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Archbishopric of Armagh Estate:
Tenants of the Lease of John Speir & Robt. Speir, Gent: 1703
Parishes of Donaghenry & Ballyclog, Co. Tyrone

PRONI Ref: T848/1
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Evelyn Cardwell
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Formatted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
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Extracts from an Account of the Lands of the Archbishop of Armagh for County Tyrone, By Thomas Ashe 1703

(Parishes of Donaghenry & Ballyclog)

Extracted from the enormous Archbishopric of Armagh Estate, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), Belfast

PRONI Ref: T848/1

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The Archbishop of Armagh owned large tracts of land in Counties Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh, Monaghan and Louth. With the exception of place names and personal names, spelling in this document has been modernised and punctuation has been inserted where it has been judged useful and relevant. Acreages are in Irish Plantation Measure [IPM]. One Irish acre equals 1.62 statute acres.

Pre-1800 records comprise leases, rentals and surveys and a large collection of maps. Some records are in a fragile state and may be referred to using photocopies of the originals. The call numbers are catalogued DIO/4 passim
 

***A TRANSCRIPTION OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT CONTAINING EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY SPELLING FOLLOWS AT THE END OF THIS FILE***
 

TOWNLAND

OCCUPYING TENANTS AND DESCRIPTION OF TOWNLAND

Sourne

This contains 22 acres 1 rood and 24 perches IPM. The WIDOW McMULLAN is tenant and has a small stone farm house with a barn, stable, cow house and garden. It is good arable and pasture land and has some meadow belonging to it.

Lislea

This contains 49 acres and 32 perches IPM. THOMAS STRAGHAN is tenant and has a small farm house with a barn, stable and cow house, a small orchard and a garden etc as above.

Leck

This contains 35 acres and 32 perches IPM. JAMES JOHNSON and JOHN DICKE are tenant and have each a small farm house etc. There are upon this town land two good mills built with stone and lime, one is a corn mill and the other a tuck mill. Balleclog [Ballyclog] River serves them. It is good arable and pasture land and there is some good meadow belonging to it.

Crattale

This contains 81 acres 2 roods and 16 perches IPM. Here it is that the Lessee ROBT SPEIR lives and under him ADDAM BOYD. Speir has a good stone house with a barn, stable, cow house, kiln, a good orchard and a garden. And the other has small tenement with a stable etc. This is good arable and pasture land and has good meadows belonging to it.

Mullagh:Mossogh

This contains 28 acres 3 roods and 8 perches IPM. JOHN PARKER is tenant; there is no house upon it. The land is good and most of it now under corn.

CrossArdagh

This contains 44 acres 3 roods and 8 perches IPM There is no house upon it. It is good pasture land and now under the stock of ROBERT SPEIR, the other lessee.

Drumbanove

This contains 31 acres 2 roods and 16 perches. Here lives the lessee JOHN SPEIR who has a good farm house with a barn, stable, kiln and cow house, a good orchard and a garden. It is good arable and pasture land and has some good meadow belonging to it.

Carkirr

This contains 32 acres 1 rood and 24 perches IPM. JOHN CURSON is tenant and has upon it a small farm house with a barn, stable etc. It is good arable and pasture land and has belonging to it some meadow

Note: All the above mentioned denominations lie together and have belonging to them good turf bogs. And they are bounded with Ballevanne [Ballyveeny] part of Castle Stewart land east, Corglasson [Curglassan] south, Annaghone west, Tulle Connell [Tullyconnell] north west and the lands of Artra [Artrea] north.
 

TOWNLAND

PARISH

Sourne [Soarn]

Donaghenry

Lislea [Lislee]

Donaghenry

Leck

Ballyclog

Crattale [Cratley]

Ballyclog

Mullagh:Mossogh [?]

[location not identifiable on modern maps]

CrossArdagh [High Cross?]

[location not identifiable on modern maps]

Drumbanove [Drumbanaway]

Ballyclog

Carkirr [?]

[location not identifiable on modern maps]



 

PRONI Ref: T848/1

OF

The Archbishop

Of

Armagh

A View or An Account taken

by Thomas Ashe Esq

In Anno

1703


 

The Following Pages Containe Only The Notes & Observations of the said Tho. Ashe Made & Taken For the help of his Memory) at the time of his View – To which he has Since Collected (Out of the Surveyor’s Office) and Added The Numbers of Acres contain’d in all the Town Lands belonging to The said ArchBishoprick – An Undertaking not (in the Memory of man) before Attempted by any of the Lord Primats Receivers. And begun & finished at the Charge & Expense of the said Tho. Ashe In Anno 1703

 

County of Tyrone

John Speir & Robt Speir Gen

0 – 1 – 24 Sourne This Contains 22 Acres 1 Rood & 24 Perches Ireish Plantacion Measure The Widdow McMullan is Tenant and has a small Stone Farme House with a Barne Stable Cow House & Garden It is good Arrable & Pasture Land and has Some Meadow belonging to it.

049 - - 32 Lislea This Contains 49 Acres & 32 Perches Ireish Plantacion Measure Thomas Straghan is Tenant and has a small Farme House with a Barne Stable & Cow House a small Orchard & A Garden etc ut supa

035 - - -32 Leck This Contains 35 Acres & 32 Perches Ireish Plantacion Measure James Johnson & John Dicke are Tenant & have each a small Farme House etc There are upon this Towne Land two good Mills built with Stone & Lime one is a Corne Mill & the other a Tuck Mill Balleclog River serves them It is good Arrable & Pasture Land And there is some good Meadow belonging to it.

081 – 2 – 16 Crattale This contains 81 acres 2 Roods & 16 Perches Irish Plantacion Measure Here it is that the Lessee Robt Speir lives and Under him Addam Boyd Speir has a good Stone House with a Barne Stable Cow House Killn a good Orchard & a Garden And the other has small Tenement with a Stable etc This is good Arrable & Pasture Land and has good Meadows belonging to it

028 – 3 – 8 Mullagh:Mossogh This Contains 28 Acres 3 Roods & 8 Perches Ireish Plantacion Measure John Parker is Tenant there is no House upon it The Land is good & most of it Now Under Corne

044 – 3 – 8 CrossArdagh This Contains 44 Acres 3 Roods & 8 perches Ireish Plantacion Measure There is no House upon it It is good Pasture Land & now Under the Stock of Robert Speir the other Lessee

031 – 2 – 16 Drumbanove This Contains 31 Acres 2 Roods & 16 Perches Here lives the Lessee John Speir who has a good Farme House with a Barne Stable Killn & Cow House a good Orchard & a garden It is good Arrable & Pasture Land and has Some good Meadow belonging to it

032 – 1 – 24 Carkirr This contains 32 Acres 1 Rood & 24 Perches Ireish Plantacion Measure John Curson is Tenant and has upon it a small Farme House with a Barne Stable etc It is good Arrable & Pasture Land And has belonging to it some Meadow Note All the above Mention’d Denominations Lye together And have belonging to them good Turfe Boggs And they are bounded with Ballevanne Part of Castle Stewart Land East Corglasson South Annaghone West Tulle Connell North West and the Lands of Artra North