Information about Cartoon West

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Cartoon West
Irish Form of Name:
Cartún
Translation:
a cartron
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Cartún
Cortoon West
Cartoon West
Cortoon West Applotment Book
Cortoon West Boundary Surveyors Sketch
Corthune Co. Map
Description:
This townland presents nothing remarkable. The land is tillage and pasture.
Situation:
Cortoon West is situated 1 mile N. N.E. of Poulleigh village in the townland of Poulleigh, South in this parish.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Cartron is the Anglo-Irish term corresponding with Irish ceathramha, a quarter of land. See vol. i.p. 245 [reproduced below].
In many parts of Ireland the Anglo-Norman settlers introduced terms derived from their own language, and several of these are now very common as townland names. Cartron signifies a quarter, and is derived through the French quarteron from the medieval Lat. quarteronus; it was in very common use in Connaught as well as in Longford, Westmeath, and King's County; and it was applied to a parcel of land varying in amount from 60 to 160 acres. There are about 80 townlands called Cartron, chiefly in Connaught, and 60 others of whose names it forms the beginning. The terms with which it is compounded are generally Irish, such as Cartronganny near Mullingar, Cartron-gainimh, sandy cartron; Cartronnagilta in Cavan, the cartron of the reeds; Cartronrathroe in Mayo, the cartron of the red fort.

Information From Griffith's Valution

Area in Acres, Roods and Perches:
A.R.P.
44 0 30
Land value at the time in pounds, shillings and pence:
£.s.d.
15 19 0
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.
15 19 0
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:
Cartoon West is a townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS map of this area.
(Click on place name to view original map in new window.):
Ireland was first mapped in the 1840s. These original maps are available online.
(This information will display in a new window.)
Cartoon West
Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
(Click on place name to view original map in new window.)
Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
(This information will display in a new window.)
Cartoon West
Information from the Down Survey Website.
(This information will display in a new window.):
The down survey website will tell you who owned this townland in 1641 (pre Cromwell) and in 1671 (post Cromwell).
Down Survey Website
(This website will display in a new window.)
Information from Google Maps.
(This information will display in a new window.):
You can use this link to find this townland on Google Maps.
Google Maps
(This website will display in a new window.)
Information from the National Monuments Service.
(This information will display in a new window.):
You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
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.)
Cartoon West is in the civil parish of Templetogher.
Roman Catholic parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Roman Catholic parish or parishes.
  • Glenamaddy/Boyounagh
  • Williamstown
Church of Ireland parishes:
This civil parish corresponds with the following Church of Ireland parish.
  • Templetogher
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.
(This information will display in a new window.):