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Index to the Tithe Applotment Book, Killea Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland 1830

NAI reference: TAB 7/33
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

 

Tithe was a tax on all agricultural land (originally one tenth of the produce) excepting only church lands, glebes and urban areas and was paid by leaseholders and occupiers of all religious denominations to the clergy of the Established Church of Ireland. There was growing resentment against this tax, especially by Presbyterians and Catholics, particularly in the period of distress after 1815 and the government was forced to give way and introduce the Tithe Composition Act 1823 which replaced payment in kind by payment in cash.

In order to effect this change, all agricultural land across the country was required to be surveyed and applotted, or valued. During the period 1823 to 1837, a Tithe Applotment Survey was made in each civil parish across the whole of Ireland to determine the value of tithe payable by different landholders. Two people were appointed by each parish to carry out this assessment. The material was arranged by civil parish and townland in volumes known as TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS.

In some parishes more than one survey was taken, whilst in others the manuscript has not survived. The books for all Ireland, compiled between 1823 and 1837, are now deposited in the National Archives of Ireland, Dublin and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).

PRONI holds the tithe books for all but 31 of the 273 parishes then surveyed in Northern Ireland. These tithe books are arranged by townland and record the names of leaseholders, the area of their farm subject to tithing, sometimes the quality of the land and an overall valuation and occasionally, the names of landlords. Researchers should be aware that cottiers who did not hold land are not recorded, and unaccountably, some types of land were passed over entirely; a field of potatoes attracted a tithe payment in one parish, but not in that adjoining.

Those researchers who are fortunate to locate a forebear in the Tithe Applotment Books may find it possible to take their research back a further generation prior to c1860 Griffiths Valuation.


 

OFFICIAL TOWNLANDS WITHIN KILLEA PARISH

Townland Townland Townland Townland
Ardnamoghill Carrigans Drumnashear Dunmore
Glasmullan Imlick Legnaduff Magheraboy
Magheraboy Glebe Newtownhamilton Toberslane Whitehouse


 

KILLEA TOWNLANDS AND SUBDENOMINATIONS SUBJECT TO TITHING (as recorded)

Townland Townland Townland Townland
Altaghaderry Arnamochil Craig Carrigans Drumnashier
Dunmore Glassmullen Imlick Lagnaduff
Newtownhamilton Tubberslane Whitehouse  


 

INDEX TO KILLEA PARISH, CO. DONEGAL TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOK 1830

***ORIGINAL SPELLING HAS BEEN RETAINED***

SURNAME GIVEN NAME TOWNLAND
ALEXANDER James (or Archibald Parker) Carrigans
ALEXANDER Richard Carrigans
ANDERSON Charles Glassmullen
ANNAN Robert Carrigans
BOGGS James Dunmore
BRADLEY Andrew Carrigans
BRADLEY Daniel Carrigans
BURNS John Dunmore
CANNON Denis Carrigans
CANNON Dennis Carrigans
CANNON Matthew Carrigans
CARRUTHERS Moses Newtownhamilton
CRAIG Rev. Mr. Tubberslane
CROCKETT George Drumnashier
CULBERT Thomas Altaghaderry
CUNNINGHAM William, Jun. Carrigans
CUNNINGHAM William, Sen. Carrigans
DOHERTY William Dunmore
DOUDS James Altaghaderry
ELLIOTT Robert Carrigans
FORSYTHE William Carrigans
GALLAGHER [..?] Imlick
GALLAGHER Edward Altaghaderry
GALLAGHER Mr. Carrigans
GALLAGHER William Altaghaderry
GIBSON Charles Glassmullen
GIBSON Charles Newtownhamilton
GOURLEY Thomas Dunmore
HAMILTON William Carrigans
HANNA Samuel Whitehouse
HENDERSON James & partners Carrigans
HUNTER James Dunmore
HUNTER Robert Dunmore
IRWIN Samuel Altaghaderry
JAMESON James Newtownhamilton
KELLAGHAN Richard Carrigans
KILDEA Betty Carrigans
KILDEA John Carrigans
KIRKPATRICK Frederick Tubberslane
KIRKPATRICK John Tubberslane
LAVINS Widow Arnamochil Craig
LODGE Rev. Mr. Imlick
MACKY William Carrigans
MAHAFFY John Altaghaderry
MASON James Dunmore
MASON John Dunmore
MASON William Dunmore
McCARTER James Carrigans
McCLINTOCK R., Esq. (Bank part of Carrigans contg. 1 acre 0 roods 38 perches valued on HUGH McGETIGAN) Dunmore
McCONOMY Denis Carrigans
McCORKILL Joseph Altaghaderry
McCREA Mr. James Carrigans
McGETTIGAN Hugh Carrigans
McGETTIGAN Hugh, Sen. Carrigans
McILHINNY James Carrigans
McILWAINE [..?] Dunmore
McILWAINE Mr. Whitehouse
McLAUGHLIN Widow Mary Carrigans
McPHERSON James Newtownhamilton
McPHERSON Mr. Lagnaduff
McPHERSON William Arnamochil Craig
McPHERSON William Newtownhamilton
MILLER James Imlick
ORR John Arnamochil Craig
OSBORNE John Altaghaderry
OSBORNE William Altaghaderry
PARKER Archibald (or James Alexander) Carrigans
REID William Lagnaduff
SMYTH Hugh Dunmore
SMYTH Robert Dunmore
SMYTH Samuel Dunmore
SMYTH Thomas Dunmore
SMYTH William Dunmore
STEEL Andrew Imlick
STEEL James Altaghaderry
THOMPSON Mr. Altaghaderry
WILLIAMS Miss Carrigans
WILLOCK Noble Dunmore
WITHEROW Mr. Imlick


 

Summary: [Proprietors?]

ROBERT McCLINTOCK, ESQ. – apply JOSEPH DYSART, ESQ

JOHN MONTGOMERY, ESQ. – apply to MESSRS. SKIPTON & WALLEN, Derry

ROBERT BOND, ESQ. – apply to himself, Derry

MISS HARVEY – apply to JAMES COCHRANE, ESQ. Crohan, Lifford

W. SAMUEL JACKMAN, ESQ. – apply to MINCHIN LLOYD, ESQ., Derry

ROBERT BATESON – apply to WILLIAM McCREA KNOX, ESQ., Ballyduff House, Lifford

MR JOHN HANNA – apply to himself

MRS THOMPSON – apply to herself

MR THOMAS KIRKPATRICK – apply to himself

MISS BABBINGTON – apply to MR WILLIAM EDMANSTON

MR CRAIG – apply to himself

Further information relating to some of those above is offered in the ORDNANCE SURVEY MEMOIRS OF KILLEA & TAUGHBOYNE, dated October 1821:

Practical Farmers

The number of active spirited farmers in this district are numerous. As to their intelligence I can say little, not being much acquainted. However, the REV. MATTHEW HERON of the Hall, MR HUGH STEPHENSON of Lignathraw, MR JOHN ALEXANDER of Drummanan, MR SCOTT of Mullinan, MR HUNTER of Tullyown, MR McFARLAND of Cloon and MR SAMUEL MARSHALL of Tibber [Tubber] are all active and intelligent farmers. Others have made great improvements lately, which are owing principally to their indulgent landlords, MR ANDREW MASON of Kildrum, MR JOSEPH McPHERSON and MR WILLIAM ELLIOTT of Cloughfin, and this farm, the occupier I do not know, it lies immediately above ROBERT BATESON ESQUIRE, I imagine he is a MR MILLS, and MR DAVID McCLEAN, all have done much to the farms.

Linen

[Linen manufacture] is nearly at a stand these 3 or 4 years back, but much decreased from what it was for 20 years previous.

The number and extent of millworks are many and great; no less than 20 mills are in this limited district of 21 miles: MR STEPHENSON of Lignathraw 1, MR ALEXANDER of Drummanan 1. MR ALEXANDER of Kinnycally 1, REV. MR CUNNINGHAM of Castletown 1, MR McCLEAN of St. Johnstown 1, MR GALLAGHER of Castletown 1, MR McPHERSON of Kildrum 1, MR McFARLAND of Cloon 1, MR MARSHALL of Tibber 1, MR LAID of Cross 1, MR MACKIN of Lishill 1, MR ROGER of Ginsurry [Garsuey] 1, MR McPHERSON 1, MR MILLS 1, MR CALDWELL of Kildrum 1, MR CULBERT of Kildrum 1, MR PINKERTON 1, MR GALLAGHER of Portlough 1, MR LEVINS of Brickfield 1, 21 in all. Probably some others may have escaped my notice.