Valuation Revision Book - Glenarb, 1912-1929

Source: Valuation Revision Book, 1912–1929. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, ref. PRONI VAL/12/B/38/8F. 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 1912–1929:

  1. (1a/2) Edward Magee 1929 Mrs Margt; lessor: Earl of Caledon 1915 In fee L.A.P.occupied House, office, and land; 50 acres, 0 roods, 25 perches.
  2. Edward Magee 1929 Mrs Margt; lessor: Earl of Caledon 1915 In fee L.A.P.  occupied House, office, and land; 52 acres, 1 rood, 0 perches.
  3. (a) Joseph McGee; lessor: Earl of Caledon 1915 In fee L.A.P.  occupied House, offices, and land; 82 acres, 1 rood, 0 perches.
    (b) Patrick Murphy; lessor: Joseph Magee; occupied House and small garden.
    (c) Samuel Mills
    (1913) Jas Muldoon; lessor: Joseph Magee; occupied House and small garden.

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.
  • L.A.P. = Land Act Purchase. Under the Land Act (1881), tenants could apply for assistance from the Land Commission to purchase the land that they occupied.

Interpretation:

  • In 1913, Jas Muldoon (4a) replaced Samuel Mills as the tenant on the first of Joseph McGee's sublets.
  • In 1915, Edward Magee purchased all of his holdings in Glenarb —amounting to the entire land area of the townland—under the Land Act (1881). As a result, Mr. Magee owned these plots "in fee."
  • In 1929, Mrs. Margaret Magee became the owner of all plots in Glenarb townland.

   The area of Glenarb remained 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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