The Commissioners for the first Composition of Tithes in the civil parish of Killummod in the Diocese of Elphin to be appointed in April 1827 were:
- John Lloyd Esq. of Smithhill, Elphin (clerk) who was the father of the Rev. John Lloyd of Smith hill murdered in 1847.
- Thomas Roycroft Esq. of Danesfort. They both had to swear that they possessed a Clear Personal Estate of one thousand pounds (over and above all outstanding debts and incumbrances) to qualify for the position.
The Tithe Applotment Books are a vital source for genealogical research for the pre-Famine period. The manuscripts lists under the name of each townland (or sub-townland): the landholders' names, the amount of land held (in Irish plantation acres), the quality of the land (1st, 2nd class etc) and the sums to be paid in tithes. The books provide only the name of the head representative of each farm and not other family members (or partners sharing the farm). To discover other family names that may have resided in a given townland at this time, church records and Griffith's Valuation can help fill in the gap. Very often among poorer families farms were shared in a rundale clachán (a family co-operative of in-laws). Some who should have fallen liable managed to avoid the list. Urban areas were not included.
The manuscripts books for Killummod from this time have not been digitally imaged, click here for the 1842 tithe registers for Killummod.
- To BROWSE the Tithe Records by NAME for the parish of Killummod in 1842 click HERE.
- To BROWSE the Tithe Records by PLACE for the parish of KIllummod* in 1842 click HERE. *This National Archives filter lists additional townlands NOT in the civil parish of Killummod near Croghan, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
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