Information about Roxborough

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Roxborough
Irish Form of Name:
Creag a' Róiste
Translation:
Roche’s Rock
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Roxborough
Creag a' Róiste
Roxboro
Roxboro Boundary Sketch Map
Roxborough County Map
Roxboro Demesne Grand Jury Presentment
Roxborough Grand Jury Presentment
Roxboro The Steward of Mr. Persse of Roxboro
Comment:
The Irish name signifies Roche’s Rock
Description:
This is an irregularly formed townland, the whole of which forms a part of the Demesne of Roxboro, a considerable portion of this townland is plantation, the remainder being chiefly pasture of a very good description. The only remarkable objects in it are the ruins of an old Corn Mill, 2 Danish Forts and 2 Lime Stone Quarries and the Roxboro House. Proprietor Dudley Persse, Esq., of Roxboro.
Situation:
Lies N. of the centre of the parish and in the Barony of Loughrea. It is bounded by the townlands Ballygunneen, Ballymullen and Caherlinny in this parish, Ferny Park and Isserkelly N. in that of Isserkelly, Poulnasunnagh and Ballyshea in this parish and by Eskershanore, Deer Park and Lackabaun in the parish of Hilshurst.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
392 0 19
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
238 19 2
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
134 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
304 17 2
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:
Roxborough 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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Roxborough
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Roxborough
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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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.)
Roxborough is in the civil parish of Killinan.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Kilchreest
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Killinan
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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