Co Antrim 1901 Census

Ulster Town Directory for Antrim, 1910

  Co  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

  Co Armagh 1901 Census

  Co Armagh 1911 Census

    BELFAST – CITY OF

   Tithe Applotment Books 1814-1855

   Vital Statistics:   Births,      Marriages,    Deaths

(Earliest Record a marriage 1813)

   Belfast 1901 Census

   Belfast 1911 CensusSee link to  Co Antrim

                   CO CARLOW                    

  Vital Statistics:  Births   Marriages   Deaths

  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

  Vital Statistics:  Births   Marriages       Deaths

  Parish Map

 Tithe Applotment Books 1814-1855

  Griffiths Valuation Record, 1855-56

  1901 Census

  1911 Census

CO CLARE

   Parish Map

  Vital Statistics:  Births    Marriages    Deaths

   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         Deaths

  Tithe Applotment Books

  Griffiths Valuation 1814-1855

 1901 census

 1911 Census

CO DONEGAL

   Map of Parishes

   Donegal Hearth Money Rolls of 1665 – earliest record

  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

      (Earliest record a Baptism 1713)

      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

(Earliest record a Marriage in 1702)

       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

         Map of Civil Parishes

         Vital Statistics:   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    Deaths

           Map of Parishes

           1901 Census

            1911 Census

  CO KILKENNY

             Map of Parishes

             Vital Statistics:  Births   Marriages    Deaths

             Census 1901 – no Gillespies says National                             Archives of Ireland

            Census 1911

      KINGS CO (now OFALY)

              Map of Parishes

              Vital Statistics:  Births   Marriages   Deaths

               Census 1901 – no Gillespie records at Archives                   of Ireland

               Census 1911 – no Gillespie records at Archives                   of Ireland

CO LAOIS  

                Map of Civil Parishes

                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 (Derry)

                Map of Parishes

               Vital Statistics:  Births,      Marriages,      Deaths

               1831 Census

1901 Census

1911 Census

  CO LONGFORD

               Map of Civil Parishes

               Vital Statistics:  Births   Marriages   Deaths

Census 1901

Census 1911

   CO LOUTH 

                Map of Civil Parishes

               Vital Statistics:   Births     Marriages    Deaths

                (Earliest record a birth 1676 with death 1742)

Census 1901

Census 1911

CO MAYO

                Map of Co Mayo Parishes

                Vital Statistics:   Births    Marriages   Deaths

1901 Census

               1911 Census

CO MEATH

                 Map of Parishes

                 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

                Map of Civil Parishes

                Vital Statistics:  Births  Marriages   Deaths

Census 1901

Census 1911

CO ROSCOMMON

                 Map of Civil Parishes

                 Vital Statistics:  Births,     Marriages,   Deaths

 Census 1901

 Census 1911

CO SLIGO

                   Map of Civil Parishes

                  Vital Statistics:  Births    Marriages    Deaths

   1901 Census

                   1911 Census 

TIPPERARY CO

                Map of Civil Parishes

                Vital Statistics: Births   Marriages   Deaths

Census 1901

Census 1911

CO TYRONE

                Map of Co Tyrone Parishes

                Vital Statistics: Births      Marriages       Deaths

Earliest record a death  1666.

                Earliest Gillespies in the county 

                Inhabitants of Fivemiletown 1908

1901 Census

                1911 Census Co Tyrone

CO WATERFORD

                  Map of Civil Parishes

                  Vital Statistics:   Birth    Marriages   Deaths

 Census 1901 –

 Census 1911 – No Gillespies listed at Archives      of Ireland

CO WESTMEATH

                Map of Civil Parishes

               Vital Statistics:   Births   Marriages    Deaths

Census 1901 – No Gillespies

Census 1911

CO WEXFORD

                  Map of Parishes

                 Vital Statistics:  Births    Marriages    Deaths

1901 Census

1911 Census

CO WICKLOW

                 Map of Civil Parishes

                 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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