surveyed on 9th November 1831. Below is
a copy of a page* from that valuation
[VAL/1/B/514A]. At that
time the valuers and the creators of the
first edition of the Six Inch Ordnance
Survey Map took Drumadreen to include
the adjoining townlands of Mulkeeragh
and Drumaduff. The houses that are
listed on the page that I have included
here refer mostly to the townland of
Drumadreen as it is identified on the
later 1858 Griffith's Valuation Map.
The houses in the
Townland Valuation are numbered 5, 6, 7
and 8 in the page below - 5, R. Barnett,
6, J. King, 7, W. Long and 8 J.
Barnett. The other two houses marked
numbers 9 and 10 [Smith and White] were
actually in the adjoining townland of
Mulkeeragh. Only one of the houses in Drumadreen, that of J. Barnett, number
8, was finally included in the
valuation. This was because its
valuation was £3.14.0. i.e. it met the
£3.00 criterion for inclusion.
valuation map that I have used is
really a copy of the first edition of
the Ordnance Survey Map c.1833 and I
have marked two of the original numbers,
7 and 8 [in red] on this map to show the
houses of William Long and J. Barnett.
I cannot be absolutely sure about houses
5 and 6 [R. Barnett and J. King] except
to say that I am certain they were at
the top end of the townland. Note that
these R. Barnet and J. King's
houses were slated. Unfortunately, this
is all the information provided on the
four houses. The other information on
the page below refers to the quality of
various areas of land, and their
valuations, within the townland. Note
that these areas do not correspond to
individual farmers' holdings.
Incidentally, this is the reason why
this valuation format was scrapped and
replaced by the later Griffith's
[Tenement] Valuation which valued
individual holdings or tenements.
* Note that this page has
been constructed from two pages 6 and 7
in the manuscript book. -
click here to see the two original
pages which are difficult to read.
Copyright 2010 W. Macafee.