Keatings in the Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society: 1551

Earlier this year, I started gathering a collection of citations from online issues of the Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society and Surround Districts. Lots of gems in here on Keatings in the Co. Kildare area, and I’d like to do the same with other available journals (as well as find a good source for issues not readily available online). I ordered the entries in my notes by the earliest year referenced in each article. I’ve some ideas for a searchable database containing these entries, but for now, here they are in article form.

In the reign of King John a Priory of Crouched Friars, or Trinitarians, under the invocation of St. John the Baptist, was founded here [Castledermot] by Walter de Riddlesford, lord of the town. — (Ware). It was situated without the town walls and adjoined the road which leads to Dublin. The Order of Trinitarians, for the redemption of Christian captives out of the hands of the infidels, was instituted by St. John de Matha and St. Felix de Valois, in 1197. […] Besides the work of redeeming captives, they also devoted themselves to the relief of the poor and sick, and consequently the Houses of this Order were also for the most part hospitals. […]

June 18th — 18th Elizabeth [1533+18], a grant was made to Richd. Keating, Gent., of this hospital, with its lands and possessions (enumerated) in Castledermot, Grangeford, Coltenstown, Tomenstown, Coolrake, Huestown, and Kilkea, and also in Bray. — “Chief Remembrancer”

Comerford, The Most Rev. Dr. “Castledermot: It’s History and Antiquities.” Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society and Surrounding Districts I, No. 4 (1894): 361-378. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Journal_of_the_Co_Kildare_Archaeological/kkg9AAAAIAAJ (accessed February 25, 2021).

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