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Index to the Tithe Applotment Book, Fahan Upper Parish, Co. Donegal, Ireland 1829

National Library of Ireland Ref: TAB 7/22
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)., Belfast.

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.

Images of original pages may be found here: The Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-37 (



Townland Townland Townland Townland
Annaslee Ballynahone Birdstown Demesne Carnashannagh
Carrontlieve Carrowmullin Castlequarter Craigtown
Crislaghkeel Crislaghmore Drumadooey Figary
Garvary Glebe Glebe Large Gortnaskea
Letter Lisfannon Magherabeg Monreagh
Roosky Tievebane  



Townland Townland Townland
Anneybrack Balleney Ballyhays
Calhame Carnshinnagh Carrick
Cashel Castlequarter Castletown
Craigtown Crislaghmore Crislaugh Sullagh
Crislaughkeel Drumadoey Drummellan
East Ballynahone: Quarterland of Carroncleve (Belonging to the Norman Family) Exteevlin Garvery
Glack Glebe Gortnacrutt
Gortnaskea Irishtown Kilmakelvenny
Lisfannon Lisfannon Fagery Littur
Lower Famelid Lower Green Hill Lower Rouskey
Lusloughs Maggiestown Magherabeg
Moneytinney Munreagh (part of Kilmakelveney Newton Buoy
Pullamuck Quarterland of Carnamullon (Belonging to the Norman Family) The Barr
The Marraghs Toobin Toobin Carragh
Upper Famelid Upper Green Hill Upper Rouskey
West Ballynahone (Quarterland of Carroncleve (Belonging to the Norman Family)




Surname Given Name Townland
ADAMS Joseph Craigtown
ALEXANDER J. Castletown
ALEXANDER William J. Castletown
ALGOE Robert Cashel
BARR Daniel Ballyhays
BARR James Crislaugh Sullagh
BARR James Gortnaskea
BARRAN Widow Balleney
BEATTY Archibald Calhame
BEATTY Archibald Littur
BEATTY William Littur
BELL Joseph Glack
BELL William (outside of Demesne) Balleney
BELL William (within the Demesne) Balleney
BRADLEY Peter Drummellan
BRADLEY Peter Lower Green Hill
BROWN James Cashel
BUDDS William Drumadoey
BUOY Henry Newton Buoy
CALDWELL John East Ballynahone
CAMPBELL Archibald Drumadoey
CAMPBELL John Garvery
CARGILL Thomas Garvery
CARTER Arthur Upper Rouskey
CLERK Widow East Ballynahone
COCHRAN Joseph Crislaghmore
COCHRAN James, Mr. Calhame
COCHRAN Samuel, Mr. Calhame
COCHRAN Samuel, Mr. Lusloughs
COCHRAN Samuel Crislaghmore
COYLE Henry Irishtown
COYLE Hugh Irishtown
COYLE James Exteevlin (part of Crislaugh Sullagh)
COYLE John Gortnaskea
COYLE Michael Glack
COYLE Widow Irishtown
CROSSAN John Lower Green Hill
CRUMLISH Bryan Maggiestown
CRUMLISH Bryan Pullamuck
CRUMLISH Hugh Irishtown
CRUMLISH Neal Pullamuck
CUNNINGHAM Robert Toobin Carragh
DAVIS Alexander Carnamullon
DAVIS William Magherabeg
DEENEY Edward Toobin
DEENEY James Cashel
DERRY Lord Bishop of Lower Famelid
DERRY Lord Bishop of Moneytinney
DERRY Lord Bishop of The Barr (part of Kilmakelvenny)
DEVENNY John Toobin Carragh
DIXON James Gortnaskea
DIXON Joseph Upper Famelid
DIXON Robert Upper Green Hill
DOHERTY Charles Lisfannon Fagery
DOHERTY Con. Garvery
DOHERTY Daniel Balleney
DOHERTY Daniel Castlequarter
DOHERTY Daniel Toobin Carragh
DOHERTY Denis Balleney
DOHERTY Dudley Anneybrack
DOHERTY George Castlequarter
DOHERTY Hugh Anneybrack
DOHERTY James Drumadoey
DOHERTY James Exteevlin (part of Crislaugh Sullagh)
DOHERTY John Lisfannon
DOHERTY John Upper Famelid
DOHERTY John West Ballynahone
DOHERTY Manus Kilmakelvenny
DOHERTY Michael Munreagh (part of Kilmakelvenny)
DOHERTY Neal Drumadoey
DOHERTY Neal Exteevlin (part of Crislaugh Sullagh)
DOHERTY Neal Munreagh (part of Kilmakelvenny)
DOHERTY Pat. Anneybrack
DOHERTY Pat. Lisfannon
DOHERTY Pat. Lisfannon
DOHERTY Pat. Newton Buoy
DOHERTY Pat. Pullamuck
DOHERTY Philip Lisfannon
DOHERTY Roger Exteevlin (part of Crislaugh Sullagh)
DOHERTY Widow Anneybrack
DOHERTY Widow Kilmakelvenny
DOHERTY Widow (now Widow MORRIN) Castlequarter
DOHERTY William Anneybrack
DOHERTY William Crislaugh Sullagh
DOHERTY William Garvery
DOHERTY William Kilmakelvenny
DONAGHY John Glack
DONALD Hugh Moneytinney
DONALD James Lower Famelid
DOWLING William Lower Rouskey
DUNLOP John Garvery
DUNLOP Samuel Garvery
DUNLOP William Garvery
FALCONDER James Crislaugh Sullagh
FERGUSON John Craigtown
FERGUSON Robert Lisfannon
FERGUSON Samuel Lisfannon
FINLEY Robert Lisfannon
FINLEY Thomas Carnamullon
FOSTER James Garvery
FOSTER John Glack
FOSTER Robert Garvery
GALLAGHER James Exteevlin (part of Crislaugh Sullagh)
GALLAHER Pat. Toobin
GALLAHER Widow Drumadoey
GAMBLE William East Ballynahone
GARROW George East Ballynahone
GARROW John East Ballynahone
GIBSON Charles Magherabeg
GIBSON James Lower Famelid
GIBSON John Crislaughkeel
GIBSON John West Ballynahone
GIBSON Mrs. The Glebe
GIBSON Mrs. Crislaughkeel
GIBSON Stephen Lower Famelid
GIBSON Stephen Lower Rouskey
GIBSON Stephen West Ballynahone
GILL George Drumadoey
GILL Jack Munreagh (part of Kilmakelvenny)
GILLEN Charles Magherabeg
GILLEN James Newton Buoy
GILLEN James Upper Rouskey
GILLESPIE William Irishtown
GILLINGHAM James Lower Rouskey
GILLINGHAM Jo. Castletown
GILLINGHAM Lydia Lower Rouskey
GILLINGHAM Miss Lower Famelid
GLEN William Carnamullon
GLEN William Lisfannon
GLEN William West Ballynahone
GRANNY Pat. The Marraghs
GRANY James Irishtown
GRIMES John East Ballynahone
HAMILTON Rev. D. Carnamullon
HAMILTON Rev. William Lower Famelid
HANEY? William Drumadoey
HEATH Mrs. Carnamullon
HEATH Mrs. Castlequarter
HEGARTY Daniel Toobin
HEGARTY Hugh Moneytinney
HEGARTY Hugh The Marraghs
HEGARTY James The Marraghs
HEGARTY Michael The Marraghs
HEGARTY Pat. Moneytinney
HEGARTY Pat. The Marraghs
HEGARTY Patrick Cashel
HEGARTY Widow The Marragh
HUFFINGTON Mr. Lisfannon
HUTCHINSON Jacob East Ballynahone
HUTCHINSON Joseph East Ballynahone
KEARNEY Charles Drumadoey
KEARNEY Widow Drumadoey
KERLIN Edward Gortnacrutt
KERR Owen East Ballynahone
KERR Widow Toobin
KILPATRICK Thomas Kilmakelvenny
LAFFERTY James Garvery
LANNIGAN Pat. Newton Buoy
LONGWOOD Robert Lisfannon
LOUGHREY Pat., Jun. Toobin
LOUGHREY Pat., Sen. Toobin
LYNCH George Drumadoey
LYNCH George Gortnacrutt
LYNCH Pat. Cashel
MAGINNESS Daniel Cashel
MARSHALL William Lisfannon
MATHEWS Andrew Castlequarter
MATHEWS William Castlequarter
MAXWELL Rev. P.B. Drumadoey
MCCALLISTER Dennis Drumadoey
MCCAMEY? John East Ballynahone
MCCARRON Manus Lisfannon
MCCARTER James Drummellan
MCCARTER John Garvery
MCCARTER Joseph Drummellan
MCCARTER William Drumadoey
MCCLAY Andrew Crislaughkeel
MCCLAY James Crislaughkeel
MCCLAY James Magherabeg
MCCLELLAND William Cashel
MCCLELLAND William Upper Green Hill
MCCORKELL Widow East Ballynahone
MCDAID Hugh Garvery
MCDAID John Drumadoey
MCDAID Ned Munreagh (part of Kilmakelvenny)
MCDAID William Dunmellan
MCDAID William Garvery
MCFAWN Robert Garvery
MCGILAWAY James Cashel
MCGOWAN John Gortnaskea
MCGOWAN John Gortnaskea
MCILHINNEY Thomas Cashel
MCLAUGHLIN Charles Lower Famelid
MCLAUGHLIN Cornelius The Barr (part of Kilmakelvenny)
MCLAUGHLIN Daniel Calhame
MCLAUGHLIN Daniel Lower Famelid
MCLAUGHLIN Daniel Newton Buoy
MCLAUGHLIN Donald Munreagh (part of Kilmakelvenny)
MCLAUGHLIN Hugh Littur (Letter)
MCLAUGHLIN John Anneybrack
MCLAUGHLIN John Munreagh (part of Kilmakelvenny)
MCLAUGHLIN Pat. East Ballynahone
MCLAUGHLIN Pat. Moneytinney
MCLAUGHLIN Philip The Barr (part of Kilmakelvenny)
MCLAUGHLIN Roger Munreagh (part of Kilmakelvenny)
MCLAUGHLIN William Lower Famelid
MCLAUGHLIN William Munreagh (part of Kilmakelvenny)
MCLAUGHLIN William The Barr (part of Kilmakelvenny]
MCLUCAS Archibald Toobin Carragh
MCMULLEN John Garvery
MCNAGHT John Upper Famelid
MCNAUGHT James Moneytinney
MCNICHOL James Carrick
MCNICHOL John Carrick
MCNUTT James Kilmakelvenny
MCNUTT James West Ballynahone
MCNUTT John Carnshinnagh
MCNUTT Samuel Carnshinnagh
MCNUTT Thomas Garvery
MCNUTT Thos? Lower Famelid
MCNUTT William Magherabeg
MCNUTT William Toobin
MCSHEFFRY Andrew Lower Green Hill
MCSHEFFRY James Maggiestown
MCSHEFFRY John Drumadoey
MCSWINE Pat. Carnamullon
MILLER Robert Craigtown
MONTGOMERY Robert Kilmakelvenny
MOONEY Charles Drumadoey
MOONEY Robert Garvery
MOORE David Toobin Carragh
MORAN William Lower Green Hill
MURRAY Mrs. Carnshinnagh
O’BRIEN Pat. Toobin
O’DONNELL Con. Crislaugh Sullagh
PLATT Widow Margaret Upper Rouskey
QUIGLEY James & partners Magherabeg
QUIGLEY John Magherabeg
QUIGLEY William Cashel
QUIGLEY William Toobin
RAMSEY Henry Castletown
RAMSEY Henry Lower Famelid
RAMSEY James Crislaugh Sullagh
RAMSEY Robert Crislaugh Sullagh
RICHEY John Drumadoey
RISK George (now Widow MCCLELLAND) Lisfannon
RISK J....? Lisfannon
RODDY Hugh (from John MCNUTT) Carnshinnagh
ROSS Samuel East Ballynahone
SCHOALES Miss Carnamullon
SHEILS Widow West Ballynahone
SMITH Archy. Kilmakelvenny
STEWART James East Ballynahone
STEWART John Kilmakelvenny
THOMPSON William Carnamullon
TOLAN John Castletown
VANCE James Ballyhays
VANCE Thomas Lisfannon
WALLACE John Carnshinnagh
WALLACE Moses Carnshinnagh
WALLACE Mrs. Kilmakelvenny
WATT John Irishtown
WATT Robert Irishtown  
WHIRRISKEY William Garvery  
WHYTE John West Ballynahone  
WILEY Moses (under Samuel MCNUTT) Carnshinnagh  
WITHEROW John Carnamullon  
WRIGHT Thomas Balleney  


Extract from an earlier tithe applotment book:

Given under our hands this 24th day of July in the year of our Lord 1749

Edward Ledwich, Rector

Richard Leslie, Curate

Christopher Platt, Churchwarden

James McNaght, Churchwarden

James Ross, Churchwarden Elect

Thos. Bartley, Churchwarden Elect

Commissioners: John Dysart, Burt & Robert Howard Nolan, City of Londonderry