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Tithe Applotment Book

Parish of Ardristan

County Carlow

 Source: Contributed by  Susie Warren 

The following was taken from the "Tithe Applotment Book, Aghade (1828) Reference Tithe Applotment Book 3/43, a copy of which is held at the County Carlow Library.

Extent of each Farm   Parish of Ardristan    Rate per acre Amount of Annual Composition    
(Irish Measure)              
    TOWNLAND OF ROSCAT          
Acres Roods Occupiers     £ s. d.
               
48   Edward Eustace Esq. 1 3/4½ 8 2  
9   Patrick Byrne 2 2/9½ 1 5
2   Patrick Byrne 3 2/11   5 10
4   James Aughney 4 2/-   8 -
1 2 James Aughney 5 2/11   4
1   Joseph Aughney 6 2/11   2 11
1 2 Bartholomew Kealey 7 2/11   4
9   Patrick Somers 8 2/7½ 1 3 5
13   John Marshall 9 2/6¾ 1 13
6 2 Patrick Murphy 10 2/5   15
    Michael Redmond          
14   Joseph Aughney 11 2/5¼ 1 14
8 2 John Nurse 12 2/10¾ 1 4 7
1   Patrick Somers 13 2/11   2 11
6   Patrick Somers 14 2/5½   14 9
1   Thomas Nicholson 15 3/9½   3
30   Patrick Murphy 16 2/11 4 8 6
156              
  .       £ s. d.
11   James Bulger 17 2/6½ 1 8 5
31   Thomas Bulger 18 2/2 3 7 2
11   Widow Gahan 19 3/1 1 13 11
11   Michael Foley 20 3/1 1 13 11
2   Widow Keeley 21 3/9½   7 7
1   Widow Gorman 22 3/9½   3 9
24 2 William Nurse 23 3/5½ 4 4
6 2 Henry Marshall 24 3/7 1 3 3
4 2 Henry Marshall 25 3/6   15 9
5 1 Thomas Nicholson 26 3/7   18 10
3 3 Thomas Nicholson 27 3/7½   13 6
10   William Nicholson 28 3/7¼ 1 16 1
6 2 John Byrne 29 3/7½ 1 3 6
5 1 George Murphy 30 3/6   18 7
1 1 John Kinsella 31 3/9½   4 9
  2 John Kirwan 32 3/9½   1 11
15 2 William Murphy 33 3/7½ 2 5 3
4   William Murphy 34 3/6¾   14 3
6 1 Daniel Neille 35 2/10½   17 11½
160 3            
  .       £ s. d.
2   William Kinsella 36 2/10   5 8
2   Patrick Doyle 37 3/9½   7 7
2   John Murphy 38 3/9½   7 7
4 1 Peter Murphy 39 3/1½   14 -
16   Stephen Aughney 40 3/4½ 2 13 8
3   Peter Nowlan 41 3/9½   11
  2 James Daessers 42 3/9½   1 11
3   Mrs Malone 43 3/9½   11
23   Pierce Byrne 44 3/9½ 4 7
    Patrick Neille          
25   Pierce Byrne 45 3/7½ 4 10
5 1 Patrick Timmins 46 3/7   18
7   John Murphy 47 2/4¾   16 9
6 2 Matthew Kelly 48 3/3¾ 1 1 6
6 2 John Kelly 49 3/3¾ 1 1 6
6 2 James Kelly 50 3/3¾ 1 1 6
6 2 Patrick Kelly 51 3/3¾ 1 1 6
119         £67 19 4
  .            
    TOWNLAND OF ARDRISTAN          
Acres Roods Occupiers     £ s. d.
140   James Eustace Esq. 52 3/5¾ 24 7 1
    Edward Conran          
    Daniel Nowlan          
    Daniel Gafney          
1   Andrew Nowlan 53 3/9½   3
40   James Eustace Esq. 54 3/4½ 6 14 2
1   Stephen Nowlan 55 3/9½   3
67   Mrs Warren 56 2/8½ 9 1
3   John Bulger 57 3/-   9 -
4   Timothy Neille 58 2/2¾   8 11
1   Thomas Neille 59 2/11   2 11
    Laurence Pender          
    Patrick Kenney          
9 2 William Kepple 60 3/- 1 8 6
1   Widow Deegan 61 2/-   2 -
1   Joanna Kinsella 62 2/11   2 11
11   Thomas Headen 63 2/1 3 - 3
29   Edward Murphy 64 2/1 3 - 3
9   John Murphy 65 2/5 1 1 4
  2 Patrick Byrne 66 3/9½   1 11
318 11            
  .       £ s. d.
    James Hefferman          
12   Widow Doyle 67 2/7 1 11 -
    Dennis Byrne          
    Edward Dalton          
3   Bartholomew Nowlan 68 2/-   6 -
11   Darby Dawson 69 2/1 1 2 11
30   Edward Neille [~orse Col] ? 70 1/1½ 1 13 9
7 3 John Murphy 71 3/3 1 5 2
5 2 Patrick Byrne 72 3/6½   19 6
5   James Kinsella 73 3/7½   18
1   Widow Neille 74 3/9½   3
31 2 Henry Nowlan 75 3/6 5 10 3
32   John Warren 76 3/3¼ 5 4 8
  ½ Widow Murray 77 2/11    
137 3       £67 12 7
               
    TOWNLAND OF ELLENGROVE          
Acres Roods Occupiers     £ s. d.
50   Edward Eustace Esq. 78 3/9½ 9 9 7
50              
               
941 2            
  . Ardristan ParishTownlands Viz ~          
          £ s. d.
    Roscat     67 49 4
    Ardristan     67 12 7
    Ellengrove     9 9 7
          £145 1 6

We James Eustace and Pilsworth Whelan Esqrs. Commissioners duly appointed and Sworn under and by virtue of an Act made in the 4th year of King George the 4th hereby Certify and declare that the foregoing Statement contains a true and just assessment and applotment of all Lands not being Tithe free with in the Parish of Ardristan according to the best of our skill and Judgements a sum the Revd. Mr. St. George is entitled to the whole assessment.
James Eustace } Tithe Commissioners 
Pilsworth Whelan
 
PARISH OF ARDRISTAN
The following was taken from the Ordnance Survey, Field Name of Books of County Carlow 1839, Vol I. 914.1882 A - C. a copy of which is held at the County Carlow Library.
Ardristan Ph.

--  B. S. S. M

1

Árd Dristeáin, the height of the brake, or of the place overgrown with brambles.
Ardristan
--   J. O'D.
Ardriston
--  Down Survey   
This parish is situated on the S.W. border of the barony of Rathvilly.  It is bounded on the N. by part of Fennagh ph.;  E. by Tullowphelim ph.;  S. by Aghade ph.; and W. by the phs. of Ballon and Gilbertstown.  It contains 1,570a. 3r. 31p.
It is of very small extent, comprising only two tds.  It is the property of Lord Downes of Bert House, near Athy.  It comprises meadow, pasture and arable land, with a small quantity of bog on the S.W. side.  The river Slaney bounds the east side, and the road from Baltinglass and Tullow to Newtonbarry traverses the ph. from N. to S., passing through its eastern area.  Ardristan House and Ellen Grove House together with the ruins of a church and graveyard are in the parish. The market and post town of Tullow is about 1½ miles distant.
Townlands

 

Ardristan
--  B.S.S.M.

2

See parish name, Section 1.
This td. is ituated in the southern part of the parish.  It contains 858a. 1r. 1p., stature measure.
The proprietor is Lord Downes of Bert House, near Athy.  Agent, John Fitzmaurice of Carlow.  There are about 80 acres of bog in this td.;  the remainder is principally under cultivation.  It produces from 8 to 12 barrels of wheat, from 14 to 18 barrels of oats, or from 80 to 120 barrels of potatoes per Ir. acre.  County Cess is 1s.6d. to 2s. per Ir. acre, paid ½ yearly.  The surface of the td. is undulating, but rising from the S. Ardristan House, Ellen Grove House and the ruins of an old church are in this td.  Rents vary from 6s. to 35s. per Ir. acre.  The road from Tullow to Newtownbarry runs through the td. for about 1¼ miles.  

 

Ruscat

--  B.S.S.M.

3

Ros Cat, the wood of the cats.
 
Roscat

--   J. O'D.

This td. is situated in the northern part of the ph.  It contains 712a. 2r. 3p., statute measure.
The proprietor is Lord Downes.  About 1/3 of this td. is under grass;  the remainder is cultivated.  It produces from 8 to 10 barrels of whear, from 12 to 16 barrels of oats, or from 70 to 100 barrels of potatoes per Ir. acre.  Rents vary from £1 to 30s. per Ir. acre.  Co. Cess is 1s.6d. per Ir. acre paid ½ yearly.  The surface of the td. is nearly level, but rises towards the East.  At the N.E. corner of the td. there is a crossroads, called Castleuisce crossroads.  In the N.W. part of the td. there is a small bridge, called Aghmorough bridge.  The market and post town of Tullow is distant about 1½ miles.
Miscellaneous Features
 
Aghmorough Bridge

-- Local

4

Achadh Murchadha, Murroght's field.
 
Aghmorough Bridge

--  J. O'D.

This bridge is situated in the N.W. part of Roscat townland. It is a stone bridge with 2 small arches, water passing under both arches.  It is built over a stream that is the mering between Roscat td. and the parish of Gilbertstown.
Ardristan Church

-- Local

5

See the name of parish.
 
Situated in the td. of Ardristan.

This was the ancient parochial church, now in ruins.  The walls of the N. side and about half the eastern end are entire and are covered with ivy.  One half of the south side is level with the ground.  The church is of granite, and consisted of a nave and chancel, divided by a pointed arch.  The length of the western portion, or nave, is 39 ft.;  that of the eastern portion, or chancel, is 21 ft., the total length of the church being 60ft., according to our measurments (P. O'Keefe).  There is no window of the church perfect.  The graveyard, in which there are numerous head-stones, has not been much used for many years.  it is now chiefly a Protestant burying-ground.

Ardristan House

 

6

Situated in Ardristan td., about 2 miles from the town of Tullow. 
This is a good, two-story house, slated, and with good slated stables and offices.  It is occupied by the proprietor, Hardy Eustace, Esq.
Ellen Grove
-- Local

7

Situated in Ardristan td., and is a subdenomination thereof.  It is occupied by Mr. Cokely, a gentleman farmer. 

The residence is 2 stories high, slated, and is seemingly going to decay.  Attached to it are middling good stated stables and offices.  The post-town Tullow is 1½ miles distant.

End of the Parish of Ardristan
The following was taken from "A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland" written by Samuel Lewis in 1837, copies of which can be found in many Genealogical Libraries throughout the world.
ARDRISTIN, a parish, in the barony of RATHVILLY, county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, l¾  mile (S. W. by W.) from Tullow, on the road to Clonegal ; containing 543 inhabitants.  
It comprises 1525 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act ; and within its limits is a part of the suburbs of the town of Tullow, called the Green and Tullow-beg.  Except one townland entirely surrounded by the parish of Aghade, it is bounded on the east and south-east by the river Slaney.  More than one-half of its surface consists of meadow and pasture land ; the rest, with the exception of a small tract of bog, is arable.  
It formerly constituted part of the union of Aghade : the living is now a distinct impropriate curacy, in the diocese of Leighlin, and in the patronage of the Bishop ; the tithes amount to £145.  The ruins of the church, situated on the townland of Ardristin, are divided by a pointed arch and are 63 feet in length. 

In the R. C. divisions it forms part of the union or district of Tullow.

I have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible in transcribing the information however it is possible that errors may have occurred. Data should be verified against original copies and sources.

Source:  Susie Warren

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