Townlands of Drumderg, Dunmurry and Glebe in the Parish of Ballynascreen

This material was produced for a talk that I gave to Ballynascreen Historical Society in 2009 on researching townlands in Ballynascreen parish. The townlands of Drumderg, Dunmurry and Glebe were chosen as exemplars.

Map showing all of the Townlands within the Parish of Ballynascreen
Map of the District Electoral Divisons [D.E.D.s] in Draperstown Dispensary District  
Sketch map showing the Drumderg/Dunmurry locality Sketch map showing the Glebe locality
Population figures 1831-1926 for the three townlands

Below you will find links to a number of sources relating to the three townlands in the parish. These sources should enable you to trace families and properties within each of these townlands from the 1830s to the early twentieth century.

Drumderg Dunmurry Glebe
1825 Tithe Applotment 1825 Tithe Applotment N/A [Churchland]
1831 Census Returns 1831 Census Returns N/A [illegible microfilm]
1833 Ordnance Survey Map 1833 Ordnance Survey  Map 1833 Ordnance Survey Map
1857 Ordnance Survey Map   1857 Ordnance Survey Map 1857 Ordnance Survey Map
1859 Griffith's Valuation Map 1859 Griffith's Valuation Map 1859 Griffith's Valuation Map
1859 Griffith's Printed Valuation 1859 Griffith's Printed Valuation 1859 Griffith's Printed Valuation
Go to askaboutireland.ie for the Griffith's Printed Valuation and Valuation Map for any townland in Ireland.
Griffith's Revisions 1860-1911 * Griffith's Revisions 1860-1911 Griffith's Revisions 1860-1911
1901 Census Households 1901 Census Households 1901 Census Households
1901 Census Families [Excel] 1901 Census Families [Excel] 1901 Census Families [Excel]
Go to 1911 Online Census of Ireland for details of families and houses in any townland in Ireland.

I also used civil and church records  to research some of the families in Drumderg and Dunmurry. See the paper on Researching Families in Drumderg and Dunmurry before 1922. See also - some Drumderg Marriages 1857-1899 and some Dunmurry Marriages 1854-1890.  

* Click here to see examples of some of the actual pages from the Griffith's Revision Books for Drumderg.

Also you might want to look at this summary of  sources to consult when researching townlands.

Copyright 2013 W.Macafee.