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0 - Family Quests 1800-1849 Ireland N/A 1820s-1830s Co. Kerry, Co. Cork + India Denis Nowlan and Jane Dowd family Denis Nowlan and Jane Dowd had a daughter Mary baptised in the Listowel Parish, County Kerry, on 12 March 1824.

In Nov 1829 a son William was born in Trichinopoly, Madras, India , father Denis was a Corporal in H.M. 89th Regiment.

In 1834 a son Maurice was baptised in Fermoy, Co.Cork, in the 89th REgiment Barracks. A daughter Jane is also recorded by Denis's grandson Rev Denis Nolan in an historical Northern New York book published in 1910.
RN: Based upon a review of Nolan "Presence in Co. Kerry" (click on URL1 link below) it appears as if this Nolan line is related to family of Maurice Nolan who, around 1851, was living in the area of Kilgulbin, Co. Kerry. Christine Cuter More details
0 - Family Quests 1800-1849 Ireland N/A 1820s-1830s Co. Kerry > Nova Scotia John and Catherine Nolan immigrate to Nova Scotia JOHN NOLAN, believed to have been a tinsmith, was born about 1797 in Tralee, Kerry, Ireland. He died on 24 Oct 1865 in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada. He married CATHERINE. She was born in 1799.

John Nolan and Catherine had the following children:

* JOHN NOLAN (c1825) born in Ireland

* JEREMIAH NOLAN (1831-???), tinsmith, born on 22 Ap r 1831 in NS

*THOMAS WILLIAM NOLAN (c1839-1899) born in NS;
he married Adelaide Acker in 1874 and they had several children:
Margaret (c1875), Eliza (c1877), John Lewis (1882), Jeremiah (1884),
Minnie (1885), James William (1888-1888), James William (1889).

* MARGARET NOLAN (1840-1870) born in Truro, NS; ;
she married UNKNOWN MCGUYER Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Family Quests 1850-1899 United States Nolan-Hartford-Conn 1860 Ship in Atlantic >NY> Hartford, Conn. Andrew son of Patrick and Margaret Nolan born aboard ship According to family tree information found at the MyHeritage and FamilySearch websites, Andrew's parents were Patrick Nolan (b. Mar 17 1833 in Co. Westmeath, IE - d. 12 July 1899 in Hartford, Conn) and Margaret O'Laughlin (b. July 24 1840 in Ballymacoda and Ladysbridge, Co. Cork, IE - d. 5 Apr 1909 in Hartford, Conn).

According to family lore Andrew was born at sea in 1860 while his mother/the family was on the way to America. In 1865 (census) the family was living in Ward 14, Brooklyn, NY. By 1870 (census) the family had settled in Hartford, Conn.

Patrick Nolan and Margaret O'Laughlin had the following children:
Michael (1855), Emma (1858) and Elizabeth (1859) born in Ireland; Andrew J. (1860) born at sea; Josephine (1862), Annie (1863), Fanny (1870), Terrance F. (1872), Bessie (1872), Esther (1877) and Margaret born in America.
It may be possible to identify the family's origin in Ireland using the fact that Andrew's parents married in Ireland, their first 3 children were born in Ireland (1855-1859). Church records in Counties Cork and Westmeath may shed further light in this family's ancestry. Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Family Quests 1750-1799 Ireland Nowland-54 1783 Dublin, Co. Dublin Michael Nowland sentemced to death Michael known to have been born circa 1761 in Dublin is possibly the son of a William and Ann Nowlan whose son Michael was baptised in Dublin on December 31, 1758

In 1783, Michael Nowland (c1761-1828) was imprisoned and sentenced to death for, supposedly, stealing a horse. However, his sentence was later commuted to life and, in 1790, he was “transported” to Australia on the ship “Scarbourough”. Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Family Quests 1850-1899 United States see URL1 1860+ Mississippi, Tennessee Patrick Pierce Nolen, born in Ireland, marries Mary Dever in Mississippi and they eventually settle in Tennessee According to his obituary written in 1898 Patrick Pierce Nolen would have been born in Ireland around 1802. Also, based upon the Y-DNA test results for a male descendant indicate that he was descended from a County Carlow Nolan line.

In the Y-DNA test results for a male descendant of Patrick Pierce Nolen (see at ) there are families identified which may have family links within the last 200 years. In particular, the family histories for the Nolan lines of Moses Nolen (1830-1897) and Robert Nolen (1820-1850)) may be worth investigating for plausible family connections.

County Carlow is where there is the highest concentration of Nolan families in Ireland and there are many Nolan lines associated with this county but his second name i.e. "Pierce" and his oldest son being named "Robert" may be clues to help in identifying the particular line to which he belonged. Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Family Quests 1850-1899 United States Martin Nolan 1855 Richmond, New York, USA 1855 : Martin Nolan : Richmond (Staten Island), NY Martin Nolan (c.1825-?) – from Ireland
Bridget Ryan (c.1833-?) – from Ireland
Children: Julia (1856), Patrick F. (1858), Mary (1861), Martin (1864), Bridget (1866), Thomas?
The 1865 New York Census shows the family lived in Westfield, Richmond County, New York in 1865 and the oldest child, Julia, was 10 years old and born in Richmond. Therefore, the family was living in Richmond, NY prior to 1855 and came to America sometime after birth of c.1833. The census has the spelling as “Nolen”, future documents show the spelling as “Nolan”. Martin’s occupation was a laborer. The family moved Richmond, NY to Scranton, PA between around1866.

Children of Martin Nolan and Bridget Ryan
1) Julia (1856-?) was born in Richmond, NY she married Michael Harding. In 1880 they lived in Scranton, PA and were boarding Julia’s brother Martin Nolen (age 16) and sister Bridget Nolen (age 13).
Children: Patrick (1874), Mary Ann (1876), John (1878)

2) Patrick F. (1858-) was born in Richmond, NY and moved to Scranton, PA between 1865 and 1870 with his mother and father. He married Catherine, daughter of Anthony Thornton, in 1885. Patrick was a driver in the mine at age 14 and a coal miner at age 41.
Children: John Joseph (1887-1959), Martin (1889-1910), Patrick Joseph (1890-1951), Francis Aloyious (1892-1918), Leo Cycil (1893-1978), Mary (1896-)

3) Mary (1861-) was born in Richmond, NY and moved to Scranton, PA between 1865 and 1870.
4) Martin (1864-1907) was born in Richmond, NY and moved to Scranton, PA between 1865 and 1870. He married Catherine in 1899. Martin was a barber.
5) Bridget (1866-) was born in Scranton, PA.

In the 1900 census, Patrick and Catherine Nolan lived next door to another Nolan family in Scranton, PA. Thomas and Catherine Gilda (1851-1913) Nolan are both from Ireland. Their children Thomas (1880), Nellie (1884), and Frank (1886) were born in Pennsylvania. Catherine gave birth to 11 children, of which 5 lived as of 1900. Thomas may have been an older brother or a cousin of Patrick.

Ancestry DNA Origins points to Ballina, Southern Mayo and Galway region.
Christopher Nolan More details
0 - Family Quests 0000-0499 Great Britain Information Hi, you might find a couple of papers on my website of interest. Welcome any feedback.
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0 - Family Quests 1600-1699 Europe N/A 1681 Velika Loka, Slovenia Thomas Noulan married with a family living in Slovenia In 1681, a "Joanes Noulan" was born to "Thomas and Eva Noulan" living in "Velika Loka, Višnja Gora", Slovenia. On October 4th a second son named "Luka Noulan" was born to the couple.

It is not known if John had descendants but Luka did marry and have children.

On November 6, 1719, "Luka Noulan" married "Maruša Zupančič". They had at least 6 children named Andreas (1720), Joanes (1723), Joseph (1726), Martin (1728), Georgius (1732) and Antonius (1735).

Further details can be found at the archival website (see URL1). Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Gleanings 1700-1749 Europe Gleaning 1747 Zeeland, Holland A "Pieter Nowland" was working as a sailor on an armed navy sloop in Holland "Pieter Nowland" (sic Peter Nowland) was working as a sailor aboard the armoured sloop "De Duijff" serving the Admiralty of the Dutch province of Zeeland (next to Belgium). Reference: Crew logbook for the ships of the Admiralty of Zeeland i.e. "P.F. Poortvliet, De bemanningen der schepen van de Admiraliteit van Zeeland 1740-1749 (uitgave NGV Afdeling Zeeland 1995-1997) (nummer 25799)" ; period from April 19, 1747 to November 7, 1747

He may have been related to the "Peter Nowland" of Ballykealey who was hung at Clonmel in 1745, after being convicted of treason for , having recruited Irishmen to fight for the Jacobite cause.
Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Gleanings N/A Ireland Gleanings 1810s-1930s Ireland, UK, USA, Mexico Gleanings from Correspondence, Newspaper Clippings etc. Nolan-related Information taken from a compilation of Irish Gleanings published online at URL1 (see below) has been added to the archival website . “If you find any names that connect with your research please send [transcriber] an email”.

To view the Nolan-related excerpt click on the URL2 link given below. Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Gleanings 1700-1749 Ireland N/A 1749 Elphin Diocese (ROS, GAL, SLI) 1749 CENSUS - Nowland, Nowlan & Nolan in Elphin Diocese Following is a list of Nolan, Nowlan and Nowland individuals living in the Elphin Diocese in 1749.

(Format: first name, last name, parish, county)


Jams Nowland, Elphin, Roscommon

Pat Nowland, Ahascragh, Galway


An Nowlan, Roscommon, Roscommon
Ed Nowlan, Roscommon, Roscommon
Jam Nowlan, Taghboy, Roscommon
Jam Nowlan, Taghboy, Roscommon
Jas Nowlan, Termonbarry, Roscommon
John Nowlan, Taghboy, Roscommon
Wm Nowlan, Taghboy, Roscommon


Bry Nolan, Cloontuskert, Roscommon
Bryan Nolan, Kilteevan, Roscommon
Danl Nolan, Aughrim, Roscommon
Fr Nolan, Kilgefin, Roscommon
Jas Nolan, Kilbride, Roscommon
John Nolan, Kilglass, Roscommon
P Nolan, Tibohine, Roscommon
Pat Nolan, Cloontuskert, Roscommon
Peter Nolan, St Johns, Roscommon
R Nolan, Tibohine, Roscommon
Widdow Nolan, Taghboy, Roscommon
Winny Nolan, Aughrim, Roscommon

Bryn Nolan, St Johns, Sligo
Patrick Nolan, St Johns, Sligo
The Diocese of Elphin diocese covers most of County Roscommon (51 of the 59 parishes) plus parts of County Galway (8 parishes) and County Sligo (13 parishes).

The source document entitled "1749 - Religious Census of Elphin Diocese; Householders, occupations, religion, number of children and number of servants." may be searched at the website. See URL link below. Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1800-1849 Canada Nowland-194 1818 circa Bouctouche area, NB Peter and Edward Nowland immigrate to New Brunswick On their way back from Quebec city, Lower Canada, Peter and his brother Edward Nowland, working on a lumber ship returning to Europe, decide to settle in New Brunswick, jumping ship somewhere along the Northumberland Strait. According to family lore, Peter and Edward came from Cork. According to RC church records in New Brunswick, Peter and Edward's parents were "James Nowland" and "Mary Glory".

After a long search in RC church records in Ireland it was eventually determined that Peter and Edward's parents had married in the Ballon church in 1793. Their names, as they appeared in the Ballon-Rathoe church records were given as "James Nowlan" and "Mary Clory" (sic Mary Clowry). In the marriage record Mary was listed as a widow and a further search in the Ballon-Rathoe records revealed that to a "James Clowry" in 1784. Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1750-1799 Ireland Nowland-194 1793 Ballon, Co. Carlow James Nowlan marries Mary Clowry nee Shortall in Ballon church James and Mary were married in Ballon church in late 1793. She was a widow and records from the same parish (Ballon-Rathoe) show that she had been previously married to a James Clowry in 1784. In RC church records for New Bruswick for the marriage of two of their sons Peter (b. circa 1796) and Edward (b. circa 1798) their names are given as "James Nowland" and "Mary Glory" of "County Karlow". Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1700-1749 United States Nowlin-17 1700 circa Beaver Creek, Virginia James Nowlan immigrates to America as an indentured servant Around the year 1700, a James Nowlan/Nowling came to Virginia as an indentured servant and eventually married his master's daughter, Catherine Ward. According to the Nowlin-Stone genealogy he was a carpenter and came to America with two brothers, a William Nolan who went to "New England" and a John Nowlan who went "Up North".

At his death, James was using the "Nowling" spelling for his name. This is believed to reflect a French connection in the years preceding his immigration to America.

There is a branch of Nolans (Nowland) which settled in the Placentia Bay area of Newfoundland and on the neighbouring French isle of St. Pierre and used the spelling "Noliegne" which is close to "Nowling" when pronounced in French.
Even though Captain James Nolan (Daniel>Edmund>James) was dispossessed of his Shangarry lands in the mid-1600s, it appears as if his uncle Patrick's side of the family did manage to regain some rights over their former lands before he died, sometime around 1670.

In 1669, Richard Earl of Arran and son of the Duke of Ormonde, leased the lands of Shangarry and Ballinrush to Thomas Bagenal to hold “in trust" for a John Nowlan. This is no doubt Patrick's son, John.

Combining the information available from the Nolan book "O Nolan - the history of a people" (2000) and the Nowlin-Stone genealogy, it now seems that John Nowlan of Shangarry and Ballinrush had four sons:

• Lawrence (c1670), the eldest son who apparently took care of the Shangarry and Ballinrush lands for his father but, in 1700, was mistakenly forced to forfeit them because of having been a part of King James’ army during the Williamite wars; however, his father, John, still holding the original lease for 3 lives of 1669, was successful in recovering the family lands

• James (1685) who, around 1700, went to Virginia, indenturing himself to an Englishman by the name of Ward, to pay for his passage to America

• John (1677-1700) who, around 1700, went to Virginia and then “Up North”; he seems to have eventually made it back to Ireland and is believed to be the John Nolan Tinnaclash burial plot of the Templepeter cemetery in County Carlow

• William who, around 1700, went to Virginia and then to “New England”; one possibility is that he went to Maine where, prior to the American Revolution, a Richard Nowlan was living; in 1783, he went with his family to Port Roseway, Nova Scotia (now Shelburne, NS); a Patrick Nowlin of
Horton, NS, is believed to have been his son. For now this is only conjecture and requires further research Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1800-1849 Great Britain Knowland-??? 1820s+ Manchester, England Michael and Jane Knowland living in Manchester Michael Knowland, born circa 1801 in Ireland, immigrated to England and married there sometime in the the early 1820s.

By 1841, Michael was living in Manchester, England. According to the census taken that year, he was a labourer, aged 40, his wife Jane was aged 34 and their two children, Charles , aged 18, and William, aged 12. were living with them, Both Charles and William worked as "piecer"s in a mill.

Charles Knowland (b. 1823) married twice, first marrying Martha Hayes in Manchester in 1849, and then Ellen Norris also in Manchester in 1875.

He had a large family, having 6 children with both Martha and Ellen. He was a mill worker by profession (piecer, etc), also a herbalist.

William Knowland (b. married Jane Quayle in 1859 and they had one child.

More informatiion on Charles and William's children can be found at the LDS website (click on the URL1 link given below)
In official records, the family name is variously spelled Knowland, Nowland and Nowlan.

Although, in 1841, Michael Knowland was listed as a "labourer", by 1849,t when his son Charles married, he seems to have improved his status, now being identified as an "engineer" on the marriage certificate.

Michael's birthplace in Ireland has yet to be determined with a high degree of certainty.

A modern-day descendant, Tommy Knowland, is actively researchinmg this line of Nolans. Tommy Knowland More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1600-1699 Ireland Noland-140 1660s Fethard, Co. Tipperary Pierce Noland Sr. regains some of his lost lands in Co. Tipperary As best as can be determined, Pierce Nowland was born in Dublin, Ireland, sometime around 1628, probably the son of a Catholic merchant with Royalist ties and family roots in the barony of Gowran, Co. Kilkenny, where Pierce Butler had a castle.

In the 1640s Pierce Butler took an active part in the Irish Civil war and, after the passing of an Act of Resettlement in 1652, he was forced to forfeit his vast lands in Leinster in exchange for less desirable lands in counties Clare, Galway and Mayo, where he, his tenants and retainers could resettle. At this point, Pierce Nowland, his wife and their young children, most likely Henry and Darby at this point, around 1654, are believed to have resettled to Co. Mayo where Pierce Noland Jr. was born sometime around 1655.

It is not known exactly where they lived but it was most likely in the Barony of Tirawley where Pierce Butler is known to have received lands.

After the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, the "Noland" family seems to have regained some of their lands in Co. Tipperary, likely around Fethard. Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1800-1849 Ireland Noland-140 1670s Cecil Co., Maryland Pierce Noland Jr . immigrates to America and settles in Cecil Co., MD By the mid 1670s, probably feeling the urge to establish himself and, seeing the potential for owning land of his own in America, Pierce Noland Jr. emigrated and settled in Cecil Co. Maryland. His brothers, Henry, Darby, Philip (1656), William (1658) and Thomas did likelwise, settling respectively in: Kent Co., Maryland; Cecil Co., Maryland; Loudoun Co., Virginia; St. Mary’s Co., Maryland, and; Anne Arundel Co., Maryland.

After a short time in Cecil Co., Pierce Noland Jr. moved on to Charles Co., Maryland, where he married in 1780 and stayed for most of his life. He died in Stafford Co., Virginia in 1714.

Around 1680 in Maryland, Pierce married someone named Katherine and they had at least 5 children.


* Stephen (1682) who remained in Charles Co., MD
* Philip (1684) who relocated to Stafford Co., VA
* Pierce (1696) who relocated to Cecil Co., MD
* Thomas (1698) who remained in Charles Co., MD
* William (1703) who remained in Charles Co., MD Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1600-1699 Ireland Nowlin-17 1669 circa Shangarry, Co. Carlow Captain James Nolan is dispossessed of his Shangarry lands After the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Captain James Nolan who in 1649 had fled to France with Charles II failed to recover his lost lands of Shangarry once the monarchy was restored in 1660.

In 1640, prior to the "Uprising of 1641"Captain James' grandfather, Daniel, had protected his Shangarry lands by passing them on to the only son he considered as legitimate i.e. Patrick. At that point, his other son, Edmund, although firstborn from an earlier union lost any rights he had to his grandfather's Shangarry lands.

This was a key legal point which, after the restitution of the monarchy in 1660, prevented Captain James Nolan from recovering the Shangarry lands seized under Parliamentary/Cromwellian Rule in the mid-1650s.

Upon the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, the Shangarry lands became the property of Richard Butler, the Duke of Ormonde and Lord Deputy of Ireland and Captain James petitioned for the return of his Shangasrry lands. However, in 1664, the courts ruled that Captain James' uncle, Patrick, had accepted lands in Connacht in exchange for the Shangarry lands and therefore the family had no rights to the lands. In 1669, Captain James allegedly murdered a Thady Nolan and fled to England.

In 1670, while still in England, he once more attempted to recover his Shangarry lands, first appealing to the Duke of Ormonde and then directly to the king who referred his petition to the courts. After first reading, the case dragged on for 7 weeks but, in the end, the case was dismissed due to lack of evidence. At the time, Captain James was married with 9 young children and reportedly destitute.

Between 1670 and 1700, there is little known about Captain James and his descendance. However, based upon church records for the St Germain-en-Laye chapel in Paris, it would appear that Captain James and his family made their way to France, living in the palace of St. Germain-en-Laye in Paris, the same place to which he had fled with the future Charles II in 1649.

In church records for the St Germain-en-Laye chapel in the 1690s we find several records which suggest that his first wife died there in the late 1690s and that he remarried around 1700. In the church records Captain James' first name is given as "Eugène" and "Jacques Nolan". Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1750-1799 Australia Nowland-54 1791 Norfolk Island, Australia Michael Nowland marries Elizabeth Richards Imprisoned and sentenced to death in 1783, Michael Nowland's sedntence was eventually commuted to life and, in 1790, he was “transported” to Australia on the ship “Scarbourough”.

After his arrival in Australia, in 1791, Michael marries Elizabeth Richards who, like him, had arrived in the penal colony on the "Lady Juliana” having been sentenced to 7 years transportation.

Michael and Elizabeth had 9 children, the first 4 being born on Norfolk Island and the others in the area of Wilberforce, NSW, where the family had resettled around 1800. Michael and Elizabeth are buried in a cemetery in Wilberforce, NSW. Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1800-1849 Canada Nowland-194 1818 circa Bouctouche area, NB Peter and Edward Nowlan integrate with the French Acadian community In 1822 in the Richibucto Village church Edward Nowlan married Isabelle LeBlanc, an Acadian woman descended from Charles LeBlanc, a pioneer of Bouctouche. Edward settled at Kent Boom up the main Buctouche river where he had obtained a land grant becoming a pioneer of the small town of Ste. Marie-de-Kent.

In 1828 his older brother Peter married Modeste Jaillet, the grand-daughter of a French Huguenot immigrant who had settled in Lunenburg. Peter settled settled on the south side of the Little Buctouche river where his father-in-law had earlier been granted land. His three eldest sons, John, Thomas and William settled in the Coates Mills area, on the south side of the Bouctouche river, a bit past Kent Boom where their uncle Edward Nowlan had settled but on the north side of the river.
Peter and Edward, following the example of the local Acadian community, sustained themselves through logging, farming and fishing. Roger Nowlan More details
0 - Nolan Lines 1800-1849 United States 1824 Lancaster, PA >> Dayton, OH William and Elinor Nolan/Nowlan of Dublin, IE, immigrate to US William and Elinor Nolan/Nowlan seem to have married in Dublin sometime around 1818. They were poor and by 1824 when they decided to immigrate to America they had three young children: Mary (1819), Margaret A. (1821) and Michael Peter (1823).

William and Elinor first located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but in 1838 as their children were getting of marrigeable age they relocated to Dayton, Ohio, which became their permanent residence. Roger Nowlan More details
1 - Mists of Time -BCE- Ireland N/A -350-300 North-Western Europe Ugaine Mor, a famous maritime trader, rules as Ard Ri (High King) of Ireland In pre-Christian times the European Celts were pushed ever northward and westward by the Roman army seeking to extend the Roman Empire offering the Pax Roman to the vaquished. At this time, a maritime Celtic chief seated in Leinster or possibly in the Scilly Isles arose offering his guidance and protection to the Celtic chiefs at the north-western limits of Roman Empire.

Known as Ugaine Mor (Hugh/Eugene the Great) or by the Romans as "Hugonious Magnus" he sailed into the Mediterranean with a fleet of ships to assist the Greeks in their quest to establish trading posts in the western Mediterranean. He is the first historically verified Ard Ri of Ireland and, according to the Irish Annals, ancestor to both the O Nuallains and the O hUllachains.
Ugaine Mor married a Gaulish princess and reputedly had 25 children.

At his death his children inherited his vast domains, one of them was the ancestor of the O Nuallains and another the ancestor of the O hUllachains. Roger Nowlan More details
4 - Nolan Presence 1850-1899 Ireland N/A 1850-1851 WIC+WEX >> United States 1850-1851 Post-Famine Immigration to US “In October 1850, Father Hore and 450 parishioners set sail on the 1090-ton Ticonderoga, a sailing vessel registered in New York. A list of immigrants from the Ticonderoga still hangs in the back of the church at Wexford, IA.

Another 450 parishioners left the same day on the 915-ton Loodianah, a sailing vessel from Canada.

An additional 300 parishioners left eight days later on a smaller vessel, the Chasca, a Boston registered ship.

For full story read the FR. Hore immigation article at this website (URL1 below) Roger Nowlan More details
6 - Modern History 1600-1699 Ireland N/A 1650s - 1800s CARLOW - New Garden, Ballybrommel, Kilconner, etc. 1650s onward - Quaker Presence in County Carlow New Garden, Painestown and Carlow Town
In 1660 a Meeting was settled at Newgarden, Co. Carlow, at the home of Ephraim Heritage of Paynestown, it is not certain whether or not a Meeting House was erected here, probably not, in which case the Meetings were held in Paynestown House, which still exists; a burial ground dating from 1655 also exists, on private property.

In 1716 this Meeting was removed to Carlow where a Meeting House had been erected in 1700.

When people of the Quaker faith moved to another locality, they sometimes usewd the same name as for the Quaker meeting they had left behind. For example, according to a book written by Dr. Albert Cook Meyers, entitled "Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania" the name "New Garden Monthly Meeting" is repeated in various states in the US and the one in Pennsylvania is supposedly named after the New Garden MM (Monthly Meeeting) in Carlow, Ireland.

Ballybrommel, Kilconner and Ballykealey Townlands
The burial ground on the Ballybrommell townland, "God's Acre", along with the one on the Ballykealey townland are a reminder of the once thriving Quaker community in Co. Carlow. Quakerism first evolved in the North of England in the seventeenth century and made its first inroads into the Carlow/Kildare region during the Cromwellian plantations of the 1650s. At the time many Quaker families settled in the Fenagh area, most notably the Watsons and the Leckys who purchased large farms at Kilconner and Ballykealey respectively.
Reference: Roger Nowlan More details
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