8th June. 1827. Received William Kells into the
Roman Catholic Church in the presence of John Byrne, James Walsh and
James Mahen.(signed) William Hackett.
21st January 1828. Received John Fitzgerald
alias Jacob alias Haydon in the presence of William McCormick and
Maria Kilsella into the Holy Catholic Church. (signed) T. O'
11th March 1828. Received George Nixon into the
H.R.C.C. in the presence of Ellenor Nixon and Margaret Kelighan.
(signed) T. O'Donnell.
15th April 1828. Received Sarah Kehoe daughter
of William Kehoe, member of the Galway Militia and Letitia Harding
into the Catholic Holy Roman Church. Margaret Brennan present.
(signed) T. O'Donnell.
14th June 1828. Received into the Holy C.
Church Anne Devoy, June 14th 1828 in the presence of John Deighan.
(signed) T. O'Donell.
15th --?-- 1828. Received Sarah Carbary into
the Holy C. Church in the presence of John Cadbary and Mary Kelly
and Cath. Maher. (signed) T. O'Donnell. Transcribed by Jean
- 21st. August 1832.
- Absolved Miss Maria Budds from censures she had incurred by
living as a heretic and received her profession of faith in the
presence of Anne Byrne and Harriet Hovendon this 21st day of
August 1832. (signed) W. Hackett, C.C.
- August 11th 1830.
- Johnna Tunsted have on this day made my profession of Faith
and have been received into the one H. C. and Apostolic Church
in the presence of Rev. P. Nolan and Michael Gorman (signed)
her X mark , Johana Tunsted (signed) Peter Nolan, Michael
- 25th December 1830.
- I Richard Stuart have on this day made my profession of
Faith and have been received into the Holy Catholic Church and
have been received into the Holy Catholic Church by the Rev.
Peter Nolan. Witness, William Hackett, T. O' Donnell (could be
Connell?) (signed) Richard Stuart.
- 21st August, 1831.
- Baptised Charles Morrisson aged 16 years in presence of
Edward Curren (signed) P. Nolan.
- 9th January 1832.
- Received John Goff alias Byrne into the one H.C. and
Apostolic Church and administered conditionally to him the
Sacrament of Baptism (signed) T. O'Donnell.
- Omitted March 2nd 1832.
- Received Mr. William Ferguson into the One H.C. Church
received his profession of Faith and Administered to him
Conditional Baptism by me , Witness, Michael Wholahan. (signed)
T.O'Connell (Donnell ?) (signed) William Ferguson.
- 19th March, 1833.
- Received Louis Smyth of Pollarton road into the Holy
Catholic Church and gave him Conditional Baptism in presence of
James Knox, James Farrell and Bernard Kavanagh, (signed) Wm.
- 4th January, 1829.
- Received into the Holy R.C. Church Mary Payne present Mary
McDannell and Mrs. ..(signed) T.O.Donnell.
- 20th July, 1829.
- Baptised George Ward, a foundling, aged about thirteen and a
half years in presence of Edward Ryan and Edward Curren (signed)
- Sept. 18th 1829
- M---Anne Robinson a native of Londonderry and late a
Protestant was baptised conditionally this day according to the
rite of the R.C. Church in the presence of Andrew Haydon, Mary
Dunne and Margaret Kenny.
- 1st October 1829.
- Baptised Catherine Ash an adult she was living as a
Protestant for some time and Present, Edward Curren.
- 29th ? 1829.
- Received Ellen Brogan alias Richards into the one Holy
Catholic Church and absolved her from all censures, Present,
Rev. Mr. Fogarthy (signed) T. O.Donnell ~~Ellan Brogan.
- November 9th 1829.
- Baptised Hariet Davis aged eighteen according to the Rite of
the R.C. Church in the presence of Eliza Keefe and Edward Ryan.
- 15th Dec. 1829.
- Received into the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church
--Richard Woodison after making a profession of Faith and --?--
his character in the presence of Peter Brogan, (signed) T.
O'Donnell (signed) Peter Brogan.
- January 1st 1829.
- Received Elizabeth Holmes aged 60 years into the Church gave
Baptism after having made a Profession of Faith in the presence
of Mary Ward
and Anne Brennan , Pollerton Road.
- September 15th 1830.
- I have administered conditional Baptism to Richard Joseph
Hopkins --received his profession of Faith and introduced him
into the one H.C. Church in the presence of Phil Kelly and
Edward Curren and Alice Graves (Grovis) --Burrin Street.
(signed) T.O' Donnell (signed) Joseph Richard Hopkins.
- Baptised Anne Moffit, aged 16 years, Sponsor E. Curren, she
is of the Parish of Castledermot. (signed) T. O' Donnell.
This completes "Converts" Baptisms from Carlow Cathedral
Register. 1820 / 1830s. Baptism.
Transcribed by Jean Casey
Two unusual entries from Carlow Cathedral (St.
Marys) RC baptism register: Baptised September 1st 1849.
Protestants - [Note added by M. Purcell 2010, they were in fact
John, Parents: Samuel Snoddy and Sera Barbour,
Pollerton Rd, Carlow. (Witness: John Ryan and Margaret Currin)
Anne, Parents: Samuel Snoddy and Sera Barbour,
Pollerton Rd. Carlow. (Witness: Robert Reddy and Sera Kennedy)
Sera Snoddy, mother to the above children,
conformed to the catholic church in her last illness and
received the rites of this Church.
[Note added by M. Purcell 2010. - Early that morning Samuel Snoddy said goodbye to
his wife and children and left his home to work on the railway
line, when he returned that night his wife and two children were
dead and buried and had also been baptised into the Roman
Catholic Church in their last hours by a "well-meaning" Father.
G.F. Kearns. The family had contracted Cholera and died the same
day and as a precaution they were immediately buried in
Pollerton Little graveyard known as Cnocaunarelic].
Baptised. September 30th 1849. Samuel Snoddy
received into the catholic church this day and Baptized
conditionally in the presence of John Shortall and John Holden.
(signed ) G.F. Kearns.
[Note added by M. Purcell 2010. - Samuel
Snoddy, formerly a loyal Ulster Presbyterian and staunch
Orangeman from Ballymena, county Antrim later remarried and went
on to become my great Grandfather!]
Carlow Cathedral EXTRACTS