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These are my notes from the cancellation book records for Cavananore. One thing that I can guarantee is that there will be errors. These are both technically and visually complex documents to transcribe. The colours used approximate those used in the original text, and are meant to correlate with the dates of the changes. Regrettably, I did not record the index at the front of each volume. Another problem may be how these transcriptions show up on some screens. It is quite a wide document & runs to at least 15 pages of text.
Cancellation books, such as these, for the 26 counties of Ireland are in Dublin. SEE: http://www.valoff.ie/research.htm For properties in Northern Ireland, the same kinds of records are called valuation records and they start in 1828. SEE: PRONI VAL/1. Corresponding maps are available under reference PRONI VAL/12D. An excellent guide to land records is at http://www.aughty.org/pdf/irl_land_property.pdf

Sharon Oddie Brown. May 2, 2012
Updated May 5, 2012. Notes on last chart added.

 

Cancellation Books CAVANANORE. Barony of Dundalk Upper; Electoral Division of Upper Creggan

 

In the notes beneath, the term: In Fee L.A.P. refers to the Land Act Purchase. This Act resulted in many occupiers of the land being able to buy the land in the early 1900s and thus become landowners. Offices or “off” refers to outbuildings, in this case associated with farming. Think cows, horses, poultry and such - not stenographers.

 

These records pick up where Griffiths leaves off. Just to get you started, here are the Cavananore records from Griffiths. Throught, I have highlighted family names that are in my family tree:

 

CAVANANORE

OSC

3

Townland

Occupier

 Immediate Lessors

Description

Area

A.R.P.

Land

Buildings

Total rateable

1a

John Bradford

Hugh O’Callaghan

House offices & land

49.1.33

39.0.0

1.0.0

40.0.0

1b

Alice McGorman

John Bradford

House

 

 

0.6.0

0.6.0

2a

Thomas Bradford

Hugh O’Callaghan

House offices & land

45.2.37

40.0.0

10.0.0

50.0.0

3

Thomas Bradford

Samuel Bradford

Land

12.1.16

7.0.0

 

7.0.0

4   a

     b

Mary J. Oliver

Hugh O’Callaghan

House offices & land

Land

109.1.5  

2.1.27

103.0.0 

1.0.0

23.0.0

 --

 

127.0.0

    b

Edward Quigley

Mary J. Oliver

House & garden

0.0.10

0.1.0

0.7.0

0.8.0

    c

Hugh Murphy

Mary J. Oliver

House & garden

0.0.10

0.1.0

0.7.0

0.8.0

 

P4. NOTE: I missed noting the dates on this page, but it precedes 1862 and the page that follows it. Based on information in other documents, John BRADFORD (died aft 1837), Thomas BRADFORD (1800-1872), husband of Margaret WALLACE & Samuel BRADFORD (1803-1881) are brothers, all sons of Samuel BRADFORD (1739-1818) of Cavananore & Margaret HENRY (1774-1846). Mary Jane OLIVER (1821-1875) is the daughter of Benjamin OLIVER (1765-1831) & Elizabeth BRADFORD (1785-1825).

Map

Occupier

Lessor

Descr

Acres

Total

Notes

1a

John Bradford

Lawrence Waldron

Ho. Office land

49.10.040

£40

25 A/30

b

Alice McGorman

John Bradford

House

  5

0.6.0

  5

0.6.0

 

2a

Thomas Bradford

Lawrence Waldron

Ho. Office land

A 45.0.0

£40.0.0

£50.0.0

 

3

Thomas Bradford

Saml Bradford

Land

A 12.1.0

£7.0.0

£7.0.0

 

4Aa

 

B

Mary J. Oliver

Lawrence Waldron

Ho. Office land

Land

A 109.1.0

 

A 2.1.0

£127.0.0

 

Ab

Thomas Murray

Edward Quigley

Thos Murray

Mary J. Oliver

House garden

House

 0.8.0

0.7.0

 

C

Hugh Murphy

Mary J. Oliver

House garden

 

0.8.0

0.7.0

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

£225.2.0

£224.15.0

 

 

P4

Map

Occupier

Lessor

Descr

Acres

Land £

Buildings £

Total £

Notes

1a

Samuel Bradford

John Bradford

Laurence Weldon

Land

House off & Land

49.0.0

49.1.33

38.10.0

39.0.0

1.0.0

38.10.0

40.0.0

1864

a

John Bradford

Samuel Bradford

Ho & garden

0.1.33

0.10.0

1.0.0

1.10.0

64

b

Alice McGorman

Samuel Bradford

John Bradford

House

 

 

0.5.0

 

64

2a

Thos Bradford

Lawrence Waldron

House Off & Land

45.2.19

45.2.37

39.15.0

40.0.0

5.5.0

10.0.0

45.0.0

50.0.0

1862

b

Mary J. Oliver

Same

Stewards Houe & garden

0.0.18

0.5.0

2.0.0

2.5.0

1862

3

Thos Bradford

Samuel Bradford

Land

12.1.16

7.0.0

 

7.0.0

 

4Aa

Mary J. Oliver

Lawrence Waldron

House Off & Land

109.1.26

2.1.27

106.0.0

1.0.0

23.0.0

127.0.0

 

4B

4Ab

Thos Murray

Mary J. Oliver

Ho & sm garden

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

 

4Ac

Hugh Murphy

Same

Ho & Sm garden

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

219.1.18

190.0.0

34.15.0

32.0.0

224.15.0

222.0.0

1862

 

 

P4 NOTE: Mary Jane OLIVER died in 1875. Samuel BRADFORD jr (1846-1915) is a nephew of Samuel BRADFORD sr. is the son of Samuel BRADFORD (1739-1818) of Cavananore & Margaret HENRY (1774-1846).His parents were Thomas BRADFORD (1800-1872) & Margaret WALLACE (1811-1885)

Map

Occupier

Lessor

Descr

Acres

Land £

Buildings £

Total £

Notes

1

Samuel Bradford jr.

Samuel Bradford

Reps Laurence Waldron

Land

49.0.0

38.10.0

 

38.10.0

72

a

John Bradford

Samuel Bradford sr.

Samuel Bradford

House & Garden

0.1.33

0.10.0

1.0.0

1.10.0

72

b

Alice McGorman

same

House

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

 

2a

Samuel Bradford jr

Thomas Bradford

Reps Laurence Waldron

House off & gard

45.2.19

39.15.0

3.5.0

5.5.0

43.0.0

45.0.0

45.5.0

72 Off down

77

b

Reps Mary J. Oliver

Mary J. Oliver

Same

Stewards House off & Garden

0.0.18

0.5.0

2.0.0

2.5.0

76 Rch 77

3

Samuel Bradford jr

Thomas Bradford

Samuel Bradford sr.

Samuel Bradford

Land

12.1.16

7.0.0

 

7.0.0

72

4Aa

Reps Saml Bradford

Samuel  Bradford

Mary J. Oliver

Reps Laurence Waldron

House off & Land

109.1.25

2.1.27

103.0.0

1.0.0

23.0.0

127.0.0

77 rch

4Ab

Thomas Murray

Saml Bradford

Reps Mary J. Oliver

House sm garden

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

77 do

4Ac

Hugh Murphy

same

House & sm garden

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

219.1.18

190.0.0

30.0.0

32.0.0

220.0.0

222.0.0

72

 

 

P5 Map OS3 Andrew Coulter BRADFORD (1788-1847) was the son of Thomas BRADFORD (1739-1790) & Elizabeth BREAKEY (1758-1844). He was a great-uncle of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

Map

Occupier

Lessor

Descr

Acres

Land

Buildings

Total

Notes

+

Saml Bradford jr.

Reps Lawrence Waldron

Land

49.1.00

£39.0.0

 

 

78 crossed out in 82

a

Saml Bradford sr.

Samuel Bradford senr

Land

49.0.00

£38.10.0

1.0.0

down

 

Crossed out in 78

b

Alice W. Gorman

same

House

 

 

0.5.0

down

£0.5.0

78

1

Samuel Bradford  jr.

In fee

Reps Lawrence Waldron

House off & land

49.1.33

39.0.0

3.5.0

£85.15.0

£45.5.0

 

 

 

£7.0.0

82

2

land Stewards Ho Off Gar

45.2.19

39.15.0

2.0.0

3

Samuel Bradford  jr.

Samuel Bradford senr

land

12.1.16

7.0.0

 

2a

Vacant

Samuel Bradford

House & office

 

 

£3.5.0

£3.5.0

82

4Aa

Saml Bradford

Trustees Andw C. Bradford

Reps Lawrence Waldron

Off & land

109.1.25

103.0.0

£6.0.0

£23.0.0

 

 

£110.0.0

£127.0.0

£112.5.0

 

 

78

 

82

42b

House off & land

0.0.18

0.5.0

 

£2.0.0

B

Stewards Ho Off & Gard

Land

2.1.27

1.0.0

4Ab

Vacant

Samuel Bradford jr [82]

House

 

 

£17.0.0

£17.0.0

78

4Ac

Thomas Murray

Samuel Bradford jr [82]

Ho & garden

 

 

£0.5.0

£0.5.0

 

D

Vacant

Hugh Murphy

James McCabe

Same

Ho & sm gard

 

 

£0.5.0

£0.5.0

78 James McCabe

 

 

 

TOTAL

219.1.18

190.0.0

£28.15.0

30.0.0

£218.15.0

220.0.0

78

 

P6

An 1891 letter from Eliza JACKSON has some damning information about the Samuel BRADFORD who leased lands in 1891: "Accordingly, he came there on Friday accompanied by Bailiffs and evicted Mrs. McCoy, Thomas Murray, and an old woman who lives in one of the houses; allowing them to go in again as caretakers and giving each a penny a week." Her son, Thomas Jackson, was expected to return in February 1892, hopefully to right this wrong.

Map

Occupier

Lessor

Descr

Acres

Land

Buildings

Total

Notes

1

Saml Bradford jr.

Reps Lawrence Waldron

Land

49.1.33

39.0.0

 

£39.0.0

82 strikethrough

2a

Saml Bradford jun

In fee

House Off & Garden

45.2.19

39.15.0

£3.5.0

£85.15.0

£45.5.0

 

82

b

Stewards House

0.0.18

0,5.0

£2.0.0

3

Saml Bradford jr

Saml Bradford sr.

Land

12.1.16

7.0.0

 

£7.0.0

82 strikethrough

a

Vacant

Samuel Bradford

House & offices

 

 

£3.5.0

£3.5.0

82 Ruins 93

4Aa*

Thomas Jackson

Saml Bradford

Trustees Andrw C. Bradford

Off & land

1?9.1.25

103.0.0

£6.0.0

£110.0.0

£112.5.0

93

B

 

4.1.27

1.0.0

 

 

b

Stewards House office & land

?.0.18

0.5.0

£2.0.0

 

4Ab

Vacant

Saml Bradford jun

House & sm garden

 

 

£17.0.0

£17.0.0

 

4bc

Thos Murray

 

 

 

 

£0.6.0

£0.6.0

 

4c

Vacant

Samuel Bradford jun

House & sm garden

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£25.10.0

£28.15.0

£215.10.0

£218.15.0

93

*189.1.25?

 

P6 [SCAN S003] Patk LYNCH was the son of the Patrick LYNCH brought up in the 1890s as a farmhand to manage the farm at Cavananore.

Map

Occupier

Lessor

Descr

Acres

Land

Buildings

Total

Notes

1

Sir Thos Jackson

Mary A. Bradford

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

49.1.33

39.0.0

 

39.0.0

1903 1907

2a

Samuel Bradford

Sir Thomas Jackson

In Fee L.A.P.

Samuel Bradford

Land

45.2.19

39.15.0

 

85.15.0

46.15.0

1903

1906

3

 

 

 

12.1.16

7.0.0

 

3b

Vacant

Samuel Bradford

Ho & off

 

 

3.5.0

3.5.0

 

2c

Thomas Jackson

Samuel Bradford

Trus Andrew C. Bradford

Steward ho off & gard

0.0.18

0.5.0

2.0.0

112.5.0

To be revd List. Called here. Occupier abroad. Steward did not know what was regd. No land parted with. Buildings correct ’99.

4Aa

Off & land

109.1.25

103.0.0

6.0.0

B

Land

2.1.27

1.0.0

 

4Ab

Vacant

Thomas Jackson

Saml Bradford

House

 

 

17.0.0

17.0.0

Value not excessive 1901

House still vac ‘99

Abc

Patk Lynch

Thos Murray

Sir Thomas Jackson

Samuel Bradford

Ho & sm gard

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

1906

4c

Peter Curtis

Joseph Hill

Vacant

Sir Thomas Jackson

 

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

1901, 1906

 

 

 

TOTALS

219.1.15

190.0.0

25.10.0

28.15.0

215.10.0

218.15.0

 

 

P 12-13 4cAb is the big house, occupied by Patrick LYNCH. This is corroborated by the 1901 census. I suspect that William Frederick BAILIE (1843-1926, son of William BAILIE & Adelaide Louise de GUERIN is the one referred to beneath.

Map

Occupier

Lessor

Descr

Acres

Land

Buildings

Total

Notes

1

Patrick McArdle

William Bailie

Sir T. Jackson

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.2.20

44.3.9

49.1.33

4.15.0

39.0.0

 

4.15.0

39.0.0

’38 Applot File 385

‘23

‘21

Arising out of cases 328 &c.

2a, 3, 4B 2,3

Bridget Quigley

Patrick O’Rourke

Sir Thos Jackson

Bernard O’Rourke

Saml Bradford

In Fee L.A.P.

 

Ho off & land

60.2.0

?.3.35

48.0.0

46.15.0

2.0.0

50.0.0

46.15.0

23

‘21

‘22

[illegible – looks like “probate” & tied to 2a]

2a

 

 

Stewards ho off

0.18.0

0.5.0

2.0.0

 

‘23

4ab

4Aa C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4ba

4B

Patrick O’Rourke

Thomas Jackson

John McArdle

Andrew O’Rourke?

Bernard O’Rourke

Bernard Walsh

Trus Andrew C. Bradford

In Fee L.A.P.

Feeding Shed (as ?)House off & land

Off & land

?.3.25

38.2.0

103.0.0

33.15.0

6.0.0

47.0.0

2.10.0

109.0.0

112.5.0

40.15.0

‘33

‘23

Already dealt with 1934 See 1933

Trus Andrew C. Bradford

In Fee L.A.P.

Ho & land

0.3.14

0.10.0

1.0.0

1.0.0

1933 applot file 65

Trus Andrew C. Bradford

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.1.27

1.0.0

 

 

’23 Already dealt with 1934 See 1933

4D

Thomas Flynn

Trus Andrew C. Bradford

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

17.1.33

16.15.0

 

16.15.0

1933

4E

Margaret Harvey

Trus Andrew C. Bradford

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.0.32

17.0.0

 

17.0.0

1933 Exd owned by O’Rourke

‘23

4cAb

Patrick O’Rourke

Vacant

Bernard O’Rourke

Patrick O’Rourke

& Bernard O’Rourke

Thomas Jackson

House

Land

 

 

 

 

17.0.0

17.0.0

 

1901

21

NB 1922

4F

Thomas Callan

 

Land

?.0.16

11.15.0

 

11.15.0

Done 1924

1933 Applot file 65

4G

Pat Murphy jr.

 

Land

9.3.10

9.10.0

 

9.10.0

1933 do

4Abc 4Ca

Patrick Lynch

Vacant

Patrick O’Rourke

Sir Thomas Jackson

Workman’s House

House sm garden

 

 

 

1.0.0

0.5.0

1.0.0

0.5.0

‘23

‘21

4H

James Sandys

Sir Thomas Jackson

Land

15.0.0

13.15.0

 

13.15.0

1933 do

4c

Vacant

John Cunningham

Sir Thomas Jackson

Ho & sm gard

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

‘23

’21

Part of 4Ca

5

Patrick Duffy

In fee (L.A.P.)

Land

?.0.10

4.10.0

 

4.10.0

’38 Applot File 385

6

Owen Woods

In fee (L.A.P.)

Land

 

4.0.0

 

4.0.0

’38 Applot File 385

7

John Carraker

In fee (L.A.P.)

Land

 

7.15.0

 

7.15.0

’38 Applot File 385

8

Patrick McCabe

In fee (L.A.P.)

Land

 

7.5.0

 

7.5.0

’38 Applot File 385

9

James Begley

In fee (L.A.P.)

Land

 

10.15.0

 

10.15.0

’38 Applot File 385

 

 

 

Totals

 

190.0.0

12.10.0

9.0.0

26.0.0

25.10.0

202.10.0

199.0.0

216.0.0

215.10.0

‘38

‘33

‘24

‘23

 

P14-15 Sir Thomas Jackson died in 1914. Mary Anne BRADFORD (1839-aft 1911) was a daughter of Thomas BRADFORD (1800-1872), & Margaret WALLACE (1811-1885).

Map

Occupier

Lessor

Descr

Acres

Land

Buildings

Total

Notes

1

William Bailie

Sir T. Jackson

Mary A. Bradford

In fee L.A.P.

 

49.1.33

39.0.0

 

39.0.0

‘21

1907

2a

3

Patrick O’Rourke

Sir Thos Jackson

Samuel Bradford L.A.P.

 

45.2.19

57.3.35

12.1.16

39.15.0

46.15.0

7.0.0

 

46.15.0

1911 1914 ‘21

2a c

 

 

Stewards Ho Off & gard

0.0.18

0.5.0

2.0.0

 

1914

4Aa

Patrick O’Rourke

Thomas Jackson

Trustees Andrew C. Bradford

Off & land

108.3.25

109.1.25

 

103.0.0

6.0.0

112.5.10

1914

4B

 

 

Land

2.1.27

1.0.0

 

 

 

4Ab

Vacant

Patrick O’Rourke

Thomas Jackson

House

 

 

17.0.0

17.0.0

1901 [??] 1921

4Abc

Patk Lynch

Vacant

Patrick O’Rourke

Sir Thos Jackson

Ho & sm Garden

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

21

4c

John Cunningham

Owen Kirk

Vacant

Peter Curtis

Patrick O’Rourke

Sir Thos Jackson

Ho & sm Garden

 

 

0.5.0

0.5.0

1912

1917

1921

 

 

 

TOTAL

218.3.18

219.1.18

190.0.0

25.10.0

215.10.0

 

1914 B.S.

 

 

 

P17-19 NOTE: I am unsure if I have the occupier groupings aligned properly. They were confusing. Also, my scan missed recording the bits inside the binding in the centre of the book.

NOTE: The Annie LYNCH mentioned beneath was the wife of Thomas LYNCH. He died in 1951. It can be confusing since Thomas LYNCH's mother was also an Annie LYNCH whose husband Patrick had died in 1934. Pat FINN was a brother of Annie LYNCH from USA who made his wealth owning taxicabs in New York during WWII. He bought the property for the family, and had great plans for the property but died within six months of Thomas LYNCH. 4Aa would be the big house on the hill.

Map

Occupier

Lessor

Descr

Acres

Land

Buildings

Total

Notes

On 2

Ronan Lynch

In fee

House & ?

 

 

18.50.0

18.50.0

’78 122 m2 ??

’38 applot file  385

1

Frank McArdle

Patrick McArdle

 

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

6.2.20

4.75.0

4.15.0

 

4.75.0

4.15.0

‘51

2.a.3.4B

Annie Lynch

Thomas Lynch

Patrick Finn Bridget Quigley

 

In Fee L.A.P.

Samuel Bradford

Ho off & land

?.2.0

48.00

48.0.0

1.00

1.0.0

2.0.0

49.00

49.0.0

50.0.0

‘54

’53 ’78 see On 2

1 67 ? 28/120

49

55 25/136AX6 applies to 3

54

53

 

4Aa

Mrs Annie Lynch

Thomas Lynch

Pat Finn John McArdle

In Fee L.A.P.

Ho off & land

?.2.0

33.75.0

33.15.0

12.00

12.0.0

7.0.0

45.75

45.15.0

40.15.0

’51 3050 Oct 49 13/80

 

’33 applot File 65

4Ab

Patrick O’Rourke

Michael M’Guinness

Annie Lynch

Thomas Lynch

Patrick Finn

In Fee L.A.P.

Feeding ? (as stor?)

 

 

2.10.0

2.10.0

Is demolished

N.B. XIII/8A

4Ca

Bernard Walsh

Annie Lynch

In Fee L.A.P.

Ho & land

?.3.14

0.50.0

0.10.0

1.00

1.0.0

1.50

1.10.0

‘66

64

‘53

49

’33 applot file 65

4D

Thomas Flynn

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.1.33

16.75

16.15.0

 

16.75

16.15.0

‘52

‘46

4E

Patrick Hoey

Margaret Harvey

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.0.32

17.00

17.0.0

 

17.00

17.0.0

‘76

‘40

’33 applot File 65

4F

Peter Begley

Thomas Callan

John Quinn jr

Garvey

 

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.0.16

11.75

11.15.0

 

11.75

11.15.0

46

’33 applot File 65

4G

Eileen M’Donnell Patrick Murphy Jr.

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.3.10

9.5

9.10.0

 

9.50

9.10.0

 

67

71

72

’33 applot File 65

4H

John McArdle

James Sandys

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.0.0

13.15

13.15.0

 

13.75

13.15.0

‘58

’33 applot File 65

5

James Duffy

Patrick Duffy

Thomas Begley

Patrick Loye

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.3.10

4.5

4.10.0

 

4.50

4.10.0

‘42

’33 applot File 65

6

Michael Finerly

Owen Woods

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.3.10

4.00

4.0.0

 

4.00

4.0.0

57

50

77 refer 16 Tawnamore

46

’33 applot File 65

7A

Bridget Caragher

John Carragher

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.4.20

?.3.20

7.55

7.75

7.15.0

 

7.55

7.75

7.15.0

‘52

77 see 7B

’33 applot File 65

7B

Michael M’Guiness

Louth Co. Council

Ho & Gard

?.1.0

1.20

5.50

5.70

77 NB 30/103B

8

Anthony Harvey

Patrick McCabe

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

7.0.20

7.25

7.5.0

 

7.25

7.5.0

‘76

’33 applot File 65

9

Laurence Begley

James Begley

In Fee L.A.P.

Land

?.1.20

10.75

10.15.0

 

10.75

10.15.0

‘61

’33 applot File 65

 

 

 

TOTAL

?.?.?

190.00

190.0.0

14.00

14.0.0

15.0.0

10.0.0

12.10.0

204.00

204.0.0

205.0.0

200.0.0

202.10.0

 

‘67

‘55

‘41

 

 

 

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