Ballymyre Civil Parish
County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Barony Fews Upper
Poor Law Union Newry
Catholic Diocese Armagh
Catholic Parish Loughgilly (Whitecross)

BALLYMOYER, a parish in the barony of Upper Fews, county of Armagh, and province of Ulster, 3 miles (N.E.) from Newtown-Hamilton; containing 2729 inhabitants.  This place, formerly called Tehellen, was the site of a religious establishment founded by St. Patrick, who appointed St. Killian to preside over it, and of which the church was destroyed by fire in 670; the ancient cemetery may still be traced in the demesne of Ballymoyer Lodge.  The parish is situated on the road from Newtown-Hamilton to Newry, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 738 statute acres, of which about 40 acres are underwood, about 2605 are bog and waste land, and the remainder arable and pasture.  The lands were heathy and barren previously to 1778, when Sir Walter Synnot created a house and became a resident landlord; scarcely a tree or shrub was to be seen, and the agricultural implements were of the rudest kind.  He constructed good reads in the vicinity, planted forest trees to
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837

 

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Townlands

Aghincurk Corlat
Ballinatate Knockavannon
Ballintemple Lurgana
Cavanakill Outleckan

 

Family History Library Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments, 1827 #258446
Griffith's Valuation, 1864 #258751
1901 Ireland Census #812104
1911 Ireland Census #1999611, 1999612

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SURNAME CONTACT
Macken Patrick James White
Macken Tara Godfrey
McDonald Sandra Larsen
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Civil Parish Links

Tithe Applotments Index, Ballymyre Civil Parish, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation Index, Ballymyre Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
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