Information about Russaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Russaun
Irish Form of Name:
Rosán
Translation:
underwood
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Russaun
Rosán
Rasán
Rusán
Russaun By. Surveyors Sketch Map
Rusaun Engraved County Map
Russane Lord Gorts Agent – Mr. Slator
Russane Mr. John Bell, By. Constable
Rossan Printed Townland List
Russaun Rev. John Ford, P.P.
Description:
Proprietor Richard Gregory,Esq., Coole, Post Town Gort – E. L. Hunt, Esq., Agent. Ballynamantin Cottage, Post Town Gort. Middleman Captain Thomas Lahiff who holds the whole townland; and stocked with cattle, County Cess 3/1 per acre ; Tithe 1/6. The cultivated part of this townland produces wheat, oats and potatoes. Some fir planting here. Russaun House, offices, garden and orchard in this townland. Fuel scarce. Lougheg in this townland, Loughnanieve and Lough Cooter on the boundary of this townland. Trout, Pike and Eel in these Lakes. Tarry river and Beagh river bounds this townland. Trout in this river. 2 forts here.
Situation:
In the West of the parish of Kilbeakanty, Barony of Kiltartan and County Galway, North of Beagh River and East and West of a road, North of Lough Cooter.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
236 0 25
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
136 17 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
21 6 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
147 9 8
Heads of housholds living in the townland at this time:

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
Russaun is a townland.
Other placesnames in this townland:
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Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
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Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
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Russaun
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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Russaun
Information from the Down Survey Website.
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The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
Down Survey Website
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Information from Google Maps.
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You can use this link to find this townland on Google Maps.
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

Neighbouring Townlands

List of townlands that share a border with this townland:
This is a list of townlands that share a border with this townland.

Population and Census Information

People who lived here:
You can retrieve a list of people who lived in this townland from 1827 to 1911. This list is compiled from the following resources.
  • The Tithe Applotment Books
  • Griffith's Valuation
  • 1901 Census
  • 1911 Census
List of nineteenth century and early twentieth century inhabitants of this townland.
Church records of births, deaths and marriages:
Church records of births, deaths and marriages are available online at http://www.rootsireland.ie. To search these records you will need to know the 'church parish' rather than the 'civil parish'. (The civil parish is the pre-reformation parish and was frequently used as a unit of administration in the past.)
Russaun is in the civil parish of Kilbeacanty.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilbeacanty
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Kilbeacanty
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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