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.
Naas has probably been styled a borough since the invasion of Henry II. In ancient times the word merely meant a walled town; later it seems to have only applied to such towns as had some organization for the translation of public local business, and at a still later date the name was understood to infer a right to representation in Parliament.
The following persons sat in the Irish Parliaments for the Borough of Naas from 1559 to the Union: —DeBurgh, Thomas. “Ancient Naas.” Journal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society and Surrounding Districts I, No. 2 (1892): 184-201. https://www.google.com/books/edition/Journal_of_the_Co_Kildare_Archaeological/kkg9AAAAIAAJ (accessed February 24, 2021).
Date. Name. Residence.
1761 – 1768 Maurice Keating, Esq.
Richard Burgh, Esq.
John Burke, Esq., Junr., in place of R. Burgh, deceased.