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The links beneath connect to information that I have compiled concerning Co. Armagh - mostly focusing on maps, BMIs and census records.
Sharon Oddie Brown. February 23, 2018


ARMAGH - links to documents on my site are all included beneath.


Armagh - Civil Parishes of County Armagh (See also maps of Creggan & Lisnadill Parishes beneath for more details). NOTE: These are very old pages - there are better ones now.

September 28, 2004

Oliver Family traces in Co. Armagh I have put together a map showing all the known townlands where OLIVER family members left traces, whether in leases, or BMD records. Beneath the map, is a ten page chart organized alphabetically by townland with a brief description of the information. The accuracy is only as good as the sources, and they are many and varied.

December 4, 2006

Creggan Parish - Map of Townlands This is a parish in Co. Armagh. I have added pertinent family links. I havbe also done a page where I have tossed together all sorts of disparate bits that may or may not fit in the hope that it may be helpful to some other researcher, and then, if I am lucky, then they will get back to me. Creggan Church Ruminations.

September 30, 2004

Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - Creggan, County Armagh. 1864. This is a work in progress. I am collating what I know about various family members in the Parish of Creggan. As a side bit, I also looked at holdings where the lessors or lessees were women. The beauty of a table format, is that it is possible to sort it either by name or townland.

October 14, 2014

Killynure, Lisnadill Parish, Co. Armagh This is Townland in Co. Armagh where many of the OLIVERS, JACKSONS & BROWNS all lived from the late 1700s-mid 1900s. The family house still stands, though family left decades ago. Updated.
Also see: Timeline of Fight for Killynure.

December 5, 2004
March 31, 2010

Liscalgot, Creggan Parish, Co. Armagh.Liscalgot is a townland with 220 acres within its boundaries and is situated 2-3 km. east of Crossmaglen, just south of Creggan Church (one can walk there by way of a path behind the church).

Urker, Creggan Parish - on the border of Liscalgot. Both Urker House (BALL and CORR family) and Urker Lodge (JACKSON family) are in the townland of Urker aka Urcher,

June 29, 2006
May 12, 2010

Lisnadill Parish - Map of Townlands This is a parish in Co. Armagh. I have added pertinent family links.

July 1, 2004

Tullymore & Umgola, Parish of Armagh, County Armagh There are a range of OLIVER family connections here that shed a great deal of light on the ancestors of Eliza OLIVER, mother of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

December 1, 2006

Tullyvallen & relations of JACKSONs I have assembled a pretty extensive table containing all that I have collected so far that may relate to both Tullyvallen as well as to various relations of JACKSONs. I suspect they will turn out to be related to the families of Liscalgot & Urker.

December 29, 2010

Woodvale & JOHNSTONs detective work Recent deeds involving the JOHNSTONs of Woodvale, Co. Armagh prompted me to try to assemble all that I know (thereby also displaying my ignorance too!) about these people and this place.

October 4, 2009

Leases owned by JACKSONs connected to Urker & Liscalgot. Following the JACKSON leases in the Barony of the Fews, Co. Armagh will likely be a key to several unanswered questions. It came out in court case concerning the murder of George M’Clean on Dec 4, 1846 that a long lease held by Eliza JACKSON was cancelled: One cause assigned for the murder is that Mrs. Jackson was dispossessed of a large farm a few days ago, on the expiration of a long lease, and part of the lands were given to one Middleton, bailiff to the property, and who is nephew to the deceased . Since we do not know which lease it might have been, all are worth investigating. The ones that I know about so far include: Urcher, and Liscalgot in the parish of Creggan; Tulleyagallaghan, Cashel, Ummerinvore, and Tullyvallen in the parish of Newtownhamilton.

November 22, 2013

JACKSONs of Killyman Parish. This is in the northerly part of Co. Armagh. It is a parish that straddles the border with Co. Tyrone.

November 28, 2014

1703 View Of the Archbishop of Armagh. These are notes are only of the portions of this document that are of interest to myself and those looking at similar names: OLIVER & JACKSON as well as townlands connected to them in some way.

November 1, 2011

Hearth Money Rolls for the Barony of Ardmagh. I worked from two main sources: http://www.failteromhat.com/armaghhearth/ardmagh.htm and The Ire-Atlas Townland Database and used them to guess the contemporary name of townlands based on the sounds of the names as well as the names of adjacent townlands that show up in the Registry on the same page. This latter method may have been misleading. I have also been guided by connections that I have noticed in later deeds. Some boxes were shaded in order to draw my attention to names & places of interest with respect to OLIVER connections.

July 26, 2007
July 23, 2017

Bradshaws 1819 Directory of the City of Armagh When Thomas Bradshaw published his Directory in 1820 he wrote that it contained an alphabetical list of the merchants, manufacturers and inhabitants of the towns of Newry, Armagh, Dungannon, Portadown, Tandragee, Lurgan, Waringstown, Banbridge,Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Kilkeel and Rathfriland. Listed here are all the entries for Armagh city. Although it is a useful early source of information it is far from a comprehensive one. A census of the city in 1817 estimated the population at 7010, but this list only includes 620 names. My idiosyncratic notes relate to what I am learning about connections of any of these people to members of our family.

June 23, 2008

Piggots 1824 Directory - Co. Armagh It is interesting to compare this Directory with Bradshaws Directory done only a few years earlier. Both represent only a small sampling of the population - likely geared towards those who would be prepared to purchase such a directory. I note that New Streeet AKA Navan Street is not included, for example, although there were people living there who would have received notice. So, just because your people of interest are not mentioned doesn't mean that they were not there.

July 2, 2008

Creggan Parish, BMDs These BMDs are the ones from Creggan Parish that seemed to me to be likely fits for our family history. I looked for pertinent names and townlands and then annotated them to the best of my current knowledge.

July 24, 2006
October 24, 2006

First Armagh Presbyterian This is a work in progress. There are likely errors in transcription - both as a result of my work and also the work of the original transcriber. I have been doing my best to match names with deeds and family trees. If there are place names that have alternate spellings that I have not included, I would be grateful to know more. Some are hard to track down. If you know more about any of these people, please let me know. Notes updated. I have also added another source for these records. SEE: Armagh Marriages 1707-1728

June 16, 2008
July 1, 2008
November 30, 2008
June 13, 2009
July 2, 2009

Freeduff BMDs - selected records of pertinent families These records of families pertinent to our family tree still need to be double checked for accuracy, but I don't know when I may again have access to the film, so better this than nothing (I figure). It should also be remembered that there may be some duplication of people who also attended Creggan Church of Ireland in the nearby community of Creggan.

July 27, 2006
June 13, 2009

1864 Griffiths Research Notes- Co. Armagh These are merely rough notes - but I am posting them in case they are of use to fellow researchers. In the future, my plan is to organize the data more efficiently.

September 23, 2008

1766 Creggan Parish Census These are the names that are most likely related to members of our extended family. Unfortunately, I do not have access to this source right now. I believe I accessed it in Ireland years ago – possibly at PRONI - but early on in my research, I neglected to keep notes of sources. An act of great folly. If and when I can get to this census again, other family names would be of interest, in particular the names of DICKIE and BAILIE.

December 8, 2008


February 10, 2010

Cavananore Timeline The connections of the COULTERs and BRADFORDS with Cavananore begin in the late 1600s and carry through to the early 20th Century.Updated.

November 3, 2008
September 1, 2009

Armagh Corporation 1708-1810 Memorials of Deeds from the Townland IndexThe Armagh Corporation was a geographical area in the Barony of Armagh that roughly encompassed the city of Armagh boundaries. My main focus in this area is in the families that did business with or intermarried with the OLIVERs.

January 16, 2017

Lessees and Lessors in Urker in Grifffiths & Valuation Records. I have used the 1901 and 1911 census, as well as available wills, to shed some light on the inhabitants of Urker in the late 1880s. My purpose in assembling this information, is to learn more about the nearby neighbours of the JACKSONs of Urker. Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1915) had a deep and abiding affection for the families who were part of his experience as a child growing up at Urker. Had his wife been amenable, he would have retired there. After he was successful as a banker in Hong Kong, he gave money to help some of old childhood friends build and/or repair their houses.

June 25, 2017
August 29, 2017

Lessees & Lessors in Liscalgat in Griffiths and Valuation Revisions. I have used the 1901 and 1911 census, as well as available wills, to shed some light on the inhabitants of Liscalgat in the late 1880s. My purpose in assembling this information, is to learn more about the nearby neighbours of the JACKSONs of Urker and the GILMOREs of Liscalgat.

June 25, 2017
August 29, 2017

Freeholder Records for ROCK aka ROCKS of Armagh. These are of special interest to me because of the marriage on May 8, 1863 of a Margaret ROCK (abt 1837-1905) to a John OLIVER (abt 1841-1909). These OLIVER-ROCKs lived and farmed at Ballycrummy in the late 1800s. Their descendants still live there. The forenames of Patrick, Bernard & Francis are of special interest (The names of John & Margaret's other sons - James and John - could just as easly have been OLIVER forenames). The DNA of the Ballycrummy OLIVERs is a close match to my own. February 24, 2018
2018 Armagh Additions from the Land Index 1708-1738 The names that I have been following are OLIVER & JACKSON as well as any collateral lines and their landlords. In the Barony of Fews, BALL is a significant name to follow, as are MURPHY, JOHNSTON, TIPPING & GRAHAM. February 27, 2018
1641 Creggan Parish Holdings of Sir Henry O’Neil This chart was created to help me navigate the outcome of the forfeiture of townlands which had been held by Sir Henry O'NEILL up to 1641. They were seized and used to pay soldiers for their arrears of pay during the Civil War, as well as the costs of "Adventurers" - aka investors - who had financed the war. The 1670 Landlords includes many of those who had been promised land in Ireland in return. That was how wars were funded at that time - not by taxes. February 27, 2018
BALL family leases. The various branches of the BALL family intermarried – more than once - so it is worth looking sideways when trying to make sense of the land transactions of the various BALLs of Co. Armagh. My personal interest in tracking the BALL leases is because of their connections to the JACKSONs of Urcher [aka Urker] in the Parish of Creggan as well as Tullyvallen in the Parish Newtownhamilton (Tullyvallen was previously included in the Parish of Creggan). The BALLS were landlords to generations of the JACKSONs of Urcher and were also related to the JACKSONs of Coleraine - who in turn are possibly related to the JACKSONs of Urker March 8, 2018
BALL Family Timeline. I am including the townland of Tullyvallen in this timeline of the BALL family of Creggan because it may turn out to be the glue that holds the story together when it comes to BALL-JACKSON connections. For the same reason, I am also including the BALLs of Drogheda. March 18, 2018
Register of the Royal School of Armagh - selected names. October 24, 2018
Blog post - Presbyterian & Catholic OLIVERs of Killynure & Ballycrummy. November 28, 2015
JACKSONs of Legar Hill. The early JACKSONs of Co. Armagh continue to present a mystery - where did they come from? These records of three graves at Legar Hill may help to provide a clue. January 17, 2022
Probates of JACKSONs in Co. Armagh are helping me to pin down various families of JACKSONs in Co. Armagh who may or may not be related – even distantly – to each other. I started with the probates index at the National Archives of Ireland, then added links to townlands from townlands.ie for Armagh, and then added data from the 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland. Finally, I added details from notes on those wills where there was an available image at PRONI. Updated. February 8, 2022
June 3, 2022
1901 Census: Jacksons of DED Richhill, Co. Armagh. These notes are to help me build connections between various families, and also to rule out ones which are unlikely. February 17, 2022
This idiosyncratic list of my notes on Memorials of Deeds565+ pages with notes on 775 memorials - helps me to track various families and places in Co. Armagh of interest to me: JACKSONs, OLIVERs, McCULLAGHs and others. NOTE: Massive update includes hundreds of hyperlinks March 24, 2022
September 23, 2022
October 10, 2023

JACKSON BMDs of Co. Armagh. These three tables of BIRTHS, Marriages, DEATHS include hundreds of BMDs that are part of the 1,000+ JACKSON BMDs that I have recorded so far from a range of counties. Bit by bit, I will be uploading all of them to my web site. This batch of Armagh JACKSONs is also not yet complete. More to come in the months ahead.

If errors are spotted, I welcome the chance to make corrections. Additions are also welcome.
June 19, 2022



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