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Andrew McFarland family tree
Location, lease, and value of the McFarland family farm from 1821 to the 1850s Ireland (No. 12 below)
Griffith's Valuation for Armaloughy Townland (Image below)
Map showing Armaloughy Townland within larger maps of Northern Ireland
Map showing farm of Andrew McFarland within the townland Armaloughy
Modifications of tenancy in 1931 (CD or DVD only)

No. and Letters
of Reference to
Map
Names Description of Tenement Area


A = acres
R = rood
= ¼ acre

P = perch
= 30 sq. yds

Rateable Annual Valuation
£ (pounds)
s (shillings)
d (pence)
Total Annual
Valuation
of Rateable
Property
Townlands and Occupiers Immediate Lessors Land Buildings
  ARMALUGHEY     A.   R.   P. £   s   d. £   s   d. £   s   d.
  (Ord. S. 53 & 60)
Map reference
           
1 John Wigam Thomas Mann House and Land 8   0   20 6   10   0 0   10   0 7   0   0
2 Patrick Rogers ...same... House, offices and Land 11   1   25 8   15   0 0   15   0 2   10   0
3 William Bell ...same... Land 3   1   30 2   15   0   2   15   0
4 A Andrew Wigam ...same... Land 9   2   20 7   15   0   in red below
4 B Andrew Wigam ...same... Land 1   3   30 1   17   0   in red below
4 C Andrew Wigam ...same... House, offices, and Land 10   1   26 9   10   0 1   0   0 in red below
4 D Andrew Wigam ...same... Land 3   1   20 2   8   0   in red below
10 A d Andrew Wigam ...same... Office and garden 0   0   28 0   3   0 0   5   0 23   0   0
4 A a John Conner Andrew Wigam House     0   5   0 0   5   0
B a School house (see exemptions)          
5 John Boyd Thomas Mann Land 4   1   0 3   5   0   3   5   0
6 Thomas Beatty ....same... Land 5   2   0 2   0   0   2   0   0
7 A Margaret Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 3   1   30 1   15   0   in red below
7 B Margaret Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 1   1   20 51   10   0 3   10   0 in red below
10 A c Margaret Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 0   0   20 0   5   0   57   0   0
8 A James Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 1   3   0 1   5   0   in red below
8 B James Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 2   0   5 1   17   0   in red below
8 C James Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 7   0   20 5   10   0   in red below
8 D James Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 11   1   25 7   8   0 1   5   0 in red below
10 A c James Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 0   0   12     17   5   0
9 A Thomas Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 16   0   35 12   10   0 in red below in red below
9 B Thomas Hopper ...same... House, offices, and land 1   3   10 0   15   10 1   5   0 14   10   0
10 A a Samuel Wigam ...same... Ho, off, labs, bc & land 22   2   15 19   0   0 1   15   0 in red below
10 B Samuel Wigam ...same... Ho, off, labs, bc & land 0   2   10 0   10   0   21   5   0
- b Lydia Boyd Samuel Wigam House     0   5   0 0   5   0
- f Ann Boylan James Hopper House     0   5   0 0   5   0
- g John M. Kew ...same... House     0   5   0 0   5   0
11 Alexander Downes Thomas Mann House, offices, and land 12   1   35 9   0   0 1   10   0 10   10   0
12 Andrew M ' Farlane ....same... House, offices, and land 47   1   30 31   10   0 2   10   0 34   0   0
      Total Rateable Property 253   2   36 187   15   0 15   5   0 203   0   0

Entry in Townland INISHMAGH, also Carnteel Parish, for John Sadleir
No. and Letters
of Reference to
Map
Names Description of Tenement Area


A = acres
R = rood
= ¼ acre

P = perch
= 30 sq. yds

Rateable Annual Valuation
£ (pounds)
s (shillings)
d (pence)
Total Annual
Valuation
of Rateable
Property
Townlands and Occupiers Immediate Lessors Land Buildings
  INISHMAGH     A.   R.   P. £   s   d. £   s   d. £   s   d.
  (Ord. S. 53)            
5c
John Sadleir Sir Wm. Verner, Bart. House and Garden 0   1   0 0   5   0 5   0   0 5   5   0

The first above table transcribes the valuation table for Armaloughey Townland in the image below (printing date 1860).

The table below transcribes an 1821 court record certifying that Andrew McFarland leases the above 47-acre farm. Two other people are named in the lease agreement. This record is part of a larger record covering Armaloughy Townland which is available through the Mormon Church.
No. on Map No. Denominations Tenants' Names Quantity of land in statute measure Quantity in late Irish plantation measure Yearly rent and rent charge Gale days Tenants' tenure
23 12 same Andrew McFarland
A.
47
  R.
0
  P.
30
A.
29
  R.
0
  P.
21
£
10
  s.
7
  d.
7
1st May and 1st Nov Lease from Sir John Stewart, Bart., to Andrew McFarland, dated 2nd November 1821, for lives of lessee, James McFarland, and Mervyn Stewart Wilson (all still living). Covenant for perpetual renewal on payment of 1s. fine on fall of each life. Lease reserves to lessor all mines, minerals, timber, and royalties, and reserves to lessee a right of Turbary on Bog of Ballymackilroy (Lot 9, second division). £10 late currency yearly rent reserved.

The image below is transcribed by the table above. The image was trucated; click on the image to see original.

The Ordnance Survey Map of Armaloughey is below, showing the farm and buildings of Andrew McFarland the elder
(born 1790) as plot number 12 at the lower edge. The map is about a half-mile across and shows elevation contours. The brown numbers correspond to property residents named in the Griffith's Valuation above. The village of Ballygawley is just off the upper left corner of this map. Roads shown on this map are also shown on more recent maps in 2008. To see a (6 MB) more detailed image, click on the image below, or click here.
This map was downloaded free from www.Irishorigins.com, but the procedures at this website would make it more difficult to download in 2012.
Revised Valuations Armalughey: these records note changes in acreages or occupiers and map numberings. held by Andrew McFarland leasing from Thomas Mann. C1860 in the Townland of Armalughey Parish of Carnteel; Ordnance Survey Map O.S.53 & 60: number on map . Acres , Roods , Perches (12; 4; 7; 1; 30; Paying £34 per annum)

In 1873 Andrew McFarland took over the farm #11 of Alexander Downes, Number on map , Acres , Roods , Perches (11 ; 12 ; 1; 35 ; Paying £10 – 10 - 00 per annum)

In 1879 the farms were combined paying £44 – 10 –00 per annum. In 1885 they were split and No11 changed to William Williamson and No 12 remained in Andrew McFarland’s name. No12 remained in Andrews name until 1893 when it changed to M. J. Fiddis he was replaced by James & Patrick McKenna in 1913. As of 2017, the farm is owned by Oliver Cootes, age about 75, and his son; Tom McFarland met Oliver at his house on 14 August 2017. Oliver remembered that his farm was once owned by McFarland.

Number 3 on map (not copied below) ; Acres ; Roods ; Perches (3 ; 3 ; 1 ; 30 ; Paying £2 – 15 - 00 per annum)

Adam Bell held the above farm he was replaced by Mary Bell in 1882 in 1889 she was replaced by Robert McFarland. Jim looked at the 1930 book and this is what he found. #3 Robert McFarland still noted in 1930.

The map below is on non-circulating microfiche (6341637) at the Mormon Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
The maps above and below cover roughly the same land. Color was added below to emphacize certain features.


The modern satellite image is below (from Google , 2011) . Roads on the two maps (above and below) are mostly identical. However, in 2011, the A4 highway was re-located southward and now comes very close to the McFarland farm. This image is just off the upper left corner in the following link to Google maps:
Zoom-able Satellite photo
alternate access to above photos
 
The McFarland Farm close up.

{A} is original 1850 home, currently well-maintained.
[B] is newer home used by the son of the current owner
[C} are buildings removed for new construction seen below
[D] is l;ocation of camera for first photo below
 


The McFarland farm in 2017. Center,(facing camera) is current owner Oliver Cootes; at the left, Oliver's son (blue coat), and to the right of Oliver, an official of the Aughnacloy COI, and Tom McFarland (great-great-grandson of the 1850 owner). Behind Tom McFarland is Fred Wilson, another great-great-grandson of the 1850 owner. View looks south (down) from point [D] on the satellite photo above. The older structure on the right is building [E] in the satellite image. Behind the camera to the left is the original well-maintained farmhouse [A], shown in photos further down..


The original (but up-dated) McFarland farmhouse in 2017. This is building [A] in the satellite image above. Camera looking north (up)


The interior (kitchen) of original McFarland farmhouse in 2017. This is again building [A] in the satellite image above..


A new dwelling on the McFarland farm in 2017. This is building [B] in the satellite image above. Camera looking west.
People standing in the doorway are Norah Brown-Davis, Oliver Cootes (owner of farm), and Tom McFarland


This older aerial photo is hanging on an interior wall of the Cootes home in 2017.
Referring to the satellite photo above, in the foreground is building [A]; building [B] has not yet been built.