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I have used information from the 1901 and 1911 census (see beneath), as well as available wills, to shed some light on the inhabitants of Liscalgat in the late 1880s. My purpose in assembling this information, is to learn more about the nearby neighbours of the JACKSONs of Urker and the GILMOREs of Liscalgat.
Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915) had a deep and abiding affection for the families who were part of his experience as a child growing up at Urker. Had his wife been amenable, he would have retired there. After he was successful as a banker in Hong Kong, he gave money to help some of old childhood friends build and/or repair their houses.

This is a work in progress - I hope to learn more from others. Plus there will be more to come from my end. Many of these names trace back to earlier records of 1766.
Sharon Oddie Brown. June 25, 2017

 

Lessees & Lessors in Liscalgat in Griffiths and Valuation Revisions

 

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

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

3B

Laurence KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

5.0.25

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

4A

Bryan LOY

Richard ALLEN

20.3.0

1908 Lessee change to Reps of Bryan LOY

1915 Lessee Catherine LOY change to Patrick LOY

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

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

1905 Lessee change to James FAGHY

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

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

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

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

1908 acreage change to 6.1.39

1921 Lessee change to James COULTER

11B

Anne KEENAN

Richard ALLEN

4.2.39

 

12

John LOY

Richard ALLEN

3.0.15

1905 Lessee change to Anne LOY

1925 Lessee change to John McSHANE

13

John LOY

Richard ALLEN

2.2.2

Lessee was James LOY in 1890-1909 book

1905 Lessee change to Ellen LOY

1912 House vale went from 1.0.0 to 2.0.0

 

Houses in Liscalgat (Moybane, Armagh)1901

Following religious affiliations, which sometimes shifted, is helpful in understanding other aspects of the community. It is worth noting that of the 14 households, 13 were RC, although others would have had recent CoI ancestors (COULTERs and probably LOYs as well – more work is needed here).

House Number

Surnames in House

Details

Religion

Notes

1

Hearty

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RC

John HEARTY, Coach Man & Domestic servant, age 30 & wife Mary Anne age 22. Son Michael age 1. 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: His father was Michael HEARTY who had a lease at Urker.

2

McGeeney

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RC

John McGEENEY was a farmer, age 65 & wife Ellen was age 62.

3

Mc Coy

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RC

Anne McCOY was a widowed farmer, age 68 with two children: John & Patrick.

4

Loy

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RC

Anne LOY age 66, farmer, widow.

5

Loye

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RC

Catherine LOYE, widow age 65 & daughter Catherine LOY

6

Feagy

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RC

Peter, James & Bridget were unmarried nephews and niece of Catherine KEENAN.

6

Keenan

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RC

Catherine KEENAN, widow, age 57 was family head. She lived with FEAGHY nephews and niece.

7

Loy

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RC

Patrick LOY, age 40 farmer, wife Mary & sons Owen & John.

8

Keenan

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RC

Owen KEENAN, Widower, Farmer

9

Coulter

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RC

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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RC

Owen MURPHY, age 11, was a servant in the COULTER’s household

10

Keenan

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RC

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

10

Murphy

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RC

Peter MURPHY, age 9, was a boarder with Rose & Bernard KEENAN

11

Larkin

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RC

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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CoI

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

12

Mulligan

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RC

Catherine MULLIGAN, age 22, servant to GILMOREs.

13

McCabe

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RC

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

14

Loy

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RC

Ellen LOY, age 47, was a widow living with 2 sons Jame (age 18) and Thomas (age 16), and her sister-in-law Mary QUINN, age 62 who was also widowed.

14

Quinn

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RC

Mary QUINN, age 62 and widowed, sister-in-law of Ellen LOY.

 

Houses in Liscalgat (Moybare, Armagh) 1911

My notations here are incomplete. The households show significant continuity with the households recorded in 1901.

House Number

Surnames in House

Details

Religion

Notes

1

Gilmore

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CoI

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

1

Loy

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RC

John LOY, servant to GILMOREs

1

Mc Gorman

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RC

Annie GORMAN, servant to GILMOREs

1

O Hagan

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RC

Richard O’HAGAN, servant to GILMOREs

2

Mc Geeney

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RC

 

3

Mc Coy

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RC

 

4

Loye

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RC

 

5

Loy

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RC

 

6

Faughey

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RC

 

6

Keenan

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RC

 

7

Loye

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RC

 

8

Keenan

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RC

 

9

Burns

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RC

 

9

Coulter

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RC

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.

10

Keenan

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RC

Rose KEENAN Dressmaker & brother Bernard KEENAN Labourer both never married

10

Morgan

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RC

Bridget MORGAN, age 14, was a border.

11

Larkin

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RC

 

12

Hearty

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RC

John HEARTY age 40, wife Mary Anne HEARTY, married for 12 years with 5 children born & living.
NOTE: These facts fit with the story recorded by Mary Cumisky in the Creggan Local History Society, 1990 p56: In 1912 he [Sir Thomas Jackson] called with Mary Anne’s [GRIFFIN née HEARTY] mother (she then lived up the Claranagh Road) and he said: “Marion, this house is getting too small for your family. We will build you a house at the cross-roads and we will call it “John’s Rock”. The rent was agreed at a penny per week. He there and then went to see Keenans, builders, gave them the contract and the house was ready in a year.

13

Loye

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RC

 

 

 

 

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