a copy of the first edition of the Ordnance Survey map showing
the townland of Ballynahone Beg and surrounding townlands. This
map was the base map used by the valuers. The resulting map
was a valuation map [VAL/1/A in PRONI]. However, it can
be difficult to read the house numbers on the valuation map
because most of the numbers on it refer to plots of land indicating
different areas of soil quality within the townland. Because
I only wanted the house numbers I did not use the VAL/1/A/5/36
valuation map. Instead, I have added only the house numbers
to the OS Map covering the townland [OS/6/5/36/1]. The numbers
are in red.
sets of buildings are numbered on the Ballynahone Beg map.
Note that these numbers are the numbers in red in the page
from the valuation book. I added these red numbers against
the original numbers [in black] in the book. The renumbering
took place because many of the original houses valued were
not included in the final valuation because they did not reach
the criteria set for inclusion . Often the valuers did not
renumber the book. One house, that of James McLean, was not
included because its valuation £2.15.2 did not reach the criteria.
Note the words "wont come in" added by a valuer
at a later date indicating that it would not be included.
I have put a red X on the map
to indicate where I think this house was located.
relatively easy to match these houses to the houses in the
later 1859 valuation map, mainly because the houses in this
townland lie along a road running east to west across the
townland. I think the valuers in 1831originally numbered the
houses in the same order as the valuers in the later 1859
Griffith's Valuation i.e from west to east. However, when
they numbered for the1833 map, they numbered from east to
west. If James McLean's house had been included I think it
would have been number 1. Certainly the location I have numbered
on this map is the same location where John and Robert McLean
lived in 1859.