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I have footnoted known BRADFORDs and other names with a focus on the BRADFORDs of County Louth who appear in Freeholder Records. BRADFORDs from Co. Armagh & Co. Down are also included. PRONI's freeholders records come from a variety of sources. They include registers of those who had registered to vote (excluding all those whose land status prohibited them from voting) as well as poll books which showed the lists of voters and who they voted for. NOTE: Before 1858, Louth was largely in the Diocese of Armagh.
Sharon Oddie Brown. September 29, 2008

PRONI Freehold Records for BRADFORD

http://www.proni.gov.uk/freeholders/search.asp

Freeholders' records are lists of people entitled to vote, or of people who voted, at elections. A freeholder was a man who owned his land outright (in fee) or who held it by lease which could be for one or more lives (for example, his own life or for the lives of other people named in the lease). From 1727 to 1793 only Protestants with a freehold worth at least 40 shillings a year were legally permitted to vote. Between 1793 and 1829 both Protestants and Catholics with 40 shilling freeholds could vote, but in 1829 the franchise level was increased to 10 pounds, so 40 shilling freeholders were no longer allowed to vote. This last measure increased the influence of landlords by effectively confining membership of Parliament to the propertied or monied classes.

 

Records used:

 

ARM/5/2/1

Freeholders List for Co. Armagh

1813-1820

ARM/5/2/8

Freeholders List for Barony of Tirrany

1813-1820

ARM/5/2/9

Freeholders List of Co. Armagh

1821

ARM/5/2/13

Freeholders List of Co. Armagh

1825

ARM/5/2/14

Freeholders List of Co. Armagh

1828

ARM/5/2/15

Freeholders List of Co. Armagh

1830

ARM/5/2/16

Freeholders List of Co. Armagh

1831

ARM/5/2/17

Freeholders List of Co. Armagh,

1832

D/1096/92

Freeholders Records for County Fermanagh

1796-1802

D/1364/L/1

Deputy Check book for Co. Antrim

1796

D/1928/F/20A

Freeholders Register, Co. Armagh

1812-1818

D/1928/F/32

Freeholders Applications, Co. Armagh

1829

D/1928/F/38

Freeholders Register, Lower Fews, Co. Armagh

1827-28

D/1928/F/41

Freeholders Register, Tiranny, Co. Armagh

1820-1828

D/1928/F/43

Freeholders Register, Lower Orier, Co. Armagh

1820-1828

D/1928/F/56

Freeholders Register, Tiranny, Co. Armagh

1800-1825

D/1928/F/58

Freeholders Register, Armagh Barony

1800-1825

D/1928/F/78

Freeholders Register, Co. Armagh

C 1820

D/1928/F/80

Freeholders Register, Co. Armagh

1829

D/1928/F/91

Freeholders Register, Tiranny, Co. Armagh

1826

D/1928/F/92

Freeholders Register, Tiranny, Co. Armagh

1826

D/1928/F/99

Freeholders Register, O’Neilland West, Co. Armagh

1826

D/1928/F/103

Freeholders Register, Co. Armagh

1804-1830

D/2472/1

Poll Book for Belfast

1832-37

D/2966/5/1

List of Voters for Belfast

1837

D/654/A3/1A

Election Check Book for County Down

1746-89

D/654/A3/1B

Election Check book for Co. Down

1783-1789

D/654/A3/1E

Freeholders Register for Ards, Co. Down

1813-1821

D/654/A3/1G

Freeholders Register for Upper Iveagh, Co. Down

1813-31

D/654/A3/1H

Freeholders Register for Lower Iveagh, Co. Down

1813-1821

D/654/A3/1J

Freeholders Register for Dufferin, Co. Down

1813-1821

D/654/A3/1M

Freeholders Register for Newry, Co. Down

1813-1821

D/654/A3/1N

Freeholders Register for Castlereagh, Co. Down

1813-1821

D/654/A3/1P

Freeholders Register for Co. Down

1813-1821

D/654/A3/1Q

Freeholders Register for Co. Down

1813-1821

D/654/A3/1R

Freeholders Register for Ards, Co. Down

1824

D/654/A3/1S

Freeholders Register for Castlereagh, Co. Down

1824

D/654/A3/1T

Freeholders Register for Lower Iveagh, Co. Down

1824

D/654/A3/1U

Freeholders Register for Upper Iveagh, Co. Down

1824

D/834/1

Freeholders List for City and Co. Londonderry

1840

DOW/5/3/1

Freeholders Register for CO. Down

1777 & 1780-85

DOW/5/3/2

Freeholders List for Co. Down

1790-1795

T/2771/8A

Freeholders List for Co. Down

1822

T/2772/8G

Freeholders List for Ards, Co. Down

1831

T/516

List of voters for Belfast

1837

T/543/1

Poll Book for Co. Fermanagh

1788

T/761/19

Freeholders List for Co. Down

1830

T/761/20

Freeholders List for Co. Down

1830

T/808/14934

Freeholders Register for Co. Armagh

1820-1839

T/808/14961

Freeholders List, Co. Armagh

1839

T/808/14999

Poll Book for Co. Donegal

1761-1775

T/808/15063

Poll Book for Co. Fermanagh

1747-1763

T/2771/8A

Freeholders Register for Co Down

1822

T/2771/8G

Freeholders Register for Ards, Co Down

1831

TYR/5/3/1

Freeholders List for Dungannon Barony, Co. Tyrone

1795-1798

 

 

 

PRONI #

Name

Residence

Situate of

Freehold

Landlord Name &

 Residence

Value

Names of Lives

Place of Registry

Date

ARM/5/2/14

Bradford, Michael

Tullya[1]

Tullya

John Whaley Esq.

40s

Princess Alexandrina Victoria

Ballybot

1828 Jun 11

ARM/5/2/15

Bradford, Thomas[2]

Carnbeg

Cullyhanna

Thomas Ball Esq

£20

 

Ballybot

1830 Jul 15

ARM/5/2/16

Bradford, Samuel[3]

Cavanamore[4]

Cullyhanna

Thomas Ball Esq

£20

 

Ballybot

1831 Jan 13

ARM/5/2/16

Bradford, John[5]

Cavanamore

Cullyhanna

Thomas Ball Esq

£20

 

Ballybot

1831 Jan 13

ARM/5/2/17

Bradford John

Carnbeg

Cullyhanna

Thomas Ball Esq

£20

 

N.Hamilton

1832 Oct 15

ARM/5/2/17

Bradford, Thomas[6]

Carnbeg

Cullyhanna

Thomas Ball Esq

£20

 

N.Hamilton

1832 Oct 15

ARM/5/2/17

Bradford, Samuel[7]

Cavananore

Cullyhanna

Thomas Ball Esq

£20

 

N.Hamilton

1832 Oct 15

ARM/5/2/17

Bradford, Andrew C. Esq.[8]

Cavananore

Mybane[9]

Andrew C. Bradford Esq.

£50

 

N.Hamilton

1832 Oct 15

ARM/5/2/9

Bradford, Benjamin[10]

Bryandrum[11]

Bryandrim

Earl of Gosford

40s

Benjamin & Hanna Bradford

 

1821 Sept 29

ARM/5/2/2

D/1928/F/20A

Bradford, John

Tullyvallen[12]

Tullyvallen

Alexander Hamilton, Esq. Dublin

40s

Francis & John Bradford & David Carrol

 

1817 Oct 27

D/1928/F/20A

Bradford, John

Tullyvallen

Tullyvallen

Alexander Hamilton, Esq. Dublin

 

Francis & John Bradford & David Carrol

 

1817 Oct 27

D/1928/F/38

Bradford, Benjamin

Bryandrum

Bryandrim

Earl of Gosford

40s

Benjamin & Hanna Bradford

 

1820 Sept 29

D/1928/F/78

Bradford, John

Kernon

 

 

 

 

 

1834 May 30

D/2472/1

Bradford James

Garmoyle Street

 

 

 

Occupation: blockmaker

 

 

D/2472/1

Bradford, David

Millfield Street

 

 

 

Occupation: fustian cutter

 

 

D/2472/1

Bradford, James

Tomb Street

 

 

 

Occupation: blockmaker

 

1832 Oct 31

D/2966/5/1

Bradford, James

Tomb Street

 

 

 

Occupation: blockmaker

 

 

D/2966/5/1

Bradford, D

Millfield Street

 

 

 

Occupation: corduroy cutter

 

1832 Oct 31

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford, William

Cavan

 

 

 

Electors list

 

1755

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford, Robert

Ballyvally

 

 

 

 

 

1766

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford, Robert

Slavenbolly

 

 

 

 

 

1768

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford, William

Donaghmore

Dohary

 

 

 

 

1782

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford, William

Donaghmore

Dohary

 

 

 

 

1782

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford, John

Augley

 

R. Maxwell

 

 

 

1783

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford ,Robert

Sheeptown[13]

 

Mr. Nedham

 

 

 

1787

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford, James

Sheeptown[14]

 

Mr. Nedham

 

 

 

1787

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford, Hugh

Rosscomier

 

Lord Clanwilliam

 

 

 

1789

D/654/A3/1A

Bradford, William

Owley

 

 

 

 

 

1789

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, William

Coose

 

Thomas Laurinn

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, John

Tullylisk

 

Thomas Laurinn

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Henry

Coose

 

Thomas Laurinn

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, William

Coose

 

Thomas Laurinn

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, John

Tullylisk

 

Thomas Laurinn

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Henry

Coose

 

Thomas Laurinn

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, William

Dughery

 

 

 

 

 

1782

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Andrew

Newry

 

 

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Andrew

Newry

 

 

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, John

Oughly

 

 

 

 

 

1783

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, John

Rathfriland

 

Lord Clanwilliam

 

 

 

1789

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Hugh

Rossconnor

 

 

 

 

 

1789

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Alexander

Shanahans

 

Atcheson Thompson

 

 

 

1788

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Robert

Sheeptown

 

 

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Robert

Sheeptown

 

 

 

 

 

1787

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, James

Sheeptown

 

 

 

 

 

1787

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Robert

Sheeptown

 

 

 

 

 

 

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Robert

Sheeptown

 

 

 

 

 

1787

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, James

Sheeptown

 

 

 

 

 

1787

D/654/A3/1B

Bradford, Robert

Slavenabolly

 

Lord Annesley

 

 

 

1768

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, Hugh

Slievenabolie

Slievenabolie

Richard, Earl Annesley

40s

James Rooney jr., Porterah Boyd & Francis C. Beers

Castlewellan

1813May 26

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, Hugh

Rosconnor

Rosconnor

Earl Clanwilliam, Countess Clanwilliam

40s

Hugh & Samuel Bradford & William Swan

Rathfriland

1815 Ug 22

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, John

Rathfriland

Rathfriland

Earl Clanwilliam, Countess Clanwilliam

40s

His present Majesty, Prince of Wales & D. Of York

Rathfriland

1815 Aug 22

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, John

Benraw

Benraw

Thomas Gibson sr & jr

40s

Thomas & James Gibson

Castlewellan

1813 Dec 1

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, Robert

Slievenabolie

Slievenabolie

Francis C, Lord Viscount Glerawley

40s

William Houston, Robert & Samuel Bradford

Castlewellan

1813 Dec 22

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, Robert

Banbridge

Banbridge

Wills, Earl Of Hillsborough

40s

George the third & Prince of Wales

Banbridge

1814 May 7

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, John

Banbridge

Ballyvalley

Wills, Earl Of Hillsborough

40 s

Geo II, Duha of Glocester & Prince of Wales

Banbridge

1818 Sept 14

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, Robert

Banbridge

Ballyvalley

Wills, Earl Of Hillsborough

40 s

Geo II, Duha of Glocester & Prince of Wales

Banbridge

1818 Sept 14

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, Hugh

Slievenabolie

Slievenabolie

Richard, Earl Annesley

40s

James Rooney jr., Pat. Boyd & Francis C. Beers

Castlewellan

1819 Aug 31

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, David

Slievenabolie

Slievenabolie

Robert Bradford

40s

Sam Bradford, Robt McCracken, & Wm. Hughes

Castlewellan

1818 Apr 30

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, James

Slievenabolie

Slievenabolie

Robert Bradford

40s

Sam Bradford, Robt McCracken, & Wm. Hughes

Castlewellan

1818

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, Samuel

Castlewellan

Castlewellan

William Quail

40s

Thomas Quail & Mary Gray

Castlewellan

1818

D/654/A3/1G

Bradford, John

Benraw

Benraw

Francis Charles, Earl Ainnesley

40s

Samuel McKee, William & Thomas Tighe

Castlewellan

1819 Aug 31

D/654/A3/1H

Bradford, Thomas

Ballynabragget

Ballynabragget

Marchioness Of Downshire

40s

Thomas Bradford

Banbridge

1818 Sept 14

D/654/A3/1M

Bradford, James

Sheeptown

Sheeptown

Isaac Copeland

 

James Bradford & Barbara Bradford

Newry

1819 Oct 29

D/654/A3/1P

Bradford, Robert

Ballymacareney

Ballymacareney

Countess Clanwilliam

40s

Thomas Gibson & Edward Brush

Rathfryland

1821 Mar 10

D/654/A3/1Q

Bradford, Hugh

Rossconner

Rossconner

Earl And Countess Clanwilliam

40s

Hugh & Samuel Bradford & William Swan

Rathfryland

1823

D/654/A3/1T

Bradford, Thomas

Ballynabragget

 

Mary, Marchioness Of Downshire

40s

Thomas Bradford

Banbridge

1824 May 12

D/654/A3/1U

Bradford, Robert

Ballyvally

Ballyvalley

Arthur, Marquis Of Downshire

40s

George IV, Princess Alexandria of Kent & John (or Joan) Reilly.

Banbridge

1824, Aug 4

D/654/A3/1U

Bradford, John

Ballyvally

Ballyvalley

Arthur, Marquis Of Downshire

40s

George IV, Princess Alexandria of Kent & John (or Joan) Reilly.

Banbridge

1824, Aug 4

DOW/5/3/1

Bradford, William

Donaghmore

Dughery

 

 

 

Co Down

1782 July 16

DOW/5/3/1

Bradford, John

Oughley

Oughley

 

 

 

Co Down

1783

DOW/5/3/2

Bradford, Robert

Banbridge

Banbridge

 

 

 

Co Down

1790 Aug 16

DOW/5/3/2[15]

Bradford, John

Banbridge

Banbridge

 

 

 

Co Down

1790 Aug 16

DOW/5/3/2

Bradford, Hunter

Donaghcloney

Donaghcloney

 

 

 

Co Down

1790 Aug 16

DOW/5/3/2[16]

Bradford, John

Tullylish

Tullylish

 

 

 

Co Down

1790 Aug 16

T/2771/8A

Bradford, Robert

Ballyvally

 

Marquis Of Downshire

 

 

 

1822

T/516

Bradford, David

Millfield Street

 

 

 

Occupation: Fustin Cutter

 

1837

T/516

Bradford, James

Garmoyle Street

 

 

 

Block Maker

 

1837

T/761/19

Bradford, Samuel

Castlewellan

 

Annesley

£10

 

 

 

T/761/19

Bradford, John

Ballyvally

 

Downshire

£10

 

 

 

T/761/19

Bradford, Robert

Ballyvally

 

Downshire

£10

 

 

 

T/761/19

Bradford, Benjamin

Ringmacelroy[17]

 

R Hall

£20

 

 

 

T/761/20

Bradford, Benjamin

Ringmacelroy

Ringmacelroy

 

£20

 

 

1829

T/808/14934

Bradford, John

Cavinose[18]

Cullyhanna

 

£20

House & land at Cullyhanna in [? Terms?]

 

1830

T/808/14934

Bradford, Samuel

Cairnore[19]

Cullyhanna

 

£20

 

 

1830

 

 



[1] Tullya AKA Tullyah. Parish of Loughilly, Co. Armagh

[2] Thomas BRADFORD (1797-1872)  married Margaret WALLACE (1811-1885) and they had nine children. Son of Samuel BRADFORD (1739-1818) & Margaret HENRY. He died at Carnbeg.

[3] Samuel BRADFORD (b. Bet 1795-1805 & d. Aft  1876). Son of Samuel BRADFORD (1739-1818) & Margaret HENRY. In later life he lived at Carnbeg, possibly with his brother Thomas’ family.

[4] NOTE This is the townland more commonly known as “Cavananore”, Parish of Creggan although the Freeholders record has it rendered as “Cavanamore”.

[5] John BRADFORD. He could be a brother of Thomas & Samuel BRADFORD.

[6] Thomas BRADFORD (1797-1872)  married Margaret WALLACE (1811-1885) and they had nine children. Son of Samuel BRADFORD (1739-1818) & Margaret HENRY. He died at Carnbeg.

[7] Samuel BRADFORD (b. Bet 1795-1805 & d. Aft  1876). Son of Samuel BRADFORD (1739-1818) & Margaret HENRY. In later life he lived at Carnbeg, possibly with his brother Thomas’ family.

[8] Andrew Coulter BRADFORD (abt 1739-1790). Died unmarried. He was a cousin of Samuel & Thomas BRADFORD.

[9] Mybane AKA Moybane, Parish of Creggan. Interestingly, the 1775 will of Andrew COULTER mentions the land holding of Maubaan. I suspect a connection.

[10] Benjamin BRADFORD. NOTE in a Deed 524-383-343364 dated Oct 1, 1799 there is a mention of: parcel of land on south side of Broad Street, Belfast then called Waring Street & all house to George and Benjamin BRADFORD

[11] Bryandrum, Parish of Mullaghbrack, Co. Armagh. NOTE: A James BRADFORD shows up in the 1663 Hearth Rolls at Drumennis, Parish of Kildarten. Currently, the townland appears to be in the Parish of Mullaghbrack.

[12] Tullyvallen, Parish of Newtownhamilton, CO. Armagh.

[13] Sheeptown – probably the one in the Parish of Newry, Co. Down. It is a small village on the road between Newry & Rathfriland. NOTE: Rev. James BIRCH of Kinallin, landlord Wm BIRCH was on the same page.

[14] NOTE: William BREAKEY, Dromore, landlord Mr. Nedham was on the same page. Also NOTE: A James BRADFORD had a will probated in 1838 SOURCE: Newry Probate Records.

[15] On this page also George BIRCH  & John BIRCH of  Birchgrove registered freehold at Loughans

[16] On this page also John BIRCH of Linnenhill registered his freehold at Kinatten. 1790

[17] Ringmacelroy  AKA Ringmackilroy, Parish of Warrenspoint, Co. Down.

[18] This was rendered as “Cavinose” Co Armagh. I believe it should be “Cavananore”. The writing is a scrawl and looks like “Cavinoer” to me

 

[19] This was rendered as “Cairnore” Co Armagh. I believe it should be “Cavananore”. The writing is a scrawl and looks like “Cavinoer” to me

 

 

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