1833 Tithe Applotment Book - Clonleigh 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 ADCOCK William Isle Plea ALEXANDER Nathan (Culbert Farm) Balleighan ALEXANDER Nathan Balleighan ALEXANDER Thomas Drumbarnett ALLEN Alexander Mondooey ALLEN James Ruskey ALLEN Robert Tully ALLEN Samuel Ruskey ALLEN Samuel Tully ALLISON Moses Meenahaughly [Money Haughly] ARMOR Andrew Rylands ARMOR Andrew, Sen. Rylands ARMOUR James Rylands ARMOUR Thomas Ruskey ARMSTRONG Margaret Galdanagh Glebe AYRS Robert Carricknamart BARNHILL Hugh Rylands BARNHILL John Ballylawn BEAGH Alexander Kincraiggy BELL James Castledooey BENSON [..?] Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] BOAL William Dunduff BOALE Daniel Moneymore BOALE William Moneymore BOGLE James Kincraiggy BONAR William Drumihill BRISLAND Daniel Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] BRODLEY Charles Woodhill BRODLEY Francis Lisclamerty BRODLEY James Woodhill BROGAN Michael Monclink BROGAN Patt. Jun. Monclink BROGAN Patt. Sen. Monclink BROOKS Widow Rylands BURGOYNE John Woodhill CALLWELL Robert Carricknamart CAMPBLE James Drain CAMPBLE James Moneymore CAMPBLE John Mondooey CAMPBLE Mary Drumatoland CAMPBLE Samuel Mondooey CAMPBLE Solomon Drumatoland CANNON Charles Corkey CANNON Daniel Corkey CANNON James Corkey CANNON Neal Maghrebeg CARLIN Bryan Lisclamerty CLARK Dougal Carricknamart CLARK John Carricknamart CLARK John Galdanagh Glebe CLARK John Lisclamerty CLARK Robert Carricknamart CLARK Robert Labadooish CLARK William Carricknamart CLARKE John Lisclamerty CLYDE John Drumihill CLYDE John Grawkey Big CLYDE John Grawkey Little CLYDE John Monclink CLYDE William Grawkey Big COCHRAN Alexander Castledooey COLHOUN Hugh Drumkairn [Drumcarn] COLHOUN James Drumkairn [Drumcarn] COLHOUN James Lismohery COLHOUN John Maghrebeg COLHOUN John Ruskey COLHOUN John Rylands COLHOUN Mrs Corkey COLHOUN Robert Carrickballydooey COLHOUN Thomas Labadooish COLHOUN Thomas Manor Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] COLHOUN Widow Labadooish COLHOUN William Drumkairn [Drumcarn] COLLINS Michael Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] COLLINS Peter Corkey CONAHAN Andrew Woodhill CONAHAN Hugh Drumatoland CONAHAN John Drumatoland CONAHAN Owen Drumatoland CONAHAN Sarah Drumihill CONNOR Barny Carricknamart CONNOR Barny Veagh Lower CORBIN Widow Woodhill COWAN James Moneymore COWAN James Moneymore COYLE Cormick Ruskey COYLE Daniel Ruskey COYLE Hugh Drumatoland COYLE John Ruskey COYLE Patt. Ruskey COYLE William Kincraiggy COYLE William Ruskey CRAWFORD Charles Isle Big CRAWFORD William (or John Thompson) Moneymore CRAWFORD William Drumbarnett CROWE Joseph Mondooey CULBERT Joseph Balleighan CULLION Hugh Kincraiggy CULLION Hugh Lisclamerty CUNNIGAM [CUNNINGHAM] Robert Galdanagh Glebe CUNNIGAM [CUNNINGHAM] Robert Tullybogly CUNNIGAM [CUNNINGHAM] Samuel Dunduff CUNNIGAN [CUNNINGHAM] John Dunduff DAVIS William Corkey DELAP James Drumbarnett DERMOTT Alexander Ruskey DERMOTT Charles Ruskey DERMOTT Denis Ruskey DERMOTT James Drumihill DERMOTT James Tully DERMOTT Peter Ruskey DEVANY John Killyvary DEWARD Edward Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] DILL Rev. Francis Ballylawn DILLON Redmond Ballylawn DINGWELL James Drumihill DINGWELL William Monclink DOHERTY Anthony Castleblaugh DOHERTY Christopher Castleblaugh DOHERTY Conel Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] DOHERTY Conel Ruskey DOHERTY Conel Woodhill DOHERTY Hugh Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] DOHERTY James Corkey DOHERTY James Ruskey DOHERTY John Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] DOHERTY John Ruskey DOHERTY Robert Corkey DOHERTY William Maghrebeg DONAGHLY James Labadooish DONAGHLY William Labadooish DOOGAN Bryan Ruskey DOOGAN William Ruskey DOUGLAS James Ballylawn DOUGLAS John Ballylawn DUFFY Bernard Moneymore DUFFY Charles Moneymore DUFFY John Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] DUFFY John Moneymore DUNN Hugh Rylands DUNN Robert Rylands ECLES Widow Drumbarnett ECLES William Drumbarnett EWING Alexander Maghrebeg EWING Alexander Moneymore EWING Alexander Whitehill EWING James Mondooey FERGUSON Thomas Ballylawn FERGUSON Victor Terharrin [Tirharan] FORSYTH Alexander Meenahaughly [Money Haughly] FORSYTH James Meenahaughly [Money Haughly] FORSYTH John Meenahaughly [Money Haughly] FREELE Hugh Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] FREELE Michael Labadooish FREELE Nail Drumkairn [Drumcarn] GALBRAITH Andrew Drain GALBRAITH James Drain GALBRAITH Samuel Ballyboe GALLAHER Charles Meenahaughly [Money Haughly] GALLAHER Charles, Jun. Kincraiggy GALLAHER Charles, Sen. Kincraiggy GALLAHER King Rylands GALLAHER Widow Drumkairn [Drumcarn] GALLAHER William & partners Tully GALLAHER William Drumihill GAMBLE Alexander Lismohery GAMBLE Thomas Lismohery GASPUR John Ballylevin GILDEA James Lisclamerty GILGORE Joseph Maghrebeg GILLESPIE James Lismohery GILLGORE Joseph Whitehill GLACKAN Daniel Lisclamerty GLACKAN Hugh Maghrebeg GLACKAN Widow Lisclamerty GLACKAN Widow Lisclamerty GLACKAN William Lisclamerty GLEN Andrew Drain GLEN John Drain GLEN Robert Grawkey Little GLEN William Drain GRAHAM David Carricknamart GRAHAM John Drumatoland GRAY Andrew Mondooey GREGG Robert Galdanagh Glebe GUTTERY James Veagh Upper GUTTERY Nathan Mondooey GUTTERY Samuel Mondooey GUTTERY William Mondooey HAMILTON James Corkey HAMILTON James Veagh Upper HAMILTON Richard Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] HAMILTON Stewart Whitehill HARPUR William Drumihill HARRIS Joseph Ardnadtian HARRIS Joseph Balleighan HARRIS Robert Ardnadtian HAUGHEY Thomas Corkey HAVLIN[?] William Rylands HEALEY John Ruskey HEASTY John Grawkey Little HEGARTY William Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] HEGARTY William Drain HEGARTY William Maghrebeg HENDERSON William Meenahaughly [Money Haughly] HOGAN Barny Galdanagh Glebe HOGAN Patt. Galdanagh Glebe HOOD Archibald Maghremore HOOD James Irrity [Errity] HOOD James Maghremore HOOD Thomas Ruskey HUEY Alexander Drumbarnett HUME James Corkey HUNTER George Drain HUNTER Miss (Tenements) Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] HUNTER Miss Irrity [Errity] HUNTER Nathaniel Drain HUNTER Samuel Drain HUNTER William Grawkey Big HUNTER William Grawkey Glebe HUSTON James Killyvary HUSTON James Veagh Upper HUSTON John Killyvary HUSTON John Veagh Upper HUSTON Joseph Killyvary HUSTON Moses Killyvary JAMES Charles Castleblaugh JOHNSTON Thomas Lisclamerty JOHNSTON William Labadooish KINCAIDE Robert Drumkairn [Drumcarn] KINCAIDE Robert Woodhill LAIRD John Carricknamart LAIRD Ralph Carricknamart LAIRD William Carricknamart LAIRD William Mondooey LARKEY John Galdanagh Glebe LECKEY Alexander Carrickballydooey LECKEY Alexander Kincraiggy LECKEY Alexander Labadooish LECKEY Alexander Mondooey LECKEY Alexander Ruskey LECKEY John Corkey LECKEY Robert Drumkairn [Drumcarn] LECKEY Thomas, Jun. Ruskey LECKEY Thomas, Sen. Ruskey LINCHAGHAN [..?] Carrickballydooey LINDSAY John Lismohery LOGAN Andrew Galdanagh Glebe LOUGAN Charles Maghrebeg LOWRY Moses Killyvary LUCAS William Rylands LYNCH William Ruskey LYNCHAHAN William Drumatoland MACKEY John Irrity [Errity] MAGILL Andrew Maghrebeg MAGILL Ann Maghrebeg MAGILL James Maghrebeg MAHON John Killyvary MARSHAL James Monclink MARSHALL James Carrickballydooey MARSHALL James Mondooey MARSHALL John Moneymore MARSHALL Walter Drain MARTIN Gerard Drumbarnett MASON George Castleblaugh MAXWELL John Carricknamart MAYERS [MEARES] John Rylands McADOO Alexander Moneymore McCARREN Neal Castleblaugh McCART John Kincraiggy McCARTER David Veagh Upper McCLAIN Andrew Balleighan McCLAIN John Ballylevin McCLAIN Robert Ballylevin McCLEARN James Grawkey Glebe McCLELLAND Robert Dunduff McCLELLAND Samuel Dunduff McCLOSKEY Patt. Drumkairn [Drumcarn] McCLURE John Killyvary McCOBB Widow Sen. Irrity [Errity] McCOBB Widow, Jun. Irrity [Errity] McCOLLIN John Veagh Upper McCONNEL James & partners Ballylawn McCONNEL James Ballyboe McCONNEL William Veagh Upper McCORKELL William Woodhill McCREA John Irrity [Errity] McCREA Thomas Rylands McCRIARAN James Ballylawn McCULLIN Arthur Balleighan McDADE Bryan Veagh Upper McDADE John Lisclamerty McDADE John Tully McDERMOTT Daniel Drumatoland McDERMOTT James Drumatoland McDEVITT James Drumihill McDEVITT James Mondooey McFADDIAN John Killyvary McFARLAND Thomas Lisclamerty McGARR William Drain McGEHIN Conel Ballylawn McGEHIN Edward Ballylawn McGINLEY James Kincraiggy McGINLY John Grawkey Big McGLANAHY [..?] Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] McGOWAN Denis Moneymore McGOWAN Denis Moneymore McGOWAN Hu. Moneymore McGOWAN Hugh Moneymore McGOWAN John Killyvary McGROARTY Bryan Ruskey McGROARTY Hugh Ruskey McGROARTY Hugh Tully McGUINISS Ephraim Ballylawn McILHINNY Catherine Ruskey McILHINNY James Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] McILHINNY James Irrity [Errity] McILHINNY James Maghremore McILHINNY James Tully McILHINNY James Tullybogly McILHINNY Thomas Ruskey McILHINNY Thomas Tully McILMEEN[?] William Castledooey McILWEE [..?] Rylands McILWEE William Drain McKINLEY David Balleighan McKINLEY Robert Ballylawn McKINLEY Robert Veagh Lower McKINLEY Samuel Veagh Lower McKINLEY William Drain McLEAN Anthony Terharrin [Tirharan] McLEAN John Moneymore McLEAN John Terharrin [Tirharan] McLEAN Robert Terharrin [Tirharan] McLEAN Thomas Moneymore McMENIMON Charles Castledooey McMENIMON Hugh Galdanagh Glebe McMENIMON James Galdanagh Glebe McMENIMON Patt. Lisclamerty McMENNIMON John Galdanagh Glebe McMONIGLE William Ballyboe McNAIR Alexander Lisclamerty McNAIR David Lisclamerty McNAIR James Drumkairn [Drumcarn] McNAIR James Mondooey McNAIR Patt. Drumkairn [Drumcarn] McNAIR Samuel Drumkairn [Drumcarn] McNAIRE William Drumkairn [Drumcarn] McSHANE Brine Kincraiggy McSWINE Daniel Castledooey MEEHAN Widow Labadooish MELLY[?] John Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] MIDDLETON Alexander Kincraiggy MIDDLETON Andrew Kincraiggy MIDDLETON John Dunduff MIDDLETON John Monclink MILLS John Lismohery MITCHELL Mary Drumbarnett MITCHELL William Carrickballydooey MONEY Daniel Moneymore MONTGOMERY James Rylands MONTGOMERY John Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] MONTGOMERY John Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] MONTGOMERY John Labadooish MONTGOMERY John Rylands MONTGOMERY Rebecca Moneymore MONTGOMERY William Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] MONTGOMERY William Labadooish MONTGOMERY William Rylands MONTGOMERY William Rylands MOODY William Drumatoland MOORE Samuel Carricknamart MORISON Patt. Drumatoland MULLIGAN Daniel Ruskey MURRAY Daniel Drumbarnett MURRAY John Drumbarnett NEELY Thomas Drumkairn [Drumcarn] NICHOLS John Veagh Lower NILES [NEILIS?] Mary Castleblaugh NOBLE John & Partners Castledooey O’DONEL Bernard Lisclamerty O’DONEL Hugh Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] O’DONEL Hugh Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] O’DONEL James Lisclamerty O’DONEL James Maghrebeg O’DONEL William Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] PARK Andrew Balleighan PARK Andrew Meenahaughly [Money Haughly] PATTERSON [..?] Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] PATTERSON James Castledooey PATTERSON James Galdanagh Glebe PATTERSON John Ballylawn PATTERSON John Castledooey PATTERSON John Drumbarnett PATTERSON John Drumihill PATTERSON John Galdanagh Glebe PATTERSON Joseph Galdanagh Glebe PATTERSON Mathew Galdanagh Glebe PATTERSON Robert Tullybogly PATTERSON Thomas Galdanagh Glebe PATTERSON William Tullybogly PEOPLES Alexander Lisclamerty PEOPLES James Grawkey Big PEOPLES Stewart Rylands PEOPLES Widow Lisclamerty PORTER John Drumbarnett QUIGLY Charles Ruskey RABB Samuel Corkey RAMSAY James Lismohery RANKIN James Rylands RANKIN William Rylands REA John Rylands RENTOUL Mr. Rylands RENTOUL Rev. R. Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] RODGERS Alexander Drumatoland RODGERS Andrew Lismohery RODGERS James Killyvary RODGERS Nathan Galdanagh Glebe RODGERS Robert Mondooey ROGAN William Ruskey ROWLIN Widow Ruskey RUDDY Alexander Moneymore SANDERSON Mr. (for William Patterson) Grawkey Little SANDERSON Mr. Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] SCOTT Robert Drain SHANNON James Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] SHANNON John, Jun. Ruskey SHANNON John, Sen. Ruskey SHAWE[?] Walter Drumatoland SMILEY Andrew Labadooish SMITH Archibald (now Arthur McCullin) Balleighan SMITH Elizabeth Moneymore SMITH Joseph Rylands SMITH Richard Rylands SMITH William Drumbarnett SPEER Joseph Castledooey SPEER William Drain SPENCE Robert Rylands SQUIRE William Cunnigam [Manorcunningham] STEEL Allen Ruskey STEEL James Maghrebeg STEEL Stewart Maghrebeg STEPHENSON William Rylands STEWART James Carricknamart STEWART Walter Mondooey SWEENY James Woodhill SWEENY Richard Castledooey TAYLOR Thomas Ballylevin TAYS [TEAZE] Samuel Ballylevin TAYS [TEAZE] William Veagh Lower THOMPSON John Moneymore THOMPSON Samuel Drumatoland THOMPSON Widow Drumatoland TINAN Robert Drumbarnett VANCE Mathew Ballylevin WALKER Thomas Drain WALLACE Francis Carricknamart WALLACE George Grawkey Glebe WALLACE John Drumatoland WARD Hugh Kincraiggy WASON Andrew Castledooey WASON James, Jun. Castledooey WASON James, Sen. Castledooey WASON John Tully WASON Joseph Castledooey WATSON Charles Galdanagh Glebe WATSON David Balleighan WATSON David Terharrin [Tirharan] WELSH William Maghrebeg WILSON Alexander Irrity [Errity] WILSON Alexander Lismohery WILSON Hugh Irrity [Errity] WILSON John Galdanagh Glebe WILSON John Irrity [Errity] WILSON John Whitehill WILSON Robert Grawkey Little WILSON Robert, Jun. Grawkey Glebe WILSON Robert, Sen. Grawkey Glebe WILSON William Grawkey Glebe WILSON William Lisclamerty WILSON William Lismohery WOODS Archibald Drain WOODS James Drain WOODS Thomas Drain
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