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Note: This is a hand drawn amateur map - don't use it to settle land disputes (joke!). It is largely intended to show proximity and relative size - until something more accurate comes along.
Sharon Oddie Brown. September 30, 2004
NOTE: Townland names that are highlighted in blue are the ones that connect most frequently with the families mentioned in this web site. T
hanks to Patrick Devlin for much of the original data. See his website at: Devlin Family Website
Updated July 7, 2006

CREGGAN PARISH TOWNLANDS

48

Annaghgad

54

Drummuckavall

19

Annaghmare

4

Finiskin*

31

Ballynacarry

7

Freeduff

47

Ballynaclosha

44

Glasdrumman

52

Cappagh

49

Glasdrummanaghy

12

Carnally

57

Legmoylin

24

Carran

29

Lisamry

32

Carrickamone

40

Liscalgat

55

Claranagh

35

Lissaraw

20

Clarbane

22

Loughross

9

Cloghoge

11

Lurgancullenboy

51

Clonalig

30

Monaguillagh

56

Coolderry

37

Monag

18

Corliss

43

Mounthill

28

Cornahove

53

Moybane

42

Cornoonagh

58

Rathkeelan

23

Creenkill

8

Sheetrim

34

Creevekeeran

38

Sheiland

26

Creggan Ban Glebe

17

Teer

10

Creggan Duff

15

Teer Island

36

Crossmaglen

21

Tullyard

33

Cullaville

46

Tullydonnell (Gage)

1

Cullyhanna Big

45

Tullydonnell (O’Callaghan)

6

Cullyhanna Little

2

Tullynavall

27

Drumgose

5

Ummeracan (Ball) North

16

Drumlogher

13

Ummeracam (Ball) South

39

Drummuck

14

Ummeracam (Johnston)

   

25

Urcher

TOWNLANDS OF CREGGAN PARISH WITH FAMILY DETAILS: The notes beneath are in progress.

7

Freeduff

The DONALDSONs were some of the earliest Presbyterians to settle in Creggan Parish. William and his brother Alexander and his sister Margaret were all members of the United Irish Society and at least one of their homes, the "Ambush House" in Freeduff was burned by Lord Blayney's "flying column" in 1797. A Samuel DONALDSON is shown in the 1766 Census and a John and a Joseph DONALDSON are shown in the 1828 census. The 1815 will of William DONALDSON (husband of Barbara BRADFORD) describes him also as being "of Freeduff" as is John MOFFIT, one of his trustees and/or executors. 16 December 1815, after his death, his Freeduff House and Lands were sold by auction. See also: 1802-Donaldson-Indenture
Margaret JACKSON married Andrew Bradford MCCULLAGH on August 31, 1887 at the Freeduff Church, the first Presbyterian Church in the Parish of Creggan (1746). Her sister, Sarah JACKSON, wife of Eliezer GILMORE died in Freeduff on 24 July 1942.
Their sister-in-law, Margaret Louisa WRIGHT, the widow of David JACKSON of the HSBC, died here in1945. Her second husband had predeceased her and I have no knowledge of why she may have been at Freeduff. A James F. WRIGHT is named as a landowner in the 1957 census and would likely be her brother (James Francis WRIGHT of Gilford Castle - husband of Mary MENARY nee JACKSON - another sister of MArgaret and Sarah). The homes of William MCBRIDE and William STITT are two other possibilities of where she may have been visiting or residing.
Also of interest to HSBC history, is the presence of the STITT family. John and William STITT were recorded in the 1766 census, James and John STITT in the 1828 census, followed by John and William in the 1864, then an interruption in the 1901 census with a William STITT reappearing in 1935. The proximity to the homestead of Sir Thomas JACKSON is likely not coincidental to G.H. STITT also working for the HSBC.
The Source for much of the above is from the excellent Devlin Family Website.

40

Liscalgat

This was probably the first place in the area that the JACKSONs settled in as the 1766 Census of Creggan lists a George JACKSON as a Protestant resident at "Lisgallot, Co. Armagh". See: George JACKSON .
Both Samuel GILMORE and Mrs. E. JACKSON show up in the 1828 Tithe Appointment book.
In the 1864 Griffiths Valuation, David JACKSON and Samuel GILMORE both owned land in Liscalgot.
In 1901, two more family names: James COULTER and Eliezer GILMORE.
In the first NI Revaluation of 1935, David GILMORE shows up under "households" while Sir Thomas JACKSON, Bart shows up under "land". In the 2nd Revaluation (also 1935), Mary WRIGHT shows up while JACKSON does not (makes sense since he was long dead!). In 1969, Mary WRIGHT's son, Maj. Michael WRIGHT is listed under households.
The Source for much of the above is from the excellent Devlin Family Website.

25

Urcher

George JACKSON was alleged to have settled at Urker (or Urcher) Lodge at Urker, Crossmaglen. Curiously, there is no mention of him here in 1766 (but there was at Liscalgot).
In the 1828 Tithe Appointment books, there is a Mrs. JACKSON (presumably the Elizabeth MCCULLAGH - widow of John JACKSON, d. 1817). Samuel GILMORE is also noted as an owner of house.
In the 1864 Griffiths Valuation, David JACKSON (her son) is noted as an owner of a house and Samuel GILMORE as an owner of land.
Elizabeth JACKSON nee MCCULLAGH lived at Urcher "for the major part of the 19th. century, guiding and influencing the family fortunes for most of that time". In late 1846, Elizabeth was evicted from her farm.See: JACKSON family tree for more details of the story.
In the 1901, Eliza JACKSON is recorded. This would likely still be the aforementioned Elizabeth JACKSON.
In the 1935 First NI Revaluation, we see the names of David GILMORE and Sir Thomas JACKSON, Bart but in the 1957 2nd Revaluation, we have DAvid GILMORE and Mary WRIGHT.
In 1974, Maj Michael WRIGHT is recorded as householder.
Also two lots at Urcher sold in 1909 as property of BREAKEY (sold in two lots). (NOTE: I have misplaced my source on this one)
See also: Urcher House gatherings of JACKSON family members

 

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