The Vestry Records of the parishes of St Bride, St Michael Le Pole and St Stephen, Dublin, 1662–1742

W.J.R. Wallace

Hardback €49.50
Catalogue Price: €55.00
ISBN: 978-1-84682-285-8
October 2011. 352pp.

'Contains much information about the parish’s responsibility for many aspects of civil life, notably poor relief, fire fighting, and policing as well as information about the religious life of the parish', Reference & Research Book News (February 2012).

‘The records provide invaluable insights into local and ecclesiastical history of inner city Dublin and are a particularly important resource for the 17th century where records are scarce. The records of its vestry reveal at first hand how the parish recovered following the Restoration and developed in the 18th century … An excellent book', Michael Merrigan, Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette (May 2012).

‘Vestry records can yield all kinds of useful information about local governance and, of course, about aspects of the life of the congregation … Scholars of the period and those with a particular interest in our city churches are again immensely indebted to Mr Wallace for the valuable addition of this fifth volume of the series of texts and calendars published by Four Courts Press in association with the Representative Church Body Library. It seems superfluous to comment on his characteristically careful and meticulous scholarship', Adrian Empey, Search (2012).