1833 Tithe Applotment Book - Kilbarron 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.
Wardtown, Corker, Roscut, Cloghbally, Coolbeg & its subdenominations, Alla & Cashel
Surname First Townland ACHESON [..?] Roscut [Rosscat] ANDERSON A., Sen. Cashel ANDERSON William Cashel BARREN Daniel Coolley BELL [..?] Roscut [Rosscat] BELL John Cashel BELL William Cashel BOYLE Widow Wardtown BURKE Patrick Cloghbolly BURKE Thomas Cloghbolly BURNS E. Cloghbolly CLEARY [..?] Coolley CLEARY Anthony Cloghbolly CLEARY Owen Cashel CLEARY P. Cashel CLEARY Patrick Tullyoogan [Part of Coolley] COONEY [..?] & partners Tullyoogan [Part of Coolley] COONEY A. Cashel COONEY B. Cashel COONEY Edward Cashel COONEY Mark Cashel DIVER A. Roscut [Rosscat] DIVER J. Roscut [Rosscat] DIVER M. Roscut [Rosscat] DOHERTY Arthur Cloghbolly DOHERTY Denis Tullyhorkey (Subdenomination of Coolbeg) DOHERTY George Cloghbolly DOHERTY James Cloghbolly DOHERTY James Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] DOHERTY James Tullyhorkey (Subdenomination of Coolbeg) DOHERTY Sandy, Jun. Cloghbolly DOHERTY Sandy, Sen. Cloghbolly DOOGAN [..?] Coolley ELLIOTT [..?] Cashel FERGUSON [..?] Cashel FLANAGAN Thomas Cashel FOX O. Cashel GALLAGHER [..?] (late Lipsett) Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] GALLAGHER John Cashel GALLAGHER Pat. Tullyhorkey (Subdenomination of Coolbeg) GAVIGAN [..?] Cashel GAWLEY [..?] Wardtown GILDEA James Cloghbolly GILLESPIE Widow & partners Wardtown GOAN E. Wardtown GOAN Edward Coolley GOAN Patt. Wardtown GOAN Thomas Wardtown GRAHAM [..?] Roscut [Rosscat] GRAHAM Henry Cashel HAZLETT John Coolley HILLIARD [..?] Cloghbolly KEENAN [..?] Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] KERRIGAN [..?] Wardtown KERRIGAN John Cashel KERRIGAN John Coolley KNOX [..?] Cashel LIPSETT [..?] Coolley LIPSETT A. Cashel LIPSETT Anthony Cashel LIPSETT C. Cashel LIPSETT James Cashel LIPSETT John (Road) Cashel LIPSETT John Cashel LIPSETT John Coolley LIPSETT Joseph Cashel LIPSETT Lewis Cashel LIPSETT Lewis, Jun. Cashel LIPSETT Lewis, Sen. Cashel LIPSETT Thomas Cashel LIPSETT Thomas R. Cashel LIPSETT William Cashel LOWRY John Cashel MARTIN [..?] Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] McBRIDE [..?] & Co. Coolley McBRIDE [..?] & partners Tullyoogan [Part of Coolley] McCADDON John Tullyhorkey (Subdenomination of Coolbeg) McCANN Daniel Coolley McCANN Daniel Wardtown McCANN Gilbert Cloghbolly McCANN John Coolley McCANN John Wardtown McCANN Owen & partners Wardtown McCANN Patrick Wardtown McCANY [?] [..?] Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] McGARRIGLE [..?] Coolley McINTIRE [..?] Wardtown McINTIRE Anthony Tullyhorkey (Subdenomination of Coolbeg) McINTIRE D. Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] McINTIRE J. Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] McINTIRE J. Roscut [Rosscat] McINTIRE James Cashel McINTIRE James Cashel McINTIRE Pat. Cashel McINTYRE O. Roscut [Rosscat] McKEY William Cashel MONAGHAN [..?] Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] MULHARTAGH Daniel Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] MULHARTAGH Denis Cashel OLIVER H. Roscut [Rosscat] PATTERSON Widow Cloghbolly PITTS Thomas Cashel QUIN Patrick Cloghbolly REYNOLDS John Coolley REYNOLDS John Coolley REYNOLDS John Wardtown ROPER [..?] Coolley ROPER [..?] Wardtown ROPER D. Cloghbolly ROPER Daniel Wardtown ROPER J. Cloghbolly ROPER James Wardtown ROPER Neal Wardtown ROPER T. Wardtown SHANKLIN [..?] Cashel SHANKLIN Widow Cashel SHIEL Simon, Esq., Jun. Wardtown SHIEL Simon, Esq., M.D. Wardtown SLEVIN [..?] Coolmore [Subdenomination of Cooley] SMITH [..?] Coolley THOMAS William & partners Tullyoogan [Part of Coolley] THOMPSON [..?] Cashel TUMMANY [..?] Roscut [Rosscat] VANCE Alexander Cashel WALSH [..?] Cloghbolly WALSH John Wardtown WARD [..?] & son Cloghbolly
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