Valuation Revision Book - Glenarb, 1895-1911

Source: Valuation Revision Book, 1895–1911. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, ref. PRONI VAL/12/B/38/8E. 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 1895–1911:

  1. Edwd. Magee; lessor: Earl of Caledon; occupied House, office, and land; 25 acres, 1 rood, 35 perches.
  2. Edwd. Magee occupied land; 24 acres, 2 roods, 30 perches.
    (1) and (2) were merged (1906); occupied House, office, and land; 50 acres, 0 roods, 25 perches.
  3. Edwd. Magee; lessor: Earl of Caledon; occupied House, office, and land; 52 acres, 1 rood, 0 perches.
  4. Reps Arthur McGee 1900 (1902) (a) Joseph McGee; lessor: Earl of Caledon; occupied House, offices, and land; 82 acres, 1 rood, 0 perches.
    (b) Patrick Murphy; lessor: Joseph Magee; occupied House and small garden. (1904)
    (c) John Jordan
    (1908) Wm Bloomer (1909) Samuel Mills; lessor: Joseph Magee; occupied House and small garden (1904)

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 1900, the representatives of Arthur McGee became the tenant of holding (4).
  • In 1902, Joseph McGee became the tenant of holding (4).
  • In 1904, Joseph McGee sublet two houses, with small gardens, one to Patrick Murphy (4a), and the other to John Jordan (4b).
  • In 1906, holdings (1) and (2) were merged.
  • In 1908, William Bloomer (4a) replaced John Jordan as the tenant on the first of Joseph McGee's sublets.
  • In 1909, Samuel Mills (4a) replaced William Bloomer as the tenant on the first of Joseph McGee's sublets.

   The area of water was reduced by about 1 rood. In addition, a new Ordnance Servey reduced the total area of the townland by 1 acre 1 rood 23 perches—without corresponding reductions to any of the land held by tenants. After these changes, Glenarb measured 189 acres, 3 roods, 13 perches, including 6 acres 2 roods 11 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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