The Inhabitants of Listamlet in 1860 (Griffith’s Valuation)

I’d like to find out a bit about the people,who have lived in Listamlet over the years ,what they owned/rented and who lived in the houses and where.Lots of records unfortunately  were lost during Ireland’s war for independence,and during the civil war ,but we do have Griffiths valuation from 1860 to go by,Richard Griffith (20 Sept 1784 – 22 Sept 1878) was a geologist by training who worked initially for the Royal Dublin Society in that capacity before becoming director of the Valuation Office in 1839. He continued to manage that Office from that time until 1868.He determined that the proper basis of valuation of Ireland’s land was thorough examination of the soil and sub-soil. Richard Griffith’s Valuation remained in use in Ireland until the 1970s,Richard Griffith’s Valuation shows land measurements in English acres, roods and poles (or perches).An English acre is 4840 sq yards.A rood is a quarter of an acre ie 1210 sq yards, so four roods make one acre.A pole or perch is 30 ¼ sq yards, so forty poles make one rood.Richard Griffith’s Valuation was published one county at a time. Within each county, the Valuation of Tenements are arranged by Poor Law Union (PLU) and then by parish. The townlands of each parish are then listed alphabetically.our local workhouse was in Dungannon,were the hospital is now. here is a great link about it,thanks to  http://www.workhouses.org.uk/. Money values in mid 19th century Ireland,were the currency in circulation was pre-decimilisation British Sterling ie Pounds (£), Shillings (s) and Pence (d).Twelve pence (12d) equalled one shilling (1/- or 1s), and 20 shillings (20/- or 20s) equalled one pound. ie £2-9-3d plus £2-11-9d = £5-1-0d.Were you see the use of “A&B” to the left handside of page ,this determined the grade of soil “A”being he most expensive,houses were rated by size and construction,eg stone being better than mudwall,also “offices” weren’t as you’d expect,this term was used for farm outbuildings such as stables, cow barn, piggery etc,some plots were split like in no.27 on map,each person having to pay there own share,and like in the case of Alicia McCreely,if she failed to pay it would be up to John and Nicholas to pay,or vise versa .James Richardson is mentioned as “in fee” to a part of no.27 on map this meant ,this was a result of a grant from the crown .Our local landlord was Earl of Charlemont ,who owned the land of Listamlet totalling 166 acres,2 roods and 21 perches .A better understanding of the valuation can be found here 

Starting of alphabetically we have

Thomas Canavan, renting ,a house  no.8B on map from Felix McNeece

Catherine Connor ,renting house and garden totalling,2 rods and 5 perches,at no 4c on the map ,from Earl of Charlemont

Edward Devlin ,renting house offices and land,totalling ,5 acres,2 rods and 28 perches, at no.2,& a part of no.27 on the map from the Earl of Charlemont

Joseph Dobson,renting,house and land,totalling 11 acres 12 roods and 63 perches at no. 23(ABCD)24(ABC) on the map from the Earl of Charlemont

Thomas Dobson ,renting,land totalling,2 acres and 5 perches no.17  on map from Earl of Charlemont

Patrick Donaghoe,renting,house and garden,totalling 1 rod and 1 perch on 14a on map  from Hugh McKearney

John Donnelly,renting,house office and land,totalling 3 acres and 12 perches 4a, & a part of no.27 on map from Earl of Charlemont

Mary Donnelly,renting,house and land,totalling 1 acre 3 rods and 10 perches,at no.15 &21A/b on map from Earl of Charlemont

Peter Donnelly,renting,house and land,totalling 4 acres 6 rods 37 perches 21 AB/a on map & a part of no.27 on map from Earl of Charlemont

Thomas Early,renting house 24A on map from Joseph Dobson

Patrick Fee,renting,house and land,totalling 3 acres,3 roods and 28 perches,at  no.16, & a part of no.27 on map,from Earl of Charlemont

Mary Feehan,renting,house,offices and land,totalling 8 acres,1 rood,28 perches no.1 on map,from Earl of Charlemont

Susan Finnegan,renting,house and garden,totalling 1 rood and 23 perches,at no.4b on map,from Earl of Charlemont

Patrick Fox,renting,house office and land totalling 5 acres,3 rood and 5 perch,at no.25 A&B,and 2 acres,1 rood 10 perches (split between,him and Felix McNeece) at no.26 on map from Earl of Charlemont

Francis Gallagher,renting house no.24A on map from Joseph Dobson

Bernard Harvey,renting house,office and land totalling 6 acres,1 rood 20 perches,at no.7 on map,from Earl of Charlemont

James Harvey,renting house,offices and land totalling 11 acres,5 roods and 83 perches,at no.22 AB&C on map,from Earl of Charlemont

William Hyde,renting house and land totalling 1 acre and 19 perches,at no.19,& a part of no.26 on map and a part of  no.28 on map,from Earl of Charlemont

Edward Jordan,renting house and land totalling 5 acres and 15 perches,at no.3,& a part of no.27 on map,from Earl of Charlemont

Francis Kavanagh,renting house ,no.8A/a on map from Felix McNeece

James Kavanagh,renting house and land totalling 1 acre 3 roods 27 perches,at no.20&14c,part of no.26,& part of  no.28 on map,from Earl of Charlemont

John Kavanagh,renting house and land totalling 4 acres at no.12a,& a part of no.27 on map,from Earl of Charlemont

Alicia McCreely,renting house,office and land totalling 20 acres,3 roods and 30 perches (split between her and Nicholas and John McCreely) no.9a on map,from Earl of Charlemont

John McCreely,renting house,office and land totalling 20 acres,3 roods and 30 perches (split between Alicia and Nicholas McCreely) no.9a on map from Earl of Charlemont

Nicholas McCreely,renting house,office and land totalling 20 acres,3 roods and 30 perches (split between Alicia and John McCreely)no.9c on map from Earl of Charlemont

Felix McKearney,renting house,office and land totalling 4 acres and 3 roods at no.10,& a part of no.27 on map from Earl of Charlemont

Francis McKearney,renting house 14b on map from Hugh McKearney

George McKearney,renting house,office and land totalling 2 acres,2 roods and 32 perches,at no.5 & a part of no.27 on map ,from Earl of Charlemont

Hugh McKearney ,renting house and land totalling 3 acres,7 roods and 62 perches,at no.12,13AB&14,& a part of  no.27&28 on map from Earl of Charlemont

James McKearney,renting house and land totalling 1 acre,3 roods and 7 perches at no.11&13Aa, on map,from Earl of Charlemont

John McKearney,renting house offices and land totalling 3 acres,2 roods and 20 perches,at no.18 ,& a part of no.27&28 on map ,from Earl of Charlemont

William McKearney,renting house and land totalling 2 acres at no.6 & a part of no.27&28,on map from Earl of Charlemont

Michael McKeown,renting house and garden totalling 3 roods and 5 perches,at no.4d on map from Earl of Charlemont

Felix McNeece,renting house offices and land totalling 26 acres,2 roods and 95 perches at no.8 A,B,C,D and 2 acres,1 rood and 10 perches (split between him and Patrick Fox)at no.26 on map ,from Earl of Charlemont

James Richardson,( in fee) part of  no.27 on map

Like I mentioned above a lot of census’s and other records were lost in Ireland,but we can see from this remaining 1851 census,that the population in Listamlet in 1841,was 257,(135 were Male),and (122 Females),with (48) inhabited houses,and none uninhabited,quite the busy place!Then in 1851,the population was 196,(108 Male),and(88 Females),with (35),inhabited houses,and 2 uninhabited,we seem to have lost  61 people ,The Famine may have played a part in this ?Moy in 1841 had a population of 87,(44 Males),and(43 Females),with 15 inhabited houses,and none uninhabited ,in 1851 Moy had a population of 74,(39 Males),and(35 Females ),with 15 inhabited houses and none uninhabited,over the way in Seyloran ,in 1841 population is,125,(61 Males),and (64 Females),with 26 inhabited houses and none uninhabited,in 1851 Seyloran had a population of 122,(70 Males),and (52 Females),with 21 inhabited houses and 1 uninhabited,a few changes here as well .

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