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BACKFENCE RENTALS: LECKPATRICK PARISH

RENTALS AND VALUATIONS 1777-1858

 

Transcribed and compiled by Len Swindley
(len_swindley@hotmail.com)

 

Backfence is a 149-acre townland lying between the Foyle River and the Derry Road heading north out of Strabane and belonged to the Manor of Cloghogal within the extensive Abercorn Estate. The Abercorn Papers form a very large collection in PRONI, Belfast, which includes title deeds, rentals, accounts, leases and correspondence relating to the Tyrone and Donegal estates, some commencing in the early seventeenth century. The following data has been transcribed from LDS microfilms; researchers should consult the comprehensive Family History Library catalogue for a complete description of this microfilmed archive. Alternatively, the originals may be viewed at PRONI, 66 Balmoral Ave., Belfast.

 

SURVEY & VALUATION OF THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGAL (ABERCORN ESTATE) 1777

BACKFENCE:

Daniel Carland

Robert Heasty

Holdings on the River side from Backfence upward:

Daniel Lochry

Manus Selator

Parks below or North of Starrat’s and Priestly’s Canals:

James Knox (No.’s 1, 3 & 4)

George Wray (No. 2)

James Knox (south of Starrat’s canal)

 

 

RENTAL FOR THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGAL (ABERCORN ESTATE) 1787

BACKFENCE:

James Ramsey

Elizabeth Hamilton

Robert Heasty

 

TITHE APPLOTMENTS: LECKPATRICK PARISH 1827

BACKFENCE:

Thomas Barnhill

Thomas McLaughlin

Neal Doherty

John McLaughlin

Hugh McCurriston (?)

John Robinson

Robert Carland (Black)

Robert Carland (White)

 

RENTAL FOR THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGAL (ABERCORN ESTATE) 1833

BACKFENCE:

Tenants as per Former Leases and Occupying Tenants:

Thomas Barnhill

John Laughlin & Sister

James Barnhill                       (Thomas Barnhill)

Bryan Quigley

 

RENTAL FOR THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGAL (ABERCORN ESTATE) 1848

BECKFENCE:

Thomas Barnhill

Lighton Warnock

Mrs Anne McGuire

Oliver White

John McLaughlin

Widow Carland

 

GRIFFITHS VALUATION: LECKPATRICK PARISH 1858

BACKFENCE:

A List of Occupiers and Immediate Lessors:

Julia McLoughlin                 (Marquis of Abercorn)

Daniel McLoughlin                (same)

James Gamble                       (Daniel McLoughlin

Patrick Friel                           (Marquis of Abercorn)

John Maguire                       (same)

Leighton Warnock                (same)

Thomas Barnhill                   (same)

James McKinney                 (Thomas Barnhill)

John McRory                        (same)

James Brennan                     (same)

John Carolan                         (same)

John Cramsie                        (same)

Roderick Barne                     (same)

Patrick Breslan                      (same)

John McClean                      (same)