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Documented Dates of Residence

    For the purpose of documentation in this directory, the following methods of annotating sources will be used, unless otherwise individually listed or the source was not noted in my files:

1.      PRONI: records from the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland

2.      IGVI: the index to Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland, 1848 – 1864, found on Broderbund CD # 188

    Early on in my research I did not have a clear picture of what ‘townlands’ encompassed, and David McElroy kindly explained:  “Townlands are the smallest unit, something like your township only a lot smaller ~ say maybe 50 – 1500 acres where your townships are about 6000 acres.  A collection of townlands are [sic] grouped to make up a parish that might be nearer to size of your township.  A group of parishes make up a Barony – which belongs to [the] old clan system – more like a feudal system of people being given a barony for services rendered – about 8 or 10 baronies make up one of our counties.  It’s a hard thing to explain to Americans because an average townland here, say 360 acres, would support 5 – 10 families (McElroy to author, 11 May 1980).  Further, as Mr. McElroy explained:  “Townlands were often given as part of a wedding dowry (McElroy to author, 11 May 1980), and usually a family did stay in one particular townland, the family gradually [becoming] closely identified with that townland (McElroy to author, 14 July 1982).

    Family tradition had been that our Breakey family came from the townland of Lismagonway in County Monaghan.   Although we had no information beyond my great grandfather, the townland name always fascinated me and its recall stood me in good stead when I began the search for my ancestors.  Based upon my good fortune in searching my lineage, as well as Mr. McElroy’s comments, I have chosen to alphabetize this section of the directory by townland.

    In conclusion, a word of explanation:  in the ‘annotations’ column the reader may note an entry that states ~ Dated 1860. Not in Tithe Book.  At other times the entry may read ~ Dated 1858; also in Tithes 1829.  As Mr. McElroy explained (McElroy to author, 14 July 1982): “If a family is not in the Evaluation book or in Tithes, then usually they have left the county; if in Tithes and not Evaluation, it usually means they left the Parish; if only in Evaluation book, it means they did not use the land for produce as tithes was passed on produce, or they did not live in the area in 1830; if in both Evaluation and Tithes books, it means they paid tithe to the church in 1820 – 1830 and still resided in the Parish in 1850 –1860.”

    For further clarification of the Tithe Applotment Books,  see:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~tyrone/parishes/tithe-applotment/

    For further clarification of Griffith's Valuation, see: 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~irlker/griffexp.html#tithe

    For an explanation of the Irish acre, rood, and perch, see:

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/dictI.html 

                                                                        Marilyn J. Breakey

         

Name

Townland or Town

Parish

County

Annotations

Breakey, Widow 

 

Aghabog

Monaghan

From the Flax Growers Bounty List, 1796.  Taken from Broderbund CD #271. (Ferguson to author 13 Nov 1999).

Breakey, Andrew

 

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

From the Flax Growers Bounty List, 1796. Taken from Broderbund CD #271. (Ferguson to author, 13 Nov. 1999).

Breakey, Isaiah

 

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

From the Flax Growers Bounty List, 1796.  Taken from Broderbund CD # 271. (Ferguson to author, 13 Nov. 1999).

Breakey, John

 

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

From the Flax Growers Bounty List, 1796. Taken from Broderbund CD #271. (Ferguson to author 13 Nov 1999).

Breakey, William

 

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

From the Flax Growers Bounty List, 1796. Taken from Broderbund CD #271. (Ferguson to author 13 Nov 1999).

Breakey, William

 

Currin

Monaghan

From the Flax Growers Bounty List, 1796.  Taken from Broderbund CD #271. (Ferguson to author 13 Nov 1999).

Breaky, John

 

Kells

Meath

June 1803 Census for Kells Town: Breaky, John; wife Ann; children James and William over 10; Eliz., John Richard, Jane under 10. (Ferguson to author, 11 Nov 1999).

Breakey, Rev. Andrew

 

Killyleagh

Down

IGVI

Breakey, James

 

Tullycorbet

Monaghan

From the Flax Growers Bounty List, 1796. Taken from Broderbund CD #271. (Ferguson to author, 13 Nov 1999).

Breakey, William

 

Tullycorbet

Monaghan

From the Flax Growers Bounty List, 1796. Taken from Broderbund CD #271. (Ferguson to author 13 Nov 1999).

Breaky, John

Balladian

Ballybay

Monaghan

Dated 1861; also in Tithes 1829. Leased from Emily Leslie. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breaky, Samuel

Balladian

Ballybay

Monaghan

Dated 1861; also in Tithes 1829.  Leased from Emily Leslie. 40A,2R,30P. £27.0.0. House £5.0.0. Total £32.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, John 

Balladian

Ballybay

Monaghan

Dated 1861; also in tithes 1829. Leased from Emily Leslie 30A,3R,10P. £24.15.0. House £3.5.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, William

Balladian

Ballybay

Monaghan

Per Dr. E. P. and Nettie Breakey:  William Breakey of Balladian is listed as an Elder and a member of the Session for the years 1853 and 1837.  “The Session Book of the First Presbyterian Congregation of Ballybay is in the Library of the Presbyterian Historical Society, Church House, Fisherwick Place, Belfast, North (sic) Ireland”

Breakey, Margt. J. 

 Ballybay

Main St. 

Ballybay

Monaghan

Dated 1861. Also in tithes 1829. Leased from Robert Rowan. 0A,1R,30P. £1.15.0. House £22.5.0. Total £24.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakley, John

Ballygawley

Errigal Keerogue

Tyrone

IGVI

Breakey, Peter

Ballynaskeagh

Aghaderg

Down

IGVI

Breakey, Rev. William

Ballyvally

Seapatrick

Down

IGVI

Breaky, John

Burren

Clonallan

Down

IGVI

Breakey, James

Carnaveagh

Aghnamullen 

Monaghan

IGVI

Breakey, James

Carnaveagh

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Son of James Breakey of Cormeen.  See manuscript Humphry Thomson Breakey, County Monaghan, Descendant of James Breakey of Cormeen by Marilyn J. Breakey.

Breakey, William

Carrickneveagh

Aghnamullen??

Monaghan

A memorial of a deed of lease bearing the date 18 July 1767 between Rev. Robert Smith of Dillon Barony of Lakale, Co. Down, and William Breakey Junr. of Lisgillan, Co. Monaghan, whereby William Breakey leased the lower half Tate* (*townland) of Carrickneveagh. (PRONI document requested by Dr. E. P. Breakey on 10 May 1968). Author’s note: Carrickneveagh cannot be found in the General Alphabetical Index to the Townland and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland-Based on the Census of Ireland for the Year 1851: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc., Baltimore, 1984.  Further research via The “IreAtlas Townland Database” at web site www.seanruad. com elicits no townland by this name.  Further, see manuscript Humphry Thomson Breakey, County Monaghan, Descendant of James Breakey of Cormeen by Marilyn J. Breakey.

Breaky, Jane

Clonrye

Drummully

Monaghan

IGVI

Breakey, John

Corduffles

Aghabog

or

Magheross

Monaghan

Indenture dated 28 Dec 1807 between Wm. Verner, Church-Hill and John Breakey for 14A, 2R,4P Irish Plantation Measure in the townland of Corduffles for the yearly rent of 26£ 2 shillings 10 pence as of 28 Dec 1807. (PRONI Document D236/175.) Authors note: Corduffles cannot be found in the General Alphabetical Index to the Townland and Towns, Parishes & Baronies of Ireland-Based on the Census of Ireland for the Year 1851: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. Baltimore, 1984, p.303.  A townland of Corduff does exist in the parishes of Aghabog & Magheross. Corduffles could not be found either in the  “IreAtlas Townland Database” at web site http://www. seanruad.com

Breakey, James

Cormeen

Aghnamullen 

or Currin

or Monaghan

Monaghan

Was given the townland of Cormeen as a wedding portion (Memoirs of Thomas C. Breakey of Drumskelt). Possibly lived in this townland from 1802 until his death in 1835(according to the Memoirs.) Also, see manuscript Humphry Thomson Breakey, County Monaghan, Descendant of James Breakey of Cormeen by Marilyn J. Breakey.

Breakey, James

Cornanure

Tullycorbet

Monaghan

Dated 1860. Not in Tithe Book. Leased from John McBirney.  1A,0R,15P. £0.15.0. House £1.10.0. Also leased from Thomas Ellis. 36A,2R,30P. £23.10.0. House £2.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breaky, Andrew

Corrinary

Currin

Monaghan

Dated 1858. Not in Tithe Book. Leased from [not stated] 19A,2R,18P. £13.15.0. House £1.0.0. And: oA,2R,21P. £0.5.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, Andrew

Corryhagan

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Indenture dated 8 May 1820 between Wm. Verner of Church-Hill, Co. Armagh, and Andrew Breakey for 9 acres 1 rood 38 perch in the townland of Corryhagan for the yearly rent of 19£ 18 shillings 6 pence as of 1 Nov 1817. (PRONI Document D236/308.

Breakey, James

Corryhagen

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Indendure dated 18 Jan 1812 between Wm. Verner of church-Hill, Co. Armagh and James Breakey in the townland of Corryhagen for 6 acres 10 perch, Irish Plantation Measure, for the yearly rent of 13£ 8 pence as of 1 Nov 1811. (PRONI Document: D236/223)

Breakey, William

Breakey, Isabella

& Diamond, Phillip

Corryhagen

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Indenture dated 18 Jan 1812 between Wm. Verner of Church-Hill, Co. Armagh, and William & Isabella Breakey, & Phillip Diamond in the townland of Corryhagan for 20 acres 0 rood, 26 perch, Irish Plantation Measure at the yearly rent of 43£ 7 shillings as of 1 Nov 1811. (PRONI Document: D236/226)

Breakey, David 

Derrykinard

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Lord Cremorne. Herds, house & land 22A,1R,22P. £1.15.o. House £0.10.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Brakey, John

Derrylosset

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Wm. Stanley. 36A,2R,17P. £27.15.0. House £1.15.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Brakey, James

Derrylosset

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Wm. Stanley. 24A,3R,37P. £16.15.0. House £1.5.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Brakey, Andrew

Descart

Aghabog

Monaghan

Dated 1860. Not in Tithe Book. Leased from Charles Boyle. 20A,2R,15P. £13.10.0. House £1.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, Margaret

Dock Townparks

Bentinck Street

Shankill

Antrim

IGVI

Breaky, Robert L

Dorset St. Upper

St. Marys

Dublin

IGVI

Brakey, Eliza

Drumanny

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Lord Cremorne. 8A,0R,29P. £4.10.0. House £0.10.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, David

Drummullan

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Lord Cremorne. 27A,1R,13P. £18.10.0. House £1.10.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, Charles

Drumrooghill

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Thomas Brunker. 16A,1R,6P. £12.0.0. House £1.10.0. Also  caretakers house and land leased from Thomas Brunker 14A,3R,3P. £9.10.0. House £0.10.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey jr., John

Drumrooghill

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Thomas Brunker. 1A,3R,0P. £1.5.0. Also: 13A,1R,0P. £1.5.0. House £1.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, William

Drumrooghill

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Thomas Brunker. 20A,1R,5P. £14.0.0. House £1.0.0. Also: 7A,2R,17P. £5.5.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, John

Drumrooghill

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858;also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Thomas Brunker. 7A,2R,17P. £5.5.0. House £1.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, John

Drumskelt

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithes 1829.  Leased from Andrew Alan Murray Ker. 58A, 0R, 38P: £45.0.0. House £6.0.0. Total: £51.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, William

Drumskelt

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Many extant charts in circulation based on The Memoirs of Thomas C. Breakey of Drumskelt House.

Breakey, John

Dunleer

Town of Dunleer,

Main Street

Dunleer

Louth

IGVI

Breaky, William

Dunmaurice

Ballybay

Monaghan

Dated 1861; also in Tithes 1829. Leased from Emily Leslie. 39A,2R,0P.£30.0.0. House £4.0.0. Also 5A,1R,0P. £2.0.0. Total value £36.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breaky, John

 

Clones

Monaghan

Dated 1860. Not in Tithe Book. Leased from John Jackson. 6A,2R,20P. £5.0.0. House £0.15.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Brakey, Samuel

Kilmore East

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from John Stukeyleane & Co. 18A,1R,32P. £13.15.0. House £1.5.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Brakey, William

Kilmore East

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Wm. Stanley. 13A,0R,25P. £9.10.0. House £1.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Brakey, John

Kilmore East

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Wm. Stanley. 11A,1R,16P. £3.5.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breaky, Isaiah

Laragh

Ballybay

Monaghan

Dated 1861; also in Tithes 1829. Leased from John McCahera. House £0.5.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, William

Lisgillan

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Many extant charts in circulation based on The Memoirs of Thomas C. Breakey of Drumskelt House.

Breaky, Jane

Lislea

Currin

Monaghan

Dated 1858.  Not in Tithe book. Leased from Mrs. Mears.  24A,2R,30P. £13.15.0. House £3.0.0. Total £16.15.0.(McElroy to author, 1980).

Brakey, Isaiah

Lismagonway

Aghabog

Monaghan

Dated 1860. Not in Tithe Book. Leased from Thomas McCullagh. 4A,2R,32P. £13.0.0. Also: 10A,0R,29P. £4.10.0. House £2.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, Rev. William

Lisnagarvy

T/Lisburn

Railway Street

Blaris

Antrim

IGVI

Brakey, Isaiah

Lisnaseane

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Lord Cremorne. 12A,1R,17P. £8.15.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Brakey, David

Lisnaseane

Ematris

Monaghan

Dated1858; also in Tithe Book of 1830. Leased from Lord Cremorne.  9A,0R,37P. £6.15.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, James  & Breakey, Sarah

Moninton

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Indenture dated 28 Dec 1807 between Wm. Verner of Church-Hill, Co. Armagh, and James & Sarah Breakey for 9 acres, 26 perch, Irish Plantation Measure, in the townland of Moninton. Yearly rent at 15 £ 12 shillings 7 pence for the life of Prince of Wales + 21 years from 1 Nov 1802. The cover of the document further states: This holding leased to Hugh Power on 3 June 1812 from 1 Nov 1802 at the above rent.  Further, it states: Expired 1807. (PRONI Document D236/189)

Breakey, Richard

Mullacurry

Dromin

Louth

IGVI

Breakey, Andrew

Mullangore

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithes 1829. Leased from Sir Wm. Verner. 12A, 0R,10P. £9.0.0. House £1.0.0.  Total: £10.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, Isaiah

Mullangore

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Dated 1858; also in Tithes 1829.  Leased from Sir Wm. Verner. 25A,0R,3P. £20.10.0. House £1.0.0. Total: £21.0.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, Andrew

Mullanagore

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Admitted as member in Derryvalley Congregation of the Presbyterian Church, Ballybay: 11 October 1840 (per Dr. E. P. Breakey)

Breakey, William

Mullanagore

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Admitted as a member in Derryvalley Congregation of the Presbyterian Church, Ballybay: 11 October 1840 (per Dr E. P. Breakey)

Breakey, Mary Ann

Mullanagore

Aghnamullen

Monaghan

Admitted as member in Derryvalley congregation of the Presbyterian Church, Ballybay: 20 April 1845 (per Dr. E. P. Breakey)

Breaky, Mrs.

Rosslea

Clones

Fermanagh

IGVI

Breaky, Robert L

Rotundo Ward

Dorset St. Upper

Dublin City

Dublin

IGVI

Breaky, James

St. George’s Ward Townparks

Leed’s Street

Shankill

Antrim

IGVI

Breakey, Humphrey

Tirkeenan

Monaghan

Monaghan

IGVI

Breakey, James

Town of Ballinasloe, Society St.

Kilcloony

Galway

IGVI

Breakey, Margt. J.

Town of Ballybay

Main Street

Ballybay

Monaghan

Dated 1861; also in Tithes 1829. Leased from Robert Rowan. (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breaky, Humphrey

Roosky

'The Diamond'  Town of Monaghan

Monaghan

Monaghan

Dated 1860. Also in Tithe Book of 1826. Leased from James M. Ross. House £42.0.0.  (McElroy to author, 1980).

Breakey, William

Town Parks

T/Dundalk

Nicholas Street

Dundalk

Louth

IGVI

Breakey, Isaiah

Tullyard

Donagh

Monaghan

Dated 1860; also in Tithe Book of 1826. Leased from Matthew J. Anketell.  8A,1R,30P. £5.15.0. House  £1.5.0. (McElroy to author, 1980).