Valuation Revision Book - Glenarb, 1882–1894

Source: Valuation Revision Book, 1882–1894. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, ref. PRONI VAL/12/B/38/8D. 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 1882–1894:

  1. Robert David Wilkin (1892) Arthur Magee (1893) Edward Magee; lessor: Earl of Caledon; occupied House, offices (1885) House offices (1893), and land; 25 acres, 1 rood, 35 perches.
  2. Robert David Wilkin (1892) Arthur Magee (1893) Edward Magee; lessor: Earl of Caledon; occupied office and land; 24 acres, 2 roods, 30 perches.
    1a. John Daly; lessor: Robert D Wilkin; occupied a house. (1885) (1892)
  3. Robert David Wilkin (1892) Arthur Magee (1893) Edward Magee; lessor: Earl of Caledon; occupied House, offices, and land; 52 acres, 1 rood, 0 perches.
  4. Arthur Magee; lessor: Earl of Caledon; 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.

Interpretation:

  • In 1885, Robert David Wilkin sublet the house on holding (1) to John Daly. Wilkin retained tenancy of the land on (1).
  • In 1892, Robert David Wilkin ceased rental of his holdings (1), (2), and (3). At this date, John Daly ceased subletting the house on holding (1). Also, Arthur Magee assumed rental of the house, offices, and land of (1), the land in (2), and the house, offices, and land of (3).
  • In 1893, Edward Magee became the tenant of holdings (1) - (3).

   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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