Killyman Civil Parish
County Armagh, Northern Ireland
|Poor Law Union||Armagh|
KILLYMAN, a parish, partly
in the barony of O'Neilland West, county of Armagh, but chiefly in that of
Dungannon, County of Tyrone, and province of Ulster, 2 miles (N.) from Moy,
on the river Blackwater and the road from Belfast to Dungannon; containing
7579 inhabitants. According to the Ordinance survey it comprises
10,559¼ statute acres, of which 3154¾ are in Armagh, and 7404½ in Tyrone,
and of which 7729 are applotted under the tithe act and valued at £8534
per annum. The land is exceedingly fertile, and the system of
agriculture improved; there is abundance of bog, and on the lands of
Dungannon a quarry of red sandstone, which is chiefly used for building
and for flags. The river Blackwater for nearly two miles forms here
a boundary between the counties, and after separating those parts of the
parish which are in opposite baronies, falls into Lough Neagh; it is
crossed by Verner's bridge, a handsome structure of one arch, with others
on each side, forming a continued causeway, which is frequently
overflowed, leaving only the central arch visible above the river.
The surface is marked by numerous elevations, the highest of which are
Drumina, Roan hill, and Lowestown, the valleys between which are good
meadow land. There are extensive meadows along the banks of the
Blackwater and the Roan, and at Burnagh is an extensive wood of full grown
oaks, which, with the plantations of Roan hill and the other woods and
plantations in the parish, has a very fine effect. Limestone,
freestone, basalt, quartz, clay, and clay-slate are found in abundance;
there are also indications of coal. In the sandstone near Roan hill
are interesting specimens of fossil fish entirely perfect, with the fins
minutely distinct. The gentlemen's seats are Bernagh, the residence
of the Hon. Mrs. Knox, a handsome mansion on the great line of road;
Church Hill, the seat of Col. Verner, a spacious and elegant residence,
situated in an extensive and improved demense, and commanding a fine view
of the river Blackwater; the Grange, of Miss Thompson, Grange Park, of H.H.
Hancock, Esq.; Brookfield, of H. Atkinson, Esq.; Rhone Hill, of T. Greer,
Esq.; Tamnamore, of Jackson Lloyd, Esq.; and Cranebrook, of J. Cranston,
Esq. The manufacture of linen and cotton is extensively carried on
throughout this neighbourhood; and there are three large bleach-greens.
At Twyford is a paper-mill, and a Lower Corr, a large manufactory for
coarse earthenware, of which there are also others on a smaller scale in
various parts of the parish. A manorial court is held monthly by the
seneschel of the Lord-Primate, in which debts to the amount of £5 are
recoverable. The living is a rectory, in the diocese of Armagh, and
in the patronage of the Lord-Primate; the tithes amount to £484. 12. 4.
The church, a neat structure, was erected in 1823. The glebe-house
is a handsome edifice, and the glebe comprises 226 acres. In the
R.C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Dungannon;
the chapel is a neat stone building, roofed with slate. There is a
place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. About 250 children are
taught in four public schools, of which the parochial school is aided by
£10 annually from the incumbent, and another is wholly supported by Col.
Verner; there are also four private schools, in which are about 200
children, and a Sunday school. At Mullinakill is an ancient
cemetery, which is still used.
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|Derrycorry North||Mullenakill North|
|Derrycorry South||Mullenakill South|
LDS Film Numbers
|Film Title||Film number(s)|
|Tithe Applotments, 1825||#258462|
|Griffith's Valuation, 1864||#258750|
|1901 Ireland Census||#808507|
|1911 Ireland Census||#1999865, 1999916|
|Parochial registers of Dungannon Parish, 1821-1834||#926038, 979708|
|Hearth money rolls for the parish of Killyman 1664 and 1666.||#1279327|
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|Griffith's Valuation Index, Killyman Civil Parish, John Hayes' website|
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