County Armagh Records



Censuses Church Registers Townlands
Tithe Applotments Land Owners Graveyard Inscriptions
Griffith's Valuation Civil Registration Specific Surnames
Commericial Directories Freeholders Miscellaneous Records
  GV House Books  

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Censuses: While government censuses were taken in Ireland every ten years from 1821 to 1911, only 1901 and 1911 have survived for Co. Armagh along with some remnants of 1821(Parish of Kilmore). 

1659 Census:  Census of Ireland, often referred to as the 'Pender's Census',  with number of English and Irish living in each townland and principal Irish names in each barony.  Edited by Seamus Pender in 1939.  Recorded the names of persons with title to land.
Barrony of Ardmagh
Barrony of Tarranney
Barrony of Oryer
Barrony of Upper Fewes
Barrony of Lower Fewes
Barrony of Oneyland, incluces Oneyland Cones, Clanbrassell, Charlemount

The number of people in County Armagh and in each Barony:

Barronies Pages Eng & Scotts Irish Totall
Ardmagh 07 450 891 1341
Tarranny 13 108 546 0654
Oryer 19 193 694 0887
Upper & Lower Fewes 26 373 858 1231
Oneyland &c 37 1269 1366 2635
    2393 4355 6748


1766 Religious Census:  The largest religious census was conducted in 1766, when each Church of Ireland minister was requested to provide a listing of the members of each denomination in his parish.  Although some were completed as requested, many ministers provided only the details on Church of Ireland parishioners, and omitted Catholics, Presbyterians, etc.  Others provided a complete survey of all local inhabitants, including family names and the numbers of children in the household. In County Armagh only the Householders of Parish of Creggan exists.
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Tithe Applotments: A unique land survey taken as a way to determine the amount of tax payable by landholders to the Church of Ireland, the Tithe Applotment Books represent a virtual census for pre-Famine Ireland.  In the original enumeration, each landholder was recorded along with details such as townland, size of holding, land quality and types of crops. (parishes are civil parishes)
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Armagh Civil Parish, 1840
Ballymore Civil Parish, for surnames starting with A to F
Ballymore Civil Parish, for surnames starting with F to I
Ballymore Civil Parish, for surnames starting with J to McConnell
Ballymore Civil Parish, for surnames starting with McConville to Young
Ballymyre Civil Parish, 1827
Clonfeacle Civil Parish, 1833
Creggan Civil Parish, 1828, 1834
Derrynoose Civil Parish, 1825
Drumcree Civil Parish, 1828
Eglish Civil Parish, 1833
Forkill Civil Parish, 1828
Grange Civil Parish, 1832
Jonesborough Civil Parish, 1833-34
Keady Civil Parish, 1825
Kilcooney Civil Parish, 1833-34
Killevy Civil Parish, 1834-35
Killyman Civil Parish, 1825
Kilmore Civil Parish, 1833
Lisnadill Civil Parish, 1832
Loughgall Civil Parish, 1828
Loughgilly Civil Parish, 1834
Montiaghs Civil Parish, 1833
Mullaghbrack Civil Parish, 1834
Newtownhamilton Civil Parish, 1830
Seagoe Civil Parish, 1834
Tartaraghan Civil Parish, 1834
Tynan Civil Parish, 1827

House, Quarto, Tenure, Field & Miscellaneous Books:  The vaulation of all property and agricultural land in Ireland was a process which took almost 50 years. The records which were generated in the carrying out of his work culminated in the published Valuation of Ireland whose popular name was that of the man, Richard Griffith, who personally organized and directed the whole effort (see above). The unpublished notebooks of the Valuers who performed their tasks under detailed instructions laid down by Griffith have, in most cases, survived and provide a considerable amount of supplementary information that is available in the published Valuation Books. These notebooks have been divided into the following categories: House, Quarto, Tenure, Field and Miscellaneous Books. Some of these notebooks contain information recorded 10 or 15 years before the published valuation. Such records, together with the Tithe Applotment Books, give rare and valuable insights into people and society in pre-famine Ireland.

Griffith's Valuation: The Griffith's Valuation references individuals who occupied property in Ireland between 1848 and 1864.  Since no Irish census of the nineteenth century has survived, Griffith's Valuation is of extreme importance.  Like the tithes, it lists the head of household, townland and land information.
John Hayes' website, Griffith's Valuation Index: For County Armagh

Civil Parish of Tartaraghan
Civil Parish of Grange
Civil Parish of Magheralin

Church Registers: Include baptisms, marriages and death records of the church.

Marriages posted to the Armagh Mailing list, for assorted surnames

Births posted to the Armagh Mailing list, for assorted surnames

Loughall RC parish, Loughill RC parish, for assorted surnames
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Graveyard Inscriptions: (records and/or links to records needed)

Civil Registration:  Civil registration began in Ireland for non-Catholic marriages in 1845, and then for all births, marriages and deaths in 1864.  All events are registered in Registrar Districts (old Poor Law Union boundaries).
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Townlands of County Armagh
now webpages for every townland in County Armagh, last updated, June 24, 2016***
updated townlands:  Aghadavoyle, and Killevy Civil Parish townlands
Surname registries & links for each town(land), send yours (all needed is townland, surname, contact name and email address)

Land Owners

John Hayes' website.  Landowners in Ireland by county in alphabetical order. The names and address of every land owner in Ireland 1876 who had at least one acre of land. These files are PDF and text format.

Specific Surname Records for County Armagh

Various records for Weatherhead and Wilson surnames
Weatherhead Birth, Marriage and Death records
Metcalf Baptisms, Tartaraghan RC Parish
Metcalf Baptisms, Tartaraghan Civil Parish, Miltown Church
Metcalf Burials, Tartaraghan Civil Parish, Milton Church
Metcalf Marriages, Tartaragh Civil Parish, Miltown Church
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List of Freeholders of Co. Armagh,  gives name, address and date of registration
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Commerical Directories

The Book of County Armagh,  by George Henry Bassett.  It was first published in 1888 in Dublin
The Birches, includes the townlands of Derrylard, Derryaugh, Derrinraw, The Birches, Derrylileagh, Foymore, Derrykeevan, Breagh, Clonmacate, Ballinary, Derraugh, etc.
Armagh City, Business Directory
Armagh City, Farmers and residents                                   

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Miscellaneous Records
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Irish Flax Growers Index for County Armagh
In 1796 the Irish Linen Board published a list of individuals who received awards for planting between one and five acres of flax.  Those who planted one acre were awarded four spinning wheels, and those growing five acres were awarded a loom.  This index gives name and civil parish in County Armagh where the flax was grown.

School Registers
Records transcribed from the microfilm of original records at the Public Record Office, Belfast. Tanderagee is a town in Ballymore Parish. The school was under the jurisdiction of the Southern School Board.  Records were posted to the NIR-Armagh mailing list by Syl and posted here with her permission.
Gravestones from Crossmaglen, assorted names
Protestant Householders, 1840, Drumcree Civil Parish
Rents and Tithes paid in 1837, Drumcree Civil Parish


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