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Irish History and Genealogy Timeline

 

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Introduction
1603 Treaty of Mellifont brings to an end the Nine Years War 1603
– Treaty of Mellifont brings to an end the Nine Years War
1603
– James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England
1603 James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England
1603 Death of Elizabeth brings to an end the Tudor period. 1603
– Death of Elizabeth brings to an end the Tudor period.
1607
– Flight of the Earls
1607  Flight of the Earls
1609-11 Beginning of the Plantation of Ulster
1609-11
– Beginning of the Plantation of Ulster
1641
– Outbreak of rebellion
1641 Outbreak of rebellion
1642
– Beginning of English Civil War
1642 Beginning of English Civil War
1649 Charles I beheaded, monarchy abolished.
1649
– Charles I beheaded, monarchy abolished.
1660
– Monarchy restored, Chalres II becomes King.
1660 Monarchy restored, Chalres II becomes King.
1688 William of Orange invited to become king of England.
1688
– William of Orange invited to become king of England.
1690 Defeat of James II by William III at the Battle of the Boyne
1690
– Defeat of James II by William III at the Battle of the Boyne
1745
– Jacobite rebellion
1745 Jacobite rebellion
1750 Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution
1750
– Beginnings of the Industrial Revolution
1776
– American Declaration of Independence
1776 American Declaration of Independence
1778
– Irish Volunteers formed
1778 Irish Volunteers formed
1798 Rebellion involving United Irishmen
1798
– Rebellion involving United Irishmen
1801
– Union of Great Britain and Ireland
1801 Union of Great Britain and Ireland
1805 Battle of Trafalgar
1805
Battle of Trafalgar
1815
– Wellington victorious over Napoleon at Battle of Waterloo
1815 Wellington victorious over Napoleon at Battle of Waterloo
1837 Queen Victoria comes to the throne
1837
Queen Victoria comes to the throne
1846-8 Great Famine
1846-8
– Great Famine
1854-56
– Crimean War
1854-56 Crimean War
1885-6
– First Home Rule crisis
1885-6 First Home Rule crisis
1899-1902 Boer War
1899-1902
– Boer War
1901
Queen Victoria dies
1901 Queen Victoria dies
20th              century Break-up of British Empire
20th
century
– Break-up of British Empire
1914-18
– First World War
1914-18 First World War
1916 Easter Rising
1916
– Easter Rising
1920
– Government of Ireland Act
1920 Government of Ireland Act
1939-45
– Second World War
1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement
1985
– Anglo-Irish Agreement
1998
– Good Friday Agreement
1998 Good Friday Agreement
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Introduction
11th-12th
centuries – Anglo-Norman grave slabs erected in graveyards of
east Ulster
Late 14th century – Cooey-na-Gall
O’Cahan’s tomb erected in Dungiven Priory.
15th-16th centuries
– cadaver tombs erected in parts of Ireland
1585 – Earliest sculpted memorial bearing
an inscription. Jones ,Ardglass CI, Co. Down
Early 1600’s –
influx of English/Scots settlers to Ulster bringing their gravestone
traditions
1611-22             – Ulster Plantation records
1611-22
– Ulster Plantation records
1625 – death of Sir Arthur
Chichester who commissioned the finest 17th-century monument in Ireland
1630-1             – Ulster muster rolls
1630-1
– Ulster muster rolls
1660s               – Hearth money rolls.
1660s
– Hearth money rolls.
Late 17th century – sculpted headstones
in the north Fermanagh/west Tyrone area
1697 – Law passed forbidding burial in the graveyard of a suppressed monastery or abbey 1697 – Law
passed forbidding burial in the graveyard of a suppressed monastery
or abbey
1708
– Registry of Deeds established in Dublin
1708 – Registry of Deeds established in Dublin
Early 18th century headstones with mortality symbols in south Fermanagh/Monaghan Early 18th century
– headstones with mortality symbols in south Fermanagh/Monaghan
1740
– ‘Census of Protestant householders’
1740 Census of Protestant householders
1766 Religious census
1766
– Religious census
1772 – law passed by Irish
parliament banning burial within churches
1775 Dissenters petitions
1775
– Dissenters’ petitions
Late 18th century – mortality
symbolism almost disappears from Ulster gravestones
1795 – Site
acquired for a burying ground at Clifton Street, Belfast
1796
– Flaxgrowers’ List
Flaxgrowers List
r Early 19th century
– Classical mausolea become popular in Ulster
1803-4
– Agricultural censuses for Antrim and Down
Agricultural censuses for Antrim and Down
Passing of Tithe Composition Act
1823
– Passing of Tithe Composition Act
1824 – Law passed
requiring clergy, other than CI, to apply in writing to perform a
burial service.
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 First or Townland Valuation
1830s
– First or Townland Valuation
1848-64
– Griffiths Valuation
Griffiths Valuation
1856 – ‘An
act to amend the laws relating to the burial of the dead in Ireland’
passed
1869 – Belfast City Cemetery opened
by the Corporation.
1869 – Milltown
Cemetery opened in Belfast by the Roman Catholic Church
1884 – Cremation ruled legal.
earliest surviving census for the whole of Ireland
1901
– earliest surviving census for the whole of Ireland
1912
– Ulster Covenant
Ulster Covenant
1920s to present
– war memorials erected in many towns in Ireland
1961 – City of Belfast Crematorium
opened, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland.
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