Blacksmiths registered in Donegal 1833-1843
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This list of blacksmiths is taken from “A Return from the Clerk of the Peace of Every County in Ireland, of the names and places of abode of every Blacksmith whose forge has been registered, and who has received a Licence at quarter Session, during the last 10 years”, British Houses of Commons Sessional Papers, 1843, Vol L, page 51.
The list gives names and residences. The list for Donegal is the longest included in the Sessional Papers, and includes 82 names. Some counties of Ireland have no Blacksmiths listed as registered at all, which does not mean that there where no blacksmiths in those counties, they may not have been registered, or the local adminstration may not have bothered with registration. There may also have been more Blacksmiths in Donegal than those mentioned on this list.
No Name Location 1 Andrew Allen Coolatee 2 John Allen Ballyburn 3 John Anderson Churchhill 4 Michael Burns Ballylennon 5 Richard Benson Manor Cunningham 6 John Begley Magheradrummond 7 William Bradley Mallins 8 James Carland Drummuckla 9 James Coll Trainbuoy 10 Daniel Coll Ballybolother 11 James Conan Tamney 12 Neal Carr Darney 13 Hugh Donnell Maghrehee 14 Cormick Devin Prucklish 15 Michael Doherty Ramallin 16 Patrick Doherty Umgal 17 Hugh Doherty Beltrim 18 William Doak Beltany 19 Hugh Doherty Monreagh 20 Samuel Ewing Inch 21 James Friel Raphoe 22 Benjamin Forsyth Raphoe 23 Owen Farran Mallin 24 Robert Fairman Ballinacart 25 Bernard Green Raphoe 26 Philip Gallagher Carnmallen 27 Daniel Gallagher Buncrana 28 Charles Gallagher Cranny 29 Hugh Harkin Convoy 30 Thomas Howley Raphoe 31 Patrick Harkin Glenmakee 32 John Harraty Carn 33 James Hagan Churchtown 34 Cormick Higgins Killybegs 35 Owen Higgins Killybegs 36 William Joseph Muff 37 Daniel Keeve Ballehan 38 James Killy Gortness 39 James Kerr Kenduil 40 Patrick Kearney Lisk 41 John Lockhart Rooskey 42 William Lockhart Kishends 43 Stephen Logen Carnmallen 44 William Lockhart Castlehill 45 Samuel Martin Raphoe 46 David Monteith Kiltown 47 Neal Mulloy Ballykillone 48 John Miller Aught 49 James Miller Muff 50 Dennis Morrin Buncrana 51 George Miller Castlereagh 52 Daniel McShane Raphoe 53 William McBeth Drumbuoy 54 Andrew McConnell Raphoe 55 James McElure Shannon 56 James McDonnell Priest town 57 James McHugh Gortgranny 58 James McConnell Legnathraw 59 James McGrath Newtown Cunningham 60 James McCoy St John's Town 61 Hugh McGrath Newton Cunningham 62 Robert McNaught Edenmore 63 Joseph McNaught Ballinacor 64 James McDade Drumacanow 65 Darby McGinley Duntinney 66 Alexander McGlasson Ray 67 Neal McGallion Drumcarbet 68 Brian McGeoghan Caldaff 69 Edward McGeoghan Glacknabraid 70 Brian McGeoghan Carn 71 Patrick McCallion Drumaskey 72 James McGlaughlin Ballyloskey 73 Patrick McGlaughlin Urbalreagh 74 Hugh McGlaughlin Glengach 75 Patrick McGlaughlin Inch 76 Mark O'Donnell Convoy 77 Henry Robinson Oakfield 78 George Stanitt Lifford 79 Daniel Shuey Carn 80 Solomon Todd Ramullin 81 Joseph Wark Bridgend 82 William Wiley Derryvane Submitted by James Cochran, Clerk of the Peace, 5th June 1843.
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