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My ancestor William Looby is listed in the Tithe Applotment Books from 1830 residing in Ahanasack. Unfortunately, I've been unable to find any other record of this townland or its location. I was hoping someone with some local historical knowledge might assist. Was Ahanasack consolidated into another townland or was its name changed?  I appreciate anyone's assistance!


Thursday 19th Dec 2019, 04:22PM

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  • jflooby:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Just so you know, I'm not local. The Tithe listing for Galbally is dated 1830 and the Griffiths Valuation for Co. Limerick was in 1850. There is a William Looby in Galbally parish in the Griffiths.for Galbally parish in Ballynamona townland. is that your William?  If so, likely the place name of Ahanasack was merged into the official townland of Ballynamona when townlands were standardized around 1850.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 19th Dec 2019, 08:08PM
  • Thanks for the reply, Roger!  Yes, the William apearing in Griffith's Valuation In Ballinamona is my 3rd-great grandfather. But in the earlier Tithe Applottment, there are two William Looby' in Ballinamona & another in Ahanasack. My speculation was that the Ahanasck William was the father of the Ballinamona William. But I had wondered if Ahanasack was adjacent to Ballinamona. You mention that townlands were standardized in 1850?  Could you educate me on what that process was?  Thanks so much for your assistance. 


    Thursday 19th Dec 2019, 09:43PM
  • Here is a John Grenham blog item from January 2018 which provides a little info on your question.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 20th Dec 2019, 04:58PM

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