1829 Tithe Applotment Book - Fahan Lower Parish, Co Donegal

Partial - by Townland


The following is an index to the Tithe Applotment Book for Fahan Lower, transcribed by Gerry, forming part of the Donegal Genealogy Resources Website


You may link to this page but not copy it


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.



This is not a complete transcription, but does represent about 3/4 of the book. The entries are however, in sequence


The names have been transcribed exactly what is in the book.The writer used Jas and James, Michl and Michael, Donaghey and Donaghy

There are a small number of names which although legible do not make sense and these I have bracketed eg Micky M'(Cleeary?), in other words the Micky M' is correct but the bit in brackets is exactly what is there even though it doesn't make sense


The original book was "signed off" by the two compilers on October 15 1829


Index at the front of the book gives the following :  
Ardarvan Page 61
Ballymacarry Page 72
Ballymegan Page 26
Balllynarry Page 22
(Drumlough?) Page 17
Ellies Page 80
Fallask Page 5
Foffanagh Page 11
Gransha Page 69
Kinnagoe Page 5
Connaghkinnagoe Page 80
Ludden Page 1
Meenaghmullaghan Page 15
(Meenkeeragh?) Page 33
Owenbuy Page 60
Sladran Page 29
(S---?) Page 16
Trillick Page 38
Tullyarvan Page 41
Tullydish Page 49
(T----?) Page 4


Townlands/Names Comments
Lower Ballymegan Lower Ballymagan in Griffiths
John Porter  
John Donaghey  
Wm Doherty (Sen?)  
Wm Doherty (Sen?)  
Upper Ballymegan Upper Ballymagan in Griffiths
John Donaghy  
Philip Donaghy  
Gerorge Donaghy  
Wm Doherty  
Archd. Blue  
John Barr  
Jas Doherty  
Widow McDaid  
Wm Doherty Sen  
Jack Doherty  
Wm Doherty Jun  
George Donaghey  
Henry M'Daid  
Manus M'Gowan  
Bryan Donaghey  
Owen M'Callion  
Wm M'Callion  
Ardbane Ardbane in Griffiths, in Clenagh
Michl Diver  
Patk M'Laughlin  
Dennis M'Laughlin  
Pat (Diver?)  
John Bradley  
Michl Donaghey  
Clamperland Clamperland in Griffiths, in Clenagh
John M'Laughlin  
Michl M'Laughlin  
Clenagh Cleenagh in Griffiths
Owen M'Laughlin  
Bryan Doherty  
Jas M'Laughlin  
John Doherty  
Pat Doherty  
? Doherty  
Pat & Bryan M'Gee  
Chas M'Laughlin  
Pat M'(Clonain?)  
Michl M'Laughlin  
Michl M'Gee  
Pat Freel  
Lower Druminderry Lower Druminderry in Griffiths
Charles Doherty  
Thos Bradley  
James O'Donnell  
Owen O'Donnell  
Domnick O'Donnell  
John Doherty  
Bryan Doherty  
Pat Doherty  
Rodger Doherty  
Upper Druminderry Upper Druminderry in Griffiths
John Doherty  
Jack Doherty  
Shan Roe Doherty  
Jas Hegarty  
Pat Doherty  
Con Doherty  
Owen Doherty  
Manus O'Donnell  
Clonblosk Cloonblosk in Griffiths
Chas Jas & Michl Harlin  
Owen Doherty  
Philip M'Laughlin  
Michael M'Callion  
Chas Ruddy  
Top of page says Sledrin Sladran in Griffiths
Baghmore Spelling doesn't look right and cannot find it.
Edwd M'Fadden  
Micky M'Fadden  
Robt Jack  
Sledrin Sladran in Griffiths
Pat O'Donnell  
Wm Jack  
Edwd M'Fadden  
Wm M'Kay  
Wm M'Fadden  
Micky M'(Cleeary?)  
Micky M'Fadden  
Big House Town  
Con O'Donnell  
Pat O'Donnell  
Pat M'Daid  
Edwd Grannie  
New Town New Town, Sladran in Griffiths
Ned M'(Gagury?)  
Oen M'Laughlin  
Jas M'Laughlin  
Danl M'Grory  
Dan'l M'Laughlin  
Paddy M'Cosker  
Widow M'Cosker  
Widow Doherty  
Wm Young  
Middle Town  
Philip O'Donnell  
Jack O'Donnell  
Pat Morran  
John Gillespie  
Widow Fullarton  
Stephen Porter  
Philip O'Donnell  
John O'Donnell  
Joseph Porter  
------- Town First word is smudged
George M'Laughlin  
James Gillespie  
Owen M'Laughlin  
Micky Magee  
Philip O'Donnell  
Phil O'Donnell  
Magherymore Magheramore in Griffiths. Located in Umrycam
James M'Grath  
John (Conriagh--?)  
Con M'Callion  
Danl M'Callion  
Umrycam Umrycam in Griffiths
Wm Doyle  
Pat Doyle  
Edwd M'Callion  
Hugh Doyle  
Con Doherty  
Pat Doherty  
Pat M'Callion  
Wm M'(Clemans?) Clements - emigrated to Scotland 1850s - Email researcher
Hugh Hegarty  
Wm Hegarty  
Jas Hegarty Sen  
Jas Hegarty Jun  
Owen, Michael & Sean M'Callion  
Duirrain No idea what this is supposed to be
Widow Hugh Donaghey  
Michl Kerr  
Bryan Donaghey Jun  
John Donaghey  
Widow Harry Donaghey  
Bryan Donaghey   
Widow Donaghey  
Trillick Trillick in Griffiths
Danl Doherty  
Philip & Edwd Doherty  
Philip Barr  
Edwd Loughery  
Wm Cuthbertson  
Michael Cassidy  
Dennis Cassidy  
Hugh Barr  
Hugh Loughery  
Owen Barr  
Widow Barr  
Dennis Doherty  
Wm Duffy  
Quarterland of Tullyarvan  
Danl Todd Esq  
Lisnakelly Marked as Lisnakilly in Griffiths map
Edward Lynch  
Pat M'Menemy  
John M'Menemy  
Rose M'Gee  
M Doherty  
Edwd M'Callion  
Saml Morrin  
Hugh Gill  
In common to E Lynch E M'Callion P M'Menemy Saml Morrin S M'Menemy Wm M'Gee M Doherty Dennis Morrin & Hugh Gill  
James Hegarty  
Patk M'Grath  
Widow Gullin(eu?)  
Michl Gullin(eu?)  
Jas M'Bride  
Jas Lannigan  
Patk M'Gilevary  
Neil Collins  
John M'Corkiel  
John Doherty  
Thomas Banks  
John & Danl Doherty  
John & Bryan M'Callion  
Jas & Danl M'Kinney  
Jack & Con Doherty  
Michl Rogan  
Wm Rogan  
Widow Bradley  
John M'Kinney  
Philip Freel  
Michl Harkin  
Widow M'Kinney  
John Bresland  
Michl Harkin  
Edwd O'Donnell  
Pat Gibbons  
Danl Gibbons  
In common with Danl Gibbons P Gibbons J Kerney M Rogan W Rogan  
E -- Donnell  
J Bresland & Widow M'Kinney  
John & Jas Kelly  
Rev Wm O'Donnell  
Frederick M'Colgan  
Edwd Brdadley Sen  
Wm Bradley  
Edwd Bradley  
Jas M'Gowan  
Danl Todd Esq  
Jas M'Corkall  
John Kennedy  
Mr Joseph Cochran  
Jas Lynch  
Danl Todd Esq  
Lieut Connealis  
Saml Bell  
Dr. Evans  
John M'Menemy  
James Hegarty  
Pat Hegarty  
Owen Doherty  
Chas M'Carran  
Quarterland of Tullydish  
Aughillia Aghilly in Griffiths
Bryan Doherty  
James Kerney  
Neal Doherty  
Michl M'Laughlin  
Pan Moss Pan Moss in Griffiths (in Aghilly)
Robert Allen  
Danl Todd Esq  
Henry Solsberry  
Ainina_nan A complete mystery what this supposed to be 
Neal Duffy  
John Doherty  
Henry M'Laughlin  
Jas Solsberry  
George Lynch  
John M'Laughlin  
Keeloges Keeloges in Griffiths
Henry M'Laughlin  
Neal Doherty  
John Bradley  
Chas O'Brian  
Michl Barr  
Danl Doherty  
James O'Brian  
Widow Mulligan  
Widow Doherty  
Widow M'Callion  
Bauville Bauville in Griffiths
Neal Barr Sen  
Neal Barr Jun  
Danl Barr  
Lower Tullydish Tullydush in Griffiths
James Morrin  
George Morrin  
John Doherty  
Phil Doherty  
Chas Doherty  
Upper Tullydish Tullydush in Griffiths
Robt & John Ferguson  
Dennis Coyle  
James (Ashdon?)  
Robt Quigley  
Wm Burns  
Robt Elder  
Hugh Dehan  
Robert Quigley  
Owen & Wm Bradley  
John M'Callion  
John (Cannon?)  
Richd (Cannon?)  
James Burns  
Owen Bradley  
Wm Bradley  
John Quigley  
Philip M'Callion  
Danl Coyle  
Hugh Doherty  
? + Owen Bradley  
John M'Callion Jas Burns  
John & (Rich?) (Cannon?)  
Hugh Doherty  
Hugh Deehan  
Neal Deehan  
Hugh Doherty  
Neal M'Daid  
Chas Doherty  
Dennis Bradley  
Jas Doherty  
Wm Doherty  
Danl M'Daid  
Danl Callaghan  
Alan Orr  
Corns Hargin  
Patk M'Daid  
Ellies Illies in Griffiths
John M'Daid Big  
Henry M'Daid  
Widow Kelly  
Corns Kelly  
Wm M'Daid  
James M'Daid  
Wm Doherty  
John M'Daid   
James M'Daid  
Owen M'Daid  
Wm Coyle  
Neal Doherty  
Andrew M'Laughlin  
Owen M'Daid  
Michl M'Carron  
Danl Duffy  
John M'Cosker  
Patk Doherty  
Peter Donaghy  
Geo Doherty  
Patk M'Laughlin  
Danl M'Kinney  
John Doherty  
Chas Granny  
Widow M'Laughlin  
Chas M'Laughlin  
Francis Kelly  
James Kelly  
Mountain on both sides of the road  
John M'Daid & partners  
Owen M'Daid & partners  
Pat Doherty & partners  


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