1829 Tithe Applotment Book - Fahan Upper Parish, Co Donegal
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Tithes were an income tax on farming - usually about one tenth of the annual income. These were used for the upkeep of the Church of Ireland and were paid from the time of the Reformation. Before the Composition Act of 1823 it was possible to pay them in kind in stead of money. From the time of the Composition Act they were supposed to be paid in cash and Tithe surveys were carried out in each Parish to assess what the income for that parish would be. Two people were appointed by each parish to carry out this assessment.
Both Catholics and Protestants resented this tax - tax was not payable on all land, and there was even variation on the types of land from place to place. From 1736 grazing land had an exemption - this was usually land held by landlords. Certain crops were taxable, others weren't. Potatoes could be taxable in one parish and not in the one next door.
Tithe books are not comprehensive, people who did not hold land are not listed and some types of land were passed over absolutely. Towns and cities were usually not assessed.
They are arranged by Townland and usually give the acreage held by each farmer. However, note here that the measurement used was the plantation or Irish acre which differs in size from the imperial or English acre used in the Griffith's Valuation.
The information you get from the Tithe Books is simple, townland name; landholders name; area of land and tithes paid. Some will list the landlords name as well. The original tithe books for the 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland are held in the National Archives in Dublin.
ADAMS Joseph Craigtown ALEXANDER J. Castletown ALEXANDER William J. Castletown ALGOE Robert Cashel (part of Toobin) BARR Daniel Ballyhays BARR James Chrislaugh & Sullagh BARR James Gortnaskea BARRAN Widow Balleney BEATTY Archibald Calhame BEATTY Archibald Littur (Letter) BEATTY William Littur (Letter) BELL Joseph Glack BELL William (outside of Demesne) Balleney BELL William (within the Demesne) Balleney BRADLEY Peter Dunmellan BRADLEY Peter Lower Green Hill BROWN James Cashel (part of Toobin) BUDDS William Drumadoey BUOY Henry Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?] CALDWELL John East Ballynahone CAMPBELL Archibald Drumadoey CAMPBELL John Garvery CARGILL Thomas Garvery CARTER Arthur Upper Rouskey CLERK Widow East Ballynahone COCHRAN Joseph Chrislaghmore COCHRAN Mr. James Calhame COCHRAN Mr. Samuel Calhame COCHRAN Mr. Samuel Lusloughs COCHRAN Samuel Chrislaghmore COYLE Henry Irishtown COYLE Hugh Irishtown COYLE James Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh) COYLE John Gortnaskea COYLE Michael Glack COYLE Widow Irishtown CROSSAN John Lower Green Hill CRUMLISH Bryan Gortnacrutt CRUMLISH Bryan Pullamuck CRUMLISH Hugh Irishtown CRUMLISH Neal Pullamuck CUNNINGHAM Robert Toobin Carragh DAVIS Alexander Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?) DAVIS William Magherabeg DEENEY Edward Toobin DEENEY James Cashel (part of Toobin) DERRY Lord Bishop of Lower Famelid DERRY Lord Bishop of Moneytinney DERRY Lord Bishop of The Barr [Part of Kilmakilvenny] DEVENNY John Toobin Carragh DIXON James Gortnaskea DIXON Joseph Upper Famelid DIXON Robert Upper Green Hill DOHERTY Charles Lisfannon DOHERTY Con. Garvery DOHERTY Daniel Balleney DOHERTY Daniel Castlequarter DOHERTY Denis Balleney DOHERTY Dudley Anneybrack DOHERTY George Castlequarter DOHERTY Hugh Anneybrack DOHERTY James Drumadoey DOHERTY James Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh) DOHERTY John Lisfannon DOHERTY John Upper Famelid DOHERTY John West Ballynahone DOHERTY Manus Kilmakilvenny DOHERTY Michael Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny) DOHERTY Neal Drumadoey DOHERTY Neal Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny) DOHERTY Neal Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh) DOHERTY Pat. Anneybrack DOHERTY Pat. Lisfannon DOHERTY Pat. Lisfannon DOHERTY Pat. Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?] DOHERTY Pat. Pullamuck DOHERTY Philip Lisfannon DOHERTY Roger Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh) DOHERTY Widow Anneybrack DOHERTY Widow Kilmakilvenny DOHERTY Widow (now Widow Morrin) Castlequarter DOHERTY William Anneybrack DOHERTY William Chrislaugh & Sullagh DOHERTY William Garvery DOHERTY William Kilmakilvenny DOHERTY Daniel Toobin Carragh DONAGHY John Glack DONALD Hugh Moneytinney DONALD James Lower Famelid DOWLING William Lower Rouskey DUNLOP John Garvery DUNLOP Samuel Garvery DUNLOP William Garvery FALCONDER James Chrislaugh & Sullagh FERGUSON John Craigtown FERGUSON Robert Lisfannon FERGUSON Samuel Lisfannon FINLEY Robert Lisfannon FINLEY Thomas Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?) FOSTER James Garvery FOSTER John Glack FOSTER Robert Garvery GALLAGHER James Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh) GALLAHER Pat. Toobin GALLAHER Widow Drumadoey GAMBLE William East Ballynahone GARROW George East Ballynahone GARROW John East Ballynahone GIBSON Charles Magherabeg GIBSON James Lower Famelid GIBSON John Chrislaughkeel GIBSON John West Ballynahone GIBSON Mrs Castlequarter GIBSON Mrs Chrislaughkeel GIBSON Stephen Lower Famelid GIBSON Stephen Lower Rouskey GIBSON Stephen West Ballynahone GILL George Drumadoey GILL Jack Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny) GILLEN Charles Magherabeg GILLEN James Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?] GILLEN James Upper Rouskey GILLESPIE William Irishtown GILLINGHAM James Lower Rouskey GILLINGHAM Jo. Castletown GILLINGHAM Lydia Lower Rouskey GILLINGHAM Miss Lower Famelid GLEN William Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?) GLEN William Lisfannon GLEN William West Ballynahone GRANNY Pat. The Marraghs GRANY James Irishtown GRIMES John East Ballynahone HAMILTON Rev. D. Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?) HAMILTON Rev. William Lower Famelid HANEY? William Drumadoey HEATH Mrs Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?) HEATH Mrs Castlequarter HEGARTY Daniel Toobin HEGARTY Hugh Moneytinney HEGARTY Hugh The Marraghs HEGARTY James The Marraghs HEGARTY Michael The Marraghs HEGARTY Pat. Moneytinney HEGARTY Pat. The Marraghs HEGARTY Patrick Cashel (part of Toobin) HEGARTY Widow The Marraghs HUFFINGTON Mr. Lisfannon HUTCHINSON Jacob East Ballynahone HUTCHINSON Joseph East Ballynahone KEARNEY Charles Drumadoey KEARNEY Widow Drumadoey KERLIN Edward Gortnacrutt KERR Owen East Ballynahone KERR Widow Toobin KILPATRICK Thomas Kilmakilvenny LAFFERTY James Garvery LANNIGAN Pat. Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?] LONGWOOD Robert Lisfannon LOUGHREY Pat., Jun. Toobin LOUGHREY Pat., Sen. Toobin LYNCH George Drumadoey LYNCH George Gortnacrutt LYNCH Pat. Cashel (part of Toobin) MAGINNESS Daniel Cashel (part of Toobin) MARSHALL William Lisfannon MATHEWS Andrew Castlequarter MATHEWS William Castlequarter MAXWELL Rev. P.B. Drumadoey McCALLISTER Dennis Drumadoey McCAMEY? John East Ballynahone McCARRON Manus Lisfannon McCARTER James Dunmellan McCARTER John Garvery McCARTER Joseph Dunmellan McCARTER William Drumadoey McCLAY Andrew Chrislaughkeel McCLAY James Chrislaughkeel McCLAY James Magherabeg McCLELLAND William Cashel (part of Toobin) McCLELLAND William Upper Green Hill McCORKELL Widow East Ballynahone McDAID Hugh Garvery McDAID John Drumadoey McDAID Ned Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny) McDAID William Dunmellan McDAID William Garvery McELHINNEY John Garvery McFAWN Robert Garvery McGILAWAY James Cashel (part of Toobin) McGILAWAY John Cashel (part of Toobin) McGOWAN John Gortnaskea McGOWAN John Gortnaskea McILHINNEY Thomas Cashel (part of Toobin) McLAUGHLIN Charles Lower Famelid McLAUGHLIN Cornelius The Barr [Part of Kilmakilvenny] McLAUGHLIN Daniel Calhame McLAUGHLIN Daniel Lower Famelid McLAUGHLIN Daniel Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?] McLAUGHLIN Donald Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny) McLAUGHLIN Hugh Calhame McLAUGHLIN Hugh Littur (Letter) McLAUGHLIN John Anneybrack McLAUGHLIN John Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny) McLAUGHLIN Pat. Calhame McLAUGHLIN Pat. East Ballynahone McLAUGHLIN Pat. Moneytinney McLAUGHLIN Philip The Barr [Part of Kilmakilvenny] McLAUGHLIN Roger Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny) McLAUGHLIN William Lower Famelid McLAUGHLIN William Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny) McLAUGHLIN William The Barr [Part of Kilmakilvenny] McLOUGHREY James Toobin McLUCAS Archibald Toobin Carragh McMULLEN John Garvery McNAGHT John Upper Famelid McNAUGHT James Moneytinney McNICHOL James Carrick McNICHOL John Carrick McNUTT James Kilmakilvenny McNUTT James West Ballynahone McNUTT John Carnshannagh McNUTT Samuel Carnshannagh McNUTT Thomas Garvery McNUTT Thos? Lower Famelid McNUTT William Magherabeg McNUTT William Toobin McSHEFFRY Andrew Lower Green Hill McSHEFFRY James Gortnacrutt McSHEFFRY John Drumadoey McSWINE Pat. Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?) MILLER Robert Craigtown MONTGOMERY Robert Kilmakilvenny MOONEY Charles Drumadoey MOONEY Robert Garvery MOORE David Toobin Carragh MORAN William Lower Green Hill MURRAY Mrs Carnshannagh O'BRIEN Pat. Toobin O'DONNELL Con. Chrislaugh & Sullagh PLATT Widow Margaret Upper Rouskey QUIGLEY James & partners Magherabeg QUIGLEY John Magherabeg QUIGLEY William Cashel (part of Toobin) QUIGLEY William Toobin RAMSEY Henry Castletown RAMSEY Henry Lower Famelid RAMSEY James Chrislaugh & Sullagh RAMSEY Robert Chrislaugh & Sullagh RICHEY John Drumadoey RISK George (now Widow McClelland) Lisfannon RISK J....? Lisfannon RODDY Hugh (from John McNutt) Carnshannagh ROSS Samuel East Ballynahone SCHOALES Miss Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?) SHEILS Widow West Ballynahone SMITH Archy. Kilmakilvenny STEWART James East Ballynahone STEWART John Kilmakilvenny THOMPSON William Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?) TOLAN John Castletown VANCE James Ballyhays VANCE Thomas Lisfannon WALLACE John Carnshannagh WALLACE Moses Carnshannagh WALLACE Mrs Kilmakilvenny WATT John Irishtown WATT Robert Irishtown WHIRRISKEY William Garvery WHYTE John West Ballynahone WILEY Moses (under Samuel McNutt) Carnshannagh WITHEROW John Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?) WRIGHT Thomas Balleney
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