Valuation Revision Book - Glenarb, 1879–1881

Source: Valuation Revision Book, 1879–1881. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, ref. PRONI VAL/12/B/38/8C. Digital copy online at www.proni.gov.uk (accessed 2015-11-16).

  The following extract shows the changes which took place in the Annual Valuation of Glenarb townland between 1879–1881:

  1. Robert David Wilkin; occupied House, offices, and land; 25 acres, 1 rood, 35 perches.
  2. Robert David Wilkin; occupied office and land; 24 acres, 2 roods, 30 perches.
  3. David Robert D 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.
  • 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. Note: The online version of the 1879–81 Revision Book does not have a colour key.

Interpretation:

  • In 1880, David Wilkin ceased his rental of land holding (3), at which time Robert David Wilkin assumed the tenancy.

   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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