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Ballymagorry, Leckpatrick Parish Rentals & Valuations - 1666-1858


Ballymagorry lies 5 kms north of Strabane on the Derry Road in North Tyrone and has been a settlement since Plantation times, being founded in the early seventeenth century by Scotsman Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw (died c1654), brother to James, 1st Earl of Abercorn. Within two generations his lands had been consolidated into the Manor of Cloghogall within the extensive Abercorn estate.

Most fortunately, a number of useful eighteenth century rent rolls and valuations have survived for Ballymagorry. The Abercorn Papers form a very large collection in PRONI, Belfast that includes title deeds, rentals, accounts and correspondence relating to the Tyrone and Donegal estates from the early seventeenth century. The following data has been extracted from LDS films; researchers should check the comprehensive Family History Library catalogue for a complete listing of this microfilmed archive.

HEARTH MONEY ROLL 1666: STRABANE BARONY
BALLYMAGORRY
Robert Gamble
John Lowry
James Carr
William Nesmith

RENT ROLL OF THE UNDERTENANTS IN THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGALL c1720 (ABERCORN PAPERS)
UPPER BALLYMAGORRY
Hugh Smith
John Smith
Samuel Smith (lower)
John Scot (lower)
James McBoak
James Poluart
Edward Pearson
Thomas McKinla
Samuel Hunter
James McKinla

BALLYMAGORRY ORCHARD & LAND
William Patterson
James Patterson

BALLYMAGORRY MILLTOWN
James Augustan
Robert Goorley
William Pinkerton
John Augustan
George Gourley
William Augustan
Martha Thompson

TUCK MILL & LAND
John Meas

LIST OF TENANTS IN BALLYMAGORRY 1758
Correspondence dated 1 December 1758 from John Hamilton of Strabane to the Earl of Abercorn (in London?):
A list of tenants in Ballymagorry:

Tenements on the left hand from Woodend to the bridge……No 1 to 10:
1.     William Hunter’s tenniment (sic) measures 90 feet in front
2.     James McBeth now living on 122 feet
3.     James McBeth            82 feet
4.     John Hunter                      69 feet
5.     John McBeth                      27 feet
6.     James Hunter                     39 feet
7.     James Blewart            55 feet
8.     John Scott                      130 feet
9.     Richard Saggertson                  33 feet
10.  Charles Robinson            76 feet
11.  Charles Robinson (again)        70 feet      
 
Tenements on the right hand from Woodend to the bridge:
1.     James Patterson’s tenniment (sic) in front is 126 feet
2.     James McBeth’s                   65 feet   
3.     John McBeth’s                   24 feet
4.     Hugh Diven’s                   33 feet
5.     Dorothy Baxter                              21 feet
6.     William Young’s (now lives at the Glen)      38 feet
7.     James Smith’s in front is 31 feet
8.     James Hunter                    47 feet
9.     John Hastey                     46 feet
10.   Widow McKinley          91 feet
11.   John Pollock              49 feet
12.   John Leech             28 feet  
                                                                                           
Additional comments contained in the same correspondence include the following observations:
Ballymagorry tenants are mostly very poor.

The McBeths are willing to sign their lease, but Widow McKinley would not, for she says, with reason I think, that they are bad neighbours: she would willingly have a separate one.

SURVEY AND VALUATION OF THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGLE 1777
(ABERCORN PAPERS)
BALLYMAGORRY

Glaud Robinson
Widow McBay
John McBay
Joseph White
William Hunter
James Hunter sen. (lower)
James Hunter sen. (upper)
John Scott
James Neilson (lower)
James Neilson (upper)
James Hunter junior (lower)
James Hunter junior (upper)
Widow McKinley
William McBay
William Briggs
James Patterson
Widow Smith
Samuel Smith
John Leech

BOYDSHILL
Andrew Watt
David Graham

MILLTOWN
Andrew Hogston
Robert Gourley
William Gourley
Robert Drew
John Boyd (east)
John Boyd (west)
William Donnel
Matthew Rippey
William Dorragh

RENTAL OF THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGAL NOVEMBER 1787 FOR THE TERM OF 21 YEARS (ABERCORN PAPERS)
BALLYMAGORRY: LOWER DIVISION
Lower No. 1: James McBeth
Lower No. 2: Isabella McBeth (Samuel Scot)
Lower No. 3: Alexander McGhee (Robert McBeth)

BALLYMAGORRY: MIDDLE DIVISIONS

Joseph White
James Hunter senior (has a lease of what 11 years are unexpired from Nov 1787)
James Neilson                ditto
James Hunter jun.            ditto
William Hunter
Agnes Scott

BALLYMAGORRY: UPPER DIVISIONS
James McKinley
Hugh Donaghy
William McBeth
Elizabeth Smith (upper)
William Donnell
John Leitch
Hugh Smith
James Patterson
William Briggs

The following tenants of Ballymagorry marked thus X have old leases, all the rest have or will get new ones:

X John Heasty
X James Neilson & James Hunter (lease of 21 years from Nov 1777)
X Isabella McBeth
X Robert Cummins (now John Walker & Thomas Donaghy lease W. Hamilton  Life from Nov 1794)
X Joseph White & Isabella McBeth
X Claud Robison
X Alexander McGhee
X Claud Robison (lease from Nov 1761 for lives of son Claud & Rob Donnell)
X John Kerr (now George Lyons)
X John Scott (since from Nov 1761 for the term of life of son Patrick(?)
X James Hunter (since from Nov 1761 for life of son James)
X James McBeth
X Joseph White (lease from Nov 1762 for the term of the lives of sons David & John)
X William Hunter (lease from Nov 1761 for the lives of Samuel & Robert - both dead)   
X George McConaghy (lease from Nov 1772 for the life of James, son of James Robison’s life)
X Hugh McBeth
Dennis Kirk
X Dolly Baxter (lease from Nov 1762 for the lives of Wm. Hamilton, her son &
                                          Archibald Law)
X James Mahaffy (lease…?...John…?...Brothers Robert & ?……since Nov 1762)
X Hugh McCartin/McCarlin (lease from Nov 1762 for the lives of Wm. &
                                         Ann Smith)
X James Hunter sen.
X John Heasty (lease from Nov 1762 for the lives of Andrew Heasty of Desart &
                              Margaret Kirk of Ballymagorry)
John Pollock
James Patterson (lease…?…Daughters of Lord Abercorn from Nov 1787)

BALLYMAGORRY: BOYDSHILL
Andrew Austin (with Tuck Mill)

BALLYMAGORRY: MILLTOWN

No. 1: Robert Gourley
No. 2: Robert Gourley jun.
No. 3: James Jordans (11 years of lease unexpired from Nov 1787)

UPPER MILLTOWN

Upper No. 1: John Boyd
Upper No. 2: Mathew Rippey
Upper No. 3: William Dorough

TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOK LECKPATRICK PARISH 1827
BALLYMAGORRY: TENEMENTS

Hugh Kelly
James Lindsay
James Cavanagh
John White
Dennis Kelly & Robert Andrew
William Brigs
James Hunter
Patrick Scott
William Kelly
James Hunter
Hugh Donaghy
Joseph Marshall
William Brigs
James Patterson
James Porter
Widow & Robert Donald

BOYDS HILL
Andrew Austin

MILLTOWN
Andrew Austin
Andrew Gourley
John Gourley
John Nailis
John & William Boyd
John White
William & Thomas Doragh

RENTAL FOR THE MANOR OF CLOGHOGAL 1833
(ABERCORN PAPERS)
BALLYMAGORRY:
TENANTS AS OF FORMER LEASES AND OCCUPYING TENANTS:

Andrew Austin (Thomas Browne)
Andrew Gourley
John Gourley
John Nelis
John & William Boyd (William Boyd)
John White
George & Thomas Dorough (George & Thomas Dorough)
William Kelly
Samuel Scott
James McBeth (Michael Kavanagh)
John White (David White)
William Hunter (Robert Andrews & William Hunter)
James Hunter (James Hunter & James Briggs)
Patrick Scott
William Kelly
Hugh Donaghy (Gilbert & William Donaghy)
Joseph Marshall
William Briggs
James Patterson
James Porter
Robert & William Donnell
William Donnell
George McConaghy
Patrick Divine (Charles Knox)
Robert Doherty (William Irvine)
John Mehaffy
James (?) Marshall
Robert Alcorn
Lodivick Pollock (William Porter)
Patrick & Samuel Scott (Michael Kavanagh)
Claud Robison (Joseph Robison)
James McBeth (Michael Kavanagh)
David White
William & Samuel Hunter
William Patterson
Samuel McCormick
Robert Alcorn
John Hunter
William Doherty (William Baird)
George Lyon (Michael Malarky)
James Nelson (William Kelly)
James Hunter (James Briggs)
James Hindman (David Andrews)
Eleanor White (Robert Andrews)
William Kelly
Robert McBeth (George Worland)

GRIFFITH’S VALUATION: PARISH OF LECKPATRICK 1858
BALLYMAGORRY
A LIST OF OCCUPIERS AND IMMEDIATE LESSORS:

Hugh Kelly    (Marquis of Abercorn)
William Briggs sen.    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Patrick Boyle    (William Briggs sen.)
William Donnell junr.    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Robert McCay    (Marquis of Abercorn)
William Donnell    (Marquis of Abercorn)
William Austin    (William Donnell)
John Donnell    (Marquis of Abercorn)
James McGuirk    (John Donnell)
Francis Britton    (John Donnell)
Thomas Devin    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Michael Kavanagh    (Marquis of Abercorn)
John Briggs    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Eliza Marshall    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Thomas Donaghy    (Marquis of Abercorn)
John Vance    (Marquis of Abercorn)
William Briggs junr.    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Thomas White    (Marquis of Abercorn)

VILLAGE OF BALLYMAGORRY
Anne Kavanagh    (Michael Kavanagh)
Ellen Moore    (Michael Kavanagh)
John Boyle    (Michael Kavanagh)
William Adams    (Marquis of Abercorn)
John Briggs    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Edward Devin    (Michael Kavanagh)
Samuel Murdock    (Francis Colhoun)
William Campbell    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Thomas Carolan    (Michael Kavanagh)
Thomas Patterson    (John Vance)
Jane Mitchell    (John Vance)
Robert Murdock    (John Vance)
William Young   (Marquis of Abercorn)
Hugh Devin   (Marquis of Abercorn)
James Patterson   (Marquis of Abercorn)
William Curtis    (Joseph Robinson)
Joseph Robinson    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Hugh Kelly    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Thomas Douglas    (David Weir)
John Briggs    (William Baird)
David McMihil    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Robert Brown    (David McMihil)
James Weir   (James Boyd)
Barclay Cochrane    (James Boyle)
Thomas Cunningham    (James Boyle)
Jane Davis    (James Boyle)
William Campbell junr.    (Marquis of Abercorn)
James Gamble    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Hugh Sweeney    (Michael Kavanagh)
John Ewing    (Marquis of Abercorn)
James McCormack    (Marquis of Abercorn)
William Gormley    (James McCormack)
Robert Wilson    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Mary McConaghty    (Marquis of Abercorn)
William Patterson    (Marquis of Abercorn)

MILLTOWN
John Lynch    (Marquis of Abercorn)
James Howard    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Patrick Carolan    (Marquis of Abercorn)
James Howard    (John Lynch & Co)
Mary Coyle    (John Lynch & Co)
William Donnell    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Robert Roulston    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Andrew Austen    (Robert Roulston)
John Millaugh    (Robert Roulston)
Thomas White    (Marquis of Abercorn)
William McComb    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Frances Boyd    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Felix Kirk    (Frances Boyd)
Samuel Gourley    (Marquis of Abercorn)
Michael Doherty    (Samuel Gourley)
John Carnwath    (Samuel Gourley)
Edward Lynch    (Samuel Gourley)
James Cunningham    (Samuel Gourley)
John Graham    (Samuel Gourley)
Patrick Hollywood    (Samuel Gourley)
Robin Carnwarth    (Samuel Gourley)

USEFUL REFERENCES:

CHURCH RECORDS LECKPATRICK PARISH (with PRONI, Belfast references):

CHURCH OF IRELAND, LECKPATRICK (Derry diocese) (Present church erected 1816)

Earliest registers destroyed in Dublin 1922.
Baptisms 1877-; marriages 1845-; burials 1877-; registers of vestrymen 1870-; preachers’ books 1872-;                             all remain in local custody

PRESBYTERIAN:
LECKPATRICK (in the village of Artigarvan) Prior to the erection of the new congregation of Leckpatrick in 1836, Presbyterians worshipped in either Donagheady
or Strabane churches.
Baptisms 1838-99 & 1901-35; marriages 1845-1930; session minutes 1836-1972; financial statements 1866, 1870 & 1872-3             MIC.1P/49 

1st STRABANE
Baptisms 1828-1937, Marriages1845-1919            MIC.1P/10

2nd STRABANE
Baptisms 1844-1916; marriages 1864-94            MIC.1P/10

1st DONAGHEADY
Baptisms 1875-1932                        MIC.1P/458/A
Stipend Books 1804-1860                      MIC.1P/458/D/1
Stipend Books 1867-1914 (with gaps)            MIC.1P/458/F/3-H/6

2ND DONAGHEADY
Baptisms 1838-1976, Marriages 1838-1845, Communicants Roll Book 1865-1937    MIC.1P/459/A        
              
ROMAN CATHOLIC, LECKPATRICK (Strabane) Derry diocese (Present church erected 1823)
(see also DONAGHEADY)
Baptisms 1863-81; marriages 1863-84;            MIC.1D/62

R.C. MOURNE (Strabane) (Derry diocese)                                 
Baptisms 1866-81; marriages 1866-83;             MIC.1D/62

R.C. DONAGHEADY (Derry diocese)
Baptisms 1854-80; marriages 1857/58-1859, 1862-3; deaths 1857-59
                                MIC.1D/55-56

LOCAL HISTORY PUBLICATIONS:

Register of Gravestone Inscriptions in Leckpatrick Old Burial Ground, Artigarvan, Strabane – Sheelagh & David Todd (Privately published 1991) (Out of print)

Register of Gravestone Inscriptions in Grange Old Burial Ground, Strabane – Sheelagh & David Todd (Privately published 1993) (Out of print)

History of the Parishes of Leckpatrick and Dunnalong: Their Places in History – William J. Roulston (Privately published 2000)



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