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Index to the Tithe Applotment Book, Urney Parish, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland 1825

Extracted from LDS FHL Film #256698
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia



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 those farms 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.

Sometime prior to 1825 the following townlands and sub-denominations were excised from the civil parish of Urney to form the ecclesiastical Established Church parish of Derg: Ballylennan, Berrysfort, Bridgetown, Castlegore, (Castle)Sessagh, Cavan, Churchtown, Craigmonaghan, Creevy, Dartans, Freulough, Forge Farm Castlegore, Ganvaghan, Kilclean, Kilcroagh, Learmore, Munie, Pullyernan & Silverhill



Townland Townland Townland Townland
Ballylennan Mercer Ballylennan Scott Berrysfort Bridgetown
Castlegore Castlesessagh Cavan Churchtown
Craigmonaghan (Funston) Craigmonaghan (Nelson) Creevy Lower Creevy Upper
Dartans Freulough Ganvaghan Hemphill Ganvaghan Kyle
Ganvaghan Semple Kilclean Kilcroagh Lower Kilcroagh Upper
Learmore Mount Bernard Munie Pullyernan



(As recorded in the Tithe Applotment Book)

Townland Townland Townland Townland
Ballylennon Berryforth Bridgetown Castlegore
Cavin Churchtown Craigmonaghan Crevey
Dartins Forge Farm, Castlegore Froulough Ganvaghan
Kilcleen Kilcroagh Luremore Muny
Pullyarnon Sessagh Silverhill  


Multiple errors in transcription and indexing and the omission of at least one townland are apparent in the online Urney indexes on the National Archives of Ireland online archive – the Urney file is actually an amalgamation of two TABs but fails to acknowledge this – the 1825 valuation contains townlands within Co. Tyrone only whereas the valuation of the northern section of the parish (1827) consists of townlands in both Cos Tyrone & Donegal. Unfortunately, the map accompanying the tithe applotment books is actually that of Urney Parish, Co. Cavan.




ADAMS James Churchtown Cow market field & orchard field (formerly John Adams) & back meddow and tenement
ADAMS James Froughlaugh  
ADAMS Revd. Churchtown for John Adams’ back meddow & tenement
ALLISON Sammuel Castlegore  
ARL James Kilcleen  
ARL James Kilcleen for Barley Hill & Mountain
ARL James Pullyarnon  
BARR William Cavin  
BELL John Castlegore  
BELL Rollen Castlegore  
BELL Rollen Forge Farm, Castlegore  
BETTY [BEATTY] George Cavin  
BETTY [BEATTY] George Cavin for Knoxs’ farm
BROWN David Luremore  
BROWN Thomas Luremore  
CALDHOON [CALHOUN] Robert Forge Farm, Castlegore  
CALDWELL Robert Ballylennon  
CALHOUN James Castlegore  
CHAMBERS James Cavin  
CHISM [CHISHOLM] Foster Ballylennon  
CHISM [CHISHOLM] Victor Ballylennon  
COULTER Robert Berryforth  
DEEREY Widdow Bridgetown  
DOUGHERTY Brayn Crevey  
DOUGHERTY Widdow Pullyarnon  
DOUGHERTY William Pullyarnon  
DUNCAN George Crevey  
EARLY Bryan KIlcroagh  
EDWARDS Nihimiagh Kilcroagh  
FIFE Miss Silverhill  
FLOYD Thomas Churchtown  
FOX Matthew Ballylennon  
FUNSTIN James Churchtown  
GALLAUGHER James Churchtown  
GALLAUGHER Pattrick Craigmonaghan  
GALLAUGHER William Craigmonaghan  
GILLESPEY Francis Froughlaugh  
GORMLEY Edward Cavin  
GORMLEY Edward Craigmonaghan  
GORMLEY Edward & partners Pullyarnon  
GORMLEY John Craigmonaghan  
HAMILTON Charles Luremore  
HAMILTON Henry Dartins  
HAMILTON Henry Ganvaghan  
HAMILTON Hugh Ganvaghan  
HAMILTON James Crevey for James Adams
HAMILTON John Cavin for James Miller
HAMILTON John Ganvaghan  
HAMILTON Matthew Dartins  
HAMILTON Robert Churchtown  
HAMILTON Thomas Crevey for James Adams
HAMILTON Thomas Dartins  
HAMILTON Thomas Froughlaugh  
HAMILTON William Ganvaghan  
HARPER George Cavin  
HARPER Hugh Ganvaghan  
HARPER Hugh Pullyarnon  
HARPER James Ganvaghan  
HARPER John Pullyarnon  
HARPER John, Sen. Pullyarnon  
HEMPHILL Alexandor Ganvaghan for Arthur Semple
HEMPHILL Charles Forge Farm, Castlegore  
HEMPHILL Charles Luremore Upper
HEMPHILL Charles, Jun. Luremore  
HEMPHILL Charles, Sen. Luremore  
HEMPHILL James Luremore  
HEMPHILL James Sessagh  
HEMPHILL Joseph Luremore for McGolrick
HEMPHILL William Castlegore  
HEMPHILL William Churchtown  
HEMPHILL William Luremore  
HENDERSON Alexandor Froughlaugh Tenement included
HENDERSON Christopher Ganvaghan  
HENDERSON David Ballylennon  
HENDERSON Hugh Castlegore  
HENDERSON John Ballylennon  
HENDERSON John Castlegore  
HENDERSON Widdow & son Ganvaghan  
IRVINE Christopher Crevey  
IRVINE Gerrard Bridgetown  
IRVINE James Muny  
IRVINE John Craigmonaghan  
IRVINE Robert Muny  
IRVINE Widdow Churchtown  
IRVINE Widdow Crevey  
JOANS [JONES] Oliver Churchtown  
JOHNSTON David Kilcroagh  
JOHNSTON John Muny & tenants
JOHNSTON Sergt. John & partners Luremore for John Robinson’s farm
JOHNSTON Widdow Luremore  
KERR James Cavin  
KERR William Cavin  
KNOX James Kilcleen  
KNOX James Kilcleen for Barley Hill
KNOX John Kilcleen  
KNOX John Kilcleen for Mountain
KNOX Matthew Kilcleen for McFarland & Mountain
LAWSON [..?] Ballylennon  
LECKY John Luremore  
LOYD Richard Froughlaugh  
MAXWELL Revd. Mr. Churchtown for John Adams’
McALLEY Oliver Ballylennon  
McANALLY Widdow & sons Silverhill  
McCARRIN [..?] Craigmonaghan for Revd. Hamilton
McCASKEY Elenor Luremore  
McCOLLIM John Cavin  
McCONNEL James Berryforth  
McCORD Henry & comrade Pullyarnon John Arl’s old farm
MCCORMICK Andrew Dartins  
McCORMICK Andrew Kilcleen for Barley Hill
McCORMICK Andrew Kilcleen for Mountain
McCORMICK Henry Kilcroagh  
McCORMICK James Ganvaghan  
McCORMICK James Kilcleen  
McCORMICK Seragh Froughlaugh  
McCORMICK William Kilcroagh  
McCUTCHIN Andrew Kilcroagh  
McCUTCHIN Charles Kilcroagh  
McCUTCHIN James Froughlaugh  
McCUTCHIN James Kilcroagh  
McCUTCHIN William Froughlaugh  
McCYE [McCAY] James Churchtown  
McCYE [McCAY] Sammuel Froughlaugh  
McDIVIT Edward Pullyarnon  
McDIVIT James Cavin  
McDIVIT James Froughlaugh  
McDIVIT Pattrick Froughlaugh  
McDIVIT Widdow Kilcleen  
McDIVIT William Kilcleen  
McENTYRE Aaron Ballylennon incl. McPhillimy’s farm
McENTYRE David Ballylennon for McCalleys
McENTYRE David & partners Berryforth  
McENTYRE John Ballylennon for Scott’s farm & Henderson’s
McENTYRE John Silverhill  
McENTYRE Robert Ballylennon incl. McPhillimy’s farm
McFARLAND James Cavin  
McFARLAND Matthew Castlegore  
McFARLAND Matthew Churchtown  
McFARLAND Matthew Silverhill for Kilpatrick
McFARLAND Thomas Kilcleen  
McFARLAND Thomas Kilcleen for Mountain
McGLAUGHLIN Charles Crevey  
McGLAUGHLIN Dinis Pullyarnon  
McGLAUGHLIN Henry Froughlaugh  
McGLAUGHLIN James Pullyarnon  
McGLAUGHLIN James Pullyarnon Mower & partners
McGLIN Daniel Sessagh  
McGLIN Hugh Cavin  
McGLINCHEY Francis Pullyarnon  
McGLINCHEY Owen Pullyarnon  
McGLINCHEY Oyn [Owen] Forge Farm, Castlegore  
McGLINCHEY Oyn [Owen] Kilcroagh  
McGLINCHEY Philip [?] Kilcroagh  
McGLINSHEY Mitchel Kilcroagh  
McGLINSHEY Widdow Pullyarnon  
McGRANAGHAN James Pullyarnon  
McGRANAGHAN John Castlegore  
McHUGH Francis Churchtown Tenement included
McHUGH Gilly Bridgetown  
McHUGH Gilly Churchtown tenement included
McHUGH Gilly Kilcroagh  
McHUGH Henry Bridgetown  
McHUGH Henry Churchtown (2 places)  
McHUGH Henry Kilcroagh  
McHUGH James Froughlaugh  
McHUGH Laughlin Castlegore  
McHUGH Mitchel Kilcleen  
McHUGH Oyn Kilcleen  
McHUGH Widdow Churchtown  
McJUNKIN John Ganvaghan  
McKERRIN Alexr. Churchtown for Rev. Hamilton
McMENAMIN Edward Cavin  
McMENAMON Francis Pullyarnon  
McMENAMON Shawn Pullyarnon  
McMENAMON Widdow Pullyarnon  
McSORLEY James Castlegore  
MILLER Andrew Ballylennon  
MILLER Andrew Churchtown  
MITCHEL Robert Pullyarnon  
MITCHELL [..?] Ballylennon  
MONTEITH Thomas Froughlaugh  
MOOR Charles Bridgetown  
MOOR Robert Ganvaghan including Dougherty
MURRY Widdow Forge Farm, Castlegore  
NELSON Andrew Craigmonaghan  
O’BRYNE Charles Kilcroagh  
O’DONNELL Con Pullyarnon  
O’NEAL Edward Churchtown tenement included
O’NEAL Hugh Froughlaugh  
O’NEAL Mitchel Froughlaugh  
ORR John Churchtown for John Adams’
PARK Sammuel Froughlaugh  
PARK Sammuel Sessagh for sundry farms
RALSTON Andrew Crevey  
RALSTON Andrew Muny  
RALSTON Charles Pullyarnon Old farm exclusive of Mitchel’s part
RALSTON James Crevey  
RALSTON James Ganvaghan Henderson’s field included
RALSTON John Froughlaugh  
RALSTON John Pullyarnon farm
RALSTON Joseph Kilcroagh  
RALSTON Miagh [Nehemiah?] Kilcleen  
RALSTON Widdow Pullyarnon Old farm exclusive of Mitchel’s part
RIPPY Widdow Castlegore  
ROBINSON John Berryforth  
ROUCKLIDGE [RUTLEDGE] William Ballylennon  
SCOTT James Ganvaghan  
SCOTT John, Jun. Ganvaghan  
SCOTT John, Sen. Ganvaghan  
SCOTT Widdow Bridgetown  
SEMPLE Alexandor Ganvaghan for Arthur Semple
SEMPLE Arthur Ganvaghan  
SEMPLE James Ganvaghan  
SEMPLE Jos. Ganvaghan  
SEMPLE Mitchel Muny  
SIAY [SHEA] Widdow Ganvaghan & partners
SNODGRASS Sammuel Churchtown tenement included
SPEER Robert Cavin  
SPROUL Andrew Ganvaghan & partners
SPROUL James Ganvaghan  
SPROUL Oliver Ganvaghan  
SPROUL Robert Ganvaghan  
SPROULE Andrew Bridgetown  
SUMMERVILE James Kilcroagh  
THOMPSON John Ganvaghan  
VERNER Moor Castlegore for John Harper’s farm
VIRTUE [?] Pullyarnon  
WALKER Thomas Froughlaugh  
WASON Andrew Castlegore  
WASON David Castlegore  
WASON James Castlegore  
WELDON Widdow Bridgetown  
WILKEY David Castlegore  
WILLAGHAN James Castlegore  
WILLAGHAN John Castlegore  
YOUNG Andrew Pullyarnon Old farm
YOUNG Joseph Castlegore  
YOUNG Joseph Churchtown  
YOUNG Robert Silverhill  
YOUNG William Ganvaghan  


Signed 19th day of March, 1825

George Semple? & Andy Tom Love


Henry L. Prentice

Richard Babington

William Walker

Report and Valuation presented by:

Mr. Andrew Sproule & Mr. Archd. L. McDowell, March 31, 1826

Report and Valuation countersigned by:

Oliver Leckey

Robert Porter

Galbraith Hamilton

John Gwynn

David Adams

Samuel Hughes