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Index to the Tithe Applotment Book, Killowen Parish, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland 1828

PRONI Ref 5A/180/1
FHL Film #258461
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


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 tithe, 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 Griffiths Valuation.



Townland Townland Townland
Ballycairn Castletoodery Churchland
Drumaquill Kilcranny



Townland Townland Townland
Drumaquil Ballykern Castletoothery
Waterside Kilcranny Killowen Churchland



Surname First Name Townland
ALEXANDER Alex Esqr. Ballykern
ALEXANDER Alexr. Esqr. Drumaquil
ANDREW John Waterside
ANDREW Mark Drumaquil
ANDREW Saml. Kilcranny
ANDREW Samuel Ballykern
BAILIE James Waterside
BARR Robert Ballykern
BLAIR James Killowen Churchland
BOYLE Danl. Waterside
BOYLE James Killowen Churchland
BROWN Joseph Killowen Churchland
BROWN Wm. Castletoothery
BRYSON John Waterside
CALDERWOOD Robt. Waterside
CALDWELL James Killowen Churchland
CLARK Mary Drumaquil
CLARK Saml. Drumaquil
COCHRAN John Drumaquil
CROWE James Killowen Churchland
CURRY David Killowen Churchland
DARRAGH James Drumaquil
DARRAGH Widow Castletoothery
DELAP Mr. Wm. Killowen Churchland
DIMPSY Patrick Killowen Churchland
DOGHERTY Geo. Killowen Churchland
DOGHERTY Hugh Waterside
DOGHERTY Philip Killowen Churchland
DOGHERTY Wm. (or Wm. McKillip) Drumaquil
DOHERTY John Killowen Churchland
DOUGAN Henry Ballykern
DOUGAN James Ballykern
DOUGHERTY Widow Waterside
DUNLAP Thomas Killowen Churchland
FINLEY William Kilcranny
GANNON Rich. Waterside
GIBSON James Waterside
GRIBBEN Edward Killowen Churchland
GRIBBEN James Waterside
HALL Mrs. Killowen Churchland
HAVILAND Denis Castletoothery
HAVILAND Dennis Waterside
HAVILAND Geo. Castletoothery
HESLET Robt., Esqr. Waterside
HILL James Castletoothery
HILL Wm. Castletoothery
HOGG Thomas Killowen Churchland
HUGHES James Drumaquil
HUGHES Richd. Killowen Churchland
HUNTER James Killowen Churchland
KANE Bernard Killowen Churchland
KENNEDY Mrs. Killowen Churchland
KENNEDY Patk. Waterside
KERR Jackson Castletoothery
KERR Jackson Castletoothery
KERR Robert Castletoothery
KERR Robert Waterside
KYLE Robert, Esqr. Killowen Churchland
LITTLE Mr. Ballykern
LOUGHRY John Waterside
LOWDON Wm. Drumaquil
LYNCH Francis Waterside
LYND John Drumaquil
LYNN John Drumaquil
MACKY Thos. Killowen Churchland
MAGEE Patk. Waterside
MAXWELL Mrs. Waterside
McCARRON John Killowen Churchland
McCORMICK Danl. Ballykern
McELRAVY Widow Kilcranny
McGOWAN John Killowen Churchland
McGOWAN Terrance Killowen Churchland
McGROTTY John Waterside
McKILLIP Neal Waterside
McKILLIP Wm. Ballykern
McKILLIP Wm. (or Wm. Dogherty) Drumaquil
McLANE Hercs. Killowen Churchland
McLAUGHLIN John Waterside
McLAUGHLIN Philip Drumaquil
McLEAN Alexr. Castletoothery
MILLAR Wm. Waterside
MILLER Alexr. Waterside
MORRISON Chas. Killowen Churchland
MORRISON Wm. Waterside
MURPHY Benjm. Ballykern
O’KANE Danl. Killowen Churchland
ORR James Waterside
PATE W. Killowen Churchland
PAUL James Waterside
PAUL Wm. Drumaquil
PORTER James Ballykern
PORTER Joseph Ballykern
QUIGLEY John Killowen Churchland
RANKIN James Drumaquil
RANKIN John Castletoothery
RANKIN John Drumaquil
SAVAGE Patk. Killowen Churchland
SHANNON Thos., Reps. of Killowen Churchland
SMITH John Drumaquil
STERLING John Waterside
STEWART Mrs. Waterside
THOMAS Rev. Josh. Waterside
WARD Arthur Waterside
WEIR Mrs. Waterside
WRAY James Kilcranny
YATES James Killowen Churchland