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1659 Census, Londonderry City, Co. Derry

The following has been transcribed from \’A Census of Ireland, c. 1659, with Supplementary Material from the Poll Money Ordinances (1660-1661)\’ edited by Séamus Pender, and published by the Stationery Office, Dublin in 1939. Parishes and placenames as found in the 1851 \’General Alphabetical Index to the Townlands and Towns, Parishes and Baronies of Ireland\’ , originally published in Dublin in 1861, and re-printed by the Genealogical Publishing Company Inc., 1997, have been added in brackets beside the placenames as spelled in \’A Census of Ireland – when identifiable.

According to Pender, W. H. Hardinge, M.R.I.A., announced his discovery of what has since been known as the Census of Ireland, (1659), in a paper read before the Royal Irish Academy in 1864.

The term \’Titulado\’, which appears through these returns, refers to the principal person or persons of standing in any locality ; such a person could have been of either sex, a nobleman, baronet, gentleman, esquire, military officer, or adventurer. A Titulado may have been a land-owner, but did not necessarily own land.

This census, does not give the names of individuals in any townland – other than those of the titullado or titulladoes. For each parish, we are given the surnames of the Irish people who lived in that parish, and the number of times that each surname occurs. We are given the total number of people who lived in any townland, and how many of them were Irish or English. The placename spellings for the most part differ to those of 1851, and in some cases, it may be that the barony boundaries changed post 1659, so that while a townland is found listed in the Townlands directory of 1851, the barony that it is listed under differs from that of 1659. The same seems to occur at the parish level.

Londonderry Citty and suburbs and ye pte of the Liberties lyeing on ye North side of ye Riuer of Loghfoyle

Principall Irish Names & their Number : O Doghertye, 5 ; McLaughlin, 4 ; Whyte, 3
English & Scotts : 572
Irish : 480
Totall : 1052

Templemore Civil Parish

Slieur streete
No. of People: 52
English & Scotts : 34 ; Irish : 18
Tituladoes Names: Coll George Gorges ; Samuell Hill, Esqr. ; Henry Osborne and John Plunkett, gents ; John McKenny, John Burnside and James Lenox, marchants

Pt (part) of Slieur streete
No. of People: 37
English & Scotts : 22 ; Irish : 15
Tituladoes Names: Thomas Bourke, Esqr. ; Robert Trueman, Henry Osborne, John Gifford, Robert Houston and Samuell Norman, gentlemen ; Robert Carter, collector of ye Costomehouse.

The back of Slieur street
No. of People: 32
English & Scotts : 23 ; Irish : 9

Diamond Streete
No. of People: 14
English & Scotts : 10 ; Irish : 4
Tituladoes Names: James Hobson, John Craig and Thomas Moncriefe, marchants

Without Ship Gate
No. of People: 4
English & Scotts : 4 ; Irish : 0

Pte(part) of ye Diamond
No. of People: 23
English & Scotts : 18 ; Irish : 5
Tituladoes Names: Thomas Cole, Esqr. & Henry Finch, Esqr.; Geruis Squire, gentleman ; George Squire & Robert Morrison, marchants

Pte(part) of ye Diamond
No. of People: 15
English & Scotts : 11 ; Irish : 4
Tituladoes Names: James Fisher & James Wilson, Marchants

Pte(part) of Butchers streete
No. of People: 36
English & Scotts : 27 ; Irish : 9
Tituladoes Names : John Gamble, Marchant

Without Butchers Gate
No. of People: 65
English & Scotts : 31 ; Irish : 34

Pte(part) of Pump streete
No. of People: 38
English & Scotts : 34 ; Irish : 18
Tituladoes Names: Hugh Thompson, gent

Pte(part) of Ferrygate streete
No. of People: 26
English & Scotts : 18 ; Irish : 8
Tituladoes Names: Symon Pitt, Esqr. & William Fowler, Mcht(merchant)

Pte(part) of Ferrygate streete
No. of People: 44
English & Scotts : 35 ; Irish : 9
Tituladoes Names: John Hanford & Robert Lawson, Esqrs. ; Peter Lawson & Nathaniell Drew, gentlemen ; William Rodgers & James Rodgers, Merchants

At Ferry Gate
No. of People: 7
English & Scotts : 2 ; Irish : 5

Without Ferrygate
No. of People: 119
English & Scotts : 75 ; Irish : 44
Tituladoes Names: Henry Conway, Esqr. ; Will Gardner & Henry Gardner, Merchants

Pte(part) of ye Diamond
No. of People: 20
English & Scotts : 34 ; Irish : 18
Tituladoes Names: John White & Hugh Edwards, Marchts(Merchants)

Pte(part of Bishop Gates streete
No. of People: 26
English & Scotts : 13 ; Irish : 13

the lane to ye Ould Church
No. of People: 8
English & Scotts : 4 ; Irish : 4

Pte(part) of Bishop Gate streete
No. of People: 84
English & Scotts : 58 ; Irish : 26
Tituladoes Names: Luke Esqr., Major of Derry ; Sr. Baptist Staples Barronnett, John Reiues, gent, ; John Godbold and William Hepburne, Esqrs. ; Henry Symkins, John Campsie and James Wilkins, Marchants(Merchants) ; Mathew Draper, marcht(merchant)

Pte(part) of Pomp streete
No. of People: 124
English & Scotts : 58 ; Irish : 66
Tituladoes Names: James Nesmith, Henry Neile and John Denny, Marchants(Merchants)

Elogh qr.(quarter) land
No. of People: 12
English & Scotts : 4 ; Irish : 8
Tituladoes Names: Peter Benson, gentl.(gentleman)

Ballynegallagh qr.(quarter)
No. of People: 15
English & Scotts : 3 ; Irish : 12

Cragan ½ qr.(quarter)
No. of People: 15
English & Scotts : 3 ; Irish : 12

Ye fiue Ballyboes of Leruske
No. of People: 28
English & Scotts : 5 ; Irish : 23

Ballymagroty qr.(quarter)
No. of People: 34
English & Scotts : 9 ; Irish : 25
Tituladoes Names: Will Latham, gent.

Cosquin qr.(quarter)
No. of People: 19
English & Scotts : 11 ; Irish : 8

Termonpakagh qr.(quarter) Land
No. of People: 17
English & Scotts : 11 ; Irish : 6

Mullenan qr.(quarter)
No. of People: 19
English & Scotts : 12 ; Irish : 7

Killea ½ qr.(quarter)
No. of People: 24
English & Scotts : 7 ; Irish : 17

Ballyoughrie qr.(quarter)
No. of People: 7
English & Scotts : 4 ; Irish : 3

Ballygoane ½ qr.(quarter)
No. of People: 12
English & Scotts : 6 ; Irish : 6

Shantallon Qr.(quarter)
No. of People: 27
English & Scotts : 16 ; Irish : 11

Ballyneshelloge qr(quarter) land
No. of People: 12
English & Scotts : 6 ; Irish : 6

Ballingard qr(quarter)
No. of People: 11
English & Scotts : 2 ; Irish : 9

No. of People: 25
English & Scotts : 0 ; Irish : 25

Londonderry or Derry City Tourism, 1939

From “Ulster the official publication of the Ulster Tourist Development Association Ltd. 1939”

Visit the ancient and historic City of Londonderry and make a circuit of its old grey walls, erected in 1617, from which, in 1689, a King turned away disappointed and broken. Spend half-an-hour in the venerable Cathedral of St. Columb, erected in the year 1633, and replete with Memorials of the Siege, ascend its Tower from which in a clear atmosphere a charming and comprehensive view of the City and surrounding country may be obtained. In the Cathedral Churchyard may be seen the Apprentice Boys\’ Mound wherein repose the ashes of the mighty dead. Traverse its streets that once resounded to the tramp of the thirteen Apprentice Boys who closed the City Gates against the vanguard of the army of King James. See where across the flowing Foyle was stretched the Boom of timber and chains designed to bar the passage of the squadron that eventually brought relief to the beleaguered City. Visit the Guildhall which contains interesting Statuary and an exceedingly fine range of historical stained glass windows, also St. Eugene\’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, one of the 1argest in Northern Ireland, and the Long Tower Roman Catholic Church in the churchyard of which is St. Columba\’s Stone upon which the Saint is said to have knelt in prayer. In addition to the foregoing are a number of fine churches attached to the various denominations.

Londonderry is the centre from which well-appointed Motor Buses radiate, not only throughout the County Donegal-to the North-West and Central Highlands of which it forms the gateway-but also to Belfast, Sligo and throughout the Counties Londonderry and Tyrone.

The London, Midland and Scottish Railway connects Londonderry with Belfast, and also with South and West Donegal.
The Great Northern Railway of Ireland connects Londonderry with Belfast and Dublin.
The Londonderry and Laugh Swilly Railway connects Londonderry with North and West Donegal.

Rev. R.G.S. King


Derry, so called from the oaks with which the banks of the Foyle here were anciently clad, was founded by St. Columba in 546. This famous missionary Saint, through whose labours and those of his followers Scotland and Northern England were converted to Christianity, was born at Gartan, Co. Donegal, on December 7th, 521. He was a member of the reigning family of Ireland and of British Dalriada. Censured by an Irish Synod for having stirred up strife, he left his country, with 12 companions, in the year 563 and settled in (Hy) lona off the coast of Scotland. But to the end, his love for Derry was intense.

No traces of his monastery remain, the site of which is now occupied by the Long Tower Roman Catholic Church. Here also stood the ancient Cathedral, the Teampul Mor (i.e., Great Church) , built in 1164. A Cistercian Nunnery was built on the south side of the city in 1218, a Dominican Abbey and Church on the north side in 1274, and Augustinian Friary and Church, where S. Augustine\’s Church now stands, about the end of 13th century, and a F ranciscan Friary , the date of which is uncertain, where Abbey Street now runs. S. Brecan\’s Church inside the grounds of S. Columb\’s, at the Waterside, is the most ancient ruin inside the city boundary. It was used by Primate Colton at his visitation in 1397.

Unfortunately Derry proved attractive to the Danes, both on account of its ecclesiastical treasures and its safe harbourage. The Irish Annals record a number of their onslaughts between 832 and 1100. They also relate the burning of the city on at least seven occasions, by accident or in strife, before the year 1200.

After the Danes came the Anglo-Normans, whose mania for plundering churches is frequently referred to by the old annalists. In 1195, 1197 and 1198 John de Courcy and Rotsel Peyton plundered the churches of Derry. But, alas, our own countrymen were little better, for in 1197 a Mac Etig of Co. Derry robbed the altar of the Cathedral of \”the four richest goblets in Ireland,\” and in 1213 Thomas MacUchtry and Rory MacRandal from Coleraine plundered the town. After the de Courcys came in the 13th century de Lacys, and in the 14th de Burgos, who built fortresses – Green Castle, White Castle, etc.- on the shores of Lough Foyle.

In 1566, during the Rebellion of Shane O\’Neill, Derry was chosen for the headquarters of the forces sent against him. But on April 24, 568, the magazine which contained ammunition for the English Army in the north blew up, destroying the town and fort, and causing great loss of life. After this it was abandoned by the military until 1600, when Sir Henry Docwra, sent by Queen Elizabeth, selected it as the site of his camp. Docwra built a fort at Culmore, and another five miles up the river, at Dunnalong, to protect his camp and the city which he proposed to build. He was actually constituted Provost for life of the City of Derry in 1604, by a charter of King James I., but shortly afterwards left the district. His successor, Sir George Paulett, having by his injustice and insults goaded Sir Cahir O\’Doherty, the young chief of Inishowen, into rebellion, was surprised and slain by Sir Cahir, and the city once more laid in ruins. After the suppression of this rising, King James began to entertain projects for the plantation of the district with settlers from England, with the result that in 1613 he formed by charter a new county, to be called the County of Londonderry, and to comprise all the old County of Coleraine, part of the County of Tyrone, part of the County of Antrim ( Coleraine and its liberties) , part of the County of Donegal (Derry and its liberties) , and also the whole of Lough Foyle, with the ground or soil thereof, from the high seas unto the town of Lifford. The charter also created the Borough and Corporation of the City of Londonderry. It conveyed the whole county thus formed to \”six and twenty honest and discreet citizens of our City of London\” who shall be called \”The Society of the Governor and Assistants, London; of the new plantation in Ulster, within the realm of the Kingdom of Ireland.\” Thus the name of the city was changed to Londonderry, and thus the Irish Society was formed to promote religion, education and industry in the newly constituted county.

The Governor of the Irish Society must be an Alderman of the City of London. The Recorder of London is ex-officio a member of the Society, and the twenty-four Assistants are Aldermen or Common Councillors of the city. The Society divided the agricultural land among twelve great London companies – the Grocers, Merchant Tailors, Drapers, Vintners, Goldsmiths, etc., some of whom sub-divided portions of their shares with the smaller companies so that some 40 London companies were concerned with the plantation of the county. But the Irish Society retained in their own hands the towns of Londonderry and Coleraine and the valuable fisheries on the Foyle and Bann, which they hold to this day. They are the ground landlords of these towns, they own the Walls of Derry, and they visit and inspect their property every year .

The building of a city here was no easy task and proceeded slowly. The Walls, happily preserved entire, were completed by 1619 at a cost of £8,357. In 1628 the Irish Society reported that 265 houses had been built. In 1633 S. Columb\’s Cathedral was completed.

In 1641 the country was again in a state of warfare and bloodshed. The city was crowded with refugees. From these and from the inhabitants seven regiments were formed, which kept the enemy at a distance and preserved the country around from the massacres which occurred in other northern counties. In 1649 the city suffered from a siege lasting twenty weeks, being held by Sir Charles Coote for the Parliament, and besieged by Lord Montgomery of the Ardes and General Robert Stewart, leaders of the Royal Forces. Coote hired Owen Roe O\’Neill to come to his assistance and compelled the besieging forces to withdraw.

In 1688 the Earl of Tyrconnel sent over to England to support the cause of King James II. the best troops then in Ireland, among the number, those who garrisoned Derry. Lord Antrim was ordered to occupy the city with his regiment, but was delayed by the difficulty of getting sufficient recruits. Meanwhile the citizens were alarmed by rumours of an impending massacre, similar to that of 1641.When Lord Antrim\’s regiment arrived on December 7th, and was being ferried across the river, two officers entered the city, demanding admission and billets for the troops. There was a hot debate in the Corporation; and considerable delay ensued. The soldiers, waiting outside, were becoming impatient, when the young men of the city took the matter into their own hands, overpowered the guards, locked the gates, and threatened to fire on the advancing soldiers which caused them hastily to retreat. After this daring exploit, the citizens took stock, they found their cannon ill-mounted and without ammunition, they had only 300 men within the city who had ever borne arms, and they had few weapons for those who had experience of war; however, they set to work to repair the fortifications and to procure what arms, ammunition and assistance they could. On the 18th of April, 1689, King James and his army invested the city. James fled, when having advanced contrary to the terms of an armistice, a cannon fired from the Cathedral Tower killed an officer and several men near him. Then commenced what Lord Macaulay terms \”the most memorable siege in the annals of the British Isles.\” To his history we must refer those wishing to learn the particulars of that heroic defence which has made the city famous. The siege lasted 105 days, 7,000 persons perished within the walls, and the defenders were reduced to the last extremities of starvation. On the 28th of July three relieving ships with the Dartmouth, a man-of-war, entered the river at Culmore, the Mountjoy leading. An immense boom of floating beams roped together was cut by the crew of the longboat of the Swallow, the Mountjoy, striking the severed boom, ran ashore and was subjected to heavy fire from the forts at each end of the boom, her commander, Captain Browning, and several of the crew being killed, but the rising tide, aided by the recoil of her guns, floated her off, and with the other ships, the Jerusalem and the Phoenix, she arrived at the Quay at 10 o\’clock at night. The besieging forces marched off on August 1st.


Since these turbulent days, the pages of history record Derry progressing along more peaceful channels, and for over a century it has taken a foremost place in the world in the manufacture of shirts and collars, there being more than 30 factories engaged in this work, employing many thousands of hands. It is also famed for its hams and bacon. It has also acquired more than a local reputation in the manufacture of hosiery and kindred apparel. Today (1939), Derry is the second city and port of Ulster, with a population of approximately 50,000.


Striking and beautiful views of Derry and its setting can be seen from the surrounding hills. From the old Strabane road and from above the cemetery one sees in fine panorama the whole city, the river winding down to Lough Foyle, the distant hills of Benevenagh and the Keady making a beautiful picture. The city makes an excellent headquarters for touring the Counties of Londonderry and Donegal. In the immediate vicinity there is much of interest and beauty. Within six miles is the Grianan of Aileach (\”the stone house of the Sun \” ), probably one of the five places marked by Ptolemy on his map of Ireland (A.D. 55) .This was a residence of the Northern Kings of Ireland down to A.D. 1101 , when it was demolished by Murtagh O\’Brien, King of Munster. It consists today of a circular stone cashel 77 feet in diameter, with walls in some places 15 feet thick, terraced inside and pierced by galleries. A pleasant run is to the Ness Waterfall and Glen, between Derry and Dungiven, and thence to the Glens of Banagher.


There are now few relics of antiquity within the city boundaries. The ancient Walls with their interesting bastions and platforms survive, and on them and along the Quays may be seen many old cannon, the gifts of the London companies in 1642, St. Columb\’s Cathedral, completed by the Irish Society in 1633, contains many relics of the siege and occupies a commanding site, within the Walls, on the summit of the hill on which the city is built.

The building contains many striking memorials, including the padlocks and keys of the City Gates, locked in the face of King James\’s soldiers in 1688, and the staves and portions of silk off banners, taken from the French by Colonel Michelburne at the Battle of Windmill Hill, May 6th, 1689.

The bells in the tower are of great antiquity, one recast for the Cathedral in 1614, one in 1630, and five of them having been given by King Charles I. in 1638. In 1929 the old peal of eight bells was recast, and five new bells added by the Hon. the Irish Society and others, and in 1933 magnificent entrance gates were presented by the same Society. Just outside the city on the Moville Road, in the garden at Belmont, is St. Columb\’s stone, which has the sculptured impression of two feet, and is possibly the inauguration stone of the ancient Kings of Aileach.

Modern Buildings.

The Guildhall, completed in 1912, occupies the site of a previous one built in 1887 and destroyed by fire in 1908. The first \”T own House\” was erected in 1616 in the Diamond, and was destroyed in the Siege of 1689. The Guildhall contains a splendid series of stained glass windows, many of them gifts of the London companies, bearing their arms, and illustrating the history of Derry. Several are War Memorials, gifts of the Women Voluntary War Workers of Derry. Others were given by members of the Irish Society, and by prominent citizens. In the Guildhall is the Corporation Plate, including the Mayor\’s Medal and Chain of Office, and the Mace, presented by King William III., Mayor\’s Gold Collarette, massive Loving Cups and other interesting pieces. Here also is the Sword of State presented by the Irish Society in 1616, and that of Sir Cahir O\’Doherty. Among the records are the Charter of 1662, the Freemans Roll, the Corporation Minute Books, and other documents of historical value.

St. Eugene\’s Cathedral is a very fine Gothic building, dedicated in 1873. It has a beautiful spire, a very sweet Carillion of Bells, and an east window of splendid proportions, 54 feet in height and 23 in breadth.

Magee College is an admirably equipped and most flourishing centre of education for those pursuing a University career. Foyle College has a notable record of famous past pupils, among them Lord Lawrence, Sir Henry Lawrence, Sir Robert Montgomery, of Indian Mutiny fame.

The Craigavon Bridge, over the Foyle. is by far the largest and finest bridge in Northern Ireland, being 1,200 feet long. It cost over £250,000, and was opened in state by the Lord Mayor of London on July 18th, 1933.

Londonderry has long been a garrison city, and now has a spacious and up-to-date barracks.

Sport and Recreation.

There is a fine golf course (18 holes) at Prehen, a mile from the city on the Strabane Road, in a most picturesque setting above the river, and at Lisfannon, 10 miles from the city, near Buncrana, are the popular links of the North-West Club. The city is well provided with Municipal Bowling Greens and Tennis Courts in Brooke Park.

Emigration and Education Statistics, 1931, Co. Derry (Londonderry)

Description Thom’s Directory of Ireland, 1931

Londonderry, a maritime county in the province of Ulster, is bounded on the north by Lough Foyle and the Atlantic, on the east by Antrim and Lough Neagh, on the south by Co. Tyrone and on the west by Co. Donegal. Its greatest length from Magilligan Point to Ballinderry River is 40 ½ miles, and its greatest breadth, from the south-west to the boundary near Coleraine is 35 miles.

Londonderry city was in olden times Called Derry Calgach (“The oak wood of Calgach”). Later, it was called Derry Columbkille, in honour of St. Columbkille, who founded here a monastery in 546. It received its present name from a charter granted by James I to a company of London merchants. It was originally part of the territory of Tir Owen, that is the land of Owen, son of Nial of the Nine Hostages. The barony of Keenaght was the ancient Cianachta, the territory of the O’Conors, who were dispossessed before the English invasion by the O’Cahans or O’Kanes.

The monuments in the county Londonderry in the following list have been placed in charge of the Ministry of Finance for Northern Ireland under the ancient Monuments Act (N.I.), 1926.

Ruined Priory Church, Dungiven (early Irish and mediaeval)
Ruined church and Stone Tomb, Bonevagh, near Dungiven (early Irish and mediaeval)
Ruined Church and Stone Tomb, Banagher, near Dungiven (early Irish and mediaeval)
Ruined Church and Stone Carving, Maghera, (early Irish and mediaeval)

The centre of the county is fairly level, but the southern part verging on Tyrone, contains a number of high mountains. The Sperrin Mountains are partly in this county and partly in Tyrone, their highest points being Sawel (2,240), Dart (2,040), Meenard (2,061) and Oughtmore (1,878), on the Tyrone boundary; in this county are Barnes Top (1,506), Mullaghash (1,581), Craigagh (1,489), Mullaghmore (1,825), White Mountain (1,774), Brown Hill (1,278), Streeve (1,282), Glenshane (1,507) and Craigmore (1,306). Farther south are Knockbrack (1,735), Slieveavaddy (1,605) and Mullaghturk (1,353). In the south-eastern portion of the county is Slieve Gallion (1,623); south of Derry City is Slievekirk (1,219). In the interior of the county stand Benbradagh (1,536), Craiggore (1,277), Benevenagh (1,260) and Loughermore (1,298).

The Rivers include the Bann, which issues from Lough Neagh, and forms the county boundary for many miles and for the last ten miles of its course flows through the county. The Foyle belongs entirely to this county for the last 11 miles of its course. The Faughan flows north-west from Sawel Mountain into Lough Foyle. The Roe flows in a northerly direction from the Sperrin Mountains, past Dungiven and Limavady, into the Foyle. The Moyola, rising in the south-west border, flows in a tortuous course into Lough Neagh. The Ballinderry forms the boundary with Tyrone for about 10 miles before it enters Lough Neagh.
Lakes. Lough Neagh forms the county boundary for 8 miles, and Lough Beg for 3 ½ miles. In the south west is the well known Lough Fea, near the Tyrone boundary.

Comparative Statistics (1821-1926)




Total Pop.

92,979 100,890 193,869

106,657 115,355 222,012

106,825 115,349 222,174

93,095 98,927 192,022

88.560 95,649 184,209

83,317 90,589 173,906

79,294 85,697 164,991

73,260 78,749 152,009

69,089 75,315 144,404

67,663 72,962 140,625

67,910 71,765 139,693

Families and Houses in 1926
The number of families in the county was 30,264, the average number in each family being 4.57. The number of inhabited houses was 28,301, showing an average of 4.8 persons to each house. The special inhabitants of public institutions are omitted from these calculations.

There were in the county 5,868 Occupiers or Heads of Families, who were in occupation of less than five rooms, being 67.7% of the total for the county. Of these 985 or 11.4% of the families in the county occupied one room; 1,198 or 13.3%, two rooms; 1,109 or 12.8%, three rooms; and 2,576 or 29.7%, occupied four rooms.

There were in the county 238 tenements in which the room had only one occupant; 599 cases where the room had 2-4 occupants, 142 cases in which there were 5-7 occupants and 26 cases where the occupants of one room exceeded 7 in number, including one case where ten persons and one where twelve persons occupied the same room.

Birthplace of Inhabitants
Of the population in 1926, 80.6% were born in the county, 7.4% in other counties in N. Ireland; 7.8% in the Irish Free State, 3.6% in Great Britain, and 0.6%, were born abroad.

In 1911 there were in the county 82,394 persons aged 9 years and upwards; of these 69,730 or 84.6% could read and write; 5,080 or 6.2% could read only and 7,584 or 9.2% were illiterate. As this census is the starting point where the age was raised from 5 years to 9 years; no comparison can be made with previous figures from other censuses. The report states that the percentage of those of 5 years and upwards who were unable to read and write was 14.3% in 1891, 11.8% in 1901 and in 1911 had fallen to 11.6%.

IRISH SPEAKING (1861-1911)

of people
1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911

Irish only
22 65 5 5 4 0

Irish & English
3,910 1,319 3,657 2,718 3,472 4,039

Irish Total
3,932 1,384 3,662 2,723 3,476 4,039
% of
2.1 0.8 2.2 1.8 2.4 4.0

RELIGIONS, 1871-1926 (% of population)

1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1926

33.80 33.20 39.80 35.10 34.29 33.52

Church of Ireland
18.50 19.10 19.60 19.64 20.06 20.04

Roman Catholic
44.40 44.40 44.60 41.41 41.54 41.63

0.60 0.60 0.60 0.71 0.76 0.80

2.70 2.70 3.00 3.14 3.35 4.01

EMIGRATION (1861-1911)

1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911
27,738 16,841 26,939 23,199 8,152 9,257

Presbyterian (Seceders) Synod, 1833: Congregation Index

Roman Catholic Parishes, 1836: Parish Index

This page features a list of over 1,300 record parishes from the Roman Catholic Parishes index of 1836.

Official Authorities, 1834, Co. Derry (Londonderry)

High Sherriffs
Henry Darcus and Anthony Babington, Esqrs.

Custos Rotulorum
The Most Noble the Marquess of Londonderry, Mount Stewart, County of Down; Winyard House, Durham; Seaham Hall, Stockton-on-Tees; and Holderness House, Hertford Street, May Fair, London.

Deputy Lieutenants
Sir Robert Ferguson, Bart., Londonderry
Sir James Robertson Bruce, Bart., Downhill
Right Hon. Sir John Byng, Lieut.-General
Marcus M’Causland, esq., Newtown-Limavady
Henry Richardson, esq.
William Lenox Conyngham, esq., Springhill
Richard Hunter, esq., Prehen
Thomas Scott, esq., Londonderry
George Hill, esq.

Assistant Barrister
Joseph Devonsher Jackson, Esq., K.C., 26, Leeson street




Acheson Smith
Barre Beresford
Benson Maxwell
Boyle Hunter
Fitzgerald Hill
Jackson Clarke
Lenox Conyngham
Leslie Ogilvie
Molesworth Staples
Robertson Bruce
Rowley Heyland
Rowley Miller
Spencer Knox
St. John
Workman M’Naghten
Robert Alexander
Hercules John
Alexander, jun.
Not given
Charles Henry
John, jun.
Alexander Robert
Charles William
Sir, Bart.
(Police Magistrate)
Sir, Bart.
Right Hon., Sir., Bart.
Major General
Sir, Bart.
Earl O’Neill
Marquess of Londonderry
Sir, Knt.
Enigh, Garvagh
Briikhall, Londonderry
Belvoir Park, Belfast
Greenfield, Coleraine
Birdstown, Londonderry
Not given
Not given
Not given
Doe Castle, Dunfanaghy
Ballintemple, Garvagh
Prehen, Londonderry
Rushbrook, Coleraine
Springhill, Moneymore
Landmore, Coleraine
Landmore, Coleraine
Not given
Downhill, Coleraine
Bullyhilly, Newtownlimavady
Millbrook, Magherafelt
Shane’s Castle
Ards, Dunfanaghy
Not given
Roe Park, Newtown-Limavady
Ballymagard, Londonderry

Militia Staff, stationed at Londonderry
Colonel: Right Hon. Sir George Fitzgerald Hill, Bart.
Adjutant: Captain J. McClintock
Agents : Armit & Co.
Clerk of the Crown: John Martin, esq., Newtown-Limavady, and 4 Hardwicke street
Clerk of the Peace: James Gregg, esq., Londonderry
Treasurer: Hugh Lyle, esq., Oaks
Secretary to the Grand Jury: James Gregg, esq., Londonderry
Sub-Sheriff ——
Returning Officer: Richard Babington, esq., 4 Summer-hill
Coroners: William Ellis, esq., Londonderry ; David M’Kee, esq., Magherafelt ; John Boyd, esq., Coleraine ; Samuel Hunter, esq., Newtown-Limavady.

County Gaol, Londonderry
Inspector: Alexander Skipton, M.D.
Chaplain: Rev. A. Boyd.
Roman Catholic Chaplain: Rev. N. O’Kane
Presbyterian Chaplain : Rev. George Hay
Physician & Surgeon: Francis Rogan, M.D.
Apothecary: Mr. W. J. Eames
Governor : Mr. Samuel Kitchen

Distributor of Stamps: A. Babington, Londonderry

District Lunatic Asylum at Londonderry for the County & City of Londonderry, Counties of Tyrone & Donegal
Manager: Mr. David Cluff
Physician: Francis Rogan, M.D.

Commissioners of Affadavits
John Boyd, Ch. K.C.E., Coleraine
Hugh Boyle, C.E., Dungiven
William Dogherty, special bail K.C.E., Derry
William Ellis, Ch.K.C.E., special bail C.E., Derry
James Keane, C., Garvagh
William Law, Ch.
W. Lane, Ch. K.C.E., Newtown Limavady
Robert Longwell, E., Derry
Arthur Maxwell, E.
F. M’Cullagh, K.C.E., Clady, Portglenone
T. M’Fall, Ch.K.C.E., Coleraine
H. M’Henry, Maghera
D. M’Kee, Ch.K.C.E., Magherafelt
James M’Kenna, K.
Roger Murray, Ch. C., Derry
John Taggart, Ch. K.C.E., Coleraine

Estate Records, Co. Derry (Londonderry)

The following are lists of estate records that exist for Co.Derry. There are a few ‘categories’ of records, rent rolls or leases are probably the most useful for any family history researcher or maps that include tenants names. These are the type of estate records for which references are usually found. There are however, other types of esate records which may prove of use such as account books, petitions and proposals from tenants, lists of landlords families and also vouchers or receipts. These can be overlooked when creating any list of estate records.

For the most part, estate records remain in their original manuscript form. These have not to the best of my knowledge been filmed by any organisation outside Ireland or England. Copies of some of these records are held in repositories in Dublin, but the majority are held by PRONI. The Latter Day Saints Library does hold some estate records on film or copies of books written about landlords.

This page lists the the names of the landlords, (bold) and some records existing for their estates – the manuscript or film numbers all refer to material held in Ireland. Where there is only one reference for any Landlord, then the years covered are beside the Landlords name. Where there is more than one reference then the Landlords name is at the top of any grouping and the years listed with each manuscript reference under that name.

The estates that your ancestors lived on (if they did) may at times be found by checking through the Tithes Applotment/Griffiths Valuation lists for the parish or county.

An explanation of estate records with index for other counties

The Following abbreviations are used:
PRONI : Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
NAI : National Archives, Ireland (Dublin)
NLI: National Library Ireland (Dublin)


Alexander 1800-75
Deeds & Miscellaneous,Tenants correspondance
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1491

Beresford 1852
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/84

Bruce 19C
Rent Rolls, Maps, Estate & wage accounts, Landlords or relations
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1514/2

Clothworkers’ Company 19C
Rent Rolls, Estate accounts, Agents & Landlords, Estates.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.146

Cutlers’ Company 1850
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/9

Dawson 1849-67
Rent Rolls, Leases.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/40

Drapers’ Company
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/F
Agents & landlords
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/G
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/C
Surveys, reports & valuations.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/N
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/B
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/K
Petitions & proposals from tenants
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/J /16-27
Petitions & proposals from tenants, Agentrs correspondance.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/E/2/5-S
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3632/M/1/1-2

Dyers’ Company 1824-68
Estate accounts, Agents correspondance
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/10

Fishmongers’ Company 19th Century
Estate accounts and diaries
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/17-20

Gage 1847-49
Rent Rolls, Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D673/188
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D673/189

Garvagh 1730-1890
Deeds & leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/35
Rent rolls, Accounts & Leases.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/20-23
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1062/17

Grocers’ Company
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC. 9B /2-4
Grocers’ Co. 1840-66
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC. 9B

Hart 17th-20th Century
Deeds, Leases, Wills, Miscellaneous
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3077 / A
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3077/A/8

Landlords correspondance
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3077/F;G;I8

Henderson 1784-1860
Rent Rolls, Maps, Deeds, Landlords correspondance
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/117

Heygate 1851-58
Rent Rolls, Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D673/190-1

Heyland 1852-54
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/82

Hezlett, Hogg 1846-54
Deeds, Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D668/143-53

Hezlett 1848-53
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D668/199-202

Irish Society 17th-19th Centuries
Rent Rolls, Estate accounts, Landlords correspondence
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9A
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D573/6

Ironmongers’ Company 1610-1886
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T2161
Leases, estate diaries
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC. 145
Surveys & reports, Maps
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D2211/7-9;11

Irwin 1809-62
Demesne & farm accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T3607/4

Joiners’ Company 1754-86
Deeds, Landlords correspondence
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/15

King 1846-1847,1854-1855
Wage accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/1

Kyle 18th-19th Centuries
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1170/1

Londonderry 1833-56
Rent Rolls Public Records Office Northern Ireland D654/H4/2-14

Lyle 1760-1925
Rent Rolls, Maps, Deeds & wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI550/92-6
McCausland 17-20C
Deeds, Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI550/41-57

McKay 1843-52
Deeds, Miscellaneous
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T1561

Martin 17th-20th Centuries
Deeds, Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI500/105-7
Rent Rolls, Deeds, Leases, Wills, Landlords correspondence
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/111-12

Mercers’ Company 1840-58
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D974/7-10

Newton 1837-1913
Rent Rolls, Accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D847 /17 /H/5

Ogilby 1713-1850
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/2

Ogilby,Orr 1852-53
Deeds, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D668/19

Orr 1846-74
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D3010/3/1-62

Pakenham 17th-20th Centuries
Deeds, Leases
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D971/1

Ranfurly 1853
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D467/246

Salters’ Company 1853-96
Estate accounts
Public Records Office Northern Ireland MIC.9B/15

Scott 1639-1845
Deeds, Leases,
National Archives of Ireland, 1049/1
Scott, Sankey 1839-54
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1550/7

Strafford 18th-20th Centuries
Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI062/1/11-13
Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland DI062/1/16
Surveys & reports, Maps
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1062/1/14
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D1062/1/2

Templemore 1842/46-47
Rent Rolls
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T3303/6/1

Miscellaneous Landlords 17th-20th Centuries
Deeds, Leases, Wills
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T810

Miscellaneous Landlords 18th-20th Centuries
Rent Rolls, Surveys & reports, Deeds, Leases, Wills.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland D476; T877

Miscellaneous Landlords 1813-71
Deeds, Leases.
Public Records Office Northern Ireland T624

Desertmartin Estate Rentals, ‘Derriana’, 1981-2.
Magherafelt & Ballinderry parishes – tenants lists. (Aghaskin, Ballyheifer, Ballylifford & Ballymilligan) 1752-1930. South Derry Historical Society Journal Vol. 1 No. 2

Military Index, 1832

On the shelves in the National Archives of Ireland are some indices – books – and these books are indexed in a number of ways – the general title is ‘Index of Official Papers’. For most of the years, they have this title – but then for some of the years, there are Military or other indices with information separated from the general run of the mill official index for that year.

There is information in these as to the movements of various regiments – the simple fact of groups being overcome by cholera or some such gives us an idea of the times that diseases were present in certain places or all of Ireland. There are references to marriage records in here – requests from people for the effects of some other person, indicating relationships.

All the indices are indexed alphabetically – in the general indices then there may be a cross reference back to another letter of the alphabet in order to find the reference number.

The reference for any document is the number – what you see here has not been checked against the original and only covers items to ‘O’. As it stands, it simply gives you the researcher an idea of a resource that is not mentioned or rarely mentioned in lists of Irish genealogical resources.

Whilst the majority of th original documents may not be extant, the indices are still an extremely important resourse. To the best of my knowledge these have not yet been placed on microfilm.

Article: A

21. Anderson, John – Certificate of his services in 23rd Dragoons
45. Artillery Royal permitted to exercise in the Phoenix Park
79. Adj. Genl Depy. – respecting blank routes
011. Armstrong, Captn. – Soliciting appointment of District Adjt. At Cork
016 Artillery Royal – Passage to the Colonies of the Wives of Soldiers of.
114. Adg. Genl. Depy – Blank Routes
121 Adj Genl. Depy. – Requesting a list of names & stations of Yeom Brigade Majors
135. Armit & Boroughs – Franking of remittances &c.
319. Adjt. Genl. Depy – requesting a supply of blank routes
321. Antrim Mila (Militia) Jas. S. Moore, Esq., Junr., appointed Captain in.
332 Antrim Mila (Militia) Resignation of Ensign Di?ckey.
332 Antrim Mila – Appointment of A. Dunlop Esq., ?vied?


17 Bryen, Henry – Enquiry requesting Billets
30. Beard, Geo., a Deserter committed to the Bridewell at Newry
60. Brennan, M. D. Article in Tralee Mercury resp Mila allowances &c.
901. Benson, Lieut. – Representation respecting the 50th Regt.
104. Byrne, Mr. Gunpowder Vender – Robbery of
130 Beresford, Lt. Col., discontinued as Asst. Lr. Master General
133. Burdett, Mrs. Applying for copies of correspondence between her and Mrs. Goulbarn
144. Billeting of the Troops – Circular letter respecting
147. Billets to be provided by the Constables of Parishes
177. Bingham, M. Genl. Sir George to command the troops during Sir. H. Vivian’s absence
209. Brown, Mrs. Rebecca – Enquiry respecting the property of Capn. Phillips 44th Foot.
210. Brown, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
212 Basworth, Private John. Attendance required at the Kilkenny Assizes
213. Brannon, Private, Thos. Sentence of transportation passed
227. Borehan, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
241. Brereton, Private Martin, false information of, respecting Mr. Going’s murder
240. Boyle, Edwd. – Transported for Desertion
244. Brady, Lieut., respecting the delay in issuing his half pay
259. Burke, Bridget – respecting her son John Burke
261.Bulkankle, Jas. Sentence of transportation against.
267. Brannon, Private, Thos. – Struck off the ?52nd (or 32nd) Foot
2601 Blacke, Richd. Application for a commuted allowance &c.
2901 Brown, Private Fredk. Court Martial upon
305 Buchan, Major Gen. Sir John appointed on the Staff protempore
307 Bishop, Lieut. Respecting his Mila half pay in the event of his joining Don Pedro’s Service.
314 Bat?lie, John. Praying for a pension
327 Blakeney, M. Genl. Sir E. appointed to command the Troops pre temporare
347 Bishop, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of.


12 Campbell, Sir Guy 2nd Mr Genl. March of troops to Cashel & elsewhere
30 Corry, Trevor. Report respecting Geo Beard a Deserter
37 Carlow Militia. Arms to be conveyed to Dublin
301 Campbell, M. Genl. Respecting Mily accommodation at Carndonagh
43 Cavan Mila. Agreement for hire of accommodation of
50 Carlow Mila. John J. Cornwall to be Major in
51 Cork North Mila. Mr. Temple French Esq., to be Lt. Colonel in
91 Collins, Winifred. Praying for a passage for her husband a Soldier
99 Convicts. Escort for an Route to Kingstown
115 Callegy, John. Claim to a pension
119 Creagan, Eleanor. Praying for a free passage to her son at Woolwich.
120 Cork – Local inspr of the Gaol acknowledging Mutiny Act.
144 Circular letter respecting the billeting of the Troops – Mr. Bell
163 Carmichael, Jas. Claim against Thos. Sheridan Pensioner.
1014 Commissary Genl. Contracts for fuel and candles for Barracks
199 Cunningham, John. Enlisted and discharged without paying the smart money
200 Cope, Mrs. Marriage Certificate.
202 Chaloner, Rd. Conduct of Private Lavery, 28th Foot.
205 Caroll, Private ?Sth. Transportation of
206 Cooney, Michael Private. Transportation of
211 Cust, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
224 cain, Private ?Stm. Sentence of – Transportation
229 Circular respecting Forage Allowances
231 Connell, Mary – Application for her husbands pension &c.
2401 Cowan, Wm. Respecting the sale of his half pay.
254 Chartrs, Mrs. Marriage certificate of
256 Cavan Mila. Appointments of Majrs. Thompson & Waring in
260 Carey, Capn. Tyrone Mila – Retired Allowance of.
261 Campbell, Robert – Sentence of Transporting Against.
276 Circular respecting Chelsea pensioners to Magistrates at Petty Sessions
277 Circular Respecting Chelsea Pensioners to inspr. Gen. Of Police
281 Clare Militia – appointment of a successor to Col. Sir J. ?Birtan
292 Cormick, Pat. Claim against the Officers of the S. Mayo Mila.
293 Campbell, ?Ds. William – Hospital Asst. Question respecting
302 Connolly, Michl. Claim to the effects of Pat & Ml. Connolly
304 Clare Militia – Reps. Cane & Co. appointed Agents to
3001Cole, Edwd. Sentence of Transportation against.
310 Chadwick, Lieut Peter – sale of his Commission in the Tipperary Mila.
311 Clare Mila. Conduct of Lieutenant Hodges
318 Cavan Mila. Mr. Thos. Young appointed Ensign in
320 Chelsea Hospital, Conduct of Elliott a Pensioner
329 Carter, Revd. H., Claim for officiating for the Troops at Carrickfregus
334 Clare Mila. Poole Hickman appointed Capt vice Griffin
S.G. Purdon do Patterson
Augustine Buller do Blood
Michl Finnucane do martin
3401 cane, Rd. Accommodation for paying Chelsea pensioners
354 Cheshire, Private Thos. Enquiry respecting
356 Circular – Suspension of the operation of that part of the Royal Warrant dated 14th Novr granting under certain conditions the discharge of Soldiers to pension at their own request.
359 Circular respecting the conveyance of Soldiers and their families by coasting Steam or canal conveyance.
365 circular respecting the rates for Fuel, Candles, Straw and Wood for the Troops in Ireland.
367 Circular respecting the rates of Allowance to general and other Staff Officers of infantry Regts in lieu of Forage for horses required to be kept by them.


19 Dowans, Edwd. Enquiry respecting his Son 23rd Welsh Fusiliers
22 Donnolan, Patk. Alledged debt due by 2nd Master Cooper Clare Mila
59 Drought, G.E.A. Soliciting compensation as a retired Billet Master
70 Down South Mila. Accommodation for Staff of
013 Down South Mila. Agreement respecting said Accommodation
0101Duggan, Mr. King’s duty on cart horses sold by
95 Darnly, Earl of. Acknowledging Circular respecting billeting of Troops
97 Dillon, Captn. Expenses incurred by as a magistrate &c.
104 Dillon, captn. Robbery of a Gunpowder vender at Tullamore
1001 Dunne, Geo. 32nd Foot. Enquiry respecting
125 Doherty, John – Debt of Lt. Curey, Tyrone Mila
129 Down Mila South – Arms and Accoutrements of
1401 Dalzell (Darbyell?) Saml. Schoolmr. Serjt. (Informations against)
156 Durneen, Eleanor – Applying for the Admission of her children into the Hibernian School
160 Doyle, C. Claim against the 60th Regt.
176 Daunt, Mrs. Marriage certificate of
192 Down North Mila. Appointment of Mr. Knox as captain
193 Daunt, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
212 Duffy, Corporal – Attendance required at the Kilkenny Azzises
214 Darley, Ensign – Attendance required at the Kilkenny Azzises
221 Dublin Co. Militia – Baron de Robeck appointed Major of
2301 Dublin Co. Militia. Claim for the rent of the premises occupied by the Staff and Stores of
245 Dunphy, Edwd. Claim for acting as a Billet Master
247 Despard, Fras. Report on the conduct of the 28th Regt.
2501 Doherty, Sarah on behalf of her husband a soldier sentenced to be transported
261 Duggan Jeremiah Sentence of – Transportation against
Doherty, Dennis. Sentence of – Transportation against
280 Dempsey, Anne – Claim as a Relative of Miller, a Bandman
3001 Drake, John. Sentence of Transportation against
309 Down South Mila. E. Matthews appointed to Lt. Colonel
313 Dwyer, John. Claim as a Billet Master
316 Douglas, M. Genl. Sir. Jas. Placed on the Staff of Ireland.


33. Earl Robt, Wexford, Mila praying for a Pension
105. Early, John Enquiry respecting a balance due to his son a soldier.
10101 Eightieth Foot. Mssrs Cane & Co., appointed Agents to.
215Eighty First Foot or Eighty fourth Foot to be embarked from Liverpool to Dublin
246. Eighty First Foot. Mssrs. Armit & Co, appointed Agents to.
296. East India Co. Service – Question as to Pensions of the
320. Elliot, Robt., Pensioner. Refusal to take the oath of Allegiance.


16 52nd Foot. Mssrs. Cane & Co., appointed Agents to.
28. 47th Foot. Disembarkation of
39.Forbes, Visct. Report respecting an attempt to rescue a Deserter.
40.FitzHarris, Thos. Application for Geo. Jephson’s discharge from the Army.
55. 43rd Foot. Mssrs. Armit & Borough appointed Agents to.
56. 47th Foot. Mssrs. Armit & Borough appointed Agents to.
67. 47th. Major Sadleir – Transmissoin of Routes & Returns.
131. 4th Dragoon Guards. Mssrs. Cane & Co. Appointed Agents to.
146. Finlay Private, 6th Dr. Guards. Maintenance of a Child sworn to.
164. Ford, Peter. Enquiry respecting his marriage.
1015. Fintown. Misconduct of the Innkeeper at in refusing to accommodate a Military Escort.
215. 14th Foot. To be embarked from Portsmouth to Cork.
250 14th Foot. Mssrs. Armit & Borough & Co., appointed Agents to.
251. Floyd, Edwd., Soliciting a Pension as a retired Corporal of Militia.
261. Filly, Denis alias Bourke alias O’Donnell sentence of transportation against.
266. Fannon, John. Claim to Pension negatived.
281. Fitzgerald & Vesey, Lord. Vacant Colonelcy of Clare Militia
291. Feeney, John. Petition of the Widow of.
296. Fenton, J. Conduct of Pensioners of the East India Co. Service.
341. Forster, Major Wm. F. appointed as Asst. Adjt. Genl. Vice Harris.
344. Fannon, John. Col. Lindsay’s Certificate returned to
364. Fraser Mrs. Marriage Certificate of.


115. Gray, Saml., not considered eligible to a Yeomanry Commissoin
014. Gormley Revd., Mr. P.P. Claim for officiating in the Genl. Mily. Hospital
102. Griffith, Hugh. Private 66th Foot, application for relief.
161. Griffin, – convicted for having Fire Arms contrary to Law
161 also Gillespie, Joshua, recommending the disposal of said arms
167. Giddins, Thos. Applying for a Pension from the Chelsea Hospital
1016. General Order for granting Mily aid to Civil Power &C.
194. Griersan, Mssrs. Bill for ?Mutiny Acts &C.
196. Griffin, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
257. Goodwin, Mrs. Rebecca – Claim to the Pension of
263. Galligan, Bridget. Enquiry as to her marriage.
279. Gore, Patk., late Pensioner – respecting his pension.
2016. Good, S. Pensioner – Conduct of.
289. Granard – Conduct of the Chief Constable at – Escape of a Deserter.
323. Gibson, Revd. A., Claim for officiating for the Military.
331. Galway Mila. Mr. C. Le Poer French appointed Captain in.
353. Gordin, Henry, Respecting Corpl. H. Gordins’ effects.


23. Hanbury, SSm. Compensation as Billet Master in town of Galway
24 Hewt Corpl. 60th Foot. Enquiry respecting distribution of his effects
66. Hazlewood Geo.Soliciting compensation as a Militia Officer.
69 Hibernian School Excuse for Sir. Sm. Gossets non-attendance as a Governor of.
015 or 615. Hervey, Lt. 66th Foot, Claim for his Widow to a Pension
103. Heany, Robt. Claim for Rent due by a Pensioner
117. Heffernan Park. Claim for car hire for Provisions for 9th Foot.
152. Heyburn, John. Enquiry thro’ Recruiting Dept respecting.
153 Hemly, Captain. – Claim for expenses incurred as Magistrate.
165 Harvey, Lady. Case of as Washerwoman of the Royal Hospital
Hibernian School – Mr. Rays’ bequest to See. 110
1701. Hungate SSm. Enquiry respecting his being a Coll. In the Army.
1013 Hogan, Private, Henry – Confined for debt. – Liberated.
197. Hill – Jas. Claim as Billet Master of Kildare
206. Hawkins, John SSm. Private. Transportation of.
2001 Hall, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of.
222 Hughes John – Marriage of with Judith Robinson not considered legal.
225 Hales, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of.
264. Hart, Hugh – Certificate of his services required.
265 Hunt, Mrs. Marriage certificate of.
290 Hynes, Michael – Claim to pension
311 Hodges lieut. Ssm. Conduct of.
341 Harris Lt. Col. Asst. Adj. Genl. Succeeded by Major Forster
342 Hawkins SSm Trial before a Court Martial
343. Hizzard, Private Thos. Applicatino on behalf f the Son of.
350 Hare, Lt. Col. Military party required for the protection of Coroner & c.


40. Jephson , Geo. Requesting an application for his discharge from the army
73 Joyce, David – claim to property left by 2nd Master Lynch
169. Johnston, Alexr Meml to be restored to the ensoins List
203 Irwin Mrs. Marriage certificate of
216. Johnston, Private John. Attendance required at Clonmel Assizes
223 Jones Rees B? Laudable conduct in billeting troops &C.
273. Jordan, Wm. Claim for arrears of pay & Clothing
2015 Jones, Private J. Case of pistols sold by
322 Irvine, Jas. Requesting the half pay of the late Ensign Frederick
355 Johnstone, Mrs. Marriage certificate of.


7 Kerry Militia – Augmentation Major Crosbie proposed to fill vacant Majority
31 Kemmis ?Mssrs. Report respecting debt of J.L. right
72 Keehan, Ml. Petition to be restored to the Penson List
107 Kelly Thos. Late of 15 Foot. Enquiry respecting his Effects.
1101. Keown, Fids. Claim against John Lappan 64th Foot
147 Kinnegad – Refusal of the Parish to nominate a Billet Master at.
155. Kelly Troop 2nd Mr. 4th Dr. Guards – statements of his services required
190 Kenna Thos. Out Pensioner of the Queens Co. Militia – Complaint of.
206 Kitson, George Private, Transportation of
214 Kay, Robert Sergt Major. Attendance required at Kilkenny Assizes.
220 Kelly, Mrs. Marriage certificate of.


14 Leslie, Major Cong. Bl. Rifles, requesting permission to parade in Lower Castle Yard
34 Lally, Edwd. 10th Foot. Sentence to Transportation
35 Lee, SSm 28th Foot. Sentence to Transportation
47 Leitrim Militia. Lodgement in Ordnance Stores of the spare arms of
74 Leitrim Militia. Escort for Swords to be returned into Store
701 Londonderry Militia. Imprisonment of a Drummer for debt.
017 Leitrim Militia, Charges against Adjutant Cox
90 Londonderry Militia, Liability of House hired for, to taxation
96. Larkin, Pat. Complaining of a Canteen for the Militia at Oughterard
110 Lappan, John 64th Foot, Claim of Fras. Keown against
122 Lamb, Rose. Praying for a passage to her husband serving in 75th Foot.
134 Lalor, Pat. 52nd Foot. Conduct of
202 Lavery, Wm. Private 28th Foot. Assault on a Police Constable
253 Lindesay, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
284 Leitrim Militia. Claim of Serjt. Rutherford
286 Lorinan, N or M. Conduct of Good a Pensioner
301 Liddy, Patk. Claim to the effects of ?Timy Liddy, East India Co.
3001 Leitch, SSm. Sentence of Transportation against.
317. Lloyd, Mrs. Marriage certificate of.


4 Murray, Revd. ?Wm. Additional Allowance granted to
5 MacLean Major Genl. To succeed M. Genl. Smith Bl. Artillery
11. McClintock, Lieut. Repost respecting debt alledged to be due by him
26 Mily Secy. Mily party required to attend a public whipping at Galway
44 McDonald, Bernard, respecting prize money due to his brother
46 M. Genl. MacLean recommended for vacancy at the Board of the Royal Hospital
48 Murray Michl. Memorial to be restored to his Situation in the Engineers Dept.
52 Monaghan Milia. Col. Madden to be Col. Commandant
57 Military promotions and appointments in Ireland since 3rd Jany 832
501 Military promotions and appointments since 24th Janey 1832
60 McCartie, Mr. Charge against respecting Mila Compensation
61 Moffit, John. A minor discharged from 84th Regt.
Mily Secy. Report from on the abovementioned subject (discharge of Moffit, John)
62 Mily Promotions and Appointments in Ireland since 13th Feby 1832
64 Mahan Margt. Claim on the Forage Contractor to the Troops at Athlone
65 McDonald B. Prize Money
601 Monaghan Milia. Accomodation for Staff
96 Mily Secy. Report respecting a canteen car at Oughterard
100 Molloy, ?Arthur, not entitled to a pension
106. McMahon, John. Enquiry respecting Captain Cradock
111 McDermott, Geo. Late Pensioner 1st Foot, applying for relief etc.
112 McCraith, Patk respecting an annuity granted on account of his mother
126 Mily Secy. Illegal marriages of Soldiers of 92nd Foot (See 143)
1201 Mily Secy. Subsistence &c. of Soldiers wives & Children attacked with Cholera
130 Mily Secy Discontinuance on the Staff of Lieutenant Cols. Vincent & Beresford
137 Mily Secy. Order for burning the clothing of Soliers dying of the Cholera
138 Mily Secy. Transmitting Reports from Major Menzies 68th Foot to Capt Dillon64th
141 Mily Secy . Inconvenience attending the billeting of 4th Dr. Gds. At Newry
142 Moore, Hugh. Requesting Act for guidance of Billet masters
143 Mily Secy. Prosecution of Mr. Allen for illegally marrying soldiers
145 Mily Secy Transmitting reports from Major Madden & Capt Des Veux 50th Regt.
149 Mily Secy. Accommodation of Soldiers wives and Children attacked with Choler
150 Mily Secy. Removal of Military from the Penitentiary at Cork.
1501 Mily Secy Respecting the circulation of the General Orders for aiding the Civil Power
170 Madden, Private, Jas. Rate of Pension
174 Martin, rs. Marriage Certificate of
179 Military Acts, Circulation of
1010 McClerahan, Jas. Acts respecting Billet Markers required
1015 Mily Secy. Misconduct of an Innkeeper at Finntown
186. Mily Secy. Genl Order for granting Mily aid to the Civil Power & c.
195 Montgomerie, Mrs. Marriage certificate of
199 Miott (??), Jas. Discharge of a recruit enlisted by him without paying the smart money.
206 Martin, Jas alias SSm Thompson, Private. Transportation of
216 Moody, David & Peter. Attendance required at Clonmel Azzizes.
240 Mance, Thos. Transported for Desertion
242 McGee, Patkk. Complaint of a non-payment of his Pension
269. Mily Secy. Conduct of a Private of the 28th Foot at Callan
2701 McLeod, John Private, Transported
2013 McDuff, rs. Hannah. Supposed fraud in receiving her pension
280 Miller, Private 87th Foot. Claim of Anna Dempsey as a relative of.
289 Mily Secy. Conduct of the police Officers at Granard. Escape of a Deserter &c.
294 McDonald, Michael. Struck off the Pension List &c.
299 McGran, Jas. Praying to be placed on the Pension List.
303 McEllice, Private Chas. Attendance required at the Quarter Sessions
306 Mily Secy Attendance of Soldiers required at Clonmel
3001 Magennis, Patk. Sentenceof Transportation against.
309 Mathews, Echlin. Appointed Lt. Col. Of the Down Militia
312 McDermot, Fras. Enquiry respecting his service in the German Army
328 Meehan, John a Pensioner – Conduct of.
330 Mayo South Milia. Appointments of Mssrs. Orm & Palmer in
335 Mily Secy Grant of an additional allowance of 2 lbs of oats per ration to flases in billet?
337 McCoy SSm, Claim to Pension
Martin, SSm. Cliam to Pension.
339 Mily Secy. Transmitting letters from Major Parke & Capt O’Neill
340 Mily Secy Refusal of the Parish Priest of Boyle to officiate at the funeral of a Catholic Soldier of the 34th Foot.
342. Miller, Geo. Trial before a Court Martial
345 McGray, John – Claim to a Pension
349 Moore, Garret, acknowledging letter and sating that he has forwarded t to the ordnance Department
363 Mily Secy Hire of a magazine at Derry for the ammunition of 30th Regt.
366 Mottram, P.C. Enquiry respecting the Cheshire Militia
3601 Mathews, Private George – Application for his discharge.


31 Newport?Mssrs. Dividend on account of debt of T. L. Wright (see 89/33)
012 Needham, Henry. Enquiry from British War Office respecting
94 9th Foot not to be sent to Gibralter at present
107 Nowlan An. Effects of the late Thos. Kelly 15th Foot
159 New ?Ross, Sovereign of respecting the billeting of troops
215 90th Foot to b embarkd from Glasgow to Scotland
91st Foot To be embarqued from Liverpool to Dublin
232 Do Mssrs. Cane & Co. Appointed Agents to
274 Nowlan, Mrs. Marriage certificate of
3001 Noble John Sentence of Transportation against
360 Nester, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of


101 Ordnance – Cooking Material supplied to Guard Houses
20 Ordnance – Ammunition for Longford Militia Staff
63 O’Halloran, Lt. Marriage certificate of the Widow of
019 O’Brien Lieut., 2nd. Vr. Batt. Claim of his widow to pension
96 Oughterard, Complaint against a Canteen Car for the Military at
113 Ordnance – Reception into Store of the Arms and deposited in the gaol at Dundalk
124 Ordnance Issue of Pistols for persons employed at the Gaol at Maryboro’
132 Ordnance – Reception into the Store of the surplus arms &c of the South Down Mila
172 Ormond, Marquis of, appointed Aid de Camp to the King
205 Oakley, Private John, Transportation of
2101 O’Neill, John Late private 64th Foot, Claim of the Widow of
230 Ordnance – Bedding for the Provost prison Dublin
239 Owen, Mrs. Marriage Certificate of
366 Ordnance – Mr. Mothams ? enquiry respecting the Cheshire Mila was quartered in Richmond Barracks.

Revenue Officers, 1709

This is a list of people employed by the Irish Revenue Service in 1709. The surnames are for the most part English, those of Anglo-Irishmen. Some of these people would have been Englishmen who came to Ireland and settled down. Many will have been moved from one place of employment to another. This list simply shows the area in which they were employed on June 24th, 1709. Each name is found attached to a particular district, these districts may have covered more than one county. Districts may have had sub-groupings depending on the occupation of the person.