1827 Tithe Applotment Book - Urney Parish, Co Donegal

The following is a complete index to the Tithe Applotment Book for Urney, 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 and Townland Address

AIKIN, John, Drumbawn

ANDERSON, James, Alt

ANDERSON, James, Skelpy

BALL, James, Esq., Fearne

BAIRD, Andrew, Mullenbuoy

BARR, Andrew, Cooleyslynn

BARR, Thomas, Mullenbuoy

BIRNEY, Patrick, Gortkilly

BOGAN, Francis, Drumnahaw

BOGAN, James, Dresnagh

BOGAN, James, Donnyloop

BOGAN, James, Drumnahaw

BOGAN, John, Donnyloop

BOGAN, Michael, Gortkilly

BOGAN, Thomas, Gortkilly

BOGAN, Widow, Dresnagh

BOGAN, William, Drumnahaw

BONNER, William. Alt

BOYLE, John, Gortnagrace

BOYLE, Patrick, Cloughfin

BROGAN, James, Fivefin

BROWN, Charles, Fearne

BROWN, James, Alt

BROWN, James, Gortnagrace

BROWN, John, Gortnagrace

BROWN, John, Alt

BROWN, John, Fearne

BROWN, Joseph, Gortnagrace

BROWN, Joseph, Gortnagrace

BROWN, Joseph, Calhame

BROWN, Robert, Gortnagrace

BROWN, William, Gortnagrace

BUCHANAN, William, Alt


CHAMBERS, William, Cooleyslynn

CHISM, John, Alt

COLLINS, Philip, Graffy

CONGLAND, Robert, Dresnagh

CONGLAND, Patrick, Dresnagh

CONYGLAND, Doctor, Mullenbuoy

COOPER, William, Sen.

COOPER, William, Jun.

CRAIG, Christopher, Fearne

CREARAN, James, Skelpy

CREARAN, Rodger, Drumnahaw

CROW, John, Cloughfin

CRUMLISH, Patrick, Cormakilly

CUMMINGS, Robert, Tullyard

CUNNINGHAM, Robert, Cormakilly

CURREN, John, Drumdite

DALY, Widow, Mullenbuoy

DERAGH [DORAGH], Mathew, Gortnagrace

DERAGH [DORAGH], John, Gortnagrace

DOHERTY, Charles, Cormakilly

DOHERTY, Hugh, Cormakilly

DOUGHERTY, Henry, Skelpy

DOUGHERTY, James, Calhame

DOUGHERTY, Patrick, Skelpy

DOUGHERTY, William, Dresnagh

ECTOR, James, Skelpy

ECTOR, John, Skelpy

ELLIOTT, William, Alt

FLANAGAN, William, Fearne

FLEMING, Joseph, Cavanaweary

FOX, James, Fearne

GAGE, Connnolly, Esq., Cavanaweary

GALBRAITH, Heirs of Sir James, Cloughfin

GALLAGHER, Alexander, Cooleyslynn

GALLAGHER, Dennis, Cormakilly

GALLAGHER, Hugh, Skelpy

GALLAGHER, James, Sen., Cormakilly

GALLAGHER, James, Jun., Cormakilly

GAMBLE, Andrew, Fivefin

GARDNER, James, Ballylast

GARDNER, Mathew, Ballylast

GOURLEY, Andrew, Tullyard

GRIFFIN, John, Cloughfin

HAMILTON, Widow, Calhame

HAMILTON, Widow Eliza, Fivefin

HARRISON, John, Sen., Ballylast

HARRISON, John, Jun., Ballylast

HEANEY, Patrick, Fivefin

HEGARTY, Hugh, Graffy

HEGARTY, James, Fearne (comment: now Ben Brown of Listymore)

HEGARTY, James, Graffy

HEGARTY, John, Gortnagrace

HEGARTY, Patrick, Graffy

HEMPHILL, John, Skelpy

HENDERSON, James, Fivefin

HONE, Redmond, Alt

HONE, William, Cormakilly

HOWARD, Robert, Alt

IRVINE, Samuel, Skelpy

IRWIN, George, Gortnagrace

IRWIN, Robert, Gortnagrace

JACK, Andrew, Drumdite

JACK, Samuel, Fearne

JARVIS, Joseph, Alt

JOHNSTON, David, Alt

JOHNSTON, Mansfield, Cooleyslynn

KEENAN, Charles, Alt

KELLY, Charles, Mullenbuoy

KELLY, Hugh, Graffy

KELLY, John, Cloughfin

KELLY, John, Fearne

KELLY, Patrick, Graffy

KELLY, Patrick, Jun., Graffy

KELLY, Thomas, Cloughfin

KELLY, Widow, Graffy

KELLY, Widow, Drumdite

KERR, James, Alt

KINCAID, Andrew, Fearne

KILGRACE, John, Gortnagrace

KILGRACE, William, Gortnagrace

KILGRACE, William, Alt

KILPATRICK, James, Cavanaweary

KYLE, Charles, Fearne

KYLE, Robert, Fearne

LAW, Francis, Fearne

LEECH, John, Skelpy

LEECH, Samuel, Skelpy

LEFARTY, John, Drumnahaw, Skelpy

LEFARTY, Manus, Gortkilly

LEFARTY, Murtagh, Gortkilly

LEFARTY, Owen, Donnyloop

LEFARTY, Widow Bridget, Gortkilly

LEFFERTY, Murtagh, Fivefin

LIGHTON, Heirs of Rev. Sir M. Lighton, Alt

LOGAN, Galbraith, Skelpy

LOGUE, Rodger, Alt

LOUGHREY, Andrew, Alt

LOUGHREY, Charles, Alt

LOUGHREY, Patrick, Alt

LYONS, James, Alt

LYONS, Nathaniel, Skelpy

McAVOY, Brian, Cormakilly

McCARTER, John, Skelpy

McCORMICK, James, Fearne

McCORMICK, John, Fearne

McCORMICK, Joseph, Fearne

McCORMICK, Joseph, Drumbawn

McCUE, Bernard, Drumbawn

McCUE, Owen, Skelpy

McCURDY, James, Magheracallaghan

McDIVIT, Edward, Drumdite

McDIVIT, Edward, Fearne

McDOWEL, Archibald, Cloughfin


McGINLEY, Edward, Alt

McINTIRE, Aaron, Cavanaweary

McINTIRE, Robert, Cavanaweary

McINTIRE, Robert, Cooleyslynn

McKINNEY, Hugh, Fearne

McLAUGHLIN, Charles, Calhame


McLAUGHLIN, Michael, Alt

McLAUGHLIN, Thomas, Skelpy

McLAUGHLIN, William, Sen., Cooleyslynn

McLAUGHLIN, William, Jun., Cooleyslynn

McLAUGHLIN, William, Mullenbuoy

McLAUGHLIN, William, Cooleyslynn

McLAUGHLIN, William, Alt

McLUCUS, William, Fearne

McMENAMIN, Hugh, Mullenbuoy

McMENIMIN, Margaret, Gortnagrace

McMENIMIN, William, Gortnagrace

McMENNIMIN, Michael, Gortnagrace

McNIGHT, James, Cooleyslynn

MACKEY, John, Fivefin

MARTIN, William, Drumdite

MATHEWS, John, Cormakilly


MATHEWS, Robert, Calhame

MATHEWS, Robert, Drumdite

MONTEITH, Josias, Skelpy

MONTGOMERY, Joseph, Drumnahaw

MULLAN, Edward, Ballylast

NEILSON, James, Mullenbuoy

NEILSON, Robert, Drumdite

NEILSON, Widow Anne, Drumdite

NEILSON, William, Cormakilly

NEILSON, William, Drumdite

O’DONNEL, James, Calhame

O’HARA, James, Sen., Cormakilly

O’HARA, James, Jun., Cormakilly

O’NEIL, Rodger, Dresnagh

ORSON, Thomas, Alt

PATTERSON, John, Ballylast

PATTON, John, Skelpy

PERRY, Widow, Cloughfin

PINKERTON, William, Alt

PORTER, John, Ballylast

PORTER, Robert, Drumbawn

PURVAIN, Thomas, Alt

QUIN, James, Alt

RISK, John, Alt

RODGERS, William, Alt

ROGAN, Doctor Francis, Cooleyslynn, Mullenbuoy

ROGAN, James, Calhame

ROGAN, Philip, Mullenbuoy

ROULSTON, William, Alt

RUSSEL, Joseph, Cloughfin

SCANLEN, John, Sen., Cloughfin

SCANLEN, John, Jun., Cloughfin

SELFRIDGE, Mathew, Ballylast

SHAW, Robert, Cloughfin

SPROUL, Andrew, Cloughfin

STEWART, Widow, Cloughfin

SWENEY, John, Cloughfin

SWENEY, Edward, Fearne

SWENEY, Neil, Fearne

TAILOR, William, Cormakilly

WALLACE, James, Calhame

WARDLAW, Hugh, Mullenbuoy

WATSON, Robert, Gortnagrace

WATSON, William, Drumnahaw

WATSON, William, Fearne

WAUCHOB, Andrew, Mullenbuoy

WAUCHOB, Andrew, Alt

WAUCHOB, Robert, Mullenbuoy

WAUCHOB, Thomas, Fivefin

WHITE, Abraham, Alt

WHITE, John, Ballylast

WILSON, Joseph, Fivefin

WILSON, Robert, Fivefin

WOODS, James, Skelpy

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