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Index to the Tithe Applotment Book, Coleraine Parish, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland 1827

PRONI Ref: FIN 5A/81/1
Extracted from FHL Film # 258451
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

 

Tithe was a tax on all agricultural land (originally one tenth of the produce) excepting only church lands, glebes and urban areas and was paid by leaseholders and occupiers of all religious denominations to the clergy of the Established Church of Ireland. There was growing resentment against this tax, especially by Presbyterians and Catholics, particularly in the period of distress after 1815 and the government was forced to give way and introduce the Tithe Composition Act 1823 which replaced payment in kind by payment in cash.

In order to effect this change, all agricultural land across the country was required to be surveyed and applotted, or valued. During the period 1823 to 1837, a Tithe Applotment Survey was made in each civil parish across the whole of Ireland to determine the value of tithe payable by different landholders. Two people were appointed by each parish to carry out this assessment. The material was arranged by civil parish and townland in volumes known as TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOKS.

In some parishes more than one survey was taken, whilst in others the manuscript has not survived. The books for all Ireland, compiled between 1823 and 1837, are now deposited in the National Archives of Ireland, Dublin and Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI).

PRONI holds the tithe books for all but 31 of the 273 parishes then surveyed in Northern Ireland. These tithe books are arranged by townland and record the names of leaseholders, the area of their farm subject to tithing, sometimes the quality of the land and an overall valuation and occasionally the names of landlords. Researchers should be aware that cottiers who did not hold land are not recorded, and unaccountably, some types of land were passed over entirely; a field of potatoes attracted a tithe payment in one parish, but not in that adjoining.

Those researchers who are fortunate to locate a forebear in the Tithe Applotment Books may find it possible to take their research back a further generation prior to Griffiths Valuation.


 

OFFICIAL TOWNLANDS WITHIN COLERAINE PARISH

Townland Townland Townland Townland
Ballyartan Ballyclaber Bellasses Blagh
Boghill Coleraine and Suburbs Cross Glebe Danes Hill
Drumadragh Gateside Harpurs Hill Island Heaghey
Knockantern Lodge Loguestown Loughan Hill
Millburn Mount Sandel Spittle Hill Tullans
Watt's Town Windy Hall


 

TOWNLANDS AND SUBDENOMINATIONS SUBJECT TO TITHING WITHIN COLERAINE PARISH

(As recorded In the Tithe Applotment Book)

Townland Townland Townland Townland
Ballyarten Ballysally Blaugh Boghill
Bowling Green Claber Cross or Glebe Land Daneshill
Drumadra Dundoan Gate Side Harpershill
Islandhaughey Knockentern Lodge, The Logues Town
Lower Bellasis Millburn Mountsandy Spittlehill
Suburbs of Coleraine Tullans Upper Bellasis Wattstown
Windyhaw


 

INDEX TO COLERAINE TITHE APPLOTMENT BOOK 1827

***ORIGINAL SPELLING HAS BEEN RETAINED***

Surname Firstname Townland
ACHESON James Spittlehill
ADAMS Alexr. The Lodge
ADAMS William Lower Bellasis
ALEXANDER Alexr. Millburn
ANDERSON David Ballysally
ANDERSON William Cross or Glebe Land
ANDERSON William Watts Town
ANDERSON Wm. Claber
ANDERSON Wm. Suburbs of Coleraine
ANDREWS William Spittlehill
ANDREWS Willm. (for Mr. Blacker’s Land) Millburn
BALLASS Robert Suburbs of Coleraine
BARR Alexr. Ballysally
BARR Andrew Knockentern
BARR David Knockentern
BARR Jno. Windy Haw
BARR Wm. Windy Haw
BEGLEY Edwd. Mountsandy
BELLAS Jas. Ballyarton
BERESFORD J. C., Esq. Bowling Green
BERESFORD J. C., Esq. (for J. McGrotty’s Land) Suburbs of Coleraine
BERESFORD J. C., Esq. (for the Shoulder of Mutton Field) Suburbs of Coleraine
BEVERLAND Jas. Ballysally
BEVERLAND Jas. Spittlehill
BLACK Jas. Danes Hill
BLACK Jas. Gate Side
BLACK Jas. or Thos. Suburbs of Coleraine
BLACK Jno. Ballysally
BLACK Jno. (for Stewart’s Farm) Ballysally
BLACK Paul Ballysally
BLACK Paul (for Mr. Galt’s Land) Ballysally
BLACK Thos. Suburbs of Coleraine
BLACK Thos. The Lodge
BLACK Thos. or Jas. Suburbs of Coleraine
BLACK William Dundoan
BLACKER H., Esq. Millburn
BLACKER Henry, Esq. Suburbs of Coleraine
BLACKER Henry, Esq. (for Bann fields) Suburbs of Coleraine
BLACKER Henry, Esq. (for Cave Hill) Millburn
BLACKER Henry, Esq. (for Shell Hill) Millburn
BOYD Doctor Bowling Green
BOYD Doctor Suburbs of Coleraine
BOYD Edwd., Widow Tullans
BOYD Henry (for Boyd’s Land) Tullans
BOYD Henry (for Corporation’s Land) Tullans
BOYD Jas (for Boyd’s Land) Tullans
BOYD Jas. Tullans
BOYD Jas. (for Corporation’s Land) Tullans
BOYLE Doctor Suburbs of Coleraine
BRADLEY John Bowling Green
BRADLEY John Suburbs of Coleraine
BRADLEY Widow Suburbs of Coleraine
CALDWELL Alexr. Mountsandy
CALDWELL Jas. The Lodge
CALDWELL Jno. The Lodge
CAMPBELL Thos. Suburbs of Coleraine
CAMPBELL Thos. Upper Bellasis
CAMPBELL Wm. Upper Bellasis
CANE Edward Gate Side
CASKEY Saml. Harpershill
CLARK Saml. Suburbs of Coleraine
CLARK Wm. Suburbs of Coleraine
CLARKE John Mountsandy
CLARKE Joseph (for Lord Waterford’s Land) Mountsandy
CLARKE Joseph (for Montgomery’s Land) Mountsandy
COCHRAN Hugh Logues Town
COCHRAN Jno. Lower Bellasis
COCHRAN John Suburbs of Coleraine
COCHRAN Saml. Ballysally
COCHRAN William Dundoan
COLEMAN Duncan Gate Side
CONN Thos. Lower Bellasis
CONOLOGUE Thos. Claber
CORRY Neal Mountsandy
CORRY Thos. Mountsandy
COYLE Jane, Mrs. Knockentern
CRAWFORD Alexr. Suburbs of Coleraine
CRAWFORD Alexr. The Lodge
CRAWFORD William Knockentern
CRAWFORD William Windy Haw
CREIGHTON William Tullans
CROOKSHANK Jas. Suburbs of Coleraine
CUPPLES Moses Ballysally
CUPPLES Robt. Claber
CUTHBERT Alexr. Suburbs of Coleraine
DALLAS Robt. Spittlehill
DEMPSY Hugh Dundoan
DOGHERTY Fras. Knockentern
DOGHERTY Shane Claber
DOHERTY …..? [not given] & Widow Sheals Tullans
DOHERTY Jno. Dundoan
DOHERTY John Suburbs of Coleraine
DOHERTY Michael Suburbs of Coleraine
DOHERTY Shane Cross or Glebe Land
DONALDSON Wm. Harpershill
DONALDSON Wm. Lower Bellasis
DORAGH Danl. Danes Hill
DUNLOP John Spittlehill
ECCLES Patk. Tullans
ESDALE Alexr. Logues Town
ESDALE Jas. Boghill
ESDALE John Blaugh
ESDALE Saml. Blaugh
ESDALE Samuel Knockentern
EVAGE Mary, Widow Boghill
EWING Jas. Millburn
FULTON Jas. Watts Town
FULTON Jas. Windy Haw
FULTON Jno. Windy Haw
FULTON Robert Watts Town
GALT Jas. Suburbs of Coleraine
GALT John Harpershill
GALT John Spittlehill
GALT Wm., Mr. Ballysally
GANNON Patk. Tullans
GILMORE Jas. Suburbs of Coleraine
GILMOUR Saml. Knockentern
GIVEN Benjamin (for Jas. Ewing’s Land) Suburbs of Coleraine
GIVEN Benjn., Junr. Suburbs of Coleraine
GIVEN Benjn., Junr. Upper Bellasis
GIVEN Benjn., Senr. Spittlehill
GIVEN Benjn., Senr. Suburbs of Coleraine
GIVEN Danl. Spittlehill
GIVEN Jas. S., Esq. Spittlehill
GIVEN Robt. Suburbs of Coleraine
GLEN David (for Boyd’s Land) Ballysally
GLENN David (for Newton’s Land) Ballysally
GLENN Hugh Dundoan
GLENN Saml., Junr. Dundoan
GLENN Saml., Senr. Dundoan
GLENN William Dundoan
HAGARTY Jas. Danes Hill
HAMILTON Jas. Upper Bellasis
HAMILTON Jno. Spittlehill
HARTFORD John Claber
HARTON Hugh Spittlehill
HARVEY Edwd., Revd. Suburbs of Coleraine
HASLETT Robert (for Widow Bradly’s Land) Bowling Green
HASLETT Robt. (for Shoulder of Mutton Field) Suburbs of Coleraine
HENRY Mrs. Dundoan
HIGGINS Rachael, Widow Upper Bellasis
HILL William Millburn
HIND John Suburbs of Coleraine
HOUSTON Doctor Logues Town
HOUSTON Doctor Lower Bellasis
HOUSTON Doctor (for Nesbitt’s Land) Lower Bellasis
HOUSTON Doctor (for Sharp’s Land) Lower Bellasis
HOUSTON Doctor, Senr. Upper Bellasis
HUNTER Thos. Millburn
HUNTER Thos. Suburbs of Coleraine
JACKSON Widow Blaugh
JAMESON James Dundoan
JAMISON Jas. Ballysally
JOHNSTON Jas. Knockentern
KENNEDY Jas. Claber
KENNEDY Jas. Cross or Glebe Land
KENNEDY Saml. Ballysally
KING Saml. Harpershill
KNOX Mr. Samuel The Lodge
KNOX Saml. Suburbs of Coleraine
KNOX Samuel, Mr. Mountsandy
LECKIN John Ballysally
LECKIN Saml. Ballysally
LECKIN Saml. Boghill
LINN John Knockentern
LINN Robert, Junr. Knockentern
LINN Robert, Senr. Knockentern
LINN William Knockentern
LITHCO Robert Spittlehill
LITHGOW Susan, Widow Spittlehill
LITTLE George (for Fishery Park) Ballysally
LITTLE George (for Mr. Galt’s Land) Ballysally
LITTLE George (for part of Wm Patterson’s) Ballysally
LITTLE Wm. (for Fishery Park) Ballysally
LITTLE Wm. (for Mr. Galt’s Land) Ballysally
LITTLE Wm. (for part of Wm Patterson’s) Ballysally
LOGAN Alexr. Blaugh
LOGAN Danl. Tullans
LOGAN Thos. Tullans
LOGAN Thos. Junr. Tullans
LYONS Joseph Knockentern
MAINS Jno. Spittlehill
MAINS Thos. Lower Bellasis
MARSHALL Robt. The Lodge
MARTIN John Lower Bellasis
MATHERS Adam Spittlehill
MATHEWS John Upper Bellasis
McAFEE Danl. Boghill
McAFEE Geo. Upper Bellasis
McAFEE Reps of A. Upper Bellasis
McALLISTER Hugh Boghill
McASHANOG Henry Boghill
McATEER Jas. Watts Town
McCANN Jas. Tullans
McCANN Widow Boghill
McCLELLAND John Logues Town
McCLELLAND Neal, Jun. Logues Town
McCLELLAND Neal, Sen. Logues Town
McCOLGIN Robt. Claber
McCOLLUM Hugh Dundoan
McCONAGHEY Jas. Boghill
McCONAGHY Archd. Gate Side
McCORMICK Jno. The Lodge
McDOUGALL John Claber
McGREGOR Danl. Suburbs of Coleraine
McGROTTY Jas. Suburbs of Coleraine
McINTYRE John Mountsandy
McINTYRE John Suburbs of Coleraine
McKAY Danl. Claber
McKEE Alexr. Knockentern
McKEE Willm. Ballysally
McKENZIE Wm. Suburbs of Coleraine
McKINLEY …….? [not given] Lower Bellasis
McKITTRICK Elizh. Lower Bellasis
McLAUGHLIN Bernd. Harpershill
McLOUGHLIN Richd. Bowling Green
McLOUGHLIN Richd. Spittlehill
McLOUGHLIN Richd. The Lodge
McLOUGHLIN Thos. Upper Bellasis
McMULLAN Thos. The Lodge
McMULLEN Thos. Suburbs of Coleraine
McMULLIN Eliz., Widow Dundoan
McMURRAY William Boghill
McNEARY F. T. (see Wm. Warnock, Suburbs)  
MEENAGH Isaac Suburbs of Coleraine
MILLER John Tullans
MILLER Thos. Mountsandy
MITCHELL John Mountsandy
MITCHELL John The Lodge
MONTGOMERY Thos., Esq. Ballysally
MOODY William Blaugh
MOODY William Drumadra
MOONEY Stephen Mountsandy
MOORE David Ballysally
MOORE David The Lodge
MORRISON John Blaugh
MORRISON Thos. Knockentern
MORROW John Islandhaughey
MURPHY Peter Ballysally
MURRAY George Dundoan
MURRAY Jas. Knockentern
NEILL Doctor Mountsandy
NEILL Doctor Upper Bellasis
NEILL John Dundoan
NICHOLLS John Suburbs of Coleraine
NIMMOCK Jas. Windy Haw
PARK David Claber
PARK David Tullans
PARK Hugh (for land in this and Boghill) Danes Hill
PARK John Boghill
PARK Robt. Tullans
PARK Saml. (for part of Mrs Rankin’s Land) Blaugh
PARK Saml. (for Taylor’s Land) Blaugh
PARK William Windy Haw
PARKS William Tullans
PATRICK Thos. Suburbs of Coleraine
PATTERSON Jas. Cross or Glebe Land
PATTERSON Jas. Suburbs of Coleraine
PATTERSON Jno. Claber
PATTERSON Widow Logues Town
PATTERSON Wm. Ballysally
PEACOCK Jas. Blaugh
PEACOCK Saml. Gate Side
RANKIN Mrs. Eliz. Blaugh
RICHARDSON Thos., Rev. Mountsandy
ROB Jas. Tullans
ROBB Widow Harpershill
ROBINSON Matw. Knockentern
ROSS Jas. Ballysally
ROWAN Jas. Knockentern
SHANNON Thos. Suburbs of Coleraine
SHARP Robt. Harpershill
SHARP Robt. Suburbs of Coleraine
SHEALS Jas. Tullans
SHEALS Thos. Tullans
SHEALS Widow & ………? Doherty Tullans
SHERIFF Saml., Junr. Dundoan
SHERIFF Saml., Senr. Dundoan
SIMPSON Jas. Drumadra
SINCLAIR Archd. Drumadra
SMITH Danl. Suburbs of Coleraine
SMITH John Spittlehill
SPEAR Jas. Knockentern
STEELE Jas. Knockentern
STEELE Thos. Knockentern
STEWART Hugh Boghill
STEWART Jno. Gate Side
STEWART Paul Gate Side
TAYLOR Danl. The Lodge
TAYLOR Jas. Suburbs of Coleraine
TEMPLETON Wm. Lower Bellasis
TITTLE Jno. M. Claber
TITTLE John M. Upper Bellasis
TOWNSEND David Boghill
TOWNSEND John Boghill
TUTTLE John Tullans
WALLACE Thos. Blaugh
WALLACE William Dundoan
WARNOCK Jas. Boghill
WARNOCK John Logues Town
WARNOCK Widow Blaugh
WARNOCK Wm. (for F. T. McNeary & self) Suburbs of Coleraine
WEIR Jane, Widow Dundoan
WEIR William Suburbs of Coleraine
WHITEHEAD Revd., Mr. Lower Bellasis
WHITESIDE Revd., Mr. Harpershill
WILLIAMSON Jas. Tullans
WILLS Henry Boghill
WILSON Hugh Boghill
WILSON Jas. Tullans
WILSON John Gate Side
WINLOCK Jane, Widow Tullans
WINLOCK William Tullans
WISENER Jas. Boghill
WOODBURN Jas. Dundoan
WOODBURN Thos. Dundoan
WOODBURN Wm. Dundoan
WRAY Danl. Windy Haw


 

24th October 1826

At a vestry held this day in the Parish Church of Coleraine pursuant to the Act of 4th & 5th of George the 4th providing for the Establishing of Composition for Tithes in Ireland.

 

Names of Parishioners present

1. Henry Blacker

2. James Stevenson Giveen

3. John Tittle

4. John Cochran

5. Rev. John Whiteside

6. Thoms. McMullan

7. Paul Black

8. Robert Huston, Senr.

9. James Bellas

10. William Glenn

11. Rev. Thos. Richardson


£50 Freeholders present

John Boyd

Alexr. Hurley

Saml. Knox

John Simpson

Commissioners: John Boyd, Coleraine & Adam Hill, Belfast


Minutes signed by:

G. Harvey, Rector

J. Stevenson Giveen, Chairman

Robert Huston

Henry Blacker

Sam. Knox

John Cochran

John Moore Tittle

J. Whiteside

John Boyd

Thomas Richardson

Thos McMullan

Alexr. Hurley

John Simpson

William Anderson

James Fulton

Paul Black