1865-06-01: Jones, parish of Drumcree, county Armagh

Sources:

  • Griffith, Richard. General Valuation of Rateable Property in Ireland…Union of Lurgan…County of Armagh. Dublin: Alex. Thom and Sons, 1865. Digital images online, www.askboutireland.com (accessed 2017-07-04).
  • Hayes, John. Griffiths Valuation of Ireland – Drumcree, County Armagh. Index online, www.failteromhat.com/griffiths/armagh/drumcree.php.

Extracts, with notes:

These extracts enumerate a total of eighteen holdings, all modest in extent, and some of which were very humble.

Format: No. and location on Ordnance Survey map; Occupier; Immediate lessor; Description of tenement; Area; Total rateable annual valuation.

… in Ballyworkan townland:

No. 8 & 9. John Jones. Lessor: Alexander D. Kelly. Tenement: House, offices, and land. Area: 3A 1R 35P + 14A 0R 30P. Total valuation, £26 5s 0d.

… and in Corbrackey:

19A & B. Alice Jones. Lessor: Richard Macan. Tenement: House, office, and land. Area: 3A 2R 25P + 6A 0R 20P. Total valuation, £11 5s 0d.

11A & B. John Jones. Lessor: Miss Morewood. Tenement: house, office, and land. Area: 4A 0R 5P + 5A. Total valuation, £12 5s 0d.

… in Derryall:

No. 1DCb. James Jones. Lessor: William Atkinson. Tenement: House, only. Total valuation, £0 15s 0d.

No. 2C2Bd. Richard Jones. Lessor: Dawson Tate. Tenement: House, only [near the Wesleyan Methodist school-house]. Total valuation, £1 5s 0d.

[Transcriber’s note: These were cottiers’ holdings. James and Richard Jones probably worked as day labourers.]

… in Derryanvil:

No. 14A & B/a/b/c/d and /Aa/b. Benjamin Jones. Lessor: John G. Thompson. Tenement: House, office, and land, and five houses. Area: 3A 1R 5P + 1A 2R 5P. Total valuation, £6 10s 0d. [Transcriber’s note, that Benjamin Jones sublet five cottier houses.]

No. 15Bb. Thomas Jones. Lessor: Robert Robinson. Tenement: House, only. Total valuation, £1 10s 0d. [Transcriber’s note, that Thomas Jones occupied a cottier’s holding.]

13A & Ba/b/c. William Jones. Lessor: John G. Thompson. Tenement: House, office, and land, and two houses. Area: 1A 1R 15P + 2A 1R 30P. Total valuation, £5 15s 0d. [Transcriber’s note, that William Jones sublet two cottier houses.]

These holdings in Derryanvil can be seen on the map of 1757 Thomas Jones’ 41 acre holding, superimposed on the 1865 Griffith’s Valuation map.

… in Derrycory:

No. 14A, B, C, & D. Robert Jones. Lessor: John H. Offley. Tenement: House, office, and land [not far from the Church Education Society’s school-house]. Area: 0A 2R 0P + 0A 3R 0P + 1A 3R 5P + 7A 2R 20P. Total valuation, £13 10s 0d.

… in Derrymacfall:

No. 24. Edward Jones. Lessors: John Hardy and the Rev. Edward Hardy. Tenement: House and land. Area: 4A 3R 20P. Total valuation, £8 10s 0d.

… in Derryvane:

No. 10A. Francis Jones. Lessor: Rev. Charles Alexander. Tenement: House, offices, and land. Area: 16A 1R 15P. Total valuation, £18 10s 0d.

… in Drumnakelly:

No. 35A & B. Francis Jones. Lessor: William R. Swift. Tenement: House, offices, and land. Area: 7A 2R 0P + 11A 1R 35P. Total valuation, £24 10s 0d.

No. 34. James Jones. Lessor: William R. Swift. Tenement: House, office, and land. Area: 12A 2R 0P. Total valuation, £16 10s 0d.

… in Muckery:

No. 13A & B. James Jones. Lessor: John Reid. Tenement: Land, only. Area: 5A 3R 35P + 3A 0R 20P. Total valuation, £6 15s 0d.

… in Mullantine:

No. 1Ac. Francis Jones. Lessor: John Finnegan. Tenement: House and garden. Area: 0A 1R 0P. Total valuation, £2 10s 0d. [Transcriber’s note, that this was a cottier’s holding.]

… in Corcrain (Portadown):

No. 22. Samuel Jones, Mary street. Lessor: John Obins Woodhouse. Tenement: House, office, and yard. Total valuation, £6 0s 0d.

No. 11. Thomas Jones, River lane (off Obins-street). Lessor: William John Locke. Tenement: House, only. Total valuation, £1 5s 0d.

No. 12. William Jones, River lane (off Obins-street). Lessor: William John Locke. Tenement: House in rear. Total valuation, £1 15s 0d.

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☛ Compare to the Jones households enumerated in the 1901 census, in the parish of Drumcree.

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