Territory of Largie, in the county of Tyrone

This page is a work in progress.

1609-07-24: According to Sir Josias Bodley's Map of the Escheated Counties of Ireland [1], the ancient Territory of Largie included the following townlands with spellings cited in early deeds from 1708 and 1713 [2], and [modern spelling and parish provided in square brackets]:

  • Crolie, Croby (1610), Crolly alias Cruly (1708), Croly alias Cruly (1713) [Crilly, parish of Aughalow]
  • Clonkeine, Clonekearne (1610), Clankeene alias Claneskearne (1708) [Glenkeen, parish of Aughalow]
  • Tullibluitee or Tulliblintee, Tulliblintie (1610), Tullyblintie alias Tullyblittie (1708), Tullyblinty alias Tulliblitty (1713) [Tullyblety, parish of Aughalow]
  • Board, Board (1610), Bohard alias Board (1708), Bohard alias Board (1713) [Bohard, parish of Aughalow]
  • Leggannah, Leganagh (1610), Leggenagh alias Legane (1708), Leggugagh alias Legane (1713) [Legane, parish of Aughalow]
  • Caricklawhill, Carrickelawghill (1610), Carricklawhill (1708), Carricklawhich (1713) [Carricklongfield, parish of Aughalow]
  • Rathhahie, Rathhahie (1610), Rathhahie alias Rahahie (1708), Rathhahie alias Rahahie (1713) [Rehaghy, parish of Aughalow]
  • Glastromen, Glastroman (1610), Glassdromont alias Glastromen (1708), Glassdromon alias Glasstromen (1713) [Glasdrummond, parish of Aughalow]
  • Clondawghy, Clonedaughy (1610), Clanedervagh alias Clanedaghvough [or Clanedaghwough] als Clonedawhie (1708), Clanedaeghie alias Clanedavough alias Clandawghie (1713) [Glendavagh, parish of Aughalow]
  • Mullanehorn, Mullanehorne (1610), Mullaghorne alias Mullanehorane (1708), Mullaghorne alias Mullanchorne (1713) [Mulnahorn, parish of Aughalow]
  • Dromon, Dromon (1610), Dromon alias Dromont (1708), Dromon alias Dromont (1713) [Drummond, parish of Aughalow]
  • Mullasollus, Mullasolus (1610), Dromearne alias Mullasdus (1708), Dromcarne or Dromearne alias Mullasolm (1713) [Drumearn, parish of Aughalow]
  • Cloncro, Cloncroe (1610), Cloneroe or Cloncroe alias Glencrew near Dromon, Clonecroe near Dromon (1708) [Glencrew, parish of Aughalow]
  • Adancherragh, Adanekerragh (1610), Adonakeeragh alias Edenegeragh (1708), Adanekeeragh alias Edenegearagh (1713) [Edenageeragh, parish of Aughalow]
  • Aghmoylan, Aghmoylan (1610), Aghmoylan alias Anaghmore (1708), Aghmoylan alias Anaghmore (1713) (Annaghmore, parish of Aughalow]
  • Tully, Tully (1610), Tullagh alias Tully (1713) [Tully, parish of Carnteel]
  • Liscondaf [Lisconduff, parish of Carnteel]
  • Nanibog [Annagh Beg, parish of Carnteel]
  • Clonekill [Glencull, parish of Killeeshil]
  • Tircornowen west of Lisconduff and north of Glencull = Shanalurg?
  • Ballintemple west of Annaghbeg and west-southwest of Annaghmore, and on the south and southeast side of Knocknarney = Carnteel; confirmed by Place Names NI
  • Dromicale on the south and southwest side of Knocknarney, and northwest of Carnteel = Belragh; confirmed by Place Names NI [3]
  • Tirelugan, 1610 Tireluggane [Tirelugan, parish of Carnteel]
  • Coolenegan = northeast of Plaister and east of Branny = part of Belragh? parish of Carnteel
  • Branna [Branny? parish of Carnteel
  • Plaister [Plaister, parish of Carnteel]
  • Glackahan [Glack, parish of Carnteel]
  • Cavansalla [Rousky, parish of Carnteel], confirmed by Place Names NI [3]; may also include Killineery
  • Aghneilog, Aghereclogh (1610) [Aughnacloy, parish of Carnteel; probably included Derrycush, also]
  • Latmcmurra, Latmcmorough (1610) [Ravellea, parish of Carnteel]
  • Dirrinebawn or Dirrinehawn, Dirrinebawn (1610) [Dernabane, parish of Carnteel]
  • Cargirry [Corderry, parish of Carnteel]
  • Tantawnnah, Tantawnagh (1610) [Shantavny, parish of Carnteel]
  • Dirrocriwe or Dirrocriuie, Dirricreeny (1610) [Derrycreevy, parish of Carnteel]
  • Dirne [Drone, parish of Carnteel]
  • Garvagh, Garvagh (1610) [Garvey, parish of Carnteel]
  • Cavan Ineal, Cavan-Ineale (1610) [Cavan O'Neill, parish of Carnteel]
  • Cloncro [Glenroe, parish of Carnteel]
  • Tamigh or Tannigh = on the northeast side of Corderry and the eastern boundary of Cavankilgreen = Kilyneery? parish of Carnteel
  • Lisgamhan, Lisgaudhane (1610) [Lisginny, parish of Carnteel], confirmed to Place Names NI [3]
  • Tirehurneen, Tyrehurnyne (1610) = south of Dromsasalghy [Ballynapottoge, parish of Carnteel], confirmed to Place Names NI [3]
  • Dromsluggie, Dromsluggie (1610) [Drumaslaghy, parish of Carnteel]
  • Tullinarra or Tullivarra [Tullyvar, parish of Carnteel]
  • Cavangalgren [Cavankilgreen, parish of Carnteel]
  • Loghan [Loughans, parish of Carnteel]
  • Skeagh [Skey, parish of Carnteel]
  • Towlarga, Tonlarga (1610) [Doolargy, parish of Carnteel]

1609/10: Links to –

1610-12-03: In his history of the plantation of Ulster (1877), Hill wrote that Sir Thomas Ridgeway, vice-treasurer, and treasurer at war in Ireland, was granted,

   [t]he great proportion of Largie, containing the lands
   of Mullanehorne, Mullasolus, Dromon, Cloncroe, Tully,
   Aghereclogh, Tantawnagh, Latmcmorough, Garvagh, and
   Cavan-Ineale, one balliboe each; 2/3 of Dromsluggie;
   Tyrehurnyne, Lisgaudhane, and Dirricreeny, one balliboe
   each; Tonlarga, one and 1/6 balliboe; Tireluggane, 2
   balliboes; Aghmoylan, Glastroman, Carrickelawghill,
   Leganagh, Board, Rathhahie, Tulliblintie, Clonekearne,
   Croby, Clonedaughy, Adanekerragh, Dirrinebawn, one
   balliboe each; in all, 2,000 acres. The two balliboes
   of Clankill and Glackelahane are excepted from this
   grant. The premises are created into the manor of
   Ridgwaie, with 600 acres in demesne, and a court baron.
   To hold forever, as of the castle of Dublin, in common
   socage. 3 Dec., 8th (1610).

       ‡ [Footnote 216:] Ridgeway.——See pp. 264, 265. The
   large-sized proportion here granted to Ridgeway is
   represented on the map as abounding in woods and bogs.
   It lay along the upper course of the Blackwater, from
   the point where that river enters the barony of Dun-
   gannon to the boundary of Muinterbirne. In the centre
   of this proportion, there is a ruinous church marked
   on the map at a place called 
Plaister. [4]

In his 1889 work, Hill explained that,

     This proportion in Dungannon was originally the
   Largie, but it was afterwards known as the manor of
   Ridgeway, the town of Aughnacloy being now the most
   important place in the district. [5]

1611-09: In his 1887 work, Somerset Richard Lowry-Corry, 4th Earl of Belmore, wrote,

     Sir Thos. Ridgeway, Vice-Treasurer and Treasurer-at-
   War in Ireland, undertaker of 2,000 acres (in the
   precinct of Clogher), has appeared in person. His agent
   is Emanuel Ley, resident this twelve months, who is to
   be made a freeholder under him. Sir Thomas brought from
   London and Devonshire, the 4th May, 1610, twelve car-
   penters, mostly with wives and families, who have since
   been resident, employed in felling timber bought of
   Patrick M'Kenna, of the Trugh, County Monaghan, none
   being in any part of the Barony of Clogher, or elsewhere
   nearer him, viz:—700 trees, 400 boards and planks,
   besides a quantity of stone, timber for tenements, with
   timber ready for the present setting up of a water mill.
   He is erecting a wardable castle and house, to be
   finished about the next spring. Ten masons work upon the
   castle, and two smiths. One Mr. Farefax, M'Laughton,
   Robert Williams, Henry Holland, and three of the said
   carpenters are to be made freeholders; other families
   are resident, wherewith he will perform all things
   answerable to his covenants. [6]

1618-9: Lowry-Corry further wrote that,

     In Pynnar's Survey, ... [i]n the Precinct of Dungannon,
   allotted to servitors and natives, Lord Ridgwaie had
   2,000 acres called Large [sic], upon which was a Bawne of
   lime and stone, 160 feet square, 14 feet high, and four
   flankers, and a Houses in it of Timber. There were dwelling
   three English families upon the Land near the Bawne. [6]

... and in a later work written in 1905,

     This grant [at Largie], on which is situate the present
   town of Aughnacloy, adjoined his [Lord Ridgewaie's] grant
   of Portclare, in Clogher barony. [7]

1622-08-13: Of the Irish Commission of 1622, Treadwell [1964) wrote that,

     The Irish Commission of 1622 "were instructed to examine
   the charters and covenants of the undertakers and their
   performance 'either in matter of profit or safety.'"
[8]

     Thomas Ridgeway hath 2000 acres, called Largie,‡ upon
   which he hath onely built a Bawne of stone and lyme 135
   foot square, 11 foot high, with 4 Flanckers, but no Gate
   nor house, nor any that dwelleth (upon or) neere to the
   said Bawne. The land is wholie inhabited with Irish.
     ‡ [Footnote 51:] Cf. Hill, Ulster Plantation, 315.
   Probably no certificate was returned: the estate was
   visited by the commissioners on 13 August 1622 ... and
   the text summarises their own observations. [9]

1623-02-03:

     Grant of glebe lands in the diocese of Armagh, pursuant
   to the instructions of the late King, and of certain
   articles dated 3rd February, 1623, entitled 'Orders and
   directions concerning the state of the Church of Ireland
   and the possessions thereof, free schools, and other
   endowments, lands given to charitable uses, and other
   things tending to the advancement of true religion and
   maintenance of the clergy'——granting...
     To William Chessman, rector or vicar of Carnetall,
   the lands of Clonekill,‡ one balliboe, in or near the
   proportion of Largie, in the barony of Dungannon, with
   a parcel of ancient gort for glebe. [10]

‡ Glencull, which is an outlying townland of the parish of Killeeshil, surrounded by townlands in the modern, civil parish of Carnteel.

1723-04-12: 36-512-23872 – Acheson Moore, Esq., to Arthur Forbes, the Earl of Granard, Edward Wingfield, Esq., and others; settlement on the occasion of Mr. Moore's marriage to Sydney, daughter of Edward Wingfield of Powerscourt, county Wicklow. [11] This Memorial recites many townlands in counties Monaghan, Tyrone, and Wicklow, and a tenement in the city of Dublin. The list included:

  • Roughan, Ballylaggan, and Fallaghvien [Fallaghearn?] in the parish Errigal Keerogue;
  • Tully in the parish of Carnteel and Manor of Ballymagrane;
  • the courts of the Manor of Ridgway alias Largie; and
  • the following townlands in the parish of Carnteel [with modern spellings in square brackets, where these could be identified], and also highlighting those which were part of the ‡Territory of Largie – the lands of ‡Aughnacloy, ‡Cavangalgreene alias Cavancalcreene [Cavankilgreen], ‡Cavanineale [Cavan O'Neill], ‡Cloonecrooe alias Glencrooe [Glenroe], ‡Corderry, ‡Dirareeny alias Diracreeny alias Diracreevy [Derrycreevy], Direnebane [Dernaborey], ‡Garvagh alias Garvie [Garvey], ‡Dremslaggie [Drumaslaghy], ‡Latt McMurrogh alias Lattmurphy [Ravellea], Lisbegg, Lisdoort [Lisdoart], ‡Lisganehan alias Lisganny [Lisginny], ‡Loghan [Loughans], ‡Skeagh [Skey], ‡Tantawny alias Shantawny [Shantavny], the sixth part of a ballyboe of ‡Tirelugan, ‡Tullavarr alias Tulyvarr [Tullyvar], Tullyrvinney [Tullywinny], ‡Tunlargagh alias Dulargy [Doolargy], ‡Tyrehurnine [part of Ballynapottage], and ‡Tyrehergon [part of Ballynapottage].

The Manor of Ballymagran derived from this large territory.

Sources and notes:

1.

Bodley, Sir Josias. Segment from the 1609 map, "Parte of Ye Baronie of Donganon," highlighting the territories of Muinterbirne and Largie, and also depicting Knockloh, Clonenis, and Balliereagh; from the series of Maps of the Escheated Counties of Ireland. Digital copy hosted online by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast), www.flickr.com/photos/proni (accessed 2017-04-05).

2.

(a) Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 2-179-366: White to Naper (marriage settlement, dated 1708-02-01 & -02; reg'rd 1708-03-18). Copy per FHL film no. 522803. Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, and submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-03-20. (b) Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 10-398-3934, White and others to Sanderson (dated 22 May 1713, reg'rd 27 May 1713). Copy per FHL film no. 522809. Indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, and index entries submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-02-22.

3.

Northern Ireland Place-Name Project (1987–2013), with support from Queen's University, Belfast; the Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland; the Arts & Humanities Research Council (UK); and Foras na Gaeilge. Online at www.placenamesni.org (accessed 2017-05-01).

4.

Hill, George. An Historical Account of the Plantation of Ulster at the Commencement of the Seventeenth Century, 1608–1620. Belfast: M'Caw, Stevenson, & Orr, 1877 (pg. 315).

5.

Hill, George. Plantation Papers: containing a Summary Sketch of The Great Ulster Plantation in the year 1610. Belfast: reprinted from The Northern Whig, 1889 (pg. 75).

6.

Lowry-Corry, Somerset Richard. Parliamentary Memoirs of Fermanagh and Tyrone, from 1613 to 1865. Dublin: Alex. Thomas & Co., 1887 (pp. 126–7), citing the Carew manuscripts, ref. S.P. iv., 124.

7.

Belmore, the Earl of. "The Old Castles of County Tyrone." Ulster Journal of Archaeology. Second Series (Special Volume) (1903), pp. 35–79.

8.

Treadwell, Victor. "The Survey of Armagh and Tyrone, 1622." Journal of Ulster Archaeology. Third series, Vol. XXIII (1960), pp. 126–37.

9.

Treadwell, Victor. "The Survey of Armagh and Tyrone, 1622 (Continued)." Ulster Journal of Archaeology. Third series, Vol. XXVII (1964), pp. 140–54.

10.

Morrin, James. Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, of the Reign of Charles the First. First to Eighth Year Inclusive. Dublin: Alexander Thom; London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts; 1863 (pg. 324).

11.

Registry of Deeds, Ireland. Memorial no. 36-512-23872, Acheson Moore to the Earl of Granard and others (dated 12 & 13 April 1723, reg'rd 20 July 1723). Copy per FHL film no. 522810. Indexed by Alison Kilpatrick, and index entries submitted to www.irishdeedsindex.net, 2017-05-16.

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