Tithe Applotment Books Circa 1826 & Family O'Connor.
Updated 06/01/2019 FYI - Some of the PDF documents referenced below are quite large and may take some time to download.
The O'Connor boys - Maurice, John, Daniel and Patrick feature in the 1826 Tithe Applotment Records for Farrandoctor. Four sons of Charles O'Connor & Ms Bailey.
Below, we try and decipher & link the names through time as land passed from one generation to another, starting with the Tithe Applotment1826 and moving on to the Field/Tenure 1840/52 and Griffiths Valuations 1853 and GV Revision documents 1858/1977. Click on the Images to Enlarge.
Tithe Applotment Records for Connor Farrandoctor 1826
The Tithe Applotment (TA) Records circa 1825 for Farrandoctor are as per the image above. The image tells a story. There are four names listed as renting and sharing 121 acres of land at Farrandoctor. All have the surname 'Connor' - Maurice, John, Patrick and Daniel. From research by Brian-Maurice-Bryan O'Connor (Gortloss) - all four may be siblings and most likely sons of Charles O'Connor and Mrs Bailey. Charles it is said, farmed on 200 acres there at Farrandoctor. In 1826 we read that these four men share and farm 121 acres between them there at Farrandoctor. It appears that old Charles may have passed by then as we find no trace of a Charles O'Connor renting land in that locality in the Tithe records. Charles' son John was in Gortloss by 1849 farming 100 acres there and John's son Patrick inherited his fine farm at Gortloss by 1858.
Charles son Patrick moved to Kilcusnan to farm land in 1850. We know that two sons (Daniel and Maurice) of this Patrick (a Son of Charles Farrandoctor) inherited at Kilcusnan by 1858. Maurice rents 145 acres of land there at Kilcusnan in 1858. Daniel has a house but no land at Kilcusnan. Daniel and Maurice married two Behane sisters from Abbeydourney. Daniel and Mary Behane departed Kilcusnan for NZ with their 13 children in 1874. He is first recorded in NZ in 1875. We will look at the progression of this family and their subsequent families through 1850 and onwards in the Griffiths Valuation Records and the Griffiths Revision Documents.
Table Above - Tithe Applotment posting for Connor Farrandoctor Currans.
A 'Pat Conner' is recorded at Gortloss in the TA records 1825/26. His holding is approximately 28 acres as valued at £15/$273 of 510 acres and we know that John Charles, son of Charles of Farrandoctor did not move to Gortloss until circa 1849. We have no connection established with this 'Pat Conner' at Gortloss at that time.
Also TA records are not relevant to Kilcusnan as Maurice and Daniel (Sons of 'Paddy Charles' of Farrandoctor) did not move to Kilcusnan until much later than 1825 - we think!?
Tithe Applotment Records for Connor Ballincuslane Parish 1826
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O'Connor Field and Tenure Book Records Circa1830/55.
- Kilcusnan/Cordal West.
FYI - Some of the PDF documents referenced on this page are quite large and may take some time to download.
Field and Tenure Book Records - Background.
''....The printed volumes of the Primary (or Griffith’s) Valuation, the record of Ireland’s first comprehensive property tax, have been available online for many years now, and are a crucial part of the genealogical infrastructure for the mid-nineteenth century. The records which underlie and inform the printed valuation have never been digitised until now, and they contain more information about households and landholding than can be found in the printed version. There are four distinct kinds of books involved with a General Note to start and then move on to the four book descriptions linked below....''
Griffiths Valuation Books Circa 1853 and Family Name O'Connor.
Griffiths Valuation Revision Records & Family O'Connor, circa 1855-1977/81
In Relation to the townlands Farrandoctor, Gortloss (GortGlass) and Kilcusnan - for the years circa 1858/59 - 1977/81 - we have recently sourced the Griffiths Valuation Revision Records from the Valuations Office in Dublin thanks to Stephen Nolan who works there. Those documents are very informative and make for exciting reading.
We attach a link to those documents below - in PDF format - for you to explore with relevant maps for that period - in addition to the original 1853 Griffiths Maps (Added Soon) for cross-reference. In the Revision Record documents, look across to the 'Observation' column for the associated details and the year of reference for that particular line event.
NOTE: As time progressed from 1853, when a tenant/landlord changed and an old valuations record was changed/updated, a line was simply drawn through the old entry on the Griffiths Valuation Records and the new record entry was written in above the old posting. Similar Ink colour and pen type & print is important to distinguish and help in linking related events. We will be adding to the narrative in this section as soon as we better decipher and understand those Revision documents. The revision documents allow us to attach a timeframe to where/when our O’Connor ancestors moved ‘east’ from Farrandoctor in Currans to inhabit and farm land at Gortloss, Kilcusnan and Castlehill.
To help better understand the Griffiths Documents - Read more here:
Click Here: FindMyPast.ie explanation of Griffiths terms.
Click Here: Irish Genealogy Toolkit and explanation of Griffiths terms.
Click Here: Ask About Ireland Website - explanation of Griffiths terms.
The Griffiths Revision Records are the most interesting ancestral records and provide actual records of where/who Rented/Inherited/Owned/SubLet land post 1858 and in most cases up until 1977. The MAPS are also very valuable evidence as you can dertermine where exactly families lived and farmed land. That information is now accessible below for the townlands of Farrandoctor, Kilcusnan and Gortloss.
Click Here; NEW Actual Griffiths REVISION Records & Maps 1858-1977 relating to Family name O'Connor Farrandoctor.
Click Here; NEW Actual Griffiths REVISION Records & Maps 1859-1977 relating to Family name O'Connor Gortloss.
Click Here; NEW Actual Griffiths REVISION Records & Maps 1859-1981 relating to Family name O'Connor Kilcusnan.