Townland valuation, 1836

Source: Townland Valuation: Glenarb, Parish of Aghaloo, Barony of Dungannon Lower, 7th January 1836. PRONI ref. VAL/1/B/66B. Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (Belfast). Transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick.

Transcriber's notes:

  1. Six parcels were surveyed in Glenarb townland when the townland valuation was completed on the 7th January 1836. In comparison, twenty-four years later, c.1860, Griffith's Valuation enumerated four holdings. Both valuations surveyed 192 acres 2 roods for the townland.
  2. All land holdings were enumerated and described. However, only houses with an annual valuation of £3 or more were listed and identified by the the name of the head of household.
  3. The headings across the valuation form [with my notes] were as follow:
    • No. [of land holding]
    • Subdenominations & Observations [notes]
    • Quantity: A. R. P. [Acres Roods Perches]
    • Rate per Statute Acre
    • Amount of Land: £ s. d.
    • Amount of Houses one-third being deducted [for houses with an annual value of £3 or more].

No. 1:
‣ About 1/2 deep sandy and loamy arable
one half cold clayey and sandy arable
the entire lying flat and liable to flood
inconvenient as to roads and cut up with water holes
        25A. 1R. 3P.; Rate 14.6; Amount: £18 6s. 4d.
‣ Also green banks as pasture and knolly broken arable
        2A. 2R. 0P.; Rate: 7.6; Amount: 18s. 9d.
‣ Also waste of river
        3A. 2R. 10P.; Rate: 0.0; Amount: 0s. 0d.
‣ Also waste at house
        0A. 1R. 0P.; Rate: 0.0; Amount: 0s. 0d.

No. 2:
‣ Friable deep loamy and sandy arable
liable to flood and inconvenience as to roads
        17A. 2R. 3P.; Rate: 17.0; Amount: £14 17s. 9d.
‣ Also green banks as pasture
        1A. 2R. 0P.; Rate: 7.0; Amount: 10s. 6d.
‣ Also waste of river
        2A. 3R. 10P.; Rate: 0.0; Amount: 0s. 0d.

No. 3:
‣ Light sharp sandy and gravelly arable of medium depth
yellow sand subsoil  a small portion cold on grey sand
        29A. 3R. 5P.; Rate: 12.0; Amount: £17 17s. 4d.
‣ Also friable clayey and sandy arable of good depth
        5A. 0R. 0P.; Rate: 18.0; Amount: £4. 10s. 0d.

No. 4:
‣ About 1/2 friable clayey and sandy arable of good depth
1/2 sharp clayey and gravelly of medium depth
        34A. 2R. 2P.; Rate: 16.6; Amount: £28 9s. 5d.
‣ Also waste at house
        0A. 1R. 0P.; Rate: 0.0; Amount: 0s. 0d.
‣ Also rough and meadow and moory[?] & boggy arable
        2A. 0R. 0P.; Rate: 8.6; Amount: 17s. 0d.

No. 5:
‣ Strong friable clayey and sandy arable of good depth
reddish clay and sand subsoil
        25A. 1R. 30P.; Rate: 17.0; Amount: £21 12s. 5d.
‣ Also green banks as pasture
        0A. 2R. 0P.; Rate: 7.0; Amount: 3s. 6d.
‣ Also 1/2 river
        0A. 2R. 12P.; Rate: 0.0; Amount: 0s. 0d.

No. 6:
‣ Friable clayey and sandy arable of good depth
with some good loamy and clayey meadow
        36A. 0R. 15P.; Rate: 17.6; Amount: £31. 11s. 7d.
‣ Also cold clayey arable and some broken green pasture
        4A. 0R. 0P.; Rate: 9.6; Amount: £1 18s. 0d.
‣ Also river
        0A. 0R. 30P.; Rate: 0.0; Amount: 0s. 0d.

Houses:
No. 1: James Huggans – Dwelling & Offices; Amount: £6. 5s.

Total:
‣ 191A. 2R. 0P.; Amount of land: £141 12s. 7d.; Amount of Houses, one-third being deducted: £6 5s. 0d.

[Signatures:]
____ [
blank], Baronial Valuator
George Robinson, Assistant Valuator
? Keann? [
illegible], Assistant Valuator

Valued 7th January 1836.

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