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The Tithe Applotment Books

1823-1838

Tithe was a tax levied on all agricultural land (originally a tenth of produce) excepting only church lands and glebes and urban areas and it 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 particularly in the period of distress which followed the Napoleonic wars and the government was forced to give way and introduce a Tithe Composition Act 1823, which replaced payment in kind by payment in cash by landlords. In order to effect this change all the agricultural land in the county which was liable to pay tithe had to be surveyed and apploted or valued. These surveys were carried out by local surveyors and the material arranged by civil parish and townland in volumes known as the Tithe Applotment Books. These books compiled between 1823 and 1837 are now deposited in the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and National Archives of Ireland.

Tithe Applotment books give the name of leaseholders and occupiers, the areas of farms subject to tithe, sometimes the qualities of land and the overall valuation. It is important to appreciate that these volumes do not include the large numbers of cottiers or landless labourers, or urban dwellers, excepting those with holdings on the outskirts of the towns. In some cases, the civil parish was extra parochial, in other words outside parochial jurisdiction. This applied to land that formerly belonged to a monastery and these were often known as ‘Granges’, e.g. Grange of Doagh. They were not liable to the payment of title or tithes were payable to a lay impropriator. All the personal names in the Tithe Applotment Books and Griffith’s Valuation for all Ireland were indexed by the National Library of Ireland, which produced the county-by-county series known as the ‘Index of Surnames’ or Householder’s Index’. In the list below, variant ‘M’ surnames have been extracted based on the references found in the Householder’s Index at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and begins with County Antrim.


COUNTY ANTRIM

The parishes of Ballymartin and Ballylinney are included in the parish of Carnmoney. Although the Householder’s Index notes a Milligan surname under the parish of Ballyclug and Milliken under Craigs (this is probably included in Ahoghill), on examination of the originals, I found no entry. I have not examined the tithe book for the parish of Loughguile, which records the surname Milligan. I also examined the parishes of Donegore, Kilbride, Ballynure and Carrickfergus, and found no variant ‘M’ surnames.

Parish of Ballymoney – 1825

Lislagaow
Mullaghan, Henry; farm holding 12a 3r 7p.

Parish of Loughguile – 1834

Ballycregagh (sic Ballyrougogh)
Milligan, Robert; farm holding 7 acres.

Parish of Ahoghill - 1825

Drumramer
Milliken, William; farm holding 12a .0r .3p.

Tullyagharly
Milliken, John; farm holding 20a. 0r. 0p.

Parish of Drummaul - 1834

Ballymacilroy
Millikin, James; farm holding 13a. 1r. 14p.

Craigmore
Millikin, Samuel (jun.); farm holding 5a. 1r. 13p.

Drumsough
Millikin, James; farm holding 9a. 3r. 32p.

Drumsough
Millikin, James; farm holding 6a. 1r. 20p.

Parish of Antrim - 1833

Antrim
Milliken, Henry; holding on Main Street 0a. 0r. 21p.

Ladyhill
Milliken, James; farm holding 18a. 2r. 18p.

Parish of Killead - 1827

Ballykennedy
Millikin, Robert; farm holding 25a. 3r. 34p.

Ballytweedy
Millikin, Thomas; farm holding 129a. 2r. 14p.

Millikin, Alexander; farm holding 16a. 0r. 31p.

Millikin, Alexander; farm holding 19a. 0r. 10p.

Millikin, Thomas & Alexander; farm holding 21a. 0r. 9p.

Parish of Ballycor - 1833

Ballyboley
Milliken, Samuel; rent £6, acreage not given.

Parish of Carnmoney - 1826

Bruslee
Millikin, Samuel; farm holding 9a .2r .25p.

Lisnalinchy
Millikin, William; farm holding 29a. 3r. 34p.

Note: the townlands of Bruslee and Lisnalinchy are located in the parish of Ballylinney.

Parish of Islandmage - 1834

Temple-Effin
Mulligan, Thomas; farm holding 37a. 10r. 1p.

Mulligan, Thomas; farm holding 17a. 3r. 11p.

Mulligan, Thomas; farm holding 6a. 3r. 21p.

Mullaghboy
Mulligan, James; farm holding 14a. 2r. 29p.

Mulligan, James; farm holding 6a. 1r. 37p.

Mulligan, James; farm holding 0a. 2r. 17p.

Gransha
Milliken, Samuel; farm holding 0a. 1r. 37p.

Milliken, Samuel; farm holding 4a. 0r. 7p.

Milliken, Eliza; farm holding 2a. 1r. 27p.

Milliken, Eliza; farm holding 2a. 1r. 27p.

Milliken, James; farm holding 3a. 3r. 24p.

Milliken, James; farm holding 3a. 3r. 22p.

Ballymoney
Mulligan, James; farm holding 19a. 1r. 30p.

Parish of Shankill - 1827

Ballydownfine
Milliken, Edward; acreage not given.

Ballydownfine is located in the Falls area of Belfast.


COUNTY DOWN

Parish of Knockbreda - 1833

Ballynafeigh
Milligan, James; farm holding (1) 22a. 2r. 28p.; (2) 8a. 3r. 25p.

Lisnabreeny
Millikin, Samuel; farm holding (1) 9a. 2r. 35p.; (2) 10a. 1r. 3p.

Breda Village
Millikin, Robert; holding 0a. 2r. 23p.

Milligan, John; holding 0a. 0r. 18p.

Parish of Drumbo - 1829

Carryduff
Millikin, James; farm holding 11a. 3r. 24p.

Millikin, Edward; farm holding 11a. 1r. 6p.

Leveroge
Millikin, Thomas; farm holding 8a. 0r. 6p.

Mealough
Mulligan, Widow; farm holding 9a. 3r. 8p.

Parish of Newtownards - 1833

Ballyskeagh High
Milliken, James; farm holding (1) 20a. 3r. 9p; (2) 11s 0r. 11p.; (3) 15a. 0r. 5p.

Milliken, David; farm holding (1) 9a. 1r. 25p.; (2) 6a. 2r. 28p.; (3) 15a. 1r. 12p.

Milliken, Hugh*; farm holding 10a. 0r. 19p.

Note * The writer’s great great great grandfather.

Parish of Comber – 1834

Ballykeel
Mulligan, Robert; farm holding 15a. 0r. 0p.

Comber
Mulligan, Thomas; holding 3a. 0r. 0p.

Parish of Kilmore - 1834

Ballydyan
Mulligan, James; farm holding 16a. 3r. 5p.

Parish of Killinchy - 1833

Ballycloughan
Miliken, James; farm holding (1) 2a. 0r. 0p.; (2) 2a. 2r. 22p.

Ravara
Miliken, James; farm holding 3a. 3r. 12p.

Miliken, Robert; farm holding 3a. 2r. 12p.

Parish of Moria – 1823 (Rent Roll)

Balloonegan
Mulligan, Rev John; farm holding 17a. 2r. 28p.

Parish of Magherahamlet - 1827

Finnis
Milligan, Hugh; farm holding 9a. 2r. 0p.

Millikin, Hugh; farm holding 8a. 0r. 0p.

Parish of Dromara - 1826

Dree
Milliken, John; farm holding 3a. 0r. 0p.

Parish of Dromore - 1834

Coolsallagh
Mulligan, Widow; farm holding 0a 2r. 9p.

Marabeg
Mulligan, Patt; farm holding 7a. 3r. 23p.

[Remainder of County still to be completed]


COUNTY LONDONDERRY

Parish of Drumachose - 1826

Carrydoo
Milliken, Wm. Brice (lats'); farmholding 6.1.21

Parish of Bovevagh - 1827

Ardinarive
Milliken, James; farmholding 10.2.34
Milliken, John; farmholding 10.2.21

Glenconway
Milliken, Widow?; farmholding 16.0.0

Bovevagh
Milliken, David; farmholdin 6.3.2

Straw
Milliken, Alexander; farmholdin 21.3.26

Parish of Aghadowey - 1833

Bovagh
Milliken, William, farm holding 24a. 0r. 0p.

Gorton
Milliken, William, farm holding 32a. 0r. 0p.

Parish of Magherafelt - 1829

Annaghmore
Milligan, James; farm holding (1) 5a. 2r. 20p.; (2) 3a. 3r. 20p.

Castledawson
Milligan, Alexander; farm holding 1a. 1r. 5p.

Glenmaquill
Milliken, Thos & Jas; farm holding 5a. 2r. 20p.

Milliken, Thos, Jas & John; farm holding 10a. 2r. 35p.

Tamnadeese
Milliken, John; farm holding 9a. 1r. 32p.

Milliken, Thos; farm holding 5a. 3r. 35p.

[Remainder of County still to be completed]


COUNTY DONEGAL

Barony of West Inishowen

Parish of Fahan Lower, 1829

Keeloges
Widow Mulligan

Barony of Raphoe North

Parish of Raymoghy, 1833

Mulligan, Daniel, Ruskey

Barony of Kilmacrenan

Parish of Clondahorky, 1833

Mulligan, Edward, Drumnaraw
Mulligan, John, Fawnmore

Parish of Tullaghobegly, 1830

Mulligan, Patrick, Torrks Or Torrhs - Maherachloghers Half
Mulligan, Cormick, Torrks Or Torrhs - Maherachloghers Half
Mulligan, Edward, Torrks Or Torrhs - Maherachloghers Half
Mulligan, Hugh, Torrks Or Torrhs - Maherachloghers Half
Mulligan, John, Torrks Or Torrhs - Maherachloghers Half
Mulligan, Patrick, Torrks Or Torrhs - Maherachloghers Half

Beltany Lower
Millikin, Robert; farm holding (1) 2a. 1r. 38p.; (2) 1a. 3r. 12p.
Millikin, James; farm holding (1) 2a. 1r. 38p.; (2) 1a. 3r. 12p.
Mulligan, Shaun, Baltoney Lower

Mulligan, Daniel, Ardnagappery
Mulligan, Daniel, Bunawack
Mulligan, Edward, Maheraclogher
Mulligan, Hugh, Maheraclogher
Mulligan, John, Maheraclogher
Mulligan, Patrick, Maheraclogher
Mulligan, Cormick, Maheraclogher
Mulligan, Patrick, Maheraclogher

Mulligan, Edward, Meenacung

Mulligan, Nancy, Widow Cashelnagor Poundtown
Mulligan, William, Cashelnagor Poundtown

Mulligan, Owen, Meenagall

Mulligan, Patrick, Inishmane

Mulligan, John, Stramarlin
Mulligan, Patrick, Stramarlin
Mulligan, Sheli, Stramarlin
Mulligan Thomas, Stramarlin

Parish of Raymunterdoney

Ballyconnell
Miliken, John; farm holding 19a. 2r. 11p.

Barony of Tirhugh

Parish of Templecarn 1825

Mulligan, H., Sassakeelagh (sic. Sessiaghkeelta) Lower
Mulligan, James, Boes Hill
Mulligan, William, Boes Hill

Barony of Banagh

Parish of Inver, 1825

Miligan, James, Craig Kilmacreddon


COUNTY LEITRIM

Parish of Killanummery – 1834

Drumduff
Milican, Richard; farm holding 15a. 2r. 0p.

Parish of Inishmagrath

Shena
Milliken, Widow; farm holding 13a. 1r. 10p.


COUNTY SLIGO

Parish of Dromard

Longford
Millikin, John; holding 0a. 0r. 12p.


COUNTY DUBLIN

Parish of Cruagh

Milliken, John; farm holding 17a. 0r. 6p.

Milliken, Matthew; holding 0a. 0r. 30p.

Parish of Whitechurch – 1832

Kilmashogue
Milikin, J.; farm holding 40a. 0r. 0p.


COUNTY TIPPERARY

Parish of Newtownlennan – 1835

Upper Newton
Millikin, Martin; farm holding 30a. 0r. 34p.



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