Townland Valuation of BallymacallionBallymacallion was surveyed on 14th February 1832. Below is a copy of a page from that valuation [VAL/1/B/518A]. Only five houses were regarded as of sufficient value for inclusion and these houses with the names of their occupiers are shown in the copy of the page below. The numbers correspond to numbers on the accompanying valuation map. Actually the map that I have used is really a copy of the first edition of the Ordnance Survey Map c.1833. I was particularly interested in locating the house of William Guiler who was the father-in-law of Samuel Long, one of the families that I have used in the case studies. Guiler's house was number 5, close to the Gelvin Burn which was boundary between Ballymacallion and the adjoining townland of Lenamore. Unfortunately there is no further information on the age, condition, dimensions, etc. of these houses.
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