Valuation Revision Book - Glenarb, 1864–1878

Source: Valuation Revision Book, 1864–1878. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, ref. PRONI VAL/12/B/38/8B. Digital copy online at www.proni.gov.uk (accessed 2015-11-16).

  After the Primary Valuation was made in 1860, revisions were made annually and recorded in Revision Books. The following extract shows the changes which took place in Glenarb townland between 1864–1878:

  1. Joseph M'Cleery (1867/8) David Wilkin (1870); occupied House, offices, and land; 25 acres, 1 rood, 35 perches.
  2. Michael O'Neill (1870) Robert David Wilkin; occupied House (1867/8 or 1870?), offices (1867/8), and land; 24 acres, 2 roods, 30 perches.
  3. David Wilkin; occupied House, offices, and land; 52 acres, 1 rood, 0 perches.
  4. Arthur M'Gee; occupied House, offices, and land; 82 acres, 1 rood, 0 perches.

Notes:

  • This list excludes the amounts recorded for rateable property cess (taxes).
  • Different coloured inks were used to denote the various years in which changes were recorded in the Revision Books. For example, a deep red was used in 1867/8, and a medium purple, in 1870.
  • The years, in brackets, indicate when the name, immediately preceding, was struck through. The original Revision Books did not include the years in which changes were recorded: these have been inserted by the transcriber.

Interpretation:

  • Joseph M'Cleery ceased rental of land holding (1) in 1867/8, at which time David Wilkin became the tenant.
  • Between 1867–1870, the house was pulled down on land holding (2), and the number of offices (out buildings) reduced to one. The colour coding appears to be dark red, which denotes 1867/8, but it is not clear.
  • In 1870, David Wilkin ceased rental of landholding (1), and Michael O'Neill ceased rental of land holding (2).
  • In 1870, Robert David Wilkin became the tenant of holdings (1) and (2).

   The Earl of Caledon was the landlord and proprietor. The area of Glenarb remained 191 acres, 2 roods, 0 perches, including 6 acres 3 roods 15 perches allocated to water (river Blackwater).

"The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there."—Lesley Poles Hartley (1895–1972), The Go-Between (1953).

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