Derrynoose Civil Parish
County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Barony Armagh, Tiranny
Poor Law Union Armagh, Lugan
Catholic Diocese Armagh
Catholic Parish Keady/Derrynoose
Presbyterian Parish Keady 1st or The Temple

DERRYNOOSE, DERRAGHNUSE, or MADDEN, a parish, partly in the barony of Turany, but chiefly in that of Armagh, county of Armagh, and province of Ulster, 2 miles (N.N.W.) from Keady, on the road to Middleton; containing 8024 inhabitants.  This parish was united to Tynan in 1663, and separated from it in 1709, when the first church was built at Madden, from which it is frequently called the parish of Madden.  It comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 15,049 statute acres, of which 9653 are in the barony of Armagh; about 716 are bog, and about 20 water.  The land is light, but fertile, and in a high state of cultivation.  Leslie Hill, the seat of David Leslie, Esq., is beautifully situated, and the avenue and plantations have been much improved of late years; there are also several good farm-houses in the parish.  The living is a rectory and vicarage, in the diocese of Armagh, and in the patronage of the Archbishop:  the tithes amount to 646.10.6.  The glebe-house, which, as well as the church, is at Madden, was erected by the incumbent, the Rev. James Jones, and is large and handsome, and pleasantly situated on a fertile glebe of 460 acres.  The church is a very commodious edifice, rebuilt in 1816, by aid of a loan of 1000 from the late Board of First Fruits, and recently repaired by aid of a grant of 157 from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.  In the R.C. divisions the parish is the head of a union or district, comprising also that of Keady, and containing three chapels, two in Keedy and one at Derrynoose, near the ruins of the old church; it was built in 1824, at an expense of 500.  There is a place of worship for Presbyterians in connection with the Synod of Ulster, which was rebuilt in 1834, at a cost of 800.  Besides the parochial schools, there are others at Temple and Kilcreevy; a female school at Fargort, built by Capt. Singleton on two acres of land; and Derrynoose school, built by Lord Charlemont, and supported by his lordship, Col. Close, and Capt. Singleton; there are also five private schools.  The old church is a picturesque object, situated in an extensive cemetery.  Near Madden is a valuable chalybeate spring; and lead mines exist in the parish, but are not worked at present.
Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837


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Ballynagolan Derryhennet Fergort Maddan
Brootally Doohat Kilcreevy Etra Maghery Kilcrany
Camagh Drumacanver Kilcreevy Otra Mowillin
Cargalisgorran Drumgar Killyreavy Mullyard
Carrickabolie Drumgreenagh Knockrevan Roughan
Carryhugh Drumherney Lisdrumbrughas Rowan
Cormeen Drumhirk Lisglynn Tamlaght
Crossbane Drummeland Lislea Tivnacree
Crossreagh Drumnahavil Lissagally Tullycallidy
Dernalea Farnaloy Listarkelt Tullyhirm


Family History Library Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments, 1825 #258453
Griffith's Valuation, 1864 #258750,258751
1901 Ireland Census, D.E.D. 11/1-11; 12/1-14 #808505
1901 Ireland Census, D.E.D. 13/1-2 #808506
1901 Ireland Census, D.E.D. 27/1-11 #808513
1901 Ireland Census, D.E.D. 29/1 #812087
1911 Ireland Census, Crossmore D.E.D. 11/1-2 Townlands: Derryhennett, Drumacanver #1999857
1911 Ireland Census, Crossmore D.E.D. 11/3-11 Townlands: Drumgreenagh, Drumhirk, Farnaloy, Killyreavy, Knockrevan, Lisglynn, Maddan, Mowillin, Roughan #1999858
1911 Ireland Census, Derrynoose D.E.D. 12/1-12 Townlands: Cargalisgorran, Carrickabolie, Crossbane, Doohat or Crossreagh, Drumherney, Drummeland, Drumnahavil, Fergort, Lislea, Listarkelt, Mullyard, Rowan, Tivnacree #1999859
1911 Ireland Census, Derrynoose E.D. 12/13-14 1911 Keady (Rural) E.D. 13/1-2 Townlands: Tivnacree, Tullyhirm #1999860
1911 Ireland Census, Keady (Rural) D.E.D. 13/1-2 Townlands: Camagh, Carryhugh #1999860
1911 Ireland Census, Brootally D.E.D. 29/1-11 Townlands: Ballynagolan, Brootally, Cormeen, Dernalea, Kilcreevy Etra, Kilcreevy Otra, Lisdrumbrughas, Lissagally, Maghery Kilcrany, Tamlaght, Tullycallidy #1999945
1911 Ireland Census, Tynan D.E.D. 31/1 Townland: Drumgar #1999947
Parochial registers of Derrynoose  Parish, Catholic Church,  Baptisms, 1835-1837, 1846-1880; marriages, 1846-1880; funerals, 1846-1851. #979710

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