Annagh, Cavan Genealogy

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Ireland Gotoarrow.png County Armagh Gotoarrow.png Annagh Civil Parish

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

Historical Overview


or Belturbet, a parish, partly in the barony of Lower Loughtree, but chiefly in that of Tullaghgarvey.


The parish of Annagh is surrounded by the parishes of Castleterra, Drumlane, Drung, and Urney, as well as the county of Fermanagh. It is located in the poor law unions of Cavan and Cootehill.

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Graveyards are located in the towns of Annagh, Belturbet, Clonosey, Cloverhill Demesne, Castlesaunderson, Drumalee, Drumeena, Glasdrumman, and Mullalougher. Roman Catholic cemeteries are located in Belturbert, Drumalee, and Glasdrumman.


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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Annagh is located in the Roman Catholic parish of Belturbet, Dioces of Kilmore, whereas Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland states that Annagh is divided into the districts of Annagh West and Annagh East, or Killoughter, the former containing a chapel at Drumalee, and the latter at Red Hill.

Church of Ireland

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There was one Presbyterian coongregation located in Belturet.


In 1837, the parish contained two Methodist chapels.

Society of Friends

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Civil Registration

Government registration of births and deaths began in 1864. Registration of Protestant 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

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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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Further Reading

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