1837 Tithe Applotment Book - Inch Parish, Co Donegal

This complete index to the Tithe Applotment Book for Inch was transcribed by Len, and forms 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


ANDERSON, Nathaniel, Castlequarter

ANDERSON, Samuel, Ballynakilly

ANDERSON, Thomas, Ballynakilly

BRICE, James, Carnaghan

CRAIG, Alexander, Grange

CRAIG, Charles, Grange

CRAIG, James, Moress [Comment: was John Craig]

CRAIG, John, Glack (ors. Bohillon) [Comment: formerly Arthur Ewing]

CRAIG, John, Glack (ors. Bohillon) [Comment: old holding]

CRESWELL, James, Castlequarter

CRESWELL, Rachel, Castlequarter

CRESWELL, Thomas, Moress

CRESWELL, William, Castlequarter

DEAN, John, Glack (ors. Bohillon)

DEAN, Robert, Ballynakilly

DEENY, Dennis, Glack (ors. Bohilllon)

DEENY, Michael, Grange

DOHERTY, John, Grange

DOUGHERTY, Joseph, Ballynakilly

DURNEEN, Michael, Grange

DURNEEN, William, Grange

EWING, James, Castlequarter

EWING, James, Carnaghan

EWING, Robert, Carnaghan

EWING, Samuel, Carnaghan

EWING, Samuel, Glack (ors. Bohillon)

EWING, William, Castlequarter

FERRIS, John, Carrickhanee

FLEMING, George, Baylet

FLEMING, James, Grange

FLEMING, James, Moress [Comment: was Thomas Craig]

FLEMING, John, Ballynakilly

FLEMING, William, Sen., Baylet

FLEMING, William, Jun., Baylet

GALLAUGHER, John, Carnaghan

GUY, William, Carnaghan

HANNAGAN, James, Carrickhanee

HANNAGAN, James, Grange

HAROLD, Thomas, Glack (ors. Bohillon)

HODGE, George, Baylet

HODGE, John, Baylet

HODGE, William, Carrickhanee

HOGAN, John, Ballynakilly [Comment: William Hogan]

HUEY, John, Baylet [Comment: now Henry Creswell]

KERR, Michael, Carnaghan

MACDOWEL, John, Baylet

MACDOWEL, William, Baylet

MARSHALL, William, Grange

McCADDEN, James, Baylet [Comment: now Henry Creswell]

McCALLION, James, Ballynakilly [Comment: Widow Mary Anne]

McCALLION, Patrick, Carrickhanee

McCALLION, William, Carrickhanee

McCLELLAN, Bridget, Carnaghan

McCLELLAN, Widow Elizabeth, Glack (ors. Bohillon)

McCLELLAND, John, Glack (ors. Bohillon)

McCLELLAND, M., Moress

McCULLION, Edward, Carrickhanee

McDERMOTT, Samuel, Grange

McDERMOT, Thomas, Grange

McDOWEL, John, Carrickhanee [entry crossed through]

McDOWEL, William, Carrickhanee

McGARVEY, James, Grange

McGLASSIN, William, Ballynakilly

McGRORY, Samuel, Glack (ors. Bohillon)

McINTYRE, Hugh, Grange

McMICHAEL, James Glack (ors. Bohillon)

McMICHAEL, John, Grange

McSWINE, Edward, Ballynakilly

PORTER, James, Carrickhanee

PORTER, John, Carrickhanee

RAMSEY, James, Carrickhanee

RAMSEY, Robert, Carrickhanee

SHARKEY, Edward, Ballynakilly

SHARKEY, James, Ballynakilly

STARRET, James, Grange

TEMPLEMORE, Rt. Hon. Lord, Moress, [Comment: now M. Kennedy]

TOLAND, Catherine, Ballynakilly [Comment: Patrick Toland]

TOLAND, James, Ballynakilly

TOLAND, William, Ballynakilly

WILKINSON, William, Ballynakilly

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