Tornagrough Townland, Stoneyford

Ordnance Survey Memoirs

The following extract is from "Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland – Parishes of County Antrim II 1832 – 1838". Thanks to The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen’s University of Belfast for permission to use this extract.

Longevity

Richard Drane of Turnagrough, farmer, is now in the 90th year of his age and to a moderate extent possessed of all his natural faculties, and still able to conduct his farming business, attend the neighbouring fairs and markets and work when necessity requires it. His wife, Mary Drane, is in her 85th year of her age and in tolerable possession of her faculties, but grievously troubled with rheumatic pains; but yet retentive and quick of apprehension. They were both bred in this parish. Informants Richard and Mary Drane.

Markets

Torneygrough: markets Belfast; conveyance: cars and carts: prices: oats 6s 6d per cwt, potatoes 1s per cwt, oatmeal 11s 6d per cwt; charges for conveyance; about 3s per load of about 8 or 10 cwt; produce: potatoes and oats; soil gravelly ; manures: dung ; surface: gently undulating; flax: very little, 1d ha‘penny can be earned by day; spinning: very little; weaving: a little linen and calico; pasture land: principally pasture (mountain); average produce: 100 bushels of potatoes per English acre, 8 cwt of oats.

Emigration

The following extract is from "Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland – Parishes of County Antrim II 1832 – 1838". Thanks to The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen’s University of Belfast for permission to use this extract.

Emigration

The following is a list of the number of persons that have emigrated to America during the years 1835 and 1836. It will show the name, age and religion of each person, the townland in which they resided and the ports to which the different persons have gone, as enumerated from 10th August to 15th September 1837 (all in 1835, to New York except the first named)

James Stewart, 24, from island Kelly to Quebec, Established Church.

James Clark, 28, from Bovolcan, Mark Clark 17, from Bovolcan (both) Established Church.

Rebecca Miller, 25, from Bovolcan, Established Church

John Gallaway, 18, from Bolvolcan, Thomas Gallaway, 18, from Bovolcan, (both) Presbyterian.

Elizabeth Crossen, 20, from Turnagrough, Cathrine Crossen, 18 from Turnagrough (both) Roman Catholic.

Information obtained from William McClure, John Walker and many others. Finished 15th September 1837.

PRONI Will Calendars

The following information is taken from the will calendars in the PRONI and are reproduced with kind permission of Deputy Keeper of the Records, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

John McAuley

Date of Death 17 01 1877
Date of Grant 02 02 1877
Effects under £800
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will (with one Codicil) of John M’Auley late of Turneygroph County Antrim Farmer deceased who died 17 January 1877 at same place was proved at Belfast by the oaths of Patrick Dean of Turneroy and James Tolan of Turneygroph both in same County Farmers the Executors.

George Jordan

Date of Death 26 10 1889
Date of Grant 02 12 1889
Effects £139 10s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of George Jordan late of Tullyrusk County Antrim Farmer who died 26 October 1889 at same place was proved at Belfast by John Jordan of Tullyrusk and Edward Evans of Tornagrough same County Farmers two of the Executors.

James Toland

Date of Death 11 07 1890
Date of Grant 22 09 1890
Effects £134 6s
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

The Will of James Toland late of Tourneygrouph County Antrim Farmer who died 11 July 1890 at same place was proved at Belfast by William John Canmore of Ballymacward said County Farmer the sole Executor.

Cornelius Burns

Date of Death 14 08 1905
Date of Grant 18 10 1905
Effects £446
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Cornelius Burns late of Tornagrough County Antrim Farmer who died 14 August 1905 granted at Belfast to William Higginson J.P.

Robert Watters

Date of Death 11 01 1907
Date of Grant 22 01 1908
Effects £192
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Robert Watters late of Tornagrough County Antrim Farmer who died 11 January 1907 granted at Belfast to Edward Jordan Farmer and Robert Kennedy Cattle Dealer.

James Mulvenna

Date of Death 02 03 1908
Date of Grant 23 03 1908
Effects £496 18s 2d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of James Mulvenna late of Tornagrough County Antrim Farmer who died 2 March 1908 granted at Belfast to John Magill (Junior) Farmer and James Mulvenna (Junior) Joiner.

Collins Burns

Date of Death 17 01 1912
Date of Grant 07 02 1913
Effects £82 19s 9d
Registry: Belfast

Full Abstract:

Probate of the Will of Collins Burns late of Tornagrough County Antrim Farmer who died 17 January 1912 granted at Belfast to Hannah Burns the Widow

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