Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Particulars and Valuation of the Town Parks in the Lisburn District. 1829.

SOME EXTRACTS

FROM THE
RECORDS OF
OLD LISBURN
AND THE
MANOR OF KILLULTAGH.

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Edited by JAMES CARSON.
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LIII.

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PARTICULARS AND VALUATION OF THE TOWN PARKS
IN THE LISBURN DISTRICT.
PARISHES OF
DERRIAGHY, LISBURN, & LAMBEG.
1829.

The original from which the following record is taken is in the possession of the Technical School, Lisburn. Cottages and gardens are not included in this valuation.

In the original, where more than one lot went to make up a holding the area of each separate lot in acres, roods, and perches is given. Here the aggregate area only is recorded in acres. The first figure following name represents the number of separate lots in the holding; the second figure signifies the aggregate number of acres. Where there is only one figure it represents the number of acres in the holding.

The original document specifies the annual value of each holding and the value per acre. In Clogher the value per acre ranges from 26s to 42s; average 32s.
Maghrelave, 32s to 37s; average 35s.
Tamna, 28s to 80s; average 50s.
Knockmore, 20s to 55s; average 34s.
Old Warren, west of Longstone Lane, 28s to 60s; average 37s.
Old Warren, east of Longstone Lane, 20s to 60s; average 40s.
Lisburn, east of Hillsborough Rood, 25s to 80s; average 48s.
Lisnagarvey, 30s to 70s; average 46s.
Lisnagarvey, east of New Mail Coach Road, 30s to 60s; average 50s.
Glenmore, 30s to 52s; average 40s.
Lisnatrunk, 23s to 55s; average 33s.
Largimore, 30s to 70s; average 46s.
Largimore, west of Old Hillsborough Road, 20s to 70s; average 47s.
Ballynamullen, 40s to 60s; average 48s.

Reference.

R.B.  Registered for Borough.
R.C.  Registered for County.
R.B.C.  Registered for Borough and Co.
Q.B.  Qualified for Borough but not registered.
Q.B.C.  Qualified for Borough and County but not registered.
W.  Widow or sister of qual. voter.
L.  Living on the land.
L.M.  Do. and about a mile from town.
H.  Has been householder or voter.
X.  Within the Borough.

It will be found that the reference X is somewhat difficult to understand even if it is always correctly used, which is doubtful. Although all Lisnagarvey is within the borough, only about half the names are marked X, and none of the names are so marked in Glenmore, Lisnatrunk, Largymore, or Ballynamullan. Clogher, which is not within the borough, has almost all the names marked X.

The reference in the original reads -- "X -- Within the borough." If it read "Residing within the borough" it might be more intelligible. Thus, Charles Shields, Clogher -- X -- 4 -- RB -- 10, would mean that his holding of 10 acres consisted of four separate lots, that he was registered as a voter for the borough, and that although holding land in Clogher he resided within the borough, his name also appearing in Tonagh -- within the boundary -- as Charles Shields -- X -- 2 -- RB -- 5.

It is well known that down to within recent date in country towns, and indeed in many places the custom is still prevalent, that practically every business and professional man was also on a small scale a farmer. They resided within the precincts of the town or borough, and while carrying on their usual avocation, held and worked a portion of land either for pleasure, convenience, or profit in the immediate vicinity.

Other examples of individuals holding land both inside the borough and outside of it, and having holdings in several townlands:-- John White, Clogher -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 4, Lisnegarvey -- X -- QB -- 2. Henry Bell, Clogher -- X -- 2 -- RBC -- 3, Tonagh -- X -- RBC -- 3, Old Warren -- X -- 4 -- RBC -- 5, Largymore -- 2 -- RBC -- 2. Hu Mulholland, Old Warren -- X -- RBC -- 5, Lisburn -- X -- RBC -- 4, Largymore -- 2 -- RBC -- 4.

The compiler would appear after he had gone some two-thirds through the work to have ceased to use the reference X.

The Borough of Lisburn, according to a map dated 1833, in possession of Mr. Geo. Sands, C.E., comprised parts of Glenmore, Knockmore, and Largymore, and all of Lisnegarvey, Tonagh, and Old Warren.

In the report from the Commissioners on Municipal Corporations in Ireland, 1833, volume iii., is a map of the borough of Lisburn, entitled "The Ancient Boundary from Local Enquiry." This map only specifies the townlands of Old Warren, Tonagh, Lisnegarvey, and Lambeg South as being within the borough boundary. It is also stated that by an Act of William IV. in respect to members to serve in Parliament a small portion of County Down was included.

Volume ii. specifies the number of voters registered as 91. The constituency in 1883 was composed of £5 -- Irish currency -- inhabitant Householders under Act Geo. III., and £10 -- British currency -- householders under Reform Act William IV.

The Boundary Commissioners, 1833, proposed new limits which were much more confined than the "ancient limits." Thus, the borough would appear to be comprised within a line starting about Longstone Lane, thence to new R.C burying-ground, Intermediate School, Friends' School, railway bridge, Belfast Road, J. N. Richardson's old beetling engine-house beyond the Island Mill, point where Young Street joins the Old Hillsborough Road, Piper Hill, Manor House, and back to Longstone Lane.

Population of Lisburn in 1831, exclusive of the part of the Parliamentary borough lying in the County of Down --

Males ......................2,427
Females ...................2,791

5,218


Houses inhabited .....804
Uninhabited .............49
Building ...................10

863

Clogher Townland -- Derriaghy.

Dr. Whiteford -- X -- RBC -- 1.
John White -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 4.
Wid. Joseph Beatty -- X -- 3 -- W -- 6.
Robert Blackburn -- X -- 4.
John Smith -- X -- OB -- 3.
John M'Namara -- 4 -- QC -- 8.
John Ferguson -- 2 -- RB -- 5.
John Tuton -- X -- 2 -- 7.
Dr. Whetherhead -- X -- RBC -- 5.
Robt. M'Connell -- 4 -- L -- 9.
Rt. Parkinson -- X -- 3.
Henry Bell -- X -- 2 -- RBC -- 3.
Jamas Corken -- X -- 8 -- QB -- 4.
John M'Connell -- X -- QB -- 2.
Wm. Graham -- X -- 5 -- RC -- 12.
Ralph Briggs -- ML -- 1.
John Briggs -- 5 -- ML -- 11.
Chas. Shields -- X -- 4 -- RB -- 10.
Wm. Chapman -- X -- 3 -- H -- 6.
Jas. M'Donnall -- RC -- 4.
Alex. Blackburn -- 2 -- RC -- 3.
Jos. Blackburn -- 3 -- ML -- 4.
Henry Maguire -- 5 -- ML -- 9.
Jas. Stephenson -- 2 -- ML -- 3.
Geo. Emmerson (Hertford Arms) -- 2 -- 15.

Maghrelave Townland -- Derriaghy.

Geo. Moore -- 2.
Robt. M'Analey -- QB -- 4.
Chas. Casement -- RBC -- 3.
Jas. Dawson -- 3.
Geo. Emmerson -- 7 -- 22.
John Johnson -- 2 -- 4.
John Matthews -- QB -- 2.
Henry Dickey -- QB -- 2.
Hugh Boyd -- 3 -- RB -- 2.

Tamna (or Tonagh) Townland -- Lisburn.

Wm. Corken -- X -- 3 -- L -- 4.
Edw. Flemming -- X.
Jos. Blackburn -- X -- 2 -- 6.
Wm. Moorhead -- X -- QB -- 3.
Edw. Phillips -- X -- 3 -- QB -- 6.
David Beatty -- X -- 2 -- RC -- 5.
Wm. Nuckle -- X -- 5 -- L -- 4.
Wid. Richardson -- X -- 2 -- W -- 5.
Wid. Smalley -- X -- W -- 2.
Robert M'Call -- X -- 2 -- RC -- 4.
Adam Dickey -- X -- QB -- 4.
Thos. Pattison -- X -- 3 -- QB -- 3.
George Whitla -- X -- 2 -- RBC -- 4.
Thos. Corless -- X -- 2 -- 2.
Ever. Phillips -- X -- 2 -- RC -- 2.
Jos. Scandret -- X -- 2 -- RB -- 2.
Saml. Gamble -- X -- 5 -- RBC -- 18.
Mrs. Singer -- X -- 3 -- W -- 5.
Jno. Singleton -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 4.
Dr. Wetherhead -- X -- RBC -- 3.
Jas. N. Richardson -- X -- 3 -- RBC -- 7.
Henry Bell -- X -- RBC -- 2.
James Hanna -- X -- 5 -- QB -- 5.
Jas. Ferguson -- X -- 4 -- H -- 6.
John Crosley -- X -- RBC -- 4.
Mrs. Higginson -- X -- W -- 2.
Mrs. Jno Carleton -- X -- 4 -- W -- 11.
Jas. Mussen -- X -- 5 -- RBC -- 7.
Robert Garrett -- X -- RB -- 3.
Cap. John Fulton -- X -- 4.
John Yarr -- X -- 2.
John Moore -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 3.
Richd. Green -- X -- RBC -- 3.
Thos. J. Smith -- X -- 3 -- QB -- 2.
Benjamin Neely -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 3.
Charles Shields -- X -- 2 -- RB -- 5.
Alex. Blackburn -- X -- RC -- 6.
Rev. T. Thompson -- X -- RC -- 2.
Wid. Querry -- X -- 1.

Knockmore Townland -- Derriaghy.

Andw. Briggs -- 6 -- ML -- 6.
James Christy -- 3 -- -ML -- 3.
Jas. Steenson -- 5 -- ML -- 5.
John Herman -- Cottage.
George Moore -- X -- 4 -- QBC -- 19.
Hugh Bell -- H -- 4.
Dr. Turner -- X -- 4 -- QB -- 6.
Robt. Stewart -- X -- RBC -- 4.
Robert Ekin -- X -- 3 -- QB -- 6.
Jas. Kennedy -- X -- QB -- 5.
Wm. Drake -- X -- 4 -- 4.
Jas. N. Richardson -- X -- RBC -- 5.
Robt. Graham -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 5.
Wm. Anderson -- X -- QB -- 2.
Robt. Blackburn -- X -- 2.
Jas. Ferguson -- X -- H -- 4.
Francis Turner -- X -- 5 -- QB -- 5.
James Sterritt -- X -- QB -- 2.
Richd. Dawson -- X -- QB -- 3.
John Clarke -- X -- RB -- 4.
Geo. Pentland -- X -- 4 -- 8.
Saml. Kennedy -- X -- RC -- 5.
Robt. Stewart -- X -- 2 -- RBC -- 6.
Wid. Curran -- X -- 7 -- ML -- 13.
James Toush -- 11 -- ML -- 9.
Wm. Jefferson -- 5 -- ML -- 3.
Wid. M'Cann -- 4 -- ML -- 6.
John M'Cann -- 2 -- ML -- 2.
Wm. M'Gann -- 4 -- ML -- 3.
John M'Gann -- 7 -- ML -- 7.
Geo. Smith -- 2 -- 5.
Wm. M'Gowen -- ML -- 4.
James Hull -- 2.
Jos. Tolerton -- 2 -- QBC -- 7.
Wm. Hodgen -- RC -- 5.
John Orr -- X -- 8 -- 10.
Wm. Morrow -- X -- 5 -- ML -- 6.
John Wheeler -- X -- 2 -- 5.
O. Cunningham -- X -- 5 -- ML -- 13.
Robt. Gordon -- X -- 3 -- ML -- 3.
John Brady -- X -- 2.
Wm. Lackey -- X -- 1.
John Lackey -- X -- 4 -- L -- 3.
Frans. Benson -- X -- 4 -- 8.
Robt. M'Cown -- X -- 5 -- 7.
Geo. Hodgen -- 7 -- ML -- 6.
Patk. Rogers -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 3.
John Crossley -- X -- 2 -- RBC -- 5.
John Ferris -- X -- 8 -- L -- 3.
Robt. Aiken -- X -- QB -- 5.

Old Warren, Parish of Lisburn -- West of Longstone Lane.

John Hill -- X -- 3 -- RB -- 7.
John Herdman -- X -- 5 -- H -- 7.
Jas. Stewart -- X -- RB -- 3.
Jas. Magennis -- X -- QB -- 5.
Wid. Singer -- X -- W -- 1.
Hector Allen -- X -- H -- 6.
James Neil -- X -- 1.
Robert Graham -- X -- RB -- 3.
Margt. Johnson -- X -- 3 -- W -- 5.
Jas. Lapping -- X -- 2.
Wm. Coulson -- X -- 3 -- RBC -- 9.
John Brady -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 5.
Dr. Musgrave -- X -- 3 -- RB -- 6.
Thomas Bell -- X -- QB -- 3.
Wm. Flemming -- X -- 2 -- RC -- 3.
James Stirrit -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 3.
Rodney Cahoon -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 5.
John Dixon -- X -- 4 -- QB -- 6.
Mr. Higginson -- X -- QB -- 5.
Mich. Savage -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 4.
Wm. Singleton -- X -- QB -- 3.
Saml. Kennedy -- X -- 2 -- RC -- 6.
Edwd. Gribbin -- X -- 5 -- L -- 3.
John Gillen -- X -- QB -- 2.
Jas. M'Donald -- X -- RC -- 1.
Wid. Thompson -- X -- W -- 1.
Jas. Hodgen -- X -- RC -- 1.
Hu Anderson -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 3.
Wid. M. Thompson -- X -- 2 -- W -- 1.
Henry Bell -- X -- 4 -- RBC -- 5.
Thos. Rogers -- X -- RB -- 2.
Robt. Garrett -- X -- 3 -- RB -- 8.
John Johnson -- X -- 2 -- W -- 3
John M'Dowell -- X -- 3 -- QB -- 4.
Robt. Townley -- X -- 3 -- 6.
John M'Gough -- X -- 3 -- QB -- 4.

Old Warren -- East of Longstone Lane.

Henry Hicks -- X -- 3 -- QB -- 8.
Robt. Johnson -- X -- 8 -- QB -- 12.
Nathl. Johnson -- X -- 6 -- L -- 10.
Wm. M'Donally -- X -- 3 -- QB -- 4.
Saml. Sergeant -- 4 -- QB -- 4.
Wm. Innis -- X -- 5 -- 4.
Wm. Black -- X -- 1.
Mr. Higginson -- X -- QB -- 7.
Jas. Johnson -- X -- 4 -- QB -- 10.
Rt. M'Gullagh -- X -- L -- 2.
Neil Fairy -- X -- L -- 2.
Wid. Brady -- X -- W -- 2.
Wm. Matthews -- X -- 1.
John Singleton -- X -- QB -- 2.
Mathew Mussen -- X -- RBC -- 5.
Hy. Higginson -- X -- 2 -- QB -- 3.
John Herron -- X -- 2 -- 3.
Wm. Graham -- X -- 5 -- RC -- 8.
James Hodgen -- X -- 6 -- RC -- 6.
John Cox -- X -- 3 -- 4.
James Dean -- X -- 1.
Wm.. Boomer -- X -- 3 -- QB -- 6.
Hu Bell -- X -- H -- 3.
Jno. Mulholland -- X -- 3 -- H -- 6.
Thos. Pelan -- X -- QB -- 4.
Hu Mulholland -- X -- RBC -- 5.
Wm. Matthews -- X -- 2 -- 4.
Jas. M'Cann -- X -- QB -- 2.
John M'Cann -- X -- 2.
John Fulton -- X -- 4 -- 11.
Mr. Burney -- X -- 4 -- QB -- 7.
Mr. Whitla -- X -- 2 -- RBC -- 2.
Wm. Dillon -- X -- 2 -- QBC -- 4.
John Laverty -- X -- 2 -- 2.
Geo. Whitla -- X -- RBC -- 5.
Richd. Carleton -- X -- 2 -- W -- 7.

(To be Continued.)


(This article was originally published in the Lisburn Standard on 19 October 1917 as part of a series which ran in that paper each week through 1917 and into 1918. The text along with other extracts can be found on my website Eddies Extracts.)



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