1829 Tithe Applotment Book - Fahan Upper Parish, Co Donegal

The following is a complete index to the Tithe Applotment Book for Fahan Upper, 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.



ADAMS Joseph Craigtown
ALEXANDER J. Castletown
ALEXANDER William J. Castletown
ALGOE Robert Cashel (part of Toobin)
BARR Daniel Ballyhays
BARR James Chrislaugh & Sullagh
BARR James Gortnaskea
BARRAN Widow Balleney
BEATTY Archibald Calhame
BEATTY Archibald Littur (Letter)
BEATTY William Littur (Letter)
BELL Joseph Glack
BELL William (outside of Demesne) Balleney
BELL William (within the Demesne) Balleney
BRADLEY Peter Dunmellan
BRADLEY Peter Lower Green Hill
BROWN James Cashel (part of Toobin)
BUDDS William Drumadoey
BUOY Henry Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?]
CALDWELL John East Ballynahone
CAMPBELL Archibald Drumadoey
CAMPBELL John Garvery
CARGILL Thomas Garvery
CARTER Arthur Upper Rouskey
CLERK Widow East Ballynahone
COCHRAN Joseph Chrislaghmore
COCHRAN Mr. James Calhame
COCHRAN Mr. Samuel Calhame
COCHRAN Mr. Samuel Lusloughs
COCHRAN Samuel Chrislaghmore
COYLE Henry Irishtown
COYLE Hugh Irishtown
COYLE James Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh)
COYLE John Gortnaskea
COYLE Michael Glack
COYLE Widow Irishtown
CROSSAN John Lower Green Hill
CRUMLISH Bryan Gortnacrutt
CRUMLISH Bryan Pullamuck
CRUMLISH Hugh Irishtown
CRUMLISH Neal Pullamuck
CUNNINGHAM Robert Toobin Carragh
DAVIS Alexander Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?)
DAVIS William Magherabeg
DEENEY Edward Toobin
DEENEY James Cashel (part of Toobin)
DERRY Lord Bishop of Lower Famelid
DERRY Lord Bishop of Moneytinney
DERRY Lord Bishop of The Barr [Part of Kilmakilvenny]
DEVENNY John Toobin Carragh
DIXON James Gortnaskea
DIXON Joseph Upper Famelid
DIXON Robert Upper Green Hill
DOHERTY Charles Lisfannon
DOHERTY Con. Garvery
DOHERTY Daniel Balleney
DOHERTY Daniel Castlequarter
DOHERTY Denis Balleney
DOHERTY Dudley Anneybrack
DOHERTY George Castlequarter
DOHERTY Hugh Anneybrack
DOHERTY James Drumadoey
DOHERTY James Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh)
DOHERTY John Lisfannon
DOHERTY John Upper Famelid
DOHERTY John West Ballynahone
DOHERTY Manus Kilmakilvenny
DOHERTY Michael Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny)
DOHERTY Neal Drumadoey
DOHERTY Neal Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny)
DOHERTY Neal  Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh)
DOHERTY Pat. Anneybrack
DOHERTY Pat. Lisfannon
DOHERTY Pat. Lisfannon
DOHERTY Pat. Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?]
DOHERTY Pat. Pullamuck
DOHERTY Philip Lisfannon
DOHERTY Roger Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh)
DOHERTY Widow Anneybrack
DOHERTY Widow Kilmakilvenny
DOHERTY Widow (now Widow Morrin) Castlequarter
DOHERTY William Anneybrack
DOHERTY William Chrislaugh & Sullagh
DOHERTY William Garvery
DOHERTY William Kilmakilvenny
DOHERTY  Daniel Toobin Carragh
DONAGHY John Glack
DONALD Hugh Moneytinney
DONALD James Lower Famelid
DOWLING William Lower Rouskey
DUNLOP John Garvery
DUNLOP Samuel Garvery
DUNLOP William Garvery
FALCONDER James Chrislaugh & Sullagh
FERGUSON John Craigtown
FERGUSON Robert Lisfannon
FERGUSON Samuel Lisfannon
FINLEY Robert Lisfannon
FINLEY Thomas Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?)
FOSTER James Garvery
FOSTER John Glack
FOSTER Robert Garvery
GALLAGHER James Exteevlin (part of Chrislagh Dullagh)
GALLAHER Pat. Toobin
GALLAHER Widow Drumadoey
GAMBLE William East Ballynahone
GARROW George East Ballynahone
GARROW John East Ballynahone
GIBSON Charles Magherabeg
GIBSON James Lower Famelid
GIBSON John Chrislaughkeel
GIBSON John West Ballynahone
GIBSON Mrs Castlequarter
GIBSON Mrs Chrislaughkeel
GIBSON Stephen Lower Famelid
GIBSON Stephen Lower Rouskey
GIBSON Stephen West Ballynahone
GILL George Drumadoey
GILL Jack Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny)
GILLEN Charles Magherabeg
GILLEN James Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?]
GILLEN James Upper Rouskey
GILLESPIE William Irishtown
GILLINGHAM James Lower Rouskey
GILLINGHAM Jo. Castletown
GILLINGHAM Lydia Lower Rouskey
GILLINGHAM Miss Lower Famelid
GLEN William Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?)
GLEN William Lisfannon
GLEN William West Ballynahone
GRANNY Pat. The Marraghs
GRANY James Irishtown
GRIMES John East Ballynahone
HAMILTON Rev. D. Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?)
HAMILTON Rev. William Lower Famelid
HANEY? William Drumadoey
HEATH Mrs Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?)
HEATH Mrs Castlequarter
HEGARTY Daniel Toobin
HEGARTY Hugh Moneytinney
HEGARTY Hugh The Marraghs
HEGARTY James The Marraghs
HEGARTY Michael The Marraghs
HEGARTY Pat. Moneytinney
HEGARTY Pat. The Marraghs
HEGARTY Patrick Cashel (part of Toobin)
HEGARTY Widow The Marraghs
HUFFINGTON Mr. Lisfannon
HUTCHINSON Jacob East Ballynahone
HUTCHINSON Joseph East Ballynahone
KEARNEY Charles Drumadoey
KEARNEY Widow Drumadoey
KERLIN Edward Gortnacrutt
KERR Owen East Ballynahone
KERR Widow Toobin
KILPATRICK Thomas Kilmakilvenny
LAFFERTY James Garvery
LANNIGAN Pat. Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?]
LONGWOOD Robert Lisfannon
LOUGHREY Pat., Jun. Toobin
LOUGHREY Pat., Sen. Toobin
LYNCH George Drumadoey
LYNCH George Gortnacrutt
LYNCH Pat. Cashel (part of Toobin)
MAGINNESS Daniel Cashel (part of Toobin)
MARSHALL William Lisfannon
MATHEWS Andrew Castlequarter
MATHEWS William Castlequarter
MAXWELL Rev. P.B. Drumadoey
McCALLISTER  Dennis Drumadoey
McCAMEY? John East Ballynahone
McCARRON Manus Lisfannon
McCARTER James Dunmellan
McCARTER John Garvery
McCARTER Joseph Dunmellan
McCARTER William Drumadoey
McCLAY Andrew Chrislaughkeel
McCLAY James Chrislaughkeel
McCLAY James Magherabeg
McCLELLAND William Cashel (part of Toobin)
McCLELLAND William Upper Green Hill
McCORKELL Widow East Ballynahone
McDAID Hugh Garvery
McDAID John Drumadoey
McDAID Ned  Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny)
McDAID William Dunmellan
McDAID William Garvery
McELHINNEY John Garvery
McFAWN Robert  Garvery
McGILAWAY James Cashel (part of Toobin)
McGILAWAY John Cashel (part of Toobin)
McGOWAN John Gortnaskea
McGOWAN John Gortnaskea
McILHINNEY Thomas Cashel (part of Toobin)
McLAUGHLIN Charles Lower Famelid
McLAUGHLIN Cornelius The Barr [Part of Kilmakilvenny]
McLAUGHLIN Daniel Calhame
McLAUGHLIN Daniel Lower Famelid
McLAUGHLIN Daniel Newton Buoy [Part of Carnamullin/ Carrowmullin?]
McLAUGHLIN Donald Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny)
McLAUGHLIN Hugh Calhame
McLAUGHLIN Hugh Littur (Letter)
McLAUGHLIN John Anneybrack
McLAUGHLIN John Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny)
McLAUGHLIN Pat. Calhame
McLAUGHLIN Pat. East Ballynahone
McLAUGHLIN Pat. Moneytinney
McLAUGHLIN Philip The Barr [Part of Kilmakilvenny]
McLAUGHLIN Roger Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny)
McLAUGHLIN William Lower Famelid
McLAUGHLIN William Monreagh (part of Kilmakilvenny)
McLAUGHLIN William The Barr [Part of Kilmakilvenny]
McLOUGHREY James Toobin
McLUCAS Archibald Toobin Carragh
McMULLEN John Garvery
McNAGHT John Upper Famelid
McNAUGHT James Moneytinney
McNICHOL James Carrick
McNICHOL John Carrick
McNUTT James Kilmakilvenny
McNUTT James West Ballynahone
McNUTT John Carnshannagh
McNUTT Samuel Carnshannagh
McNUTT Thomas Garvery
McNUTT Thos? Lower Famelid
McNUTT William Magherabeg
McNUTT William Toobin
McSHEFFRY Andrew Lower Green Hill
McSHEFFRY James  Gortnacrutt
McSHEFFRY John Drumadoey
McSWINE Pat. Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?)
MILLER Robert Craigtown
MONTGOMERY Robert Kilmakilvenny
MOONEY Charles Drumadoey
MOONEY Robert Garvery
MOORE David Toobin Carragh
MORAN William Lower Green Hill
MURRAY Mrs Carnshannagh
O'BRIEN Pat. Toobin
O'DONNELL Con. Chrislaugh & Sullagh
PLATT Widow Margaret Upper Rouskey
QUIGLEY James & partners Magherabeg
QUIGLEY John Magherabeg
QUIGLEY William Cashel (part of Toobin)
QUIGLEY William Toobin
RAMSEY Henry Castletown
RAMSEY Henry Lower Famelid
RAMSEY James Chrislaugh & Sullagh
RAMSEY Robert Chrislaugh & Sullagh
RICHEY John Drumadoey
RISK George (now Widow McClelland) Lisfannon
RISK J....? Lisfannon
RODDY  Hugh (from John McNutt) Carnshannagh
ROSS Samuel   East Ballynahone
SCHOALES Miss Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?)
SHEILS Widow West Ballynahone
SMITH Archy. Kilmakilvenny
STEWART James East Ballynahone
STEWART John Kilmakilvenny
THOMPSON William Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?)
TOLAN John Castletown
VANCE James Ballyhays
VANCE Thomas Lisfannon
WALLACE John Carnshannagh
WALLACE Moses Carnshannagh
WALLACE Mrs Kilmakilvenny
WATT John Irishtown
WATT Robert Irishtown
WHIRRISKEY William Garvery
WHYTE John West Ballynahone
WILEY Moses (under Samuel McNutt) Carnshannagh
WITHEROW John Carnamullan (Carrowmullin?)
WRIGHT Thomas Balleney


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