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Archbishopric of Armagh Estate:
Tenants of the Lease James Moore 1703: Desertcreat & Carnteel Parishes

PRONI Ref: T848/1
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Extracts from an Account of the Lands of the Archbishop of Armagh for County Tyrone, By Thomas Ashe 1703

(Parishes of Desertcreat and Carnteel)

Extracted from the enormous Archbishopric of Armagh Estate, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast

PRONI Ref: T848/1

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The Archbishop of Armagh owned large tracts of land in Counties Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh, Monaghan and Louth. With the exception of place names and personal names, spelling in this document has been modernised and punctuation has been inserted where it has been judged useful and relevant. Acreages are in Irish Plantation Measure [IPM]. One Irish acre equals 1.62 statute acres.

Pre-1800 records comprise leases, rentals and surveys and a large collection of maps. Some records are in a fragile state and may be referred to using photocopies of the originals. The call numbers are catalogued DIO/4 passim

****** An Ebook, The Ash Manuscripts written 1735 by Lieut. Col. Thomas Ash, is also available here ******
 

***A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT CONTAINING EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY SPELLING FOLLOWS AT THE END OF THIS FILE***

 

TOWNLAND

OCCUPYING TENANTS AND DESCRIPTION OF TOWNLAND

Mullanccarnan als Disertsreagh

This contains 40 acres 1 rood and 24 perches IPM. The lessee lives upon it. There was formerly a good house upon this town land which was burnt the last wars. And the tenant Mr Moore has rebuilt it with good stone and lime. It is now a very good house. There are in it very handsome rooms above stairs, a fair large parlour and common hall, kitchen and other convenient offices belonging to it. There are good stables and other out houses, a malt house and kiln. There are also very good and large orchards and a very handsome garden which contain about 2 acres very well enclosed with quicksett hedges which are all kept in good order. The land is good arable and pasture and on it are some good meadows and the whole enclosed part with quickset hedges, the rest with dry ditches. Some little of this land is covered with scrub or underwood. Note from Desertcreagh Bridge up to Mr Moore’s house and beyond it which is near a quarter of a mile and on this land are very fine quicksett hedges on both sides the way, with large ash trees planted regularly in the hedges and of those, a great number which make the lane or road and entrance to the house very pleasant. On this town land and near the bridge stands the Parish Church of the same name.

Tulleard

This contains 64 acres IPM. James McCob and Thos Wilson are tenants. They have each a small farm house with barns, stables, cow houses and garden plots. The land is good arable and pasture and some meadow. It is under corn and stock

Drumragh

This contains 55 acres 2 roods and 16 perches IPM. William Bridgett and Bryan O’Donnelle are tenants. They have each a small farm house with barns and stables, cow houses and garden plots. This is good arable and pasture land and is now under corn and stock etc, enclosed with dry ditches etc. There is some meadow belonging to it.

Killcolpe

This contains 78 acres 3 roods and 8 perches IPM. David Gillelan is tenant and has upon it a small farm house with a barn, stable and garden plot. It is good arable and pasture land enclosed with dry ditches etc and under corn and stock. There is some meadow belonging to it and also good turf bogs, one belonging to each farm.

 

These lands lie all together and are bounded with Desertcreagh River east, part of Manor Sanderson south, The Glebe west and Annaghteig north.

 

Plaister

This contains 114 acres 1 rood 24 perches IPM. This farm, the lessee keeps part of it under stock and has the rest under oats and barley. There are some crates or cabins on it.

Ballragh

This contains 69 acres 2 roods and 16 perches IPM. John Leech, Robert Johnson and James Tate are tenants. They have each a small farm house with barns, stables, cow houses and gardens, and the land is now under oats and barley, part of it. The rest under stock.

Branne

This contains 132 acres 3 roods and 8 perches IPM. Mr William Duglass and under him some tenants There are 3 small farm houses with barns etc and some cabins. The most of this is under stock and the rest under corn etc.

Rouske and Cavan-Sallagh

These 2 lie together and contain 68 acres 3 roods and 8 perches IPM. It is under corn and stock. It’s well enclosed with dry ditches and some quicks, so are all the above denominations. They are all good arable and pasture land, and there are belonging to them some good meadows.

Coolnegan

Note - when I was in the country I enquired for this parcel of land but the people dwelling thereabouts knew it not, or at least pretended so, but at my return to Dublin I went and searched for it in the offices or record and there found Knockeagand als Knecknegean (which I do suppose is the same with that above) and it contains 64 acres 1 rood and 24 perches IPM. Note It not being shown to me when I was in the country I can give no account of it.

 

These town lands above named all lie together and are bounded with Lady Berrisford’s land north and west, the lessee’s own land south and CarranTeele, Lord Primate’s land east. Note on this stands the Church of Aghaloo which is now united to Carranteele.

 

Note Also There are known and called the 4 towns of Aghaloo.
 

TOWNLAND

PARISH

Mullanccarnan als Disertsreagh [Desertcreat]

Desertcreat

Tulleard [Tullyard]

Desertcreat

Drumragh [Drumraw]

Desertcreat

Killcolpe [Killycolp]

Desertcreat

Plaister

Carnteel

Ballragh [Belragh]

Carnteel

Branne [Branny]

Carnteel

Rouske and Cavan-Sallagh [Rouskey]

Carnteel

Coolnegan [?]

?


 

T848/1

OF

The Archbishop

Of

Armagh

A View or An Account taken

by Thomas Ashe Esq

In Anno

1703


 

The Following Pages Containe Only The Notes & Observations of the said Tho. Ashe Made & Taken For the help of his Memory) at the time of his View – To which he has Since Collected (Out of the Surveyor’s Office) and Added The Numbers of Acres contain’d in all the Town Lands belonging to The said ArchBishoprick – An Undertaking not (in the Memory of man) before Attempted by any of the Lord Primats Receivers. And begun & finished at the Charge & Expense of the said Tho. Ashe In Anno 1703.


 

Jams Moore, Esq.

Mullanccarnan als Disertsreagh This contains 40 Acres 1 Rood & 24 Perches Ireish Plantacon Measure. The Lessee lives upon it. There was Formerly a good house upon this Town Land which was burnt the Last Warrs And the Tenant Mr Moore has rebuilt it with good Stone and Lyme. It is now a very good House. There are in it very hansom Room’s above Stairs , a fair Large Parlor & Common Hall Kitchen and other Convenient Offices belonging to it. There are good Stables & other Out Houses, a Malt House & Killn There are alsoe very good and Large Orchards & a very Hansom Garden which contain about 2 acres very well Inclosed with QuickSett Hedges which are all kept in good Order The Land is good Arrable & Pasture & on it are some good Meadows & the whole Inclosed Part with Quick sett Hedges The rest with Dry Ditches. Some little of this Land is covered with Scrubb or Underwood Note from Desertcreagh Bridge up to Mr Moores House & beyond it which is near a Quarter of a Mile & on this Land are very fine Quicksett Hedges on both sides the way with Large Ash Tree’s Planted Regularly in the Hedges & of those a great Number which make the Lane or Road and Entrance to the House very Pleasant on this Town Land & near the Bridg stands the Parish Church of the same Name.

Tulleard This contains 64 acres Ireish Plantacon Measure James McCob &Thos Wilson are Tenants They have each a small Farme House with Barn’s Stables Cow Houses & garden Plotts The Land is good Arrable & Pasture & some Meadow It is under Corne & Stock.

Drumragh This contains 55 Acres 2 Roods and 16 Perches Ireish Plantacon Measure William Bridgett& Bryan O’Donnelle are Tenants They have each a small Farme House with Barn’s and Stables Cow Houses & Garden Plotts This is good Arrable & Pasture Land & is now under Corne & Stocke etc Inclosed with Dry Ditches etc There is some Meadow belonging to it.

Killcolpe This Contains 78 Acres 3 Roods & 8 Perches Ireish Plantacon Measure David Gillelan is Tenant & has upon it a small Farme House with a Barne Stable & Garden Plott It is good Arrable & Pasture Land Inclosed with Dry Ditches etc And under corne & Stocke There is some Meddow belonging to it & alsoe good Turfe Bogg’s one belonging to each Farme. These Lands lye all together & are bounded with Desertcreagh River East part of Mannor Sanderson South The Gleab West & Annaghteig North.

 

Plaister This contains 114 Acres 1 Rood 24 Perches Ireish Plantacon Measure This Farme the Lessee keep’s part of it Under Stock & has the rest Under Oates & Barly There are some crates or Cabbins on it.

Ballragh This contains 69 acres 2 Roods &16 perches Ireish Plantacon Measure John Leech Robert Johnson & James Tate are Tenants They have each a small Farme House with Barnes Stables Cow Houses & Gardens and the Land is now Under Oates & Barley Part of it The rest Under Stock.

Branne This Contains 132 acres 3 Roods & 8 Perches Ireish Plantacon Measure Mr William Duglass & Under him Some tenants There are 3 small Farme Houses with Barnes etc and Some Cabbins The most of this is Under Stock & the rest under Corne etc

Rouske & Cavan-Sallagh These 2 Lye together& contain 68 Acres 3 Roods and 8 Perches Ireish Plantacon Measure It is Under Corne & Stock Its well Inclosed with Drye Ditches and some Quicks so are all the above Denominations They are all Good Arrable and Pasture Land And there are belonging to them some good Meadow’s These Town Lands above named all Lye together and are bounded with Lady Berrisford’s Land North & West The Lessee’s own Land South & CarranTeele Lord Primat’s Land East Note on this stands the Church of Aghaloo which is now United to Carranteele

064-1-24 Coolnegan Note when I was in the Countrey I Enquir’d for this Parcel of Land But the People Dwelling thereabouts knew it not or at least pretended so, but at my return to Dublin I went and searched for it in the Offices or Record & there found Knockeagand als Knecknegean ( which I do suppose is the same with that above) & it Contains 64 Acres 1 Rood& 24 Perches Ireish Plantacon Measure Note It not being shown to me when I was in the Countrey I can give no account of it Therefore Quer.....

Note Also There are known & called the 4 Towns of Aghaloo.