The history and antiquities of the diocese of Ossory, Volume 2

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I first discovered this book at the Rothe House in Kilkenny while doing family history research. It very accurately describes the various areas. The history and link to family is extremely helpful and interesting. We were able to find the original locations where my ancestors lived before immigrating to America using this book's descriptions and the Griffiths Validation Maps. They matched up perfectly. 

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Page 69 - Scio enim quod Redemptor meus vivit, et in novissimo die de terra surrecturus sum: et rursum circumdabor pelle mea, et in carne mea videbo Deum Salvatorem meum.
Page 74 - Sound mind and memory, do make, publish and declare, this my last will and testament, in manner following, that is to say...
Page 75 - Smith, of , executors of this my will, hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills, by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this only to be my last will and testament.
Page 234 - ... a country is a hill commanding a wide view. This meaning applies to every teamhair in Ireland, for they are all conspicuously situated ; and the great Tara in Meath, is a most characteristic example. Moreover, it must be remembered that a teamhair was a residence, and that all the teamhairs had originally one or more forts, which in case of many of them remain to this day.
Page 243 - ... this my last will and testament in the manner and form following first...
Page 272 - Executors of this my last will and testament. As witness my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of April one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four.
Page 99 - Cruce, deposited in the Ursuline Convent of this city of Cork a portion of the Holy Rood in a silver case, which we received in a green plush bag from Dame Mary Kavanagh, wife of George Butler of Ballyragget, Esq., who received it from Dame Margaret Kavanagh, wife of Richard Galwey of Kilkenny, Esq., with whom it was deposited by Dame Ellen Butler, sister of John Butler of Kilcash, Esq., and wife of Colonel Butler of Westcourt, who received it from Valentine Smith, Esq...
Page 391 - Axford, and other the premises last mentioned, are held of the King in chief by the service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee, and are worth altogether by the year, clear, -jo ; of the manor of Eblesborne alias Bushopston, co.
Page 74 - Executor hereafter named and as touching the disposition of such temporal estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and dispose thereof as followeth.
Page 35 - Home, and among other things accused Virgilius with having maintained that there were other men living under the earth and inhabiting a world altogether distinct from this. It is not surprising that Zachary should consider this doctrine both novel and dangerous, and hence in his reply he is made to say that ' in case it be proved that Virgilius had held the doctrine of there being another world, and other men under the earth, a synod should be convened and he should be expelled the Church.

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