Walton – On the 10th inst., at his residence, Faraday street, Carlton, John Xavier Walton, of Paulstown, Kilkenny, Ireland.[1]

[1] Author Unknown, Deaths in The Argus, 17 October 1874, p.1; National Library of Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au :  accessed 16 May 2012


An article in an 1843 edition of the Southern Australian newspaper outlines how a number of searches were carried out in Gowran, and surrounding areas, looking for unregistered guns. A steward of J. Kearney (possibly James Kearney of the family who later become Aylward, residing at Shankill Castle) had been shot and the Under Secretary of Ireland had issued a warrant to the Gowran constabulary to carry out the searches.

The article takes the tone of an op ed piece and the author contends that the next series of searches should be conducted in the Paulstown area due to cabin holders having guns, powder and slugs. [1]

[1] Author Unknown, Search for Unregistered Arms in Southern Australian, 5 September 1843, p.4; National Library of Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au :  accessed 16 May 2012

Clicking on this link will bring you to a Rootsweb website for headstone transcriptions from a cemetery in Taunton, MA. One of the people buried there, James Maher, is listed as being from Paulstown.

A number of other Maher names, and what are presumed to be in-laws, are also listed.

On 16 December 1890 nominations were received by the Sub-Sherriff for Kilkenny at the County Courthouse. Mr. Vincent Scully put himself forward and was nominated by a number of men including Thomas Bowe, Paulstown and Michael Piece Brennan, Castlewarren. [1]

[1] Author Unknown, North Kilkenny Election in The Irish Times, 16 December 1890, p.5; New York Public Library, microfilm number ZY-R18 September – December 1890

The following short article in found in the 31 May 1869 edition of the Irish Times newspaper as reported from the papers correspondent in Waterford, the previous day (Sunday 30 May): [1]

Detective Brennan made an arrest upon suspicion of a man who was apparently a farmer’s servant, who was about to emigrate by the Montagu steampacket. The account the man gave of himself was that he walked from Paulstown, county of Kilkenny. He had no box or luggage of any kind. He gave the detective the name of Thomas Brophy, though on the passenger ticket which he held the name was Thomas Bowe. He had two new Bank of Ireland ten pound notes and two five pound notes in his possession. He declined to give any reference. He has been confined till inquiry concerning him has been made.

[1] Author Unknown, Arrest on Suspicion in The Irish Times, 31 May 1869, p.3; New York Public Library, microfilm number ZY-21 January-June 1869

An entry on a website dedicated to the memory of Special Forces who have died from World War II to the present day lists the details for a man who is buried at the New Cemetery in Paulstown.

John Heffernan died 24 Sept 1957 and served as a private in the PARAS 2 – Parachute Regiment. His date of birth is given as 3 December 1933. You can read the entry here.

The Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland has one of the best names of any historical organization that is consulted for Irish genealogical research. It was in existence from 1888-1934 and published a journal in each year.  The entry below comes from Volume II, covering the years 1892-1894.[1]

The history of the Protestant Church, as written in 1816, is outlined along with a list of rectors from the 17th – 19th centuries.

[1] Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland. 1895. Journal of the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead in Ireland. Volume II, 1892-1895. Dublin: Peter Roe.

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