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From: Hugh Watkins <>
Subject: Re: County Tyrone
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 11:56:47 +0100
Hugh Watkins wrote:
> Jennifer Cole wrote:
>> "Rachel & Robert H Smith" <> wrote in message
>>> Look on the web or in a large library for Samuel Lewis" Topographical
>>> Dictionary of Ireland.It has articles on every parish, town and
>>> county. It will tell you all the churches, chapels, meeting houses
>>> that existed in 1834, as well as ancient ruins. Most of the entries
>>> are very detailed and you will learn a lot about all kinds of other
>>> things, named houses, crops, geography, markets, important persons,
>>> holidays, history, schools and the physical characteristics of the land.
>>> Rachel Smith
>>>> Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 11:40:48 -0700
>>>> From: John Whine <>
>>>>> John Whine wrote:
>>>>>> I've been trying to locate records of my GG Grandfather, Neil
>>>>>> in Dromore Parish, Circa 1825, in County Tyrone.
>>>>>> I've been searching all catholic records for 10 years.
>>>>>> I just discovered that my GG Grandfather was of the protestant
>>>>>> Would anyone know, what protestant denomination churches would be in
>>>>>> this area?
>>>>>> Any assistance will be most appreciated.
>>>> On a death cert. ofone of my ancesters, it lists his birthplace as
>>>> Drumgormill, has anybody heard of this place please
>> Jennifer Cole Australia.
> neither Drumgor nor Craigavon are listed under those names
> from Google
> Drumgor, County Armagh
> Drumgor Primary School, Southern, Craigavon, Armagh
> Nearby Cities and Towns
> West North East South
> Killyvally (0.4 nm)
> Danesfort (0.6 nm) Bellahillan Bridge (1.4 nm)
> Crossdoney (1.7 nm)
> Lisnamandra (1.1 nm)
> so a water mill or a wind mill or a factory ?
> ask here
> John Trimble (Honorary Secretary)
> Craigavon Historical Society
> 103 Drumgor Park
> Co. Armagh
> BT65 4AH
> Northern Ireland
> Contact email:
> Some of the members of the Society who have been engaged in the project
> in the area between Lurgan and Portadown have been interested in the old
> Stage Coach route between the two towns.
> This is the road we know as the old Lurgan-Portadown Road, and meanders
> and twists through the townlands of Legahory, Drumgor, Moyraverty,
> Crossmachilly, Lisnamintry, Lylo, and Ballyhannon. Much research has
> still to be carried out, but the members of the teams engaged in this
> area are convinced that this old road has revealed much character in
> some of the older buildings along the route. A considerable amount of
> historical data has and still is coming to light.
> The present main thoroughfare between Lurgan and Portadown was
> constructed in 1835 so previous to that date all traffic, the coaches
> and horses, private vehicles and possibly highway robbers, passed along
> the old road.
> Possibly Craigavon was a "station's town" that grew after the coming of
> the new highway or the railway (if there is one )
> Drumgore West Road
> Drumgore Road
> d: Friday, 18 February 2005, 07:45 GMT
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> Church fire treated as suspicious
> A fire at a church in Craigavon, County Armagh, is being treated as
> suspicious by police.
> The hall at St Saviour's Church of Ireland at Drumgore West Road was
> badly damaged in the blaze.
> Fire officer Lloyd Crawford said the blaze was spreading rapidly when
> they arrived at the scene.
> He said they managed to stop it from spreading into the main body of the
> church, where "it could easily have resulted in total destruction".
> unfortunately the satellite picture for Craigavon is poor
> but the wiggly road is clearly the old coaching road
> and the lake *may* have a river with mill(s) on it down stream
oops I ignored the Tyrone bit
"Tyrone, a county of Ireland, province of Ulster, bounded NE by
Londonderry, E by lough Neagh, SE by Armagh, S by Monaghan, SW by
Fermanagh, and W by Donegal. It is about 43 Irish m. long, and from 18
to 33 broad, and contains 35 parishes. A great portion of it is rough
and mountainous; in many parts the soil is rich and fertile, and equally
calculated for tillage or for pasture. Principal rivers, the Blackwater,
Foyle, Mounterlouny, Drimna, Fentona, Owenreagh, Longfield, Derg, and
Fin. The linen manufacture is in a most flourishing condition through
the whole extent of the district. Pop. 259,691. Capital, Dungannon."
[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]
Hearth Money - Dungannon
Transcribed by Rose Cranston
'What were the Hearth Money Rolls'?
It was a tax that was levied against the number of Hearths
(fireplaces/chimneys) that each house had.They list people, parish by
parish, who paid a tax of 2 shillings on each hearth.
*County Tyrone Hearth Money Roll 1670, Poll Book 1660."LDS film #1279356
*Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
1664 Hearth Money Roll T.283/D/2
1666 Hearth Money Roll T.307
HEARTH MONEY ROLLS BARONY OF DUNGANNON 1666
a more modern spelling used by the archives PRO NI
Parish of Donaghenry
Drumgormal Tyrone Stewartstown 47
Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - Donaghenry, County Tyrone
Bell James Drumgormal
TYR 039:016DONAGHENRYHOLY WELL: FRIAR'S WELL H83707211
TYR 039:017GLEBE (DONAGHENRY)PRE-NORMAN & MEDIEVAL CHURCH &
TYR 039:018DONAGHENRYSTANDING STONEScheduledH83537206
Northern Ireland Sites and Monuments Database
On the summit of a low knoll, with fine views all round. The graveyard,
surrounded by a modern wall, is rectangular, 55m E-W x 33.5m N-S. Access
to the churchyard is via a gate in the SW corner. The main feature is
the remains of the church, surviving as 4 banks of loose stone which
define a rectangular hollow, 10m N-S x 15m E-W, with a definite entrance
on the N side. The area immediately surrounding the church is mounded
due to multiple burial. Some of their graveslabs appear to be quite
early, with Latin inscriptions.
unfortunately not linked to a map yet
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