Tartan TOWNLAND

KilmacumsyCounty Roscommon

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An Tortán aka Tartan is a townland situated just south of Ballinameen Village and the townland of Dooneen (about halfway between Frenchpark and Elphin). 

In 1641, prior to the invasion of Cromwell, Tartan was owned by Terrence McDermott aka Traolach Mac Diarmada, a Catholic (who owned 26 townlands in north Roscommon at this time). Tartan, with its 190 profitable plantation acres (aka "Irish acres") and 64 unprofitable, was forfeited to the Duke of York. 

 

THE LANDLORD

By the 19th century, Tartan was the property of Guy Lloyd Esq. of Hackford Vale (Norfolk, England) and subsequently Guy Lloyd Jun. (1803-1860) of Croghan House

 

THE TENANTS

In 1824, the farmer with the largest holding here (large enough to fall liable for tithes) was: John Moran. In addition, there were two rundale farming "partnerships" being represented by: Patrick Donoher and Edmund Flanagan. On the 1837 OS 6" map these familial rundale clusters can be observed as follows:

TARTAN NORTH-EAST centred around farm #3 & #4  (CAIN aka KANE 1829+1857)  also Ferrall, Roddy, Keane

1811 Patrick Ferrell & Brigid Conlon (sp: Thomas Roddy & Mary Cain / Keane)

TARTAN NORTH-WEST centred around farm #29 (NOONE 1857) # 30 (BEIRNE 1857)

TARTAN SOUTH-CENTRAL centred around farm #16 (BEIRNE 1857)  #6 (SHANNON 1857) & #18 (KELLY 1857)  also Donnegan

1815 Phillip Dooneken & Brigid Shannon (sp: John Doonekin & Mary Shannon) 

 

 

[Research by Rua ©2019]

References

ORIENTATION: Tartan Ireland VIEW SOURCE
PLACENAME: Tartan / Tartane / Taertayne Ireland VIEW SOURCE
DOWN SURVEY 1641: "Tarton, Kill McCompsey" Ireland VIEW SOURCE
See Elphin Census of 1749 Ireland
TITHE APPLOTMENTS 1825 Ireland VIEW SOURCE
RC parish of Elphin Ireland VIEW SOURCE
Freeholders Registration 1832 Ireland VIEW SOURCE
GRIFFTHS 1857 Ireland VIEW SOURCE

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