Taney Civil Parish, County Dublin, Ireland Genealogy

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Taney Civil Parish

Guide to Taney Civil Parish, County Dublin ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Parish registers, transcripts, baptism records, marriage records, and burial records.

The following information is a starting point for records about the civil parish of Taney. The information is based on locations and records before 1922.

Historical Overview


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The civil parish of Taney is located in South county Dublin and about 7 km (4 miles) south of Dublin city centre. The parish is included in the Poor Law Union / Civil Registration Distrct of Rathdown.

Towns & Townlands

Callary/Mount Merrion
Chruchtown Lower
Churchtown Upper
Mountmerrion South
Rathmines Great
Rathmines Little
Windy Arbour

Adjacent Civil Parishes

Kilgobbin, Tully, Kilmacud, Booterstown, Donnybrook, St. Peter's (Dublin City), Rathfarnham, Whitechurch

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The purpose of a census was to gather information about people who lived in an area. While the government began census taking in 1821, only fragments exist before 1901. Censuses for 1901 and 1911 are available. Read more about the records in the Ireland Census article.

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Church records

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Two Catholic parishes covered the Civil parish of Taney and some boundaries changed and a new parish was later established to cover areas to the east as populations increased over time.

Initially the civil parish of Taney was included in the RC parish of Booterstown *, and in 1856 the new parish of Dundrum was formed which covered the same area as the civil parish.

  • Note : At times the Church of Ireland parish of Booterstown also covered parts of the Civil Parishes of Donnybrook, Kilmacud, Monkstown, Rathfarnham and Stillorgan

Dundrum : Baptism and marriage records go back to August 1856

Booterstown : Baptism records go back to 1755, marriages to 1756

Church of Ireland

The Church of Ireland of parish for the area is also named Taney and covers the same area. The original church named St Nahi's was located near to Dundrum village and was superceeded in 1818 by a new church named Christ Church on Taney hill a short distance to the east.

There is also a chapel of ease in the parish on Foster avenue named St. Thomas, which was built in 1874.

Baptism records for the parish go back to 1791, marriages to 1795 and burials to 1814.

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(no known Presbyterian congregations in this Civil parish)


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Society of Friends

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Civil Registration

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of non-Catholic marriages began in 1845, with all marriages being registered by 1864. Go to the Ireland Civil Registration article to read more about these records.

Land records

The Registry of Deeds started in 1708. Land transactions were recorded, including immovable property passed on in a will and property given to a daughter at her marriage. Read more about these records in the Ireland Land and Property article.

Probate records

Probate dealt with the property of a deceased person. Read more about these records in the Ireland Probate Records article.

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School records

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Tax records

The valuation of property for tax purposes was started in the 1840s by Richard Griffith. A tax paid to the church, call Tithe Applotments, began in the 1820s. Read about these records in the Ireland Taxation and Ireland Land and Property articles. Add records for this parish that you know about.


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