For some strange reason, the Civil Parish of Duagh is not included in the National Archives of Ireland Tithe Applotment listing. Tom Pius Moloney, a native of Kilmorna has painstakingly and accurately reproduced a copy. It is titled ‘Valuation and assessment of all the farms in the parish of Duagh by John Church and Thomas Fitzmaurice Esq. commissioners appointed under the Tithe Composition Act in August 1824.
The following is the summary page and shows all the well known (if not well loved!) landlords of this part of North Kerry: Locke, Bateman, Hareng, Sir John Benn Walsh, Fitzmaurice, Lord Southwell, Colonel Burke and the Earl of Listowel If any of my readers would like me to look up a name, please email me..
Tom Moloney updated the figures here on 18th Aug 2015: Here follows a summary of the tithes for Duagh parish in 1824. For each landlord the total area (Acres, Rods, Perches) and the total Tithe (Pounds, Shillings, Pence) is given. The final column (not in the original document) gives the average rate (pence per acre).
|1824 Tithe Summary||Total Area||Total Tithe||Rate|
|Earl of Listowel||3415||1||13||97||14||4||6.87|
|Sir J. Walsh||515||2||13||16||5||9.5||7.58|
|old glebe in Springmount||17||1||36|
|new glebe in Inchmagulregh||25||1||35|
The lands were valued again in 1837 and the summary is as follows:
|1837 Tithe Summary||Total Area||Total Tithe||Rate|
|Sir John Walsh||876||3||5||16||14||4||4.58|
|Earl of Listowel (Islandanny)||2264||2||27||26||8||5||2.80|
|Earl of Listowel||3323||1||35||69||14||0||5.03|
Observation: As can be seen the total acreage surveyed in 1824 was only 11,953 acres. The 1837 figure is similar to that which Griffith calculated. How should we explain the approximately 8,000 acres unaccounted for in 1824? In fact if we look at various particular figures, it becomes clear that the figures for 1824 are plantation or Irish acres whereas those for 1837 are the usual statute acres. We need not concern ourselves here with the relation between Irish and statute acres except to note that 121 Irish acres is equal to 196 statute acres. Therefore to convert from Irish acres to statute, we simply multiply by 196 and divide by 121. If we do that for the 1824 total we get 11953´196/121 = 19361. This is close enough to the 1837 figure. The reader may perform similar calculations on the totals for the individual landlords and see how much variation there is.