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Annaghavackey is a townland of 369 acres in the Parish of Creggan, Co. Louth. In the 1854 Griffiths valuation, it seems that most of the townland is owned and leased to people who are related (DICKIE, BAILIE, BRADFORD, OLIVER). The total value was £283 1 0 in 1854. It is bordered on the east by Cavananore and Carrickastuck, on the south by Clonaleenaghan, to the west by Shanmullagh and on the north by Sheelagh and Tawnamore. Annaghavackey was also known as ROCHDALE and ROACHDALE NOTE: There are many spellings that crop up for these two places. Roachdale was part of Annaghavackey.
NOTE: Because the maps I have are so big, I am making them available through separate links:
Context of the townland of Annaghvackey showing surrounding townlands.
1822 November survey of part of the lands of Annaghavackey held by Andrew & Thomas BRADFORD
Detail from 1822 November survey of part of the lands of Annaghavackey held by Andrew & Thomas BRADFORD.
1802 December Map of part of Annaghavackey belonging to Samuel and Andrew BRADFORD.
Detail of 1802 December Map of part of Annaghavackey belonging to Samuel and Andrew BRADFORD.
Sharon Oddie Brown. September 30, 2009

Updated January 24, 2011 - additions from Creggan Parish Register.


Bailie's House at Annaghavackey was occupied by William BAILIE (1884-1951), son of Henry Victor BAILIE, up until about 1946. In the memorial of the death of Catherine, William's wife, the house was referred to as Annavackey House. It was demolished in the mid to late 1950s. Their land was described as directly north of Rochdale.
Photo thanks to the generosity of Eugene Lynch of Cavananore for the photo and the family history of Anne Finn which contained the details.


Annaghavackey and Roachdale History from Deeds & Other Sources


Mrs. Robert DICKIE of Roachdale aka Mary Anne WALLACE (1795-1870).





1734 Mar 11

Sir John BELLEW demised to Patrick SYMPSON 223 acres of Annaghavackey for the lives of James COULTER, son of Charles COULTER; Nathaniel COULTER, son of Samuel COULTER; & Grizel SYMPSON, 3rd daughter of Partick SYMPSON. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1734Mar11-BELLEW-SIMPSON.html


BRANON, John; CAIN, Nail; CASEY, Jas; DONALSON, Andw; DONALSON, Will; JOHNSTON, Will; MAGEE, Nath; McALISTER, Hecr; McARDLE, Jas; McARDLE, Pat; SOURCE: 1740 Corn Census

1768 Aug 4

John COULTER and Andrew COULTER of Cavananore had a joint lease for 3 lives under Patrick SIMPSON for lands of Annaghavackey. Each of them were claiming half for themselves or their heirs should the other predecease them. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1768_agreement_Coulter_Andrew&John.htm

1799 Dec 10

Charles COULTER of Roachdale (part of Annaghavackey) transferred a small holding in Carrickastuck. Witness:É McALESTER of Annaghavackey. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1799Dec10-COULTER-LENNON.html

1787 June 1

SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1802Jul3DONALDSON-DONALDSON.html

1787 Jul 1

Mention of James COULTER of Annaghavackey, yeoman is mentioned as a life in another deed. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1802Jul3DONALDSON-DONALDSON.html

1796 Jan 13

Rents from Annaghavackey were part of the marriage settlement between Samuel BRADFORD and Margaret HENRY. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1796Jan13-BRADFORD.html

1800 Jan 29

Mention of James COULTER of Annaghavackey, yeoman, is mentioned as a life in another deed. SEE:  http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1802Jul3DONALDSON-DONALDSON.html


1802 A copy of a map that I have shows the part of Anaghvackey belonging to Mr. Samuel and Andrew Bradford (46a:3r:24p Plantation Measure) and shows the following owners and inhabitants: SEE also: 1822 November survey of part of the lands of Annaghavackey held by Andrew & Thomas BRADFORD

1: James Duffy 1 2 00
2 David & James McVeagh 6 2 4
3: Patrick McMahon 3 0 23
4: James Magee 1 3 30
5: Ann Johnston 4 1 29
6: Tennaments   1 35
7 Thomas Tipping 1 1 23
8: Hector McAlester 16 3 00
9: North Bog Divided 2 1 32
10 South Bog Divided 3 1 00
11: James Stokes 3 3 0
14: James Morrow 1 1 2
In all the above -
46 3 2

1802  Jul 3

James COULTER of Annaghavackey, yeoman,  is one of the lives in a lease connected to Alexander DONALDSON of Philipstown. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1802Jul3DONALDSON-DONALDSON.html

1803 Dec 5

Charles COULTER of Carrickastuck demised lands of Carrickastuck. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1803Dec5-COULTER-ROONEY.html

1803 Dec 7

Charles COULTER of Carrickastuck demised 2 small portions of lands of Carrickastuck. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1803Dec7-COULTER-McARDLE-LENNON.html

1825 Jun 12 Baptism of William McCULLAGH, son of John & Sarah McCULLAGH of Annavackey - recorded in Creggan Parish Register.
1830 Jul 12 Burial of John COULTER (1803-1830) of Anavacky - recorded in Creggan Parish Register.

1834 May 1-3

Will and codicils of Robert Ellis BAILIE of Shortstone concerning lands in Annaghavackey. Half of his lands at Annaghavackey were willed to his son, Rev, John BAILIE. Lands not devised to Rev John BAILIE were to go to his son, William BAILIE in some sort of trust. William’s keeping of hounds and “state of concubinage” with Mary Anne McLAREN. Four years after the death of his father, William BAILIE married and had six known (lawful) children: Margaret; Robert Ellis; William Frederick; Jane: Henry Victor and Charles Edward.


1835 Feb 5

Marriage agreement between Thomas BRADFORD of Carnbeg and Margaret WALLACE of Roachdale. Her brother-in-law Robert DICKIE of Roachdale was also involved in the agreement. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1835Feb5-BRADFORD-WALLACE.html

1835 Apr 26 Birth of Eliza COULTER, daughter of James & Margaret COULTER of Annavackey - recorded in Creggan Parish Register.


Marriage agreement of William BAILIE and Adelaide Louisa de GUERIN involving 50 acres of Annaghavackey. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1838Aug15-BAILEY-GUERIN.html

1842 Aug 19

Dr. Robert DICKIE before leaving for India left his mother an annuity to be paid out of rents from his holdings in Annaghavackey ``set yearly without lease to John Thomas DICKIE, William CHARLETON and Thomas BRADFORD``. His mother, Mary Anne DICKIE nèe WALLACE, lived at Roachdale House. This would have been two years after the death of her husband, Robert DICKIE. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1842Aug19-DICKIE-Robert-will.html

1847 Mar 26

Andrew Coulter BRADFORD leaves his “one divided moiety of Achavackey otherwise Roachdale” to James Birch GILLMER, Thomas McCULLAGH and William CHARLETON. Cavanore & Anahavackey contain jointly about 100 acres & was considered quite a model farm so admirably had it been managed by Mr. Bradford & it was provided with a very fine residence & every article of the best & most improved description necessary for its management SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1847_will_AC_Bradford.htm

1840 Nov 16

By indenture bearing date the 16th day of November, 1840, and made between the said Rev. John Bailie and Robert Bailey, of the one part, and the said William Bailey, of the other part, after reciting the said will and codicils of the said Robert Ellis Bailie, and his death, it is witnessed that in consideration of natural love and affection, the said John Bailie and Robert Bailey did thereby demise, release, and forever quit claim unto the said William Bailey all the estate, right, title, property claim and demand which they then had or might therein after have, into, out of, or upon the said part of the said lands of Annaghavackey not devised to said John SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1856Jan22-BAILIE.html

1842 June 6

For £1200 William BAILIE leased his share of Annaghavackey to Isaac WARREN. Isaac WARREN died and his executors wanted to sell the land. The 1856 Court case resulted from this transaction. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1856Jan22-BAILIE.html

1851 May 3

The Dr. POLLOCK who attended to Samuel COULTER as he lay dying rented a dispensary from Samuel BRADFORD at Annaghavackey. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/newsclippings/1851May11-SamuelCOULTER.html

1854 Thomas BRADFORD leased 45 acres from Hugh O'Callaghan (NOTE: I can't recall my source)

1856 Jan 22

Court Case: Upon the decease of the said Robert Ellis Bailie, his third son, William, entered into possession  and receipt of the rents of the part of the said lands of Annaghavackey, not devised to testator’s son,[Rev.] John Bailie SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1856Jan22-BAILIE.html


It is totally owned by DICKIEs, BAILIEs and BRADFORDs. SEE http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/Louth-GriffithsTable.html

1874 Aug 17

The probate of the will of Margaret BRADFORD had Alexander DICKIE of Roachdale, Hackballscross, Dundalk named as one of the executors. SEE: http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/TABLES/BRADFORD-will-Probates.html

1879 Oct 29

PRONI Will Abstracts: The Will of William Bailie late of Annaghavackey County Louth Gentleman deceased who died 29 October 1879 at same place was proved at Armagh by the oaths of Henry Victor Bailie Charles Edward Bailie and Alfred Bailie all of Annaghavackey Farmers the Executors. Effects under £50.

1881 Jun 28

Court Case: Between- Emily Wilhelmina COULTER and Harriett BAILIE, by John COULTER their next friend. SEE:


1893 Nov 6

PRONI will abstracts: Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) of the personal estate of Henry Victor Bailie late of Annaghavackey County Louth Farmer who died 6 November 1893 at same place were granted at Armagh to Mary Jane Bailie of Annaghavackey Widow a Legatee. Effects £62 2s. 6d.

1895 Nov 23

Another Court Case. John DICKIE of Malahide gives his evidence to Chancery. Now the Samuel Bailie COULTER who was the son of the murdered Samuel COULTER (d 1851) and Mary BAILIE is involved and referencing the lives relating to Annaghavackey  in the earlier documents. http://www.thesilverbowl.com/documents/1895Nov23-DICKIE.html

1896 Aug 25

Death of Alfred DICKIE of Roachdale, son of Robert DICKIE and Mary Anne WALLACE and husband of Anna Maria McCULLAGH.

1901 The census shows the widow Mary Anne BAILIE living there with her three unmarried children, her brother James BAILIEand a boarder Robert BAILIE.

1933 Jun 1

DICKIE June 1, 1933, suddenly of heart failure, Alexander Alfred Dickie, Roachdale, Dundalk. Funeral (strictly private) to Kane this day (Monday). Belfast papers please copy.



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