1837 Tithe Applotment Book - Burt Parish, Co Donegal

The following is a complete index to the Tithe Applotment Book for Burt, transcribed by Len, and forming part of the Donegal Genealogy Resources Website


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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,  Given Name  &  Townland Address


ALEXANDER, James, Skeog

ALEXANDER, Thomas, Lisfannon

ALLISON, John, Speenogue

ANDERSON, John, Elaghbeg

ANDERSON, Thomas, Anderson

ARBUCKLE, James, Ballyderowan

ARBUCKLE, John, Sen., Ballyderowan

ARBUCKLE, John, Jun., Ballyderowan

ARBUCKLE, William, Ballyderowan

ATCHESON, William, Elaghbeg

BARRY, Thomas, Grange

BENSON, Rev. Peter Maxwell, Dundrain

BOVAIRD, Andrew, Elaghbeg

BRADLEY. George, Toolett

BREDIN, Ezekiel, Bonamain

BREDIN, Henry, Bonamain

BREDIN, James, Bonamain

BRIDIN, James, Lisfannon

BROOKE, Rev. Hugh, Lisfannon

BROWN, Joseph, Ballyderowan [Comment: now Richard McIlwaine]

BURNS, James, Dundrain

CALLAGHAN, Henry, Elaghbeg

CAMPBELL, Matthew, Ballymoney

CANNING, Charles, Dundrain

CHAMBERS, Adam, Dundrain

CHAMBERS, Alexander, Dundrain

COCHRANE, Andrew, Ballyderowan

CANNING, Charles, Elaghbeg

CRESWELL, James, Moness

CRESWELL, Joseph, Carrowreagh

CRESWELL, Robert, Carrowreagh

CUNNINGHAM, Andrew, Castlecooley

CUNNINGHAM, George, Elaghbeg

CUNNINGHAM, Hugh, Bohillon

DEANS, John, Ballyderowan

DEANS, Samuel, Ballyderowan

DEENY, John, Moleany

DEENY, John, Dundrain

DONNEL, James, Speenogue

DONNELL, John, Moleany

DUNBAR, Robert, Dundrain

DYSART, James, Carnamaddy

DYSART, John, Carnamaddy

DYSART, John, Carrowreagh

DYSART, Joseph, Bonamain

DYSART, Joseph, Carrowreagh

DYSART, Margaret, Lisfannon

EDWARDS, Andrew, Ballymoney

EDWARDS, Peter, Moleany

EDWARDS, Robert, Carrowan

ELDER, David, Ballyderowan

ELDER, Moses, Ballyderowan

ELDER, Samuel, Ballyderowan

ELDER, Samuel, Elaghbeg

ELLIOTT, Walker, Elaghbeg

EWING, Mrs Mary Ann, Carnamaddy

FERGUSON, Andrew, Speenogue

FERGUSON, James, Bohillon

GALLAUGHER, David, Moleany

GALLAUGHER, William, Carrowan

GALLAUGHER, William, Heirs or Reps of, Carrowan

GIBSON, Charles, Bonamain

GILFILLEN, Robert, Dundrain

GLASS, Andrew, Toolett

HAMILTON, James, Ballymore

HAMILTON, William, Ballymoney

HAY, William, Bohillon

HOGG, Richard, Carrowreagh

HOGG, Robert, Carrowreagh

HUTTON, George, Elaghbeg

IRWIN, Alexander, Lisfannon

JOHNSTONE, William, Elaghbeg

KEARNEY, Charles, Dundrain [Comment: now Hugh Brown]

KERR, William, Castlehill

LAIRD, John, Moness

LEATHEM, Alexander, Bohillon

LEATHEM, William, Jun. Bohillon

LEATHEM, William, Moleany

LEATHEM, Heirs of William Leathem, Sen. Bohillon

LEATHEM, Heirs of the late William Leathem, Castlehill

LEATHEM, William, Heirs or Reps of, Moleany

LEATHEM, William, Heirs and Reps of, Castlecooley

LESLIE, Andrew, Grange

LESLIE, John, Carrowan

LYNCH, Charles, Bohillon

LYNCH, John, Moness

LYNCH, William, Elaghbeg

McARTHUR, William, Bonamain

McCARTER, James, Elaghbeg

McCLELLAND, Margaret. Bonamain

McCONNELL, Alexander, Castlehill,

McCORKELL, Archibald, Elaghbeg

McCORKELL, John, Skeog

McCORKELL, William, Elaghbeg

McCORKLE, James, Dundrain

McCORKLE, Samuel, Elaghbeg

MCDAID, John, Toolett

McDEVITT, Daniel, Elaghbeg

McELWEE, Robert, Toolett

McFAWN, Robert, Ballyderowan

McFAWN, Samuel, Dundrain

McILHINNEY, Samuel, Bohillon

McILWAINE, John, Lisfannon

McNUTT, John, Elaghbeg

MACKY, James, Lisfannon

MAGINNIS, Daniel, Elaghbeg

MAHAFFEY, Samuel, Carrowreagh

MARSHALL, William, Carrowreagh

MILLER, James, Carrowreagh

MILLER, Joseph, Ballyderowan

MOORE, John, Toolett

MOORE, William, Toolett

MORAN, John, Elaghbeg

MORRISON, James, Ballyderowan

MORRISON, James, Carrowan

MORROW, Matthew, Carrowreagh

MOTHERWELL, Samuel, Bohillon

O’DONNELL, Edward, Toolett

PATTERSON, Patrick, Moness

PEOPLES, George, Carrowreagh

PORTER, Andrew, Carrowreagh

PORTER, Ann, Toolett

PORTER, David, Carrowreagh

PORTER, Davis, Carrowan

PORTER, James, Moleany [Comment: now Robert Edwards]

PORTER, John, Carrowan

PORTER, John, Speenogue

PORTER, Joseph, Ballymoney

PORTER, Joseph, Carnamaddy

PORTER, Samuel, Carnamaddy

PORTER, Thomas, Toolett

PORTER, William, Ballymoney

PORTER, William, Carrowreagh

PORTER, William, Toolett

PORTER, William, Heirs or Reps of, Carrowan

RAMSEY, Allen, Ballyderowan

RAMSEY, James, Ballyderowan

RAMSEY, John, Bohillon

REED, David, Grange

ROBINSON, Andrew, Elaghbeg

ROBINSON, James, Elaghbeg

ROBINSON, John, Bohillon

ROBINSON, William, Bohillon

ROBINSON, William, Elaghbeg

ROBINSON, William Toolett

RODDY, Widow, Ballyderowan

ROLLESTON, John, Bonamain

SCOTT, James, Bonamain

SCOTT, Joseph, Bonamain

SHIEL, Patrick, Speenogue

SMYTH, Rebecca, Carrowreagh

STARRET, John, Carrowan

STEWART, David, Toolett

STEWART, James, Sen. Toolett

STEWART, James, Jun., Toolett

STEWART, James, Ballyderowan

STEWART, John, Ballyderowan

STRAIN, James, Elaghbeg

STRAIN, John, Ballyderowan

TEMPLEMORE, Lord, Bohillon

THOMPSON, Alexander, Speenogue

THOMPSON, Andrew, Carrowreagh

THOMPSON, John, Moness

TOLAN, William, Dundrain

WALKER, Thomas, Dundrain

WALKER, William, Elaghbeg

WARK, Robert, Carrowreagh

WARK, Robert, Jun., Carrowreagh

WILEY, John, Ballyderowan

WILSON, James, Elaghbeg

WILSON, John, Bohillon

WITHEROW, James, Dundrain

WITHEROW, John, Sen., Dundrain

WITHEROW, John, Jun., Dundrain

WITHEROW, William, Dundrain

YOUNG, Andrew, Dundrain

YOUNG, Andrew, Ballyderowan

YOUNG, James, Dundrain

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