Tithe Applotment books parish of Templemore 1772-1793
Tithe applotment books parish of Templemore, Co. Derry 1772-1793
Tithes were payments made to the Established Church of Ireland and were paid irrespective of religious affiliation (therefore resented by Catholic and Presbyterians who felt coerced into supporting the minority Church of Ireland). Very few tithe records exist pre-1823 when the Tithe Composition Act was formally introduced to regulate payments. It is fortunate that tithe applotment books have survived for the civil parish of Templemore (the city of Derry and Liberties). The records effectively record all tithe payers in the barony of the North West Liberties (to distinguish from the North East Liberties in Coleraine).
Copies of the original tithe applotment documents can be found amongst the records of St Columb's Church of Ireland at PRONI reference MIC/1/291
Volume 24 = 1772-1778
Volume 25 = 1778-1884
Volume 26 = 1786-1793
These volumes contain the names of thousands of tithe payers in and around the city in the period 1772-1793.
DETAILS OF LOCATION OF TITHE PAYERS, 1792
The City of Londonderry & Suburbs
Bishop Street (1-452)
Butcher Street Ward (453-605)
Shipquay Street (606-751)
Ferry Quay Street (752-1128)
There are approximately 1,128 named individuals listed and the amount of tithe payment given for the whole city. In addition the records contain the names of hundreds of individuals who resided in the Liberties (but they are not numbered):
UPPER LIBERTIES (names as in original)
Mullenan, Bellyougory, Termonbacca, Mill & Park, Crievagh, Killea, Ballynagowan & Edenballymore
Eloughmore, Ballynagallagh, Ballyarnet, Ballynagard, Ballynasallo, Shantallo, Cosquin, Ballynagrorty, Whitehouse, Springtown, PennyBurn & Cloughlas
After the Lower Liberties are list of tithe payers in INCH and BURT
Lisfannan, Corroreagh, Bonamean, Skeog, Dundrean, Eloughbeg, Ballyderoan, Drumhagart, Gortcormican
THE LOWER PART OF THE PARISH
Carcumoile, Sappock, Derryvane, Craig, Muff, Ardmore, Iskisheen, Tuer, Drumsallen, Aught, Three Trees & Trimity.