1829 Tithe Applotment Book - Fahan Lower Parish, Co Donegal
Partial - by Townland
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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.
This is not a complete transcription, but does represent about 3/4 of the book. The entries are however, in sequence
The names have been transcribed exactly what is in the book.The writer used Jas and James, Michl and Michael, Donaghey and Donaghy
There are a small number of names which although legible do not make sense and these I have bracketed eg Micky M'(Cleeary?), in other words the Micky M' is correct but the bit in brackets is exactly what is there even though it doesn't make sense
The original book was "signed off" by the two compilers on October 15 1829
Index at the front of the book gives the following : Ardarvan Page 61 Ballymacarry Page 72 Ballymegan Page 26 Balllynarry Page 22 (Drumlough?) Page 17 Ellies Page 80 Fallask Page 5 Foffanagh Page 11 Gransha Page 69 Kinnagoe Page 5 Connaghkinnagoe Page 80 Ludden Page 1 Meenaghmullaghan Page 15 (Meenkeeragh?) Page 33 Owenbuy Page 60 Sladran Page 29 (S---?) Page 16 Trillick Page 38 Tullyarvan Page 41 Tullydish Page 49 (T----?) Page 4
Townlands/Names Comments Lower Ballymegan Lower Ballymagan in Griffiths John Porter John Donaghey Wm Doherty (Sen?) Wm Doherty (Sen?) Upper Ballymegan Upper Ballymagan in Griffiths John Donaghy Philip Donaghy Gerorge Donaghy Wm Doherty Archd. Blue John Barr Jas Doherty Widow McDaid Wm Doherty Sen Jack Doherty Wm Doherty Jun George Donaghey Henry M'Daid Manus M'Gowan Bryan Donaghey Owen M'Callion Wm M'Callion Ardbane Ardbane in Griffiths, in Clenagh Michl Diver Patk M'Laughlin Dennis M'Laughlin Pat (Diver?) John Bradley Michl Donaghey Clamperland Clamperland in Griffiths, in Clenagh John M'Laughlin Michl M'Laughlin Clenagh Cleenagh in Griffiths Owen M'Laughlin Bryan Doherty Jas M'Laughlin John Doherty Pat Doherty ? Doherty Pat & Bryan M'Gee Chas M'Laughlin Pat M'(Clonain?) Michl M'Laughlin Michl M'Gee Pat Freel Lower Druminderry Lower Druminderry in Griffiths Charles Doherty Thos Bradley James O'Donnell Owen O'Donnell Domnick O'Donnell John Doherty Bryan Doherty Pat Doherty Rodger Doherty Upper Druminderry Upper Druminderry in Griffiths John Doherty Jack Doherty Shan Roe Doherty Jas Hegarty Pat Doherty Con Doherty Owen Doherty Manus O'Donnell Clonblosk Cloonblosk in Griffiths Chas Jas & Michl Harlin Owen Doherty Philip M'Laughlin Michael M'Callion Chas Ruddy Top of page says Sledrin Sladran in Griffiths Baghmore Spelling doesn't look right and cannot find it. Edwd M'Fadden Micky M'Fadden Robt Jack Sledrin Sladran in Griffiths Pat O'Donnell Wm Jack Edwd M'Fadden Wm M'Kay Wm M'Fadden Micky M'(Cleeary?) Micky M'Fadden Big House Town Con O'Donnell Pat O'Donnell Pat M'Daid Edwd Grannie New Town New Town, Sladran in Griffiths Ned M'(Gagury?) Oen M'Laughlin Jas M'Laughlin Danl M'Grory Dan'l M'Laughlin Paddy M'Cosker Widow M'Cosker Widow Doherty Wm Young Middle Town Philip O'Donnell Jack O'Donnell Pat Morran John Gillespie Widow Fullarton Stephen Porter Philip O'Donnell John O'Donnell Joseph Porter ------- Town First word is smudged George M'Laughlin James Gillespie Owen M'Laughlin Micky Magee Philip O'Donnell Phil O'Donnell Magherymore Magheramore in Griffiths. Located in Umrycam James M'Grath John (Conriagh--?) Con M'Callion Danl M'Callion Umrycam Umrycam in Griffiths Wm Doyle Pat Doyle Edwd M'Callion Hugh Doyle Con Doherty Pat Doherty Pat M'Callion Wm M'(Clemans?) Clements - emigrated to Scotland 1850s - Email researcher Hugh Hegarty Wm Hegarty Jas Hegarty Sen Jas Hegarty Jun Owen, Michael & Sean M'Callion Duirrain No idea what this is supposed to be Widow Hugh Donaghey Michl Kerr Bryan Donaghey Jun Sledrin John Donaghey Widow Harry Donaghey Bryan Donaghey Widow Donaghey Trillick Trillick in Griffiths Danl Doherty Philip & Edwd Doherty Philip Barr Edwd Loughery Wm Cuthbertson Michael Cassidy Dennis Cassidy Hugh Barr Hugh Loughery Owen Barr Widow Barr Dennis Doherty Wm Duffy Quarterland of Tullyarvan Danl Todd Esq Lisnakelly Marked as Lisnakilly in Griffiths map Edward Lynch Pat M'Menemy John M'Menemy Rose M'Gee M Doherty Edwd M'Callion Saml Morrin Hugh Gill In common to E Lynch E M'Callion P M'Menemy Saml Morrin S M'Menemy Wm M'Gee M Doherty Dennis Morrin & Hugh Gill James Hegarty Patk M'Grath Widow Gullin(eu?) Michl Gullin(eu?) Jas M'Bride Jas Lannigan Patk M'Gilevary Neil Collins John M'Corkiel John Doherty Thomas Banks John & Danl Doherty John & Bryan M'Callion Jas & Danl M'Kinney Jack & Con Doherty Michl Rogan Wm Rogan Widow Bradley John M'Kinney Philip Freel Michl Harkin Widow M'Kinney John Bresland Michl Harkin Edwd O'Donnell Pat Gibbons Danl Gibbons In common with Danl Gibbons P Gibbons J Kerney M Rogan W Rogan E -- Donnell J Bresland & Widow M'Kinney John & Jas Kelly Rev Wm O'Donnell Frederick M'Colgan Edwd Brdadley Sen Wm Bradley Edwd Bradley Jas M'Gowan Danl Todd Esq Jas M'Corkall John Kennedy Mr Joseph Cochran Jas Lynch Danl Todd Esq Lieut Connealis Saml Bell Dr. Evans John M'Menemy James Hegarty Pat Hegarty Owen Doherty Chas M'Carran Quarterland of Tullydish Aughillia Aghilly in Griffiths Bryan Doherty James Kerney Neal Doherty Michl M'Laughlin Pan Moss Pan Moss in Griffiths (in Aghilly) Robert Allen Danl Todd Esq Henry Solsberry Ainina_nan A complete mystery what this supposed to be Neal Duffy John Doherty Henry M'Laughlin Jas Solsberry George Lynch John M'Laughlin Keeloges Keeloges in Griffiths Henry M'Laughlin Neal Doherty John Bradley Chas O'Brian Michl Barr Danl Doherty James O'Brian Widow Mulligan Widow Doherty Widow M'Callion Bauville Bauville in Griffiths Neal Barr Sen Neal Barr Jun Danl Barr Lower Tullydish Tullydush in Griffiths James Morrin George Morrin John Doherty Phil Doherty Chas Doherty Upper Tullydish Tullydush in Griffiths Robt & John Ferguson Dennis Coyle James (Ashdon?) Robt Quigley Wm Burns Robt Elder Hugh Dehan Robert Quigley Owen & Wm Bradley John M'Callion John (Cannon?) Richd (Cannon?) James Burns Owen Bradley Wm Bradley John Quigley Philip M'Callion Danl Coyle Hugh Doherty ? + Owen Bradley John M'Callion Jas Burns John & (Rich?) (Cannon?) Hugh Doherty Hugh Deehan Neal Deehan Hugh Doherty Neal M'Daid Chas Doherty Dennis Bradley Jas Doherty Wm Doherty Danl M'Daid Danl Callaghan Alan Orr Corns Hargin Patk M'Daid Ellies Illies in Griffiths John M'Daid Big Henry M'Daid Widow Kelly Corns Kelly Wm M'Daid James M'Daid Wm Doherty John M'Daid James M'Daid Owen M'Daid Wm Coyle Neal Doherty Andrew M'Laughlin Owen M'Daid Michl M'Carron Danl Duffy John M'Cosker Patk Doherty Peter Donaghy Geo Doherty Patk M'Laughlin Danl M'Kinney John Doherty Chas Granny Widow M'Laughlin Chas M'Laughlin Francis Kelly James Kelly Mountain on both sides of the road John M'Daid & partners Owen M'Daid & partners Pat Doherty & partners
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