|Knockanbrack (the Small Speckled Hill) is a 202-acre townland within Leckpatrick parish in north Co. Tyrone. Located rather remotely in the hills south of Donemana, Knockanbrack (spelt variously) belonged to the Manor of the Cloghogall within the extensive Abercorn Estate. The Abercorn Papers form a very large collection in PRONI, Belfast, which includes title deeds, rentals, leases and correspondence relating to the Tyrone and Donegal estates, some commencing in the early seventeenth century. The following data has been extracted from LDS microfilms; researchers should consult the comprehensive Family History Library catalogue for a description of this microfilmed archive. Alternatively, the originals may be viewed at PRONI, 66 Balmoral Ave., Belfast.
SURVEY AND VALUATION OF THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGALL (ABERCORN ESTATE) 1777 KNOCKINBRACK: Patrick Bigley RENTAL FOR THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGALL (ABERCORN ESTATE) 1787 CROCKENBRACK: Patrick Bigley John Donaghy William Donaghy, jun. William Donaghy, sen. TITHE APPLOTMENTS: LECKPATRICK PARISH 1827 KNOCKNABRACK: Patrick Begley William & John Donaghey RENTAL FOR THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGALL (ABERCORN ESTATE) 1833 CROCKANBRACK: Tenants as per Former Leases and Occupying Tenants: Patrick Bigley William & John Donaghey (William Donaghey & John Donaghey) RENTAL FOR THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGALL (ABERCORN ESTATE) 1848 CROCKANBACK: Patrick Begley William Donaghy, sen. William Donaghy, jun. GRIFITHS VALUATION: LECKPATRICK PARISH 1858 KNOCKANBRACK: A List of Occupiers and Immediate Lessors: William Donaghy sen. (Marquis of Abercorn) William Donaghy jun. (same) Patrick Begley (same) Thomas Christie (same) Thomas Christie (Patrick Begley) James McBrearty (same) John Durneen (same) Hugh Collins (same) Marquis of Abercorn (In fee)