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CHAPTER SEVEN

Miscellaneous Documents Pertaining to the Townland of Carnaveagh,

 County Monaghan, Ireland

(Part II)

     Two documents are included in this chapter.  Each will be described individually with question  marks indicating letters or words that could not be read due to the quality of the original document.   Once again I have noted original document pagination in brackets as it occurs.   Image copies of the original documents conclude this chapter.

 Explanation of symbols used - (Depending upon which Web browser the viewer uses, the symbols for shilling and pence may not be viewed as intended;   instead they will appear as a 'question mark.')

                                                 Acres                  a

                                                 Rood                   r

                                                 Perches/poles     p 

                                                 Pound                 £

                                                 Shilling               

                                                 Pence                 

 

Document 1:

The original document measures 8 ½" wide by 7 ½" long, and is of faded blue color with what appears to be multiple white, possibly from loss of the blue color pigment,  “splatters” present across the face of the page.  The handwriting, in ink, is extremely clear, and is on only one side of the paper.  The only apparent watermarks on the paper are eight vertical lines at one-inch intervals.

 

Survey’d in the Townland of Carnaveagh for –

H. T. Breake (sic) Esqr. the following holdings in the Occupation of

The aftermentioned persons, at  25 / 0    p acre  Decer. 1850-fifty

______________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                         a      r      p                  £         

 

1.  Patrick Graham        Exclusive of new pass               10 „  3 „ 23     Amt.     13 „12 „ 4

2.  Jane Gilliland            d o    "        "        "                    3  „  1 „  7                    4 „  2  „ 4

3.  Michael McMahon     arable                                   9 „  3 „ 37                  12 „  9 „ 6½ 

                                          Total Amount                         24 „ 0 „ 27      Amt.    30 „  4 „ 2½ 

                                                                                                         John Clegg

  

                                                                                     a        r       p                  £        

   1.  Patrick Graham-Bog inform? Occupation           0  „    1  „  30   Amt.    0 „  10   „ 11 

    2.  Jane Gilliland – Bog       "            "                          „        „  20               0 „    3   „ 1½

    3.  Michael McMahon - Bog "          "                        „        „  19               0 „    2  „11 1/2

                                          Total Amount of Bog          0  „    2  „  29   Amt.    0 „  17  „   0

 27th Decer.  1850   John Clegg

 

Document 2:

     The original document measures 8Ό" wide by 9Ό" long.  It is of faded blue color with what appears to be multiple white, possibly from loss of the blue color pigment, “splatters” present across the face of the page.  The handwriting, predominately in ink, is clearly legible, and appears on both sides of the document. (In the main body of the survey there are minimal pencil notations.  These have been rendered in “red” type within the manuscript.)  On the reverse side of the document the two examples of handwriting are extremely small and only an apparent postscript can be made out. (“P.S. Please excuse heast.” [sic] )  The only apparent watermarks on the paper are seven vertical lines at one-inch intervals, as well as a 2½" wide by 3Ύ" long oval circumscribing what appears to be a female figure. Resting on her left shoulder is a long staff; in her right hand she holds a tri-shaped object; against her left hip rests what might appear as a shield; beneath the figure, yet within the oval, appears to be a wave of water.   Appearing on top of the oval is a crown, 2" wide by 1½" long.  (A tracing of the last mentioned watermark follows):

 

      Further research indicates the previous watermark is similar to that made at Catteshall Mill, Goldalming, Surrey, by W & T Chandler and Thomas Sweetapple:1

 

Part of the Townland of Carnaveagh the Property

Of Messieurs James & H. T. Breakey- 1853 –

 

Nos.     Persons Names             Survey         Rate        Amount      Rate          Amount

                                                                      p acre                        p acre

                                                 a     r    p          ∂   £ √  ∂        £ √  ∂

1          Wm. Cunningham       65„0„  6        11/6        37„ 7„11          4/8        15„ 3„ 6  

2           Patrick Grimes           10„3„33         25/0       13„ 3„11          4/8          2„10„3

3           Michael McMahon      9„3„37         25/0       12„  9„ 6          4/8          2„  6„7

4           Jane Gilliland              3„1„  7          25/0        4„  2„  4          4/8           „15„ 4½

5           James Breakey          13„0„ 33         14/6        9„ 11„ 5          4/8         3 „ 1 „ 7 

6             d o       d o                 3„2„ 27         25/0        4„11„ 8½        4/8            „17 „1½

                                            __________                  __________                     _________

Survey and Amount             106„ 0„23           „         £ 81„16„9½         „         £ 24„14„ 5

                                                                                                                             7„0„8

51    24 –1                                  7-0-8

52                                                            3-10-4

38

  89 

                   Dear Sir:

                                                         I enclose you the survey,  acreable rate and

                 valuation of each holding in the Townland of Carnaveagh which

                 is in the Occupation of your Brother & others,  also the head rent

                --acreable valuation and amount—if I have done anything—

                wrong please put me, right--, when I hear from you.  I will

                be ready to  put the Map to a Deed of Partition between your

                Brother & yourself—

                                                           I am Dear Sir

                                                                        your most ob?  svt  &  &

                                                                                John Clegg

H. T. Breakey, Esqr.

Diamond

       Monaghan

 

Document1.

Document 2.

 


 

1 Crocker, Alan. (1998, January). British Paper Mills: Catteshall Mill, Goldalming, Surrey, part 1: Hand-made paper.  The Quarterly, 25. London, Great Britain: British Association of Paper Historians.