List of freeholders in the townland of Clarkill, parish of Forkill, Co. Armagh, in 1827 From PRONI's About freeholders' records: Freeholders were men who either owned their land outright or who held it in a lease for the duration of their life, or the lives of other people named in the lease. All of the … Continue reading Freeholders at Clarkill, Forkill, Armagh, 1827
List of landholders in the townland of Ballykeel, parish of Forkhill, County Armagh, ca. 1828 [1820-1840]. Transcribed from PRONI Reference FIN/5/A/143, Tithe applotment for the parish of Forkhill, County Armagh.
List of landholders in the townland of Clarkill, parish of Forkill, County Armagh, ca. 1828 [1820-1840]. Transcribed from PRONI Reference FIN/5/A/143, Tithe applotment for the parish of Forkhill, County Armagh. Note: "Macan" = "McCann" "M'Kinly" = "McKinley"
My Lahey ancestors came from Killycross Upper, Ballymacegan, Lorrha, Co. Tipperary, Ireland;[1. Killycross Upper and Killycross Lower were sub-townland denominations within the townland of Ballymacegan.] and emigrated to March Township, Carleton Co., Ontario, Canada from the mid-1820s to the early 1830s. And the reason why we have their townland of origin is that John Lahey, … Continue reading From Ballymacegan, Lorrha, Tipperary to March Township, Carleton, Ontario
One of the challenges of Irish genealogy is that of identifying and locating townlands, the names and spellings of which can vary across time, and, even within the same time period, from one source to another. For a discussion of some of the difficulties, see Dr. Jane Lyons, The Townland: How to Use In Genealogy. … Continue reading “Some of the lands being misnamed, others not named”
It's wonderful to have online access to The Tithe Applotment Books, but there are some issues. The problems are described by Dr. Paul MacCotter, in a post that carries the rather ominous title "The Tithe Applotment Books Online: a health warning," and are also addressed by John Grenham ("Problems with the Tithe Books"). I have to agree … Continue reading Tithe Applotment Books Online: Location Errors
As I mentioned in my previous post, there is now a huge amount of LAC (Library and Archives Canada) material at Canadiana.org's Héritage website. This material includes 94 digitized microfilm reels of LAC's Upper Canada Sundries (RG 5 A1), 1766-1841 series. Héritage describes the series as follows: This series is part of the Civil Secretary’s Correspondence … Continue reading 1836 petition of inhabitants of Bathurst and Ottawa districts
During the 1930s Alex and Annie operated a small grocery shop in their home on Armstrong St. In the depths of the depression my father, who was a railroader, got very little work and we were often short of cash. At those times our credit was good and we could always get the essentials at … Continue reading Occupation: Married Woman (Canada Voters Lists, 1935-1980)