1834 Tithe Applotment Book - Leck 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.
Surname First Townland ALGOE John Dooballagh ALGOE Robert Dooballagh ALLISON George Aughliard ALLISON James Drumnahough ALLISON William Drumnahough ARMER Joseph Magherabwee ARMER Joseph Rosbrackin ARMER Robert Trainavinny ASH John Bunagee BARCLEY Mr. Crievesmith BOALE William Crievesmith BOICE? Toal & Son Old Town BOYLE Denis Raan BOYLE Denis Raan BRADLEY Roger Bunagee BRESLIN Henry Knockbrack BRESLIN James Dooballagh BRESLIN William, Jun. Knockbrack BRESLIN William, Sen. Knockbrack BROGAN Anne Lismonaghan BROWN Henry Glenaughty BROWN James Bunagee BROWN Samuel Drumardagh BROWN Samuel Drumgregan BROWN Samuel Fycorranagh BYERS John Dooballagh CHAMBERS Rev. John Corronagh CLARKE John Coachmill [Coaghmill] CLARKE Samuel Strawhurly CLEE [CLAY] James Pluck CLEE [CLAY] Daniel Fycorranagh COLHOUN Andrew Rosbrackin COLHOUN Francis Rosbrackin COLHOUN John Rosbrackin COLHOUN John Strawhurly COLHOUN William Drummoney CONLOGUE John Old Town CONLOGUE John Woodpark CRAMSHAW [CRAMSIE] Denis Lismonaghan CRAMSHAW [CRAMSIE] John Calhame CRAMSHAW [CRAMSIE] Owen Calhame CRAMSHAW [CRAMSIE] Patt. Calhame CRAMSHAW [CRAMSIE] William Ardaganny CRAMSHAW [CRAMSIE] James Crievesmith CULBERT James Glenaughty CULLIAN Charles Listillian CULLIAN Hugh Knockbrack CULLIAN Hugh Magherabwee CULLIAN James Magherabwee CUNNINGHAM Samuel Aughliard DAVIS John Aughliard DAVIS John Pluck DAVIS Widow Trainavinny DAVIS William Aughliard DELAP Widow Drumardagh DEVANNY Patt. Raan DEVANY Hugh Raan DEVIR D. Listillian DEVIR Henry Listillian DEVIR Patt. Ardaganny DEVIR Richard Listillian DEYERMITT [MCDERMOTT] Anthony Aughliard DEYERMITT [MCDERMOTT] Bryan Cullion DEYERMITT [McDERMOTT] John Coachmill [Coaghmill] DEYERMITT [MCDERMOTT] Widow Dooballagh DEYERMITT [McDERMOTT] Widow Knockbrack DEYERMITT [MCDERMOTT] Widow Listillian DEYERMITT [MCDERMOTT] Widow Magherabwee DEYERMITT [MCDERMOTT] Bryan Bunagee DOOGAN Sally Woodpark DOOGAN Widow Old Town DOUGHERTY Charles, Jun. Crievesmith DOUGHERTY Edward Corronagh DOUGHERTY Edward Dromore DOUGHERTY Francis Ardahee DOUGHERTY James Crievesmith DOUGHERTY Thomas Ardahee DOUGHERTY William Drummony DOUGHERTY William Glenaughty DURNEEN Daniel Lismonaghan EASH [ASH] Widow Glenaughty ELLIOTT George Mrs Crieve Glebe ELLIOTT James Mrs Crieve Glebe ELLIOTT Robert Mrs Crieve Glebe ELLIOTT Stephen Mrs Crieve Glebe EWING Alexander Knockbrack FERGISON Thomas Magherabwee FILSON James Magherabwee FILSON James Trimragh FILSON Samuel Drumardagh FLETCHER John Lurgy FLETCHER Robert Lurgy FLETCHER William Lurgy FLETCHER William Magherabwee FORSIDE [FORSYTHE] John Ardaganny FRIEL Neil Ballyconnelly GALLAGHER Francis Curragh GALLAGHER Thomas & Co. Old Town GALLAGHER William Glenaughty GALLAHER Francis Lurgybrack GALLAHER Joseph Lurgy GILLAN Edward Knockbrack GILLAN James Aughliard GLACKAN James Scribley GOBEN Neal Cullion GORDON Andrew Listillian GORIL James Bunagee GRAHAM Mrs Drumardagh GREGG John Old Town GRIEVE Robert Dromore HAMILTON James Glentillade HAMILTON James Old Town HARKIN Connor Woodpark HARKIN Michael Crievesmith HARRIS Edward Old Town HARVEY John Dooballagh HAY [HAYES] Sir Edward [Sir Edmund] Bart. Aughliard HAY [HAYES] Sir Edward [Sir Edmund] Bart. Dooballagh HAY [HAYES] Sir Edward [Sir Edmund] Bart. Drummoney HAY [HAYES] Sir Edward [Sir Edmund] Bart. Listillian HEAGERTY Andrew Scribley HEAGERTY James Bunagee HEAGERTY Neal Cullion HEAZLET James Calhame HEGNEY James Raan HELFERTY Widow Crievesmith HERALD Robert Crievesmith HOOD James Mrs Crieve Glebe HOOD William Cullion HUES [HUGHES] Alexander Drummoney HUES [HUGHES] John Drummoney HUGHY Mrs Crieve Glebe HUMES [HOLMES?] George Rock Hill HUNTER Alexander Raan HUNTER Anthony Calhame HUNTER Joseph Raan HUTCHISON Isaac Dooballagh HUTCHISON Sarah Dooballagh HUTCHISON William Listillian IRWIN Charles Listillian KAIN James Rock Hill KAIN Joseph Ballyconnelly KAIN William Raan KELLY Bryan Bunagee KELLY Bryan Crievesmith KELLY Charles Crievesmith KELLY Daulty Raan KELLY Francis Raan KENEDY Charles Knockbrack KENEDY John, Jun. Old Town KENEDY John Scribley KENEDY John, Sen. Old Town KENEDY Robert Dooballagh KENEDY Robert Knockbrack KENNEDY James Ballyconnelly KERNY Daniel Corronagh KERNY Henry Listillian KERNY Widow Ardaganny KERNY William Corronagh KERR Charles Glenaughty KILDAY John Mrs Crieve Glebe KILGORE John Pluck KING John Trimragh KING Matthew Aughliard KING Michael Rock Hill KING Widow Corronagh KING William Aughliard KING William, Jun. Aughliard KING William Scribley KING William, Sen. Aughliard KING William Trimragh KIRKWOOD Robert Trainavinny LAIRD James Dooballagh LAIRD Thomas Carrawgally [Carrygally] LAIRD Thomas Scribley LARKY Alexander Old Town LEECH Davis Corronagh LEECH Oliver Mrs Crieve Glebe LEECH Widow Listillian LEWIS Daniel Curragh LUCAS George Drummoney LUCAS Widow Ardaganny LYNCH John Crievesmith LYNCH Philip Crievesmith LYNCH Phillip Raan MARTIN Charles Dromore MARTIN Edward Corronagh MARTIN Edward Corronagh MARTIN James Dromore McCARTER James Pluck McCASLIN [McCAUSLAND?] Hugh Raan McCAULY John Ballyconnelly McCLINTOCK Samuel Drummoney McCLINTOCK Samuel Lurgy McCONLOGUE Patt. Dooballagh McCONNEL Christy Ballyconnelly McCONNEL Richard Cullion McCOOLE Neal Ardaganny McCOOLE Phill. Drumardagh McCOY Archy Facitmore McCREA Bazil Aughliard McDAID Charles Pluck McDAID James Dooballagh McDAID Jane Pluck McDAID Phelim Crievesmith McDAID Widow Old Town McELHINNY Alexander Rosbrackin McELHINNY Elizabeth Strawhurly McELHINNY George Dromore McELHINNY James Rosbrackin McELHINNY Michael Lismonaghan McELHINNY Robert Dromore McELHINNY Samuel Bunagee McFADEN Dugal Ballyboe McFADEN James Dromore McFADEN Phill. Ballyboe McFADEN William Raan McGARVY Michael Raan McGEIGHAN James Old Town McGEIHAN Neal Raan McGEIHAN Widow Raan McGOLRICK Denis Lismonaghan McGOWAN William Pluck McGRAGH Patt. Crievesmith McGRANAGHAN William Old Town McGRANAHAN George Listillian McGRANAHAN Michael Listillian McGRANAHAN Patt. Listillian McGRANAHAN Thomas Listillian McGRANAHAN Thomas Listillian McKINLY James Fycorranagh McKINNEE Bazil Knockbrack McKINNEE David Knockbrack McKINNEE David Listillian McKINNEE Henry Knockbrack McLOUGHLIN Charles Ballyboe McLOUGHLIN Hugh Lismonaghan McLOUGHLIN Hugh Woodpark McLOUGHLIN James Ballyboe McLOUGHLIN James Crievesmith McLOUGHLIN John Ardaganny McLOUGHLIN Manis Old Town McLOUGHLIN Neal Magherabwee McLOUGHLIN Neal Pluck McLOUGHLIN Robert Bunagee McLOUGHLIN William Ballyboe McLOUGHLIN William Ballyconnelly McMONAGLE Daniel Listillian McMONAGLE Patt. Glenaughty McNEIR Robert Dooballagh McNEIR Robert Listillian McNIGHT Henry Ardaganny McSWINE Barny Glenaughty McSWINE Denis Glenaughty McWARD George Mrs Crieve Glebe McWARD John Lismonaghan MILLER Joseph Dromore MILLER William Rosbrackin MONTGOMERY John Trimragh MOOR David Listillian MOOR David Lurgy MOOR Margaret Fycorranagh MULRINE John Glentillade MULRINE William Glentillade MURRY Charles Dromore MURRY Daniel Drummoney MURRY Richard Drummoney MURRY William Bunagee NEE James Drumnahough NEE William Corronagh O’DEENY Cornelius Dooballagh O’DONEL James Raan O’DONEL Manis Raan O’DONNEL James Glenaughty O’DONNEL Manis Glenaughty O’DONNEL Neal Curragh O’DONNEL Widow Curragh O’DONNEL Widow Glenaughty O’DONNEL William Curragh O’LOUGHLIN Myles Knockbrack PARKE William Drumardagh PARKE William Raan PATTEN Owen Crievesmith PATTERSON James Calhame PATTERSON James Dooballagh PATTERSON James Listillian PATTERSON Mr. Corronagh PEARSON Betty Old Town PEARSON George Lismonaghan PEARSON George Old Town PEARSON Gibbons Lismonaghan PEARSON Gibbons Woodpark PEARSON Henry Lismonaghan PEARSON Henry Woodpark PEARSON John Crievesmith PEARSON John Lismonaghan PEARSON Richard Lismonaghan PEARSON Richard Woodpark PEARSON Robert Old Town PEARSON William Crievesmith PEOPLES William Corronagh PORTER James Dooballagh PORTER Mathew Rock Hill PRATT Colonel Carrawgally [Carrygally] PRATT Colonel Glenaughty PRATT Colonel Lismonaghan RAMSAY Robert Strawhurly RANKIN David Bunagee RANKIN Samuel Strawhurly RANKIN William Strawhurly REED Alexander Listillian REED John Listillian REED William Ardaganny ROBINSON John Ballyboe ROSS James Strawhurly RUSSAL George Drummoney RUSSAL James Rock Hill RUSSAL Robert Rock Hill RUSSAL Thomas Drummoney SARRS [SAYERS?] Alexander Rock Hill SCOTT Widow Woodpark SCOTT William Old Town SCOTT William Scribley SCOTT William Strawhurly SEMPLE John Strawhurly SHANNON James Rock Hill SHANNON Pat. Ballyconnelly STARRITT Alexander Lismonaghan STARRITT Charles Trainavinny STEPHENSON John & Co. Dromore STEPHENSON Robert & Co. Listillian STEWART Alexander Magherabwee STEWART Alexander Raan STEWART John Listillian STEWART John V., Esq. Rock Hill STEWART Mrs Drumnahough STEWART William Knockbrack STEWART William Listillian SWEENY Hugh Corronagh SWEENY John Old Town SWEENY John, Sen. Old Town TAYLOR John Strawhurly TORRENS Francis Raan TORRENS James Raan TORRENTINE Samuel Dromore TUNNY Thomas Aughliard TURNER William Rosbrackin WALLACE Gabriel Knockbrack WALLACE James Drumardagh WAWSON [WASSON?] William Woodpark WHITE James Calhame WHITE Thomas Calhame WILSON David Dooballagh WILSON George Dromore WILSON James Mrs Crieve Glebe WILSON Matthew Old Town WILSON Robert Drumnahough WILSON Samuel Knockbrack WILSON William Dooballagh WRAY Alexander Lurgy WYLEY Allen Carrawgally [Carrygally] WYLEY Samuel Drumnahough WYLEY Samuel Scribley
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