Tithe Applotment Book for Ramelton, 1830

 

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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.

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.

(the above text was provided by Jane O'Brien, with her permission)

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The Tithe information on this page was collected in 1998 , when I was quite new to Donegal research

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I also compiled an index to the Tithe book many years ago and although they are not linked to which page they belong to (above), you can at least see who appeared in the tithes.

 

Surname, First

Aljoe, David
Aljoe, Robert
Aljoe, Samuel
Aljoe, Samuel
Allison, Samuel
Artley, John
Barrintine, Mrs
Bell, Widow
Black, Joseph
Black, Joseph
Black, Joseph
Black, Joseph
Black, P
Black, Peter
Black, Peter
Black, William
Bogle, Thomas
Bogs, William
Bond, George
Boner, Andrew
Briesland, Hugh
Brigham, David
Brigham, David
Brigham, David
Brown, David
Brown, David
Brown, David
Brown, David
Brown, George
Brown, John
Brown, John
Brown, John
Brown, John
Brown, Widow
Brown, Wm
Buchanan, Nancy
Buchanan, Widow
Campbell, Hugh
Canning, James
Carpenter, Henry
Carpenter, Henry
Carrin, Daniel
Cathcart, John
Clarke, Robert
Clarke, Robert
Clarke, Robert
Coleman, Alexander
Coll, Patrick
Coll, Widow
Coll, William
Collins, Daniel
Cook, John
Cowan, John
Cowan, John
Coyle, Andrew
Coyle, Neal
Coyle, Neal
Crosby, William
Crosby, William
Crosby, William
Crosby, William
Cunningham, James
Curran, Owen
Davison, Samuel
Degermott?, Henry
Delap, James
Delap, James
Delap, James
Delap, James
Delap, James
Deyermott, Fanny
Deyermott, Henry
Divin, Edward
Dobbins, Thomas
Doherty, Daniel
Doherty, Danl
Doherty, James
Doherty, James
Duffy, John
Duffy, Pat
Duffy, Patrick
Gallagher, Bryan
Gallagher, Daniel
Gallagher, Danl
Gallagher, Edward
Gallagher, James
Gallagher, John
Gallagher, John
Gallagher, John
Gallagher, John
Gallagher, John
Gallagher, Thomas
Gallagher, Thomas
Gallagher, William
Gallagher, William
Gallagher, William
Gallagher, William
Gallagher, William, jun
Gallagher, William, sen
Gamble, Rev Dr
Gamble, William Henry
Gillespie, William
Given, John
Given, John
Givin, John
Glackan, Patrick
Glackin, Patrick
Glackin, Patrick
Goff, William
Gordon, James
Gordon, James
Gordon, James
Gordon, John
Gray, James & Widow
Greer, Alexander
Greer, Alexander
Greer, Eliza
Greer, John
Greer, John
Greer, Widow Isabella
Grice, Alexander
Grier, Alexander
Grier, Alexander
Grier, Alexander
Grier, Alexander
Grier, Alexander
Grier, Mrs
Grier, Mrs Isabelle
Grier, Mrs Isabelle
Hall, Robert
Hamilton, Dr
Hamilton, Dr
Harea, George
Harity, Thomas
Harrity, Thomas
Haslett, Danl
Hazlett, Dr
Hazlett, Dr
Hazlett, Dr
Hazlett, Dr
Hazlett, Dr
Henderson, George
Henderson, George
Henderson, George
Henderson, George
Henderson, George
Huiston, John
Hunter, Dr
Hunter, Dr
Hunter, Dr
Hunter, Dr
Hunter, Samuel
Hunter, William
Hunter, Wm
Kelly, Charles
Kelly, Edward
Kelly, Mr
Kelly, Pat
Kelly, Widow
Kelly, Widow
Kennedy, Edward
Kennedy, James
Kessidy, Peter
Kyle, Al
Kyle, George
Kyle, George
Kyle, George
Kyle, Miss
Kyle, Samuel
Lafferty, Catherine
Lafferty, Patrick
Lafferty, Patrick
Love, Alexander
Love, John
Love, John
Love, John
Love, Thompson
Love, Thompson
Love, Thompson
Maginnis, James
Martin, Charles
McBride, John
McCarron, Morris
McClaffarty, Edward
McClure, John
McClure, William
McCollum, Widow
McConnell, John
McConnell, John
McCool, Dennis
McCool, Dennis
McCool, Dennis
McCool, Dennis
McCormick, Henry
McDaid, Dominick
McDaid, Dominick
McDevitt, James
McDivit, Ned
McDivitt, James
McDivitt, James
McDivitt, William
McElreath, James
McElwee, John
McElwee, John
McGarvay, William
McGarvey, Samuel
McGarvey, William
McGeehan, Cornelius
McGehan, Cornelius
McGehan, Cornelius
McGehan, Cornelius
McGinley, Michael
McGinness, Daniel
McGinnis, Daniel
McGlaughlin, George
McGrenera?, Charles
McIlwain, William
McIlwee, John
McKim, John
McLaughlin, Cath
McLaughlin, Dr
McLaughlin, Dr
McLaughlin, Dr
McLaughlin, George
McLaughlin, William
McManus, Pat
Miller, Edward
Miller, Mr
Moore, Andrew
Moore, Andrew
Moore, Andrew
Morrison, Miss
Mortimer, James
Mortimer, James
Mortimer, James
Murphy, Mr
Murphy, Mr
Murphy, William
Murray, David
Nesbit, Alexander
Nesbit, Alexander
Nisbett, Alexander
Nisbit, Alexander
O'Donnell, John
Osborne, Henry
Osborne, Henry
Patterson, Miss Rebecca
Patterson, Robert
Patterson, Robert
Patton, John
Patton, John
Patton, John
Patton, John
Patton, John
Patton, John
Patton, Nathan
Patton, William
Patton, Wm John
Peoples, John
Pierce, Dominick
Pierce, Hugh
Pinkerton, Alexander
Pinkerton, Alexander
Pinkerton, Alexander
Rannols, Robert
Read, Mathew
Read, Mathew
Read, Rev Edw
Read, Rev Mr
Read, Rev Mr
Read, Thomas
Reed, Miss
Reid, John
Reid, Rev Edw
Reid, Rev Richard
Richy, David
Richy, David
Riddle, Widow
Riddles, Mrs
Rochford, Abraham
Rochford, John
Rochford, John
Rockford, A
Rockford, John
Saunders, Miss
Scott, Betty
Shearing, John
Spence, Robert
Spencer, John
Spencer, John
Spencer, John
Spencer, John
Spencer, John
Spencer, John
Spencer, John
Spencer, John
Sproul, Miss
Sproul, Mr
Sproul, Mr
Sproul, Mr Samuel
Sproul, Samuel, Esq
Stevenson, Hugh
Stewart, Mr
Stewart, Samuel
Stewart, Samuel
Stewart, Samuel
Stewart, Sir James Bt
Stewart, Sir James Bt
Stuart, Samuel
Sweeny, Mrs
Sweeny, Philip
Taylor, James
Thomas, William
Thompson, Mathew
Thompson, Mathew
Thompson, Mathew
Thompson, Matthew
Thompson, Robert
Thompson, William
Thompson, William
Thompson, William
Toy, Bernard
Tracy, Widow
Walker, George
Wallace, Dr
Wallace, Dr
Wallace, Dr
Watt, Mr
White, Henry
White, Henry
White, Henry
Williamson, Dr
Williamson, Dr
Williamson, Dr

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