Information about Freaghillaun

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Freaghillaun
Irish Form of Name:
Fraoch-Oileán
Translation:
heath island
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Freaghillaun
Fraoch-Oileán
Fraoch - oileán
Freigh Island By. S. Sketch Map
Description:
The property of Thos. B. Martin Esq. of Ballinahinch Castle.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
39 0 17
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
18 12 4
Building value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
0 0 0
Total value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
18 12 4
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:
Freaghillaun is a townland.

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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Freaghillaun
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Freaghillaun
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.
Google Maps
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Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service

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.)
Freaghillaun is in the civil parish of Moyrus.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Carna
  • Roundstone
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Roundstone, Moyrus and Beauchamp
In general, the civil parish and the Church of Ireland parish are the same, but, this is not always the case.

Information From The Landed Estates Database

Information from the Landed Estates Database.
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The following is a list of those houses in this townland which are discussed in the Landed Estates Database.

Other Sources

Information from the Logainm database.
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