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Archbishopric of Armagh Estate:
Tenants of the Lease: Robert Richardson, Gent. 1703
Parish Kildress, Co. Tyrone

PRONI Ref: T848/1
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Evelyn Cardwell
lynca55[at]btinternet.com
Formatted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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FROM AN ACCOUNT OF THE LANDS OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH, BY THOMAS ASHE, 1703

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

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

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


 

Tenant Of Lease:– ROBERT RICHARDSON, GENT.

TOWNLAND

OCCUPYING TENANTS AND DESCRIPTION OF TOWNLAND

Killdress

This contains 92 acres IPM. JOHN BROWN, WILLIAM MARSHALL, WILLIAM LITTLE who have each small farm houses etc and JOHN MCWHAW who has a small tenement and a tuck mill are tenants. On this stands the Church of Killdress. It is upon a bank over the river and is set about with quicks. It is arable and pasture land enclosed part with quickset hedges, the rest by dry ditches. It is bounded with Dromard east, Drum south, Mackena, Mr Stuart’s own land north, and Clare, MR RICHARDSON of Drum’s own estate west.

 

Magherneglass

This contains 43 acres and 32 perches IPM. DONNELL and PATRICK MACKALISTER are tenants. They have each a small farm house with barns etc. It is coarse arable and pasture land. On it stands the walls of an old ruined Chapel or Church. And it bounded with Manor Richison and Manor Drum round about. These lie within 3 miles of Lissan.

 

 

TOWNLAND

PARISH

Killdress [Kildress]

Kildress

Magherneglass [Magheraglass]

Kildress


 

PRONI Ref: 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

 

County of Tyrone

Robert Richardson Gent

092 --- Killdress. This Contains 92 acres Ireish Plantacion Measure John Brown William Marshall William Little who have each small Farme Houses etc & John McWhaw who has a small Tenement & a Tuck Mill are Tenants On this stands the Church of Killdress It is upon a bank Over the River & is sett about with Quicks It is Arrable & Pasture Land Inclosed part with Quicksett hedges the rest by Drye Ditches It is bounded with Dromard East Drum South Mackena Mr Stuart’s Own Land North & Clare Mr Richardson of Drum’s owne Estate West

043 --- 32 Magherneglass. This contains 43 Acres & 32 Perches Ireish Plant Measure Donnell& Patrick Mackalister are Tenants They have each a small Farme House with Barnes etc It is corse Arrable and Pasture Land On it stands the Walls of An Old Ruined Chappell or Church And it bounded with Mannor Richison & Mannor Drum Round about These Lye within 3 miles of Lissan