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These are my rough research notes for the townland of Liscalgat. They are based on Griffiths and the subsequent Valuation Records. I have also appended information from the 1901 and 1911 census, and as well as facts from other sources. My purpose is to get a snapshot of the neighbours of the JACKSONs of Urker in the mid to late 1800s as well a snapshot of their relations, the GILMOREs of Liscalgat. Hopefully, this will also help other researchers seeking others who may have been neighbours. As always, I also hope to learn more.

BACKGROUND: The JACKSONs first show up at Liscalgat when George JACKSON (1718-1782) was appointed schoolmaster at the Charter School at Liscalgat in the mid-1700s. George JACKSON's great-great-grandson, Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915), left Ireland for Hong Kong, and although he subsequently became a wealthy banker and a baronet, he never forgot his roots. Like many of his neighbours, he had been born in a two room bungalow. The HEARTY family also can trace their residency in the townland at least as far back in time, if not further. Michael HEARTY and Sir Thomas JACKSON were both born in the same year, and most likely played together. In 1912, Sir Thomas had a new house built for Michael’s son, John HEARTY of Liscalgot. This is where the oral history and the Valuation Records fit together in ways that help us to learn more.
Sharon Oddie Brown. June 25, 2017
Updated August 29, 2017. Major update including a map and more census and other facts.

 

Lessors in Liscalgat in Griffiths and Valuation Revisions

 

 

Liscalgat Townland
This map is based on one from Griffiths Valuations. The annotations are mine. The numbers on the various plots match up with the numbers in the Ordnance Survey Maps as referenced beneath. This makes it possible to physically locate the various lessees..NOTE: have a photograph of Richard ALLEN. He and David JACKSON were the main property owners in this townland. David JACKSON leased land and lived in the adjacent townland of Urcher aka Urker. His descendants continued to reside at Urker Lodge until the mid-1970s..

 

 

NOTE: Some of the changes in ownership were hard to decipher. For anyone whose research demands absolute accuracy, I suggest viewing either the physical records at PRONI, or the digital versions of the Valuation Revision books.

 

Os Ref

Lessee/Occupant

Lessor

Acres

Notes Strikethroughs reflect changes in the record. Italics indicate my additions from other sources.

1

Samuel GILMORE

Richard ALLEN

48.2.15

Samuel GILMORE ( 1795-1688)

1870 Lessee changed to Eliezer GILMORE (1843-1919) son of Samuel GILMORE.

1920 Lessee change to David GILMORE (1878-1859), son of Eliezer GILMORE.

2a

David JACKSON

Richard ALLEN

76.0.20

NOTE: David JACKSON (1814-1889) was the father of Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915)

Image 423 ROD: 1873.3.71. Jan 17 1873

Richard ALLEN Esq. of 20 Sandforth Rd., Dublin of 1 pt & David JACKSON of Urker, Co. Armagh farmer of other pt. Lease of 76a 20p in Liscalgot. Curiously this lease is witnessed by John JACKSON of: “Antrim Co. Armagh” (surely, it has to be either Antrim or Armagh), farmer and Edward JOHNSTON of 20 Sandforth Rd., Dublin, Mercantile Clerk.

1906 Occ House John HEARTY NOTE: John HEARTY was in the 1901 census, age 30, as a Coachman and Domestic Servant.

1914 Buildings 40.24.123

1920 Not down

1921 Office added in occ of herd

1921 Lessee changes to Sir Thomas JACKSON

2b

Henry GENETY

David JACKSON

-

House only

1906 House removed

1921 Lessee changes to Sir Thomas JACKSON

2c

Unoccupied

David JACKSON

-

House only.

1870 Deleted.

2d

Owen KANE

David JACKSON

-

House only

1876 Lessee change to Peter FAGGY [probably aka FAGHY]

1893Lessee change to Sally MOYNE

1906 Lessee change to David JACKSON. Also change from Home to Office  “Rm & Cl 29X16X10 @ 1 ¼ List wrong”. NOTE: This is curious since the David JACKSON who this would likely have been had died in 1903.

3Aa

Laurence KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

8.0.0

1984 Lessee change to Patrick LOY

1921 Lessee change to John LOY

NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard. Other KEENANs are in the 1901 Census

3B

Laurence KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

5.0.25

NOTE: 1908 3A & #B is now listed with Patrick LOY as the lessee.

NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard. Other KEENANs are in the 1901 Census

4A

Bryan LOY

Richard ALLEN

20.3.0

1908 Lessee change to Reps of Bryan LOY

1915 Lessee Catherine LOY change to Patrick LOY

NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

4B

Bryan LOY

Richard ALLEN

2.3.0

4C

Bryan LOY

Richard ALLEN

1.1.15

5A

Patrick LARKIN

Richard ALLEN

3.2.0

1882 Lessee change to Owen KEENAN NOTE: AN Owen KEENANs age 60 is in the 1901 Census

1908 acreage change to 5.0.37

5B

Patrick LARKIN

Richard ALLEN

1.1.22

5C

Patrick LARKIN

Richard ALLEN

0.1.15

6A

Rose KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

2.3.0

1882 Lessee change to Patrick KEENAN NOTE: Other KEENANs are in the 1901 Census

1905 Lessee change to James FAGHY NOTE: aka FAGGY & James FEAGHY in 1901 Census.

1908 acreage change to 6.3.5

6B

Rose KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

0.2.10

6C

Rose KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

1.0.0

6D

Rose KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

2.1.35

7Aa

Felix LOY

Richard ALLEN

4.0.35

1884 Lessee change to John LOY

1896 Lessee change to Anne LOY

1908 acreage change to 8.3.35

NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

7B

Felix LOY

Richard ALLEN

4.0.30

7C

Felix LOY

Richard ALLEN

0.2.10

8A

Thomas McGEENEY

Richard ALLEN

0.3.2

1882 Lessee change to John McGEENEY

1908 acreage change to 6.1.32

1927 Lessee change to Thomas McGEENEY

NOTE: There were earlier McGEENEYs of Dorsey who were buried in Creggan Graveyard.

8B

Thomas McGEENEY

Richard ALLEN

3.1.5

8C

Thomas McGEENEY

Richard ALLEN

2.1.25

9Aa

James McCOY

Richard ALLEN

2.3.15

1908 acreage change to 7.2.0

NOTE: have a photograph of Richard ALLEN. Earlier McCOYs of Moybane were buried at Chreegan Church Graveyard.

9B

James McCOY

Richard ALLEN

1.0.0

9C

James McCOY

Richard ALLEN

0.3.0

9D

James McCOY

Richard ALLEN

2.3.25

9D 7a b

James McCOY

Richard ALLEN

0.0.10

9D 8a b

James McCOY

Richard ALLEN

 

10A

Owen LARKIN

Richard ALLEN

3.2.10

1908 acreage change to 10.1.7

1903 Lessee was Thomas LARKIN change to Patrick LARKIN

10B

Owen LARKIN

Richard ALLEN

0.2.0

10C

Owen LARKIN

Richard ALLEN

2.2.5

10D

Owen LARKIN

Richard ALLEN

3.3.2

11Aa

Anne KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

1.3.0

1904 Lessee change to James COULTER

NOTE: James COULTER married Anne KEENAN on Nov 28, 1884 in the Crossmaglen RC Church. It may be that this was her mother. NOTE: Other KEENANs are in the Revision Lists for Liscalgot and in the 1901 Census

1908 acreage change to 6.1.39

1921 Lessee change to James COULTER

11B

Anne KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

4.2.39

NOTE: Other KEENANs are in the Revision Lists for Liscalgot and in the 1901 Census

12

John LOY

Richard ALLEN

3.0.15

1905 Lessee change to Anne LOY

1925 Lessee change to John McSHANE

NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

13

John LOY

Richard ALLEN

2.2.2

Lessee was James LOY in 1890-1909 book

1905 Lessee change to Ellen LOY

1912 House value went from 1.0.0 to 2.0.0

NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

 

Census Records: NOTE: Religious affiliations, which sometimes shifted, are helpful in understanding other aspects of the community. It is worth noting that of the 20 households, 13 of the household heads were Roman Catholic, 6 were Church of Ireland, 1 was Presbyterian. I only noted birth places for residents if they were other than Co. Armagh. I have also recorded literacy in English and a knowledge of Irish. With elderly residents, I would caution against taking indications of illiteracy too seriously. Some may have had age-related sight issues. Also, I would not be surprised if there were more Protestants fluent in Irish than were noted in the census. For example, my grandmother Jeannie E. Browne was proud of her Irish fluency, but the 1901 census did not record this.

 

Houses in Liscalgat (Moybane, Armagh)1901

House Number

Surnames in House

Details

Religion

Notes

1

Hearty

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John HEARTY (age 30) Coach Man & Domestic servant, age 30 & wife Mary Anne HEARTY (age 22). Son Michael age 1. All literate. His house was owned by Eliza JACKSON (1815-1903). It had 2 rooms, and 2 windows, and the roof was likely made of slate. NOTE: Creggan Graveyard: Ecce Agnus Dei; Most Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on the soul of our dear father Michael Hearty died 16th Sep 1908 aged 77 years and his son Patrick died 5th Sep 1904 aged 34 years; erected by his loving children: RIP.
In loving memory of our dear father Michael Hearty who died 16th Sept 1908; also our dear mother Bridget Hearty who died 26th June 1923; also their son Thomas Hearty who died 15th Dec 1963 and his wife Mary E Hearty who died 4th Jan 1945; RIP,. erected by their loving daughter Mary, U.S.A.
In loving memory of James Cumiskey, Carrive, Silverbridge, who died 4th Jan. 1980 aged 52 years. Rest in Peace.
This family goes back to the early 1700s, and oral history suggests long before that. Creggan Graveyard: HEARTY Here lieth the body of Terce Hearty who departed this transitory life Octobr ye 13th 1755 aged 44 yrs: erected by his son Pattk Hearty AD 1786. IHS: Here lieth the body of Pattc Hearty of Cregganduff who depard this life Aug. the 4th. 1791 aged 44 yrs. Given that the 1766 census of Liscalgat included a Terence HERETY, I would suspect that the first Terence HEARTY had a son named Terence, or else the Census had a hiccup.

2

McGeeney

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John McGEENEY was a farmer, age 65 & wife Ellen was age 62. NOTE: There were earlier McGEENEYs buried in Creggan Graveyard from Dorsey.

3

Mc Coy

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Anne McCOY was a widowed farmer, age 68 with two children: John & Patrick. NOTE: There were earlier McCOYs of Moybane buried at Creggan Churchyard.

4

Loy

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Anne LOY age 66, farmer, widow. NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

5

Loye

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Catherine LOYE, widow age 65 & daughter Catherine LOY. NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

6

Feagy

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Peter FEAGHY (age 40), James FEAGHY (age 30) & Bridget FEAGHY (age 25)were unmarried nephews and niece of Catherine KEENAN. NOTE: See also FAGGY and FAGHY in Revision lists.

Catherine KEENAN, widow, age 57 was family head. She lived with FEAGHY nephews and niece. NOTE: See other KEENANs in the Revision Lists.

6

Keenan

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7

Loy

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Patrick LOY, age 40 farmer, wife Mary & sons Owen & John. NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

8

Keenan

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Owen KEENAN (age 60), Widower, Farmer. NOTE: See Owen KEENAN in the Revision Lists for Liscalgot.

9

Coulter

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James COULTER age 60, farmer & wife Anne age 50. NOTE: The original COULTERs had arrived in the Parish of Creggan as Presbyterians in the 1700s. James COULTER married Anne KEENAN on Nov 28, 1884 in the Crossmaglen RC Church. His father was John COULTER. It is possible that he was a son of John COULTER and Margaret of Dorsey, born 1860, Feb 25. See: Creggan Church of Ireland Baptisms. The COULTERs and JACKSONs and GILMOREs were all interconnected by marriages.

9

Murphy

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Owen MURPHY, age 11, was a servant in the COULTER’s household NOTE: See also Peter MURPHY, age 9, was a boarder with Rose & Bernard KEENAN in house 10. They may have been brothers.

10

Keenan

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Rose KEENAN age 40 Dressmaker & brother Bernard KEENAN Labourer both never married.

10

Murphy

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Peter MURPHY, age 9, was a boarder with Rose & Bernard KEENAN. NOTE: See also Owen MURPHY, age 11, was a servant in the COULTER’s household in house 9. They may have been brothers.

11

Larkin

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Owen LARKIN was a widower, age 55, living with two adult sons, & 2 adult daughters. There was a Larkin’s Field 6.2.30 at Urker in a map from early 1900s. Owen LARKIN would have been both a neighbour and a contemporary of Sir Thomas Jackson.

12

Gilmore

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Eliezer GILMORE (1843-1919), wife Sarah GILMORE née JACKSON (1848-1942) & sons David GILMORE (1878-1959) & Thomas Jackson GILMORE (1887-1939).

Catherine MULLIGAN, age 22, servant to GILMOREs.

12

Mulligan

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RC

13

McCabe

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Bridget McCABE, age 66, was a widowed caretaker on the farm

14

Loy

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Ellen LOY, age 47, was a widow living with 2 sons James (age 18) and Thomas (age 16), and her sister-in-law Mary QUINN, age 62 who was also widowed. NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

 

Mary QUINN, age 62 and widowed, sister-in-law of Ellen LOY. NOTE: Earlier QUINNS of Glassdrummond, Cullyhanna, Creggan & Shytrim aka Sheetrim were buried at Creggan Church.

14

Quinn

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RC

Houses in Liscalgat (Moybare [sic – Moybane], Armagh) 1911

House Number

Surnames in House

Details

Religion

Notes

1

Gilmore

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Eliezer GILMORE (1843-1919), farmer & JP, wife Sarah GILMORE nee JACKSON (1848-1942) & sons David GILMORE (1878-1959) & Thomas Jackson GILMORE (1887-1939). All literate

John LOY (age 23), servant to GILMOREs. Literate

 

 

Annie GORMAN (age 36), servant to GILMOREs. Literate

 

 

 

Richard O’HAGAN (age 35), servant to GILMOREs. Literate

1

Loy

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RC

1

Mc Gorman

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RC

1

O Hagan

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RC

2

Mc Geeney

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John McGEENEY (age 75), farmer; wife Ellen McGEENEY, age 76 & son Thomas McGENNEY (age 39). All literate, and parent knew Irish language.

3

Mc Coy

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John McCOY (age 40), single bachelor, General labourer, illiterate.

4

Loye

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Anne LOYE (age 77) Widow, illiterate. NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

5

Loy

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Catherine LOY (age 75), widow, illiterate; Others literate: Daughter Bridget (age 35); Margaret LOY, visitor (age 12); Patrick LOY visitor (age 10)

6

Faughey

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James FAUGHEY (age 36) Farmer nephew. Literate

 

 

Catherine KEENAN (age 70) Head, widow, Irish language, illiterate.

6

Keenan

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RC

7

Loye

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Patrick LOY (age 65) Farmer & wife Mary LOY (age 60) illiterate. Married 29 years, 4 children, 3 living. NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

8

Keenan

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Owen KEENAN (age 78) Famer, widower, illiterate. NOTE: See Owen KEENAN in the Revision Lists for Liscalgot.

9

Burns

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Peter BURNS (age 11) male servant

 

 

James and Anne COULTER had been married 27 years, and had no children. NOTE: The original COULTERs had arrived in the Parish of Creggan as Presbyterians in the 1700s. James COULTER married Anne KEENAN on Nov 28, 1884 in the Crossmaglen RC Church. His father was John COULTER. It is possible that he was a son of John COULTER and Margaret of Dorsey, born 1860, Feb 25. See: Creggan Baptisms. The COULTERs and JACKSONs and GILMOREs were all interconnected by marriages.

9

Coulter

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10

Keenan

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Rose KEENAN (age 64) & brother Bernard KEENAN (age 62) Labourer both never married. Both literate & Rose spoke Irish. NOTE: In 1901 Rose KEENAN was a dressmaker.

Bridget MORGAN, age 14, was a border.

10

Morgan

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11

Larkin

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Patrick LARKIN (age 30) farmer; Owen LARKIN (age 20) brother & farmer; Mary LARKIN (age 19). All literate & unmarried.

12

Hearty

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John HEARTY (age 40) Farm Servant, literate; wife Mary Anne HEARTY age 35; Children: Michael HEARTY (age 11); Thomas HEARTY (age 9); James HEARTY (age 7); Bridget HEARTY (age 5) and Patrick HEARTY (age 2). The parents had been married for 12 years. The family was literate. His house was owned by Sir Thomas JACKSON. It was a 2 room house, with 2 windows in front, probably a slate roof, and walls of rock or concrete. NOTE: This is the family who Sir Thomas later built a new house for – probably later in the year.

13

Loye

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Eileen LOYE (age 69), widow, literate. NOTE: There were several earlier LOYEs buried in the Creggan Churchyard

 

 

 

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