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Index to the Tithe Applotment Book, Leck Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland 1834

Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
Drumardagh, Leck Parish, Co. Donegal (Photo: Google)

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 tithe, 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.



Townland Townland Townland Townland
Aghlehard Ardaganny Ardahee Ballyboe
Ballyconnelly Bunnagee Calhame Carrygally
Coagh Hill Corranagh Creeve Creeve Glebe
Cullion Curragh Dooballagh Dromore
Drumany Drumardagh Drumgreggan Drumnahoagh
Farset More Fycorranagh Glencoughty Glentillid
Haughey’s Isle Knock Brack Lismonaghan Listellian
Lurgy Lurgy Brack Magheraboy Oldtown
Pluck Rann Rock Hill Rossbrackan
Scribly Treanavinny Trimragh Woodpark




Townland Townland Townland Townland
Ardaganny Ardahee Aughliard Ballyboe
Ballyconnelly Bunagee Currawgally Coachmill
Corronagh Cullian Curragh Crievesmith
Crieve Glebe Calhame Dooballagh Drumnahough
Drummony Drumore Drumardagh Drumgregan
Glenaughty Facitmore Fycorronagh Knockbrack
Lurgy Lurgybrack Lustillian Lismonaghan
Magherabwee Old Town Pluck Raan
Rock Hill Rosbrackin Strawhurley Scribley
Trimragh Trainavinny Woodpark  



Surname Given Name Townland
ALGOE John Dooballagh
ALGOE Robert Dooballagh
ALLISON George Aughliard
ALLISON James Drumnahough
ALLISON William Drumnahough
ARMER Joseph Magherabwee
ARMER Joseph Rosbrackin
ARMER Robert Trainavinny
ASH John Bunagee
BARCLEY Mr. Crievesmith
BOALE William Crievesmith
BOICE? Toal & Son Old Town
BOYLE Denis Raan
BOYLE Denis Raan
BRADLEY Roger Bunagee
BRESLIN Henry Knockbrack
BRESLIN James Dooballagh
BRESLIN William, Jun. Knockbrack
BRESLIN William, Sen. Knockbrack
BROGAN Anne Lismonaghan
BROWN Henry Glenaughty
BROWN James Bunagee
BROWN Samuel Drumardagh
BROWN Samuel Drumgregan
BROWN Samuel Fycorranagh
BYERS John Dooballagh
CHAMBERS Rev. John Corronagh
CLARKE John Coachmill [Coaghmill]
CLARKE Samuel Strawhurly
CLEE [CLAY] Daniel Fycorranagh
CLEE [CLAY] James Pluck
COLHOUN Andrew Rosbrackin
COLHOUN Francis Rosbrackin
COLHOUN John Rosbrackin
COLHOUN John Strawhurly
COLHOUN William Drummoney
CONLOGUE John Old Town
CONLOGUE John Woodpark
CRAMSHAW [CRAMSIE] Denis Lismonaghan
CRAMSHAW [CRAMSIE] James Crievesmith
CRAMSHAW [CRAMSIE] William Ardaganny
CULBERT James Glenaughty
CULLIAN Charles Listillian
CULLIAN Hugh Knockbrack
CULLIAN Hugh Magherabwee
CULLIAN James Magherabwee
CUNNINGHAM Samuel Aughliard
DAVIS John Aughliard
DAVIS John Pluck
DAVIS Widow Trainavinny
DAVIS William Aughliard
DELAP Widow Drumardagh
DEVANNY Patt. Raan
DEVANY Hugh Raan
DEVIR D. Listillian
DEVIR Henry Listillian
DEVIR Patt. Ardaganny
DEVIR Richard Listillian
DEYERMITT [McDERMOTT] Anthony Aughliard
DEYERMITT [McDERMOTT] John Coachmill [Coaghmill]
DEYERMITT [McDERMOTT] Widow Dooballagh
DEYERMITT [McDERMOTT] Widow Knockbrack
DEYERMITT [McDERMOTT] Widow Listillian
DEYERMITT [McDERMOTT] Widow Magherabwee
DOOGAN Sally Woodpark
DOOGAN Widow Old Town
DOUGHERTY Charles, Jun. Crievesmith
DOUGHERTY Edward Corronagh
DOUGHERTY Edward Dromore
DOUGHERTY Francis Ardahee
DOUGHERTY James Crievesmith
DOUGHERTY Thomas Ardahee
DOUGHERTY William Drummony
DOUGHERTY William Glenaughty
DURNEEN Daniel Lismonaghan
EASH [ASH] Widow Glenaughty
ELLIOTT George Mrs Crieve Glebe
ELLIOTT James Mrs Crieve Glebe
ELLIOTT Robert Mrs Crieve Glebe
ELLIOTT Stephen Mrs Crieve Glebe
EWING Alexander Knockbrack
FERGISON Thomas Magherabwee
FILSON James Magherabwee
FILSON James Trimragh
FILSON Samuel Drumardagh
FLETCHER Robert Lurgy
FLETCHER William Lurgy
FLETCHER William Magherabwee
FRIEL Neil Ballyconnelly
GALLAGHER Francis Curragh
GALLAGHER Thomas & Co. Old Town
GALLAGHER William Glenaughty
GALLAHER Francis Lurgybrack
GALLAHER Joseph Lurgy
GILLAN Edward Knockbrack
GILLAN James Aughliard
GLACKAN James Scribley
GOBEN Neal Cullion
GORDON Andrew Listillian
GORREL James Bunagee
GRAHAM Mrs Drumardagh
GREGG John Old Town
GRIEVE Robert Dromore
HAMILTON James Glentillade
HAMILTON James Old Town
HARKIN Connor Woodpark
HARKIN Michael Crievesmith
HARRIS Edward Old Town
HARVEY John Dooballagh
HAY [HAYES] Sir Edward [Sir Edmund] Bart. Aughliard
HAY [HAYES] Sir Edward [Sir Edmund] Bart. Dooballagh
HAY [HAYES] Sir Edward [Sir Edmund] Bart. Drummoney
HAY [HAYES] Sir Edward [Sir Edmund] Bart. Listillian
HEAGERTY Andrew Scribley
HEAGERTY James Bunagee
HEAGERTY Neal Cullion
HEAZLET James Calhame
HEGNEY James Raan
HELFERTY Widow Crievesmith
HERALD Robert Crievesmith
HOOD James Mrs Crieve Glebe
HOOD William Cullion
HUES [HUGHES] Alexander Drummoney
HUES [HUGHES] John Drummoney
HUGHY Mrs Crieve Glebe
HUMES [HOLMES?] George Rock Hill
HUNTER Alexander Raan
HUNTER Anthony Calhame
HUNTER Joseph Raan
HUTCHISON Isaac Dooballagh
HUTCHISON Sarah Dooballagh
HUTCHISON William Listillian
IRWIN Charles Listillian
KAIN James Rock Hill
KAIN Joseph Ballyconnelly
KAIN William Raan
KELLY Bryan Bunagee
KELLY Bryan Crievesmith
KELLY Charles Crievesmith
KELLY Daulty Raan
KELLY Francis Raan
KENEDY Charles Knockbrack
KENEDY John Scribley
KENEDY John, Jun. Old Town
KENEDY John, Sen. Old Town
KENEDY Robert Dooballagh
KENEDY Robert Knockbrack
KENNEDY James Ballyconnelly
KERNY Daniel Corronagh
KERNY Henry Listillian
KERNY Widow Ardaganny
KERNY William Corronagh
KERR Charles Glenaughty
KILDAY John Mrs Crieve Glebe
KILGORE John Pluck
KING John Trimragh
KING Matthew Aughliard
KING Michael Rock Hill
KING Widow Corronagh
KING William Aughliard
KING William Scribley
KING William Trimragh
KING William, Jun. Aughliard
KING William, Sen. Aughliard
KIRKWOOD Robert Trainavinny
LAIRD James Dooballagh
LAIRD Thomas Carrawgally [Carrygally]
LAIRD Thomas Scribley
LARKY Alexander Old Town
LEECH Davis Corronagh
LEECH Oliver Mrs Crieve Glebe
LEECH Widow Listillian
LEWIS Daniel Curragh
LUCAS George Drummoney
LUCAS Widow Ardaganny
LYNCH John Crievesmith
LYNCH Philip Crievesmith
LYNCH Phillip Raan
MARTIN Charles Dromore
MARTIN Edward Corronagh
MARTIN Edward Corronagh
MARTIN James Dromore
McCARTER James Pluck
McCAULY John Ballyconnelly
McCLINTOCK Samuel Drummoney
McCLINTOCK Samuel Lurgy
McCONLOGUE Patt. Dooballagh
McCONNEL Christy Ballyconnelly
McCONNEL Richard Cullion
McCOOLE Neal Ardaganny
McCOOLE Phill. Drumardagh
McCOY Archy Facitmore
McCREA Bazil Aughliard
McDAID Charles Pluck
McDAID James Dooballagh
McDAID Jane Pluck
McDAID Phelim Crievesmith
McDAID Widow Old Town
McELHINNY Alexander Rosbrackin
McELHINNY Elizabeth Strawhurly
McELHINNY George Dromore
McELHINNY James Rosbrackin
McELHINNY Michael Lismonaghan
McELHINNY Robert Dromore
McELHINNY Samuel Bunagee
McFADEN Dugal Ballyboe
McFADEN James Dromore
McFADEN Phill. Ballyboe
McFADEN William Raan
McGARVY Michael Raan
McGEIGHAN James Old Town
McGEIHAN Neal Raan
McGEIHAN Widow Raan
McGOLRICK Denis Lismonaghan
McGOWAN William Pluck
McGRAGH Patt. Crievesmith
McGRANAGHAN William Old Town
McGRANAHAN George Listillian
McGRANAHAN Michael Listillian
McGRANAHAN Patt. Listillian
McGRANAHAN Thomas Listillian
McGRANAHAN Thomas Listillian
McKINLY James Fycorranagh
McKINNEE Bazil Knockbrack
McKINNEE David Knockbrack
McKINNEE David Listillian
McKINNEE Henry Knockbrack
McLOUGHLIN Charles Ballyboe
McLOUGHLIN Hugh Lismonaghan
McLOUGHLIN Hugh Woodpark
McLOUGHLIN James Ballyboe
McLOUGHLIN James Crievesmith
McLOUGHLIN John Ardaganny
McLOUGHLIN Manis Old Town
McLOUGHLIN Neal Magherabwee
McLOUGHLIN Robert Bunagee
McLOUGHLIN William Ballyboe
McLOUGHLIN William Ballyconnelly
McMONAGLE Daniel Listillian
McMONAGLE Patt. Glenaughty
McNEIR Robert Dooballagh
McNEIR Robert Listillian
McNIGHT Henry Ardaganny
McSWINE Barny Glenaughty
McSWINE Denis Glenaughty
McWARD George Mrs Crieve Glebe
McWARD John Lismonaghan
MILLER Joseph Dromore
MILLER William Rosbrackin
MONTGOMERY John Trimragh
MOOR David Listillian
MOOR David Lurgy
MOOR Margaret Fycorranagh
MULRINE John Glentillade
MULRINE William Glentillade
MURRY Charles Dromore
MURRY Daniel Drummoney
MURRY Richard Drummoney
MURRY William Bunagee
NEE James Drumnahough
NEE William Corronagh
O’DEENY Cornelius Dooballagh
O’DONEL James Raan
O’DONEL Manis Raan
O’DONNEL James Glenaughty
O’DONNEL Manis Glenaughty
O’DONNEL Neal Curragh
O’DONNEL Widow Curragh
O’DONNEL Widow Glenaughty
O’DONNEL William Curragh
O’LOUGHLIN Myles Knockbrack
PARKE William Drumardagh
PARKE William Raan
PATTEN Owen Crievesmith
PATTERSON James Calhame
PATTERSON James Dooballagh
PATTERSON James Listillian
PATTERSON Mr. Corronagh
PEARSON Betty Old Town
PEARSON George Lismonaghan
PEARSON George Old Town
PEARSON Gibbons Lismonaghan
PEARSON Gibbons Woodpark
PEARSON Henry Lismonaghan
PEARSON Henry Woodpark
PEARSON John Crievesmith
PEARSON John Lismonaghan
PEARSON Richard Lismonaghan
PEARSON Richard Woodpark
PEARSON Robert Old Town
PEARSON William Crievesmith
PEOPLES William Corronagh
PORTER James Dooballagh
PORTER Mathew Rock Hill
PRATT Colonel Carrawgally [Carrygally]
PRATT Colonel Glenaughty
PRATT Colonel Lismonaghan
RAMSAY Robert Strawhurly
RANKIN David Bunagee
RANKIN Samuel Strawhurly
RANKIN William Strawhurly
REED Alexander Listillian
REED John Listillian
REED William Ardaganny
ROBINSON John Ballyboe
ROSS James Strawhurly
RUSSAL George Drummoney
RUSSAL James Rock Hill
RUSSAL Robert Rock Hill
RUSSAL Thomas Drummoney
SARRS [SAYERS?] Alexander Rock Hill
SCOTT Widow Woodpark
SCOTT William Old Town
SCOTT William Scribley
SCOTT William Strawhurly
SEMPLE John Strawhurly
SHANNON James Rock Hill
SHANNON Pat. Ballyconnelly
STARRITT Alexander Lismonaghan
STARRITT Charles Trainavinny
STEPHENSON John & Co. Dromore
STEPHENSON Robert & Co. Listillian
STEWART Alexander Magherabwee
STEWART Alexander Raan
STEWART John Listillian
STEWART John V., Esq. Rock Hill
STEWART Mrs Drumnahough
STEWART William Knockbrack
STEWART William Listillian
SWEENY Hugh Corronagh
SWEENY John Old Town
SWEENY John, Sen. Old Town
TAYLOR John Strawhurly
TORRENS Francis Raan
TORRENS James Raan
TORRENTINE Samuel Dromore
TUNNY Thomas Aughliard
TURNER William Rosbrackin
WALLACE Gabriel Knockbrack
WALLACE James Drumardagh
WAWSON [WASSON?] William Woodpark
WHITE James Calhame
WHITE Thomas Calhame
WILSON David Dooballagh
WILSON George Dromore
WILSON James Mrs Crieve Glebe
WILSON Matthew Old Town
WILSON Robert Drumnahough
WILSON Samuel Knockbrack
WILSON William Dooballagh
WRAY Alexander Lurgy
WYLEY Allen Carrawgally [Carrygally]
WYLEY Samuel Drumnahough
WYLEY Samuel Scribley


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